Private Voice Lessons
Afraid of high notes? Open your voice to discovery!
Whether you sing opera, classical, Broadway, jazz or pop, professional voice training is your ticket to success.
Jocelyn Kasper takes a positive approach to teaching. She encourages self-expression and enhances self-esteem in her students-singers of all ages, skill levels, and styles.
Do you like to impersonate other singers? Although that's part of the learning process, Jocelyn will help you discover your own unique sound.
Voice is fun! We recommend that you fill out our easy online Enrollment Application to get the process started. Or feel free to give us a call: 615-383-8516. Once we've received your completed application, we can schedule an initial lesson.
Sing beautifully with confidence!
Understanding the essentials of good singing builds confidence. Jocelyn emphasizes healthy posture, proper breath management, and muscular control to improve vocal tone. As you begin to master the art of singing, performing becomes more effortless and fun.
Voice students record each lesson and take notes afterwards in their Voice Journals. Progress is made with regular practice outside of lessons
Challenge your comfort zone!
Students may begin with Private or Small Group Voice Lessons*, depending on scheduling and other considerations. Make your selection when registering on our interactive Enrollment Application
GROUP VOICE LESSONS
Students are also welcome to take shared lessons with friends or family members. Small Group Voice Lessons* are for children and adults who love to sing. Ms. Kasper uses easy-to-follow instructions to help students understand singing through a process of fun, educational discovery.
- natural voice use
- healthy tone production
- the fundamentals of music
- a variety of age-appropriate songs
- poise, confidence, performance skills
- how to prepare for talent shows, auditions, church solos, etc.
While it is true that some skills take time to develop, good vocal habits can be taught at a young age. Vocal instruction should be done with special care and attention to the needs of growing voices. Ms. Kasper has extensive training and experience in guiding the adolescent male voice through its change.
At our conservatory, we love planting seeds of musical excellence and watching our talented sprouts grow.
- taken once a week
- approximately 30/45 minutes in length
- grouped according to age and level
- payable by semester based on a 30-week academic year commitment
*Small Group vs. Private Lessons
Sometimes parents wonder how Small Group Lessons can be as effective or even more so than the private lessons they are familiar with from their own childhoods.
While one-on-one instruction is appropriate in certain situations, learning with friends in a small group can result in surprisingly fast progress. Children tend to excel with peer learning, and music lessons are no exception. You'll see improved social and cognitive skills like listening, demonstrating, cooperation, and good behavior.
Healthy competition is fostered when students hear their peers accomplishing something they thought was impossible. Children learn to stay on task whether the spotlight is on them or not. They learn self-reliance and master practice skills throughout the lesson.
Students are regularly challenged to surpass expectations and are encouraged to prepare for and participate in informal performances and fun, year-end recitals for family and friends. Parents appreciate and children flourish with our low-pressure approach.
The keys to successful and rewarding music-making include: regular attendance, sufficient home practice, preparation of assignments, personal responsibility, and mutual respect. Follow these steps consistently, and you and your child will reap the benefits of professional music training.
You have always been a constant in my life for the past 11 years. I am so grateful for all you have taught me, not only musically but in life as well. Taking lessons with you has helped me break out of my shell and become more confident in myself.- R. M.
[Joceyn Kasper] was such a great teacher and always so wonderfully positive! Never judged. I still remember things she taught me all those decades ago..these years I’ve found my voice again. Singing makes a person healthy and happy!- J. R.
I am a former voice student of Jocelyn Kasper. I can say without a doubt she helped me to become a more confident singer. I wholehearted recommend her to anyone.- T. W.
I sang some this morning for the first time since my last lesson and it was so relaxing, it is amazing what singing and music in general can do for one's psychology!- D. N.
Jolie really loved music class and absolutely loves to sing.- C. S. G.
I have enjoyed seeing olivia progress over the year. she's more confident, she sings from her diaphragm, proudly projecting! it's great to see her enthusiasm. i'm grateful for your instruction and guidance.- A. N.
Your relationship with Fiona is very special. She admires you very much.- N. M.
Thank you so much for all your support and understanding yesterday, it helped very much to just be able to talk to you about it.- D. N.
I've learned so much from you, not only about singing and music, but about life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!- H. H.
Thank you for teaching me how to sing better! I've had so much fun during voice lessons.- J. M.
Cannot express my gratitude at having you in my life!!- G. F.
I enjoyed our summer lessons with Schubert. You opened up a treasure trove for me I never even knew existed.- D. N.
Jocelyn, you've taught me so much. You're a great teacher and I'm going to miss you.- M. W.
Thank you for never giving up on me! You are the best :-)- A. S.
... a wonderful voice lesson ... I feel I am learning so much ... about what singing really means!- D. N.
Thank you for your encouragement. I feel like I have a voice after your excellent, precise, professional instruction. You are a master ...- S. M. R.