In Studio vs. In Home Lessons
Updated: Feb 15, 2019
By: Jennifer Blanton
We occasionally receive requests for in home lessons. While we have discussed offering this option to families, we always come to the same conclusion- it's not the best way to serve our ideal student. In home lessons offer a great deal of convenience for families, but they miss out on the biggest reason I opened a studio- having a studio family. We like our students to be a part of something greater. When offering in home lessons, students usually only see each other at end of the year recitals. Having lessons in a studio setting gives students, families, and teachers an opportunity to be involved in a community. We often see students in the same class hanging out before and after lessons, talking about what they're working on or what's going on at school. We also see the students start to build their tribe outside of school. We have many students from various schools meeting each other, creating a bond.
In Home Lessons: -Convenient -Not always cost effective (teacher travel often costs extra) -Distractions (other siblings, pets, etc.) -Teacher rarely has continuing education requirements In Studio Lessons: -Cost effective -Opportunity to build community -Usually higher level teacher -Sub teachers when teacher isn't available -If a teacher decides to move or stop teaching, a seamless transition to another teacher, thus saving you time and from wasting money on unqualified teachers -Teachers are able to idea share, learn, and grow -Student placement with ideal teacher the first time, wasting no time searching for a teacher
Jennifer Blanton is the founder of FAME Performing Arts, Inc. After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Shenandoah University, studying with Soprano Aimé Sposato, she was invited to perform the role of Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, debuting at Chemnitz Stadhalle, and Mittelsächsische Theater at Theater Döbeln and Freiberg, Germany. Jennifer continued her Master of Music studies with Patricia Craig at New England Conservatory. Mrs. Blanton has been teaching private voice for over 10 years. Jennifer created the lesson program “Foundational Voice Lessons”© to suit all voice qualities, abilities, and levels. Every voice is like a house, a strong foundation is needed but the color is your choice! Mrs. Blanton teaches sight-reading, rhythmic dictation and solfège study with solid breathing and vowel production technique in classical, music theater, jazz and pop. Jennifer appears on stage and in concert in the Charleston area.