The Eldridge Vocal Studio has been teaching students in FL and NC since 2002.
In 2002, when I graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, I began teaching voice in a local store -- Dr. Wind's Music. The owner and staff there were very supportive for a new teacher and took care of almost all my advertising needs.
Within a year I was also an adjunct instructor at the local community college where I met more local teachers and taught a curriculum that allowed me to expand my classical teaching repertoire.
Before leaving Florida for North Carolina I coached and taught at a small recording studio! This is where I enjoyed learning how the production end of the singing business works. It was also a lot of fun teaching and singing Contemporary Commercial Music.
Throughout all of this, I also had students come to lessons in my home and taught music theater in a summer camp.
In 2005 I suspended my business to care for seriously ill family member. This cloud's silver lining was that my husband and I moved to Charlotte, NC where I re-opened my business in 2007.
While accepting a few students in our very small south Charlotte apartment, I joined the staff of the Charlotte Academy of Music in 2009. They were a start up business then, too and we had a wonderful association for a year, after which I concentrated on my Home studio.
FINALLY in March 2011 I moved to Lincolnton! Although this required 'starting over' because the distance was too far for my Charlotte students to travel, it has been worth it.
Here I have a true teaching studio space with all my pianos, music and technology readily at hand. My students have a comfortable waiting area and ample parking.
The Studio is centrally located in Lincoln County.
I hope to continue in business here for many years to come.