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Popular Singing Teachers Near San Jose

Jeremy F.

San Francisco, CA
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Barbara R.

San Jose, CA
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Catherine D.

Santa Clara, CA
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Jeremy F. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Saxophone, Singing

About Me

Jeremy F. has studied with members of the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and holds a Master’s degree in Solo Classical Performance from San Francisco State University. He has played with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, New Music Works, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Coastal Repertory Theater, Symphony Parnassus, the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony, and has participated in numerous chamber music programs, most recently for the Santa Cruz Chamber Players Series. In August 2012, he premiered On the Wings of Love, a song cycle for tenor, clarinet, and piano by British composer Ian Vanbles. Jeremy took grand prize at the inaugural Wesley Farrand Day Piano Duo Competition in 2010, and was a finalist in last year's Solo Competition for the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle.

Jeremy currently resides in San Francisco and runs a private music studio. He is also an instructor for Skyline College, and maintains students throughout the Bay Area. He has taught music for several years, in both New York and California, having earned a music education degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Originally from Long Island, Jeremy moved to California to experience a different way of life and to get away from the winter. In addition to the clarinet, he enjoys opera, weight lifting, Joss Whedon, Dr. Who, the culinary arts, and roller coasters.

*** Lesson Details ***
Members of my studio are always at the top of their game. With a mix of challenging material, effective practice techniques, and a great deal of fun, I push my students to help create their own musical paths. For beginners, I equally emphasize fundamental pedagogy, music theory, and artistry, in a variety of musical styles. They learn correct breath control, posture, and sound production to facilitate good habits to last a life time. After 6 months, my students have always improved 10-fold, exhibiting confidence on performing, self-evaluation, and independent musical discovery.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room equipped with music stand, keyboard, instrument stands, metronome/tuner, computer for recording and listening, and other resources.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument and certain copies of exercises. Students should have their own instrument, music, pencil, music stand, etc. Metronome and tuner preferred. Voice students must have a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Gordon method-sound before sight, learning to hear music and create a beautiful sound and using reading and theory skills to enhance musical growth.
Chamber Music-learning to play with accuracy and nuance and learn musical roles in various pieces of literature.
Regular Warm-up/Technique Practice- establishing routines for students to focus on development of their voices or instruments in addition to the performance based literature, may include tone exercises, scales/arpeggios/chords, dexterity exercises, breathing, etudes, etc. Includes lots of pedagogical knowledge so students can have very focused at-home practice
Recording- lessons and practice sessions can be valuable to a student for self-evaluation and getting the most out of lessons to really hear what a teacher is suggesting after the fact.
Duets and other ensemble playing in the lesson to give the student to relax and not feel under pressure.

Barbara R. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing

About Me

With a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and 10 years teaching experience, I am confident I can help you reach your voice and piano goals.

I am patient, kind, funny, and love helping my students reach their musical goals. Now let's get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
For voice, your lessons include breathing techniques, vocalizations/warm-ups specifically tailored to your voice, and we will work on your songs, incorporating your desired goals.

For piano, your lessons include finger exercises, scales, technique, and working on your songs, incorporating your desired goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Please have a piano and a quiet area to hold the lesson in. Please do not have the piano on the floor or below the height of a desk. Thank you. :)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will buy their piano and/or voice books. I can help you choose the right books for you.

*** Specialties ***
Exposed to Kodaly and Orff training at SJSU.
My specialties are opera, pop, R&B, gospel, worship, choral, conducting, and piano.

Catherine D. Santa Clara, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

Catherine D. has worked with musical theater and opera companies regionally and internationally. She has performed in a variety of musicals and operas, including The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo), Honk!ˆ (Henrietta), Once Upon A Mattress (Lady Rowena), Once On This Island, Miss Saigon, Aida, Singing In The Rain, Seussical the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess, Die Fledermaus, and Cosi Fan Tutti. Along with Janae Mariant, Catherine co-directed and starred as Jane Watson in the independent film Shirley Holmes and Jane Watson: The Murder In The Park. She has been a regular performer at the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano, CA where she recorded an album of songs celebrating San Juan and its history, entitled “Back to Capistrano,” with songwriter and playwright Gary McCarver. She recently was lucky enough to see another country’s perspective of musical theatre while working on the brilliantly acclaimed production of Blood Brothers at the Q in Queanbeyan, Australia, just outside of the nation’s capitol of Canberra (hailed along with Les Miserables as the show with the most heart-stopping final 15 minutes). Catherine holds teaching credentials in both Theatre and Dance through California State University: Fullerton and has extensive training in voice, acting, and dance (jazz, tap, ballet, modern, salsa, samba, ballroom) through the Grande-Goodsell Institute for the Arts and Humanities. She has taught acting, singing, and dancing skills for over six years with ages 8-adult with Children’s Musical Theatre of San Jose, Southern California Institute of Music, and Del Obispo Elementary School. She is so grateful to her friends, family, and angel of a voice teacher Jill Grande-Goodsell for their unending love and support.

*** Lesson Details ***
When we begin training together, we will begin by building a solid foundation of breathing and vocal technique and exercises for an extended period of time, for this is where the true growth of the voice lies. We want a clear, open sound that keeps your voice free of pain and strain and allows you sing safely, competently, and joyfully. When you are ready, we progress to working with longer exercises and then songs, while simultaneously continuing ongoing training to grow in vocal technique. The training is classically based, which then allows you to create any specific genre or sound, be it musical theatre, jazz, opera, or other, safely and adeptly. Singing is a skill that everyone is capable of learning, and at the same time, it definitely requires hard work and patience. You are an athlete. Just as training for a marathon will not do itself or happen overnight, singing requires persistence and consistent practice. With such, you will reap the rewards. The consistency of training allows you to have a voice that is there for you every day, independent of weather, illness, what you have eaten, or your the circumstances of the day; you will be able to trust your voice. I look forward to entering into this adventure with you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate unit attached to the house w/ f/w keyboard w/ seating for parents

Small studio- best suited for singing and acting rather than dancing.

*** Travel Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.For voice, I use the Grande-Goodsell Method. It is a form of vocal technique that makes absolutely certain that your voice and airflow are being produced in a healthy manner in order to allow you to sing safely and effectively. It trains the voice through a classical approach that can be used to safely achieve all styles and genres of music without stress or strain and enhances breathing and overall physical and mental health.

I also teach theatrical acting, jazz, samba, ballroom dancing, speaking voice and beginning to intermediate music theory.

Corey L.

San Jose, CA
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Lori S.

Watsonville, CA
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Wendy S.

Hollister, CA
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Corey L. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

I am a tenor that recently earned his MA in music from San Jose State. I completed my BA in Music from Fresno State. I am currently earning my teaching credential in music and love to help students reach their singing potential. As an undergraduate student (and in high school) my voice was classified from everything from bass to tenor and this led me down some tricky roads. This experience has helped me understand that the voice is constantly changing and the only way to survive is to have a solid technique. The technique I teach is strongly rooted in classical singing, but with this foundation you will be able to know your voice well enough that you can sing whatever genre you like without damaging your voice.

As a performer I love to perform many different styles. My training is rooted in classical training and I have many operatic roles under my belt. I also love musical theatre and made my professional musical theatre debut last summer as Seaweed in Hairspray. I also love to sing R&B and pop in my free time.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my lessons I like to help you find your true voice. We will begin with warmups to get your whole body ready for the very physical act of singing. We will work on technical exercises to help strengthen the voice so that it can be used to sing any type of music you like to sing. To help you become a well rounded musician, we will work on reading music and interval training. Knowing how to read music will help you have a leg up when it comes to honor choirs and and school groups! My goal as a teacher is to always make you feel like you have accomplished something in the lesson. We will work on new concepts that might takes some time, but I will never let you leave a lesson on a "sour note." Working like this will allow us to stay motivated and keep progressing! I have learned over the years that I will teach you many new things, but you will teach me new things as well! I can't wait to meet you and learn new things about the voice together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
practice rooms or classrooms in music school seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide a keyboard. I will need the student to provide a chair for the keyboard. The student will need an area in the home where they feel they will not be distracted.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I am a classically trained singer, but also sing musical theater, pop, and R&B.

Lori S. Watsonville, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

I am a singer and performer, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University. I have been singing since I was 10 years old, beginning with musical theater and then training as an opera singer, and currently perform in operas, musicals, and as a concert soloist in the bay area.
I love teaching all levels and all ages, and I will cater your private lesson to your current skill level. In lessons, we will work on breathing and vocal exercises, good posture and support, and the singing and performance of songs. Voice lessons will help you with confidence, improve your range and posture, prepare you for auditions, solos, competitions, or even just for fun! Whether it is Broadway, classical, or folk singing, let me help you find your inner singer!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are based on the classical technique of singing which focuses on breath support, and works for any style of singing you are interested in. In lessons we will begin with a few breathing exercises and then do some vocal exercises. After the warm-up portion of the lesson we will move on to repertoire. If there is a specific piece you want to work on with me I am happy to help you with it, and otherwise I will recommend a repertoire book for you to buy depending on the style you are interested in.
Singing is a lot of fun, and I always want my students to have fun. I have a lot of energy, am very supportive, and will create an environment in which you can grow as a singer, performer, and musician. But remember, it will take some work and practice on your part to become a better musician. The voice is like any other muscle, and you must practice in order for it to grow stronger. With regular practice outside of lessons, you will see in a matter of months that your range will begin to expand, you will have better posture and breath support, better musicianship and an easier time learning new music, and even more confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano or keyboard. I can provide accompaniment cd's of songs if they do not already have them.

*** Specialties ***
I am a trained opera and classical singer, with a background in musical theater, so I am comfortable teaching either style. If I am teaching classical, I can help with the diction and pronunciation of Italian, German, and French, as well as English I teach the basic singing technique involving breath control, and resonance, and posture, but I also like to balance that with stage presence and the performance of the music. I am also proficient in music theory and can teach or tutor music theory for high school or college students.

Wendy S. Hollister, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

About Me

Hi My name is Wendy S. and I love teaching music lessons. I especially like working with kids and beginners, and giving them a great start on their musical journey. I have been teaching piano and voice for over 30 years and enjoy it more now then ever. I want my students to have a positive and happy experience with their lessons. I love motivating children and I 've got some great trick for keeping them practicing and growing as musicians. . I like to give my students music of all styles with an emphasis on the fundamentals. That way they will have the technique to move into whatever styles of music that they like. I have been teaching for over 30 years, and I also performed professionally for over 15 years, playing piano and singing throughout the S.F and Bay area. I am currently performing at Dominican Oaks retirement home in Santa Cruz where my mother resides. I also enjoy playing for private parties and love doing kids musical and Karaoke birthday parties.

I really enjoy working with special needs students. I will adapt my lessons plans to make them work for each specific student. It has to be a positive and fun experience. I feel that the joy of music helps these kids deal with some of the stresses they must deal with on a daily basis.

*** Lesson Details ***
The lesson consists of a warm-up, scales and chords, pieces in the books, and a few fun songs . While I am teaching I like to keep the mood light and happy, a little laughter and lots of positive encouragement. When students come back the next week, I always look for the positives and tell students how proud I am of how much they have already accomplished. Piano lessons should be a fun and positive experience. But don't worry I get results !

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha upright and lots of keyboards

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboards, full P.A.and Karaoke equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I really enjoy helping kids get ready for vocal auditions and have had really good results with my vocal coaching.

I also enjoy playing private parties, Holiday parties, and Birthday parties. I do children's Birthday parties. For the 3-5 year old group,
I bring instruments and light-up keyboards and we play music games.

For the 6-12 year old group I bring my Karaoke set-up with microphones and we sing Taylor swift, and Disney favorites. It's very Fun !!

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