Children’s Lessons

It’s never too soon for children to start singing the right way!

Sing Like a Star Studios offers Voice Lessons for all ages and experience levels from professional singers to beginners, Songwriting, Piano and Guitar, Lessons for Children, Studio Recording, and Performance Opportunities. We offer a Lessons for Less program with our highly qualified and trained Sing Like a Star Associate Teachers and a very unique and age-appropriate program of instruction for children. You can take lessons from anywhere in the world with our Online Lessons.

The first step to getting started with any of our classes is to register for a no-obligation GETTING TO KNOW YOU introductory session with the teacher of your choice. Students who are highly motivated or are interested in becoming professional singers should invest in lessons with studio owner and Master Teacher Tricia Grey, MM. Students with financial constraints or who are exploring singing for fun will enjoy lessons with our SLaS Associate Teachers.

QUESTIONS? Please email our Sing Like a Star support team at support@singlikeastar.com; call our support team at 404-790-1830 Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm EST.

Download:  INFORMATION AND FAQ

This document will answer any questions you have about lessons at Sing Like a Star Studios, LLC

VOICE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN

What about voice lessons for children?dalyn

Get your child started the right way, with the best vocal technique available!  Kids are going to be singing anyway, so it makes sense to start them off right, with healthy, fun, and correct vocal development at Sing Like a Star Studios!

At SLaS we give your child the healthiest and most effective vocal training available- and we make it fun too!  Each child is different- some kids are ready for more intense training and development and others are simply exploring music for fun and enrichment.  We meet the child where they are at their level of interest and development to encourage greater interest in music and singing.  We offer piano or guitar lessons as part of the package- learning an instrument along with singing creates a more well-rounded education.SLaS-378

SLaS_Show_01-161Our program is not like the typical voice lesson, which consists of singing a couple of random “warm-up” exercises and then singing a song several times with no plan for addressing vocal issues.

Our program meets the child where they are, and, while making singing fun, is designed to specifically develop the voice in a healthy yet effective way.  While we don’t believe in time-bound objectives in singing for SLaS_Show_01-95children, we do believe in having a plan and knowing where you eventually want to be.

SLaS_Show_01-22We don’t just vocalize in lessons-we sing songs too!  We balance having fun and singing songs with  clear objectives and specific exercises for vocal improvement.  The balance of fun and work in each lesson varies with the age of the child and their image75personality.

All curriculum is taught from the textbook YOU Can Sing Like a Star!  by Tricia Grey, MM and is based on The Eight Steps of Vocal Development, a healthy, sequential skill-building course with specific objectives and measurable outcomes.  You can ask your teacher at any time about your child’s progress and you will get a specific answer related to the educational objectives of the steps. Some voices will respond more quickly to instruction and others respond more gradually, but everyone eventually learns all the singing skills in The Eight Steps of Vocal Development.

All Sing Like a Star Associates pass rigorous testing and coursework to remain certified to teach at Sing Like a Star; that coursework is based on the latest research in vocal science- the foundation of the SLaS Eight Steps of Vocal Development approach.

Start now and avoid bad vocal habits!

*If your child is pre-professional or wants to become a professional singer they should study with studio owner and Master Teacher Tricia Grey, MM.

*If your child wants to explore singing for fun, our Associate Teachers love teaching  singing, piano, and guitar lessons for children!

Tricia’s Student Sophia Trent singing I Have Nothing

SLaS student Jasmine Spencer

Tricia Grey’s student Drew Cavendar

Tricia’s student Nicholas Moody

Sophia and Nicholas in 2015

 

TRICIA GREY, MM ON LESSONS FOR CHILDREN

CHILDREN 5- 8 YEARS

SLaS-95(1)For younger students  we combine having fun with education, incorporating all kinds of musical skills as well as singing.  Rhythm instruments, percussion, clapping, moving, and singing fun songs are all part of the fun experience for the little ones!  Our Associate Teachers have a real love for bringing music education to younger children.  Our curriculum for the younger students combines a basic exposure the to Sing Like a Star technique with other musical skills and fun! Piano lessons can be included.

 

 PRE-PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN

Studio owner Tricia Grey, MM works with pre-professional, highly motivated children. She has had great success with her kids; several directors of local theatre companies comment often that her students are always recognizable in auditions as being the strongest contenders. While many students just want to take singing and piano lessons for fun and enrichment, (and that is perfectly fine with us!) others have aspirations for professional careers on Broadway or as recording artists. Many of our young Sing like a Star students have gone on to great success in the music and film businesses.

To see just a few examples of students who have started as children with SLaS and gone on to success in the music industry click  YOUR CHILD COULD SOUND LIKE THIS

11-YEAR-OLD BRIA SIMPSON

9-YEAR-OLD RAYVEN BAILEY

Tricia’s student Carley Vogel started with Tricia at age 9.  She is now a student at Pebblebrook High School, won Miss Cobb County in 2015, and here she is opening up for Kelley Pickler!

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

SLaS_Show_01-40We provide performance opportunities with our twice-yearly showcases at a beautiful 250 seat professional theater.  We have two shows; a younger singers’ showcase called Star Brights, and a more advanced singers’ showcase called Rising Stars.  The shows are always sold out and they are really fun!

When we are preparing for the shows we focus extensively on performing SLaS-27(1)skills and song presentation.  We bring in choreographers who teach movement and stage presence.  We video each performance and we provide a professional photographer.  With each show, your child will become a more seasoned performer!

SLaS STAR BRIGHTS SHOWCASE

SLaS KIDSTARS SHOWCASE

SLaS KIDSTARS SHOWCASE

The only requirement for us to work with your child is the willingness and ability of the child to practice the recorded lessons for 20-30 minutes each day, if the child is older than 8 years, and the willingness and ability of the parent to be proactive in scheduling and requiring regular daily practice.

* Parents, please do not over-schedule your child with too many activities, expect them to practice on their own, and then quit lessons when they do not do so.  It’s up to YOU to be very pro-active (all the way through high school) in scheduling and enforcing practice time.  Even if kids love to sing songs, they don’t always love to practice the exercises- but that is the only way change and improvement occurs. Practice should be daily, and at the same time every day if possible.  Start small, with 10 minutes of consistent practice every day, and then try to build up to the 20-30 minutes per day target.  Children model your behavior; if you have ever wanted to take singing lessons, this is a great way to bond with your child!

 TO GET YOUR CHILD STARTED WITH THIS TRANSFORMATIONAL VOCAL TECHNIQUE

1. Download and read:INFORMATION AND FAQ

This document answers all your questions about lessons at SLaS.

2. Register and pay for a GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) introductory session with the teacher of your choice. Read about the teachers by clicking one of the links below:

*Choose Master Teacher Tricia Grey, MM (if your child is highly motivated or considering becoming a professional singer) or an SLaS Associate Teacher (if you have financial constraints or are just exploring singing for fun).

At the Getting to Know You (GTKY) Introductory Session, your teacher will evaluate your child’s voice, find a spot in their regular weekly schedule, and reserve your first month of sessions (if you decide you want to commit to the lessons).

The purpose of the GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) introductory session is…

for your SLaS instructor to:

1. Professionally evaluate your child’s voice and share with you our plan to address your unique vocal challenges with the SLaS Eight Steps of Vocal Development Program.

2. Provide you with a sample of what the SLaS lesson experience is like.

3. Give you the opportunity to commit to regular weekly lessons in the teacher’s schedule if you would like to do so.

And for you to:

1. Receive a professional evaluation of your child’s voice, your  current level of vocal technique, and a specific plan to address vocal challenges.

2. Discuss your child’s musical and career goals with us and receive feedback about how we can help you achieve them.

2. Reserve a weekly lesson time in your SLaS instructor’s schedule and prepay for your first month of sessions, (if you decide you would like to commit to the lessons).

TO REGISTER FOR YOUR GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) INTRODUCTORY SESSION

1.  Choose the location that is best for you: East Cobb, Alpharetta, or Online (or a combination of these!).

2. Choose the level of teacher you would like to work with: Master Teacher and studio owner Tricia Grey, MM or a highly qualified and trained SLaS Associate Teacher.

*Students who are highly motivated, pre-professional, or who think they might wish to become professional singers should invest in lessons with Tricia Grey, MM.

*Students of all ages who are exploring, taking singing lessons for fun, or who have financial constraints will love lessons with the SLaS Associate Teachers.

*Students who also wish to include guitar, piano, songwriting, or studio recording should select the SLaS Instructor who offers these options.

After the GTKY, lessons are pre-paid monthly by automatic debit on the first day of the month, using the credit or debit card you registered for the GTKY with; we do not accept cash or checks at the lesson because we want to focus on your voice!

We use MINDBODY payment processing. MINDBODY is a PCI Compliant Level 1 Service Provider.  Both SLaS and MINDBODY, our merchant account service provider, meet all network and software requirements set in place by the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Rest assured: your payment information is completely secure with us.

Students take a minimum of one lesson per week, at the same time every week.

3. Register and pay for your GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) Introductory Session.

Please email our Sing Like a Star support team at support@singlikeastar.com,  or call our support team at 404-790-1830 if you need assistance.

4. Confirm your GTKY by phone and by email.

Once you have submitted the online registration form and submitted payment to reserve the session, our support staff will contact you by phone within 24-48 hours with a proposed time for your GETTING TO KNOW YOU introductory session.

  1. PHONE: Our staff will speak with you on the phone, to match your requested time with the closest available time in the teacher’s schedule.  Since we are very booked, your first-choice teacher may not be available at your requested time.  Our support staff will find an alternate time with the first-choice SLaS teacher or book you with another SLaS teacher who is available at your requested time. All our teachers are highly skilled.

2. EMAIL:  Our support staff will send you a confirmation email with details and links to the location. Please respond to this email with “confirmed”. Check your spam/bulk mail folder for your confirmation email.

3.  PHONE: You will receive a second call from our support staff a day or two before the GTKY introductory session, to go over policies and answer any questions you may have.

If you need to contact us immediately please phone 404-790-1830 or email support@singlikeastar.com.

5. Read your emails!

We will be sending you informational emails about locations, how to do lessons online, practicing, and other important information.  You will need to confirm your GTKY time by email.

AJC Article by Tricia Grey, MM:  Singing and Children

For all questions about lessons at SLaS please visit this page: LINKS TO REVIEW BEFORE BOOKING

 

We look forward to helping you Sing Stronger…Sing Higher…and Sing like a Star!