We promise to:
  • Treat everyone with care and respect while presenting challenges for individual growth
  • Create an environment where risk-taking is admired
  • Give clear instruction on how to improve your sound
  • Invite and inspire you to take ownership in your singing
  • Make singing fun
  • Continue to learn and bring exciting new ideas into the studio

Singers agree to:
  • Practice! Practice! Practice! Consistent practicing gives your body the repetition it needs to learn new skills
  • Take care of your health and wellness! YOU are your instrument!
  • Schedule and attend all sessions in a timely manner
  • Bring music/notation and SDHC card to each lesson
  • Celebrate the bumpy process of creativity and learning
  • Be good citizens of the world, treating other singers, teachers, artists and humans with respect and kindness
 
Private Instruction Session Focus
Train voice technique in music you want to sing:
o Access the free and uninhibited voice
o Balance the voice from top to bottom
o Increase efficiency for improved vocal health
o Explore the relationship between voice and breath
o Intensify your vocal flexibility & agility
o Develop your “head register”/float and incorporate lower registers
• Build the bridge of the voice; connect the full range
• Strengthen the lower register to ground the upper register
• Increase coordination in the upper register
o Add purposeful use of creak/pop and other vocal “noise”
o Discover exercises designed specifically to open a new vocabulary and facet of your training and sound ~ build on your years of performing with new ideas and reframing of concepts
o Experience new sounds in new ways! (JUST HAVE A GREAT TIME!)

Payments
Regular tuition: 3-month subscription entitles you to nine 50-minute sessions, printing/copying services, consistent updates to available studio technology, outside session time spent on research and continuing education so I can continue to learn new, awesome, exciting and wonderful things that I pass on DIRECTLY to you.
$1200/single payment
$420/month installment plan (autopay required)
For 3-month subscribers: additional drop-ins at $130/session, available on specified dates only
Drop-ins for non-subscribers at $150/session, available on specified dates only
Any unused sessions at the end of the three-month period will be forfeit.
 
Automated Online Payments: Members of the studio enjoy automated online payments.
  • Invoices are sent 10 days prior to the end of each month and are due on the 1st of the month. Payments will be charged on the first day of the month. Students will receive a receipt via email when funds have been withdrawn. Checks/Cash: When paying by check, please make it payable to Velarde Voice. In order to avoid an autopayment debit, check or cash payment is due no later than the last day of the prior month.