Welcome!

The Fiore Music Studio provides professional voice lessons, piano lessons, music instruction, and performance coaching in Austin — it’s the Live Music Capital for a reason! Instructor Julie Fiore commits to bring well-rounded knowledge and experience to you — every lesson, every week — to make sure you reach your personal goals.

About the Studio

“My name is Julie, and I hope to guide you towards more comfortable, confident, consistent singing, regardless of genre, voice type, or musical goal.
I enjoy fusing scientific technique with more organic discovery, providing each student with a one-of-a-kind lesson and practice plan to encourage what they do best while improving on their needs.  I believe every person has something unique to communicate, and I want to help each student find their voice — or cultivate their love of music — with confidence and ease. 
Everyday, I am thankful to share my balanced experiences and skill-set with dedicated, bright, and uniquely talented students from ages 8 and up. I am equally committed to help YOU realize your goals and experience vocal/musical growth and performance stability.”
-Julie
  • I'm thrilled and humbled to have been named a Kids In A New Groove Music Mentor Honoree, at their awards luncheon a couple weeks back! Working for KING is a great joy in my life. On this #givingtuesday, I encourage you to give to provide high quality music lessons and mentorship for kids in foster care.

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  • TONIGHT! Headlining Stubbs inside - check out this brand new song, released a few hours ago by studio members The Mammoths, and then GET YOUR TIX. See ya there!

    SURPRISE! New song out via Vents Magazine Street Team Page produced by the one and only Chris John Smith!!! https://soundcloud.com/the-mammoths/my-drug http://ventsmagazine.com/2017/08/25/premiere-mammoths-release-new-single-drug/

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  • Support local music: studio members The Mammoths take on Stubb's Austin next Friday! See you there!

    ⚡️ Stubb's Austin with Otis the Destroyer 8/25 ⚡️ Tix 👉 https://stubbs.frontgatetickets.com/event/ioq99dar57274iyt 🔥 Video: AJ Hernandez

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  • Today is the application deadline to audition for One Ounce Opera, Austin's rogue alternative singing ensemble!

    Note: deadline for application has passed. If you applied, we will be emailing very soon. Thanks! Auditions on Monday, August 21, 2017 starting at 7pm for ALL VOICE TYPES, returning members, and new singers. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION WAS AUGUST 15. You must: -be at least 21 years old as of August 1, 2017 -be a resident of Austin or live within 30 mi of the city limits (all rehearsals and most performances are in Austin) -have extensive classical vocal/opera performance experience -be able to participate in at least one of our two flagship events -- Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song (Nov 3, 2017) and Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera (Apr 6-8, 2018). -possess a collaborative spirit. These auditions serve to place ensemble members on our Season Six roster. Call backs to cast specific events take place internally. What materials we will need from you: -current performance resume, with dates -current headshot/photo (less than 1 MB) -list of your four audition pieces. We are looking for complete performances, not park-and-bark. Of your four selections, one MUST be in English, one MUST be in Italian, and one other language of your choice must be represented. Please present at least two arias and at least one art song. You may choose to include one musical theater/G&S song as your fourth choice. -contact info for two references from the opera/music theater/performance world -cover letter answering "Why Is OOO For Me?” These materials should be attached to one email, addressed to info at oneounceopera dot com. The email’s subject line MUST read “OOO Audition Application.” DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION WAS AUGUST 15, 2017. Limited slots available. Not all applicants will receive an audition. Applicants will be notified of their status by email. An accompanist is provided. HUGE thank you to Austin Opera for hosting our auditions! For more information on One Ounce Opera, including our MISSION STATEMENT and our CORE VALUES, please visit http://oneounceopera.com/about_ooo/

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  • In two weeks! Studio members The Mammoths at Stubb's Austin, inside the cool cool air. GET YOUR TICKETS - this will sell out!

    The Mammoths and Otis the Destroyer on August 25 at Stubb's Indoors

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 The focus of each individual’s lesson depends on several factors:

  • age of student (younger students, on average, only require thirty minutes; adult students usually benefit from a longer lesson time)
  • level of ability
  • student’s goals (increase range, strengthen vocal production, work on harmonies, learn new and challenging repertoire, prepare a church solo or open mic set or audition, explore a new hobby, combat stage fright, pick up some applicable piano and music theory training, develop deeper appreciation for music, etc.)
  • availability

Bottom line: Your lessons are tailored to your needs, wants, and goals. No two students are alike, so no two lessons are, either!

Julie also offers beginning to intermediate piano lessons and private music theory instruction.  You can add one or both of these skill-building activities to your regular voice lessons for enhanced musical training.

If you wish to prepare an upcoming event or audition, Julie is a trusted performance coach and audition specialist, and works with many singers “onsite” in recording studios, rehearsal spaces, and concert halls. In addition to audition coaching, Julie also coaches interview technique — come perfect and practice your skills for your next big job opportunity!

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a Spring Showcase, held annually.

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Julie is the Founder of One Ounce Opera, and an active and versatile performer. FMS students have access to Julie’s established relationships with various venues, directors, producers, managers, photographers, bloggers, musicians, and organizations here in Austin and beyond. Students are often recommended for projects and gigs, and are given one-on-one support when seeking new opportunities to perform.

 

sigimg0-1In addition to her private studio, Ms. Fiore works as a Senior Music Mentor for Kids in a New Groove, a local non-profit organization who provide no-cost music lessons for children in foster care.

 

Services and Rates

Fiore Music Studio offers the following:

Private Music Lessons (weekly):

Julie (middle) with colleagues Rebekah and Chaz, in KUT's famed Studio 1A after an on-air interview with Eklektikos' host John Aielli.
Julie (middle) with colleagues Rebekah and Chaz, in KUT’s famed Studio 1A after an on-air interview with Eklektikos’ host John Aielli.
  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Voice or Piano Lessons via SKYPE!
  • Integrated Voice and Piano
  • Ongoing Repertoire or Audition Prep

Four Week Tuition*

FOUR 30 minute lessons – $120
FOUR 45 minute lessons – $180
FOUR 60 minute lessons – $240

Students purchase packages of four to be used during consecutive weeks, and are notified when their next tuition payment is due. Since available slots are limited, tuition ensures your desired lesson time is secure, and encourages regular attendance for optimal growth. Weekly students are given personalized warm-ups, exercises, a practice plan, and repertoire that fits their needs and goals. They are encouraged to perform on the Spring Showcase.

Drop-In or One-Time Private Lessons

Most drop-in slots are requested for these services:

  • Repertoire/Vocal/Performance Coaching
  • Specific Audition Prep
  • Music Theory Tutoring
  • Collegiate Music Audition Process Consulting
  • TMEA All-State Choir Music Prep
  • Private Interview Technique Coaching/Prep
  • Private Speech and Presentation Coaching/Prep

Drop-in Private Lesson / Coaching Rates start at $65/hr. Questions? Send Julie a message using the contact form.

Group and Additional Offerings

Julie would love to work with your band, organization, or production!

  • Dramatic Interpretation Workshops
  • Group Voice Classes (great for bands w/ several singers, homeschool groups, praise and worship teams, UIL Ensembles, etc.)
  • Performance Psychology  and “How to Audition” Workshops
  • Musical Theatre and Opera Scene Direction
  • and much more!

Inquire using the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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*All lesson and coaching rates listed are for those which occur in Julie’s home studio.  A travel fee will be assessed for offerings which happen off-site.

Testimonials

 

Ms. Fiore works as a music mentor with local non-profit Kids in a New Groove. Her teaching was featured in an Austin Chronicle article on August 11, 2017. She was also featured giving a piano lesson to her student, Ja’myren, on YNN Austin’s “Forever Families” segment in May of 2012 with reporter Jennifer Borget.

*****

“(My daughter)Taryn loved Julie as a vocal coach. Taryn’s vocal range and technique improved very much. She always said that Julie has a knack for being able to hear what you’re doing wrong, and then explain very well how to correct it…. Although my daughter has had other well-qualified instructors, Julie has always been her favorite.

I also had the opportunity to take some lessons from Julie over a couple of summers. I agree with my daughter that Julie is a very good instructor. She also is very good at helping you choose songs that work best with your voice — a real plus for auditions.
  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julie Fiore to you for vocal instruction. She’s a fine instructor and a wonderful young woman.”
–Susan S., mother of Taryn S.

*****
“After a lifetime (at 29 years old) of just assuming that I was 
incapable of singing, I decided to try voice lessons to see if I
 could, in fact, learn how to sing. Singing was always an embarrassing
 and physically awkward activity for me, and I was sure that I was
 doing it incorrectly.
  After just three lessons with Julie, singing had transformed into an
 activity that I did whenever I could, just because it was so much fun. 
I had very minimal musical experience before I began, but she helped 
to guide me through the very fundamentals of connecting with your own voice.
  Further lessons revealed Julie’s expansive knowledge, experience, and education with music. She’s pretty much able to answer any question I have in a very clear and easily understood way. She is also able to pinpoint what could be improved with the sound you’re making, and is very good at explaining how to improve it. Even if I show up at a lesson tired and glum, I always leave with a
 smile on my face. The lessons are fun and the value of the knowledge
 and experience you obtain from them is invaluable.” -Christine C.

*****
“I have had several voice lessons with Julie and I usually learn something new about my voice each time!  I enjoy practicing using songs I like and having her give me feedback on where I can improve.  It’s fun to work with her to discover some of my singing talents.”
-Aruni G.

*****
“I have two children with very different interests in music.  One wants to be a singer when she grows up and the other just wants something to do.  Julie is great about customizing their lessons so both girls are happy.  She moves each girl ahead according to their skill level and interest.  The lessons are reasonably priced and I feel like my girls are each getting what they need, which makes us all happy.”
-Julie P.

*****
“This December I turned 40 years old. For the majority of my life I have always felt I couldn’t sing. One year ago I decided to change all that hearing that anyone can learn to sing with proper training. Julie Fiore has been great with me. She accepted my starting skill level and the amount of time that I have to commit and has brought me from “I have no clue what I’m doing” to “WOW, I can really hear myself singing on key”. In my lessons with Julie I have truly felt the feeling of achievement and feeling alive as I have progressed. Many times I have left her studio feeling touched and inspired. ”
-Tobin S.

*****
“I have always wanted to learn how to sing. I wanted to do a song for fun or in a karaoke bar. I started taking lessons from Julie. It’s fun and challenging. I never thought I could sing but I can. Everyone has their own style and you find that through lessons with Julie. I have learned some of my favorite songs. Julie is great. I recommend her wherever you are in your singing ability.”

-Connie C.

*****
“Julie is a true professional….  She is very capable of transferring her vast knowledge of  the voice to the young performer.  She has been a voice teacher for many of my students.  They all love her and hold great respect for her talent and her ability to communicate clearly about the voice.”
— Linda Dee Hughes, Artistic Director for Civic Amarillo Summer Youth Musical; Production Assistant for Amarillo Opera

Contact

Thank you for your interest in Fiore Music Studio! Lessons take place in Julie’s private home on Hancock Drive near Burnet Road in Central Austin. Exact address and studio policies will (of course!) be sent before the student confirms their first lesson.

To inquire about booking your first lesson or coaching, OR TO REQUEST A GIFT CERTIFICATE PURCHASE for yourself or a loved one, please use the form below (PS: all gift certificate transactions are completed via PayPal, so your payment is secure!). We’ll get back to you with all of the details ASAP!

However, if you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to email Julie directly.

Thanks!