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Popular Singing Teachers Near Seal Beach

Samara R.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Carl B.

Seal Beach, CA
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Kevin W.

Long Beach, CA
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Samara R. Huntington Beach, CA

Accomplished, focused, and professional singing teacher of 7+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn in a fun and positive environment.

About Samara

Samara R is a contemporary classical music composer and educator based in Southern California. Textural elements, unusual instrumentation, extended performance techniques, and imagery inspiration combine themselves to form her compositional sound. Samara is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in music composition, and was selected to participate in the prestigious honors program, which culminated in a solo honors recital. She was awarded The Steward Prize for an outstanding creative work. Samara studied music composition at UCSD with Dr. Lei Liang, Dr. Chinary Ung, Rand Steiger, and Dr. Philippe ...

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Melissa S. January 5, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · In studio
As Samara's colleague at UCSD, I had the privilege of collaborating with her on various musical projects and observing her composition process from start to finish. She's a creative, talented and ambitious musician who is familiar with various musical instruments and techniques. More than that, she is a dedicated educator: she has extensive knowledge of musical pedagogy and is always looking for opportunities for further professional development. I highly recommend her for students of all levels!
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marjorie B. September 9, 2014
Piano · In studio
Our daughter took voice and piano lessons with Samara for about 6 months in San Diego. She had never had lessons before but within that short time fame our daughter learned and progressed at an unbelievable pace.

Samara is patient and extremely talented with her gifts as well as with children. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed all her lessons with Samara and we were definitely sad to see her go.
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Mel M. June 16, 2014
Piano · In studio
Samara is a fantastic teacher with an incredible level of patience and perfectly calm demeanor. My four year-old daughter enjoyed every lesson and couldn't wait to go back for more. Under Samara's tutelage, my daughter made incredible strides and developed a passion for piano.

I am grateful to Samara for teaching my daughter not only the fundamentals of piano, but how to enjoy the instrument while learning. I was certainly sad to have Samara leave San Diego, but that just means other students in Long Beach will stand to gain from Samara's talents.
Carl B. Seal Beach, CA

I teach Singing, Broadway Singing, Country Singing, and Classical Singing in the Bel Canto style to beginners, intermediate, advanced, and touring professionals.
During your first lesson I do a computer analysis of your voice, I find out what your goals are in singing, what your favorite kinds of music are, and I take you in the direction you want to go and show you how to get there in the shortest possible time.

I always record my students so that they know how they sound to others. I also make a CD of them singing to background music if they wish, included in the cost of the lessons for no extra charge.

Learn to sing beautifully, and most important, emotionally.
Learn the parts of your vocal instrument, How each works, How they work together. Develop Breath support (80% of singing).
Learn how to do the Singer's Formant, "Squillo" (that "ringing" sound of professionals).

Learn how to conquer nervousness, learn Resonance, Overtones, Vibrato, How to sing high notes, Learn ...

About Carl

During your first lesson I do a computer analysis of your voice, I find out what your goals are in singing, what your favorite kinds of music are, and I take you in the direction you want to go and show you how to get there in the shortest possible time. Think you're the only one who feels that terrifying nervousness? Most everyone does, including the biggest stars. I've written a book about it entitled, "How To Conquer Nervousness For Singers", and I'll teach you to not only handle it, but to direct its energy into your singing, making your performance soar. I've also written, "How To Get Standing Ovations For Singers" to teach you to drive your audience to their feet for a standing ovation. I always record my students so that they know how they sound to others. I also make a ...

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Susan D. December 12, 2014
You will like Carl as your instructor. He is an expert at what he does, especially voice analysis with techniques to better any singing voice. He knows from A to Z what needs to be done to correct and improve, and this he imparts with specific instructions, coupled with lots of encouragement. He has generously worked with both my husband (a very good voice) and me (a bit of the ordinary) and we have always been satisfied with his professionalism and love of the art. Thanks, Carl.
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Matt S. December 1, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a guitarist for fun in a 3-piece band with a couple of my friends. We've had some difficulty securing a singer to jam with us so I figured that I would give it a shot.

Upon discovering TakeLessons.com, I found Carl's page and immediately decided to book lessons with him. What a fantastic decision that was! He's an excellent instructor and will assist you in becoming the best singer you can be. In particular, he emphasizes finding your own, unique voice, as opposed to imitating others; this alone was invaluable advice for a singing novice such as myself.

Highly recommended!
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Stan A. October 25, 2014
Singing · In studio
Got my first computer diagnosis of my singing voice and what a blast. Carl used it as a basis to show me what my tongue, soft palate, lips, and jaw do when I'm singing really well. He's my fourth singing teacher, and my best.
Kevin W. Long Beach, CA

Technique, Breathing, Repertoire, Audition/Performance Preparation, Scales, Diction

About Kevin

I'm a small town, Wyoming native and ventured to Boston, MA, where I received my bachelor of Fine Arts at the world renown Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, I studied vocal performance, songwriting and music business and became one of the premier vocalists on campus, regularly singing in the prestigious "Singer's Showcase" each year. Quickly after graduating, I was able to tour the United States and Canada in the national touring company of the Broadway smash musical, RENT. Since re-locating to the Southern California area, I've been sharing what I've learned during my career with students, performing in numerous musicals, venues and vocal groups, as well as honing my craft as a singer/songwriter. My song, "Drive", garnered honorable mention from the John Lennon Songwriting ...

Athena M.

Anaheim, CA
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Maureen L.

Long Beach, CA
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Kirsten H.

Long Beach, CA
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Athena M. Anaheim, CA

Experienced singing teacher of 18 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of solid vocal technique and musical performance skills. I specialize in pop, opera, classical and gospel, typically request that students record their lessons for practice at home and have students select most of the songs they'd like to study.

About Athena

About Me If you can recognize your favorite song when you hear it, you already have what it takes to be a great musician! MY PROMISE TO YOU: 1. Your lesson will always be geared toward what YOU want to learn, and if it seems like we are working on something that doesn't match that, I will always take the time to make clear why what we are doing will have you be able to play what you want. 2. You already have every skill you need to be a great performer, and my job is just to steer the ship in the right direction to have that happen. All I am ever doing in a lesson is making sure that we are moving you in the ultimate direction that you want to be going musically. 3. I will do everything I know how to do to make sure that what I have learned that will benefit you ...

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Armand May 14, 2014
Athena was amazing! I came to the Helpout expecting to get a melody line or some chord progressions, but what I got ran so much deeper. She was able to cut through the tug-of-war between artistic and intellectual and point me in the direction I'd been trying to go. I will definitely be back!
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Roxann May 14, 2014
fun to work with!
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Alicia Sky K. April 26, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher

Athena is a great teacher and I am learning a lot. She is easy-going and fun.
Maureen L. Long Beach, CA

About Maureen

RESUME for Maureen: Educational Background: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. 1985-1990 Master’s of Music, Vocal Arts Aspen Music Festival, Long Beach Opera Summer Program California State University, Long Beach, CA. BA of Music Professional Experience: Soprano Section leader, St. Edward the Confessor, Dana Point, Ca, 2009- present Cantor and Soloist, St. Barnabas Church, Long Beach, CA, 2003 to 2009 Aerobics Instructor, LA Fitness Gym, Long Beach CA 2006 to present Choral Director, St. Barnabas Church, Long Beach, CA, 1998-2002 Voice Teacher, Cypress College, Cypress, CA, 2008- to present Teaching Experience: Cypress College, Voice Teacher, Applied Music Faculty 2008-present St. Barnabas School, ...

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Chelsea A. March 21, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Great teacher & lessons

We enjoy Maureen and her lessons. She is a professional teacher with vast knowledge of musical arts and is a quality professor. She follows up with lessons and is proactive in her communications.
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MadeleineC February 19, 2012
Lessons with Maureen

I've only taken 3 lessons with Maureen, and already have seen major improvement in my singing and overall confidence in my vocal abilities. I love her philosophy and approach. All my life singing and stress were synonymous, and she has taught me the exact opposite. I'm very excited to keep learning and exploring what my voice can do.
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SandiL February 14, 2012
Excellent Experience

Lessons with Maureen were an eye opener for my granddaughter. She learned what serious voice development meant. Thank you Maureen.
Kirsten H. Long Beach, CA

I would like to work with students who singing for a hobby who would like to develop their voice in a healthy manner, and understand how to use their voice as an instrument and as a musician. I also would like to work with students who are interested in having a career in singing or music education in singing, to start them on the path of proper training.

About Kirsten

I am currently a student of classical voice and music history at California State University, Long Beach. I have four years of training in classical voice and participation as an ensemble singer for concert choirs, chamber ensembles and vocal jazz. While my main area of singing is in the classical styles, I enjoy singing and learning in the pop and jazz genres in my spare time, as well. I am open to learning and teaching all styles of music. My education in musicology and ethnomusicology has opened me up to the various musical styles around the world which I find captivating, and would love to be involved in educating others about them. My main goal is to help cultivate and develop healthy singing in any style--helping vocalists understand how to use their voice, find "their" voice ...

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Whether you are a beginner Voice student, intermediate Voice student, or advanced Voice student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Singing skills. Your choices for a Seal Beach Singing instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Voice instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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