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Music Lessons

Private Voice Lessons

Private voice lessons consist of two components:  technique and repertoire.

Technique

The first half of the lesson is spent on exercises that warm up the vocal instrument.  Most of the exercises are based on bel canto (“beautiful singing”) technique, a system of exercises that has been used to develop the singing voice since the 19th Century.

Repertoire

The second half of the lesson is devoted to working on songs.  All styles of music are taught – pop, rock, jazz, musical theater, classical, etc.  The ultimate goal with a voice student is to teach them how to sing well in every style.  Students work on at least two songs at a time – one chosen to practice technique, the other is the student’s choice.

Each voice is completely unique, based on the person’s physicality and personality.  Because of this, one person may like to sing the blues more than they like to sing classical music; but, the point of vocal technique is for the student’s voice to be free, no matter what they are singing.

Voice: $130 per hour lesson; $65 per half-hour lessons

Private Piano Lessons for Beginners

Ms. Amisano teaches first-year and second-year piano students.

First Year

First-year piano students learn from John Thompson’s book, “Teaching Little Fingers to Play.”  Through this book, they learn where to put their hands on the keys, basic theory (how to read music), key signatures, time signatures, clefs, note values, and simple songs that they learn to sing and play.

Second Year

Second-year piano students continue to practice the basics.  They also learn scales, how to write their own music and start playing simple, hands-together classical pieces.

Adults who want to study beginning piano will follow the same course as mentioned above, but at a slightly accelerated pace.

Piano: $65 per half-hour lesson

Private Acting Lessons

Ms. Amisano teaches audition technique for actors and singers as well as monologue coaching for theater, film and TV.  When requested, audition technique is incorporated into monologue coaching.

Audition Technique

The actor’s headshot and resume is reviewed and critiqued so they are presenting themselves at their best.  Exercises for relaxation, focus and posture are given so the actor enters an audition with the utmost confidence.  Appropriate audition material (monologues, scenes, etc.) is chosen and thoroughly worked through and staged (see below).

Monologue Coaching

Ms. Amisano has a Master’s degree in Classical Theater (Shakespeare to Chekhov), and specializes in Classical and Contemporary monologues.  Acting lessons consist of three parts:  the first part of the lesson is spent warming up the body and doing acting exercises (improvisation and sense-and-memory); the second part is spent working on interpretation of the material with the student; the third part is spent specifically on getting pieces up on their feet (the student is acting, Ms. Amisano is directing).

Acting: $130 per hour lesson; $65 per half-hour lesson

Student Performances

Students at Grace Studio have many opportunities to perform. Every year Grace has a Winter Recital (usually in February) and a Summer Recital (usually in June), which can be anything from a formal recital to a cabaret to an original production.

Your First Lesson

First Lessons for voice and acting are 15 minutes longer, there is no extra fee for this. This extra time allows for the choosing of material to work on (in Voice it’s choosing songs, in Acting it’s choosing monologues). ALL first lessons require a paypal payment to confirm appointment time. After you have spoken with someone at Grace Music Studio NY and received an appointment time, CLICK BELOW to make the paypal payment for your first Lesson. Payment for your first lesson must be received 48 hrs prior to your lesson time, if payment is not received the appointment will not be held. Once Grace Music Studio NY/Julia Amisano has received the payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your appointment. Paypal accepts debit and credit cards and you do not need a paypal account to send payment.


First Lesson Options