Private Lessons

Information on private lessons

Private Lessons

Piano. Audition Prep. Voice. Guitar. Brass. Recording. Tracks.

Gone are the days of the boring piano lesson, the dreaded practice time, and the grouchy old lady with the ruler and the sketchy cat. Here at The Studio, our teachers/mentors pay special attention to the individual learning styles of kids—after all, kids are pretty unique these days—and find the best way your child learns.

Bottom line, The Studio combines excellence with having fun, even in private lessons.

For students who wish to grow in their craft, we offer individual instruction in Voice, Piano and all brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba). In addition, all private student lessons have a songwriting component—in other words, those getting lessons will be writing and composing original works as well.

Along with learning and writing, students will also be introduced to recording, using The Studio’s professional recording studio. Not only is it fun to throw on some cans and lay down a track, it’s a great way to track progress.

Overall, it’s safe. Teachers/mentors are checked and re-checked. Doors are open. Parents are welcome to sit in (although, they might be inspired to sing along). Simply, private lessons are a wonderful way for students to receive one-on-one attention in a non-threatening environment.

Students also have the opportunity to share personal goals, and to be active participants in their learning by choosing songs they want to work on…in addition to being nudged out of their comfort zone by our selections.

For Private Lesson pricing and availability, please email or download the registration form here.

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When are Auditions?

Auditions are private and will be by appointment. Call-backs will be held Sunday. Please see registration form for more info.

How can I sign up to audition?

Online registration is now open. You’ll then receive an email notification of your time along with all the details of what you need to bring to auditions and a more detailed audition form for you to print and fill out.

What are the auditions like?

While most auditions are stress-inducing vomitoriums, auditions at The Studio aren’t…or at least we do our best not to make them be! The vocal auditions are about 3 minutes long, and private. That simply means each auditioner will be singing for just the Directing Team, no audience, other kids, or mom-arazzi (though we do LOVE our mom-arazzis!!). After singing, there will be a dance audition with about 10 other kids to learn a simple dance steps or combination. Auditioners should be prepared to stay approximately two hours. (Please Note: There is no dance audition for Dear Edwina, Jr.)

A few notes about your audition form:

  • Bring your audition form to your audition, along with the production fee of $195*. (Financial assistance is available in certain instances. Payment plans are also available. Please email admin@thestudiorockford if you need more information.) Please note for anyone who has completed a year of college or older, the production fee can be waived if interested. 
  • Please be honest about your conflicts! Conflicts don’t automatically mean you won’t be considered for a part, and we will do our best to schedule around your conflicts, however, there ARE mandatory rehearsal dates on the rehearsal schedule, which will be posted when registration opens. Tech week rehearsals are mandatory as is the first day of move-in to the theatre. This is a spacing rehearsal and it's imperative we have everyone there. Keep in mind, this is a tentative schedule. Some dates or times may change. The tentative schedule can be found HERE
  • Conflicts added after casting will not be accepted and may affect your role in the show. We know life gets in the way sometimes, but in order to put up the best show possible, we might have to move parts around if cast members choose not to come to rehearsals.

When will rehearsals be?

Fridays at 5-9 and Saturdays 9-3 until tech week. Tech week rehearsals (the week of the show) are 4:30-9 and they are mandatory.

***Please note that for our production of Descendants, we may be required to keep the cast sizes small. We will also need to keep the number of kids in each number small. Kids may not have as much stage time as they would in a typical Studio Show, but we are working to ensure that they get to do as much as the current guidelines will allow. We will not be able to decide if we are doing one cast or two until after auditions. 

Who can audition?

Anyone ages 8-19 (at the time of the show) 

Plus, no experience is necessary!

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