VOICE LESSONS
(for ages six and up) 
Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. We not only teach singers, but also local TV and radio personalities who want to enhance their speaking voices. 
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GUITAR LESSONS

(for ages five and up) 

Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes. Sign up today by calling 559-222-7464 or e-mail by clicking here



PIANO LESSONS

(for ages five and up))

Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you. Sign up today by calling 559-222-7464 or e-mail by clicking here


Drummer

DRUM LESSONS

We are really excited to be offering drum lessons now at The Voice Shop Music Academy.  Does someone in your family drum on everything in your house?Harness that energy and focus. Our drum instructor teaches rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles including Latin percussion. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort. All drummers bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged. You can be the drum student who plays in local bands, or participate in their local churches. You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with a drum pad, sticks and a book for only $25.00. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.Sign up today by calling 559-222-7464 or e-mail by clicking here


VIOLIN LESSONS

Are you ready to start or continue with violin lessons? We are excited to be offering classical violin now at the VSMA. Lessons start right away.

 

Beginning students who take violin lessons will learn the basic techniques for playing the violin including posture, bow hold, and arm / wrist movement.  They will learn learn music notes and how to care for their instrument as the violin is very delicate.  Topics covered in the instrument care include how to apply rosin to the bow, how to adjust hair tension on the bow, and how to hold and store the violin.

Violin playing

If you are an experienced violin player and you want to take violin lessonsto get to a more advanced level, our teachers will customize a plan focusing on the elements you want to learn.  They can include, improvisation, complex techniques with plucking and bow vibrato, playing in higher positions on the neck, challenging theory, or branching out into other styles such as celtic

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FIDDLE AND MANDOLIN

Although a fiddle and a violin are technically the same instrument, the approach and method with which they are played is different. Less a classical style and more of a style you would find in Mumford and Sons, the fiddle is the accompanment instrument for contemporary bands, country music, folk, bluegrass and many others. 

The Mandolin, with it's high registry is used similarly to the fiddle. Did you know that the violin and the mandolin share the same tuning? Once you become proficient with one, you are ready to tackle another.  Our instructor will take you through the technique and exercise needed to get you on track.

RATES

For Voice Lessons: $37.50 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week.

Piano Lessons are $31.25 per lesson ($125.00 per month)

Guitar,Drums,Fiddle,Bass,Mandolin are all $31.25 ($125.00 per month)

Hour lessons are available, $62.50 per 60 minute private lesson (voice) and $56.25 per 60 minute lesson (all other lesson types), held once a week. 
Recommended for the serious student. 

There is a one time registration fee of $35.00 
All fees must be paid by pre-authorized debit, pre-authorized credit cards or auto draft.

What if I miss a lesson?

Once lessons are scheduled, we will be there for you. If you cannot make it to your lesson, if possible, we will schedule a make-up session within a reasonable period of time (within a few days). Starting in September 2015, we will be offering group make-up sessions and no longer offering private make-ups. Group makeups will be conducted every other Saturday at the Voice Shop. While emphasis will be on the lesson type, any musician will benefit from any of the group lessons. For complete schedule, email us or ask for the schedule at the front desk.

What do I need for my lessons?

Binder, recording device such as ipod, phone or laptop* , water. pencil

*Some teachers have recording options available

How much practice time do I need?

We recommend 15 to 30 minutes of practice per day for beginners and 30 to 45 minutes for more advanced students. Don't forget to warm up first! The more consistently you practice the sooner you will see results.

Can my parents watch the lesson?

It has been our experience that kids do better if the parents aren't in the same room. While this is not a requirement, it is strongly suggested. We have a very comfortable waiting room just outside the lesson area so you can hear the lesson without the child feeling the pressure of your presence.

HOURS

Lessons are available:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Fridays 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Sundays 1 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 
The office is open:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Fridays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Saturdays 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 


It's easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first serve 
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
559-222-7464 (SING)
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1296 N. Wishon Ave. Fresno CA. 93728
(In Fresno's historic Tower District, just North of The Tower Theatre, next to the Bank of America)
Offering quality voice, guitar,ukulele, bass, drum, piano,fiddle,mandolin lessons in Fresno, CA, 
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