Whether I am teaching voice technique to children or empowering voice teachers through mentorship, my joy comes from seeing others reach their higher potential by developing effective, confidence-boosting skills.
It is my belief that singing is for everyone - everyone - no pre-determined level of talent is necessary. When children find their voice, they learn that who they are and what they have to express is valuable. Voice lessons offer a chance to develop skills that will enhance a child's well-being in all areas of life, for the rest of their lives. Teaching the art of singing to kids has the power to change the world, one voice at a time!
Born 2 Sing Kids
Through a systematic, customized approach, young singers learn the foundations for a healthy singing technique that will support them throughout their lives. Born 2 Sing Kids offers a positive, nurturing environment where kids can learn to grow and express their voice.
Are you new to teaching kids? Need advice on how to work with young singers or how to build your studio? Dana offers mentorship through individual sessions, programs, and courses designed to help voice teachers create studios that thrive.
Dana's book Teaching the Child Singer is an indispensable resource for teachers who work with kids in the voice studio. Coming soon is Level 1 of her Kids' Singing Songbook series, designed to take the guesswork out of repertoire and make learning music fun!
Why Should ALL Children Take Voice Lessons?
Often it is said that kids shouldn’t take private voice lessons: Many well-intentioned experts recommend choral and group singing as the only means for children to learn singing proficiency, pushing their individual learning to instruments like piano and violin. While choral singing is a great experience for kids and offers a broad understanding of good singing techniques, what it doesn’t offer is the opportunity for singers to recognize their own uniqueness. And other instruments, while wonderful to learn, do not teach children how to become empowered with one of the most important assets they will use throughout their entire lives: their own voices.
Private voice lessons offer the young singer freedom to uncover their own personal growth and ability. And unlike other instruments, children use their voice all day every day - why not help them learn how to use it in a healthy manner, with techniques designed just for their age and ability? Under the guidance of a well-educated and knowledgeable vocal expert - one who understands the differences between teaching voice to a child versus and adult - these experiences can be a wonderful opportunity to explore their own range of singing possibilities!
More than just a hobby
Research has proven that structured music lessons can positively affect all areas of child development, including higher academic performance, cognitive and memory skills, confidence, focus, self-expression, language and listening skills, task completion, enhanced creativity, and so much more.
In the Words of Students & Parents
As a high schooler preparing to audition for colleges, taking lessons with Mrs. Lentini was the single most beneficial thing I could have done. She offers a nurturing environment where students of every age and skill level feel comfortable exploring and improving their voice. Many opportunities were given to me while I was taking lessons from her, including competitions, recitals, and flexibility with lesson times to accommodate a busy schedule. She is not only very knowledgeable, but is able to communicate that knowledge in a way that the student can understand and relate to their own personal experiences. She is an outstanding teacher, and I recommend her to anyone interested in voice lessons.
- Olivia L. (student)
I could not be more happy about our experience with Dana. What Frida likes more about her is the way she can connect with her and guide her on her learning experience. Dana has the gift of finding ways to connect with her students and get them to try things they didn't think they could do. As a result Frida has become a more confident singer and she knows that the only way she can improve is by stretching herself a bit more every time. Dana is the kind of teacher that provides the right environment for kids to safely try and fail and don't feel about that.
- Guillermo P. (parent)
My daughter, now 18 years old, started going to Dana when she was 15. She has been a vocal performer since the age of 12 and had done some damage to her vocal cords and eventually had to have surgery. We were referred to Dana from a fellow musician and she has NEVER disappointed! Her knowledge of vocal health and how to use the instrument is beyond anything we had encountered. She was a constant source of knowledge, support, encouragement, and a crucial part of my daughters growth. She challenged her in areas of life that she needed to be challenged in, and she constantly pushed her in the right direction for vocal health and for the growth of her future in musical theatre. Dana has so many contacts and guided our daughter into some amazing opportunities that she otherwise would not have had. We are forever grateful for the impact that Dana has had on our daughter. She is now in NYC pursuing a dream of musical theatre and we can very confidently say that it is due to Dana’s influence that she has the confidence to embark on this journey. We are forever grateful for Dana, her talents and her love for kids and music.
- Phyllis B. (parent)
Dana currently offers consulting and courses for teachers and virtual voice lessons throughout the US.
For questions or to request a free online Meet and Greet discovery call for you and your young singer, use the form below.