Stephanie Horowitz offers voice lessons on Long Island for beginning singers up to emerging professionals.
A great classical foundation can take you through any style of music. You can sing the music you love and learn how to sing in a healthy way that will build your stamina, consistency of tone, and range.
To the Beginning Singer: Singing can be daunting and scary. It is sharing a very personal part of you. It helps to have someone 'in your corner' giving you pointers on what is working for you and suggestions on how to make singing easier and more enjoyable. In my voice lessons we find the best parts of your voice and we build them up and expand on them. We don't judge or harshly criticize. Singing should be a joyful experience and a creative
way to express yourself. You CAN sing. We just need to find the way
to make it as easy as possible. Most students see a difference right
from the first lesson. Here are some of the benefits that you
may encounter from taking voice lessons:
-Better tone quality
-Increased ability to hold notes (breath control)
-Expanded range, both lower and higher
-Increased vocal stamina (you don't get hoarse)
-Better overall appearance while singing (good posture, relaxed face, etc.)
-More confident and artistic presentation of songs
Weather you are just trying to belt out some karaoke with your friends
or you want to start getting involved with local theatres or religious music
groups, there are so many benefits to taking voice lessons. I am happy to
speak with you about concerns and questions.
To the Intermediate/Advanced Singer: You have chosen, as have I, to make singing a part of your life. You might have studied in the past or you have honed your own skills to the point where it is time to get some professional guidance. Either way, taking lessons will help you 'kick it up a notch' to say the least. We will take
the skills and talents that you have aquired and expand
upon them to really help you shine in your own individual way.
You can expect some, many, or all of these benefits:
-Increased breath capacity (longer phrases, more control)
-Increased vocal stamina
-Increased flexibility in the voice
-Warmer, more honest and consistent tone
-More focus in the middle voice and ease in the extremes
-More even vibrato
-More freedom in the body
-Better overall appearance while singing
-More confident interpretations of songs
Singing should be as easy and natural as possible. Most of the technique for singing comes from things that we already do in daily life, but are not paying attention. Once we get in touch with these things we can incorporate them as habits. Then, while performing, you are free to focus on other things like the meaning of the song, the artistic choices, or the fact that your costume is slowly coming undone. (I speak only from experience) Though never predictable, singing should be joyful and serve a means of self expression and self awareness.
My studio is located in southern Nassau County, Long Island. My rates are very competitive and my policies are listed below. Please feel free to contact with any questions!
Prices range from $45-$65 depending on length of lesson.
Travel rates will add $10- $20 depending on distance.
Manhattan students must also cover the cost of the rehearsal studio rental.
Discounts available for multiple students in one family.
Discounts available for monthly payment plans.
Should you need to cancel a lesson I need a Minimum of 24 Hours Notice. More notice is better.
Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice should be emergencies such as illness or weather conditions or they will be billed as lessons.
Voice training is similar personal training at the gym. If you take breaks for long periods of time you will start to loose bits of your stamina, support, and general technique. This is especially important for student-aged kids/teens as they are just learning the foundations of vocal technique. This is why extended breaks (a month or longer) from voice lessons are not advisable. Things happen, however just keep in mind that this is your investment and you deserve to get the most gain out of it.
Students should have a binder with all of their current repertoire in it and they should bring it for each lesson. It is the students responsibility to keep repertoire current.