Where are you located?
We hold our lessons at two places: Amy’s place of residence in historic Montclair neighborhood of East Denver and Denver School of the Arts for DSA students only.
What is the Maples School of Voice approach to teaching?
We believe that the primary job of a voice teacher is to release the student’s natural vocal ability; and the second is to instill confidence in the student to use that newly enhanced voice proudly–whether that means singing a solo in the school musical or giving a presentation at work. Specifically, a voice teacher provides a technical foundation for the overall development of the voice–range, power, and agility–and acts as a continual resource for the student as the voice naturally changes over time.
Do you teach any other musical instruments?
Yes. We teach piano lessons to beginning through advanced intermediate students. We find that piano lessons really help to strengthen the ear-training when studying voice and vice versa.
Who is your typical voice or piano student?
Some of our students are pursuing careers in the arts, but many simply want to master the basics. We teach students of all ages, although most are between the ages of 6 and 18. It’s never too early or too late to discover the joy of music!
What makes the Maples School of Voice different from other music schools?
We provide a happy, holistic approach to singing. For students seeking greater vocal ability without necessarily pursuing a musical career, we focus not on perfection but on finding solutions and instilling confidence. For students looking towards careers in music, we provide valuable instruction in aspects of performance such as foreign language and diction, acting and monologue prep, health and wellness for singers, performance practice, performance anxiety solutions, auditioning, operatic and musical theater role study, and more.
What styles of singing do you teach?
Our teaching is based in a classical technique, but any style of music may be covered. We focus on healthy and appropriate genres for younger singers such as classical musical theater and lyrical pop songs. Adult students may delve into the jazz, opera, and oratorio repertoires as well.
Do I need to bring an accompanist to lessons?
Nope. Our teachers are proficient in piano. You may want to bring an accompanist for final lessons before an audition or performance, but it is not required. If needed, we can recommend several local accompanists for hire.
“Our family has worked with Amy for about a year now, and it’s been phenomenal. Amy’s detailed knowledge of music, music theory, and voice training has been outstanding, and she has a natural knack of working with young, motivated singers.”