Vocal Music and Acting
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We offer both acting and singing lessons for stage, screen and recording studio, serving Bergen County and Northern New Jersey….
Taught by highly qualified performing professionals, The Ridgewood Conservatory’s Vocal Music and Acting Program offers a complete singing and acting education, combining professional performance practices with the literature and materials of music and the stage. More than just singing lessons, our instructors provide their students with the necessary techniques to enhance their performances, teaching our vocal students to “act the song” and our acting students how to use their voices.
Our vocal music curriculum is designed to provide a full range of performance training in the classical, musical theater and popular crossover vocal mediums, including opera, oratorio, pop, rock, jazz, R&B, gospel and country. Our new On-Stage Workshops offer vocal and acting performance programs for kids and teens. (Click here for ON-STAGE WORKSHOPS.)
PRIVATE VOCAL AND ACTING INSTRUCTION*
Summer ’19: June 24, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Fall ’19: September 2, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Spring ’20: January 27, 2020 – June 22, 2020
SINGING / ACTING FOR THE STAGE…
VOCAL PERFORMANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER, OPERATIC, JAZZ, POP AND CONCERT STAGE
Performance-oriented vocal training with emphasis on American Musical Theater traditions and performance techniques for the singing actor, classical vocal performance in opera, oratorio and concert performance, and song-styling for jazz, pop and rock. Beginner singing lessons give our young performers the opportunity to learn how to “take the stage” and “tell the story.” More advanced vocalists and professionals will perfect their vocal technique and on-stage skills.
ACTING FOR STAGE, FILM AND TELEVISION
Private acting lessons allow the student actor or singer to focus on acting skills, explore various acting techniques, and/or receive one-on-one coaching for an upcoming performance or audition.
SINGING TODAY’S MUSIC…
VOCAL PERFORMANCE FOR STAGE AND RECORDING IN POP ROCK, COUNTRY AND AMERICANA
Learn to sing like today’s popular superstars! Meeting the needs of our more contemporary student vocalists, students realize their dreams of becoming performing artists by focusing on vocal technique, sound quality, dynamics, diction and stage performance, as well as increasing the student’s range and vocal stamina, to suit today’s pop rock, country and Americana styles.
ENHANCE YOUR VOCAL PERFORMANCE…
VOCAL COACHING IN MUSICAL THEATER, ROCK, JAZZ AND BLUES
Find out how to completely captivate an audience with your vocal performance! Our faculty of professional vocalists are well-known for their ability to coach singers of all levels and ages in musical theater, rock, jazz and blues song-styling and technique, with a special emphasis on enhancing each student’s on-stage performance.
* Available for ages 8 years – adult.
Fees for Fall ’19 / Spring ’20 Private Vocal/Acting Instruction:
30-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1069.25/semester
45-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1586.38/semester
60-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2103.50/semester
BUY 9 LESSONS – GET ONE FREE!
Fees for Summer ’19 Private Vocal/Acting Instruction:
30-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 48.50 per lesson
45-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 72.75 per lesson
60-minute private lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 97.00 per lesson
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Private instruction is offered on a ‘per lesson’ basis
during the summer. Lesson times may vary each day to
accommodate schedules of students and teachers.
LET YOUR CHILD’S INNER STAR SHINE
in our VOCAL and ACTING workshops!
Call us at 201-612-6686 to schedule a Free Trial for your younger child, tween or teen performer!
ON-STAGE WORKSHOPS . . .
NEW! VOCAL WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS!
Taught by Angelica Sokolovic
Vocal Workshops begin September 12, 2019
SINGING FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS (Ages 6½-9)
In this delightful workshop, budding vocalists take the first step towards becoming successful singers. Students learn breath management, how your body works when you sing, articulation and pitch – all while having fun singing a range of classic and current tunes!
SINGING FOR MUSICAL THEATER (Ages 8-18)
This workshop offers talented children and teen vocalists the opportunity to explore the magic of Broadway and the delights of movie musicals. Students will learn how to tell a story through song, exploring the wonders and talents of such famous Broadway and movie musical composers as George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Stephen Sondheim!
Fees for Vocal Workshops:
One-hour rehearsals. . . $199/8-week session plus $25 music materials fee
NEW! ACTING WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS!
Taught by Rachel Maddock
Acting Workshops begin September 12-14, 2019
CREATIVE DRAMA (Ages 4-7)
A great introductory class for younger children who love to expand their creative imaginations through theater games and dramatic play. Our youngest actors will explore exciting themes such as fairy tales, folk tales, superheroes, sci-fi, and clowning — and have loads of fun working hands-on with masks, puppets, props, and costume pieces to create short sketches and improvs!
INTRO TO ACTING AND IMPROV (Ages 8-18)
Through fun theater games, improvisationand acting exercises, students learn about teamwork, spontaneity, physical and vocal expression, pantomime, and creating characters. Student-actors get to tap into their creative imaginations and inner comedians!
ACTING FOR THE STAGE (Ages 8-18)
In this class, student-actors will delve into the world of musicals and stage plays, exploring both the physical and emotional components of acting! Areas covered include theatre games and acting exercises, voice and speech for the actor, building a character, script analysis, sensory work, and scene rehearsal and performance.
Fees for Acting Workshops:
One-hour rehearsals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $199/8-week session
PROFESSIONAL STUDY and PER-DIEM VOICE AND ACTING LESSONS*
Professional study offers a significantly more advanced level for those seeking to utilize materials learned in private study in a commercial or professional manner.
Per-diem lessons are available for students who prefer to schedule voice or acting lessons on a per-lesson basis.
Fees for Professional Study and Per-Diem Lessons:
60-minute lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $115.00 per lesson
*Professional Study and Per-Diem Lessons may be cancelled without obligation with a minimum of 24 hours notice. If a lessons is cancelled for any reason with less than 24 hours notice, the student is obligated to pay for the lesson in full.