MVS FAQ
(Everything You Want to Know & More)

What Happens in a Voice Lesson?

For more information about MVS’ process, 

check out this blogpost on the subject.

Am I Old Enough/Too Old?

  • Am I Old Enough to Take Voice Lessons? Christine is a firm believer that children should take voice lessons. They are singing and they can and should develop good habits and basic technique early. There are many teachers that do wonderful work with young singers, either one-on-one or in group classes.
    Currently, Christine is more comfortable with working with middle school and high school age students, as well as avocational and professional adult students. She has taken on younger students occasionally, but at the present time, she prefers working with students 11+. This may change.
  • Am I too old to take voice lessons? Of course not. Please. 

Are Lessons Online or In Person?

For right now, lessons are online. Christine has worked diligently to create a platform via Zoom, Jitsi, or LiveLab to make online lessons a positive thing. In addition, she’s using the sound processor Cleanfeed to enhance the sound quality. Some of her students have actually benefited more from online lessons because:

  1. They have to become more independent and really tune in (no pun intended) to the pitches that they’re singing, since Christine can’t help them out while they’re singing by playing along
  2. They don’t have to depend upon a ride to and from their lessons, or be stressed out because they have a million other places to go
  3. Christine can hear and see things that she might miss if she were accompanying them – jaw tension, alignment, expression (peering right into someone’s mouth and saying, “What on earth are you doing with your tongue?” in a way that might be frowned upon in an in-person lesson)
There are things that can make it better – check the Studio Events & Resources page for a list of suggestions.

Why should I join Mezzoid Voice Studio?

Mezzoid Voice Studio offers a variety of benefits:

  • Membership in a studio with fellow students and studio alumnae who have been finalists and winners in competitions at both the local and national levels, who have been accepted to top music and theater programs in the U.S., and who have gone to perform in regional theater, national tours, and on and off-Broadway
  • Opportunities for you to work with master clinicians with whom Christine has worked as a performer and as a teacher
  • As many creatively curated performing opportunities for you as possible
  • Lesson packages that allow flexibility while maintaining a standard of vocal study to foster consistent artistic and technical growth
  • A strong sense of studio community, where students are encouraged to support each other and collaborate to create, even if they don’t go to the same school or even live in the same area
  • Encouragement and support, respecting the level at which students are at any given point in their development.

How can I join Mezzoid Voice Studio?

There are several options!

  • If you are new to Mezzoid Voice Studio (MVS) and would like to see if we’re a good fit, you’ll need to set up a Vocal Discovery Call. A Vocal Discovery Call  is a free 20 minute conversation where we talk about your needs. If that goes well, Christine will send a link for a one-hour consultation (Vocal Discovery Session) in which Christine will help the student explore their strengths, target areas of improvement, and identify vocal exercises and repertoire that will help them to become an MVP (Musically Vibrant Performer). A written evaluation of the session will be provided within 48 hours. If, after the session, the student decides to purchase a package, a credit of $15 will be applied to the package chosen. (Specific packages apply.)
  • If you would like to observe an online lesson, please set up an appointment to arrange for a time. You can do this at Ask Me Anything. You can do this if you have any questions in general, as well
    OR
  • You can use the contact form below and Christine will get right back to you! 

Join MVS and become an MVP!

For more information, contact Christine

OR

Mezzoid Voice Studio is committed to serving all of its students, 

past, present, and future, and recognizing diversity and equality as essential elements of that service. Hate has no place in the studio.

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