Carol Chatfield teaches voice lessons at CHS during some choir periods and lunches. Lesson signups are on a first-come/first-serve basis. If the in-school slots become filled, Carol also teaches in her Kettering home during the after-school hours.
Each choir class is divided into two lessons at $25 per lesson. Payment is expected at the time of each lesson. If a student needs to cancel because of illness, Carol should be texted in the morning, well before the lesson, at 937-367-3877, or the student will be charged.
Carol holds degrees in voice with honors from New England Conservatory (BM) and Boston Conservatory (MM). She has taught voice for over 30 years and has helped her students prepare for college auditions, competitions and for musical auditions. She has had students move on to professional opera careers and students who have won Broadway roles, or parts in Broadway touring companies. Currently, one of her former students is starring in “Come From Away” on Broadway.
In lessons, students work on breathing, tone placement, learning to produce pure vowel sounds that work for any language, in an effort to learn to sing in a healthy fashion that will not damage the voice. Carol believes any student who is doing a lot of singing benefits from lessons. Students then work on building a repertoire of all sorts of music and how to present that music in a professional manner. Carol also help students prepare for contest and with any in school auditions.
Carol records the exercises she uses and any music being worked on for each student, so they can practice at home. The sheet music being used should be brought to each lesson by the student. Carol accompanies all lessons on the piano.
"I look forward to meeting and working with your child, while helping him/her improve their voice, along with maintaining vocal health."
Carol Keddington Neetz teaches private voice lessons in her home-based studio, about five minutes from Centerville High School. She has been a full time voice teacher in Utah, Indiana, and Ohio since 1998. She received a BA in vocal performance from Brigham Young University. Her post-graduate studies in voice were at Butler University and the Jordan School of Music.
Carol’s experience includes: