Voice Lessons

Theater • Monologue • Vocal • Singing Lessons

Want to nail that next audition? Come learn with us in a fun and motivating environment! Our voice lessons are designed to give you a full-spectrum music education, with real results. Using a combination of private lessons, group classes, and performances, our students develop skills and abilities that serve them in all areas of their lives.

Voice Lessons for Children and Adults!

Theater & Voice Lessons

Complete vocal training at its best! Curriculum includes proper breathing techniques, note reading, theory, ear training, ensemble singing, and solo singing. Weekly lessons, monthly masterclasses, recitals, and more.

Monthly Membership:


  • Weekly Private Lessons
  • Weekly 15 min Theory Work (before each lesson)
  • Monthly Masterclass w/Artist Educators in their field of study
  • 2 Department Recitals a year
  • Community Outreach Opportunities
  • Additional Performance Opportunities
  • 10% Discounts on ALL additional services

Monthly Membership Prices

Staff Teachers:

  • 30 min Private Lesson Membership $140
  • 45 min Private Lesson Membership $180

Artist Educators:

  • 30 min Private Lesson Membership $170
  • 45 min Private Lesson Membership $210

Our Singers in Action

Providing Performance Opportunities

Meet Our Voice Faculty

Singing Lessons for Children and Adults

Valerie Nelson - Director of Voice and Theater

Valerie Nelson, contralto, is the director of Voice and Theater at Dynamic Ballroom and Performing Arts. She has been an active performer and teacher for the past 15+ years.
She began as a triple major in Cello Performance, Choral Music Education and Vocal Performance, but quickly determined that singing was the place to concentrate her efforts.
Valerie has been seen on the stages of Central City Opera, Ohio Light Opera, the Castleton Festival, Abravanel Hall and here in Nashville at the Schermerhorn Hall and soon to be Nashville Opera, in their up and coming production of Das Rheingold. She has performed a wide-range of roles from the title role in Bizet’s Carmen to Aldonza in Man of La Mancha to the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah.
Valerie has maintained a private vocal studio for the past 12 years, and has taught children of all ages in a variety of styles and genres. She especially loves her work with young singers and is passionate about helping them find confidence, courage and a life-long love of singing.
Along with teaching, Valerie loves to perform. Performing with groups from all over Tennessee.

Valerie Nelson’s professional Website: valerienelsoncontralto.com

Sophia Meyer - Vocal and Piano Instructor

Sophia Meyer, Soprano, is in her last year of her undergraduate at Vanderbilt University studying Choral Music Education in the Blair School of Music. In her time, she works with the Blair Children’s Chorus which includes singers of ages 6-14.
Ms. Meyer’s recent solo highlights inclthe South Arkansas Symphony, Bernstein’s Candide, and major choral works by Handel and Mozart.
As a private voice teacher, Ms. Meyer has a passion for teaching musical theatre repertoire to school age students. Her musical directing experience includes Dynamics “Singing with Friends” group class, Summer Musical Camps and working with K-8 students in Disney’s Aristocats KIDS.
As a performer, she has played the roles of Dorothy in Baum’s Wizard of Oz, and Gabriella in Disney’s High School Musical as well as being in the ensemble of Les Miserables. Ms. Meyer recently spent a summer studying voice at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where she performed in operas by Menotti and Gilbert & Sullivan.

Kristine Philips-Smith - Vocal and Piano Instructor

Ms. Kristine has her Bachelors and Masters in music. Ms. Kristine’s teaching philosophy has been informed by her own personal journey as a professional musician. She strives to give students the skills and knowledge necessary to have a healthy successful career with a solid vocal technique and proper knowledge of voice pedagogy. Ms Kristine advocates a supportive environment where students can learn to be good colleagues in academic and professional contexts. She believes that the process of learning how to make music informs who you are as a person and an artist.

New Faculty: Macy Ruggiero

We are thrilled to welcome Macy Ruggiero to Dynamic as a vocal instructor.  

Macy is a professional singer, dancer, and actress from Nashville, TN. Studying Vocal Performance at Vanderbilt University, Macy has experience in a vast range of roles and repertoire. Some of her most notable roles in Musical Theater include Anita in West Side Story, Maria in The Sound of Music, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and many more. Macy has performed for audiences around the world as a lead singer and dancer in Up with People: Live on Tour. She is very passionate about arts education and using the arts as a vessel for healing and inspiration.

Macy is now accepting new students. Please call Valerie Nelson, director of Voice and Theater, to sign up!  Valerie Nelson (801)-671-6313

Tap Dancing

Tap dancing is a fun activity you can practice anywhere you can put your feet. At Dynamic Ballroom and Performing Arts, we offer tap dancing for beginner and intermediate level dancers that focuses on skill development, competence, confidence, and fun!

Youth Programs

Dynamic Kids After School Program

Dynamic Kids After-School Program

Dynamic Kids After-School is a musical arts general education program. Curriculum includes learning an instrument of their choice, daily guided practice and mini private lessons throughout the week, daily dance classes, homework help, and specialty group classes on a regular rotating basis. Stimulating the mind and keeping the body active is key.  Kids do all of their practicing and homework with our staff so that parents do not have to worry about it after work!

kids smiling after group singing performance

Homeschool Music & Movement Program

We are now offering music and movement for our homeschooling students! This is a semester tuition for a 3.5 hr once a week (either T or W) 16 week course. Students will have group classes in piano, ear training, singing, movement, and acting. Enrollment in Dynamic M&M unlocks further discounts in Memberships and all other services. This is on a semester rotation. Choose between Tuesday or Wednesday, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Collaborative Group Sessions

Dance, Music, & Stagecraft

We are now offering collaborative group sessions in voice, dance, and stagecraft for kids.

  • Fall Schedule Now Published
  • Members get 10% discount
  • Multiple Siblings discounts available
students singing and dancing

Educate. Motivate. Inspire. Achieve.

Please contact us to learn more about our dance classes, programs, group sessions, and pricing.