sESSiONS WITH JULIE
Who can study?
Anyone! My fastest growing population of singers are 40-70 years of age, beginners to professionals.
What are sessions like?
Sessions are customized for each student. Students are educated on anatomy, how the voice works, body/sound awareness. Technical training is based on vocal function and includes balancing the voice, the goal being to make any style of music accessible to be sung free of tension and with emotional expression. Sessions include vocal exercises and work on songs for performance (if that is a goal).
What kind of progress should I expect?
In a perfect world, each singer would schedule an hour to 90 minutes a day, every day for 2 years to see some big major results. Alas, that's not possible. Most students will come for a weekly session and making progress depends on the amount and kind of practice time each student puts in through the week, how aware each person becomes of the sensation of sound, and the level of commitment to understanding how the voice works, and about the songs/music they sing.
when are sessions?
Julie Dean Voice Studio is posting a summer schedule soon. Sessions will be mostly Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 730 pm, and a few Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings June-Aug. Please indicate your availability in the Session Request Form.
where is the studio?
1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 in the Midwood International and Cultural Center (room C202). Park in the back - lot is off of Central and Hamorton Pl.
What should I bring?
A notebook of sorts and a recording device (most phones work). The recording can be the most helpful tool in practicing outside of the studio work we do.
Will there be performance opportunities?
YES! Julie Dean Voice Studio hosts three Singing Extravaganza events (fall, winter and spring). These are showcases for each student to sing a song. There are also opportunities to perform for one another in classes and workshops through the year.
fees & policies
Sessions are $80/hr.
a discount is offered for a pre-paid package of 4 hour sessions at $300
Small Group Classes are offered during the Academic year at a lower price point.
If you are interested in small group classes, please indicate your availability on the Session Request Form.
Extra Offers & Costs
Harmony Class - about every other Wednesday 7:00-8:30p - $25 (see calendar)
Quarterly Concerts - $5-$25 -
Quarterly Performance Class - $25* -
While Julie would love to be able to accommodate make-up sessions, the demands for sessions is such that she rarely has extra time in the week and even more rarely can fill the vacated time-slot. When a session is canceled within 24 hours payment is still expected.
If she has to miss a session for any reason, the session will be made up as soon as possible at a time convenient for her and the student.
Generally, the studio will close for 6 weeks (1 in spring, 3 in summer TBA, 1 for Christmas week and half-weeks at Thanksgiving and New Year). Clients are informed of any schedule changes.
classes & workshops:
Julie offers a variety of reoccurring classes and intensive workshops for many ages and interests. They can vary in price and time. Please refer to the calendar here or on the classes and workshop page for more details.