Bella Voce members can match pitch, work cooperatively with others, and participate with focus and a positive attitude. Home practice is expected so that learnings will 'stick' from week to week. Music reading skills are not required for membership.
Rehearsals are fast-paced, focused, fun, and purposeful. Warm-ups begin each rehearsal introducing and developing important fundamentals in vocal development and ear training. Music concepts are taught using high quality literature and Kodály techniques, including moveable 'do' solfege. Rehearsals often include music games as a fun way to build community and skills.
Regular, on time attendance will ensure that the careful sequencing of instruction benefits each child as much as possible.
'Bella Voce' (behl'-lah voh'-chay) means 'beautiful voice' in Italian.
Photos by Kathy Gendreau
Bella Voce (grades 4 and up)