VOICE INSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Our Theatre and Music departments offer students an opportunity to receive vocal instruction enrichmet during the school day and on campus. Students may sign up for a 25-min lesson, once a week, during their theatre or music period. This training gives students basics in vocal technique and repertoire, and enhances their education in both music and theatre by providing a direct instruction study opportunity.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
The Voice Instruction Program requires an additional course fee (made out to Roosevelt High School) for each lesson. Because it's on campus, this fee is much less than private studio lessons, making enrichment instruction more accessible to students with limited means. If a student is unable to pay the additional fee, Roosevelt Theatre Boosters are able to provide financial assistance. Each lesson is $25.00, which can be paid in advance for an entire semester, or in two equal quarterly payments. There is also a one time (per semester) administration fee of $5.00. More information on fees will be available at the first meeting. (A separate fee schedule will be available for the master classes.)
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
During the first few weeks of school, the vocal instruction team will visit each theatre classroom and some music classrooms with a presentation on the Voice Instruction Program. Students who are interested may leave contact information at the meeting. Each student who registers will receive a phone call with further information and a schedule. There is no obligation to take lessons when you register at this first meeting.
IS THE PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
All students are welcome to register regardless of previous training, experience or interest level in singing. However, if you are unsure if this is right for you, we are offering a special opportunity for Theatre 1 students only. During third and sixth periods you may participate in a “master class” which would include three students from your class. Instruction includes some individual work but mostly focuses on group exercises. The class is for six weeks only at a discounted price to each student.
WHAT IF I MISS THE FIRST MEETING?
If you need further information or miss the initial meetings please contact Mr. Stuart or Ms. Greve in the Theatre Department.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A THEATRE OR MUSIC PERIOD AVAILABLE?
There are other time slots available for lessons outside of your scheduled arts period. Students may sign-up during second lunch or after school. Free periods or TA periods may also be acceptable times to schedule voice lessons. However, these times are limited, so notify the Vocal Instruction Team right away if you need alternate scheduling.