Voice Lessons

Voice lessons at Preucil are offered to students age 5 and above at the beginner to advanced level. Half-hour weekly lessons concentrate on the basic principles to develop the voice as a musical instrument.

The voice course of study includes posture and breath, vocalizing with the use of the scale to develop the range of the voice. Students study the international phonetic alphabet to help them appreciate the importance of words in English, Italian, German. French, and Spanish. They also learn about composers, poets and singers by studying works from classical, traditional, spiritual, art song, popular song, Broadway and movies.  With this vast literature, the student learns how to interpret and communicate through song.

Solo and group rehearsals with an accompanist allow voice students to practice their performance and communication skills in a class setting.  They are encouraged to participate in recital twice a year, building confidence in their ability to share their talent.

When you or your child have decided to take voice lessons at the Preucil School of Music, please fill out the placement form below.  For additional information on the enrollment process, please refer to the Enrollment section of this website.

Other Opportunities

A  full range of complementary group and performance opportunities enriches each student’s study. Your teacher will recommend the best choices for your ability and interest level.

Chamber Music

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, voice.

Chamber music is a form of classical music written for a small group of instruments that can be performed in a palace chamber or other intimate setting. Ensembles range in size from two to eight, typically without solo performance, one performer to a part. The Preucil School offers many chamber opportunities, each allowing students the opportunity for music and social collaboration.


Performance Opportunities

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, voice.

The Preucil School schedules a wide array of recital and concerts each year, many based on achievement of a Suzuki curriculum landmark. These opportunities allow the performer to master performance requirements, gain confidence and motivate fellow students and audience members.


Certificate Program

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp.

The Certificate Program challenges each student to read, write, and hear the language of music with a high level of literacy. This tuition-free program for high school students includes intensive study in theory and musicianship, keyboard, and chamber music in addition to regular lessons and orchestra membership.


Master Classes

Available for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute, harp, voice.

At times when nationally recognized artists visit the Iowa City area, the Preucil School offers its students the opportunity to experience master classes. In a master class, a respected artist works with one student or a small group, providing a learning opportunity for performers and observers.


Voice Faculty

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