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Vocal Lesson Policies


Private Voice Lessons are $150 an hour.  If you prefer to work for a half hour, the fee is $75.  We will provide a pianist.  If you want your own pianist, we invite you to bring your own.



Students are encouraged to bring in sheet music that they are interested in working on.  Rainey Day Music & Theater will also provide free music, and guidance on repertoire selection.

Cancelation Policy

Student Cancels:


People get sick, or have conflicts with work, kids, or just life in general.  Unfortunately, in New York City, we are offering lessons in rented studios.  Because of the policies at Pearl Studios, or Ripley Grier, or Simple Studios—Rainey Day Music & Theater can not allow same day cancelations.  All cancelations require 48 hour notice.  There will still be situations that arise that might cause a sudden cancelation;  however, in such instances, the student will be responsible for the lesson fee and the studio rental fee.  All lessons cancelled by the student can be rescheduled, but all lessons will be billed. No-show lessons will need to be paid for before a new one can be scheduled.

Rainey Day Music & Theater Cancels:


In the event that Rainey Day Music & Theater has to cancel a student’s pre-arranged lesson in the 48 hour window, that student will rescheduled, and receive a free lesson.



Tod Rainey has been teaching voice for over 25 years.  He works with many Broadway professionals, opera/classical soloists who have performed all over the world, as well as beginners of all ages.  Mr. Rainey is especially versed in building voices and instilling confidence into aspiring teen singer/actors.  Although he incorporates classical technique as a starting point for all his students, Mr. Rainey is comfortable working in any style of vocal production and performance.  Tod Rainey holds a MM with an emphasis in vocal performance, and a BA in music education.  Mr. Rainey has served as a professor of voice in three colleges, worked as a K-12 music teacher in the public school system, and been a sought after clinician, adjudicator, and guest speaker for vocal competitions and conventions.  Tod Rainey has also served as music director/vocal coach as a member of the artistic staff for many shows.

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