Providing Exceptional Music Instruction in the Western Suburbs of Wellesley, Weston, Newton and Needham
“Singing is a powerful tool for self-realization and for nourishment of others. Developing it is a shared responsibility.” – Meribeth A. Dayme, Dynamics of the Singing Voice
Here at At Your Door Music, we believe that anyone can sing. Anyone can make improvements in vocal technique and physical expression. The voice is an amazing instrument unlike any other. And with proper instruction and practice, it can be cultivated to be stronger, richer and more tuneful. The skilled teachers of At Your Door Music thrive on helping students do just that.
If you have a love for singing and a desire to improve, we would love to instruct you. Whether you favor rock, Broadway, classical, pop, R&B, or any other style, we have a teacher who can help you reach your musical goals. Many of our teachers perform professionally in bands or ensembles and hold degrees from prestigious universities. The goal of each lesson is to inspire creativity, explore what your voice can do, and instill confidence.
Piano & Voice
How old were you when you first started playing? At one year old my dad sat me at the piano to “play” and I even have the picture to prove it! Seriously
We believe that in the area of voice, there are no two instruments that are exactly alike. In this way, the voice differs from most other instruments. To master their instrument, singers must have their voices heard and analyzed by a knowledgeable second party – a teacher.
There are many different styles of singing, and our instructors always strive to encourage individuality while making the learning experience fun.
We Teach Proper Technique
While we encourage our students to pursue musical styles that interest them, we also believe that healthy singing is a result of proper technique. Our highly trained instructors will assist you in learning proper breathing, diction, resonance, stage presence and non-verbal communication.
Singing may look simple enough, but it’s actually a series of complex systems coming together to form one glorious, seemingly effortless sound. If you truly want to progress, having a pair of eyes and ears to assist you in training these processes to work together is key.
Because the voice is a delicate instrument, our instructors will help you to vocalize in a way that is healthy and conducive to long-term use. We strive for vocal health and longevity.
We Teach the Fundamentals
Our teachers believe in the value of well-rounded study to promote the musical development of each student. This includes not only proper vocal technique, but also basic music theory instruction and sight reading practice.
Your instructor will work with you to enrich your experience by providing context for the music you love.
We Tailor Instruction to Your Goals
Whether you are a beginner learning the basics, have some experience, or are a professional musician with a desire to further develop your skills, our teacher will provide the guidance you seek. At Your Door Music instructors are committed to understanding your individual voice and crafting each lesson according to your specific strengths and needs.
Once a good vocal foundation is achieved, your teacher will work with you to expand into your preferred musical stylings. We even encourage students to personally suggest literature to work on. We believe that if you choose the music, you will be more enthusiastic and invested in the process.
What Is the Right Age to Begin Voice Lessons?
One of the most beautiful aspects of the human singing voice is that your instrument grows and changes with age and experience. Because vocal instruction requires a certain level of development and understanding, we recommend beginning no younger than age six.
Because vocal instruction for a child vastly differs from adult vocal instruction, our teachers are experienced at crafting lesson content and repertoire for each individual age. Young children greatly benefit from vocal instruction by discovering their own healthy, imitation-free sound. Voice lessons are also a great way for a young person to practice poise and confidence.
For adult and adolescent students, instruction can be much more in-depth as you learn about what is physically involved in good vocal production.
To put it simply, in whatever stage you find yourself, we can meet you there and take you to the next level.
What Is Different About At Your Door Music?
We know that when searching for a vocal instructor, the sheer number of possibilities can be overwhelming. How can you know that At Your Door Music is the best choice? Let’s look at what makes At Your Door Music different from many other options.
The first answer is location. At Your Door Music offers hour-long lessons in the comfort of your own home. This is huge in our increasingly busy age. Besides the excellent instruction, this convenience is a significant reason why our students and parents love the services we provide.
Secondly, we have multiple teachers specializing in different styles of musical instruction who are able to accommodate you. We want to match you up with a teacher whose personality and style of teaching will inspire you to progress as a unique artist.
Thirdly, we love teacher/student collaboration. Nothing is more fun than working on a piece that both student and teacher can enjoy. At Your Door Music instructors encourage students to be readily involved in musical style and repertoire choices. Your voice lessons are what you make them, so let’s make them amazing together!
What’s Holding You Back? Let’s Get Started Today!
Whether you’re looking to start your vocal journey, desiring to develop some audition pieces, or honing your advanced craft, At Your Door Music is here for you. Our instructors have a wealth of experience, and we love nothing more than shepherding you on your musical journey.
Don’t rely on a YouTube video or a peer group to tell you what you need to know about singing. Contact us today to find out what learning from an experienced, inspiring and fun instructor is like. Whatever your goals and current level, we have an instructor that will suit your individual needs.
Still on the fence? We love hearing concerns and answering questions. Call us today!
Praise for At Your Door Music
Our instructor is really energetic and positive. He has an easy going manner and such a nice demeanor.L.S.
We are all really lucky to have such a talented musician for our teacher. He is so good with the kids and makes guitar lessons fun.M.C.
Elizabeth is very much enjoying her lessons. After a couple years of piano lessons at [another music school] she finds this so refreshingly fun and she really looks forward to her lessons. Consequently, she practices more and is having more fun. Dave has just the right combination of kindness and seriousness to teach her.E.P.
Your instructors really are friendly and enthusiastic. They’ve been great about working with my kids to find out what kind of music they want to play.A.A.
Aidan has gained a new lease on his musical life since enrolling with AYDM. I never have to remind him to practice. He just does it on his own without any prompting. In this busy household with four kids, that’s huge. His teacher has figured out Aidan’s music interests and taken it from there and that seems to have helped keep Aidan’s interest going. We’re very pleased.A.J.
Both my husband and I are in a service business and we continue to be very impressed with how you run AYDM. You are so attentive to detail and provide excellent service. Very impressive!B.K.
You guys are making music really fun for David. It brings our whole family so much joy to see the music flowing through him with such happiness. Thank you for doing what you do so well.L.D.
I can’t say enough good things about my teacher! He customizes the lessons just for me. I really appreciate his time and his talent. It is a joy studying with him!S.K. | Adult Student
Todd is officially the “coolest and best” piano teacher EVER and I think my kids would prefer he just move in. The amount of practicing without an argument has increased ten-fold and everyone is quite happy!K.J.
Our guitar teacher and drum teacher both have been so inspiring for my children. We feel lucky that teachers of this caliber come to the house. They’re professional yet the lessons are still so fun. Worth every penny.L.O.
Ben is charming and respectful and the luxury of having him come to us is just amazing. I can continue with my own work while listening to the lesson. He’s relaxed, cheerful and playful – it’s great.J.L.
I’m amazed at how organized you all are. As a single working mom I really appreciate that you provide information in a direct, concise and thorough way. At Your Door Music should be a candidate for a small business award.A.D.
Rachel just loves Yuval. He is very approachable, encouraging and professional. You set me up with high expectations and he’s exceeded everything you promised.C.L.
Luke loves his lessons. He told me recently, “Dave is the best teacher I have ever had in anything… he just makes me want to learn more and more.” Thank you.N.E.
We have taken music lessons elsewhere and this has truly been a superior experience.M.A.G.
Liz always comes out of her lesson smiling!J.C.
My kids are enjoying their lessons tremendously. The teachers are wonderful – instructive, fun, and patient.J.M.
At Your Door Music is simply the best music lesson option, bar none, in metro Boston. You have met and exceeded our expectations over the years with both of our children. On top of that you are perhaps the most professional organization I have ever dealt with for children’s activities & lessons. We will continue to recommend you and wish you every success!M.M.