What are the prices of lessons
To see the rates for lessons with Leah Stone Click Here
Where are you located
Studio is located in Denver/Boulder and online via Skype.
When are you available for a lesson
Monday - Thursday 10 am- 9 pm MT.
On weekends under special circumstances as Leah travels to different cities and countries to teach on the weekends.
What is the best way to contact you
In order to keep a written record, we do all bookings via email, so email is the preferred way to contact the studio. If you have a question that we didn’t answer in this FAQ, we’d be happy to help you over email or the phone 720-230-NOTE (6683).
What is your cancellation policy
CPMS has a strict 24 hour cancellation notice, regardless of circumstances, to cancel a lesson. If private lessons are not cancelled 24 hours before the start time the student will be charged at full rate.
You can cancel via
phone 720-230-NOTE (6683)
To view our full policies click here
What should I bring to my first lesson
All you need to bring to your first lesson is something to record the lesson with (a recording device like an iPhone). If you don't have a way to record the lesson we can record the lesson for you and email you the file so you can upload on any device you see fit (CD, iPhone, iPod, etc). If you are already performing, you could also bring any of the following: a CD or iPod with the songs you’re singing, karaoke tracks, sheet music, lyric sheets, recordings of past projects. We have acoustic guitars, keyboard, microphones, and speakers at the studio.
Please print out this studio policies form, fill it out, and bring it to your lesson. Click HERE for form.
What are the options when it comes to regular lessons
If you are trying to develop good singing technique, frequent lessons are better. Some artists preparing for tours will come in 2 or 3 times a week. For most people weekly lessons are ideal, but bimonthly are ok too. If you’re choosing between weekly half-hour lessons or bimonthly hour lessons, go with the weekly half-hour lessons. Then you can progress to hour-long lessons (with more application to songs) as your singing abilities improve.
Can I book just one lesson to prepare for my audition, recording, etc
Yes, you’re welcome to book casual lessons as you need them. There is no commitment to book a regular time slot, unless you want one.
How do Skype lessons work
Skype lessons are very similar to in-person lessons at our in-person studios. All you need is a computer, high-speed internet, a webcam, and a copy of the Skype software (free download) to connect to us and begin studying online.
In a Skype video call, you can see and hear your instructor, and vice versa. Your teacher will treat you as if you are there in-person, playing exercises on the piano for you to sing along to in real time. The only real difference is that when it comes to singing songs, you will need to play and sing along to a copy of the music on your end. There is sometimes a very slight delay in video chats, so it’s best to sing along to your own tracks.
To learn more about Skype singing lessons Click Here
Do you teach complete beginners
Yes, I love teaching beginners because they haven’t developed any bad habits yet.
How many lessons will I need to be a good singer
This is one of those questions that can’t be answered definitively. It depends: on your past experience with singing, on how many good or bad habits you’ve accumulated over the years, and on how hard you’re willing to work and practice to improve.
World-class singers have a combination of strong genetics, natural talent, and healthy training. But since singing is a skill, anyone can learn how to sing better if they’re willing to work at it.
Do you teach young children or teenagers
Yes, my youngest student is five years old, and we have many teens studying with me. As soon as a child has the attention span to handle a 30-min lesson, they can start taking lessons.
Can we meet before I take lessons to discuss my needs and goals
Unfortunately, my schedule is so full that there isn't extra time to meet with you in advance. When you book your first lesson that will be the appropriate time for you to discuss your concerns and vocal goals with me. I want to take the time in that first lesson to give you a full assessment of your voice and give you the tools to move forward.
For an example of a sample lesson Click Here
What style of singing do you teach
I don’t teach one specific musical style or genre of singing, but my clientele reflects almost every style out there. I am mostly concerned with teaching good vocal technique so that you can sing what you want to sing…just better.
I can offer stylistic advice to improve your performance of a song. I have experience performing rock, pop, RnB, jazz, country, classical, and musical theatre.
Do you work with people on their speaking voice
Yes, I teach actors, voice-over clients, and radio/TV personalities. I use similar vocal exercises with them, but the application is speaking rather than singing. I offer training for Executives who need help public speaking, projecting, breathing, etc. Check it out Here.