Adam Caar

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piano lessons

We offer private piano lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level piano students, ages 5 and up.  Our teaching focuses on learning to read music, rhythm, ear training and piano performance technique.  Students are encouraged to experiment with all styles of music, and may choose from classical, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, and blues.

  • Learn to enjoy playing for personal pleasure or for public performance.

  • Learn to read music and improve your aural skills.

  • Enhance your performance skills, build self-confidence, and express your inner creativity.

  • Learn phrasing techniques, expressiveness, and finesse in your playing.

  • Build your repertoire from music of all styles and historical period.

  • Learn to play by ear, improvise, and create your own compositions.

  • Learn to accompany yourself or others when singing.

We offer voice lessons tailored to meet your personal vocal needs. All styles and experience levels welcome, from beginners to professionals. Our voice teachers are experts in solid, scientifically-based classical vocal technique - including breath support and management, healthy belting, vocal mix, chest voice, head voice, vibrato control, phonation, resonance, projection, and diction.
 

Whether for your own enjoyment, or for a professional career in music, public speaking, or acting, we can help you find your true voice and show you how to improve your singing and speaking ability through scientifically proven techniques. Voice Lessons and Vocal Coaching Sessions are available on an individual or group basis (see Group Voice Lessons).

voice lessons

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  • Learn effective techniques to achieve a unity of tone & power throughout the entire voice, avoiding the vocal "breaks" so commonly heard in untrained singers.

  • Build your "legit" voice, develop a strong belt voice the healthy way, and increase your vocal range and power.

  • Learn to project a clear and pleasant singing and speaking voice with proper breath support, proper phonation and balanced resonance.

  • Discover the various colors of your voice, and build your repertoire of music from all periods and styles.

  • Learn successful audition techniques and work out material with a vocal coach to prepare for auditions

  • Eliminate the danger of vocal strain and damage, and build a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy singing & speaking.

music theory & musicianship

If you're serious about music, you need to understand and master the fundamental concepts of music theory and build your own musical language. Through a personalized approach, our music theory teachers will help you put these theories into practice every day, learning to read, write, and truly hear the elements of music like never before.

 

An understanding of basic music theory will support you in all of your musical endeavors, eventually making the application of advanced topics much easier.

​Learn to:

  • Read and write musical notation

  • Understand major and minor keys

  • Play notes on a piano keyboard

  • Use scales, intervals, and chord building

  • Write melodies, harmony, and your own complete compositions

  • Identify and apply melodic elements, such as motif, melodic phrasing, repetition, diatonic sequence, melodic cadence, etc.

  • Use harmonic function and voice leading in your own compositions

  • Apply Baroque period figured bass analysis to contemporary and traditional classical music

combination voice & piano lessons

We provide an economical and time-efficient way for students who wish to learn to play piano and sing to combine their lessons in a number of ways. Students may do so all in the same lesson, splitting up the time, vary lessons weekly, or take more than one lesson per week.  Any combination is feasible.


It is a great way for children or adults to be exposed to a variety of opportunities, and to discover where their natural affinities lie. Combination piano and voice lessons help provide a more cohesive understanding of note reading and music theory as it is applied to both disciplines. Combination lessons also make a great gift when one isn't sure what instrument will appeal to the receiver.

Who takes combination lessons?

  • Singers Who Want To Accompany Themselves On Piano

  • Pianists Who Want To Add Singing To Their Resume

  • People Who Are Exploring Their Options & Want To Get a Taste Of a Variety Of Instruments

  • Composers & Songwriters

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group voice lessons

Not ready to jump into one-on-one private voice lessons? Or do you sing with a group that needs some fine-tuning? Group voice lessons may be the answer for you. Learn the fundamentals of vocal technique in a low-stress, supportive group environment. If you and a friend (or more) would like to take group lessons together, let us know, and we'll set up a day and time that works for you. We can help you get your duet, trio, quartet, or larger ensemble singing together in perfect harmony.

We have had years of experience working with large and small groups. The same vocal techniques and skills used in individual lessons are applied in group lessons, but special attention is given to the group blend, balance, and tuning.

Lessons for your group may be scheduled in 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions, weekly or on an as-needed basis, in our studios, in your home, or other rehearsal space.