Singing and Voice Lessons in Northern Virginia - Vocal Health Workshops
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Care and Training of the Voice:

The human voice is an extremely delicate instrument and must be guided with care by a person trained in its nuances and subtleties. Only through consistent and vigilant training with experienced direction can the voice grow in range, color, quality and volume over a period of months and years.

It is very important that each student be regular in his/her attendance. Consistency is a vital part of progress made by the student.

Practice is also an important part of vocal development. Two or three, five to ten minute periods a day for beginning students, is recommended.

Vocal Abuse - What is it?
  • Coughing
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Excessive throat clearing
  • Exposure to smoke and dust
  • Yelling and screaming
  • Attempts at singing above one's natural limits
  • Forcing the voice to produce unusual sounds
  • Inappropriate pitch level
  • Continuous talking
  • Excessive laughing or crying
  • Talking loudly over background noise
  • Phonation when laryngeal infection is present

Attendance Policy:

The time you are given is your time slot. Exceptions are for hazardous road conditions. You may however trade times with another student. There will be lessons on all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

The student will have 48 weeks of lessons per year and the four remaining weeks will be vacation time for the teacher. Christmas and Easter weeks will be vacation for the teacher as well as two other weeks of her choice. Any other weeks taken will be deducted from the student's bill.