Voice Lessons

Ages: 11yrs - adult
Duration: 1hr

“When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.”  

— Monserrat Caballé

Singing opens the heart, tunes the soul, and brings deep joy and confidence to both singer and listener. Lessons are highly tailored to each student’s passions and vocal needs, open to young and old, amateur and seasoned singers alike.

Wildwood is proud to utilize the Heart-Based Singing approach to vocal technique, developed by Juilliard-trained soprano and Music Academy of the West emerita, Agatha Carubia:

“The presentation of HBS is foundational and straightforward, making it accessible for amateur and professional singers alike.

This fun and beautiful approach is rooted in science and anatomy, while taking into consideration natural energy patterns and flow.

Freedom and its complement of stability within the body are explored and brought into consciousness.”

Lessons focus on repertoire-building; healthy, vocal technique; diction; expression and communication; performance; and exposure to a variety of musical styles, genres, and languages.

 

Young Singer Lessons

Ages: 9yrs - 10yrs
Duration: 45min

“It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes, and leap!”

— Elphaba (Wicked)

Singing connects us to our heart and brings deep joy and confidence to both singer and listener. Wildwood is proud to utilized the Heart-Based Singing approach to vocal technique, developed by Juilliard-trained soprano and Music Academy of the West emerita, Agatha Carubia.

As the voice is a muscle, it must be treated with care, particularly during youth. For this reason, lessons for preteens focus on fundamental, gentle, vocal technique that sets a solid groundwork for a healthy, natural voice, and the advanced vocal technique and musical demands of teen, adult, and professional singing.

In addition, early vocal training teaches musical and linguistic structure, a musical ear, connects the brain to vocal production, and fosters self-expression and self-confidence.

With vocal health in mind, repertoire is carefully chosen by student and teacher for joy, skill-building, and exposure to various musical styles. Common repertoire includes classic Disney, folksongs, beginner musical theater, and beginner foreign-language songs.

 

Little Singer Lessons

Ages: 6yrs - 8yrs
Duration: 30min

“My heart is like a singing bird.”

— Christina Rossetti

For the child who already sings morning to night, Wildwood is happy to offer Little Singer Lessons.

With vocal health in mind, repertoire is carefully chosen by student and teacher for joy and music skill-building. Common repertoire includes children’s melodies, classic Disney, folksongs, game songs, and simple foreign-language songs.

Just like the rest of the body, the voice is a muscle, so it’s important to treat it with care especially during youth. For this reason, lessons for children focus on fundamental, gentle, principles of singing including breathing, posture, and pitch. These fundamentals set a solid groundwork for a healthy, natural voice.

In addition, early vocal training teaches musical and linguistic structure that aligns with and reinforces a child’s growing language and reading skills. It also trains a musical ear, connects the brain to vocal production, and reinforces self-trust and confidence.