Lessons at Manuel Creative Arts Academy

Private lessons are the core of developing as an artist. Students work one on one with their instructor to develop and refine their skills, learn repertoire, and gain confidence in their craft.

At Manuel Creative Arts Academy we offering private lessons in: Accoustic Guitar, Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Basoon, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Orchestral Percussion, Drum kit, Stand Up Comedy, Acting, Voice Over, Film Acting, and so much more.

Why Manuel Creative Arts Academy

Headshot of Josh Manuel the owner of Manuel Creative Arts Academy in front of a building with a tree in the background.

Experience Matters

Our teachers have decades of experience in their crafts. Many of our teachers have strong professional performance careers in addition to teaching at Manuel Creative Arts Academy.

Students working on a singing duet with teacher.

Lessons for Everyone

Everyone should be able to afford an arts education. Lessons at Manuel Creative Arts Academy can be as affordable as $20 a lesson so everyone can learn.

Safety First

All of our teachers have background checks on file so you can have peace of mind about who is teaching your lessons.

What Happens in Lessons?

Well, a lot happens in lessons. Your teacher will discuss with you what your goals are for lessons and then create a plan to develop your skills to meet and exceed those goals.

A typical hour long voice lesson might look like this.

Getting Settled (1-2 minutes)

Vocal Warmups/Technical exercises. This is the part that a lot of people think of when they think about lessons; lots of scales, weird noises, endless arpeggios. This is where we work on building a solid technical footing for your singing. We promise it’s actually a lot of fun.
(10-15 minutes)

Repertoire Work. For Beginning and Intermediate students a large part of the lesson is spent working on learning songs that have been selected by the student and the teacher, this includes learning notes and rhythms, discussing artistic choices that are appropriate for the song, and working through challenging technical aspects of the music. Advanced students usually need less help with the notes and rhythms so more time is spent on the artistic choices. (40-45 minutes)

Recap & Goodbye (1-2 Minutes)

Register for Lessons

We are happy to offer several ways to register for lessons. Several of our teachers can be booked using the registration tool below. If you don't see the teacher or a time that you are looking for please reach out to us at info@manuelarts.com or using our contact form.

Savanna Stewart

Voice & Guitar

Katie Williams

Piano, Voice, & Acting

Joe Reichenbach

Bass & Guitar

Paul Hodson

Brass & Piano

Josh Manuel

Voice & Piano

Matthew Stevenson

Percussion, Beg. Guitar, Beg. Piano

Frederic Blackwell