Vocal expression through song is a powerful way to connect with just about any audience. Song can convey a message, tell a story or compell one to take action.
SALT Academy voice instructors work with middle schoolers through adult to blend, harmonize and memorize a variety of songs. We offer ensemble and choral and private voice instruction (depending on instructor schedule).
Our groups often perform at community events in the Gresham area such as baseball games and holiday gatherings. If you have a student who constantly sings throughout the house, or if you'd like to pick up where you left off in high school or college, give our voice classes a try!
Voice classes listed below are subject to change season by season.
Our Young Singers Group is perfect for students 8-13 who love to sing as part of a group. They will be learning songs that introduce them to harmony and melody, some basic theory and blending. The students will learn the National Anthem as well as many other songs to build their repertoire and have many performance opportunities throughout our community.
Looking for private guitar, piano or voice lessons? Book your 30 minute or 1 hour session with Charlie!
Charlie Chrisman has over 35 years’ vocal and musical teaching experience. He began music studies playing trumpet in elementary school with goal of one day becoming a band teacher. In middle school he added singing; performing in concert choirs, show choirs, and also in musical theater.
Charlie holds a Bachelor degree in Vocal Music Education (k-12) from Central Missouri University and a Master's in Church music from Western Seminary, Portland Oregon.
Throughout college he sang lead tenor in a Barbershop Quartet and performed throughout the state at various venues. He studied classical voice privately as well as performed in madrigal groups, concert choirs and various ensembles. Other college vocal experience includes singing in and directing a contemporary gospel ensemble that traveled to multiple states.
Charlie’s experience as an instructor also began during college where he taught trumpet and voice, later adding piano and guitar as well.
After moving to Oregon in 1990, he was the first full time Worship Arts Pastor at Greater Gresham Church (now known as Pathway Church). He spent 13 years developing the music, drama groups and media programs which included multiple adult worship teams, musical theater events, youth worship bands and gospel choirs. He continues to teach privately and in other local organizations such as Journey Theater Arts.
Charlie's music interests span from musical theater, instrumental, classical, EDM, opera, choral, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, to country! He is passionate about the power of music to change the lives of both those who study and perform AND those who hear and experience those performances. He is excited about sharing that passion with families at SALT!
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45 min/week class
$120 per 8 Week Session
1 hour/week class
$130 per 8 Week Session
1 1/2 hour/week class
$150 per 8 Week Session
fees will be announced to enrolled students as applicable
Studio A, SALT Works Theatre | 333 N. Main Ave
Studio B | 28 NE 3rd St