The Best Voice Lessons

Main Line, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

Voted “Best Music and Dance Studio” by the

Main Line Times and the News of Delaware County.

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Napoli School of Music and Dance Unique Approach

If you are looking for fun, educational, and inspiring voice lessons from top-notch teachers,you don’t have to look any further. The Napoli School of Music and Dance has been teaching thousands of students of all ages and all levels how to sing since 1990.

Testimonial

At the ripe old age of 29, I decided to return to school. Considering my profession, a health and physical education teacher in Radnor School District, that may not sound too unusual- except that the school was the Napoli Music School. I did participate in my Junior High music program fifteen years ago, but since that time my musical training has been singing solos in my car. Since starting voice lessons with the Napoli Music School, I have learned a great deal about breathing techniques and voice in general. I choose music which I enjoy singing, therefore making practicing something I look forward to. I have even had the opportunity to sing in public, which boosted my confidence and inspired me to continue my weekly lessons. I would recommend the Napoli Music School to anyone interested in pursuing music at any age!

-Debbie Keyser, B.S.
(Physical Education Teacher-Ithan Elementary School)

 

Our Approach to Singing Lessons

voice lessonsOur approach to teaching voice creates a fun, balanced musical experience for each student. Part of our recipe for students to achieve success singing, is that Napoli Music and Dance School utilizes proven methods of study to maximize progress. Additionally, our teachers help students achieve THEIR musical goals (not the teacher’s musical goals). We cover all of the importantsinging techniques including: breathing, ear training, phrasing, reading and repertoire that maximize each student’s progress and shorten the learning curve. Our teachers are also youthful and fun and engage each student with material that is both interesting and exciting while tempering it with the necessary amount of structure. Additionally, students get to select the repertoire that they will learn and will never get stuck singing songs they don’t enjoy!Whether you want to sing pop or rock music like your favorite artists, or learn classical repertoire and technique, we will match you up with the teacher that is perfect for you.

Performance Opportunities for Vocalists

We offer at least two optional performance opportunities each year at our showcases. We have performers that sing, play piano, guitar, woodwinds and strings and drums. As a vocalist, one of our teachers will back you up on guitar or piano. Many of our voice students also learn to play piano or guitar and choose to perform on an instrument while singing.Performers also range from beginner to advanced abilities.

Lesson Lengths

Our Main Line, Delaware County and Chester County singing lessons are all private one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are thirty (30) minutes, forty-five (45) minutes or sixty (60) minutes.

The Napoli Advantage

voice_3Since 1988, we have helped thousands of students learn to sing.We know what works and what does not work and we only hire teachers that are knowledgeable in all styles of music, technique, theory and repertoire. Our teachers can get you to the level you want to achieve a lot faster because of their expert instruction. We pride ourselves on the fact that we cater to each student’s needs, not only with top rate voice instruction, but with excellent customer service. Our full time office staff takes care of all the scheduling, billing and other questions that you might have. This allows our teachers to concentrate 100% on teaching lessons. They do not have to use valuable lesson time to do scheduling and collect tuition.

Location of Our Singing Lessons

Ardmore Studio

690-692 Pont Reading Road Ardmore, PA 19003 (down the street from Chestnutwold Elementary School).

This location is located in Ardmore, but it is also convenient to Havertown, Wynnewood, Narberth (Penn Valley), Bryn Mawr, Merion, Broomall, Bala Cynwyd and Gladwyne.

Springfield Studio

353 Baltimore Pike (2nd floor)

Springfield, PA 19064 (next to Chuck. E Cheese)

This location is located in Springfield, but it is also convenient to Drexel Hill, Media, Lansdowne, Broomall (Penn Valley), Secane and Swarthmore.

In-Home Lessons

These Main Line, Delaware County and Chester County singing lessons are given in the convenience of your own home.

Features of Napoli School of Music and Dance

 

Benefits to You

 

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Music Lessons

Insist on private lessons when learning a specific instrument or voice.

Group lessons work well for preschool music programs, choruses and theory lessons. However, when learning how to play an instrument, private lessons are far superior. In a private lesson, the student and the teacher are the only ones that are in the room. Consequently, each student can learn at his or her own pace. This means that the teacher does not have to teach a class at a middle of the road level, but has the time and focus to work on the individual students’ strengths and weaknesses. During that lesson period, the student is the only focus for the teacher. The teachers also enjoy this, as they do not have to divide their attention between 5-10 students at a time. With private lessons the teachers can help each of their students be the best that they can be.

Help your child to set goals.

Goal setting is one of the most important skills to develop in order to be successful in music (and life in general). To be effective, make your goals specific, measurable, and attainable. An example of setting a musical goal for yourself would be to play a particular scale at a certain speed or to have a certain amount of pieces or songs memorized. Another goal might be to perform in a recital. Goals are always easier to achieve when you set a deadline for them. Try setting some goals of your own and watch your progress soar!

Make practicing easier.

As with anything else in life, improving in music takes practice. One of the main problems with music lessons is the drudgery of practicing and the fight between parents and students to practice every day. Here are some ways to make practicing easier:

 

How young is too young-starting at the right age.

Adults can start any instrument at any time. Their success is based on how willing they are committed to practicing. We teach many beginner students in their 60’s and their 70’s. For children, starting at the right age is a key element to the success of the beginner child student. If a child is put into lessons too soon, they may feel overwhelmed and frustrated and want to stop lessons. The last thing that you want to do is to turn a child off to music because they had one unpleasant experience (which could have been prevented). Sometimes if the child waits a year to start lessons, the progress may be much faster. The following are some guidelines we have found to be successful in determining how young a child can start taking music lessons.

voice classesBassoon – age 10

Cello – age 10

Clarinet – age 8

Drums – age 6

Flute – age 7

French Horn – age 10

Guitar – age 7

Oboe – age 10

Piano/Keyboard – age 5

Saxophone – age 8

Trombone – age 9

Trumpet – age 8

Tuba – teenage and older

Violin – age 5

Voice – age 5

How much should I be reading the notes?

This is a very interesting topic to discuss. There are several different approaches to the study of music. Some involve pure reading of notes and rhythms while others utilize the ability of the ear. The bottom line is how well the student plays his/her instrument or utilizes their voice to sing. This may be achieved by reading, using the ear, or a mix of the two. If the teacher determines that the student is a visual learner, an approach based heavily on note and rhythm reading with some ear training mixed in would work well. If the teacher determines that the student is an aural (ear) learner, a program based heavily on ear playing tempered with some note and rhythm reading would be appropriate. The right frame of mind is crucial for optimal learning. Therefore, catering to the student’s learning strengths will ensure that he/she will get the most out of their music lessons

Have fun!

Music should be something that you enjoy for a lifetime. Try not to put unrealistic expectations on yourself or your children to learn too quickly. Everyone learns at a different pace. The key is to be able to enjoy the journey.

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Visit our 2 Locations

Ardmore Location
692 Pont Reading Rd
Ardmore, PA 19003
(next to John’s Sneakers)
610-658-5284

Springfield Location
353 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064
(next to Chuck E. Cheese)
610-544-2550