VALAURA ARNOLD VOCAL STUDIO LOCATED AT 2864 WEST 12825 SOUTH
Lessons are offered in semesters:
SPRING: January - May
SUMMER: June – August
FALL : September – December
winter and Spring Semesters: Length of Lessons – Lessons are 1⁄2 hour weekly. Please be punctual as lessons will end promptly at the designated time so the next student’s lessons may begin. Please come into the studio and have a seat so that I know you have arrived.
Tuition – FALL $500 SPRING $625 or can be paid monthly $125 This tuition provides 4 half hour lessons per month or 3 half hour lessons and one master class or recital. This is a monthly price and is not pro-rated in any way. Due to holidays and conflicts some months may have 5 lessons and some may have 3 but there will be a total of 4 encounters applied to each month. payment is due at the first lesson of the month. Payments after the 10th will be assessed a $10 fee.
Summer semester: Students sign up for 8 half hour lessons or 4 one hour lessons or any combination therein.
Tuition:$350 for 8 lessons and 5 performance options.
ALL Semesters: Make Up Lessons –If you need to reschedule you will need to contact another member of the studio and trade lesson times. Contact information for each students is available on the blog calendar. Once you have traded lesson times please text me so I am aware of the exchange. If I must cancel for any reason I will make arrangements for lessons. Make up lessons are generally held during the 5th weekof the month and may not actually fall during the month in which the lesson was missed but will occur during the semester
Calendar –You will need to check the Website calendar weekly for any updates and changes.
Master Class – provides wonderful instruction as well as an opportunity to perform and develop better stage presence. Master class will be held once every 1-2 months. These will be held in my home or another location. There will be no make up lessons offered for missing master class.
Other performances - Performing often will also encourage students to memorize their music more quickly as well as help them become more comfortable in front of an audience. I will provide opportunities for students to sing at retirement homes and festivals. It is completely optional for students to participate. There is no additional fee or cost for these concerts.
Recital – We will have one recital in the Spring and Fall. These are generally held at a public recital hall and I strongly encourage all students to participate. These are open to all family and friends.
Practicing - I cannot stress enough the importance of the warm-ups that will be recorded at each lesson. Please practice them everyday, more than once if you can. You will see much more rapid advancement if you do. Students should allocate 1⁄2 hr to vocal practice daily, increasing to 1 hour as their ability progresses. Practicing also includes listening to the songs, Breathing Exercises, memorization, translations (for foreign language songs) and, of course, vocalizing. Students should never continue vocalizing when their voice is tired, but instead focus on the other aspects of practice.