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! Hone your acting skills, musical expression, audition techniques, and even learn to sing in a foreign language, these classes are free to all of our current students whether you’ve missed a class or not.  Come and take your artistry to the next level. 

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

Second or Third Saturday, every month from 2-5pm

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!

Professionalism On The Stage with Carmen

Second Wednesday of the month from 7-8pm

There are a lot of things that can happen on a theatrical stage that can lead to some…interesting situations. How we respond to these situations can either make or break our careers! How do we talk to our directors/choreographer or respond to actors/singers who may be presenting rude behaviors towards you?

Fortunately, I have experienced A LOT of these situations. Allow me to take you on a journey and share some of my stories, as well as sit down with you and discuss your stories whether current or in the past. Let’s get you the skills you need to grow, thrive and succeed in any situation the stage and it’s many players throws at you!

Custom Design a Character with Caitlin

Fourth Saturday of the month from 12:30-1:30 pm

Discover the meaning behind your song and how to tell its story. Break through the lyrics and tell the story that each song holds. Learn to interpret your songs through character motivation and watch it improve your presentation! Bring your current songs and be ready to sing and discuss. It’s going to be so much fun!

Caitilin Carlisle, Higher Voice Studio

Audition Skills with Matty

First 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.​

Diction For Singers with Tiffany

Third Saturday of the month from 2:00-3:00pm

Have you ever listened to someone sing in English and have no idea what they’re saying?  Have you ever wanted to sing in another language but thought it would be too hard? Are you preparing for a college audition or working on your chorus music and need to sing a song in a language other than English? Did you know that there are only five vowels that will completely change the way you sing and how well you’re understood in any language? 

Join Tiffany as she teaches Diction for Singers, and she’ll teach you how to pronounce your vowels, opening the door to French, Italian, German and Latin.  Not only will you have the tools to sing songs in almost any language, but even your English will improve! And here’s the big secret….learn how to pronounce your words, and your singing voice will be happier too!  See what all the talk is about! Hee, hee….

Singer’s Survival Guide with Carolyn

First Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm

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.