What:   Private half hour voice lessons with Mary Mauch (see bio below) under the Anima umbrella

When:
  Beginning in late September, Monday late afternoon – evening

Where:
 GEPD, or Mrs. Mauch’s Lemont home if closer

Who:    
For students ages 12 and older already enrolled in Anima’s choral ensembles

Why:
     Anima wishes to provide reliable, safe, expert vocal training for serious students who desire private study in addition to their choral/ensemble training

Cost
:      $35/half hour for weekly lessons.  Longer lessons can be negotiated with Mrs. Mauch

How:
     If interested, please email simrit@animasingers.org
 
Please Note
*We are putting a minimum age on this opportunity as vocal training is different from instrumental training in that the voice resides within a growing body. 

*Children younger than 12 are better served by Anima’s choral training, which develops their ears, music literacy, and ability to sing in age appropriate ways. 

*Private vocal study is best suited for adolescent and post adolescent singers, when there is more physical maturity.

*The singing voice does not fully mature until age 30-35!  That’s why it’s so important to not rush or harm a young voice by overtaxing it at too young an age, regardless of what you may see and hear on television!  Anima wants to protect young voices, give them the best training available, yet offer further study to those who are ready for it.
 
About Mary Mauch
Mary Doughty Mauch has a wide range of experience as a choral conductor, music teacher, singer, and accompanist. As the spouse of a now-retired Air Force officer, she had the opportunity to study, sing, and conduct throughout the United States and Europe. 
 
She earned a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education with Honors from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
 
She has been a member of the professional core and/or chamber choirs of several major symphony and professional choruses including the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, the Virginia Symphony Chorus, the Virginia Chorale, the Las Vegas Master Singers, the Frankfurter Kantorei, and the Darmstadt Konzertchor.
 
Her teaching experiences in schools range from kindergarten through college in addition to conducting countless semi-professional, community, and church choirs in both the United States and Germany. She was an active chorale clinician in Stuttgart, Germany and has always enjoyed teaching both piano and voice private students.