Louie takes his practice time very seriously!
Sea Island Music Studio
Providing voice lessons, vocal coachings, and piano lessons in the Johns Island area and via Skype/F Voice lessons:
Everyone can learn to sing!
Sarah Snydacker, the owner of Sea Island Music Studio, is an accomplished musician and scholar. She operated her studio in Iowa City for 15 years before recently moving to Johns Island. Having earned undergraduate degrees in vocal performance and music education, a MFA in vocal performance, and a PhD in vocal literature and performance, she brings a level of expertise to her lessons that is unmatc
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If you’re thinking of voice or piano lessons for yourself or your kids in the upcoming year, now is the time to sign up because I have just a few spaces available for new students. All lessons are online, and all ages & levels are welcome. I have lots of credentials (PhD and MFA), lots of experience (15+ years), and lots of happy students. Please message me for more info.
Here’s an interactive exercise to help you with note identification in the treble clef:
Singing is good for us, and listening to birds sing is also good for us. So cool!
Why birds and their songs are good for our mental health Birds are a way to connect with nature, which is associated with better body and brain health, research shows.
Singing has SO MANY benefits!
Singing is good for you. Singing with others may be even better. Studies have linked singing in a choir to reducing stress hormones, increasing immune-boosting cytokines and stimulating memory for people with dementia.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the studio recital today! You should all be very proud of yourselves! Despite some technical difficulties to begin with, you all rolled with it and had fantastic performances. Thank goodness for students & parents who are savvy in technology - you saved the day.
Have you always wanted to take voice or piano lessons? Summer is a great time to begin! I have a few spaces available right now, and all lessons are online. This means you can take lessons from *anywhere* in the world! All ages & levels welcome. Message me for more info & let the fun begin!
If you are a current student, encourage your friends to find out what they’ve been missing!
Congratulations, Lily, on being selected to perform in the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase! Tune in tonight to hear Lily, a senior in Iowa City, sing. The live stream begins at 7pm Central/8pm Eastern. You can also view the show on the Iowa PBS stations on Friday July 14 at 8:30pm.
Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase | Iowa PBS 2023 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards ShowcaseEpisodeSeason5Episode501Jun 1, 2023 Enjoy the livestream Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. A 2-hour highlights special will premiere Friday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m. on statewide Iowa PBS.Play About the Show This Des Moines Performing Arts community initiati...
Congratulations to the studio members who have been accepted into Charleston County School of the Arts! All your hard work paid off in your successful auditions. Way to go!
Thinking of all the studio members in Iowa & hoping you weathered the storms safely yesterday!
Several studio members are performing with the Charleston Coastal Choir this Friday at 5pm. If you’re local & want to attend, no tickets are required. If you would like to watch the concert online, it will be streamed. The link is available on the choir’s website. Break a leg to all those performing!
Home | Charlestoncoastalcho A choral music production that takes one back in time. The focus is on the coastal south, but the ultimate destination is Charleston and the communities of its barrier islands.
Another benefit of singing!
Daily 'breath training' can work as well as medicine to reduce high blood pressure Research finds five to 10 minutes daily of a type of strength training for muscles used in breathing can help anyone reduce or prevent high blood pressure. The training can also help elite athletes.
Can you read the notes to spell out the grocery list?
Test your knowledge of Christmas tunes. Can you name the song by looking at a few notes of the melody?
Here’s a link to free Christmas music. The pieces are leveled by the difficulty of the piano part. Feel free to bring these to your lessons next week, or enjoy them with your friends and family over the next couple weeks.
Free Christmas Music! Download free sheet music for elementary piano.
Over the past week students have had lessons in England, Germany, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, and Colorado. Students have had lessons at home, in cars, at relatives’ homes, at friends’ homes, in backyards, and on vacation. Students have safely had lessons with colds, viruses, covid, and while 100% healthy. All because lessons are taught virtually. How cool is that?! It was a busy week - thanks for taking me along on your adventures! I am thankful for ALL of you!
For anyone who wants festive music for Thanksgiving, here is a list of pieces in various levels that you can download for free!
Free Thanksgiving Music! Download free sheet music for elementary piano.
As of November, I will have two new spaces available for new students. All lessons are online, which means you can take lessons from anywhere, it’s very convenient, and you get high quality instruction. All ages & levels welcome. Please message me for more info soon before the spaces are filled. Current students, let your family & friends know what they’ve been missing!
Good luck to the studio members in Iowa who are auditioning for All-State today! Regardless of the results, you should be very proud of your hard work in preparing for your auditions. Break a leg!
There are so many different kinds of music in all the lessons every week at Sea Island Music Studio!
Why do you like the music you like? Science weighs in. Preferences may change over time, but research shows that people tend to be especially fond of music from their adolescent years.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the studio recital this afternoon! You should all be very proud of your performances! Here are photos of some of the performers today.
Our brains are very busy when we play piano!
I have a few spaces available for new students. All lessons are online, which means you can take lessons from anywhere, it’s very convenient, and you get high quality instruction. All ages & levels welcome. Please message me for more info. Current students, let your family & friends know what they’ve been missing!
This past month students have had lessons in Germany, Aruba, Maine, Manhattan, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, San Antonio, Colorado, LA, and Seattle. Students have had lessons in cars, in swimming suits poolside, in hotel rooms, in backyards, in grandparents’ houses, on vacation, and at home. Students have had lessons while quarantined with covid & while 100% healthy. It’s been a busy month - thanks for taking me along on your adventures!
Reason #101 why online voice & piano lessons with Sea Island Music Studio are great: when island traffic is terrible, you don’t have to leave your house for high quality lessons!
A great visualization of some of your favorite music terminology:
The things people learn in voice & piano lessons…
There are still a few spaces available for new voice and piano students. Because all lessons are online, anyone anywhere may sign up! If you’re a current student, encourage your friends & family to find out what they’ve been missing. Please send a message for more info.
A little inspiration for your practicing! How cool to see the lights representing the notes!
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Good luck to the studio members in Iowa who are auditioning for All-State! Regardless of the results, you should be very proud of your hard work in preparing for today. Break a leg!
For those of you getting in the Halloween spirit, here’s a link to free Halloween piano music for various levels. If you print your favorites before your next lesson, let’s work on them together!
Free Halloween Music! Download free sheet music for elementary piano.
Online lessons are a wonderful thing! This week alone studio members will have lessons in places across the Lowcountry, in several cities in Iowa, Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Michigan, Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, and Germany. Students have lessons at home, at their grandparents’ houses, at friends’ and relatives’ houses, and while on vacation. Thanks for taking me along wherever you travel!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the studio recital this afternoon! You should all be very proud of your performances! Here is a photo of some of the performers today.
The Spring Studio Recital is one week from tomorrow! If you’re not performing but would like to be part of the audience, ask me for the Zoom link in your lesson this week or send me a message.
Studio Recital via Zoom
Sunday June 13
2pm EST / 1pm CST
Have you always wanted to take voice or piano lessons? Now is a great time to begin! I still have a few spaces available this summer, and all lessons are currently online. This means you can take lessons from *anywhere* in the world! Message me for more info & let the fun begin! All ages welcome. (If you are a current student, encourage your friends to find out what they’ve been missing!)
“90 percent of students in the pilot program reported positive improvement in their breathlessness, while 91 percent felt that their levels of anxiety had dropped. When asked if they would continue practicing the techniques after the program ended, 100 percent agreed.”
How Opera Singing Is Helping Long-Haul Covid-19 Patients Recover Developed in the United Kingdom, ENO Breathe is a virtual program that rehabilitates patients through the art of song
Great reasons to take voice lessons & practice:
“What we are doing when we practise and engage in singing is developing this specialised network, which gives us that physiological reward hit, the chills, the dopamine release, the sense of feeling good,” says Wilson. The more we sing, the more we develop this network in our brains, and the better it feels.
The world's most accessible stress reliever Whether you have the voice of a songbird or sound like some ball-bearings in a blender, singing can have some remarkably positive effects.
Without many performance opportunities right now, why not sing and play to your plants?
Your plants want you to sing to them. Science says so Studies show singing or playing music for your plants could help them grow.
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