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Popular Singing Teachers Near San Francisco

Kathryn K.

San Rafael, CA
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Margaret G.

San Francisco, CA
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Skye A.

Berkeley, CA
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Kathryn K. San Rafael, CA

About Me

If you want to sing or act for fun or as a profession, or are auditioning to get into a particular high school of performing arts or college or have pro auditions, I can help. If you have a child one who is, clearly, a performer, send them in and we will have a blast!
I have been singing, recording and acting my entire life. I am fortunate to work as a singer and songwriter. I teach young people and adults and I love it. I will collaborate with you to bring your performance to life.
I believe every person has a place in my studio.
Just one thing about me. I'm really nice. I teach from a place of thinking anything is possible. I don't crush dreams.
I have been in show business so long that I know anything IS possible! I am generous with what I know. I have a lot of experience in acting, singing, recording, songwriting and film work and will help you in any way.
I studied at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). In New York City I was under the care of opera teacher, Leona Matthews, as well as with Word Baker at the Herbert Berghof Studio. As an adult I worked extensively with Mark Monroe in San Francisco and Los Angeles. I currently work as a coach, recording artist and as a composer.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will work with you to discover your authentic singing voice or to bring your full self to your work as an actor. My background in acting and singing performance is Method. I will give you technique, which will include vocal exercises to secure a strong foundation (pitch, tone, breathing, vowel production, etc.) for your voice. There are basics we all must learn and practice and they work. You can expect to be able to sing for the first time, or to sing better, or to finally feel great about your vocals! You can work on songs you would like to sing or I can assign material for you to work on. We will decide. And, more than anything, we're going to accomplish what you want and we will have fun doing it! Please note: If you are a parent bringing me your little one I will ask you to join in if you wish as your child will be allowed to experience many instruments as they wish including grand piano, drums, cello, electric guitar, electric bass, electric keyboard, ukulele and other various instruments. Emphasis will be on allowing little ones to experience the love of music as I offer beginning structure.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have instruments or bring your own. Grand Piano, Drums, Cello, Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitars

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard, Guitar, Mac

*** Specialties ***
Acting - Method
Singing - Technique and performance

Margaret G. San Francisco, CA

About Me

I am an opera singer and I teach and perform in and around San Francisco. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of singing and the musical arts with others. I believe with the right instruction and determination anyone has the ability to sing!

I have training in classical singing as well as in musical theater, pop/rock, gospel and blues. In order to sing these different styles it is important to know how the voice works functionally so that it is trained properly and remains healthy. I use the Somatic Voicework™- The LoVetri Method because it is a body-based method of vocal training which draws from many disciplines, and is based upon voice science and medicine as well as traditional classical vocal training. It can be used for almost any singing genre such as musical theater, pop/rock, jazz, blues, and opera. I believe that learning how to sing is not only fun but also increases confidence, improves general music skills, and develops mind/body coordination skills.

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Lessons consist of breath and body work, vocal warm-ups and exercises, and work on songs.

These skills can help any singer become more aware of their voice and how their body works as an instrument. Students are trained, like an athlete, to build up vocal strength and stamina to sing songs and styles of their choice.

In addition to private lessons I host student voice recitals twice a year. Performing in the recitals is not required but encouraged. This gives students the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends and to share their lovely voice with others!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate music room with mirror, chairs, music stand, and keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I use a 76 key Yamaha Keyboard at my home studio. I encourage the student to provide any kind of piano or keyboard with at least 61 keys if wanting lessons from their home.

*** Specialties ***
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have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

Skye A. Berkeley, CA

About Me

I am a classically trained soprano with a special passion for folk songs. I also love to work with my vocal students on musical theater and pop styles.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons start with gentle physical stretches and breathing exercises. I will lead you through a series of vocal warm-ups, starting with very simple lip trills and progressing to longer scales and arpeggios. If you choose, then we will work on ear training and sight-singing to help you understand your printed music. After that, we work on songs we choose together, based on what music you are passionate about singing and what repertoire level seems right for you. Through your songs, we will work on diction, phrasing, breath support, tension, and the joy of interpreting a song in your own way. I provide basic accompaniment on piano or guitar.

*** Studio Equipment ***
in-home studio w/ f/w keyboard, music stands, electronic equipment, plenty of street parking w/ seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in folk, musical theater and classical song literature.

Roz H.

San Francisco, CA
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Molly R.

Hayward, CA
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Lauren G.

Danville, CA
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Roz H. San Francisco, CA

About Me

What’s special about learning music is every person’s musical journey is their own. My musical journey started on piano, which included singing and accompanying on piano (choir and chorales), and also learning clarinet, and violin.

It was clear in high school that my music journey would be through piano performance. I studied piano performance at UC Davis with Lois Brandwynne as well as accompanied the UC Davis Chamber Singers (Al McNeil, conductor) and for master voice instructor Stephanie Friedman (Mezzo Soprano). I discovered contemporary music while in a jazz fusion band "Melange" and also co-leading the UC Davis gospel choir (With Calvin Lymos) and landed at Berklee College of Music studying music composition, arranging, and ensemble performance graduating with a Bachelor’s of Music.

Professionally, I have played keyboards and sung back-up vocals at wedding gigs and special events. I have performed with chamber groups, classical soloists, and performed contemporary music with great musicians here in the Bay Area. After starting a family I took a long break. However, I am now back into music full time focusing on voice and piano instruction.

My style is teaching music in an accessible way that provides a thorough foundation to help you meet your goals. Giving you the confidence to truly express yourself no matter your level of playing. Whether this is a hobby, or you are seeking performance at a higher level, or a beginner that always wanted to learn but never had the time (and now you do!), I am here to help get you started on your way to your musical journey. Let’s get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons for piano entail the use of established piano series books at the appropriate level for the student. Music theory in addition to coverage of basic piano skills are covered. A beginning student should expect within 3-6 months (based on their efforts) should be able to play simple songs, play with both hands, and be able to read music at an basic level.

Lessons for voice entail using material that is from an established voice teacher and music curriculum that extends from beginner to music college level. Learning correct techniques for breathing, learning scales for agility of the voice, and song interpretation/ material that is of the interest of the singer or enhances the learning of the material the singer wants to learn. For example, learning some basic elements of the blues enhances the singer wanting to learning pop, rock, jazz or R&B. At the 3-6 month point the voice student (based on their efforts) should be able to produce a reasonable tone, have a strong understanding of good breathing techniques, be able to sing simple songs at a basic level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
For voice (Highly prefer to teach at my studio or Voice Studio) I provide live piano accompaniments and pre-recorded accompaniments, microphone, record lessons for students to take home and listen to later. At the Voice Studio: Electronic Keyboard, microphone, live or recorded accompaniments, recorded lessons For piano lessons: I provide a Mason and Hamlin upright piano in excellent condition.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For piano the student provides the piano. For voice the student needs to provide a piano or keyboard. I bring my computer that can record the lesson as well as access other vocal training material.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: Pop, Rock, Jazz

Piano: Classical, Pop, Rock

Molly R. Hayward, CA

About Me

I have been teaching for 12 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their sixties! Rockers, an "Idol" finalist, church musicians, lapsed opera singers, preschoolers. These are just a few of singers I have worked with, in person, in the classroom, and Online!

What you get in voice lessons with me: laughter as you learn! I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best, and I believe everyone deserves the same useful tools, no matter what it is you like to sing. I am patient and customize each and every lesson. Need more time on ear training? No problem. Are you feeling more confident, and want to focus more on song polishing? I'll help you with that,too! Confidence an issue? I am a pro with shy people. I'll get you out of your shell, relaxed, and having fun right away. So we can free that voice of yours!

I have been singing for 20 years. Performances with the Lira Ensemble and Opera on Tap Chicago, and in master classes with international opera stars Alan Held and Lorna Haywood. Coaching with Collaborative Works Chicago and Rossini Opera Festival. Additional studies in Rock Vocals, Voice Care, Improvisational Comedy, Holistic Voice, Acting, Foreign languages, Dalcroze, Speaking Voice for Singers, and Commercial Vocal Styles/Belting with Lisa Popeil.Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

Certified CoreSinging Instructor- one of only a few in the U.S. trained by Meribeth Dayme, PhD, respected clinician and author.

I think if you can speak, you can sing. I am a people person passionate about music and singing, and want to be the teacher you'll trust with your voice. Come laugh and learn with me!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach in person (East Bay, California) and online via Skype or FaceTime!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sing and See Software

*** Specialties ***
Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Children, teens. Lapsed singers, and older beginners, too.

Lauren G. Danville, CA

About Me

-Teach beginners to advance
-Ages 10 and up
-I travel to you

Hi! My name is Lauren and I have been in love with music for most of my life. Since I was six, I have been singing in one way or another. In middle school I was in the school choir and I performed in a number of band concerts as a vocalist. In high school, I starred in our school's production of "Once Upon a Mattress" as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone. By senior year, I was approached by various faculty to perform our national anthem at three different school events including the NCS Women's basketball championship games. Later that year, I was unanimously chosen to sing our National Anthem at my high school graduation. In college, I started taking lessons in opera and fell completely in love with it. I performed in multiple recitals and was asked to perform in numerous charity events by my school's esteemed faculty.
Though my education is still in progress at Cal State East Bay, I have been teaching for the last five years. My way of teaching is very natural and it is very focused on not pushing the voice. Those who have studied with me would say that I am focused and that I have great attention to detail. I am very good at preparing students for vocal juries and auditions.

*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson with me will focus on correct breathing technique as well as properly focusing the tone to achieve sound and volume without pushing the voice. In my lessons, if it hurts to sing, then you're doing it wrong and that is when we stop and fix the issue to gain better technique for performance longevity. Though I am classically trained, I have studied other forms of singing and am very open to whatever my student longs to sing. I am a firm believer that practicing at home is half the journey in achieving one's musical goals, therefore I will provide a homework assignment after every lesson for the student to continue to build on what they learned in session. While I am focused, I also want my students to have fun and that is why i strive for a comfortable, open environment that fosters open communication between teacher and student.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with my keyboard to accommodate those students who don't have a piano.

Singing Lessons in San Francisco

By Margaret G. - San Francisco Voice Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Margaret and I am a classically trained singer and voice teacher currently living in the heart of beautiful San Francisco. I am somewhat new to San Francisco, but am already feeling settled in and enjoying every moment. And there is much to enjoy about San Francisco! The weather is fun and unpredictable, every neighborhood portrays a distinct style and personality, and the food is delicious and unforgettable. Above all this, what I enjoy most about San Francisco are the people. Everyone I have met exhibits a strong passion for the arts, music, and performance. There is also an expectation of high quality work, which I take pride in being a part of and I hope you will too!

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