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Admission Requirements – Voice


Students and parents interested in lessons at the Kansas City School of Music must meet with the instructor in a private interview before lessons begin. This interview gives the students and parents a chance to ask questions and experience interaction with the teacher. It also gives the teacher the opportunity to listen to transfer students, and determine the best place to begin for their first lesson.

Age Requirements

The traditional age to begin vocal study is 13. However, we will allow students between ages 5 and 13 to take private voice lessons if they meet the following criteria:

  1. The student has had several years of piano instruction and is able to read music well, OR
  2. The student is willing to take piano lessons concurrently with voice lessons, OR
  3. The student must enroll in 45-minute voice lessons which will include basic piano instruction.

Admission of any student is at the sole discretion of the teacher. Please visit Voice Lessons for Young Childrenfor more information.


All voice students at Kansas City School of Music are required to have a keyboard or piano at home to facilitate vocal practice.

Time Commitment and Practice

Students are responsible for their high quality practice every day. The length of daily practice may vary with the age and experience of the student. In general, anywhere from 30-45 minutes per day is expected.


Students must commit to Expectations for Voice Lessons.