Ukulele Lessons

Why Confident Voice Studio Music For Ukulele Lessons?

Community:
At Confident Voice Studio, you are not simply signing up for private ukulele lessons. Rather, you are joining a community that are all on the same mission together: to inspire a growing community of passionate and excellent musicians! We create this community atmosphere based on some core principals:

• Everyone has value and should be accepted, included, encouraged and affirmed through their interactions at Confident Voice Studio.

• We must challenge each other to continually grow, develop and improve through focus, hard work and practice, AND

• We must be honest and kind to each other at all times.

This idea of community is central to who we are as a company and how we interact with our customers. It is also key to helping us serve our students in a way that builds confidence, social skills, coordination, work ethic, personal responsibility and, of course, a love for and ability to play music.

Facilities:
Our studio is stocked with everything our students need to create a great learning environment. From inspiring posters on the walls, to music stands, whiteboards, plus a setup for playing along with the music being learned, we spare no expense to make sure we have a comfortable and safe space for lessons to take place. We maintain an open door policy with parents who want to sit in on a lesson from time to time.

How Do Ukulele Lessons Work At Confident Voice Studio?

Once scheduling is out of the way, it’s time to rock. You will meet with your teacher once a week at the same time each week for 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on which you select. Our favorite lesson length for most students is 30 minutes because it allows time for building a relationship, warming up, reviewing what was learned in the previous lesson and providing new instruction. All 30 minute lessons include our Music Lab before or after your schedule lesson time. Thirty minutes is great for younger students and an hour-long lesson is great for more advanced students who are interested in accelerating their progress. We offer several music lesson options ranging from “A La Carte” to our monthly studio membership. These various packages offer options to our customers to match their needs related to schedule flexibility, pricing and commitment.

Do I Need A Ukulele Before I Sign Up For Lessons?

Yes and no. We know that buying an instrument is a big investment. If you are testing out your child’s interest and aren’t ready to take the plunge, we totally understand and will work with you! On the other hand, having a ukulele at home is a big advantage when it comes to students making progress between lessons. Plus, buying an instrument = more noise, more noise = more fun, more fun = more practice and more practice = more progress.

Therefore, according to the transitive property, buying an instrument = more progress. The good news is that for less than the price of 1 month of lessons, you can get a quality starter ukulele. We recommend a soprano ukulele to start and prefer the Kala brand. You can find one at http://Smile.Amazon.com (select Portland Musical Theater Company as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate to Deanna’s theater company with every purchase you make) or locally Portland Music Company.

What Will I (Or My Child) Learn?

At Confident Voice Studio, ukulele lessons not only include rocking out to the songs you love, they expand your knowledge and skills as a musician. Our teachers focus lesson time on music theory and exercises along with different styles and techniques crucial to becoming a well-rounded ukulele player. Because we know each individual student has unique learning styles, goals and previous experience, we develop customized lesson plans for each student to make sure we are delivering effective and productive instruction that is exactly what you’re looking for.

If you would like more information about our ukulele lessons, CLICK HERE and schedule a complimentary consultation and trial lesson.

He races through the door to begin the lessons

From the get-go Deanna’s been a great piano teacher to our 5 year old and each week he races through the door to begin the lessons. It’s only been a few months but we can sense his growing understanding of how the piano works. Anyone who helps my kid (or anyone’s kid) learn to play and love music gets 5 stars.

Brian Y.

She helped me find my true voice

Before I worked with Deanna my singing voice did not feel natural. She has helped me find my true voice.

Deanna is that she is keenly focused on your particular needs as a singer, and is able to assist you in reaching your particular goals.

Working with Deanna, I gained confidence, strength of voice, as well as greater range.

John K.

Engaging, Kind, Understanding, and Informative

We’ve been searching for a piano teacher for a few months. We knew we wanted our son to experience lessons and develop an early skill set for music but we also knew we needed a teacher who understands the needs of young kids and loves teaching them. But it’s so hard to find a teacher who is passionate about 4 year olds AND has a schedule that accommodates working moms.
Most of the teachers I found could only do mid-day appointments.
Deanna is engaging, kind, understanding, and informative. She connected with Tommy immediately and had a teaching style that is clear and direct. She also was able to vary activities in a way that allowed Tommy to focus and feel successful.

 

Tracy V.

Could not recommend her highly enough!

Deanna is FANTASTIC! We honestly went to another piano teacher with our son previously and he was not engaged. She is patient, energetic and consistent – he is SO excited every time it is lesson day. Could not recommend her highly enough!

 

Kimberley Y.

Terrific job connecting with my son

My 10 year old son started taking piano lessons with Deanna Maio at Confident Voice Studio a couple of months ago, and she has done a terrific job connecting with him and helping him advance his piano practice. We highly recommend Deanna!

Carissa H.

Deanna’s a Confidence Booster

Before studying with Deanna… I was less confident overall in my singing, my voice cracked in a lot of places and my range was a bit narrower. The most difficult part about that was singing in front of others and not being quite sure what notes were going to come out of my mouth.

The thing about Deanna is that she is very welcoming, supportive and makes you feel comfortable. My biggest insight learned during our lessons was that it is possible to get my voice to be more predictable, the importance of proper breathing and that it really is helpful to record and listen to your own voice. And this was valuable because it’s a confidence booster especially during performances.

I gained confidence, comfort and knowledge about singing. I’d recommend Deanna to singers that want to stretch the current limits of their voice and feel more confident singing. Thanks so much for this great experience!

Mural N.

We Love Her!

My 4-year-old son has been taking lessons with Deanna for the past 6 months. I am a preschool teacher. I was immediately impressed by how Deanna was able to connect with my child and work with him with such calmness and ease.

My son tried many different classes and has had many different instructors. Deanna has by far been his favorite instructor and he is always excited and ready for class.

The program she uses is wonderful, it introduces children to sequencing and patterns, fine motor skills and development and so much more. I highly highly recommend classes with Deanna. We love her!

Nadine S.
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