Musicianship Training

Singers often get a bad rep for not studying music basics. Not us.

Embark on a musical journey with our private musicianship coaching, crafted to encompass often-overlooked concepts in standard voice lessons. Our straightforward approach delves into functional and applicable theories, equipping singers with essential skills for stellar performances. Explore music fundamentals like rhythm, notation, chord progressions, sight-reading, and ear-training. Gain a profound understanding of music theory, empowering you to decipher sheet music independently. Led by industry professionals with hands-on experience in songwriting and performances, our lessons promise a comprehensive and practical musical education tailored to your aspirations.

Intertwining music theory with vocal artistry, our coaching provides a holistic understanding of how theoretical knowledge elevates singing. Whether exploring complex harmonies, interpreting intricate melodic lines, or improvising with confidence, our tailored music theory lessons empower vocalists not only to sing proficiently but also to convey emotions authentically. Join us in this exploration, where theory becomes a powerful tool to enhance your vocal prowess and artistic expression.

Musicianship training is for all of the stuff you wish you had time to cover in voice lessons, but don’t.

Have you taken theory classes and found them impractical?

Or, as a singer, have always learned by ear, but can't explain the why and how?

Or, found that half the theory taught can only be visualized on a piano?

songwriting session

At AVS, we focus on the functional, practical theory.

Because when it comes to music,

why wouldn’t you want play-based learning.

Warm Up

Warm Up

At the start of lessons, you can expect support in what has been challenging and go over moments of growth during previous practice time. From there, students are offered five to ten minutes of focused warm ups in specific rhythm or ear training that will be applicable to their project work.
Concept Work

Concept Work

After warm ups, we will spend the first half of the lesson diving deeper into a musical concept. These concepts can include sight reading, chart writing or composition.
Creative Projects

Creative Projects

Finally, we will apply the concepts you worked on during the beginning half of the lesson. With the emphasis on singing, students bring concepts full circle with their newly written arrangements and compositions. 

Featured Student

Mark Davies

Meet Mark Davies, an accomplished and published songwriter. Davies has captivated listeners with his storytelling cross genre. But what many may not know is that Davies is also an accomplished vocalist. Davies songs can be found on all major streaming platforms; check out his newest release below.

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I have been taking private voice/singing lessons with Arabella for two months, hoping to “find my voice” late in life. Arabella has combined technical lessons and reading material regarding vocal anatomy together with vocal exercises and singing with emphasis on emotional expression and story-telling. Her lessons have followed a logical and effective progression from week to week, and she illustrates her points very effectively in drawings and summaries. She is an excellent communicator, with just the right balance of critiques, challenges, and support for my efforts. I have clearly made progress under her guidance, and the whole experience has been very enjoyable!

Mark Davies

Make every Lesson Count with a Clear Practice Plan.

Step 1

The first step in your singing journey is getting in touch! Click the button below to schedule your complimentary consultation

Step 2

We'll create a plan that supports your goals as a singer. Our AVS ambassadors and coach will work with you to start in the right program and find success before you even step into the studio.

Step 3

With a clear plan in place, we're ready to get started. You can expect continual support and guidance throughout your experience,