Age to Start
Kids love to sing, and we love to hear their little voices! Vocal instruction via ensembles, such as the Treble Maker Show Choir (below), can help young kids with different singing aspects such as note reading, basic theory, breathing techniques, and ear training. That being said, most vocal instructors recommend that students wait to begin serious vocal training until they are 12 years old. Manipulating the voice in students younger than this age range runs a risk of damaging the vocal chords while they are still developing. Once a student has reached maturity, they can safely begin working on vocal techniques to increase range and projection.
Soprano, contra-alto, alto, tenor, baritone or bass voice lessons with Harris are suitable for singers of a variety of ages and experience levels. Our vocal instruction emphasizes the development of proper vocal technique to protect the voice, improve sound production and gain confidence for personal enjoyment and/or public performance. Vocal students learn basic posture, breathing and diction, with emphasis on stage etiquette, poise and presence.
For those young students who feel the urge to “sing their song”, we recommend joining a group vocal class, such as our Treble Maker Show Choirs, where they can receive vocal instruction in a safe environment. Older students who wish to develop their voices are encouraged to try private lessons or attend a group vocal class.
Group Vocal Class: Treble Maker Show Choir
A unique choral experience with choreography! Designed to introduce kids to vocal technique without harming their growing vocal chords, this class offers a fun and educational introduction to group vocal ensembles. Students will acquire necessary skills to become proficient in note-reading, sight-reading, singing technique and performance skills. They will also learn intonation and how to blend in a group, all while singing fun, upbeat selections. New students may join anytime. Ages 7-12.
Thursdays 5:05-5:55 p.m.