Vocal Department

Jamie Alston and Elisabeth Coleman perform “Girl in 14G” at a concert in Mesa, AZ.

Jamie Alston and Elisabeth Coleman perform “Girl in 14G” at a concert in Mesa, AZ.

Welcome to the vocal department! Our dynamic faculty are here to help you achieve your vocal goals. We offer classes for all ages and levels, and private lessons for those 12 and older. Our faculty are experienced in performing and teaching many different styles of singing, including classical, folk, jazz, musical theater, and opera! Sign up below or email admin@hammerandstrings.com to schedule an audition.

Classes Offered

Music and Movement: (1-5)

This is a class for young musicians that helps children develop a love for music. We dance, sing, move, and create music together in this weekly 45-minute class. Held weekly on Wednesdays 9:30-10:15 AM. Click HERE for more information or to register.

Music and Movement 2: (K-2nd Grade)

Join Ms. Jamie as we dance, sing, and learn basic musical concepts in this weekly 45-min class! We will prepare group numbers from familiar sources, while learning the basics of music theory and having FUN! Perfect for children who love to MOVE!! Held Wednesdays at 4PM. Tuition: One-time payment of $125/term* or two payments of $65/month

*Terms are 8-weeks. Term 2 begins Oct. 2. Click HERE for more information or to register.

Broadway Group Class: (3rd-6th Grade)

Broadway class for 3rd-6th graders. Sing your favorite Broadway show tunes while learning correct vocal techniques.

It’s a Broadway Class!!! This group class is for students 3rd-6th grade, who are interested in private voice lessons, but whose voices have not yet matured. This group begins to focus more intently on correct singing technique, performance, and learning individual songs with solos. This semester, songs will be chosen from hit Broadway musicals, including Wicked, Les Miserables, Hamilton, and Phantom of the Opera!!! Students will end the semester with a performance in our Liszt Concert Hall. This class is held Wednesdays from 5-6 PM for an 8-week term beginning Oct. 2. Tuition is a one-time payment of $165.00/term, or two payments of $85/month. Click HERE for more information or to register.


In this class students will learn vocal pedagogy and essential classical techniques in a small group setting of 3-4 students. In this semester long course students will explore classical music by learning and performing solos and duets. Students get 1-on-1 attention each week, while adding the benefit of observing/hearing the instruction of their peers. Many of the benefits of private instruction, with a smaller price tag. The semester ends with a recital in Liszt Recital Hall. Class time: Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm. Click HERE to register.


Fundamentals of Classical Singing is an introductory course in the art of classical singing held in master class format. These 8 lessons will be focused on building your complete voice as a solo performer. This class is for 18+ young adults and adults who are interested in building a strong vocal foundation. It is held on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15pm. This class will fill quickly! Join today! Click HERE for more information and to register.

**Regionals and All-State Preparation Lessons: (High School Students)**

These lessons are special, 1-time, no obligation lessons, crafted specifically for high school voice students auditioning for Regionals and All-State. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF H&S CONSERVATORY TO SIGN UP FOR THESE LESSONS. Students auditioning for Regionals have the opportunity to take three or four (3 or 4) 45-minute lessons from our highly trained and skilled voice teachers. These lessons will be centered around sight-singing exercises and block and contrapuntal exercises from past regionals auditions offered in Arizona, as well as extensive study of a regionals approved solo. Students auditioning for All-State will receive 1 to 2 lessons created to help cultivate your vocal abilities and prepare you in the best possible way for the audition. If you already have a private teacher we are happy to be a second pair of ears to help you have your best chance of making Regionals and/or All-State.  Click HERE to register and reserve your spot.

Private lessons: (Age 12 and above)

This is traditional private voice lessons. One-on-one weekly instruction (vocal, technique, music theory) from a highly trained and skilled vocal teacher, offered in 45-min or 1-hour segments. Auditions are held to determine voice type and current level. Schedule directly with private teacher. *

* All students receive 45-minutes of theory lab with their monthly tuition at no additional cost. Theory lab includes access to computer stations and help from a theory mentor when needed.

Contact us to reserve your spot!

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