Atalia M.

Atalia M.

About Atalia M.

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Atalia teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2010
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 16 hours


My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique and transcending art form through guidance, performance, and instruction. As my student, you will receive exactly what you (or your child) want out of the lessons-you are the one controlling what you want from them (be it any style of music, professional track or just for fun, music theory, and performance) and I am there to provide it. Music is nothing short of extremely fun and completely liberating.

I have always loved to sing and play guitar and piano starting from a young age, and I never gave up my determination and passion for performing. In middle and high school I did many musicals (Jekyll and Hyde, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver, Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, Kiss Me Kate, and Cats) and sang in the choir (including the California All State Honor Choir and Jazz Choir). I played guitar in the school Jazz Band and participated in many jam sessions out of school. I also participated in many piano competitions, including ones for my own composition (I received an honorable mention for one of my own piano works). In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Redlands. I recently completed my Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands. I have performed many opera roles including Suor Angelica in Puccini's Suor Angelica, the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, and Najade in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. I was also in the University Chapel Singers Choir, Madrigals Choir, and Treblemakers a Capella Jazz choir.

"Hard work beats talent if talent does not work hard." This is my favorite quote. I truly believe that hard work will take you anywhere, no matter where your starting point is. With hard work and determination, you can be anything you want to be. With motivation, anyone can be a beautiful singer, guitarist, and pianist. If I did not believe this with all my heart, I would not be where I am today. To me, every student has great potential. It is my job and joy to bring out that potential and cultivate it into talent, love, and passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard.

My lessons are fun and rewarding. I do not believe that a critical environment is one that is healthy or pleasant to learn in. Therefore, I am a very encouraging, patient, and supportive teacher, and I will praise you for your improvements, as well as help you correct your difficulties. I like to think of my lessons as a team effort, with more emphasis on working together and having fun. With that being said, I believe that you get what you put in out of our lessons. The more you practice and the more you show me determination and motivation, the more we can have fun, improve technique, and really make music in our lessons.

I customize each lesson to my student, so you tell me what you want to sing or play and what your goals as a musician are, and I will instruct you (or your child) in the exact way that fits your goals and interests. After a couple months with me, you will have a new found passion for music, knowledge of proper technique, reading and diction, and the skills to perform and communicate pieces of music. Most importantly, you will have the time of your life!

My voice lessons consist of vocal warm-ups where you learn proper technique and posture, breathing exercises to expand your diaphragm and support when you sing, and Repertoire work where you apply the technique you learned, practice performance skills, and learn diction of English, Italian, German, Hebrew, or French.

My guitar and piano lessons start with learning how to read music (if you do not know already) and being familiar with the keys or frets and the notes on the staff. Then we work on pieces of music, paying attention to the key factors of musicianship including rhythm, interpretation, dynamics, composition, musicality, and performance practice. My music theory lessons are based on whatever the student wants to learn or needs instruction on. I teach anywhere from basic music notation to advanced harmonic and formal analysis.

All I expect from you is to bring a pencil, a good attitude, and the willingness to practice and work hard in our lessons, and I will supply the rest! Looking forward to hearing your beautiful music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, speakers, guitars, microphone, computers, webcams, a library of music

*** Specialties ***
Classical Voice, Opera, Musical Theater, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classical Piano

Photos and Videos

Outraged that two foreign men are trying to seduce her, Fiordiligi tells them to leave her house and that she will never be unfaithful to her fiance.


English Teacher Sep 2013 - Present

I teach private and group English lessons.

Voice, Piano, Guitar Teacher Jan 2011 - Jul 2013
Musika Lessons

I taught private music lessons

Voice Teacher Jan 2010 - May 2013
University of Redlands Community School of Music

I taught private voice lessons.

Caroler Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Desert Carolers

I performed Christmas Carols around Southern California

Soprano Section Leader Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Pilgrim Congregational Church

I sang solos and led the church choir.


Master of Music Sep 2011 - May 2013
University of Redlands
Bachelor of Music Sep 2006 - May 2010
University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts Sep 2006 - May 2010
University of Redlands

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
German Limited Proficiency
Hebrew Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Association of Teachers of Singing Sep 2013

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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18 Reviews on Atalia M.

Frances T. Nov 29, 2014
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Atalia is a wonderful teacher. We weren't sure how online voice lessons would work, but we decided to give them a try, and we are so glad we did! Atalia is talented, has a warm and approachable manner, and the skills to help my 11-year-old daughter make visible (and audible!) progress in just three lessons. We highly recommend her.
Genesis R. Jul 14, 2014
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
I don't know where to begin to describe how great of an instructor Atalia is. She is talented, intelligent, patient, sweet, and caring. Her love of music shines through each lesson we have.

As a perfectionist, I was about ready to give up on singing until I began training with Atalia through Take Lessons. It's been over a year since then, and the difference between the singer I was then and now is astounding! I now know proper technique, and am continuing to grow with each new lesson.

Thank you, Atailia for all of the hard work you have dedicated to teach me. I have a greater love for music because of you.
Alba V P. Jun 22, 2014
Hebrew · Online
Verified Student
I love my classes with Atalia. She is a great teacher!!!!
Linda S. Feb 23, 2014
Vocal Training
Verified Student
I highly recommend Atalia as voice teacher

I am a novice at singing and never imagined I would be able to sing.
Atalia is helping me bring my dream to reality. I just finished what was probably my most frustrating lesson b/c I was "a little off" on every thing today; it just wasn't my day.
Thank you Atalia for being a great teacher and for always focusing on what I've done well and encouraging me in areas were I can improve.

Thank you so much!
Linda S2
Amber H. Nov 3, 2013
Verified Student
Fantastic teacher

Atalia has been by far the most encouraging teacher I've ever had. Not only has she pushed me to places I thought I could never go, she has helped me believe in myself. Her passion for music shines when she teaches- I find her very motivating and easy to work with.
Tristan S. May 30, 2013
Verified Student
Great quality instruction

Atalia consistently provided a comfortable setting and approach for my daughter to play guitar. (Now if only my daughter would attend more of Atalia's lessons!)
Tristan F. May 6, 2013
Verified Student
Awesome Atalia

Atalia is amazing. Besides her obvious talent, she is great at teaching.
Linda S. May 5, 2013
Verified Student
Fun, passionate, interested, supportive....

Atalia is an excellent voice teacher, period. It is obvious she enjoys what she does and her enthusiasm is contagious.
I am impressed at how interested she is in sharing her talent with young people and guide them to build on their foundation.

Congratulations on earning your MM!!!!
Rose P. Dec 22, 2012
Verified Student
Voice lesson is fun

Teacher has a beautiful voice, is very patient with a beginner and kind.
Jessie M. Oct 1, 2012
Opera Voice
Organized and friendly

Atalia is incredibly passionate when it comes to spreading her knowledge and abilities in music. She is very dedicated to her students, always preparing for lessons in advance to provide the student with a full and structured lesson. She is easy to work with and I highly recommend her services