Stephanie R.

Stephanie R.

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12 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA

About Stephanie R.

Background Check: Last verified 11/18/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 and up
Female Ages Taught: 5 and up

Overview

I have been singing and studying voice for over 20 years since I was a child! I hold a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. I have been lucky enough to study with some of the top teachers in the country and now I bring the experience I have gained directly to you!
I am proud to share my student's vast array of musical successes. From being cast on GLEE to being accepted into prestigious performing arts academies to conquering the Karaoke scene, my students continue to motivate and inspire me.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music brings me immense joy, especially singing and I want the same thing for you!
We start each lesson with proper breathing technique, the cornerstone of all vocals. We move on to vocal exercises to condition the voice. Then we work on the songs that you are eager to sing!

I will use a piano when doing vocal warm ups and conditioning exercises. Students that play other instruments and accompany themselves when performing (such as a guitar) are encouraged to bring that instrument to their lessons.


*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio has piano, area for parents to wait

*** Specialties ***
We will work on proper breath technique, vocal conditioning, vocal placement, identifying and expanding your range, note sustain and power and voice support for both spoken and singing voice. I will customize every lesson to suit your needs. With proper breathing and vocal technique under your belt you can sing any style of music you love, give a speech to a roomful of people and build up your confidence!

Photos and Videos

Stephanie sings Can't Help Loving That Man Of Mine in Los Angeles, CA

Experience

Vocal Instructor Sep 2013 - Present
Windward School

- Teach correct Breathing Technique for Singing, Acting and Public Speaking
- Instruct on proper Vocal and Speaking Posture
- Guide students in selecting and preparing appropriate repertoire material
- Workshop Songs, Monologues, Scenes, Speeches, etc., for Performance, Auditions and Presentations
- Utilize Vocal Conditioning Exercises to foster the Development and Growth of the Voice
- Create a Safe, Comfortable and Encouraging Environment for artists to explore their creativity and passion

Vocal Instructor Jan 2006 - Present
Add Some Music...Vocal Instruction

- Teach correct Breathing Technique for Singing, Acting and Public Speaking
- Instruct on proper Vocal and Speaking Posture
- Guide students in selecting and preparing appropriate repertoire material
- Workshop Songs, Monologues, Scenes, Speeches, etc., for Performance, Auditions and Presentations
- Utilize Vocal Conditioning Exercises to foster the Development and Growth of the Voice
- Create a Safe, Comfortable and Encouraging Environment for artists to explore their creativity and passion

Vocal Consultant Jan 2009 - Jan 2009
"Why Am I Doing This" (Film)

Acted as both On Set and Recording Studio Vocal Coach

Education

BFA Sep 1994 - Jan 1998
TISCH School of the Arts at New York University

Languages Spoken

Italian Limited Proficiency
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12 Reviews on Stephanie R.

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Marianne G. September 23, 2014
Verified Student
Stephanie is a wonderful teacher with the most positive attitude! I've been singing with her for over a year now, and I can really see the growth I've accomplished under her careful guidance . She has great understanding of all the different styles of music that I like to sing. Most importantly, she makes me feel at ease in her presence. I would highly recommend Stephanie as a vocal teacher for a person of any age.
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Annie C. September 23, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I love Stephanie! As a student of hers for about a year, I've grown tremendously. She is positive, supportive, constructive, and has a great sense of humor. I've been to many voice teachers over the years and Stephanie is my favorite!
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Bobak B. July 17, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My experience with Stephanie has been exceptionally awesome and inspiring over the last year. She is sensitive, super positive, and full of light and energy when it comes to guidance. I have never felt so confident as a singer, and though I still have a little bit to go before Broadway, I highly recommend her to anyone interested in rapidly developing or fine tuning their singing voice. She is also exceptionally talented as a singer herself and truly tailors sessions to really benefit your particular goals and vision for where you want to bloom as a singer.
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Monica B. December 1, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Singing Made Fun for All

Stephanie is an amazing singing teacher with a great attitude. The environment is always fun and positive with a relaxing feel. I recommend Stephanie to anyone who wants to learn or improve how to sing whether it be just a hobby or it be for career aspirations.
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Sarah B. May 23, 2013
Singing
Stephanie is GREAT

Stephanie was such a wonderful voice teacher! She constantly pushed me to my personal best in a very comfortable learning environment. She always managed to work with my changing schedule too :) She's the greatest!
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Richard G. May 1, 2013
Singing
Fantastic Teacher with a Fun Personality and a Great Attitude

Stephanie is also so much fun to work with. She makes you feel extremeley comfortable at each lesson and really helps you move forward to acheive your goal. She also knows a lot about music (especially Broadway) and is really fun to chat with. A great choice for older/adult students!
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Kevin A. November 11, 2012
Very relaxed, no pressure, reassuring, fun

Stephanie is really great at creating space for you to learn and participate. I never feel self conscious about singing or doing the exercises, just free to give it a try and not afraid to mess up. She is really good about changing her instruction and tailoring it to how I am responding or what is going on with me that day. If I'm stuck on something for instance, she will switch the exercises so that I am really learning more about myself and my voice and how to feel and switch what I'm doing like if I'm forcing it or something.
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Douglas R. November 4, 2012
Speaking Voice
Highly recommend

Stephanie is a very talented teacher. I made lots of progress in just my first few lessons in confidence and my voice. She has specific techniques that you can use right away and gives homework to do each week. I like how she has lots of exercises in her repetoire and keeps on top of her e-mails and messages. Highly recommend.
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SabineM July 28, 2012
Stephanie really taught me how to sing in front of others, which I have never had the courage to do before. I have gotten better after only approx. 7 lessons which I did not expect to be so shortly. She has given me the courage to learn how to play the guitar, write my own songs, and hopefully I can take my singing to a more professional level. I am very grateful for what I have learned :)
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MattK March 23, 2012
Patient, Encouraging & Effective Singing Teacher

I've wanted to sing for years and finally decided to take some lessons. Stephanie was a great choice for me because she is a patient and nurturing teacher. Though I'm a total beginner, Stephanie is very encouraging and I really enjoy how she structures each lesson so there is a great balance between vocal exercises and actual practice of songs. I'm pleasantly surprised how quickly Stephanie has been able to help me boost my confidence and improve my technique.