333 N Main Ave | 28 NE 3rd St


classes and lessons for middle schoolers through adults

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.

Voice classes in Gresham

Adults and kids alike are welcome to explore our offerings in both group or private voice lessons. Discover a range of programs for a range of ages and abilities with the SALT Academy voice program. Our instructors are patient experts in helping take you or your student's vocal skills to the next level.
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Voice classes for grade schoolers through pre-teen

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.

Adult Ensemble

Subject to enrollment minimum
This group class focuses on vocal technique, music theory and site reading in preparation for continued education and participation in intermediate to advanced choir or ensemble. Included are techniques for singing solos, duets and multiple parts, either classical or in musical theater.

Private Guitar, Piano and Voice Lessons

Instructor - Charlie Chrisman

Looking for private guitar, piano or voice lessons? Book your 30 minute or 1 hour session with Charlie!

> About 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!

Our Current Season of Vocal Classes

Select "Voice" from the dropdown filter to view available classes:


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


Registration, enrollment and payments are handled through our Parent Portal for both new and existing students. You can access the portal by clicking the button below, or simply click the Register button next to your desired class if available.

Hours of Operation:
Office hours are typically Mon-Wed 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Note that we are not accepting walk-in inquiries currently due to covid
(503) 919-SALT
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Studio Locations

Studio A, SALT Works Theatre | 333 N. Main Ave

Studio B | 28 NE 3rd St

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