Welcome to My Studio!

As a private voice teacher I feel it is my responsibility to prepare young students to sing beautifully and confidently; to develop appreciation for all styles of vocal music; to provide musical challenges, education, and performance opportunities for those with an intense interest and talent in singing.

By teaching fundamental principles of posture, breathing, sight reading, as well as an extensive repertoire and confidence in public performance settings we will begin establishing a consistent technique that will help the student reach their musical goals.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Congratulations to Haylee Abney! She just received 1st Chair Alto in All-State Choir!!! Haylee was also just accepted to NAU and ASU School of Music! Awesome job!

Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 Spring Studio Recital

Join us on Saturday May 5th for the 2012 Spring Studio Recital! The songs performed will be the best of the best from the student's year of studying everything from Classical to Music Theatre, from Opera to Pop... there will something for everyone at this recital and we hope you will bring your family and friends and join us!

The recital will be held at 2:00pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Hawes and Ocotillo in Queen Creek. (19730 E. Ocotillo Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142.)Please bring a plate of fruit, veggies, or cookies to share for a small reception to follow. The recital will last approx. 1 and 1/2 hours.

Student's call time is 1:00pm and dress is church dress for singers.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Year of Greatness in the Studio!

Hello Singers and Parents,

It has been too long since I updated my voice studio blog with a new post. It's about time to fill you in on what great things have happend the Fall Semester for 2011 and the upcoming great things coming just around the corner in the Spring Semester of 2012.

Fall 2011: We began in August with lots of new, enthusiastic students! The Private students worked toward their Master Class and Christmas Recital. Learning new vocal warm-ups and technique through beautiful arias, pieces from oratorios, english art songs and musical theatre pieces. Many students began working on Regionals sight-singing and great music to try out with! Each student fulfilled their public performance requirement by singing a solo in a church, class, audition or family event. Group students learned about music theory and history, Composer Corner was a time during their weekly lesson to study the great composers in the history of music. We learned many Christmas songs to sing at the Christmas Recital. We also mastered solfege in warm-ups and prepared for "Ave Maria" by learning it completely on solfege! What a GREAT, rewarding year! It finished with 2 Christmas Recitals with many compliments from the community and nursing home we performed at.

Spring 2012: Welcome new students! New music and technique is being tackled this semester. We had 8 students compete in Regionals Competition and Solo and Ensamble. What a great accomplishment! We are tackling German, Italian, Latin and English Art songs in every lesson. Just WAIT til you see the recital in May! It's going to be the best yet!

Students MANY accomplishments:
*Congratulations to Haylee Abney and Kayla McLemore for their leading roles in QC Highs upcoming show "Little Shop of Horrors". You can see them Friday March 9th and Saturday March 10th at the QCPAC!
*Congratulations to Alison Elg, Haylee Abney and Kayla McLemore for making the top performing choir in QC Krew through the QCPAC!
*Congratulations to the Regionals Winners: Haylee Abney, Erin McDowell, Emma Fisher, Kaylie Minson and Megan Newcomb!
*Congratulations to Haylee Abney for being accepted to University of Arizona's School of Music. We can't wait to hear about NAU and ASU! Good luck at your auditions!

Important Upcoming Dates: (please see your full semester calendar for all the dates.)
1. Regionals Choir Performances Saturday February 18th
2. Private Student Master Class Friday March 2nd 4:30-6:30pm
3. All-State Choir Auditions Friday March 9th and Saturday March 10th
4. Spring Break March 11th-17th NO LESSONS
5. Mandatory Studio Rehearsal Wednesday April 25th 4-6:30pm
6. Spring Recital Saturday May 5th 2pm (call time for students 1pm)
7. Ashley Morris' Senior Voice Recital Saturday May 12th 2pm
8. Haylee Abney's Senior Voice Recital Saturday May 12th 5pm

Here's to a GREAT rest of the Spring Semester and great music!
Jamie Alston

Sunday, March 20, 2011



I am excited to announce that I will be beginning registration for my 12th year teaching voice lessons! It has been a wonderful 11 years and I look forward to another great year of teaching students of all ages to sing and love music! I will begin registration for Fall 2011 April 1st and I fill up fast so the sooner you register the better to save your spot. The registraion form is located to the right of this screen. Click on the image and you will be directed to sendspace.com. You will be able to click on the file there and print it out. Fell free to email me and I will send you my mailing address where you can send it or drop it off at your earliest convinience. The $25 yearly fee is due along with the form for all returning and new students in order to register.

Read more of my policies and classes to the right of this page on the tabs listed below for Private Lessons, Group Lessons and Prep Lessons.

My email is jkavoice@gmail.com. Remember registration begins April 1st! Thank you for your interest and confidence in my voice studio. Here's to another great year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Recital 2010

We are having our Christmas Recital at The Citadel Retirement Community on Saturday December 11th 2010. Please join us and the residents as we sing favorite carols like "Mary's Lullaby", "O Christmas Tree", "Candlelight Carol" and everyone's favorite "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"!

There will be a recital at 2pm in the Desert Rose building and 3pm in the Main Lobby.

Thank you students and parents for all your hard work and dedication this semester! I am excited for all the singers to share their beautiful voices at this special time of year!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fall 2010 Calendar and Payment Schedule

Here is our Fall 2010 Voice Studio Calendar:

SEPTEMBER: Regular lessons all month (*Except Monday the 6th- lessons will be moved to Friday the 10th at the same times to observe Labor Day).

OCTOBER: No lessons 10th to the the 24th for Fall Break.

NOVEMBER: Regular lessons all month (*Except Friday the 26th lessons will be moved to Monday the 22nd at the same times to observe Thanksgiving Break).

DECEMBER: Regular lessons the first 2 weeks of the month. "OUR FAVORITE CAROLS" Recital is Saturday the 11th at the Citadel Retirement Community. Call time is 1:30pm. There are 2 recital times 2 and 3pm. Students are required to attend BOTH recitals. Parents and guests are invited to attend both or either. Dress is Christmas colors/nice church dress.

No Lessons Until January 3rd 2011. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

JANUARY: MANDATORY STUDIO REHEARSAL Thursday the 13th. Group students 5:30-6:45pm; Private students 6:15-8:30pm. There are NO LESSONS the week of the Studio Rehearsal! Remember the Studio Rehearsal is MANDATORY. You must participate in this rehearsal to be in the Broadway Melodies Recital. "Broadway Melodies" Recital Saturday 15th at 4pm. Call time for students is 3pm. There will be no lessons the 17th due to No School. Solo/Ensemble Competition and Regionals is January 28th and 29th.

*There will be a new calendar for February to May*

Payment Schedule:
August 9th, 10th, and 13th- Group Student Fee: $40; Private Student Fee: $75

September 3rd, 7th, and 10th- Group Student Fee: $45; Private Student Fee: $75

October 1st, 4th, and 5th- Group Student Fee: $22.50; Private Student Fee: $37.50

November 1st, 2nd, and 5th- Group Student Fee: $45; Private Student Fee: $75

November 29th, 30th and December 3rd- Group Student Fee: $22.50; Private Student Fee: $37.50

January 3rd, 4th, and 7th- Group Student Fee: $45; Private Student Fee: $75
Accompanist Fee Due by January 13th:
Group Student: $25; Private Student: $35

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The Fall 2010 semester of voice lessons beings Monday August 9th. This is in just 2 short weeks! I am looking forward to seeing my new students and my old students all come back ready to sing and learn!

To make sure you are ready your first day back I sent you all an informational email with your lesosn time, Fall 2010 Calendar, Contract Form and Policy Sheet. Please come to your first lesson with the Contract Form signed, a binder, pencil and for my private students: your Jensen Sight-Singing Book and music books. Group students will be recieving your new music at your first lesson. You will need a binder to take your new music home with you.

I look forward to seeing you at your first lesson!
Jamie Alston