I offer regular chances for my students to take part at concerts, recitals, and less formal occasions where they can gain self-confidence through musical expression.
I provide a no-obligation first interview/consultation at which we'll go over my policies and expectations, I'll answer any questions you may have, and I'll listen to the student sing or play. If you have a prepared song, that's great, but just a verse of something like a hymn or patriotic song will do just fine also. For voice students, we'll also define your vocal range and talk over initial singing goals.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Music for practice and performance
- Method books for piano students
- Cutting edge software and technology used in the studio
- Book and CD of rhythm drills
- Recognition and other incentives
Professional Associations & Certifications
- National Association of Teachers of Singing
- Music Teachers National Association
- Alabama Music Teachers Association
- Alabama Federation of Music Clubs
- Birmingham Music Teachers Association
|City||Birmingham , AL|
|Phone Number||(205) 358-7344|
My full name is Heather McGlaughlin Batey. I have a Bachelorís degree in Music Education from Harding University and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Mississippi.
I've been teaching for almost 14 years in both the private studio and the public school classroom. I also hold a K-12 teaching license in both vocal and instrumental music education.
My daughter, Katie, started taking voice lessons from Heather when she was 4 years old. Katie is now a member of the ASFA music program and the Birmingham Childrenís Choir. Katie has won several state and regional voice competions. Heather played a large role in giving Katie the guidance and music expertise to allow her to succeed. Heather made the lessons fun, and her knowledge and passion for music shows in her exceptional teaching skills. Katie loves all aspects of music and Heather is a wonderful mentor.
Our daughter made tremendous progress in the development of her singing voice while working with Heather. We saw changes immediately as our daughter began to improve her range and technique while singing. Heather was always very positive and encouraging while working with our daughter. The lessons helped our daughter gain confidence in her singing as she looked forward to the lessons each week. Heather was willing to accommodate our request to tailor the lessons toward our daughter's specific interests. I highly recommend lessons with Heather for anyone young or not so young who has an interest in developing their vocal talents.
Heather became my daughter's voice teacher in the Fall of 2008. Although my daughter had been taking voice lessons for 1 1/2 years before that and was also involved in church and school choir programs, Heather was just what she needed. First, Heather has the heart of a teacher, which is vital for instructing young people. Additionally, she is passionate about music and helps her students to discover the joy musical expression brings to the one who sings and to those who listen! Finally, she is a great encourager to her students without compromising her standards that they must work hard to cultivate the talent God has given them.