Private Voice Lessons
Rachelle Meyer Majored in Art with a minor in Music Theory, Singing and Piano. She trained in Voice with the Portland Opera and teaches many styles including Jazz, Classical, Rock, Pop, Alternative, R&B and more. Rachelle has been a teacher of all ages and levels for over 20 years. She has taught Music & Art for preschools, grades 3-6, and tutored teens and adults at Community and Cultural Centers in Oregon. She also taught Show Choir with the Voices for the Performing Arts and acted as Artistic Director of the Dance & Art Program with the Meyer School of Fine Arts – as well as acting as Teacher, Marketing Specialist, and Backstage Manager for several private schools including Sherwood Dance Academy, Lake Oswego Dance, and several more. When she is not teaching she loves to volunteer with her husband in the Romanian Territory of their hometown in Oregon, as well as read and play with their two cats.
$50 per hour, $40 per 45 m in, $30 per ½ hour
One class each week, (4 or 5 in a month depending on number of weeks)
1 Hour, 45 min, or 30 min Sessions available
Month to Month
Mon-Fri, Please contact Instructor for available time slots
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In Private Voice Sessions (ages 9-adult) we cover warm ups to help relax the muscles and voice box. Next we use exercises tailored for each student’s voice and level; these include proper breathing to support your voice and increase volume, vowel diction and placement, pitch control and ear training. You will also discover your best voice, style, and learn how to expand your range to sing your favorite songs.
I started teaching private voice in 1986 while getting my Bachelors of Vocal Music Education degree. I graduated from ASU in 1988. I am a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
My vocal studio is mainly in my home and in the past I have also taught as an adjunct Voice Instructor at Lyon College for 3 1⁄2 years before I moved to Northeast Arkansas. In 2020 I switched to mostly virtual lessons. I have a background in, and love musical theater. I have been involved in performing as well as everything from set construction to directing the show. Also in college I performed in opera scene productions. I have sung in choirs since I was 11 years old and enjoy choral music as well.
I personally love to sing many styles old and new: Opera, Broadway, Pop, Country, Crooners, and still open to more.
Sheets Vocal Studio
I love teaching! In my studio I focus on good vocal technique that can be used to sing any style of music without harming the vocal instrument. When the voice is healthy and free, the
expressiveness and acting is easier to achieve. I work with ages 8 to 80! I do encourage a recital performance but it is not required. Every student will see progress according to how much they practice and apply the things learned. I want the teacher/student dynamic to be a good fit so I endeavor to understand each singer’s personality as well as their vocal potential. Good vocal technique fits every voice but the way I teach is personalized. I am experienced teaching beginning singers of all ages but also love working with and helping experienced singers as well.
Learning to sing beautifully without harming the voice.
Teach on Mondays and Thursdays $30/ lesson.
When a student starts lessons it is important to know WHY they want to take. They may want to……….
1. Learn to sing well by progressively building good vocal technique and confidence.
This is for the singer who has the patience to learn good vocal technique through singing exercises before applying it in a song.(#4 below is included) They will get a good foundation to sing any style of music. This would be on-going lessons
2. Work on one song for a special event performance.
This is vocal help for a specific performance. This could be a beginning singer or an experienced singer. This usually takes 2 to 6 lessons .
3. Help with specific vocal issues. This is to get help with issues such as; breath support, hoarseness, pain, expanding range, improving tone quality, gaining confidence and many more.
Lessons would continue until the issue is resolved which could be a few lessons or on-going, depending on progress.
4. To understand basic music notation, sight singing, and ear training (singing on key).
This can include help in understanding music notation, sight-reading notes and rhythms, ear training to match pitch, and more. Vocal technique or quality is not emphasized.
This would be 5 or more lessons depending on need.
Regular lessons are half an hour long unless the student wants or needs a full hour slot.
Regular lessons are $30. I do give a discount if more than one family member is taking.
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To develop individual style to reach a student’s highest potential as an artist
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