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Kim Lake participated in Tavaci from age 5-12 which sparked her adoration for performing and being on stage. She has been involved in audition choirs in Middle school, High school, and college at Weber State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She loves being involved in Musicals, her favorite roles include: Cinderella (Into the Woods), Kala (Tarzan), Ida Strauss (Titanic), and Tzeitl (Fiddler on the Roof). Kim loves spending time with her wonderful husband and daughter, helping her private voice and piano students progress, and enjoying the wonders in life.
HattieAnn Fassold grew up in Mantua, Utah. She participated in Tavaci from the age of 4-12 as well as received vocal lessons throughout High school and college. She attended college at Utah State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Residential Landscape Design and Construction along with a Basic Music minor. She loves reading, drawing, painting, singing, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors with her sweet husband and new puppy!
Children are taught by qualified directors in the following areas: singing, drama, music theory, rhythm, and performing skills. Now here’s the sneaky part: they are also building self-esteem, using their imagination, developing talents and improving communication skills. All while having fun!
The mission of TaVaci Inc. is to provide an educational program designed to teach the performing arts to children in a way that will help them develop invaluable life skills. We believe that the self-esteem, the creative abilities, the communication skills and the ultimate success of children will be enhanced through the study of music, drama, and performance under the direction of trained and dedicated TaVaci instructors.
Classes are taught on a weekly basis during the school year, September to May, and are divided according to grade:
Who: Children who will enjoy a combination of music, singing, choreography, improv, and drama!
* 4-year-olds are welcome if they have the attention span for a 50-minute class and will enjoy participating.
We are happy to answer questions!
Physical Benefits of Singing
Singing is a workout. Your lungs will grow stronger as you employ proper singing techniques and vocal projections. Other related health benefits of singing include a stronger diaphragm and stimulated overall circulation. Since you pull in a greater amount of oxygen while singing than when doing many other types of exercise, some even believe that singing can increase your aerobic capacity and stamina.
Singing improves your posture. Standing up straight is part of the correct technique for singing. With time, good posture will become a habit! As your chest cavity expands and your shoulders and back align, your posture improves naturally.
Psychological & Emotional Benefits of Singing
Singing is a natural anti-depressant. Singing is known to release endorphins, the feel-good brain chemical that makes you feel uplifted and happy. In addition, scientists have identified a tiny organ in the ear called the sacculus, which responds to the frequencies created by singing. The response creates an immediate sense of pleasure, regardless of what the singing sounds like. Not only that but singing can simply take your mind off the day’s troubles to boost your mood.
Singing lowers stress levels. Making music in any form is relaxing. Singing releases stored muscle tension and decreases the levels of a stress hormone called cortisol in your blood stream.
Singing improves mental alertness. Improved blood circulation and an oxygenated blood stream allow more oxygen to reach the brain. This improves mental alertness, concentration, and memory.
Social Benefits of Singing
Singing can widen your circle of friends. Whether you’re in a choir or simply enjoy singing karaoke with your friends, one of the unexpected health benefits of singing is that it can improve your social life. The bonds you form singing with others can be profound, since there’s a level of intimacy naturally involved.
Singing boosts your confidence. Stage fright is a common feeling for new singers. However, performing well and receiving support from your friends and family may be the key to eventually overcoming your fears and boosting your self-confidence. With time, you may even find it easier to present any type of material in front of a group with poise and good presentation skills.
Singing broadens communication skills. According to an article in The Guardian, singing to babies helps prepare their brains for language. Music is just as important as teaching reading and writing at a young age to prevent language problems later in life. If you enjoy writing your own lyrics, honing this talent can improve your ability to communicate in different ways!