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In the affectionate spirit of Valentine’s Day, Nadia Smelser Vocal Studio is now offering “Partner” lessons, in addition to regular private voice lessons! Grab your sweetheart, friend or family member and take voice lessons together! It’s a great way to learn to sing, where you still get plenty of one-on-one attention, but you can split the cost and still get terrific coaching! Please email me through the Contact Nadia form on this website if you would like more information or to schedule a lesson. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Tis the Season for gift giving! I am pleased to announce that many new features are available on my website, including printable gift certificates, lessons taught through Skype, and online payment for lessons and certificates with PayPal. Please see the flyer below for more detail…
Also, my husband, Carl is a professional drummer and drum teacher, and is also offering gift certificates for lessons this time of year. Please read the flyer below for details…
I have been so busy teaching this year, I have not had time to post this certificate, which I received early in 2017 for 2016. Thank you to my wonderful voice students for sharing their terrific reviews!
As a college, high school and private voice teacher, I am always looking for resources to help my students as they move through their unique journey in learning to sing. They are already taught vocal technique, diction, acting skills, and many other needed aspects of singing, in their lessons and classes. But this book performs many other functions– it is a journal, an organizer, a motivator, a goal-setter, and so much more. The student can initiate, create, reflect and evaluate the many aspects of their experience with singing. Singer’s Notebook is a refreshing way for students to think out of the box a bit, and in many ways, deepen their experience of the benefits that singing can bring to their lives.
Journaling helps them track their practices and progress, and gives them a place to express their plans, dreams and goals. They can record their experiences, teacher feedback, and successes and challenges. It can also put them more in touch with their emotions, which is such a big part of successful singing, and a successful life.
I bought the actual book to show my students, which I personally prefer, but techno-savvy students may prefer the digital version, which they can use on their phones or other electronic devices. The digital version is also half the price of the hard copy book, and can be customized by the student.
In my opinion, whatever version is used, Singer’s Notebook encourages voice students to think creatively, positively, and actively, in ways that compliment their lessons, rehearsals and performances throughout their singing lives.
Go to the following link: http://www.bethsyverson.com/singers-notebook-ns to examine and purchase Singer’s Notebook. You’ll be glad you did!
OCC VOICE 2 CLASS NEEDS STUDENTS!
If you are looking for a great voice class where you will learn all the basics of good vocal technique, as well as learn a variety of songs and gain performing skills and experience, this is it!
For less than the price of a one-hour private voice lesson, this class provides 32 HOURS of class, small group and one-on-one instruction! It meets for 16 weeks, twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. starting next Tuesday, August 25th. If you are already enrolled in the OCC system you can SIGN UP NOW. If not, you must apply to the college first online, and then will receive a registration appointment in 3-5 days, when you can then register for the class.
In either case, go to www.orangecoastcollege.edu to get started NOW!
The class is: Music A146– Voice 2 CRN 21597
If you have any questions, please email me with the Contact Nadia button through this website.
I hope to see you there!
Come one and all to a fabulous event– J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor! I am one of five soloists joining the Long Beach Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. This will be a fantastic event. Get your tickets now, before it sells out! Go to www.LongBeachChorale.org!
NEED A LAST MINUTE GIFT? Gift certificates for voice lessons are available in any increment, and never expire. Email [email protected] for more details!
Nadia Smelser Vocal Studio invites students old and new to sing this summer in our annual SUMMER VOCAL RECITAL, August 24th, 2014 at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 2:30 p.m. (Dress rehearsal the day before, August 23rd).
If you are interested in performing, a minimum of three lessons during the summer is required to prepare your song. Most styles of singing are welcome, and an accompanist will be provided.
For further details or to register for the recital, please email me through this website.
It’s a great event every year, so come join us!