♫ Private Voice Lessons ♫
Private voice lessons are offered in our choral program as enrichment to the classroom instruction. These lessons are designed to utilize the characteristic literature of the voice rather than rehearse the music a student will be performing in Choir. Participation in these supplemental lessons is optional but highly encouraged. Lessons last 25 minutes are scheduled during the Choir class, lunch, or after school. Voice lessons are available only to students enrolled in a Choir class.
NO LESSONS WILL BE SCHEDULED DURING A NON-MUSIC CLASS.
The cost of a private voice lesson is $20.00 per lesson which is paid to the private teacher monthly and directly. The Choral Department offers substantial scholarships to help offset the cost of lesson fees.
Please see the scroll down for further information and requirements for scholarship consideration.
NSHS Voice Professors
Dr. Sarah Daniels- Mezzopower@hotmail.com
Dr. David Stanley- Davidtstanley@hotmail.com
Online Voice Lesson Application & Voice Scholarship Application Link-
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Dr. Sarah Daniels, mezzo-soprano, is an accomplished singer and teacher. She holds three degrees in music, including a doctorate from the University of North Texas in vocal performance. Dr. Daniels frequently performs and teaches in the DFW area. She has sung throughout the southwest region of the United States with professional groups including Orchestra of New Spain, Dallas Bach Society, and Orpheus Chamber Singers. She has made recordings with Orpheus and Church of the Incarnation. Most recently, she participated in a choir in residence program in England with the Church of the Incarnation Choir at York Cathedral in the summer of 2019. She has previously taught elementary music education in her home state of Iowa and private voice to high school and college students in Texas for the past 16 years. Dr. Daniels is a voice teacher at Newman Smith High School and R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas, as well as serving on the adjunct faculty at Dallas Christian College.
Dr. David Thomas Stanley has shown himself a versatile singing artist in both the countertenor and tenor repertoire. A native Arkansan, Dr. Stanley holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ouachita Baptist University (summa cum laude) and a Master of Music degree from the Southern Methodist University, both in Voice Performance. He recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance, with a related field of Vocal Pedagogy at the University of North Texas. A district winner and regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Dr. Stanley has been in demand as a soloist and chorister with various ensembles throughout the US, including most recently the Verdigris Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Incarnatus, Dallas Chamber Choir, Dallas Bach Society, the Orchestra of New Spain, the Oberlin Conservatory Baroque Performance Institute, the Tennessee Chamber Choir, and New York City's OperaMission. Dr. Stanley made his New York City solo recital debut singing the lieder of Franz Schubert at the National Opera Center. Also at ease in the musical theatre genre, Dr. Stanley has performed numerous roles in both theatrical and operatic stages. Favorite roles include principal characters in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die Fledermaus, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers,A Christmas Carol, The Gifts of the Magi, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music. Dr. Stanley also served as the founder and Artistic Director of The San Jacinto Project, a performing arts organization in downtown Dallas that served to thrive with a positive, inclusive message of hope in the DFW artistic community through the use of performing arts experiences. The SJP’s performances, produced and directed by Dr. Stanley, received an overwhelmingly positive critical response from both news media outlets and the community at large. As a stage director, Dr. Stanley’s recent directing credits have included The Gifts of the Magi, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain, Little Women, three productions of A Christmas Carol, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Billy Blythe: An American Folk Opera. He has directed choral ensembles of singers ranging from children to senior adults. Dr. Stanley has served on the faculties of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where his primary teaching responsibilities included studio voice, the Ouachita Opera and Music Theatres, and various ensembles; and on the faculty of Dallas Christian College where responsibilities included conducting the Concert Choir and Worship Ensemble.