November 15, 2020

Voice Lessons vs Vocal Coaching

Voice lessons are a complicated thing and can look very different depending on who your teacher is encompassing a wide range of topics and techniques. In the United States, both Voice/Singing/Vocal Lessons and Vocal Coaching are used interchangeably but understanding each will help you get what you are looking for from your teacher.
July 13, 2020

Teacher Spotlight on Savanna Stewart

Savanna is a voice, guitar, trumpet, and piano instructor at Manuel Creative Arts Academy with an amazing background. Learn more about Savanna.
June 25, 2020

Covid-19 Update

At Manuel Creative Arts Academy it is our mission to provide a safe and caring environment where students of all ages and backgrounds can learn and explore the creative arts over various platforms.
February 5, 2020

Teaching Different Musical Styles

Teaching voice is a complicated thing. Not only is the instrument extremely personal to the artist, but it also takes considerable time to isolate individual parts of your vocal anatomy.
February 4, 2020

A Brief History of Manuel Creative Arts Academy

Manuel Creative Arts Academy started as Manuel Music Studio in January of 2013. My wife and I invested the little bit of saving we had on a piano at BHA Piano Center in Dayton Ohio and waited impatiently for it to be delivered to the spare storage room at my mother’s office;
February 2, 2020

Take A Step Back

If there is something that creative individuals have in common it is a tendency to overwork themselves.
February 1, 2020

5 Top Reasons to Sing in a Group

Growing up many people sing in choirs either at school or at church. But later in our adult life singing in a group tends to take a back seat, this is further emphasized in voice lessons where music is rarely studied in groups of students. Here is our list of the top 5 reasons you should sing in a group as an adult voice student.
December 22, 2019

What to Know About Being a Competition Dancer

If your child has their heart set on being a competitive dancer, then you may be wondering what is in store for you. There is no doubting the fact that it can be a fun and exciting lifestyle, but there are pitfalls you will want to avoid along the way. Here are some things to take into consideration before allowing your child to become a competitive dancer.
October 10, 2019

Don't Quit, Do It - Some Thoughts

“I Can’t”. There are probably no words in the English language that I despise more; and yet I hear these words far too frequently, several times a week at a minimum. Inevitably this statement is followed by me telling a student “Try again, you can do it”.