Our Approach to Voice Lessons
Vocal instruction can take on many different forms, so let us take a minute to explain our approach to voice lessons. We start with a good foundation of healthy vocal technique. This includes training in breathing for singing, correct tone production and vowel formation, and how to sing free of tension.
Voice Lessons Should Be Fun!
Finding your own voice is one of life’s great pleasures – and learning how to use it makes that feeling even sweeter! At Brill Music Academy, we want every student to LOVE their music lessons and find fulfillment in learning how to sing.
Our voice teachers create a positive and supportive learning environment where you can succeed, no matter your starting point or level of experience. Whether you are singing in a choir, a musical theatre ensemble, as a soloist, or just in the car, our experienced teachers can help you build confidence and have fun, while working on music you enjoy.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Singing may look simple enough, but the voice is a complex series of systems that form an expressive and delicate living instrument inside of each of us. Perhaps more than any other musical discipline, having an experienced voice teacher to assist you in training these processes to work together is key to healthy, lifelong enjoyment of singing.
Brill Music Academy’s highly-trained instructors will assist you in learning strong fundamentals including proper breathing, diction, resonance, stage presence, and non-verbal expression. We strive to ensure that our voice students become literate musicians, so lessons will also include discussions of music theory, history, and rhythm. Mastering these technical basics will broaden your horizons and allow you to explore many different styles and genres of music in the future!
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
We teach all styles of singing, including musical theatre, classical, contemporary/pop, jazz, country, and folk. Your voice is unique – and therefore, your instruction should be, too. Whether you are a beginner, have some experience, or are an accomplished performer with a desire to further develop your skills, our teachers will provide customized guidance designed to advance your individual goals.
Learn from our experienced staff of professional singers and graduates from several prestigious musical programs. At Brill Music Academy, we approach each lesson with a goal of inspiring creativity, instilling confidence, and exploring the dimensions of what your special voice can do.
Brill Music Academy is your Las Vegas destination for singing lessons. We have a number of voice instructors, each with a rich background of both formal education and vocal experience. Our instructors are experts in a wide range of vocal styles, and each teacher develops students along their vocal journey.
Our holistic approach customizes training for each singer. It is effective for singers of all skill levels and all ages (10 and up). Voice students enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere, where we always have plenty of fun.
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Our Singing Teachers
Our teachers have some serious qualifications, too. Many are members of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), which gives their students access to local and state vocal competitions. Many of our teachers are also vocalists in their own right who have performed in a range of venues locally, regionally and even nationally.
All Skill Levels and (Almost All) Ages Welcome
We delight in teaching singers of all skill levels, from the tone deaf (we believe there’s no such thing, by the way!) to the student preparing for university- or conservatory-level vocal studies. And we’re thrilled to teach singers of almost any age. Our only exception: we don’t generally start lessons before age 10.
Why age 10? There are several reasons. First, the voice is the only instrument that’s internal—it’s actually inside the singer’s body. So we need to wait a little longer for little bodies to mature before we work hard at mastering this instrument. Singing uses a complex set of muscles and demands coordination among several body systems, so it’s good to wait until everything is a little more coordinated before beginning singing lessons.
We also want to be careful about getting too deep into vocal study before puberty, since real changes take place in all voices at that point. What worked to get a “nice” sound in childhood is often not the right technique for lifelong healthy singing.
Of course, we encourage children to sing at any age! They just need to wait until they’re a little older to jump into rigorous study with regular, intentional practice sessions. Even in the teen years, practice sessions should be limited in length to protect a still-maturing instrument. The singing voice doesn’t even fully mature until around 30 years of age!
What Sets Us Apart
We know you have plenty of options to choose from for voice lessons. But we also know that’s part of the problem. Even if you have a musical background, it’s overwhelming to sift through all the available options. That’s one thing that sets Brill Music Academy apart from the rest: we’ve done the hard work for you by vetting our prospective teachers and hiring only the best.
We’re well known in the Las Vegas community for being a trusted, high-quality source of music lessons that doesn’t lose the fun that makes studying music so great. Some “serious” music schools focus so much on rigid methods and conservatory prep that the fun is lost.
We say instead: Why not both? Our atmosphere is warm and fun, and yet students with an eye toward conservatory study and even professional careers in music can get the right preparation with us.
Frequently Asked Questions About Voice Lessons
What is the minimum age to start voice lessons at Brill Music Academy?
We delight in teaching singers of all skill levels. However, you use your entire body to sing, which requires a complex set of muscles and coordination among several body systems. Your voice also changes during puberty. To ensure your body and voice are mature enough to stay healthy and handle all the hard work and demands of singing, we generally suggest that students begin regular, intentional voice lessons when they’re aged 10 or older.
Do I need any prior experience?
Anyone can learn to sing at Brill Music Academy. Here, there’s no such thing as being tone deaf. Our voice instructors are experts with a wide range of vocal experience, training and education. We specialize in helping all students develop their musical abilities, talents, and skills. With our holistic approach and warm, inviting atmosphere, you can have fun whether you want to sing better in the car, join a choir, or prepare for university or conservatory studies.
What styles of voice can I learn?
Vocal training helps all singers improve their craft. At Brill Music Academy, you can learn to sing almost any style, including musical theatre, classical, country, folk, jazz, contemporary, and pop. We offer customized lessons and guidance that allows you to find your voice and reach your unique musical goals.
What materials will I need?
Our voice instructors create customized lesson plans for each unique student. After you discuss your goals and interests with your teacher, you’ll receive a list of training materials and method books to purchase.
Is voice the right fit for me?
Your reasons for singing better can range from personal pleasure to professional performance. In addition to achieving your goals, voice lessons can improve your scholastic performance, boost your physical and mental health, and offer personal enrichment. If you want to get in greater touch with your body and feelings as you invest in your future, consider fun, engaging, and rewarding voice lessons.
Why Come to Brill Music Academy for Voice Lessons?
We put our students first at Brill Music Academy. Our voice instructors each hold advanced credentials and have professional teaching experience and extensive performance experience. Each instructor creates a positive and supportive learning environment for students of all skill levels. With professional guidance and customized lessons, you learn the music you enjoy and gain confidence and skill as you have fun exploring the dimensions and proper use of your unique voice.
Are You Ready for Voice Lessons in Las Vegas?
Are you ready to get started with singing lessons in the Las Vegas area, either for you or for a family member or child? Contact us today to begin the process. We’ll work with you to find the teacher that is the perfect fit for your musical goals.
Taking voice lessons is incredibly rewarding. Taking such a journey through music with the instrument of your own voice is empowering. At Brill Music Academy, we want to help students along this exciting journey. Whether you are new to singing or you have been singing for years, everyone can benefit from honing their craft.
Vocal prowess occurs with plenty of skills, techniques and practice. Voice lessons can help students gain the necessary skills to reach their aspirations or even go on to be professional singers. Confidence in one’s singing ability is important. Learning the correct way to use the vocal chords to create beautiful sounds will help students gain the confidence needed to succeed.
I would like you to know that we are upset that we have to withdraw because we are moving out of state. We love Brill Music! We think this place is ran perfectly!!April K. | Parent
I love the personal treatment we receive here. I have never felt like my son is treated as just another student. Fred and the instructors we have worked with are all very friendly and patient. We have been to a couple other music schools and this one is the best!Bryan K. | Parent
My daughter tried cello lessons here. I was very happy. They answer the phone and they are polite and easy to deal with. My daughter is different, so finding the right teacher for her has been challenging.Terry T. | Parent
Front desk staff is wonderful!!! Teachers are awesome!! One of my children’s favorite extracurricular activities. Thank you!!!Kathleen V. | Parent
Great place! Our 12 year old looks forward to his lesson every week. As a parent, I especially appreciate the terrific organization and communication. Such is rare and invaluable with kids’ extracurricular activities and particularly music instructors or centers. Whether it’s scheduling, lesson feedback, payments or recitals, everything is concise, simple and accurate. Further, it’s very reasonable and convenient with plenty of parking! It’s also next to Domino’s Pizza!George A. | Parent
My 11 year old son wanted to play saxophone in the band in middle school and started taking lessons at Brill last summer. He absolutely loves his instructor and is excelling in band. He is excited about mastering the instrument and continues to take lessons.Silvie W-E.
I would like to tell you how impressed I am w/Brill. It’s run very professionally and the teachers are great. I have learned so much studying w/Mark. He sure knows his music and he is very professional. So, all in all, Brill should get an A+. I recommend it highly. Thanks again.Ursula B. | Student
We are so pleased with the progress our daughter has made since joining the Brill Music Academy earlier this year. Our daughter looks forward to her lesson each week and has formed a strong bond with her teacher, Ms Debbie. We are so thankful we found Brill Music and couldn’t be happier!Jennifer B. | Parent
The Brill Music Academy is a relaxed place where anyone can learn music. They listen to the reasons you are there and want to help you achieve your goals. My daughter was frustrated trying to learn at another music school in town. She hated piano (even though she knew she could love it, and loves music). It became a chore that she felt she would never master. When we came to the Brill Academy I was afraid that my daughter would not do well, that we would argue and it would continue to be a struggle. But I do not have to remind her to practice, she wants to play. She gets excited about her lesson and she loves Liz. They always come out of lessons smiling and laughing and with a positive outlook for next week. I am so glad we found this school and music is once again a fun activity in our house.Stephanie W. | Parent
Kasey has passed his passion and love for music onto my son. I cannot believe I don’t have to ‘tell him’ to practice. 🙂 He is always energized about what he has learned after a guitar lesson!Christine F. | Parent
Just wanted you to know we enjoyed Sarah’s first recital very much. It was great hearing other students as well. Thanks for the great job organizing. I am happy Sarah is enjoying music. Pam has been a great teacher as well. See you soon!Karen P. | Parent
The Brill Music Academy has some of the most experienced music teachers in Las Vegas. When my children first started playing music, they went through teachers at a couple of different schools. While they were learning, it was obvious they weren’t understanding the reasoning behind the music or feeling the music, just the notes. After moving to your academy, I noticed my children immediately became interested in music again and they started progressing at a much faster pace, in spite of having to relearn some of the “basics” they were never taught before. Bravo to the teachers and staff at the Brill Music Academy.Holly D. | Parent
I am so pleased with the instruction my son is receiving from Bernard. He is so patient with him. He tailors the lesson for his age and communicates his progress with me after each lesson. I am so glad we are sending him to Brill Music.Charlene M. | Parent
My children want to take lessons at the school where all of their friends go.Stacey C. | Parent
The teachers are the best! They really care about what my child is learning.Alan A. | Parent