Announcing our Summer 2018 Camp Lineup!
Enroll in any voice class or choir for our 2017-2018 school year session by July 1 and receive $50 discount on annual tuition. Pay the year's tuition in full and receive $100 off.
At the Music Studio of Patricia Keith
Saturday, September 3rd
-Meet Piano Instructor, Regina Whitesell
-Enjoy a free 10-minute private lesson or group piano game
-Register at our open house and your first class is completely free!
-Free snacks, gifts and more!
Hello I’m Regina Whitesell and I am very pleased to be offering private and group piano lessons at The Music Studio of Patricia Keith! My goal is to provide a fun, yet educational learning experience as you explore music with the piano. I look to improve cognitive development, creativity, coordination, and focus through the use of various tools. We will learn to read music, correctly utilize musical symbols and terms, develop dexterity and coordination, and perform with confidence!
In our first lesson together, you can expect me to ask a lot of questions. My goal is to get to know the student… their personal goals, interests, hobbies and skills. It is my goal to help them approach learning piano in the way that will work best for them. After finding a better understanding of them as an individual, I will make my recommendation for piano books. I request that the student purchase the necessary books as soon as possible after the first lesson (so they may bring them along for their second lesson). The first lesson will cover an introduction to keyboard geography, note-reading, proper posture and hand-positioning, and a bit of improvising. Non-beginners will be asked to play something that they already know, in order for me to get a sense of where they are and what they have already learned. I will go over the expectations for practicing each week. Lastly, I’ll share a bit about myself, and my own piano journey! My hope is that by the second lesson, we feel that we know each other a bit.
I’m looking forward to sharing my love of the piano with you!
In an effort to meet the growing needs of our studio’s wonderful students, in the fall of 2016 the studio will debut our newest performance ensemble: Berks Vocal Arts
For those singers looking for inspiration and challenge, increased rigor, complex music, Vocal Arts has been designed. Vocal Arts students will be held to the highest standards of attendance, behavior, and accountability. Vocal Arts students will be expected to make Vocal Arts a top priority and there will be a strict attendance policy.
Berks Vocal Arts
A diverse vocal ensemble devoted to achieving vocal excellence through artistic expression and a rigorous work ethic with emphasis on building musicianship through sight reading & the performance of challenging choral literature.
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Entrance by student application and audition(Open to students in grades 8-12; students of other ages/grades will be considered on a case by case basis.).
All accepted students will complete an attendance & behavior contract
1. Prepared Piece of your choosing that demonstrates your best vocal technique (classical styles encouraged, but not required)
2. Sight reading, provided by the director
3. Range Check, led by the director
4. Sealed/Signed teacher recommendation letter
Have any teacher write a confidential recommendation letter about you describing your overall commitment to excellence, behavior in class/rehearsal and typical attendance; the letter should describe the teacher’s perception of your individual strengths AS WELL AS areas for improvement and growth. The letter should be sealed and signed by the teacher across the seal. You should not request a separate copy of this letter from the teacher or ask to see their letter, as it is confidential.
5. Student Essay
Please write why you would like to be a part of Vocal Arts. What do you hope to glean from the experience and what unique traits do you plan to bring to the group? What will your level of commitment be? What are your strengths as a choral singer and what areas do you hope to improve?
Fall registration will open during summer 2016. Auditions may be scheduled anytime after June 1, 2016, provided the student is fully prepared in all categories, 1-5 above.
Contact Tricia Keith (Ms. Trish :D) when you are prepared with all of the above and ready to schedule your audition appointment.
2016-2017 Introductory Season Offer for those who are selected to Vocal Arts:
Sing with our studio’s Honor Choir in addition to Vocal Arts and receive FREE tuition rate for the second ensemble; you only pay tuition for one choir.
Vocal Arts rehearses on Sunday evenings from 6:15-7:15 at 10 S Reading Ave Boyertown, PA and is under the direction of Patricia Keith.
2016-2017 Tuition Rates
10 payments of $59 (5% cash discount: $56)
Be on the look out for our $55 Early Bird Rate for Voice classes and choirs (5% cash discount: $52) This $40 discounted rate is awarded to those who are the first to sign up.
First rehearsal: September 11th, 2016
For those who elect to participate in Honor Choir as well, Honor Choir will rehearse on Sunday evenings from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Reminder: School year session 2015-2016 Lessons and Classes begin the week of September 13. See you soon! :)
For your convenience you may now make tuition payments with Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discover
There are openings in all programs and even some new private lesson openings this fall! The session begins in Monday, September 8th.
Now enrolling for the summer 2014 session of "Music Time." Classes are being offered on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Hope you can join us! Free trials are available.
Summer Vocal Program Registration is now OPEN! New offering: Disney Themed Vocal Camp the week of June 23.
Also offering summer sessions of Singing Time, Treble Ensemble and Honor Choir. Click here to register.
Summer Session of Honor Choir: Honor Choir will give a featured performance at Daniel Boone Optimists' Community Days on Sunday, September 7th.
Treble Ensemble (ages 8-12) and Singing Time (ages 4-7) Enrollments are now open. Go to Voice Classes for more information and links to easy online enrollment.
These classes are the perfect age-appropriate vocal instruction at a more affordable tuition than private study.
I have some summer openings for vocal coaching in July and August. Tuition is $130 for 5 lessons. Sign up on this link in any 5 open spots:
Also, email me directly at Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net to solidify details of your upcoming lesons!
There are openings in the following vocal programs for this summer:
Honor Choir (Now with OPEN ENROLLMENT -no audition required) for summer 2013 only! Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m.
Treble Ensemble (ages 8-13) Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Singing Time (ages 4-7) Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
Also enrolling for Summer 2013:
"Music Time" Parent & Me Classes (ages birth through kindergarten):
Thursdays 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
On a waitlist:
Music for Little Mozarts Piano Classes for age 4-6 beginners. Email me to secure a spot on the waitlist.
Contact Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net for more information on any of the above programs! Have a great day!
Free Parent & Me Music Classes (for infant - Kindergarten age) are offered during the month of November. Contact Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net to arrange for your free class. There are daytime and evening classes available.
The Music Studio of Patricia Keith is beginning enrollment for the Winter Session of Music Time offering fun & rewarding classes for little ones and their parent/grandparent/caregiver:
*Family Music Time for all ages, birth through Kindergarten
Featuring Songs, Rhymes, Movement and Dance, Sign Language, Rhythm Instruments in a variety of fun ways to discover and enjoy music while enhancing cognitive development
*Budding Musicians Music Time for Preschool Aged Children (ages 3 through 5)
This class features early music reading skills, beginning instrument introduction (guitar, piano, glockenspiel/bells) and of course lots of singing, sign language, rhythm instruments and moving to music. It will be based on my traditional Music Time curriculum that features a variety of songs, music styles and instruments with extra challenges and activities built in for the preschool aged child.
Voice Classes ("Singing Time") for ages 4 through 7 & 8 through 11
"Music for Little Mozarts" Piano Class for ages 4-6.
Openings for boys in HONOR CHOIR for Gifted Middle School and High School Vocalists
For more information: www.PatriciaKeith.net or email Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net
Honor Choir is our newest performance group! They are off to an amazing start. This group features talented middle school and high school singers committed to learning excellent vocal technique, sight-reading and a variety of repertoire styles. Right now we are looking to increase our enrollment of male voices in the ensemble.
To encourage new tenors, baritones and basses to try out the group, prospective male singers are invited to attend rehearsals in the month of October at ZERO tuition! Honor Choir rehearses Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This is an auditioned group, so anyone who decides they would like to join will need to arrange a brief vocal audition and interview.
Contact Patricia Keith to make arrangements to drop in. Patricia@PatriciaKeith.net
Register for Parent & Me classes, singing Classes, and/or The NEW Honor Choir by Wednesday, August 15th and receive discounted tuition rates.
Singing Time and Honor Choir Online Enrollment
Enroll and pay deposit on or before August 15th to receive $40 off your 2012-2013 tuition (monthly tuition will be $50 instead of the regular rate of $54 per month)
Parent & Me "Music Time" Classes Online Enrollment
$5 off fall tuition if you enroll and pay deposit on or before August 15th.
I am delighted to begin enrollment for another season: 2012-2013 Singing Time voice classes and the new HONOR CHOIR! Singing Time is a fun and comprehensive vocal training class for boys and girls ages 4 through 11; it's like a choir and voice lesson all rolled in to one fun package! In Singing Time, we focus on building confidence, exploring the unique and individual talents of each singer and developing strong and healthy voices in young singers.