Early Bird Discount Week 2017!!!

Enroll in any voice class or choir for our 2017-2018 school year session by July 1 and receive $50 discount on annual tuition.  Pay the year's tuition in full and receive $100 off.

Enroll in any voice class or choir for our 2017-2018 school year session by July 1 and receive $50 discount on annual tuition.  Pay the year's tuition in full and receive $100 off. Course Offerings: Sunday Evenings 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Berks Vocal Arts  (email Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net to set up your audition)  Grades 8-12.  BVA is our top vocal ensemble for students desiring our most challenging and musically rewarding experience and vocal training! Sunday Evenings 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.  Honor Choir (email for brief, fun, easy audition!) Gifted and Talented Choir with emphasis on Excellence and Community Service.  This is one of our studio's most popular and long-standing programs! Grades 7-12   Monday Evenings   All Monday Offerings are Open Enrollment; no audition required! Just sign up and enjoy a fantastic learning experience! 4:30-5:15p Singing Time (ages 4-8)  Learn to sing in a healthy and fun way! Community Performances throughout the year.  5:15-5:45p Elementary Voice Class (Grades1-5)    5:45-6:30 Juniors Dance Combo  (Visit VisionsDanceCo.com) 6:30-7:30 Treble Choir (ages 8-13)  Children's Chorus.  Everyone can sing! Community performances, lots of fun, will travel to NYC this year! 7:30-8:00 Middle School/Jr High Voice Class 8:00-8:30 HS Voice Class   Elementary, Middle School and HS Voice Class Description: An affordable, rewarding and fun group voice lesson in a positive and supportive learning environment.  Learn to sing with friends in this weekly training class.    

Enroll in any voice class or choir for our 2017-2018 school year session by July 1 and receive $50 discount on annual tuition.  Pay the year's tuition in full and receive $100 off.

Course Offerings:

Sunday Evenings 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Berks Vocal Arts  (email Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net to set up your audition)  Grades 8-12.  BVA is our top vocal ensemble for students desiring our most challenging and musically rewarding experience and vocal training!

Sunday Evenings 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.  Honor Choir (email for brief, fun, easy audition!) Gifted and Talented Choir with emphasis on Excellence and Community Service.  This is one of our studio's most popular and long-standing programs! Grades 7-12

 

Monday Evenings  

All Monday Offerings are Open Enrollment; no audition required! Just sign up and enjoy a fantastic learning experience!

4:30-5:15p Singing Time (ages 4-8)  Learn to sing in a healthy and fun way! Community Performances throughout the year. 

5:15-5:45p Elementary Voice Class (Grades1-5)   

5:45-6:30 Juniors Dance Combo  (Visit VisionsDanceCo.com)

6:30-7:30 Treble Choir (ages 8-13)  Children's Chorus.  Everyone can sing! Community performances, lots of fun, will travel to NYC this year!

7:30-8:00 Middle School/Jr High Voice Class

8:00-8:30 HS Voice Class

 

Elementary, Middle School and HS Voice Class Description: An affordable, rewarding and fun group voice lesson in a positive and supportive learning environment.  Learn to sing with friends in this weekly training class.  

 

We welcome outstanding piano teacher, Regina Whitesell!

Hello I’m Regina Whitesell and I am very pleased to be offering private and group piano lessons at The Music Studio of Patricia Keith! My goal is to provide a fun, yet educational learning experience as you explore music with the piano. I look to improve cognitive development, creativity, coordination, and focus through the use of various tools. We will learn to read music, correctly utilize musical symbols and terms, develop dexterity and coordination, and perform with confidence!

 

In our first lesson together, you can expect me to ask a lot of questions. My goal is to get to know the student… their personal goals, interests, hobbies and skills. It is my goal to help them approach learning piano in the way that will work best for them. After finding a better understanding of them as an individual, I will make my recommendation for piano books. I request that the student purchase the necessary books as soon as possible after the first lesson (so they may bring them along for their second lesson). The first lesson will cover an introduction to keyboard geography, note-reading, proper posture and hand-positioning, and a bit of improvising. Non-beginners will be asked to play something that they already know, in order for me to get a sense of where they are and what they have already learned. I will go over the expectations for practicing each week. Lastly, I’ll share a bit about myself, and my own piano journey! My hope is that by the second lesson, we feel that we know each other a bit.

 

I’m looking forward to sharing  my love of the piano with you!

 

Most Sincerely,

Regina Whitesell

 

Announcement ~ New to our studio in 2016-2017....Berks Vocal Arts

In an effort to meet the growing needs of our studio’s wonderful students, in the fall of 2016 the studio will debut our newest performance ensemble:  Berks Vocal Arts

 

For those singers looking for inspiration and challenge, increased rigor, complex music, Vocal Arts has been designed.  Vocal Arts students will be held to the highest standards of attendance, behavior, and accountability.   Vocal Arts students will be expected to make Vocal Arts a top priority and there will be a strict attendance policy.  

 

The Details

 

Berks Vocal Arts

 

A diverse vocal ensemble devoted to achieving vocal excellence through artistic expression and a rigorous work ethic with emphasis on building musicianship through sight reading & the performance of challenging choral literature. 

 

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” 

― Beverly Sills

 

Entrance by student application and audition(Open to students in grades 8-12; students of other ages/grades will be considered on a case by case basis.).  

 

All accepted students will complete an attendance & behavior contract

 

Audition entails:

1.  Prepared Piece of your choosing that demonstrates your best vocal technique (classical styles encouraged, but not required)

2.  Sight reading, provided by the director

3.  Range Check, led by the director

4.  Sealed/Signed teacher recommendation letter

Have any teacher write a confidential recommendation letter about you describing your overall commitment to excellence,  behavior in class/rehearsal and typical attendance; the letter should describe the teacher’s perception of your individual strengths AS WELL AS areas for improvement and growth.  The letter should be sealed and signed by the teacher across the seal.  You should not request a separate copy of this letter from the teacher or ask to see their letter, as it is confidential.

5.  Student Essay 

Please write why you would like to be a part of Vocal Arts.  What do you hope to glean from the experience and what unique traits do you plan to bring to the group? What will your level of commitment be?  What are your strengths as a choral singer and what areas do you hope to improve?

 

Fall registration will open during summer 2016.  Auditions may be scheduled anytime after June 1, 2016, provided the student is fully prepared in all categories, 1-5 above. 

 

Contact Tricia Keith (Ms. Trish :D) when you are prepared with all of the above and ready to schedule your audition appointment. 

Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net

 

2016-2017 Introductory Season Offer for those who are selected to Vocal Arts:

Sing with our studio’s Honor Choir in addition to Vocal Arts and receive FREE tuition rate for the second ensemble; you only pay tuition for one choir.   

 

2016-2017 Season

Vocal Arts rehearses on Sunday evenings from 6:15-7:15 at 10 S Reading Ave Boyertown, PA and is under the direction of Patricia Keith. 

 

2016-2017 Tuition Rates

 

10 payments of $59   (5% cash discount: $56)

Be on the look out for our $55 Early Bird Rate for Voice classes and choirs  (5% cash discount:  $52)  This $40 discounted rate is awarded to those who are the first to sign up. 

 

First rehearsal: September 11th, 2016

 

For those who elect to participate in Honor Choir as well, Honor Choir will rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.  

Now Enrolling for Summer 2013

There are openings in the following vocal programs for this summer:

Honor Choir (Now with OPEN ENROLLMENT -no audition required) for summer 2013 only!  Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Treble Ensemble (ages 8-13)   Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 

Singing Time (ages 4-7)   Mondays at 5:30 p.m. 

Also enrolling for Summer 2013:

"Music Time" Parent & Me Classes (ages birth through kindergarten):

Thursdays 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   

Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.       

On a waitlist:

Music for Little Mozarts Piano Classes for age 4-6 beginners.  Email me to secure a spot on the waitlist.

Contact Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net for more information on any of the above programs! Have a great day!

Free Parent & Me "Music Time" Classes throughout November

Free Parent & Me Music Classes (for infant - Kindergarten age) are offered during the month of November.  Contact Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net to arrange for your free class.  There are daytime and evening classes available.  

The Music Studio of Patricia Keith is beginning enrollment for the Winter Session of Music Time offering fun & rewarding classes for little ones and their parent/grandparent/caregiver:

*Family Music Time for all ages, birth through Kindergarten

Featuring Songs, Rhymes, Movement and Dance, Sign Language, Rhythm Instruments in a variety of fun ways to discover and enjoy music while enhancing cognitive development

 *Budding Musicians Music Time for Preschool Aged Children (ages 3 through 5)

This class features early music reading skills, beginning instrument introduction (guitar, piano, glockenspiel/bells) and of course lots of singing, sign language, rhythm instruments and moving to music.  It will be based on my traditional Music Time curriculum that features a variety of songs, music styles and instruments with extra challenges and activities built in for the preschool aged child.

Also enrolling:  

Voice Classes ("Singing Time") for ages 4 through 7 & 8 through 11 

"Music for Little Mozarts" Piano Class for ages 4-6.  

Openings for boys in HONOR CHOIR for Gifted Middle School and High School Vocalists

For more information:  www.PatriciaKeith.net  or email Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net

October is Free Tuition for Boys Month

Honor Choir is our newest performance group! They are off to an amazing start.  This group features talented middle school and high school singers committed to learning excellent vocal technique, sight-reading and a variety of repertoire styles.  Right now we are looking to increase our enrollment of male voices in the ensemble.  

To encourage new tenors, baritones and basses to try out the group, prospective male singers are invited to attend rehearsals in the month of October at ZERO tuition!  Honor Choir rehearses Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

This is an auditioned group, so anyone who decides they would like to join will need to arrange a brief vocal audition and interview. 

Contact Patricia Keith to make arrangements to drop in.  Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net

Last few days of Discounted Tuition rates!

Register for Parent & Me classes, singing Classes, and/or The NEW Honor Choir by Wednesday, August 15th and receive discounted tuition rates.  

Singing Time and Honor Choir Online Enrollment

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5VS1NzbllDR0I3Q1U2bC1OcE5YSnc6MQ#gid=0

Enroll and pay deposit on or before August 15th to receive $40 off your 2012-2013 tuition  (monthly tuition will be $50 instead of the regular rate of $54 per month)

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Parent & Me "Music Time" Classes Online Enrollment

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFRiaUd2Mk4tUGdiN1VVSjRRdE1oTGc6MA#gid=0

$5 off fall tuition if you enroll and pay deposit on or before August 15th.  

Singing Time & Honor Choir Enrollment

I am delighted to begin enrollment for another season: 2012-2013 Singing Time voice classes and the new HONOR CHOIR! Singing Time is a fun and comprehensive vocal training class for boys and girls ages 4 through 11; it's like a choir and voice lesson all rolled in to one fun package! In Singing Time, we focus on building confidence, exploring the unique and individual talents of each singer and developing strong and healthy voices in young singers.