Take Voice Lessons with Sandy Connolly
Let us help you maximize the expression of your talent and skills and experience the many joys of singing! All skill levels from beginner through amateur and into professional are welcome at CML. We will assist the student in strengthening your voice, breathing correctly, practicing good pitch and intonation, and engaging in artistic expression with an audience. Enjoy learning any song title and genre you want to sing and when ready, we will assist you in performing on the local music scene. Live video recording as well as photographic resources are available at CML for the student who wishes to assemble a promo package.
Goals for All Voice Students
To be a great singer, you must master the following:
- Accurate pitch
- Breath control
- Pleasing vowel formation
- Facility in chest, middle, & head registers
- Legato phrasing
- Clear diction
- Balanced posture
- Accurate rhythm & melodies
But most importantly, you need engaging interpretation that expresses your personal musical message.
Sandy has exercises and instruction to help you develop these goals and is able to assist the student in learn how to engage with an audience. She will work tirelessly with you to help develop a body of work that:
- Is particularly suited to your voice
- Is in a style that you enjoy
- Helps you express the message you bring to the stage
What Sets Sandy Apart as an Instructor
What sets Sandy apart are skills she can equip you with for working with other musicians and the personal connections she has with many of the local venues and musicians. She works with you in your genre of preference whether it be pop, rock, Broadway, jazz, or classical. She has decades of performance experience in local bands as well as many years experience running popular local open mics at Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille and Guilford’s Country Tavern. Once you have some repertoire that is “street worthy,” she will assist you in getting ready for an open mic performance and introduce you to the live music scene on the shoreline.
In addition, she is developing a program called Community Song Project within the studio itself that encourages all students to learn traditional songs during private lessons and come together once a month to sing and play together.