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(Vocal). No voice teacher can afford to be without the updated and revised editon of The Private Voice Studio Handbook , a comprehensive and practical guide for beginning or improving the work of the independent instructor. The topics addressed include: mission and policy statements; studio equipment and organization; auditioning and accepting new students; practice agenda for students; the importance of teaching music reading; repertoire for beginners; planning recitals; vocal techniques; teaching styles; adivising young singers; teaching adult

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Overview

(Vocal). No voice teacher can afford to be without the updated and revised editon of The Private Voice Studio Handbook , a comprehensive and practical guide for beginning or improving the work of the independent instructor. The topics addressed include: mission and policy statements; studio equipment and organization; auditioning and accepting new students; practice agenda for students; the importance of teaching music reading; repertoire for beginners; planning recitals; vocal techniques; teaching styles; adivising young singers; teaching adult students; teaching voice to children; taxes, insurance and retirement; networking; ethics in the voice studio; and more! Beyond being a great guide for private voice teachers, Joan Frey Boytim's groundbreaking book is an excellent resource for college and university voice faculty, and would be a valuable text for vocal pedagogy courses. Joan Frey Boytim has spent over 50 years teaching in her private voice studio. She is a nationally recognized and widely published expert in the training of young singers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780634047381
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 232,368
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Chapter 1 Getting Started 1
The Transition from Singer to Professional Voice Teacher 1
The Mission Statement 2
New Teaching Location 3
Chapter 2 Finding My Space and Who Am I, Anyway? 4
The Teaching Space 4
The Next Step: Teaching in Your Home 5
Letter of Introduction 6
Chapter 3 What Do I Need in My Studio? 7
Equipment 7
Reference Books 9
Other Concerns 10
Business Area 10
Personal Touches 11
Chapter 4 Just a Few Things Before We Start ... 13
The Policy Statement 13
Musical Expectations 14
Benefits of Vocal Study 14
Visitors and Make-Up Lessons 15
Music Purchases 16
Payments and Other Topics 16
Chapter 5 Getting Organized 17
Lesson Cards 17
Revenue Records 19
Schedules and Telephone Lists 20
Repertoire Cards 20
Repertoire Lists 20
Clothing Chart 21
Other Lists 21
Chapter 6 New Students 22
The Initial Contact 22
The Audition 23
Decision Time 24
After Acceptance 24
Chapter 7 Let's Start at the Very Beginning 26
Starting the First Lesson 26
And Now We Sing 27
Important Discoveries 28
Chapter 8 Practice, Practice, Practice 29
How Often Should I Practice? 29
Warm-Up Exercises 30
Learning a Song 30
Other Thoughts on Practice 32
Chapter 9 Musical and Vocal Fitness 33
Music Reading Techniques 33
Exercise Books and Vocalises 34
The Importance of Vocalises 35
Chapter 10 The Songs We Sing 37
Choosing Repertoire for Beginners 37
Repertoire Readiness 38
Appropriateness of Repertoire 38
Beginning Song Literature 39
Sacred Songs 40
The Teacher's Continuing Search 40
Chapter 11 What's an Octavo? 41
The Octavo Format 41
Sacred Solos and Octavos 42
Obtaining Octavos 43
Chapter 12 Anthologhes for Adolescent and Novice Singers 44
Middle School and Junior High School Students 44
Older Publications 44
Recent Publications 45
Freshman and Sophomore High School Students 46
High School Juniors and Seniors 46
Christmas Anthologies 48
Sacred Anthologies 48
Thoughts About Contest Solos 49
Songs for Novice Adult Singers 49
The Quest Goes On 50
Chapter 13 Going Public 51
Scheduling Student Recitals 51
Where to Perform? 52
Publicity and Programs 52
Choosing Recital Songs 53
Recital Preparation 53
The Big Day Arrives 54
Lasting Benefits of Recitals 55
Chapter 14 Vocal Techniques: A Few Tricks of My Trade 56
Learning Technique 56
Breathing 57
Resonance 58
Diction 60
Artistry 61
Belting 62
Conclusions 62
Chapter 15 Express Yourself: Teaching Styles and Procedures 63
Song Teachers vs. Voice Teachers 64
The Delicate Balance 65
Fairness and Honesty 65
The Incompatible Teacher/Student Agenda 66
Choosing to Teach 67
The Independent Student 67
22 (Plus) Questions About Voice Teaching 68
Personal Thoughts and Observations 70
More on Individual Teaching Style 72
Chapter 16 Should I Major in Music? 74
Tracking Level of Interest in a College-Bound High School Student 74
Narrowing the Choices 75
College Visits and Auditions 76
Preparing for Transition to College 76
Mary Melody's Vocal Repertoire 78
Chapter 17 Will You Recommend Me? 79
Student Background 79
Introductory Paragraph 80
Voice and Musicianship 80
Musical Honors and Special Accomplishments 82
Related Information 82
Some General Guidelines 83
Chapter 18 How Did I Do? Winning and Losing in Vocal Competitions and Auditions 85
A Perspective on Competitions 85
Auditions for Musicals 87
Selective Competitions and Auditions 87
Dealing with Judging Results 88
Learning to Lose Gracefully 88
Chapter 19 When Your Student is Your Age or Older 90
Short-Term Adult Customers 91
Long-Term Adult Students 93
Chapter 20 I Don't Teach Children ... but Some of My Friends Do 98
Children As Solo Singers 98
The Voice of Experience 99
Robert Edwin 99
Marcia McCarry 100
Novie Greene 100
Further Thoughts on Teaching Voice to Children 101
Chapter 21 Business 101 102
Raising Lesson Fees 102
Summer Lessons 104
Other Income Producers 105
Insurance 105
Retirement 106
Chapter 22 The Inevitable Uncle Sam 108
U.S. Federal Income Taxes 108
Schedule C 109
Form 8829 111
Schedule SE 112
A Tax Hint for All 112
Chapter 23 Nuts About Nats 113
Workshops 114
Conventions 116
NATS Chapters 117
Other Professional Organizations and Community Involvement 118
Chapter 24 Thou Shalt Not Photocopy! And Other Ethical Issues 120
Illegal Photocopying Practices 120
The Value of Building a Music Collection 122
Out of Print Does Not Mean Out of Copyright 123
Cost and Value 123
Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse 124
Code of Ethics 124
Other Ethical Concerns 125
Chapter 25 Pick-Me-Ups and Parting Thoughts 127
That Is Why We Teach Music 129
A Successful Teacher Needs... 129
Appendices
Appendix I Solfeggio Syllable Sheets 133
Introduction to Music Reading
Set 1 137
Set 2 139
Set 3 141
Set 4 143
Set 5 145
Accompaniments for Set 1 147
Accompaniments for Set 2 151
Accompaniments for Set 3 154
Accompaniments for Set 4 157
Accompaniments for Set 5 160
Appendix II The Warm-Up Exercises 163
Appendix III Copying Under Copyright, A Practical Guide 165
Appendix IV Form of Inquiry on Out of Print Copyrighted Material 171
Appendix V NATS Code of Ethics 173
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