Welcome our new Violin Teacher!
Judy Anderson is our new violin teacher at The Conservatory.
Objectives and Policies for Vocal
Music lessons should enable students to grow, explore,
experiment, expand and refine their musical abilities. However, progress
in anything is directly related to motivation and practice, practice,
The following guidelines are suggested as a program
for advancement in vocal studies:
Beginning singers: 20-30 minutes a day, 5 days a week
Intermediate: 30-40 minutes a day, 5-6 days a week
Advanced: at least 60 minutes a day, 6-7 days a week
Vocal students should be particularly aware of vocal
habits and care of the vocal instrument. Strain and pain should never
be a part of a vocal work out. Always try to use perfect form and techniques
on vocal exercises. Remember that you can damage your vocal instrument
beyond repair with sustained improper use.
Care of the Vocal Instrument
Unlike other instruments that you can have tuned
or repaired when they don't sound right, the vocal instrument's sound
is directly related to the health and well being of the vocalist (that's
you!). So, take good care of yourself. Get plenty of sleep, drink a
lot of water, exercise regularly, eat right, avoid tobacco and anything
that burns and causes smoke, and avoid exessive alcohol consumption
(especially before singing). It is also a good idea to avoid screaming
and yelling, as these actions tend to damage the vocal chords over time.
Students must bring the following items to lessons
A blank tape
Completed practice log
Practice plans from previous week
Sheet music (if applicable)
Lisa Nelson Vocal Studies Instructor
For more information about the Astoria Conservatory of Music and to schedule lessons please contact: