Welcome to Big Chirp Studio

Welcome!

Big Chirp Studio consists of both younger students (10+) of basic musicianship and beginning voice, and older students (18+) of vocal training. Sonia teaches bel canto technique, and specializes in pedagogically finding solutions to vocal faults. She believes in an emphasis on an efficient breath cycle, emotional connection to the music, and focus on tonal beauty.

Lessons for adults

Private studio lessons promoting healthy singing, bel canto technique, and musicianship.

  • Posture
  • Breathing for singers
  • Intonation and resonance balancing
  • Mouth / tongue positioning
  • Optimal speaking pitch and range
  • Diction
  • Legato / line
  • Audition prep
  • Performance opportunities
Lessons for children

Private studio lessons promoting healthy singing and learning basic musicianship for beginners.

  • Posture
  • Breathing for singers
  • Intonation and resonance balancing
  • Diction
  • Legato / line
  • Sight singing / Ear training
  • Basic music theory
  • Audition prep
  • Performance opportunities
Big Chirp Studio 2017 Spring Recital

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Rebecca

Sonia has given me the skills I need to know how to support my voice in a safe and healthy way. I have started to experience a freedom on stage that I didn't know was possible. Being able to trust that what I want to sing is possible and my voice will do the work I need is such an amazing feeling. I am a more confident and healthier singer than I ever have been in all my 15 years of singing/taking lessons. Not only does she support me in my lessons, but Sonia makes the time to come to my performances and gigs! She is the most skilled and knowledgable teacher I have had, after only half a year I can already feel the difference and have found a freedom and peace on stage!

Amanda

We love big chirp studio! My daughter sings all of the time so our whole household appreciates the vocal training that she is getting with Sonia. We've been impressed with the content of the lessons, the lovely recitals, the encouraging and engaging teaching that Sonia offers, and the professionalism with which she handles her business. Looking for a wonderful voice teacher? You've found her!

Erin

Sonia Nizny is fabulous! I have worked with her for about a year and am very satisfied with my results. She is so welcoming and does a wonderful job easing any nerves associated with taking lessons. I would recommend her to any person looking to work with someone who has a solid foundation and technique in teaching voice.

Group warm-ups!

Locations

I teach private studio lessons in both South Austin and Round Rock.

Questions & Answers

Why take voice lessons?

  • In addition to growing your voice, you will learn how to keep it healthy and have the tools to sing for a lifetime!
  • Confidence! Voice lessons give you the empowerment to understand your own instrument and grow your personal talent.
  • Learn focus and develop speaking and communication skills. We wouldn't cook something without understanding each ingredient, so why would we sing a piece without understanding the translation? If it's in another language, do you know the meaning, the subtext, or the plot?

Learning music teaches us to look beyond the page, do our research, and create something beautiful for humankind to understand.

What ages do you teach?
Children (10 to 17)
Private music lessons tailored for children.
Adults (18+)
Private technical studio study, healthy vocalism, audition preparation, diction, and finding repertoire to fit your voice.
I only want to learn to sing for an event next month. Why would I need to study longer?

You wouldn't train for a marathon in one month, so how can you expect to learn to sing just as quickly? Learning to sing is an athletic activity and internalizing muscle memory takes time.

What types of students do you work with?

Opera singers, musical theater singers, pop singers, rock singers, folk singers, public speakers, and anyone who wants more confidence in their ability to make a quality healthy sound!

How much are lessons?

$70 — One 1-Hour Voice Lesson (Adult)

$40 — One 30-Minute Music Lesson (Child)

How can I pay for lessons?

Lessons are paid for online. You may book your lessons here.

Having fun and making new friends after rehearsal