Category Archives for "voice"

Oct 11

“Singing Lessons: Do it Right the First Time”

By Melanie Alpert | voice

Do you love to sing? Do you want to learn how to sing the very best you can? Then DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!

Melanie Alpert, NATS, Teacher of Voice,

The Alpert Studio of Voice and Violin

I’m Melanie Alpert and I have been teaching voice for over 30 years. I have helped many of my students achieve their performing dreams. Whether it’s on the professional stage, in school and community productions or in choirs and various singing groups, my students have excelled. They have been winners of many prestigious vocal competitions and been accepted and graduated from the best performing arts schools in the country. They have one thing in common: they simply learned how to do it right the first time!
Actually, for several it wasn’t the first time. They had flip flopped from teacher to teacher and studio to studio not getting what they needed, or, as with so many young, even professional singers, getting vocally hurt in the process. By coming to my studio and going back to the basics, with my guidance they started over and accomplished their goals.

My first priority as a teacher is to give you the tools and techniques to sing well and healthily now and for the rest of your life. As a consequence you will sing the best you ever have in your life! And that’s really it. No mystery, no magic, just time honored tools, that with repetition and practice, will take you where you want to go. My system of teaching is clear, concise, STREAMLINED and will get you to your goal quickly.

Whether you are 9 or 49 come, let’s take this exciting musical journey together! DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME and come be a part of my studio. Your vocal dreams await!!!

Offering Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Indie, and Contemporary singing programs.

 

Feb 16

Important Dates for the Alpert Studio

By billalpert | Studio News , violin , voice

It’s shaping up to be a busy Spring at the Studio. Please make a note of the following dates:

Our Spring/Summer Recital will be held on Saturday, June, 8 at 4:30 p.m. • Save the date, as all students are expected to participate.

Spring Event Summary:

Spring Break – March 18-22: No lessons for voice or violin

San Bernardino County Solofest (voice and violin) – April 6/April 13 – Application Deadline March 22: Information

Suzuki Violin Graduation – April 28 – Recordings due in March – Information

Great American Songbook Competition (High School Vocal Students) – Videotaping on Saturday, March 16 – Deadlne for Entry: March 31 – Information

Spring/Summer Recital – Saturday, June 8, 4:30 p.m. – Rehearsal on Friday, June 7, times tba

 

Feb 09

Alpert Studio at SCVA Solo Vocal Competition

By billalpert | Studio News , voice

Alpert Studio at SCVA Vocal Competition

It was a great day for the Alpert Studio of Voice family, four of our students participated in the SCVA Solo Vocal Competition, and all advanced to the competition finals with a “superior” rating. Pictured are Kenzie Petschow, Miranda Ford, Melanie Alpert, Cameron Muller and Kelly Muller. Nice job everyone!

Jan 03

Voice Lesson Schedule Change

By billalpert | Studio News , voice

Due to my knee surgery, the start of voice lessons will be delayed one week. Lessons will resume the week of January 14, according to normal schedule.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! See you soon!

–Melanie Alpert

P.S. Violin Lessons will resume as scheduled, on the week of January 7.

Dec 02

Violin Schedule for December

By billalpert | Events , Studio News , violin , voice

Happy Holidays from the Alpert Studio

Photo: A. Bloom (click to enlarge)

 

Violin students: our work for the year isn’t over quite yet!

Violin Lessons will continue through December 14th. There will be no lessons between December 15 and January 4. Lessons will resume according to normal schedule on January 7, 2013.

Please remember that this is my normal December teaching schedule; regular tuition applies for December, as your annual tuition is simply divided into 12 monthly payments.

Congratulations to all our violinists and singers on a wonderful recital performance! Remember to share your talents and continue to sing and play through the holiday season.

Happy Holidays to the entire student family!

Nov 14

Winter Recital Reminder

By billalpert | Studio News , violin , voice

It’s recital time! This year’s Winter recital will be held on: Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. (rehearsal November 30 approx. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)

Rehearsal for this year’s recital will be on Friday, November 30. The rehearsal will start approximately around 4:30 at the recital hall and we hope to finish up around 6:30ish. You will be given a rehearsal time slot during the month of November.

Remember our new studio location: Rehearsal and Performance will be held at 10722 Arrow Route, Suite 616; directions and map may be found here: http://www.thealpertstudio.com/contact/ 



Thanksgiving Week: Remember, no regular voice or violin lessons will be held during Thanksgiving week.

Happy Holidays,
Bill and Melanie Alpert
holiday food
Nov 01

Voice Lesson Schedule for November and December 2012

By billalpert | Studio News , voice

Hello Everyone,

Here is the voice lesson schedule for November and December. In November, there will no lessons Nov. 19th through the 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving! They will resume the next week and then regular scheduled lessons will end after the recital on Dec. 1st for the Holidays and resume the week of January 7th.

I know there are some of you that have competitions and college auditions coming up, so if you need a voice lesson after Dec. 1st and before Dec. 14th, please let me know at your last regularly scheduled lesson. These lessons will be by appointment and may not be at your regular time.

Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday season to each and every one of you!

–Melanie Alpert

holiday food

Oct 21

Michael Feinstein and Terry Gross On George and Ira Gershwin

By billalpert | Bill Alpert Journal , Reviews , voice

Ira Gershwin and Michael Feinstein

This fascinating interview from NPR’s Fresh Air, recounts singer Michael Feinstein’s years of working with the Gershwin family. Over this period Feinstein cataloged much of the Gershwin discography, and in the process unearthed a treasure trove of wonderful stories.

The interview coincides with the release of Feinstein’s new book: The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs. Feinstein writes firsthand about the musical world of the American composers and brothers, George and Ira Gershwin. The book includes a CD of rare performance including “Strike Up the Band,” “‘S Wonderful,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You,” “They All Laughed,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,” “Who Cares?,” “I Got Plenty of Nuthin’,” “They Can’t Take Than Away from Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “Love Is Here to Stay.”  The studio recommends it as a must-have collection for anyone who loves the Great American Songbook!

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