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"I always knew I would become a teaching artist. My journey to Broadway wasn't an easy one and I am thrilled to be able to share my experiences and knowledge with my students. As a teacher you aren't only teaching a skill, you are touching lives and making connections with your students that will last a lifetime as well as providing your students with inspiration that will take them places in their lives. "

-Denise Summerford

Award-Winning Broadway Actor

Founder & Director of Broadway Arts Collective

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All private lessons are taught by Denise. Email Denise to get started!




Lesson Scheduling: We offer private lessons in voice and audition prep. All lessons are scheduled through email or phone. Lessons are offered in one hour, 45 min., or 30 min. durations.  

Payments accepted:  Check, credit card or debit card. NO CASH PAYMENTS will be accepted.  All payments must be made the day of the lesson. Please make all checks payable to Broadway Arts Collective.  If you would like to pay online through an invoice you must request do so and pay prior to the lesson.


LESSON CANCELLATIONS:  There is a strict 48 hour cancellation policy or the FULL FEE of the lesson will be charged. NO EXCEPTIONS. A make up lesson may be scheduled but the full fee of the lesson missed will still be charged. An invoice will be sent for the missed lesson and it must be paid upon receipt. No further lessons will be given unless the invoice is paid.

***The student must notify the instructor of any cancellation by PHONE OR TEXT 48 hours in advance of the scheduled lesson. Please do NOT email.  

It is completely understood that emergencies arise and illnesses occur. The instructor will take this into consideration.


Instructor rescheduled lessons: Due to various performance, workshop or life commitments the instructor reserves the right to cancel and reschedule lessons.  Appropriate notice will always be given via email or text and options to reschedule offered.

Lesson Tardiness: If you arrive late to your lesson, it will still end at its regularly scheduled time, with no makeup time permitted. If the instructor is running late, they will always ensure that you receive your full session.



VOICE STUDENTS - You are expected to prepare for your lessons.  Practicing is not about quantity - it is about quality. If you’ve been given an assignment it should be finished and ready to go by your next lesson.    

Students should always arrive with their music binder, assignment notepad, pencil, water and any device to record their lesson on.  


AUDITION COACHING STUDENTS - Please always bring your audition book and any audition sides that you would like to work on.  


MUSIC: We don't require that you purchase music books or vocal selection books but from time to time an instructor may require that individual sheet music be purchased.  We are happy to buy it for you for an extra $6 fee and will give you that option when a song is suggested for the student.

WHERE: Lessons are held in New Paltz at ONE EPIC PLACE. Please read below for directions and rules of the Epic Place building.

Directions to One Epic Place

122 Main St.

New Paltz, NY 12561

122 Main is the big brick house right across the street from Lemongrass Thai.  Enter using the driveway where it says Pine Professional Center (green and white sign).  Parking is available in this lot and right behind the One Epic Place.

*Please ring the doorbell upon your arrival.  If nobody answers please text your instructor so they can let you in. Please do not leave your child unattended while waiting.

* Parents or guardians are required to check in at the beginning of each lesson and again at the end.  

*If you are waiting for your child please wait in the waiting room right outside the studio on the second floor or have a seat on the benches in the hallway downstairs or on the back patio.  DO NOT USE ANY OTHER ROOM TO WAIT IN. These are for Members Only.

*While visiting One Epic Place please be respectful of other activities/sessions going on in the building.  If the Red Light is on in the hall this means WHISPER ONLY in the halls.

*All conversations with the instructors are to happen in the vocal studio or in the lobby not on the stairs or in hallways.


Hold Harmless Agreement
BAC teachers are unable to provide student supervision outside of the student's assigned lesson time. As our lessons are scheduled back-to-back, we can only be responsible for the student we are currently teaching; we cannot monitor the safety or behavior of students as they wait before and after lessons. It is incumbent upon parents/guardians to drop students off and pick them up in a timely manner and to advise students on safe and wise behaviors while they are waiting before and after lessons. BAC teachers cannot be held responsible for any damage to student's property or for any physical or emotional harm that students may incur while they are waiting to go into their lesson or waiting to be picked up.


Thank you for your cooperation.



Denise Summerford

Founder & Director

Broadway Arts Collective

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