Taught by Leta Neustaedter
1st-4th Grades, Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
5th-9th Grades, Mondays & Wednesday, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
In Vocal Performance, students gain a strong vocal foundation and the confidence to perform in front of others. Students will learn formal vocal techniques, such as proper breath support, vowel formations, dynamics and more, and will apply them to a variety of musical genres like pop, folk, world, choral, and classical. Songs will include opportunities for solo performances and harmonies, and students will perform a cappella and with music accompaniment. There are several performance opportunities throughout the year, including a music theater production.
Leta Neustaedter has been performing in the Treasure Valley for nearly 30 years as a musician and actor. She also has extensive experience as an arts educator working with organizations such as the YMCA, Head Start and TrICA. She owns Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio where she teaches vocal lessons, acting programs, and runs a private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is entering her fifth year with the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale, she also performs in the community as a solo act playing folk/pop, and with an a capella jazz quintet. Her dog Bodhi is in training to become a therapy dog and currently works as a Reading Dog at Lowell Elementary.