The Private Voice Studio Handbook: A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching / Edition 1

The Private Voice Studio Handbook: A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching / Edition 1

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by Joan Frey Boytim
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0634047388

ISBN-13: 9780634047381

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

(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 any voice teacher. The original edition was released in 2003. The revised edition was released in 2014. The topics addressed include: mission and policy statements;

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 any voice teacher. The original edition was released in 2003. The revised edition was released in 2014. 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; advising young singers; teaching adult students; teaching voice to children; taxes, insurance and retirement; networking; ethics in the voice studio; and more! The revised edition adds many updates and case studies of students. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780634047381
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
616,981
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Chapter 1Getting Started1
The Transition from Singer to Professional Voice Teacher1
The Mission Statement2
New Teaching Location3
Chapter 2Finding My Space and Who Am I, Anyway?4
The Teaching Space4
The Next Step: Teaching in Your Home5
Letter of Introduction6
Chapter 3What Do I Need in My Studio?7
Equipment7
Reference Books9
Other Concerns10
Business Area10
Personal Touches11
Chapter 4Just a Few Things Before We Start ...13
The Policy Statement13
Musical Expectations14
Benefits of Vocal Study14
Visitors and Make-Up Lessons15
Music Purchases16
Payments and Other Topics16
Chapter 5Getting Organized17
Lesson Cards17
Revenue Records19
Schedules and Telephone Lists20
Repertoire Cards20
Repertoire Lists20
Clothing Chart21
Other Lists21
Chapter 6New Students22
The Initial Contact22
The Audition23
Decision Time24
After Acceptance24
Chapter 7Let's Start at the Very Beginning26
Starting the First Lesson26
And Now We Sing27
Important Discoveries28
Chapter 8Practice, Practice, Practice29
How Often Should I Practice?29
Warm-Up Exercises30
Learning a Song30
Other Thoughts on Practice32
Chapter 9Musical and Vocal Fitness33
Music Reading Techniques33
Exercise Books and Vocalises34
The Importance of Vocalises35
Chapter 10The Songs We Sing37
Choosing Repertoire for Beginners37
Repertoire Readiness38
Appropriateness of Repertoire38
Beginning Song Literature39
Sacred Songs40
The Teacher's Continuing Search40
Chapter 11What's an Octavo?41
The Octavo Format41
Sacred Solos and Octavos42
Obtaining Octavos43
Chapter 12Anthologhes for Adolescent and Novice Singers44
Middle School and Junior High School Students44
Older Publications44
Recent Publications45
Freshman and Sophomore High School Students46
High School Juniors and Seniors46
Christmas Anthologies48
Sacred Anthologies48
Thoughts About Contest Solos49
Songs for Novice Adult Singers49
The Quest Goes On50
Chapter 13Going Public51
Scheduling Student Recitals51
Where to Perform?52
Publicity and Programs52
Choosing Recital Songs53
Recital Preparation53
The Big Day Arrives54
Lasting Benefits of Recitals55
Chapter 14Vocal Techniques: A Few Tricks of My Trade56
Learning Technique56
Breathing57
Resonance58
Diction60
Artistry61
Belting62
Conclusions62
Chapter 15Express Yourself: Teaching Styles and Procedures63
Song Teachers vs. Voice Teachers64
The Delicate Balance65
Fairness and Honesty65
The Incompatible Teacher/Student Agenda66
Choosing to Teach67
The Independent Student67
22 (Plus) Questions About Voice Teaching68
Personal Thoughts and Observations70
More on Individual Teaching Style72
Chapter 16Should I Major in Music?74
Tracking Level of Interest in a College-Bound High School Student74
Narrowing the Choices75
College Visits and Auditions76
Preparing for Transition to College76
Mary Melody's Vocal Repertoire78
Chapter 17Will You Recommend Me?79
Student Background79
Introductory Paragraph80
Voice and Musicianship80
Musical Honors and Special Accomplishments82
Related Information82
Some General Guidelines83
Chapter 18How Did I Do? Winning and Losing in Vocal Competitions and Auditions85
A Perspective on Competitions85
Auditions for Musicals87
Selective Competitions and Auditions87
Dealing with Judging Results88
Learning to Lose Gracefully88
Chapter 19When Your Student is Your Age or Older90
Short-Term Adult Customers91
Long-Term Adult Students93
Chapter 20I Don't Teach Children ... but Some of My Friends Do98
Children As Solo Singers98
The Voice of Experience99
Robert Edwin99
Marcia McCarry100
Novie Greene100
Further Thoughts on Teaching Voice to Children101
Chapter 21Business 101102
Raising Lesson Fees102
Summer Lessons104
Other Income Producers105
Insurance105
Retirement106
Chapter 22The Inevitable Uncle Sam108
U.S. Federal Income Taxes108
Schedule C109
Form 8829111
Schedule SE112
A Tax Hint for All112
Chapter 23Nuts About Nats113
Workshops114
Conventions116
NATS Chapters117
Other Professional Organizations and Community Involvement118
Chapter 24Thou Shalt Not Photocopy! And Other Ethical Issues120
Illegal Photocopying Practices120
The Value of Building a Music Collection122
Out of Print Does Not Mean Out of Copyright123
Cost and Value123
Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse124
Code of Ethics124
Other Ethical Concerns125
Chapter 25Pick-Me-Ups and Parting Thoughts127
That Is Why We Teach Music129
A Successful Teacher Needs...129
Appendices
Appendix ISolfeggio Syllable Sheets133
Introduction to Music Reading
Set 1137
Set 2139
Set 3141
Set 4143
Set 5145
Accompaniments for Set 1147
Accompaniments for Set 2151
Accompaniments for Set 3154
Accompaniments for Set 4157
Accompaniments for Set 5160
Appendix IIThe Warm-Up Exercises163
Appendix IIICopying Under Copyright, A Practical Guide165
Appendix IVForm of Inquiry on Out of Print Copyrighted Material171
Appendix VNATS Code of Ethics173

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