Lessons

Vocal Instruction

Do you ever feel like singing makes your throat feel tired or sore? Find yourself struggling to hit high notes? Maybe you just love to sing and you’re not sure how to improve? Are you new to singing or a seasoned pro? No matter your singing background, we can help you become the singer you’ve always wanted to be!

Our unique vocal instruction technique is based on the Cornelius Reid method of vocal training. This method treats the vocal folds like the muscles that they are, using a series of exercises to strengthen them and increase their flexibility — resulting in greater range, stamina, and improved vocal tone. We start by separating your vocal registers, strengthening each separately, then carefully pushing your and your endurance. As your voice grows stronger, you will be more confident in your singing ability with each lesson!

Due to the advanced methods we use, it’s best if the student’s voice has matured somewhat before starting their vocal training with us. As such, we are not currently accepting students who are too young for middle school (grades 5 and below). We do recommend other forms of musical training, such as piano or other instruments, or group lessons with a children’s choir.

Like any other muscular training regimen, the vocal folds benefit from training hard multiple times per week with periods of rest and recovery between. This is why we offer a discount for students who sign up for twice weekly lessons. As students of this technique, we have both found in our own training that switching to twice weekly lessons dramatically increased our rate of improvement. Students who study with us multiple times a week are discouraged from scheduling lessons on consecutive days as they will need time for rest.

We are located just a mile off Highway 89 / Main Street and only a few miles from Utah State University. Please contact us for directions and to sign up for your lessons using the button below.

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Online Lesson Options

Online lessons are also available for students who live outside of Logan / Cache Valley - we do teach students from across the country and we’ll work with you to get you the best instruction possible. We teach over Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or Google Meet depending on the student’s needs and the Internet connection quality. For these, we ask that you have a separate device (phone, computer, tablet, etc.) from the one that you are using for your lesson; this is for playing any accompanying music that you may need.

Dramatic Coaching / Audition Prep

Whether you are preparing for an audition, a role, or simply want to improve your acting skills, JM Abbott Music can help you take your performance to the next level. Jacquelyn is an accomplished and experienced stage director who has coached many actors and singers as they prepared for role and auditions.

Hours and Cancellation Policy

We are open for lessons at the following times (all are in Mountain Time):

DayHour
Monday - Thursday12 PM - 7 PM
Friday12 PM - 6 PM
SaturdayCase-by-case
SundayCLOSED

Saturday lessons may be considered on a case-by-case basis at the teacher’s discretion.

We are also closed on the following major holidays:

  • MLK Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Pioneer Day (24 July)
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday and Friday)
  • Christmas Break (24 December - 2 January)

We know that unexpected things happen from time to time (weather, illness, work schedule changes), and we’ll make every effort to reschedule lessons if a student misses, as long as we are notified at least 24 hours in advance. However, students who repeatedly cancel lessons last-minute or who are frequently absent without notifying us in advance may forfeit any pre-paid lessons and/or be dropped as a student.

Pricing

We don’t ask you to sign any tuition plans, and you are not obligated to buy a certain number of lessons from us. We are very flexible and will gladly have you as a student for as long or as short as you need.

LengthPrice
45 minutes$45
60 minutes$60
2nd (and 3rd) 45-minute lesson / week$23
2nd (and 3rd) 60-minute lesson / week$30

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Current Promotions

August 1st through September 15th, 2021 - All new voice students: Get 50% off your first lesson!

Permanent Offer - Buy One Get One 1/2 Off — Students who sign up for twice weekly lessons pay full price for the first lesson of the week and half price for the second.

For example, if the student would like to take twice-weekly lessons at an hour each, they would pay $60 for a lesson on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, and then only $30 if they take another lesson on Thursday or Friday. This offer does not apply if a student schedules a second lesson in a calendar week and then misses it (e.g. has Monday/Thursday lessons and then has to cancel on Thursday) - the full price will apply to the first lesson the following week.

Students on a twice-weekly schedule are strongly advised to take one or more days of rest between lessons.

Sheet Music for Lessons

Students are responsible for purchasing any copies of music they may need at their voice lessons.

Payment Policies

Payment for lessons may be by check, cash, Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle. If the student desires to pay by PayPal or Venmo, the teacher may charge up to $3 for processing fees.

Parents or legal guardians are responsible for all the lesson payments and fees of their minor children.

Ideally, students pay the teacher at the beginning of each lesson; they may also pay for multiple lessons in advance. If a student neglects to pay for four (4) lessons and is in behind in payments, then he/she may not schedule another lesson until all outstanding lessons are paid for, plus a $10 late fee.

Our Teaching Philosophy - in a Nutshell

  • Singing is joyful and good for the soul
  • It should be fun, even if it’s hard work sometimes
  • You should never have to overthink singing
  • You’ll almost never the words “breath support” or “placement”
  • You’ll probably never have another singing lesson like one from us