Edwardsville resident hits high marks with new music studio


Amy Prince, an Edwardsville resident known for helping people find their voices, is opening a new studio.

“My goal is to allow you to discover who you are as a singer, to help you describe it and to feel comfortable with your own unique gift,” Prince said.

The new studio, Tessitura, is slated to open Saturday with a two-day unveiling event at 871 S. Arbor Vitae, Suite 4, in Plaza on Plum Creek.

The two-day event invites visitors to gather studio information, register for classes or lessons, and register for a free voice assessment.

Prince said she grew up in a musical family thanks to her parents, who were both musicians. She even debuted her singing skills at just nine years old in the church choir.

“My brother sang in the adult choir and I wanted to do that too,” Prince said. “I was lucky enough to do it and from that point on I sang children’s and adult choirs.

Her early exposure to vocals prompted her to focus on the art of singing and performance. From studying music at Indiana University to participating in dozens of operas and musical theaters as a soprano soloist, Prince’s childhood and adulthood has focused on honing his own voice and on helping others find theirs.

She currently teaches voice at SIUE and McKendree University, is a regular at the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus, and conducts the choir at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville.

“Your voice has its own texture and timbre, which is the unique tonal color and quality of your voice. I want to help you discover this and bring out your own distinct sound in a safe space, so that you can relax and enjoy the gift you bring, ”she said.

She said her main goal with all of her students is to help them refine their gifts and prepare them to use those gifts in any environment they seek to sing in.

She also said she would offer rental space for musicians.

Combination lessons are currently available in voice, piano and theory for singers of all musical genres and are billed in intervals of 30, 45 and 60 minutes. Prince offers sight reading skills development, piano basics, music theory, audition preparation and more.

Class options and group classes are expanding this fall.

For more information on Tessitura’s offerings, go to https://www.facebook.com/tessituramusicllc and contact Prince at [email protected]


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