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Popular Singing Teachers Near Granada Hills

Christopher T.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Anthony S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Erica B.

Venice, CA
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Christopher T. Sherman Oaks, CA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

While most 5 year olds were singing along to silly songs, I was entranced by the tribal drumming in the Michael Jackson's "Will you be there". When most Junior High student were listening to, well, whatever made them "cool", I was thinking of what John Lennon meant in his lyrics for "Strawberry Fields Forever." I have always had a deep passion for music that goes beyond the surface. I connect with the very soul of music.

Writing my first song at the age of 7, the creative fire began to use music to express what no other form of communication could. Struggling with the limitations of my vocal abilities at the age of 16, I decided to intensify my study of the voice, taking hundreds of private lessons in such techniques as Bel Canto Vocal Technique, Speech Level Singing(TM), Progressive Vocal Techniques(TM), and others, as well as reading dozens of books and hundreds of research articles on the mechanisms of the voice. While attending (and eventually graduating from) San Diego State University with a B.A in Music, I played hundreds of live shows, most of them coming from a residency in the heart of the historic Gaslamp District of San Diego, honing my skills as a vocalist, pianist, and guitarist. On the other side of the sound board, as an engineer, I have had the opportunity to work with such greats as Jefferson Starship, Hiromi Uehara, Dave Mason among others at one of San Diego's premier live venue "Anthology."

Since starting my love for composition at 7, I continues to write and record, not only singing, but playing guitar, bass guitar, piano/keys, drums, mandolin, and harmonica, as well as producing and engineering, and mixing the session himself. I am an actively gigging musician on Vocals, Piano, Guitar and Bass.

*** Lesson Details ***
First and foremost we will have a great time, and you will learn a ton. If you choose to only practice while we are in our lessons, you will get a little better. If apply the techniques and ideas we come up with during our lesson during the week, and practice everyday, you will improve in ways you never thought possible. If you are coming for voice you will learn to extend your range, intonation, pitch, as well as ways to connect with your audience. We will do funny little scales all designed to strengthen different areas of your voice to make you a diverse and confident singer. If you are coming for keyboards, I will emphasis the style of music YOU are interested in, whether pop/rock, jazz or even classical. Or maybe you are singer-songwriter looking to accompany yourself on keys or guitar, I have had 100's of hours performing solo gigs on both keyboard and guitar. I can also give you the fundamentals to set yourself up for success on Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Drums, as well as the Recording Arts. You will learn how nothing is more rewarding than making yourself the best musician you can be!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer, recording equipment, 100 square feet, keyboards, mic with PA, V kit (Roland), parents can sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have the instrument on which they are taking lessons on ready and available.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Although not a Speech Level Singing certified instructor, I have extensive training in SLS. As well as classical techniques such as Bel canto, I have studied modern techniques with the likes of CVT and Robert Lunte of TVS. We will find the areas that hold you back in your singing goals, and we will DEMOLISH them, and every vocal lesson will be recorded onto CD. Piano I am well versed in many of the Pop style Piano including Blues Piano, Funk, Singer-Songwriter, R&B, country, as well as atmospheric or synth playing (EG, playing strings convincingly on a keyboard). I can also teach beginning to lower intermediate Guitar and Bass guitar, teach you not only chord structures and scales, but how to get the most creatively out of your 4 or 6 string beast. We will learn songs and apply the theory involved with each song to better yourself as a musician, while loving the process.

Anthony S. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I started playing music at age 9, when my mom decided to put me in piano lessons. Much to her surprise, I fell in love with the instrument and played non-stop, sometimes skipping dinner to read through a new piece or practice for an up coming competition. After winning a few state wide competitions, I enrolled in an arts high school to practice my craft, and be around other creative high school students.

While in High School, I started writing music and singing in a 16 member chamber choir. The summer before my senior year, I won the prestigious Berklee songwriting competition and was awarded a scholarship to the school, which I decided to decline to make my way towards the music mecca of Los Angeles.

I received a Bachelor's degree from CalArts where I focused on contemporary piano/voice and composition.

Since graduating in 2010, I've released an EP entitled 'Living in Layers'. I sing and play piano in a number of bands including cover bands and original projects, mostly in the pop/rock/soul veins. Some of my collaborators include Akon and Andy Samberg (for an SNL short), Ben Lee (platinum selling Australian recording artist), Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), and the Swingle Singers (Acclaimed British A Capella group).

I have love in my heart for both classical and popular music, and I think my combination of the 2 will make for a very well-rounded lesson experience. I would say that my biggest strength as a musician is that I'm well rounded, and can work with just about anyone in any style. I can help you understand the styles that excite you, but also open your eyes to other new and exciting things. I would say that I specialize in writing, and work very well with students interested in composition and songwriting.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will vary from student to student, but you can definitely expect exercises to better your technique, games for your ear to help you understand whats happening in the music, and a project of your choosing, whether it be a pop song, a Mozart Aria, or a Jazz Standard.

First and foremost, taking music lessons should be fun and inspiring. You can count on me to figure out just what it is that made you pick up the phone and ask for lessons, and then together, we'll create feasible step by step ways to reach your goals. I am a pretty easy-going teacher, but I like to challenge my students and push them to a level that they are comfortable with.

For beginning piano students, I like to use the Faber and Faber Method, which comes with escalating books in Performance, Theory, and Technique and Artistry. It just covers it all! For advanced piano students, I like to asses their strengths and weaknesses and design a curriculum with the student that's both fun and challenging, sometimes working out of specific books, and sometimes not.

For voice students of all skill levels, I like to base my curriculum off of a balance of technique-building exercises and stylistic song of the students choice. A classical singer may have different exercises with vowels, placement, and breath than a pop or rock student. I like to focus on the 'true' voice, find what makes you sound like you, and make you the best and most confident singer you can possibly be.

After 6 months of lessons with me, I will have you saying that you are not only a better musician, but you understand music more and you're more inspired and excited than before. Music is what unites us as people, and I strive to give the tools necessary to all of my students to be able to express themselves in a way that works for them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: piano and/or keyboard (88-weighted key) couches and chairs, parents can sit on on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
If the students don't have a piano or keyboard (88-weighted key) then I can provide a keyboard for the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Piano: beg - adv
Vocals: beg - adv
Theory: beg-adv

I am capable of teaching classical piano lessons, but I specialize in contemporary and popular piano styles and composition/songwriting.

I love working with vocalists looking to accompany themselves better!

Erica B. Venice, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Singing

About Me

Erica, professionally known as Erica Piccininni, is a singer/actress from the original Broadway cast of the 2006 Tony award winning "Jersey Boys". She recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue film and television, and has been featured in over a dozen national commercials, including a currently airing national Budweiser spot. She has performed as a singer in New York and around the country for nearly ten years, and was classically trained at New York University where she recieved her bachelor of music in Vocal Performance/music theatre in 2001. Erica also originated the lead role of "Liz" in "Palm Beach:the Screwball Musical" at its national premiere at the highly acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse under director Des McAnuff, dir. of "Jersey Boys" as well as the upcoming broadway revival of "Guys and Dolls". She understands that passion for singing that you have, or that your kid has, and wants to get you where you need to be to succeed in a college program audition or in the real world! She has been studying voice for nearly 15 years, and understands the neccessity of beginning singers with solid, healthy habits at a very young age, so you have your voice ALL your life, even when belting your heart out. Most importantly, she knows that it is the combination of technique AND expression that builds truly unique young performers...and every kid is one of them, because there is no other YOU on the planet :). In other words, she does not stifle expression/acting with stiff technique, but offers the perfect balance of healthy vocal technique and connection to your performance. This is the ONLY way to work your way to success: by letting you shine through. If you or your kid's goal is not a career in singing but just to explore your potential as a beginning singer, Erica's style is patient and fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Erica caters lessons to each individual student's personal needs. She can focus lessons towards the preparation of a particular song for a concert or audition, get you ready to land that part in the school play, or simply work on beginner's breath technique. She can spend time working on the performance/acting of a song, or stick to vocal work, depending on her students' goals. Either way, she always begins with simple on-the-breath warm-ups that relax and loosen the chords, and excercises to release tension in the body. She is sensitive to stress in her student's minds, be it nerves or the stress of the day, and encourages students to let it go at the start of the lesson, to improve their focus and help them relax. Once the warm-up is over, students move on to singing simple melodies on vowels, using either the Vaccai book of Italian songs, or american standards, in which she focuses on forming open space in the mouth and releasing any "holding" in the jaw or diaphragm. When moving on to songs, Erica encourages students to choose songs they have always loved, in any style, even pop or R&B, to sing in the lesson. It is supposed to be fun, after all! Whether it's from High School Musical or West Side Story, bring it on! Erica demonstrates how breath technique can help drive the emotion of a song, and, (if the student desires) can help students discover their own personal meaning behind the lyrics, to make their performance truly unique to them and build their confidence as a young ARTIST, not just a singer! Discovering this "subtext" behind song lyrics inspires her students to express themselves uniquely, which has real-life benefits FAR beyond performing. In a few months, students become aware of singing as an engagement of the entire body, and develop healthy warm-up and cool-down habits that will ensure they keep their voices healthy for years to come. Most importantly, students develop confidence in themselves as unique performers and individuals, so that they are able to always bring their true selves to college or school play auditions, without mimicking a favorite singer or trying to "fake" it. Students learn that "YOU, as you are right now, are enough". That their voice, young as it is, is interesting to hear and watch, and they need not push their voices to sound a certain way or seem older. These guidelines are invaluable in performing and life. She looks forward to meeting you and getting started!:)

*** Studio Equipment ***
No piano or keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music books. I'd expect them to provide a tape recorder. I do not have a piano in my house yet so they would have to have one, or a studio would work as well.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Voice, Acting, Musical Theatre
music theatre, classical (the vaccai method book, in particular). Singing with released tension to benefit the health of the vocal chords, and relax the body to allow natural emotion to flow while performing without the "aid" of tension.
For monologues/songs, I'd focus on how to break the material down into subtext, to understand what each line translates to, personally for the student. I'd also love to boost their moral, so nerves or competition don't get in the way of their most natural, truthful, and fun performance.

Barbara L.

Rosamond, CA
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Alex V.

Los Angeles, CA
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Michelle A.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Barbara L. Rosamond, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Originally from Wisconsin, I was a music student at UW LaCrosse before coming to LA to attend Musician's Institute in Hollywood,(GIT) where I graduated with honors and was awarded a USA Custom Ibanez guitar. I remained in LA working in numerous bands spanning a wide variety of musical styles including blues, rock, country, surf, and even Persian music! With "The California Girls", an all female surf band, I opened for "The Beach Boys" , "The Safaris", "Jan and Dean", "Steppin Wolf"; toured the US playing theaters, fairs, casinos; and played overseas for the troops in Bosnia, Kosovo, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Iraq, Afghanistan, Norway, Germany, the Pacific Islands, and Diego Garcia. Most recently I was a member of the Greg London band, an impressionist with whom I performed in Leicester Square in the West End of London, at Harrah's Reno and the Las Vegas Hilton for extended runs. I fill in with "ThundHerStruck", an all female AC/DC tribute band and recently did a tour to Afghanistan with them. I also have a band called "Sierra Highway" that performs in the Antelope Valley.
I have studied vocal technique extensively with Robert Edwards, renown vocal coach to the stars (Christina Aguilera, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow ) and learned to teach his method which is similar to the famous "Seth Riggs" method. I have played piano since early childhood.
I look forward to helping you achieve your musical goals and tailoring your lessons specifically to your needs!

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to combine specific basics about music and technique with material you would really enjoy learning and performing. Each song or piece has several lessons that can be learned from it. If you enjoy the material, you are more likely to practice every day and progress! You will have opportunities to perform at a recital solo or as a part of a group.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Private commercial studio w/ piano, amps, mic, and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Guitar is my main thing, personally I like blues/rock.

Alex V. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Broadway Singing, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Guitar, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

COMPLETE VOICE TRAINING, EASY PIANO & SONG-WRITING.

All styles and levels. 30 years experience. Hi-tech studio.

If your dream is to become the best singer, pianist or song-writer you could possibly be, then you've found your teacher. In more than 30 years Maestro Alex has helped hundreds of aspiring musicians to enrich their lives with a greater love for music.

Alex received Master of Arts from the State Music Academy of Latvia (USSR), and for many years worked at the State University of Latvia, Los Angeles High-School of Arts and California State University of LA.

Alex is a wonderful teacher an inspiring motivator. Many of his students have gone on to careers in the entertainment industry. Working directly with Prof Alex V. your natural talent will be groomed for success.

LESSON DETAILS:

The wide diversity of music styles in existence today means that every performer must develop his own niche in the musical world. Alex's teaching method is simple yet effective, and it can be applied to all musical styles and levels.

Lessons begin with warm-up exercises: musical aerobics that are fun to do, and help you to develop great technique. The balance of your lesson is generally dedicated to learning the music you naturally love and want to learn.

It includes music book, learning material, instr. tracks, recordings, arrangements, YT videos, and everything you possibly need to become a great singer and pianist.

Step by step you will learn musical basics that create a beautiful sound as you sing or play piano. You will gain technique, confidence and eventually become the great singer or pianist you always wanted to be.

STUDIO EQUIPMENT:

Alex's V. private Music School is located in W Hollywood. Big red umbrella on the porch with white table and chairs overlooks lovely rose garden.

Performance Room with baby grand piano, big sofa, fire place, big screen TV, paintings and plants a creates welcoming yet professional atmosphere.

Voice & Recording Studio w/acoustic wood ceiling and Kurzweil grand piano, has big iMac computer, Tyros work-station, professional sound system, extensive music library, copy machine, and water fountain.

SPECIALTIES:

Alex teaches styles and levels: Pop, Jazz, Classical, R&B, Rock, Country, Broadway, Opera, New Age, and more.

At his hi-tech studio Alex can make great song arrangements, instrumental tracks, recordings, YouTube videos, CDs, and more.

MAESTRO ALEX V., M.A.

Alex was born in Riga, Latvia (former USSR). His musical career started at age of 4, and his musical training of 16 years culminated in Master of Arts.

He worked as a musical director at the State University of Latvia, and also as a leading singer and actor at the State Musical Theater and Riga Film Studios.

In 1982 Alex immigrated to the USA. He worked at the LA High-School of Arts and Cal State University of Los Angeles as a pianist, teacher, vocal coach and musical director.

Now Alex works at his home in W Hollywood. He composes and arranges music, and maintains a select list of privately tutored students.

Michelle A. Sherman Oaks, CA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Ear Training, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Vocal Training

About Me

I believe that everyone can sing, it is just a matter of learning how to use your unique instrument. From a very young age I was sharing my love of the arts with others as a performer. I grew up with an immense appreciation for all forms of art and found music to be the ideal way to express myself. My extensive education and performance experience has allowed me to cultivate my skills and knowledge so that I can best support each student on their own unique journey of cultivating their authentic singing voice. As a teacher I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to support students both in my studio and through online lessons, providing the positive and supportive guidance and experiences they need in order to cultivate their own musical gifts.

*** Lesson Details ***
My intention for each student is to support him or her, to the best of my ability, in finding and cultivating their voice, as well as their musical and performance abilities. As a teacher, I keep a healthy balance between professionalism and making learning fun, inspiring and experiential. I design a specific curriculum for each student based on their specific goals and intentions regarding their voice so that each lesson focuses on them and their unique needs. It is extremely important to me that students of all ages have a positive experience of music in their lives and I provide fun and encouraging performance opportunities for those students who wish to participate. I have extensive experience working with individuals who may have fear or anxiety about singing, speaking or expressing themselves to others. I am able to assist these students as they move past their fear and hesitation and truly claim their voice. They learn to cultivate and appreciate their own ability to express themselves in the world with confidence and ease. My goal is to recognize and support each student's potential, helping to give them confidence, direction and motivation on their unique musical journey.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stand, microphone, mic stand, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, guitar and mic amplifier, recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Portable Keyboard

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Musical theater, jazz, classical, opera, folk and popular music.

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