Sign Up Here for Private Lessons!
We love having choir students take private voice lessons because they are a wonderful opportunity for 1-on-1 guidance, mentorship, and personalized instruction that helps each student find their own voice.
Private lessons typically take place once a week during the student's choir class, before school, or after school. The standard lesson length for voice lessons at RBMS is 22 minutes. This is half the length of a class period. Before- or after-school lessons can be extended to 30 minutes if desired by the student/family and agreed upon with the private instructor. Students may have the opportunity to perform in voice recitals organized by the instructors.
All instructors are officially approved by LISD (including a background check) and are highly qualified and caring teachers. Information about Ms. Stanley and Ms. Anitra can be found at the bottom of this page. We will also have another instructor joining our team this year!
Lessons cost approximately $16-21 per lesson. This varies depending on the individual instructor's experience level and the length of the lesson. LISD offers financial grants to cover a portion of lessons costs for families in need -- if you would like to be considered for grant assistance, fill out the application at: bit.ly/LISDLessonGrant .
To enroll your student in private voice lessons, please fill out the Google Form below! (Remember students, you must fill this form out WITH a parent.)
Anitra Coulter Blunt is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a Master’s degree in Music/Voice Performance and Pedagogy, with an Emphasis on Therapy. Anitra has performed a variety of character roles, including Madame Goldnertrille in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone, Die Konigen der Nacht in Mozart’s Magic Flute, and Cinderella's Mother/ The Voice of Rapunzel in Sondheim's Into the Woods.
Before earning her degree from The University of Texas, Anitra graduated from Arts Magnet High School in Dallas, Texas, where she studied visual art, and began her training as a soprano vocalist.
Anitra specializes in the performance and instruction of classical, operatic music, and Kindermusik, but also sings jazz, spiritual, cultural/ethnic music, and children’s music. Her musical expertise encompasses performance, vocal technique, musical analysis, theory, and principle applications of classical music. After receiving her first degree, she began teaching, coaching and performing for organizations and schools throughout Austin. She has been teaching privately and in the classroom for 20 yers in her own studio, as well as for Leander ISD, Victory Academy, and Rising Stars Creative Arts Center, for which she was Vocal Arta and Kindermusik © Director. Development of the young child and learning tools for the child with special needs have been areas of deep interest for several years. Anitra also specializes in building learning plans for those exceptional needs and who have experienced trauma.
Megan is an experienced vocalist and violinist who began performing professionally at age 10 for various venues and events around Austin. Megan graduated from Westwood High School in 2004 and received a Bachelor of Music (BM) with a double emphasis in performance and music business from Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2008.
After discovering a passion for teaching, Megan obtained certification to teach music K‐12. She is Kodaly certified as well as G&T. She led an afterschool choir of over 60 fourth and fifth graders producing full length musicals in 2009‐10. Megan collaborated with other RRISD music teachers to create a district wide honor choir that performed at local events and charities in 2011.
After teaching in RRISD for five years and receiving the “Teacher of the Year” award at her campus, Megan took some time off to raise her children at home. During this time she led a community church choir of 30 members and set up community performances for good causes around the greater Austin area. She taught a six‐week master vocal performance class at Riverbend School of Music in 2012.
Megan currently teaches private violin and private vocal performance. Her energetic and positive attitude mixed with her drive and knowledge of her craft are appreciated by students seeking to further their natural talent. Her goal is to continue to help foster each student’s natural gifts and ability to perform, while developing a passion and confidence that will take them far beyond the choir room and beyond the music.