CVMA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

In light of the recent and horrifying murder of George Floyd and the public outcry and action it engendered,
Chanson Voice & Music Academy would like to state that we stand with our community members in support of equality, dignity, opportunity and justice for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. We have zero tolerance for racism or injustice of any kind and will continue to support reform to the policies and practices which specifically impact our African American community members.  We believe that BLACK LIVES MATTER and our values, policies, and practices will always embrace these principals.

Our Mission

Chanson Voice & Music Academy is committed to providing personalized, inclusive, quality education in the vocal and instrumental music arts, based on a strong foundation of good technique and thoughtful artistic direction, and in the recognition that anyone possessing the desire, can experience the joy and benefit of realizing their musical potentials – for joy, for love, for personal growth, for community, and for peace.




Many of our instructors have been teaching lessons remotely to students in different parts of the world and with the Covid-19 restrictions in place, we have moved most of our instruction online until the coast is clear to return to our studio locations. In the meantime, this is the perfect time to focus on some one-on-one personal instruction right in your living rooms, virtually! Get the same world-class instruction the Twin Cities has come to know and trust with the skilled and dedicated teachers of Chanson Voice & Music Academy. Flexible scheduling and pricing available. Search our teacher pages and learn more about what we offer. Reach out directly to instructors with your scheduling and availability questions. We are here for you now and always!

Violin Instructor, EVAN SHALLCROSS

Violin, Viola, Cello, Theory.
Classical, Contemporary.
Ages: 3+.
Specialties: Classical violin background. Lessons incorporate exploration of theory, aural skills, interpretation, improvisation, composition.
Twin Cities Violin Instructor Evan Shallcross
“I hope to affirm the value of each student’s perspectives and offer my own constructively as we work to define and move toward new goals. Along the way the development of discipline, skills and understanding should be in balance with a sense of agency and creative freedom, to patiently build a musical foundation that supports curiosity to explore new things.” – Evan Shallcross

 What We Offer

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music." - Aldous Huxley

The Vertical Voice Vocal Training Method
Audio Series is designed for singers and voice professionals & hobbyists working in any style, genre and at any level of development.

Created by CVMA Director, Diana Grasselli,
The Vertical Voice Method was created to help vocalists strengthen, align, balance, beautify
and prolong the life of their instruments!

All CVMA students receive 10-30% off the spiral bound book and audio files!

For singers, voice pro's & hobbyists
Have the voice you've always wanted
Available in book or digital formats
Exercise scales for your voice type
Downloadable to all your devices
High quality audio voice samples
82-Track Audiobook
  • “A solid companion for any singer looking to improve and refine one’s instrument - a step by step “how to” with vocal exercises and techniques that make ‘in home’ and ‘on the road’ study now possible. Beautifully illustrated with easy to follow instructions and text, the Vertical Voice manual and audio component (designed by the very accomplished Diana Grasselli) is the ultimate ’must have’ tool for developing your voice to that next level; an ingeniously laid out roadmap that will help you segue from amateur singer to professionally trained vocalist over time."