Lesson Length: 1 hour recommended; (½ hour lessons available)
Hourly Fee: $160
Level: All Levels
Teacher: Bettina Sheppard
All artists need a solid foundation of technique, even if blessed with natural talent. Your voice is an instrument that CAN be learned with the right training. At some point in your singing studies, you will need to deepen your understanding of your own voice with personalized lessons. In private lessons you will develop a specialized warm up routine, address any unique issues, and work on repertoire suited to your specific goals.
Bettina has taught singers in all genres for over 20 years, and has students on Broadway, concert work, recording artists, and singer/songwriters, as well as beginners on a professional track and singers in need of vocal rehabilitation. With a strong focus on vocal health and performance requirements, you will also receive coaching for acting and musical expression and musicianship training necessary to study your repertoire.
Kathy VanDereedt, Beauty and the Beast Tour
Bettina’s vocal technique is a synthesis of over twenty years of study, investigation, and trial and error of the many confusing, and often conflicting, methods of teaching.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Ah, music! A magic far beyond all we do here!
If I cannot fly, let me sing.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change. That’s the way it works.
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
The only escapes from the miseries of life are music and cats.