Private Music Lessons
UPDATE: I am no longer taking new students, but I can recommend an excellent teacher: Kathryn O'Shea. She is the best singer I know - really! - and she just happens to be my daughter. On stages since childhood, she is currently a professional singer-songwriter-entertainer, using both her music and theatre backgrounds, with an attitude of compassionate creativity and enthusiastic support. Her students report rapid progress and new confidence. She teaches virtually (online), working with students of all ages from all over the country.
Invest in your singing with private voice lessons, with an emphasis on coaching, interpretation, stagecraft, and a light-hearted enjoyment of music and life. I have a classically trained background and degree, but I also offer a wide range of experience, including rock, jazz, blues, and broadway styles. Lyte's Bio.
My purpose is to help you find and develop your best vocal sound, increase your confidence and performance abilities, and have fun with music on a regular basis. It's not about some external idea of perfection; as my friend David Roth says, "Practice makes Progress." It's about finding joy in music, letting the real You shine through, and being motivated to grow into your best self.
If we haven't laughed at least once, the lesson was incomplete. If you can't laugh at yourself, please find a different teacher. Life is too important to be taken seriously.
If you choose, your lesson can also contain elements of music theory and/or improvisation (for any instrument).
Contact Lyte for openings: 828.606-6749 or lytingale(at)gmail.com
MusicNotes is an excellent source for downloadable sheet music for popular songs
To learn some Basic Music Theory especially useful for Choral singers,
- read this article, and
- download this page:
Get to know your voice, stretch vocally, emotionally, or whatever way is poignant for you personally, sing solo in front of others, all while focusing on the positive aspects of your voice, your sound and your expression.
A variety of voice work is covered, whatever is most supportive of overall progress. This means the class is "tailor made" to the participants, and no two "Voice Class" series will be alike! Each person declares a list of personal goals so the content will support where you are and where you are going.
Why do we call it "Sing For Joy"?