At SOAR (School of Artistic Refinement), our mission is to guide and develop the gifts of students through skilled training and one-to-one encouragement. We currently offer lessons in voice, drums, guitar, bass, and piano as well as ensembles.
SOAR is a place to empower people to reach their fullest potential in the creative arts. SOAR is a training ground to help people grow, discover, and fulfill their unique purpose-creatively.
Each student will have a 30 minute private lesson with a skilled instructor once a week on either Tuesdays or Thursdays.
All ensembles will be held at the Spring Lake Park Campus.
Choir is for ages 6-12 and will meet every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 at the Spring Lake Park Campus.
In this class, students will learn rhythms, harmonies, and some basic theory knowledge. They will also learn 1-2 songs that they will perform in the recitals.
This group is for the students ages 12+. In this group students will learn proper voice technique, blending, harmonies, and will also learn 1-2 pieces to perform in the recital. Vocal Ensemble will meet every Tuesday from 6-7PM.
This is an elite group directed by JonCarlos Velez. This group will be audition only, and will be for the older students (12+). This is a great opportunity for advanced singers. This group will “tour” and do special events around the twin cities.
For more info and questions on auditioning please contact JonCarlos Velez at or Gabriella Velez at
Students have the option of going to the Collaboration Room where there are instructors and art mentors who are there to give musical advice as well as some basic music tutoring. There will be snacks for the students (and parents)! Students can come to the Collaboration Room as they are waiting for their lesson time, waiting to be picked up. This is a great place for our SOAR community to meet and spend time together.
Each season our students have the opportunity to showcase their achievements in our Fall and Spring performances.
*If you choose to pay partial payment upon registering, your second payment is due MARCH 6TH.
Fourteen Private Lessons (½ hour each) - $336
Bundle Package: 14 Private Lessons + Ensemble - $360
Ensemble Only: Young Singers Workshop, Vocal Ensemble, Drum Ensemble - $150
There will be 2 makeup lessons for the spring semester. Student must give a 24-hour notice if they will be missing a lesson.
Instructor Absences: SOAR reserves the right to substitute or change instructors as needed. (No refunds or credits will be issued for classes or lessons where a substitute is provided.) If no substitute is provided, the instructor will make up the lesson.
All payments are processed electronically through debit or credit on our online system.
In order to receive a refund a WRITTEN NOTICE of cancellation (via email or letter) must be received no later than 5pm the first Friday of the start week (Jan 12) for the spring session. Following this date no refunds will be issued. Please notify for withdraw from program or for any other questions/concerns
For those who start lessons at a later date than the session start date tuition is prorated based on the remaining lesson days.
If there are no slots available please contact Gabriella Velez ( ) to be placed on a waitlist.
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