Project 1: Creative Opera Workshop (class length: 60 min) Project 2: Learn to Read Music Classes (class length: 40min) Project 3: One Point Coaching (Voice) Classes (class length: 40min)
Teacher: Ms. Kaarin
QUESTABOX Book Club teacher for Grades K-4 groups
Professional operatic mezzo-soprano based in Boston, MA and Houston, TX
University instructor of a section of Lyric Vocal Diction for Singers in French, German, Italian, Spanish and English languages
Professional voice teacher specializing in classical and musical theater genres
B.M. from University of Hartford's the Hartt School and a M.M. from the University of Houston
Please contact QUESTABOX Admin for available class times or groups.
Project 1. Creative Opera Workshop (1 hour): Each unit is 8 sessions. Class is open with min. 2 students.
Elementary School (G1-5) Unit: In this fun and interactive workshop, we will explore the world of opera with mezzo-soprano, Kaarin Cecilia Phelps! Whether you are an absolute beginner or have some musical and operatic knowledge- this is the class for you! Grab your art supplies and join us for an adventure through listening, creating and discussing some of the world's most famous operas.
Middle & High School Unit: Do you love music and the arts? Join us for eight weeks of intensive and engaging study as we will explore the world of opera with mezzo-soprano, Kaarin Cecilia Phelps! Through artistic creation, listening, performing and discussing, we will learn about the wide world of opera theatre. Students can expect active participation and to gain a broad knowledge of singers, composers, operas, conductors, history and more. No prior experience necessary, just bring your curiosity!
Project 2. Learn to Read Music (40min): Each unit is 8 sessions. This program is to help school-aged students (GK-12) build up the foundation of reading music and training their ears and voices. When students are ready, there are two tracks to explore: Performance Project Track and Written (Musical) Project Track. (There are up to 3 spots in each class. Class is open with one student)
Unit 1: Fundamentals of Reading Music on the Staff
Unit 2: Aural Skills
Unit 3: Basics of Music History
Unit 4: World Music from different cultures (& How It Shapes and Defines Their way of Life)
Unit 5: Basics of Singing (Anatomy of the Voice & Vocal Warm-ups, Voice Types, and more)
Project Tracks: Theory and Performance Tracks
Project 3. One Point Coaching (40min): Each unit is 4 sessions. This lesson is for anyone, children, parents, and adults who would like to enjoy music and singing better. Bring your favorite piece you would like to sing. Ms. Kaarin will listen and help you find your habit, strength, and area to improve. 1:1 Tutoring/Coaching.
You can join or drop out your classroom anytime. If you join in the middle, the tuition will be prorated for the first month. It's for the first month only.
After signing up the class, your will be receiving a confirmation email about your class.
# of Students in Projects
Creative Opera Workshop (min 2 kids to open the class; max 6 kids)
Learn to Read Music Classes (1-3 spots available)
One Point Coaching (Voice) (1:1 tutoring)
Absence & Make-up Policy: For group classes, there will be "No make up" for the absent online group classes. "No refund" for the absent online group classes. For 1:1 tutoring classes, there is a class cancellation policy You can reschedule your class without a penalty if you cancel it 24 hours before the class starts. If you cancel it within 24 hours before the class starts, there will be a late cancellation fee ($10). If you are absent without cancellation, there will be a fee (a 100% full session tuition) for the missed session.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you cancel before the first class, you will get a full refund. The registration fee (non-refundable $50 for new members) is excluded. If you cancel in the middle, the 50% of the remaining classes will be refunded. Cancellation should be requested in writing
You will receive a new invoice for a next unit when you are on Week 6. Your tuition payment is due before the first day of each unit. Payment after the first class will incur a late payment fee of $5 per week on the outstanding amount.