Group Make Up Classes

Missed a lesson?  Well, now you don’t have to miss a beat!

Did you have to cancel one of your private lessons because of illness or a scheduling conflict? Going away for the summer, but don’t want to give up your perfect lesson time? No worries! Sign up for one of our group make up classes below! Not only will you get the chance to work with one of our amazing Higher Voice Studio faculty, but you may be surprised to know that some things you can only learn surrounded by a group of supportive peers! Do you have an audition or a role in a show coming up?  Sign up for our Audition Prep classes with Matty Thornton. Did you ever have a mishap during a performance? Don’t fret…check out The Singer’s Survival Guide (What to do When) classes with Carolyn Smith! Looking to expand your knowledge with theory for learning how to read music, then check out Sight Singing and Ear Training with Caitlin Carlisle or Fundamentals of Music Therapy with Devan Balaguer. Liz Ambrose shares topics regarding health as creators and performers in her Wellness for Musician series.

Group Voice Class with Higher Voice Studio’s Founder, Hilerie Klein Rensi

One Saturday, every other month from 3-5pm

Bring your questions.  Bring the music you’re working on in your private lessons.  Bring what you are struggling with in your singing and performing.  Bring yourself, bring your courage and your best “Dare To Suck” attitude and allow, Hilerie Klein Rensi and the supportive community of Higher Voice Studio to bring out the best in you and your art.  

How does it work? Students go around in a circle sharing what they’ve been struggling with in their lessons. We all talk through the issues together, then students get to work with Hilerie on their trouble spots while the other students learn from the process. Such a simple premise, yet this free class is one of the best ways to meet other singers, cover a lot of new topics in a short period of time, work through nerves, and move through resistance, leading to breakthroughs that just can’t happen in a private lesson. Hilerie will be available to accompany you, but if you want to accompany yourself or bring your guitar, that works too! Not ready to sing at a group voice class yet! Just come and watch and enjoy the experience. These are very popular afternoons in the studio, so sign up today! We can’t wait to hear you SING!

Group Sight Singing and Ear Training Class with Caitlin Carlisle 

Third Friday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm

Do you want to read music?  Like, as an actual language? Are you tired of paying your private teacher to plunk out the notes of your songs? Are you sick of playing recordings over and over again to memorize a piece of music? Are you making the same mistakes time and time again?  Wouldn’t it be great to look at the music on the page and hear what it will sound like, BEFORE you play it or sing it?  For singers, guitarists and pianists of all levels, Higher Voice Studio faculty, Caitlin Carlisle, will teach you the skills to become an independent musician and to read what you see on the page! Come join us and start being able to speak the language of musicians.  All ages and levels are welcome!

Wellness For Musicians with Liz Ambrose

Second Wednesday a month from 7-8pm

Struggling with performance anxiety? Do you seem to find yourself in creative ruts when practicing? Wellness for Musicians takes a look at various topics regarding our health as creators and performers. In this masterclass-type setting, Liz will teach and lead you through exercises that will help improve your musician’s wellness and health. 

Auditioning Skills with Matty Thornton

Third Saturday of the month from 2:30-3:30pm

There are tons of people who walk into an audition, sing the first minute of a song and call it a day. But, is that enough?  As students of Higher Voice Studio we can dazzle them with our beautiful voices, but we also need to tell a story and captivate those in the room with us! The purpose of an audition is to showcase yourself in your best light so you can get the solo or land the part, but doing that requires skills and preparation. I want you to walk into your next audition feeling proud and confident and this is the class that will start you on that journey.​

Singer’s Survival Guide with Carolyn Smith

Second Saturday of the month from 2:30-3:30 pm

Every singer has faced an unfamiliar situation in their performance world that can shake them and lead to anxiety about what might happen. Carolyn has created this series with real-life situations that she has been through and has crafted solutions for, from stage fright, vocal issues, microphone, and sound issues, to wardrobe issues. The Singer’s Survival Guide helps you through these situations to help you give your best performance.

The Fundamentals of Music Theory with Devan Balaguer

Second Tuesday of the month from 3-4pm

We all want to be able to pick up new music and jump right in! But we can’t do that without learning the basics of music theory.  Does that music look like a bunch of foreign writing? Can you hear that tune in your head, but just don’t know how to write it out? 

In this class, we will start from step one and work through reading and writing music.  With Devan Balaguer as your guide, you’ll examine key signatures, note duration, clefs, rhythms and much, much more!  These skills will be the building blocks for learning music quickly and even being able to write your own.  Soon that foreign scribbling will form into a beautiful piece of music that you’ll be able to produce for yourself, your teacher, and your audience!