FALL 2021 PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
ONLINE WEEKLY PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
Time: 30 minute classes Monday through Thursday afternoons/evenings.
Julia Renee Nelson: Monday and Thursday 3-7pm
Lea Peterson: Tuesday and Wednesday 4-8pm
Jeanne LaForgia: Tuesday and Thursday 7-9pm
Date: 12 lessons beginning September 13, 2021, online recital on 12/12. Exact dates and detailed schedule of classes is on the right.
Grades: 4 through 12
The Young Company offers half-hour private voice lessons Monday through Thursday with professional and engaging coaches. Each student is paired with a specific instructor and weekly lesson time that continues over 12 weeks. Throughout these lessons. students explore vocal technique, musicianship, song repertoire, and audition skills. Lesson curriculum and song selection are developed between student and instructor and tailored to the student’s specific goals. These lessons are a great fit for beginner singers as well as experienced vocalists looking to expand their skill set and experience.
The semester will conclude with a recital for all students. The recital is currently planned to be virtual on December 12, 2021 at 6pm.
To register please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with a teacher and time slot!
Julia Renée Nelson is a Boston-based musician whose celebrated performances have been called “atmospherically transcendent,” (Longy School of Music) and “gently charming,” (University of Massachusetts). Julia trained at the New England Conservatory and the Crittenden Opera Studio, where her lyric coloratura achieved particular acclaim. Julia has received numerous awards and grants for her linguistic work, and the Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture, and the Arts, of which organization she is a graduate and Honors Scholar, in collaboration with the Mozarteum Universität Salzburg. Julia has been an enthusiastic music educator of both piano and voice for more than ten years. Julia’s singing students, in particular, have been actively competitive performers, and have achieved distinction in prestigious competitions, including those sponsored by the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the American Association of Christian Schools, and Classical Singer Magazine. Julia’s students may be heard and seen performing in select ensembles throughout the greater Boston area, including Lexington High School, Open Bible Academy, and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
Director of Education
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT
Overture for students in grades 1 – 3
Act 1 for students in grades 4 – 6
Act 2 for students in grades 7 – 9
Act 3 for students in grades 10 – 12
Jeanne LaForgia has been a vocal instructor at GBSC since 2008 where she enjoys teaching healthy vocal technique and the joy of singing. Previously, she was head of Performing Arts at Boston University Academy where she taught voice and directed all high school musical and dramatic productions. A soprano, Jeanne has sung leading musical theater and opera roles on numerous stages including Aspen Music Center and Scullers Jazz Club. Jeanne performed and taught at the Tanglewood Institute and Music Center for many summers. She received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Club of Boston and directed the youth program for Boston Lyric Opera. Jeanne is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA Drama and English) and Boston University (MM Vocal Performance) where she was mentored by Metropolitan Opera soprano Phyllis Curtin and sang at the BU Opera Institute at Huntington Theatre. She has also studied at Moscow Art Theater School of Harvard and Manhattan School of Music. Jeanne's students have gone on to the top performing arts colleges in the nation and successful musical theater careers.
Lea Peterson is a Boston-based singer, music director, vocal arranger, and voice teacher. As a classically trained mezzo-soprano Lea has an active soloist and ensemble career singing opera and art song, musical theatre, pop, funk, and post-tonal pieces/new compositions. Lea holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College, and her experience as a singer, alongside her deep knowledge of vocal technique and ensemble singing, makes her a sought-after private voice coach, teaching artist, and conductor. As a private teacher Lea maintains a voice studio in Somerville where she teaches students of all ages and abilities. As a director and conductor Lea is currently the Choir Director at Boston Latin Academy and has worked at The Winsor School, The Performing Arts Connection, Roxbury Latin, Boston Children's Theatre, and many other excellent arts education organizations in and around Boston. Lea cherishes the opportunity to work with young singers and encourage students to find pleasure in the hard work of honing their skills.