Music is our universal language and a place where everyone is welcome on their own terms.
Aurora Vocalis offers one-on-one lessons for all ages, weekly throughout the academic year. You may choose tuition duration for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. If you wish to commit to a full semester you benefit from choosing the semester fee, which covers the program of your chosen duration once or twice a week. If you want tuition for a shorter period of time, or more time between lessons, you may choose the single lesson fee and set up your own schedule together with your teacher. If you are not sure what duration you would like, please contact us for a free assessment or trial lesson to discuss.
All our instrumental and vocal programs include music theory, aural (ear-training), sight-reading and technique training, adapted to your level. There are no requirements to start tuitions, other that motivation.
We use classical technique as a foundation, but other genres may also be part of the repertoire, such as pop or musicals.
In addition to the basics mentioned above, you learn vocal anatomy - how to use and understand your instrument, keeping it healthy, Solfege, interpretation and stage performance, sometimes combined with drama.
For ABRSM exams, singers can choose a more traditional syllabus with a mixed repertoire from traditional, classical and musical songs. Or, they may choose Singing For Musical Theater (SFMT) with only musical theater songs.
In addition to technique and other basic skills mentioned, we focus on posture and musical receptivity adjusted to the students conditions and abilities.
We are currently working on a new violin program. More information will follow.
Even though music theory is integrated in all the instrumental and vocal programs, some wish to learn more and go deeper than what is possible during the instrumental and vocal sessions. Especially those preparing for ABRSM exams are encouraged to start early with music theory lessons, either in groups or individually. According to ABRSM regulation, anyone entering for a Grade 6 instrumental or vocal exam is required to have passed their Grade 5 Music Theory exam first. Individual lessons are for those who can't follow our Theory Club's schedule or need more thorough guidance and follow up.
In Music Therapy we focus on personal development through a musical and interpersonal collaboration between teacher and student. Music can be a window to our soul and a good way of expressing our emotions. It can also be a wonderful means to learn other skills. Students may feel joy in using music as a way to process events and emotions and find confidence in mastering a musical instrument. Others have more specific challenges they wish to work on with music as a more fun and playful method. E.g. someone with speech impairment may train with singing in addition to traditional speech therapy. Whatever your challenges might be, you set your course and goals together with your teacher and find a method that suits your needs.