Hi! I’m Heather Hightower. I’m based in Charlottesville, VA where I have the pleasure of being the director of the Field School boys choir and coaching my private clients in finding freedom in their voices.
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 recent clip of me from December 19, 2015 at The Paramount Theater singing the soprano solo for Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity:
In the fall of 2013 I accepted a position at the Field School of Charlottesville starting the area’s first boys’ choir. I am immensely enjoying the adventure of the young changing male voices and the growing program. I love this job.
I participate in music ministry at Presbyterian Church in Covesville, Virginia as a regular singer – 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.
The Confident Singer 2.0 began January 28th. This unique group coaching program for adults has been designed to skyrocket your confidence in your singing and performing. This is the third group program for adults I’ve run in the last 2 years and I dig the format…spacious, open, flexible. Exploring our solo voices in community, supported by professional piano accompaniment.
The Confident Singer – Middle School Girls, Winter/Spring 2015 –This group came together like *poof!* It’s a small group of vivacious middle school girls. We are exploring our solo voices in community, with professional piano accompaniment and will join the adults in The Confident Singer 2.0 for a joint recital on April 16th.
Private voice lessons:
I still currently teach individual voice lessons and but do have limited availability. If you are interested in taking lessons please first contact me through the contact form above with the answers to the following questions:
- 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?
If you are interested in lessons for your child I do have a just a few after school slots available between now and May. I teach from my home in Charlottesville.
I have taught Skype lessons in the past – they are not my absolute favorite format but depending on your needs can be better than nothing at all. Skype is particularly supportive if you want to focus on a conversation about your relationship to your singing and how it fits into the rest of your life.