Private Voice Studio Handbook A Practical Guide to All Aspects of Teaching

ISBN-10: 0634047388

ISBN-13: 9780634047381

Edition: 2003

Authors: Joan Frey Boytim

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A nationally recognized expert in teaching private voice, Joan Boytim has compiled some of the most widely used vocal collections in the US. Her clinics about various aspects of teaching voice, literature, and running a voice studio have been attended by thousands of teachers. Now that professional wisdom has been put into a new book indispensible for independent instructors, The Private Voice Studio Handbook. Its chapters address, in practical detail, topics such as: starting a private voice studio; equipment and space; recruiting and accepting students; ideas for the very first lesson with a student; studio policies, guidelines and ethics; teaching music reading; recommended syllable drills and vocalises; lesson plans; practice procedures; choosing repertoire suitable to students' abilities; finding appropriate sacred solos; accounting and record-keeping; tax, insurance and retirement advice; techniques for teaching voice to children and adults; planning studio recitals; and many more. An excellent resource for college and university voice faculty.
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Getting Started
The Transition from Singer to Professional Voice Teacher
The Mission Statement
New Teaching Location
Finding My Space and Who Am I, Anyway?
The Teaching Space
The Next Step: Teaching in Your Home
Letter of Introduction
What Do I Need in My Studio?
Reference Books
Other Concerns
Business Area
Personal Touches
Just a Few Things Before We Start ...
The Policy Statement
Musical Expectations
Benefits of Vocal Study
Visitors and Make-Up Lessons
Music Purchases
Payments and Other Topics
Getting Organized
Lesson Cards
Revenue Records
Schedules and Telephone Lists
Repertoire Cards
Repertoire Lists
Clothing Chart
Other Lists
New Students
The Initial Contact
The Audition
Decision Time
After Acceptance
Let's Start at the Very Beginning
Starting the First Lesson
And Now We Sing
Important Discoveries
Practice, Practice, Practice
How Often Should I Practice?
Warm-Up Exercises
Learning a Song
Other Thoughts on Practice
Musical and Vocal Fitness
Music Reading Techniques
Exercise Books and Vocalises
The Importance of Vocalises
The Songs We Sing
Choosing Repertoire for Beginners
Repertoire Readiness
Appropriateness of Repertoire
Beginning Song Literature
Sacred Songs
The Teacher's Continuing Search
What's an Octavo?
The Octavo Format
Sacred Solos and Octavos
Obtaining Octavos
Anthologhes for Adolescent and Novice Singers
Middle School and Junior High School Students
Older Publications
Recent Publications
Freshman and Sophomore High School Students
High School Juniors and Seniors
Christmas Anthologies
Sacred Anthologies
Thoughts About Contest Solos
Songs for Novice Adult Singers
The Quest Goes On
Going Public
Scheduling Student Recitals
Where to Perform?
Publicity and Programs
Choosing Recital Songs
Recital Preparation
The Big Day Arrives
Lasting Benefits of Recitals
Vocal Techniques: A Few Tricks of My Trade
Learning Technique
Express Yourself: Teaching Styles and Procedures
Song Teachers vs. Voice Teachers
The Delicate Balance
Fairness and Honesty
The Incompatible Teacher/Student Agenda
Choosing to Teach
The Independent Student
22 (Plus) Questions About Voice Teaching
Personal Thoughts and Observations
More on Individual Teaching Style
Should I Major in Music?
Tracking Level of Interest in a College-Bound High School Student
Narrowing the Choices
College Visits and Auditions
Preparing for Transition to College
Mary Melody's Vocal Repertoire
Will You Recommend Me?
Student Background
Introductory Paragraph
Voice and Musicianship
Musical Honors and Special Accomplishments
Related Information
Some General Guidelines
How Did I Do? Winning and Losing in Vocal Competitions and Auditions
A Perspective on Competitions
Auditions for Musicals
Selective Competitions and Auditions
Dealing with Judging Results
Learning to Lose Gracefully
When Your Student is Your Age or Older
Short-Term Adult Customers
Long-Term Adult Students
I Don't Teach Children ... but Some of My Friends Do
Children As Solo Singers
The Voice of Experience
Robert Edwin
Marcia McCarry
Novie Greene
Further Thoughts on Teaching Voice to Children
Business 101
Raising Lesson Fees
Summer Lessons
Other Income Producers
The Inevitable Uncle Sam
U.S. Federal Income Taxes
Schedule C
Form 8829
Schedule SE
A Tax Hint for All
Nuts About Nats
NATS Chapters
Other Professional Organizations and Community Involvement
Thou Shalt Not Photocopy! And Other Ethical Issues
Illegal Photocopying Practices
The Value of Building a Music Collection
Out of Print Does Not Mean Out of Copyright
Cost and Value
Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse
Code of Ethics
Other Ethical Concerns
Pick-Me-Ups and Parting Thoughts
That Is Why We Teach Music
A Successful Teacher Needs...
Solfeggio Syllable Sheets
Introduction to Music Reading
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Accompaniments for Set 1
Accompaniments for Set 2
Accompaniments for Set 3
Accompaniments for Set 4
Accompaniments for Set 5
The Warm-Up Exercises
Copying Under Copyright, A Practical Guide
Form of Inquiry on Out of Print Copyrighted Material
NATS Code of Ethics
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