Investing in Music

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 12:22 PM

Grace Affeltranger, of the Affeltranger Music Company, is headed back to her stomping grounds to offer students the opportunity to experience the power of singing with others.

Having experienced the power of community and growth through music at Loyola University Chicago, her alma mater, she is eager to combine that knowledge with what she learned performing professionally in Nashville, Tenn.  With a classical voice background, Grace is equipped with the tools and techniques to give students a strong foundation for vocal growth while her professional experience performing blues, jazz, country, and rock offer students a wide repertoire of genres to choose from.

Beyond the technical training, Grace is passionate about what singing does to a person. “My life was changed when I had the privilege to sing in an a Capella group in college. We became a family and each practice felt like therapy as we sang together. It didn’t matter what song we chose, the vibrations of our voices were soothing and gave me a completely different understanding of the importance of music. I want to give that comfort to others and make music accessible to all, not a privilege to some.

The next session begins April 25 and continues weekly on Thursdays through May 30. The class will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Quaker Valley High School music room. This 6-class session titled, “Foundation of Voice”, focuses on posture, breathing, cord strengthening, and phonation and is offered to students in surrounding areas ages 11-18.

Grace is excited to offer her founders deal of 40% off tuition to make the classes as accessible as possible.

For more details, pricing, and to sign up, please visit while spaces are still available.