The Christina Rovics Vocal Studio (Danbury/Bethel, Ct) offers private vocal instruction to people of all ages, from ten to adult. All styles of singing are taught — classical, musical theater, popular, rock, jazz, and gospel.
TWO EXPERIENCED MUSIC TEACHERS WORKING TOGETHER
Christina Rovics has been working together with Howard Rovics (her husband) since the mid 1980’s. They were both on the faculty of Western Ct State University prior to establishing their private teaching practice. Christina’s training included studies at both Eastman School of Music and Juilliard. Howard holds a masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he also later taught. Over the course of 25 years they gave numerous recitals in the Tristate area, premiering new works and presenting many masterworks of the art-song literature.
LEARN TO SING BY IMITATION
Emphasis is placed on the enjoyment of singing as self-expression, finding one’s comfort level and then building the voice from there to increase range, endurance and flexibility. Self-confidence grows as vocal technique develops. The development of tone quality suitable to the music the student wants to sing is addressed. Learning by imitation is given priority. Facility at reading musical notation is not essential but the elements of it are introduced gradually.
STATE-OF-THE-ART MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Our studio provides access to the latest technology. Online resources like Youtube and iTunes, learning how and when to use a microphone effectively, and how to work with a live accompanist are all part of her training method. Howard is often on hand to accompany on his state-of-the-art equipment, providing an amazing array of sounds. Lessons are recorded directly to CD, instantly divided into tracks to facilitate easy searching since each CD might contain not only Christina’s instruction but examples of performances of the music being studied, customized accompaniments made at the lesson, and an audio record of ones progress.
PERFORMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGERS
We provides performance opportunities in the form of public concerts given to small local audiences. Our videos are drawn from the best moments of these concerts and on occasion those taken in the studio. Our website and related social media outlets provide both public and private forums to display our students work.