Hi! I’m Heather Hightower. I’m based in Charlottesville, VA where I have just opened the soon-to-be-officially-named the Center for Vocal Study on the historical downtown mall!

I also pleasure of being the director of the Field School Boys Choir.

Private voice lessons:

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A little bit about me…

Since moving back to Charlottesville in 2010 I’ve studied voice with Pamela Beasley at the University of Virginia. My training is classical so my primary focus in vocal training is on vocal health, sustainability and beauty of sound. I graduated the University of Virginia in 2003 with a B.A. in Music/Biology.

Here is a clip of me from December 19, 2015 at The Paramount Theater singing the soprano solo for Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity:

The Oratorio Society

Posted by Elizabeth Lee Cantrell on Sunday, December 20, 2015

In the fall of 2013 I accepted a position at the Field School of Charlottesville starting the school’s boys’ choir program. I am immensely enjoying the adventure of the young changing male voices and the growing program. I love this job and community. The boys have taught me so much both about their instruments and every day they teach me how to be a more effective music facilitator.

I participate in music ministry at Presbyterian Church in Covesville, Virginia as a regular singer – there I enjoy plenty of Bach, beautiful acoustics and an overall celebration of singing within the congregation.

At this stage, I don’t really spend much time on this website so most likely it’s not going to answer all your questions.

If you sign up for a lesson, I would also appreciate knowing more about you before you walk in the door. Please contact me through the form and tell me:

  • What is your voice part? Have you studied in the past? Are you currently performing anywhere or working on any musical projects?
  • Tell me about your relationship to music. In what way have you studied music before?
  • Where would you like more ease in your voice?
  • What is holding you back?
  • Why now?
  • On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most urgent, how important is it for you to make a change right now?

I have taught Skype lessons in the past – While there are some particular limitations to coaching via Skype,  Skype is particularly supportive if you want to focus on isolated technical challenges and conversation about your relationship to your singing.





In Antigua, Guatemala July 2014. On a flower mission.

In Antigua, Guatemala July 2014. On a flower mission.


“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Ghandi
And, when I’m not getting all professionally dolled up, I’m happiest in jeans and a tee.

Antigua, Guatemala December 2012. Another flower mission. It is one of my favorite places on this earth. It just feeds and soothes my soul. Ahhhh.