REGISTERED STUDENTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE FULL 33-WEEK ACADEMIC YEAR
PRIVATE LESSON TUITION IS PAYABLE IN 3 INSTALMENTS FOR THE YEAR.
Vibe PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY has been one of the fastest growing studios in Thunder Bay, Ontario over the past 19 years.
Our students have achieved numerous awards and scholarships with Conservatory Canada and in Music Festivals both at the local and provincial level. Our lessons run for the full academic year (from September to June) with various recitals and performance opportunities throughout this time. During this upcoming season, students will also be given the opportunity to perform at various venues within the City of Thunder Bay to gain extra performance experience!
At Vibe Performing Arts Academy, we offer a variety of programs to suit each student’s musical preference. Our programs include the following:
- Pop/Rock (includes Top 40)
- Musical Theatre
- R & B
- Gospel/Christian Contemporary
WHAT AM I GOING TO LEARN IN VOICE LESSONS?
Exercises used to develop support, strength, tone and musicality. Vocalizing exercises will help to condition and develop one’s voice in its natural state
The anatomy of the vocal tract, the process of breathing and vocalization to teach you where the voice comes from, how different muscle groups work together and how to monitor yourself.
Learning how to listen to an accompanying instrument and to sing along with the various pitches and rhythms.
STUDIO SINGING SKILLS
The basics of singing a song’s melody without an audience, without a microphone, without a full-instrumental accompaniment.
Diet, hydration and physical health – why they are so important for singers.
STAGE PRESENCE / PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
How to perform on the stage using a microphone.
WHAT AM I GOING TO LEARN IN PIANO LESSONS?
Fun Apps and Interactive Music Games are incorporated into EACH LESSON!! Through these engaging activities, students will learn how to read notes in the Treble Clef and Bass Clef. These concepts will then be integrated into playing songs on the piano keys.
With teacher support, students will explore specific themes to create lyrics, rhythmic motives, melodic shapes, and finally the transformation into a melody to play on the piano … the final step will be the addition of supporting chords to their melody to create their very own song!
Without rhythm, life would be VERY boring! Rhythm adds excitement, variety and interest to melodies. It is the mathematics of music! Students will learn different note values and how to apply them to note playing on the piano!
SIGHT READING/EAR TRAINING
Students will progress faster when sight reading is incorporated into lessons because their brains must always be actively engaged in the process. Many piano students rely on muscle memory to make progress. When they play their piece, their fingers are hitting the right keys but their brains have taken a back seat. Sight Reading removes memory from the equation and requires a student to read notes, look for intervals, and identify patterns in music; important skills that create capable players.
If you want to learn to play popular songs fairly quickly and easily, learning how to play with a lead sheet is the answer! Students will feel success at being able to play recognizable music and popular tunes quickly. Once students get the hang of chord notation, they will become more proficient at playing complete songs.
The benefits of piano recitals and public performances for pianists are priceless. Performing in public builds confidence, focus and self motivation, as well as a sense of achievement.