“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
Arts Detroit focuses on classical voice instruction and specialises in singing for musical theatre performers. We teach in the bel canto school, which means ‘beautiful singing,’ and encourages healthy sound production, which works well for young voices.
While exceptions can be made depending on the child, we typically do not take singers younger than age 10 or 11 for private lessons (when a student’s voice begins to mature). Many teachers will not take students before the student’s voice has finished changing (yes, even girls’ voices change!), as this is a very delicate time for the developing instrument. If you choose to study with us, we will focus on enhancing the natural voice and promoting vocal health throughout the voice’s maturation. Again, adults are welcome to study with us!
During private lessons, students are encouraged to learn healthy singing habits, regardless of age, that emphasises sustaining vocal production through breath control and an understanding of the muscles of your instrument. Age-appropriate material will be studied (regarding both content and difficulty) as well as technique.
Private lesson cost*:
30 minutes/week = $270 per quarter (three $90 payments)
45 minutes/week = $405 per quarter (three $135 payments)
1 hour / week = $540 per quarter (three $180 payments)
1 hr 15 min / week = $675 per quarter (three $225 payments)
1 hr 30 minutes / week = $810 per quarter (three $270 payments)
*prices are based on signing a one year contract
Note that there is an additional charge for music fees, books and copies, supplemental material, performance opportunities, etc. Please see our payment policies for more information.
For the 2016-17 school year, our quarters are as follows (note that scheduled weeks off are not noted, but each quarter is exactly 11 weeks):
Fall Quarter: September 6 – November 21
Winter Quarter: November 28 – February 24
Spring Quarter: March 6 – May 26
Summer Quarter: June 12 – August 25
See our group instruction page.
To enroll in private lessons or a group class, please call 313-427-2490
or use the form below to contact us!
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Arts Detroit Allen Park
18614 Ecorse Road • Allen Park, MI 48101
Arts Detroit Plymouth
650 Church Street • Plymouth, MI 48170