Classes in Voice Training

Gifted vocalist and instructor Kellie Nichols Thuman is a professional singer with over fifteen years of experience teaching in a wide range of genres, including jazz, classical and gospel music. After taking a break from teaching to start a family, Thuman returns to the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland to bring individual voice lessons to interested vocalists. Beginning to advanced students will benefit from her classical teaching approach which translates to all styles of music. Participants will learn breathing, muscle memory, posture, diction and tone quality, and other skills appropriate to each student’s level. Group lesson opportunities are available for those working on a particular performance piece.

Sessions are scheduled in four week blocks from October 13 through November 3, in one-half hour lessons scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Centre for complete information on availability. The deadline for registration is October 6.

Thuman teaches vocal workshops for ages six and older. She has a B.A. from Western Maryland College and has been singing professionally since 1995. She is focused on helping vocalists achieve their goals in a positive learning environment and to providing challenges that will promote the growth and development of each student’s talent. Classes are $90 for Arts Council members and $120 for non-members. Ages eight and up.

Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by calling 410-758-2520, online,, or request via email at The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at