We are currently teaching lessons in person and remotely. Make sure you have confirmed your lesson (and type) with your Teaching Artist!
STUDENTS – DON’T FORGET TO SATISFY YOUR FAIR SHARE REQUIREMENT! YOU CAN DO THAT LIKE THIS:
- Sing or play for 1 City Voices community performance (scheduled as we are asked)
- Donate one of these wish-list items:
- more water
- snacks (granola, bagels, yogurt, etc.)
- reams of paper
- music stands
- Make or collect a $25 donation to City Voices
- Have perfect attendance all semeste
CITY VOICES OFFERINGS 2020-21:
INDIVIDUAL VOICE LESSONS – Instructor: arranged. Students receive a weekly, free, 30-minute private voice lesson with a highly qualified instructor. Times mutually arranged between student and teaching artist.
INDIVIDUAL GUITAR LESSONS – Instructor: Dang Felton. Students receive a weekly, free individual guitar lesson with a highly qualified instructor. Times mutually arranged between student and teaching artist.
KEYBOARD LESSONS – Instructor: Michael Xayavong. No experience necessary, learn how to accompany yourself or play what you want! Times mutually arranged, some group lessons possible, with proper distancing and safety measures.
COLLEGE PREP MUSIC THEORY – Instructor: Mary Anne Sims. This class will study topics covered in a typical first-year college music theory class. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for students considering taking the AP Music Theory test, or those who plan to study music in college. High School. Thursdays, VIRTUAL, 3:30-4:10 p.m.
SONGWRITING/RECORDING – Instructor: Courtney Krause. Stay tuned for Spring class opportunities.
MUSIC THEATRE – Instructor: Napoleon Douglas. VIRTUAL. Beginning October 6, 2020, coaching sessions and group class times arranged mutually between students and instructor.
MUSIC PRODUCTION/HIPHOP – Instructors: Daniela Ortiz, Dontae McKnight. VIRTUAL. Beginning November, 2020.
About Us. City Voices is a community-centered non-profit music education program that provides free voice lessons to eligible students who cannot otherwise afford them.
Voice Lessons. The core of City Voices centers around a thirty minute private lesson with professionally trained instructors. We are here to meet you where you are in your development. We will contact you to arrange a lesson time around your schedule.
NOTE: When Des Moines Public Schools are canceled, there will be no lessons. Make-up lessons may be scheduled later in the semester, with the agreement of both student and teacher. Please call or text Mary Anne Sims with any questions.
WINTER RECITAL: December 2020, VIRTUAL. TBA.