Thank you so much for your interest! I will be on maternity leave from May 12th, 2018 until the Fall semester 2018. Unfortunately, there will be no lessons offered this summer. I will be accepting new students once again in late August 2018. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or if you are interested in Fall lessons.
Welcome! Voice lessons at the Timman Music studio are tailored to address each individual student’s needs, learning styles, and interests. Under the direction of Dr. Jessica Timman Schwefel, The Timman Music Studio is located at her home in McFarland, WI. Individual voice lessons are offered for students ages 13-adult. Group voice lessons are available for students ages 7-12 during the summer session, with a minimum of 4 students per group lesson.
Mission My mission as your voice teacher is to help you realize and unlock your potential, both as a singer and as a person. My primary goal is to guide you as you discover your voice, learning to sing with a healthy, free, and resonant tone. Singers are unique because their instruments reside in their bodies, and as a result singing is a whole body experience. Because of this, it is essential that we strengthen our kinesthetic awareness, by cultivating our mind/body connection. In fifteen years of teaching private voice, I oftentimes find that as we strengthen the voice, we gain greater insight into our best abilities. I believe the study of music engages many useful concepts such as creative thinking, problem solving, mindfulness, and more. Simply put, singing brings out the best in each of us.
Opportunities 3 performance opportunities per year through student recitals
1 performance/master class per semester: Workshop setting where students perform and then work on concepts in front of their peers. Students are able to observe and learn from their peers. Themes include: - Audition preparation - Interpretation and communication of text, studying poetry and lyrics - Working with collaborative pianists - Working with guest teachers and artists
3-5 songs assigned per semester (dependent on age and ability) Sight-singing and rhythm lessons
Preparation for Solo and Ensemble
Themed semesters- Examples include: - Contemporary Music Theatre - The Great American Songbook - Folk Song Arrangements - Spirituals - Golden Age Music Theatre - Pop/rock - Italian Song
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