Alto Confidence Course

Are you waiting for someone else to sing your part so you can follow along?

Do you worry that you’ll get lost when you get a new piece of music?

Are you holding back and not contributing fully to your section? 

What if you could walk confidently into rehearsal, feel relaxed as you go through a song, and really enjoy the experience instead? 

Music is a powerful force and you deserve to give it your all. We all remember those times when for a moment you feel that you experienced something out of this world.

Contributing fully gives you greater ownership in those experiences. You are no longer a just a participant but a leader.

Your voice is beautiful.

Your joy is unmistakable.

And your heart? Definitely all in.

Don’t let reading the notes hold you back.

Contribute fully to your choir with the confidence that comes from being able to read and sing your part.


Need more specifics? Here’s the breakdown:

Module 1: Learn what all those symbols mean (b, #, natural) and how they affect the note you’re singing. Read and practice rhythms so you keep the correct time.

Module 2: How to read the roadmap of a piece with codas, repeat signs, and multiple endings so you can be the one to help when your neighbor gets lost. Identify key signatures and chords to help you understand the alto harmony.

Module 3: How to identify intervals so you can find that elusive pitch when the notes leap around. (Some of those composers are diabolical aren’t they?)

Module 4: Sight reading focus on 2nds, 3rds, 4ths

Module 5: Sight reading focus on tritone, 5ths, and 6ths

Module 6: Sight reading focus on 7ths, 8ths, and beyond!

BONUS: Improvisation, Creating your own harmony

Before I began this course all I knew about reading music was when the notes went up or down on the page, so should my voice. 

I sang by ear and repetition, lots of it, to learn something complicated.

Then your lessons came along. 

Going through the course I learned what all that stuff on the page meant and what I was supposed to do with it. 

It was like a map that now I had the key to. 

I was learning what the notes were supposed to sound like and I was gaining confidence.  

I am so happy I took this course and am so grateful to you for doing this for us Altos! 

You helped me more than you will ever know. 

–Pam Waguespack


Despite my love of singing, I felt frustrated and a bit inferior because I can’t read music.

April listened. 

And she understood. 

I think she was just born to do this. 

Her calm approach and sense of humour make it really easy to follow her lessons – and I’m learning all the time as I follow her guidance. 

–Gill Pawley

Altos from around the world are stoically singing while secretly sweating.

“I’m holding up rehearsal.”

“I feel inadequate.”

“I’m lost.”

Searching for your starting note doesn’t have to strike fear into your heart.

Singing in the choir is your escape and source of joy.  It’s your time to shine! You know you have a great voice, and you deserve to sing with confidence.

Learning the basics of music and sight reading can ensure that your voice helps the choir and you never have to feel like you’re holding back again.