Edwardsville resident hits high notes with new music studio

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

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

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

The two-day event invites visitors to gather information about the studio, register for classes or lessons, and sign up for a free vocal assessment.

Prince said she grew up in a musical family thanks to her parents, who were both musicians. She even began her singing talents 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 given the chance and from then on I was singing both children’s and adult choirs.”

Her early exposure to singing is what inspired her to focus on the art of singing and performance. From studying music at Indiana University to appearing in dozens of opera and musical theater venues as a soprano soloist, Prince’s childhood and adult life were focused on honing his his own voice and helping others find theirs.

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

“Your voice has its own texture and timbre, which is the unique color and tonal quality of your voice. I want to help you discover that and bring out your own distinct sound in a safe space, so 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 hone their gifts and prepare them to use those gifts in any environment they seek to sing.

She also said she would provide rental space for musicians.

Combo lessons are currently available in voice, piano and theory for singers of all musical genres and are priced in 30, 45 and 60 minute intervals. Prince offers sight-reading skill development, piano fundamentals, music theory, audition preparation and more.

Course options and group classes are on the rise this fall.

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