Vanessa L.

Vanessa L.

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14 Reviews
Hacienda Heights, CA

About Vanessa L.

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Vanessa teaches: Males 5 to 18
Females 5 to 18
Teaching since: January 2006
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 8 hours

Overview

As a vocal teacher I focus on the correct method to singing that helps keep your voice beautiful and healthy.
I earned my bachelors degree in music education with an emphasis in vocals. I learned music appreciation, theory, history, choral singing and classical voice training.
I love music and cannot picture life without it. Music is an expression of life! I also love to teach music to others as I feel I'm passing on a great gift.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I fall somewhere in between strict and laid back. For instance, if you don't practice I won't scold you, but I will remind you that you can only be as good as you work to be. If you don't want to put in the effort you will waste your time and money, as well as not receive the results that you were desiring.
Our lessons will consist of many vocal exercises, good posture, and breathing techniques. One rule that I have is that I don't move you on to another song until you have successfully learned all you can from the first one you try. There is no point in learning another song when you have only learned the first one at a mediocre level.
If you are serious about becoming a better singer/musician you will enjoy our lessons.
I encourage my students to strive for excellence and will do all I can to draw that out of you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the tools to learn theory, songs to choose from and I do have my own portable keyboard. Students would need to have a tape or digital recorder to record their lessons and a positive attitude.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical voice, and vocal training, (learning how to use your voice properly).

Photos and Videos

This was a solo I sang from Mendelssohn this past Good Friday. :)

Experience

Vocal Instructor Oct 2009 - Present
TakeLessons

I have worked for takelesson's for 4 years now. I love working for them and have enjoyed all the students I have gotten to know over the years. I really do love teaching. :-)

Vocal Instructor Mar 2003 - Jun 2007
The Lesson House

The Lesson House was a place for students to learn singing, guitar, piano, and even acting. I would give group lessons at their school or private lessons in our studio or the student's house. That was where I started teaching voice!

Education

Teaching Credential in Teacher's Education Sep 2006 - Jun 2009
Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor's in Music Education Aug 2002 - May 2006
Azusa Pacific University
Diploma in General Ed. Sep 1994 - Jun 1998
Ontario High School

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
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14 Reviews on Vanessa L.

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Val M. August 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Fun and engaging! She challenges my daughter with vocal drills and positive feedback. She also motivates my daughter to perfect classic Academy Award-winning ballad music like EY Harburg 'Over the Rainbow'. Great use of technology to keep my child practicing with in-home (in real time) singing lesson sent directly to my email for my daughter to listen during her practice. She has always been on time, willing to accommodate date change and extremely friendly. Highly recommend.
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Yi Z. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Vanessa is a very good teacher!

Vanessa is a very good voice teacher. She is talented, fun, patient, and encouraging. Her classes are interesting - we do a mixture of technique/skills and fun songs. I look forward to her class every week, and my singing has improved a lot since I started my lessons with her. I really like Vanessa as my voice teacher.
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Patricia C. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Mind- BLOWING

She's like a mother to me who is patient and loving! I can't look for any other teacher like her! I've improved so much when she taught me! I HIGHLY recommend hr as a teacher :D
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DianneT March 6, 2014
My Growth with Vanessa

Vanessa is honestly a very talented singer as well as a great teacher. Her experience is seen the way she teaches. She gives you just the right amount of push that you need to succeed. Her teaching has helped me discover new avenues of my voice I never would have thought to develop. Through the way she explains every little detail, I was able to feel like I truly knew what I was doing in each and every song we perfected. If you're looking to seriously commit yourself to discovering the full capacity of your voice, Vanessa would be a great teacher for you.
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Suzanne S. November 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
A whole new world has opened for me

I wholeheartedly agree with all of the glowing reviews. Vanessa is a wonderful teacher. I so appreciate her spot-on ear and her excellent training, performance and vocal teaching experience to help me express myself and become the best singer I can be. I am a relative newbie to singing, and I feel so fortunate to have found Vanessa who is so genuine and is passionate about helping me learn proper technique. Consequently, a whole new world has been opened to me, and I’ve been achieving a depth with my singing voice that truly astonishes me. When you have a desire to creatively express yourself but have no concept or clue as to how to get there, or perhaps have hit a wall, it is a true gift to find a kind and generous teacher like Vanessa who has such an amazing ability to assess your needs, to help you learn proper technique, and to help you discover (and strengthen) the voice you never knew existed.
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Mina H. November 19, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
I'm on my way because of Vanessa

When I started training with Vanessa I had not had any formal education on singing since middle school. I needed to re-learn my fundamentals of singing. Her warm and encouraging teaching style made me comfortable immediately. She quickly found out where I was lacking and taught me I can be in control if I learn how to Breath while singing. Sounds easy right? Well no Vanessa really had to break my bad singing techniques because I wasn't using breath control. Well now my breathing and my tone has developed all due to Vanessa giving me the tools to sing properly. I highly recommend her if you are a serious student wanting to achieve your own sound properly and save your vocal chords from burning out due to bad form.
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Monica B. August 16, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
An inspiring vocal teacher

Vanessa gave quality instruction while making it fun. She went over and beyond expectations with her scheduling flexibility. She also included a wide variety of music to sing. Her mannerism was kind and encouraging to the student. She is an amazing vocal teacher who is patient with her students.
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Sarah L. March 16, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
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Vanessa is an amazing teacher. She is so sweet and encouraging! Whenever I'm having trouble with an exercise she is able to pin point what I'm doing wrong and correct me, which I really appreciate. I've only had a few lessons with her but I can already hear the progress! I highly recommend taking lessons with her. She's great!!
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Denise J. March 9, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Excellent music teacher, especially for a beginner like me!

Vanessa is a considerate and knowledgable instructor. She encourages and teaches to maximize one's potential. I recommend her highly.
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StephenN March 14, 2011
sweet, and very talent teacher