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SPRING ClassES

Check out the Spring 2021 Class Offerings.
Capacity is limited, sign up now to reserve your place!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2021 BELTING II CLASS

* Spring 2021 Belting Technique Class: Phase I Begins Saturday, April 10 *
* Spring 2021 Belting Technique Class: Phase II Begins Sunday, April 18 *

Open Registration Classes 

– Open to All Singers –
(Students do not need to be Enrolled to attend)

What else do you get with this special offer?

  • NO REGISTRATION START-UP FEE for the first year for students who decide to Enroll in ongoing private lessons AFTER completion of the class
  • Early Decision Bonus: FREE Student Rental of the Enhanced Online Equipment Toolkit containing a microphone, headphones, and a pop-filter, including setup assistance from our Studio Manager, for students who also choose to Enroll in private lessons DURING attendance of the class
    (See more details about the exclusive benefits of Enrollment at Skokstudio.)

Additional Open Registration Classes Features

  • SPECIAL BONUS:
    Participation in a class also includes membership to a private Facebook group for student class support between sessions, where Heidi communicates class agendas, general class information, makes daily class-related posts, and actively answers any questions students may have between classes with live video “pop-ins”!
  • Participation in classes is online using Zoom, with Hi-fidelity sound enabled
  • All classes are recorded and made available to each student for practice between classes

What will you need?

  • Students must have their own computer with Zoom installed, a webcam, and a high-speed internet connection.
  • For the best quality online voice lessons, Skokstudio knows students will additionally need an external USB microphone, a mic pop-filter, and wireless over-ear headphones. Skokstudio has carefully selected this equipment and conveniently bundled it all together as the Enhanced Online Equipment Toolkit.  We make  this available to students to purchase at retail cost, but also offer it as a free rental to students who make the decision to Enroll during this promotion. 
  • Students pay only the class tuition fee in full at the time of signing up for the class. There is no additional registration fee to start up and no agreement to sign to take open registration classes. (Students who then Enroll in private lessons following completion of the Welcome Package lessons do sign the standard annual Enrollment Agreement to attend ongoing private lessons.)

How do you apply?

Scroll down the page to take a look at our Open Registration Class offerings. Pick one that fits your development level and click the register button. You will next be redirected to the Skokstudio Scheduling site, where you will first complete an online questionnaire about yourself and your vocal background. Then you will checkout through a secure shopping cart, where we accept all major credit cards for payment. Once you complete checkout, you will receive email confirmation of the class seat reservation and we will be in contact with you in the next 24 – 48 hours.

 

Spring 2021 Class Offerings

 

Belting Technique: Phase I 

Foundation concepts of chest voice will be taught along with individual custom exercises. Includes basics of chest dominance, connecting to the breath, and production of a solid chest voice that does not include the throat but that does include a piece of head voice. Students will be able to bring the lower chest tones successfully into a higher register without strain. A song list is provided with over 75 songs for the singers from which to choose but songs can also be added with the approval of the instructor.

Six weeks,  90 min online class each week via Zoom.
Maximum class size: 5 students
Class meets on Saturdays at 1:00pm EST
First class session is Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:00pm EST

Class Dates:

  1. April 10, 2021 1:00pm EST
  2. April 17, 2021 1:00pm EST
  3. April 24, 2021 1:00pm EST
  4. May 1, 2021 1:00pm EST
  5. May 8, 2021 1:00pm EST
    – No class week of May 15, 2021 –
    6. May 22, 2021 1:00pm EST

  • Students age 18+ must have completed 1 to 3 years of prior regular weekly lessons 
  • A Vocal Evaluation may be required prior to taking this class.
  • Students under 18 years old may only be considered by special admission or after completing 3+ years of lessons

    Belting Technique: Phase II

    This is a continuation of the Belting Technique: Phase I class, where advanced concepts of chest voice will be taught along with individual custom exercises. Includes further development of chest dominance, connecting to the breath, and production of a solid chest voice that does not include the throat but that does include a piece of head voice. Students who have not already taken Belting Technique: Phase I must be able to demonstrate some ability to belt before being admitted to this class. A song list is provided with over 75 songs for the singers from which to choose but songs can also be added with the approval of the instructor.

    Six weeks,  90 min online class each week via Zoom.
    Maximum class size: 5 students
    Class meets on Sundays at 4:00pm EST
    First class session is Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 4:00pm EST

    Class Dates:

    1. April 18, 2021 4:00pm EST
    2. April 25, 2021 4:00pm EST
    3. May 2, 2021 4:00pm EST
    4. May 9, 2021 4:00pm EST
      – No class week of May 16, 2021 –
      5. May 23, 2021 4:00pm EST
      6. May 30, 2021 4:00pm EST

    • Students must have already taken Belting Technique: Phase I as a prerequisite, or must be able to demonstrate some ability to belt already to be admitted. 
    • A Vocal Evaluation may be required prior to taking this class.
    • Students age 18+ must have completed 1 to 3 years of prior regular weekly lessons or already possess an advanced vocal ability
    • Students under 18 years old may only be considered by special admission or after completing 3+ years of lessons

    $200

    Rasping Technique: Phase I

    Do you want to learn how to sing with a breathy and airy sound that has “gravel” to it? Have you been afraid to do this, told it is not good for you? Do you want to add this type of raspy sound to your singing for effect? This class is for you!

    This is a custom-built program which includes breath exercise and mindset, and is the foundation that brings chest and head voice into the rasp. Focus will be heavy on chest voice and creating sounds that bring air and “gravel” into those sounds as well as approaches from the head voice. This class is for the person learning how to use rasp and for the more advanced to build more technique and work the technique into the songs.

    Six weeks,  90 min online class each week via Zoom.
    Maximum class size: 4 students
    Class meets on Tuesdays at 6:00pm EST
    First class session is Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

    Class Dates:

    1. April 6, 2021 6:00pm EST
    2. April 13, 2021 6:00pm EST
    3. April 20, 2021 6:00pm EST
    4. April 27, 2021 6:00pm EST
    5. May 4, 2021 6:00pm EST
    6. May 11, 2021 6:00pm EST

    • Students age 18+ who have completed 1 to 3 years of regular weekly lessons
    • Students under 18 years old may only be considered by special admission or after completing 3+ years of lessons