Vocal Studio Of Gretchen Stalnecker
In addition to being a classically trained Soprano, Ms. Stalnecker teaches voice privately to students from age 11-99. She believes in teaching a foundation of good breath support and proper body alignment to support singing any genre of music. Along with numerous singing engagements all over the Metro New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, Ms. Stalnecker has over 15 years of private teaching on her resume. She taught in the New York Metro area for 6 years out of her home studio and at Van Hoven Music in Denville, New Jersey. From 2011-2012, she had the honor of teaching at the Preparatory department of the John J. Cali Music School at Montclair State University, New Jersey. In the fall of 2012, she relocated to upstate New York and taught for 3 years at the Glens Falls Music Academy in Glens Falls, New York. In addition to teaching in Glens Falls, Ms. Stalnecker taught out of her home studio in Saratoga Springs, New York. In July 2015, Ms. Stalnecker relocated to Gilbert, Arizona and now teaches out of her home studio in Gilbert and is on staff at Gilbert Music and Lessons in Gilbert Town Square.
I love helping my students to achieve their goals!
Able to read music
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I access each student and determine their level when they enter the studio and we work together to build from there.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have over 15 years of teaching experience for all levels and all voice types. Currently I have more men in my studio but I personally studied with a male for most of my training. I also have been performing and working as a freelance singer for years. My highest level of education is a Masters in Arts in Vocal Performance.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes I start all my 30 min lessons at $35.
How did you get started teaching?
My mentor encouraged me to start teaching and offered me vocal referrals.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have students as young as 7 and I have students in their 70s!
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What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
If you are serious about your voice take lessons! Find a teacher that works for you. We don't have all the answers but working with someone else to improve your skills is always a bonus!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Decide what goals you have in mind and make a plan to work towards them! It may be just singing better at karaoke or preparing for an audition! I always encourage my students in their goals whatever they are as none are too small!