Melody Line Studio
Voice, Piano, Acting Lessons/Classes Serving the Greater Boston Area

How do I contact Melody Line Studio?
Email: Sing@MelodyLineStudio.com

Where is Melody Line Studio located?
You will be given the address and directions when you schedule a lesson.

How do I schedule a lesson? What ages do you teach?
Everyone is welcome! Children, teens, college students, adults, and senior citizens. NO experienced needed!

What happens in a Private Lesson?
Voice Students: A typical voice lesson will start with vocal and breathing exercises to warm up your vocal chords and activate your breathing. Each exercise is specifically chosen to nurture healthy singing technique. Next we work on the songs you have chosen to sing. Please do not worry if you do not know how to read music or do not have the sheet music or any songs in mind. Deborah has an extensive musical library and chances are she has your music or know where to find it. You will be given lots of resources at your lessons. Performance skills and music reading/literacy will be learned as part of your weekly lessons.

Piano Students: A typical piano lesson will start with exercises to stretch and warm up your fingers. Each exercise is specifically chosen to nurture healthy playing technique and reinforce good playing habits. Next we will review any music you played the week before focusing on areas of need. Finally, we will add new songs or sections of songs as you progress. Music theory, music reading/literacy will be learned as well as note and musical notation recognition through your weekly playing.

What should I bring to my lesson?

Voice Students: It is helpful to record your lesson. You can practice with the recording during the week, keep track of your progress, or both. Please also bring your music. Try to bring copies of the sheet music for the songs you want to sing. Some students like to keep their music in a folder. This is a personal preference. Please also bring WATER to keep yourself well hydrated.

Piano Students: Please bring your piano book(s), sheet music, scales, and small notebook to record your lesson assignments from week to week.

How often should I take Private Lessons?
Lessons are offered on a weekly or bi-weekly (every other week) basis. Students who take weekly lessons tend to progress faster. The amount of time (one hour, 45 minutes or half hour) will vary for your level and interest. Most students take at least 45 minute lesson. This is a personal choice. At your first lesson, we will discuss your goals and figure out what will best suit your needs.

Do I have to be able to read music?
No, but music literacy is one of the skills you will learn as a result of taking lessons.

What is the cancellation policy?
48 Hours Notice is Required for all Cancellations.
Otherwise, you will you have to pay for the missed lesson.
If you give enough notice, sometimes another student can fill your slot.

How do I pay?
Payment is due weekly or at the beginning of the month whatever is best for you.
Method of payment is personal check or cash. Please visit the RATES page for information on fees.

What do you mean by "Performance Opportunities"?
Students are offered the opportunity to perform for each other and a small audience. This is NOT required it is just for students who want to test out their skills. It is usually a small group of students at about the same level. Each student can invite a few people which makes for a good audience. The performances are fun and inspiring - everyone is in the same boat, so there is lots of support.

What is currently being offered at Melody Line Studio?
Melody Line Studio is currently offering private voice lessons, beginning piano lessons, acting lessons, audition preparation, music theory, and how to read music to: children, teens, adults, and senior citizens. A wide variety of classes including: improvizational theater games, play production, creative music, music appreciation, music theory, beginning, intermediate and advanced voice and performance classes as well as Master Classes.

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