Kayla G.

Kayla G.

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9 Reviews
San Diego, CA

About Kayla G.

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Kayla teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2009
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 6 hours

Overview

During the past 5 years, I have taught students in classical voice, musical theater, piano, and music theory. I am happy to accept students of all ages, levels, and interests.I am in my final semester of pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at San Diego State University. I am a member of the National Association of Teacher of Singing (NATS) and was the President of the SDSU chapter of the Student NATS, and am currently the Treasurer of the SDSU chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. I also direct the A Capella Choir at Flood Church in Kearney Mesa.A classically trained musician, I perform locally in San Diego as a soloist and a choral singer. Although my love is opera, I have performed three solo art song recitals in high school and college. I have performed in both musical theater and opera productions, with roles including Suor Genovieffa from Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Spirit from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Check out this video of me performing as the Soprano soloist for Ralph Vaughan William's Dona Nobis Pacem.







*** Lesson Details ***
I teach a holistic approach to singing, which means my students will learn the entire system of the voice through vocal exercises, ear training, diction, song, and performance techniques. I am a yoga enthusiast, and integrate yoga into lessons, connecting the body to breath. Yoga gives students a path to good posture and a tool to relax under the pressure of performance. As an active performer, I encourage and facilitate students performing outside of private lessons. The opportunity to compete in NATS competitions is an option for all students who fulfill the requirements.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The studio has a keyboard,
music books, and room to move. There is a couch available for parents to
observe lessons, or a convenient shopping center nearby to run errands during
the lesson.



*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard to travel with, but would prefer a keyboard or piano in the student's home
for lessons and personal practice.



*** Specialties ***
I am a yoga enthusiast. I use yoga techniques to address posture and performance anxiety.

Photos and Videos

This rather metaphysical poem by W. J. Wellock is set by Mr. Chambers as a study of 4ths. The quartet of singers selected from the SDSU Chamber Singers are part of a recording project led by Dr. Patrick Walders, Director of Choral Studies at San Diego State University. Scores are available at choralcompositions.com

Education

Bachelor of Music- Vocal Performance Aug 2008 - Dec 2013
San Diego State University

Languages Spoken

French Professional Proficiency
German Professional Proficiency
Italian Professional Proficiency
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9 Reviews on Kayla G.

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Meredith W. November 17, 2014
Singing · In studio
So happy with Kayla. She is working with my 12 yrs. old daughter and we have seen such improvements in her singing ability and her self-esteem!
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Anne C. October 29, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I should say Kayla has different teaching styles for different students depending on their abilities. I am 27 years old who sings without knowing how to read music whatsoever, so I was quite nervous when started. Being a non-English speaker made me even more nervous because I have been singing in Vietnamese my whole life. With Kayla's coaching, I am a lot more confident now even though it has only been a month. I am ready for the next step, learning proper singing techniques, after my fear for learning how to read music is now over thanks to Kayla.
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Karen M. October 16, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have been with Kayla for a few weeks now.
My experience is that she brings an enthusiasm to every lesson. She is very good at spotting areas that need help [like theory-type areas] and she is very patient, which as a person on the autistic spectrum, is something that I find to be invaluable.

She is very good about being flexible with lesson times. I come in, I may not be feeling as excited about the lesson, but when I leave, her enthusiasm stays with me for at least a few days! :D I cannot say enough good things about her.
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Suzanne H. October 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kayla has been amazing with my 11 year old daughter thus far. We have been working with her for about 6 weeks, and I can see such an improvement in my daughter's poise, confidence and understanding of her abilities as well as improved vocal ability. As a parent I especially appreciate Kayla's concern for the health and longevity of my child's voice. She also has a very easy way about her that allows her to connect well with my daughter. I would feel most confident in recommending her as a vocal instructor for other children.
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Anne P. August 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Within taking 3 lessons I have learned how to project my voice through breathing and I have gained more confidence in my signing. Kayla has taught me how to control my range. I had picked Imagine as one of my songs to sing. She helped me to express my passion while I sang, in other words to pt more feeling into it.
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Stephan B. May 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
In the short time that I've been working with Kayla my singing has improved tremendously. From simply learning how to breathe properly; to focusing on the shape of my mouth; to paying mind to what the words I'm singing mean to me as a artist/performer; and so many other things. Kayla taught me a great deal. I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon her. I recommend her highly.
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Shelby C. May 14, 2014
Verified Student
So Awesome

Both my boys take piano lessons with Kayla G. She is so patient and kind. She definitely enjoys music and I like how she also incorporates a little bit of singing into the boys lessons. :) She is extremely flexible and very approachable with questions and concerns. Overall, I feel Kayla is an awesome teacher for my boys and feel as though they have a love of music and for the piano! We Love Kayla G.
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Preston H. July 4, 2013
Singing
Passionate, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. Best teacher ever!

Kayla taught me more about music and singing in three months than I learned in nine years of choral and a cappella experience! Her enthusiasm, ability to connect with students, phenomenal knowledge of music, and diverse teaching techniques equip her to teach and coach students of all ages.
Best of all, her devotion to the true spirit of music fuels her passion for singing and sharing the beauty of music! Whether a neophyte or an aged practitioner, Kayla will walk with and lead you on a journey of musical discovery.
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Celia N. July 4, 2013
Singing
She is a knowledgeable well rounded teacher due to her passion and enthusiasm for singing, her experience and flawless technical skills.

Ms. Gautereaux is more than qualified to coach and mentor voice. Her technical skills and knowledge of the subject are impeccable. She has been cultivating her talent since her early childhood and her academic as well as professional experience have placed her in a perfect environment to understand how to implement music theory in the most effective manner, and teach it, independent of the student's background in music. For example, I had never studied music before taking proper lessons with Ms. Gautereaux once a week. However, now I am learning to read music with minimum assistance under Ms. Gautereaux's instruction, I practice my piece on my own time and I'm experimenting with harmonies. That is something that I would have never achieved without her guidance. Her instruction has also made a difference in my ability to reach notes I once thought impossible, in my ability to project, and especially in helping me avoid straining my voice as I used to, when I was ignorant of the proper technique to sing. Furthermore, her teaching style transcends a lifeless methodological lesson in music. Because Singing is her passion, and she enjoys it so much she is fun to learn from. Finally, due to her experience as a competitive performer she has great practical advice and encouragement to offer to anyone who plans to pursue a career as a vocalist.