Acting Up is a performing arts studio in Charlotte. The company offers both private and group voice lessons for children ages 5 and older. The Junior Choir class teaches the basic building blocks of music, while its Show Choir classes provide training in singing, dancing, and acting and are designed for students interested in musical theater. Acting Up also holds dance, acting, and film production classes. The company offers a 20 percent discount for siblings and students taking multiple classes.
Charlotte, NC(704) 313-8228
Charlotte Star Room is a music development studio that provides the resources for performers to launch their careers. The company offers programs for singers, songwriters, and producers of all levels of artistic experience, from beginners to professionals. The studio offers a range of services, including professional music recording and music videos, voice lessons, audition tapes, and original music production. Artists can record their own music, make an in-studio performance video, and release it on YouTube. Charlotte Star Rooms also rents its space for private parties and live band recordings.
Charlotte, NC(704) 324-9048
Eagles’ Wings Studio in Matthews offers training in singing, theater, and dance for students from throughout the Charlotte area. The studio works with students ages 12 and older, working on recitals and full musicals created from the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Areas of studies at Eagles’ Wings Studio include small ensemble choral, musical theater, and a legato singing technique that follows the Bel Canto method. Classes are held at the Hope of Glory Family Church. One former student said of the owner, “[She] is the best voice teacher, hands down, that I have ever had. Her gift of musical talent and vocal instruction surpasses any under which I have ever studied.”
Matthews, NC(704) 351-4679
Howren Music in Charlotte and Gastonia has sold and rented instruments and offered voice and instrument lessons in the region for more than 65 years. The family-owned company has two voice instructors at each of its locations. Three times a year, Howren Music hosts Show Me Nights for students to perform for family and friends. The company also provides lessons in guitar, piano, drums, and other musical instruments.
Charlotte, NC(704) 525-5073
Huntersville Music Academy offers individual and group musical lessons and experiences for all ages. The company offers voice lessons as well as instruction for a host of musical instruments, including flute, guitar, violin, and Bluegrass instruments--banjo, mandolin, bass, and fiddle. Huntersville Music Academy also offers a music program for toddlers and preschoolers called Music for Little Mozarts that introduces basic musical concepts in small classes. The company holds weeklong camps during the summer for children to learn musical basics.
Huntersville, NC(704) 230-0081
Julie Dean Voice Studio is a music development company in Charlotte. Owner Julie Dean offers private instruction and group voice classes for singers of all ages. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. As one student praised, “Julie’s approach is fantastic. She’s patient, plays to my strengths, and helps me understand the mechanics of singing.” The studio teaches techniques for all popular music styles, such as jazz, rock, R&B, country, and musical theater, and it hosts two Singing Extravaganza events annually for students to showcase their talents.
Charlotte, NC(704) 819-2018
Lanti Music is a voice and musical instrument instruction studio in Indian Trail. The studio offers private lessons in voice, guitar, piano, drums, and other instruments, and also offers group lessons. Its summer offerings include a Disney Princess camp for ages 4 through 8, a Praise and Worship camp, Musical Theater, and Bilingual Music and Movement.
Indian Trail, NC(704) 269-8420
Learn Music in Cornelius is a music instruction business that has served students in the Lake Norman area since opening in January 2015. The company builds a custom curriculum for each student based on their personal goals and interests. One parent raved, “Learn Music and its teachers have surpassed our hopes for our daughter. We couldn’t ask for more.” Music lessons are offered weekly in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions. Learn Music’s voice instructor has taught the discipline for three years using a holistic method based on the Taubman Technique.
Cornelius, NC(704) 557-6941
Lessons on the Lake Music Arts Academy is a music school in Mooresville that has served the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas for 16 years. The company offers voice lessons and teaches a range of musical instruments, including piano, guitar, and drums to students from ages 4 to adult. The company’s vocal coaching workshops teach students about music theory, ear-training, rhythmic reading, and other skills. Lessons on the Lake Music Arts Academy also holds a summer Disney Diva Camp which teaches children ages 7-12 about pitch training, breath control, and other musical skills while learning classic Disney songs.
Mooresville, NC(704) 799-0504
MD Music Productions in south Charlotte offers voice workshops and private lessons. Weekly half-hour, 45-minute, and hour-long sessions are available throughout the school year and summer for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and adult students. The company’s Performance Voice Class is offered during the school year. This weekly group focuses on technique, breathing, and vocal performance, and incorporates ensemble singing and solos with Broadway and popular tunes.
Charlotte, NC(980) 297-3397
Music Quarters is a family-owned and operated music instruction studio in Charlotte that opened eight years ago. The company has two voice instructors on its staff. Music Quarters offers private singing lessons to students ages 13 and older. Lessons include warm-up exercises, stretching, and posture exercises. The company works with all voice ranges, from soprano to tenor, and helps students learn the registers of their voice, scales, performance skills, and more. Music Quarters holds three performances throughout the year for students to showcase their talents.
Charlotte, NC(704) 234-6676
Sense & Color School of Music in south Charlotte provides music lessons and puts on recitals. The owners opened the original Sense & Color in Austin, Texas, before moving to North Carolina in 2014 and opening a second location. The company’s music lessons are private, one-on-one sessions held weekly for students of all ages. The company recommends kids under 12 take half-hour lessons, while adults and teens take hour-long lessons to enhance their progress. Lessons are tailored to a student’s skill level and musical tastes.
Charlotte, NC(704) 804-0547
Songbirds Studios in Gastonia provides music instruction for students of all ages and abilities. The company offers private lessons and summer camps in voice, piano, guitar, violin, and cello. Voice lessons are taught in a range of styles, including opera, musical theater, and Broadway show tunes. Single lessons cost $45, while a full month of lessons cost $160. The studio also offers discounts for youth, seniors, siblings, and taking multiple lessons.
Gastonia, NC(704) 867-5530
Spotlight Performing Arts Academy in Mint Hill offers music and theater instruction to Charlotte area residents. The studio was rated Best of Charlotte in voice training by a local ranking website. The owner earned a degree in vocal performance and arts management from Newberry College, then got a Master’s certification in songwriting and music business from the Berklee College of Music. Her company offers voice lessons as well as instruction in a range of musical instruments, including piano, guitar, bass, woodwinds, and string instruments. Spotlight Performing Arts Academy also puts together different types of group ensembles, including a Kids Choir for ages 6 through 10 and a Show Choir for ages 10 and older.
Mint Hill, NC(704) 545-7373