Private Voice lessons by Vanessa Tompkins. YOU MUST EMAIL COREY MCKEOWN AT TEACHCOREYMCKEOWN@GMAIL.COM TO GET YOUR TIME SLOT. Lessons are 1/2 hour in length on MONDAYS or WEDNESDAYS. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Voice. In her voice lessons, Vanessa Tompkins fosters confidence and teaches bel canto technique. Bel canto was founded by Rossini in the 18th century and is still widely used today in the professional music world, being a tried and true technical basis for all good singing. Lessons also include the study of musical theatre, classical, operatic, jazz, and folk music— some songs of which are sung in French, German, Italian, English or Spanish. A flash drive and three ring binder are needed for this class. Beginner Piano In beginner piano, the student learns basic musicianship skills like reading music and properly observing rhythmic notations. The Faber Piano Adventures series are used, selected for each student based on age and experience.