Thank you for your interest in voice lessons at the Kansas City School of Music. Our instructors guide each student, not only in musical accuracy and technique, but also in conveying ideas through musical word. Our voice instructors take care to provide each student with a diverse range of repertoire, no matter their skill level or age. Lessons are tailored to fit each student’s needs. Our students don’t just sing; they excel at it.
A great voice instructor is fundamental to the student’s proper education in this organic, ever-changing instrument. Our voice instructors at Kansas City School of Music prioritize good, healthy vocal technique above all else. That said, musical expression, diction, and interpretation of the text are also important aspects of every voice lesson. Each of our voice instructors has extensive experience in music education and performance as well as a passion to pass a love of music on to a new generation of talented students. View our instructors’ biographies below.
Rebekah Thompson - Piano, Voice, and Musikgarten
Bonny Green - Director of Operations, Voice
Brian Sussman - Voice
Un Chong Christopher - Voice and Piano
We know from experience that Performing is a great opportunity for students to test everything they’ve learned in lessons. That’s why we have ample opportunities for vocal students to perform on their instrument, and we highly encourage them to get involved in music groups outside of our music school.
Kansas City School of Music has two locations for your convenience: our Lenexa campus and our Overland Park campus. Both of our state-of-the-art facilities have large and spacious practice rooms, soundproof walls, temperature control, and much more. All of this contributes to our high standard of excellence and allows your student to focus on mastering their musical talents.
Becoming a successful vocalist depends on your child’s ability to master the fundamentals. The goal of our voice instructors is to establish these fundamentals and ensure that your student is ready to practice on their own. We also have a heavy emphasis on vocal health and parent interaction. Breathing, phonation, resonance, versatility, diction, and musicianship will all be taught and mastered through our voice lessons. Additionally, parents are encouraged to get involved in their student’s learning, whether it’s sitting in on lessons or assisting them with practice at home. Feel free to ask us how you can be instrumental in your child’s musical success.
Voice Lessons for Young Children
Many parents are under the impression that they shouldn’t start their children with voice lessons too early. However, young children between the ages of 5 and 13 can see enormous benefits from voice lessons, especially from a great voice instructor. Our teachers who specialize in child music education will create a custom plan for them based on their age and ability level.
Expectations for Enrolled Students
If you have any questions about our voice instructors or voice lessons, please contact Kansas City School of Music today.