The second session of City Voices begins Monday, January 13. Make sure you have confirmed your lesson with your Teaching Artist!
Reminder: if school is cancelled, there will be no lessons at City Voices, except by mutual consent of student/parent and teaching artist. If after school activities are cancelled, attendance should be confirmed with your teacher.
STUDENTS – DON’T FORGET TO SATISFY YOUR FAIR SHARE REQUIREMENT! YOU CAN DO THAT LIKE THIS:
- Sing or play at 1 City Voices community performance (scheduled as we are asked)
- Bring 1 dozen cookies for the reception after a recital
- Volunteer to hand out programs at recital or other event sponsored by City VoicesO
- 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 semester
TURN IN YOUR PARENT ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM (FOUND IN THE BACK OF THE HANDBOOK)!!
ACT and general Math tutoring will be happening on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at City Voices studios, 4001 Ingersoll. Thanks to Kyle Johnson, of Principal Financial Group, for being so awesome and volunteering his time to help our students! Takes a village!
CITY VOICES OFFERINGS 2019-20:
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.
GROUP KEYBOARD – Instructor: Michael Xayavong. No experience necessary, learn how to accompany yourself or play what you want! Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m.
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. Mondays, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
SONGWRITING/RECORDING – Instructor: Courtney Krause. Stay tuned for Spring class opportunities.
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.
SPRING RECITAL: MONDAY, MAY 6, 6:30 P.M. LOCATION: TBA