Children’s Lessons

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

Sing Like a Star Studios offers the world’s most effective Voice Lessons for all ages and experience levels from professional singers to beginners.  You can take lessons at our East Cobb or Alpharetta studios or 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 for Less with our highly qualified and trained  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.

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.

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We 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!

 

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!

 

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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!

OPTIONS  FOR STUDY

• You have the option of taking in-person lessons at either of our two convenient studio locations:

Studio 1:  SLaS East Cobb- 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, The Crossing Center, Suite B-200, Marietta GA  30068: Just OTP, Windy Hill exit from I-75 North, exit 5-B from I 400.
Studio 2: SLaS North in Alpharetta- 365 Brady Place, (at Main Street), Alpharetta GA  30009: Haynes Bridge Exit 9 from I- 400 North.

All SLaS instructors teach in both studio locations.

• Or, you can take online voice lessons through your computer or mobile device (i-phone, i-pad, i-pod touch, Android) any day of the week.
Internet voice lessons are just like in-person lessons- but you don’t have to drive!  They are very effective and convenient if you do not live in the Atlanta area- or even if you live locally but prefer not to drive.  What a great stress and time saver!  All you need is a computer or mobile device (smart phone, i-pad or i-pod touch) with video capability and wi-fi connection and you are set!  A video/audio recording of your lesson is sent to you after the lesson. We use Zoom (www.zoom.us).  Your lesson is video recorded for you!

• You can even take lessons with a speakerphone if your internet connection is not great.

 TO GET YOUR CHILD STARTED WITH THIS TRANSFORMATIONAL VOCAL TECHNIQUE

1. Download and read:INFORMATION AND FAQThis 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 and studio owner Tricia Grey, MM (if you are a student of any age who 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 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:

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

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

c) 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:

a) Receive a professional evaluation of your voice, your  current level of vocal technique, and a specific plan to address vocal challenges.

b) Discuss your musical and career goals with us and receive feedback about how we can help you achieve them.

c) 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 each 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. 

Sing Like a Star Studios founder Tricia Grey, MM, offers an initial half hour GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) introductory session for $40. After that, lessons are prepaid monthly by automatic debit, on the first day of the month.

The SLaS Associate Teachers offers an initial half hour GETTING TO KNOW YOU (GTKY) introductory session for $25. After that, lessons are prepaid monthly by automatic debit, on the first day of the month.

RATES FOR STUDIO OWNER TRICIA GREY, MM

WEEKLY LESSON RATES (CONTRACT): PREPAID MONTHLY

30-MINUTE LESSON: $70.00 ($280 per month)
45-MINUTE LESSON: $105.00 ($420.00 per month)
60-MINUTE LESSON: $140.00 ($560.00 per month)

BI- WEEKLY RATES (CONTRACT) ONLY AVAILABLE IF THERE IS SOMEONE TO FILL THE ALTERNATE WEEK:  PREPAID MONTHLY

30-MINUTE LESSON: $80.00 ($160 per month)
45-MINUTE LESSON: $120.00 ($240 per month)
60-MINUTE LESSON: $160.00 ($320 per month)

DROP-IN (NO CONTRACT): VERY FEW TIME SLOT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

30-MINUTE LESSON: $100.00
45-MINUTE LESSON: $150.00
60-MINUTE LESSON: $200.00

*While we prefer that you register on our very secure online system using a debit or credit card, if you are uncomfortable providing that info before meeting us, you may register (for the GTKY introductory lesson only) with Paypal. All lessons after the introductory Getting to Know You session (GTKY) are pre-paid monthly, on the first day of the month, using your debit or credit card.

RATES FOR SLaS ASSOCIATE TEACHERS

WEEKLY LESSON RATES (CONTRACT): PREPAID MONTHLY

30-MINUTE LESSON: $30.00 ($120 per month)
45-MINUTE LESSON: $45.00 ($180 per month)
60-MINUTE LESSON: $60.00 ($240.00 per month)

BI- WEEKLY RATES (CONTRACT) ONLY AVAILABLE IF THERE IS SOMEONE TO FILL THE ALTERNATE WEEK:  PREPAID MONTHLY

30-MINUTE LESSON: $40.00 ($160 per month)
45-MINUTE LESSON: $60.00 ($180 per month)
60-MINUTE LESSON: $80.00 ($320 per month)

DROP-IN (NO CONTRACT): VERY FEW TIME SLOT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

30-MINUTE LESSON: $45.00
45-MINUTE LESSON: $67.50
60-MINUTE LESSON: $90.00

*While we prefer that you register on our very secure online system using a debit or credit card, if you are uncomfortable providing that info before meeting us, you may register (for the GTKY introductory lesson only) with Paypal. All lessons after the introductory Getting to Know You session (GTKY) are pre-paid monthly, on the first day of the month, using your debit or credit card.

 

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 during regular office hours (M-F 10 am to 6 pm) with a proposed time for your GETTING TO KNOW YOU introductory session.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6.  Review this page:  LINKS TO REVIEW BEFORE BOOKING

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

BREATHING BELT

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Each student is required to purchase the SLaS Breathing Belt ($50).  Breath Management and Support (Appoggio) are the foundation of good singing, and the SLaS Breathing Belt is our best tool to help you learn good breath management.  You will purchase the belt at your GTKY (Getting To Know You) Introductory Session, if you decide to commit to the lessons.

PAYMENTS: PREPAID MONTHLY

Lessons are pre-paid monthly by automatic debit, using a credit or debit card; 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.

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