Private Voice Lessons

Students interested in taking private voice lessons are encouraged to do so and may receive letter points in the vocal music program.

Ms. Laura Tempel


Six weekly lessons will be 30 minutes long on the mornings of:

  • Wed/Thurs, Jun 13/14
  • Wed/Thurs, Jun 20 or 21
  • Wed/Thurs, Jun 27 or 28
  • Wed/Thurs, Jul 11 or 12
  • Wed/Thurs Jul 18 or 19
  • Wed/Thurs, Jul 25 or 26

Lessons will be held in the Choir Room (F180) at Champlin Park High School.


Summer voice lessons are based on prepaid tuition. The cost of this summer program is $150.00, payable in full at the first lesson on June 13 or 14. If preferred, a student may arrange to pay in two installments of $75.00 each on June 13/14 and July 11/12.


To get the full benefits of private voice, students are expected to practice on a regular basis. Students may be asked to have access to the internet to access rehearsal recordings as an aid to practicing.


If a student is ill, they must email before the time of the scheduled lesson. If the student decides to not show up for a lesson without prior notification (even for illness), they forfeit the lesson.

If the student has a conflict with the lesson schedule, they may trade with other students. Contact information will be exchanged prior to the first day of lessons.


To register for lessons, visit

Ms. Janeen Hudak-Griepp



Three to Five 25 minute lessons per month.


$72 is due the first week of every month. Fees never reflect a missed lesson. Checks should be written out to Janeen Hudak-Griepp, not to the school. Receipts are available for tax purposes upon request.


A $5 late fee will be applied if fees are not paid by the first week of the month.


Knock on the door at your lesson time. If you arrive late for your lesson, the lesson will still need to end as scheduled.


Students can be expected to practice a minimum of a half-hour per day outside of regular school rehearsals.


All lessons that I cancel will be rescheduled. All other missed lessons will not be made up.

If you know you will miss a lesson due to conflicts in your schedule, I would strongly suggest trying to switch times with another student for that week.

Fees will always be $72 per month and will never reflect missed lessons.


Students are encouraged to participate in scheduled master classes, solo/ensemble, and recitals. Performance participation is always an option and never a requirement. All of the student performances are open to the public and parents are encouraged to attend.

Mr. Ken Jenson



I expect that you will will be at your lesson during your scheduled time. If I have to cancel your lesson, I will make it up or I will not charge you for the lesson. If you cannot be there, I would expect that you would let me know the day before. I may be able to make up a lesson missed by you, but you will still be charged for that lesson.


My fee is $20 per half hour lesson. I would prefer that you pay by the month. I will give you an invoice at the end of the month. If you would rather pay at the beginning of the month, that would also be just fine.


I will give you a study copy of your music. Always bring it to your lessons. If you don't have your music, it is difficult to work on your song. I will also make a practice accompaniment for you. I can send you an MP3 or burn a CD if you prefer. It will include one version with your part and a second one with just the accompaniment.


Practicing is the most important part of your progress. You will improve only by creating good vocal technique and focusing on your particular technical issues. If you only practice your songs it will further solidify your inefficient habits. You should try to spend 10 minutes just practicing vocal exercises in order to address your particular vocal issues. Then you should try to spend time learning your songs and finally merging your technique work into those songs.


If you sing a recital program or event that requires a paid accompanist (someone other than me), you will be expected to cover those fees. I will help you hire the accompanist.

If you are interested in studying with me, please call or email me. I will be happy to speak with you and then we can try to set up a lesson time.