• FAQ

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    You are welcome to visit us in person, at School Of Voice, Herbergerweg 14, 14167 Berlin-Zehlendorf.  Please make an appointment. We are also available to personally answer your specific questions by telephone on Wednesdays, from 3 pm to 6 pm. We would love to hear from you: The easiest way is to Leave us a Message. We personally read every message that comes in and strive to respond within one business day.

    School Of Voice specializes in Voice Training and Vocal Coaching. We also love teaching how to play an instrument and offer a variety of private music lessons. We have a diverse staff of highly qualified music instructors to match the diversity of our students. Please visit our INSTRUMENTS page for a current list of the types of music lessons available.
    While there is no “right” age to start music lessons, most children will begin between the ages of 5 and 7. Due to a small hand size, piano and violin lessons are most common at this age range. We also offer group classes for children (age 4-5 and 6-8). The Kids Music Class  and our English speaking Berlin Kids Choir are fun, hands-on classes focused on rhythm and involve props, movement and singing. As children get older, they may like to take the opportunity to try out new or larger instruments, such as the guitar, drums or cello. Trying a variety of instruments can help expand a musician’s capabilities and can be very mentally stimulating. For adults, it’s never too late to become the musician you want to be! Please visit our Programs page for a current list of the types of music lessons available.
    Music and voice lessons can start at any age! For adults, it’s never too late to start lessons. Whether your goal is to scratch “Learn to Play Guitar” off your bucket-list or perform your favorite songs for someone special, School Of Voice can help every step of the way! Plan in time for regular practice and exploring music. You will make great progress in playing your instrument in no time. As you practice and become a more experienced musician, making music enjoyable, not only to your ear but to others’ as well, is a very rewarding experience. Taking music lessons from an experienced instructor who knows how to assess individual skill levels, and tailor your lessons to your particular ambitions, will help you meet your goals much faster.
    Our instructors come from diverse musical backgrounds. Most of our teachers are multilingual, active professional musicians and stage performance pros with extensive teaching experience, who have completed university studies.
    • Private Lessons & Small Group Classes (2-3 students): typically 1 lesson (30/45/60 mins) per week.
    • 10 Pack Lessons for Adults with flexible or reccurring appointment times.
    • Kids Music Class & Kids Choir (ages 3-5 and 6-12).
    • Group Classes for Adults
    • Special Workshops & Event
    See a complete list of our offerings and Register Online TODAY.
    YES! All programs at the School Of Voice are taught by teachers who speak English and German. As a matter of fact, most of our teachers are multi-lingual.
    The ability to speak two or more languages is an essential skill in our modern global village! Bilingualism and the contact with foreign languages in the early years stimulate cognitive growth and the creative processes that all children share. Languages convey the aesthetic and values of cultures. Learning additional languages encourages International Mindedness, appreciation of other cultures and points of view, a fundamental precept of School Of Voice.
    Students who speak neither English nor German as a mother tongue also thrive in our school program, and can rapidly acquire additional language competency.
    We teach in the morning, at lunchtime, in the afternoon, in the evening, and at the weekend. There are no regular classes on Berlin school holidays (including bridge days), and public holidays. Typically, based on a calendar year, the academic year consists of 36 weekly teaching units.
    School Of Voice students typically take lessons on a weekly basis. Most teachers suggest this, especially for kids and teens, because it gives the student sufficient amount of time to practice the material given during the lesson. As students advance, it is not uncommon to increase the frequency of lessons.
    Kids Music classes are held in small groups of no more than 10 kids. A typical class size is 6 kids.
    Regular practice is the most effective. Short and sweet, we suggest, daily practice of 10-15 minutes. To beginn, it is recommended, smaller children practice together with their parents.
    We organize student performances regularly, as well as larger concerts, like the School Of Voice SINGERS' NIGHT. See: Calendar.
    YES: and we recommend that all students participate in a free trial lesson so that they can get acquainted with the teacher and their surroundings. We offer one free trial lesson for most of our programs, but not for all: i. e., unless otherwise stated, all services personally rendered by Kara Johnstad and those offered by external third party service providers are excluded from this. Register for a Trail Lesson.
    Please, visit this page: TUITION where you'll find a complete price overview.
    School Of Voice offers you increased flexibility with a short-term 3 months teaching contract. Your contract will automatically renew by another three months until you terminate it in writing. We'll need 30 days notice to cancel your contract. For specifics, please read our General Terms and Conditions
    In most cases, yes. In order to see results in the shortest amount of time, students must practice outside of their scheduled lessons. In some cases that involves a larger upfront investment (drums, piano, violin etc). Our staff will be happy to answer any questions regarding the right style or brand of instrument for your goals!
    On request, according to your instrument of choice, we are happy to recommend you select dealers for buying or renting a musical instrument. Here in Berlin-Zehlendorf, the nearest qualified music dealer would be Musik Öhme .
    Generally, we don't conduct lessons in the student's home. Scheduling and traffic incurs much higher costs. If you'd like to invest in having our instructor drive to your home, please talk to us. We will assist you in finding individual solutions.

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