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Popular Singing Teachers Near Seattle

Zarni d.

Seattle, WA
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Holly T.

Seattle, WA
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Evan G.

Seattle, WA
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Zarni d. Seattle, WA

I have the same motto with both Piano and Vocal Instruction- the key is to find the music you really love. We will learn techniques but you will be practicing those techniques right away with the music you like to sing. Struggle with vibrato, breathing, pitch or range? There are usually one or two systematic errors that cause an array of problems- we will get to the bottom of it and slowly work our way to healthy singing habits

About Zarni

Hello!
My name is Zarni and I am a recent graduate from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Music Education and Songwriting. During my time at Berklee I received two scholarships, The Korg Endowed for Early Childhood Education and the Scott Benson Scholarship, the highest award given for Songwriting. Most recently I won Most Promising Music Educator Award in the Choral department, an award given by the Dean of the Berklee College of Music.
I am just as passionate about writing, listening to, learning and analyzing the popular music that you listen to!
I have taught in several different environments. I taught for two years at the West End Boys and Girls Club (an after school program for teens ages 10-18) as a vocal and piano teacher. I also started a songwriting program ...

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DaveP June 16, 2012
Awesome Instructor

We feel very fortunate to have Zarni helping our son with his music. He can't wait for each lesson and is really improving under Zarnis direction.Appreciate the thoughtful attention and notes and working on a plan that inspires him to play. Highly recommend.
Holly T. Seattle, WA

I have been teaching voice lessons in the Seattle area for ten years. I teach students how to strengthen and develop their natural gifts to free the voice within. Singing is a skill, just like riding a bicycle and I believe anyone can learn to sing!

I start with warm-ups to target specific technical issues with singers. I teach singers proper breath management, legato, interpretation, tone colors, passion, dramatic truth, etc.

About Holly

I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for eight years. I was employed at The West Side Music Academy for over three years and am currently working on a Bachelors in Music Education at Seattle Pacific University. I am a huge believer in being a lifelong student! I have continued my music education throughout my adult life and have studied Jazz, Opera, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Soul, and Folk. As a pianist I began individual instruction at age 14, and have studied Jazz with Darius Willrich, Ryan Burns, Dan Kramlich and Mark Samson.

I began singing and playing piano at age 5. I have been involved in school and church choirs including The Total Experience Gospel Choir, Seattle Pacific University Women's Choir, ...

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Xing G. December 7, 2014
Singing · In home
As a student, I take vocal and piano lessons from Holly. I look forward to our lessons each week and I love the kind of flexibility she gives me. I often find myself motivated by her lessons to practice on my own.
She has introduced a lot of new music to me this year--some music which I didn't think I liked!
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Ly T. December 5, 2014
Singing · In studio
Best instructor ever, indeed!
My daughter takes lesson from Holly. My daughter who cried when I would sing to her as an infant, who begged me to stop singing when she was in elementary. My daughter who would not participate in annual caroling, who early on in her academic instructions learned to mouth "watermelon" to give the impression she sings along. Now in high school, she takes lessons from Holly. My daughter enthusiastically belts out the words to songs! Holly is helping her to find her voice- musically, and in life. My daughter will now let me sing!

THANKS HOLLY!
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Emily C. September 27, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great Teacher!

Holly goes out of her way to find music that is just right for my son on the piano. When he showed interest in a particular piece of music, she found a version that was perfect for him to learn. Holly is cheerful, flexible, and communicative. Her skill with music is wonderful! We highly recommend Holly!
Evan G. Seattle, WA

Beginners-
It's time to find and strengthen the essential source of a strong voice, the diaphragm. We will accomplish this with a series of breathing exercises, stretches and stances that will contact the proper muscles and regions of the body required to produce a strong, controlled and healthy singing voice.
Then we will find your range; the span of notes in which you are most comfortable singing. Once established, we will strengthen and expand your range.

Intermediate-
If this is your category, you've sang in bands, choirs, open mics, you probably play an instrument(s) and you've maybe already taken a lesson or two.
First, we'll take a look at your strengths and weaknesses to weed out any bad habits. Then we'll talk about the style(s) you wish to sing; songs, artists, your own personal twist and build up from there.

Advanced-
You've taken lessons, you perform live, you've been singing for a long time and you need professional assistance to achieve your next goal as a ...

About Evan

Hello Students!

My name is Evan G. and I've been teaching for nearly 15 years. I was raised by music educators and began playing guitar at age six. I do it all; performing, writing, recording, building and teaching (guitar, voice, ukulele, music theory, live performance, etc). I have a Bachelors in Music from Cornish College of the Arts (2003-2007) and I've studied and performed with many great musicians from all over the world. My teaching methods begin with your goals and your needs as a musician. I will get you there.
Sincerely,
Evan G.

My main areas of expertise are Jazz, Latin, Blues, Funk and Rock. Guitar and bass students will begin with a fundamental foundation of scales, chords, rhythms and theory that will fully prepare them for whichever direction they ...

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McKayla H. September 13, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I'm brand new to guitar, and Evan was recommended by a friend. He came out to my house and gave me my very first lessons and they were great! I'm a slow learner, and he has been super supportive! I think I'm getting the hang of this...thanks Evan!!!
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Michael B. September 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I'm an intermediate guitar player looking to move forward, and with Evan, even after just a handful of lessons, I made serious strides with my playing. A very talented guitar player, an acute listener, and a very patient teacher. I highly recommend him.
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Hal S. August 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
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I have found /Evan to be very easy to relate to. He listens to what you have to say, and tailors his instruction to your level and your goals. He very obviously knows what he is doing and is able to relate that to his instruction.

John Paul S.

Seattle, WA
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Katie Ilen Y.

Seattle, WA
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Fukuda M.

Seattle, WA
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John Paul S. Seattle, WA

I am very flexible with singing. I can help you develop techniques and skills related to a variety of styles.

About John Paul

I have been teaching voice and music lessons for several years now to a wide range and variety of students. I have successfully helped individuals learn how to sing, speak, act, write songs, and play the piano. Some students come to me to build their confidence or skills. Other students come to me just to have a really great time. All my students grow from their experiences learning music with me. I use a variety of methods and it all depends on what you, as a student, are needing from your lessons.

My background is diverse. I have written and recorded dozens of musical albums over the last decade. I often perform for music and theater events in Seattle and Washington. I have a bachelor of science in contemporary vocal performance and a master of arts in information and learning ...

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Elyse N. December 12, 2014
Singing · In studio
John Paul is an amazingly talented artist (performer, writer, teacher, singer, producer, composer, director...the list is seriously too long). We have worked together as professional singers, and I have collaborated with him on an album that he wrote/produced/recorded/edited himself. He is a kind and inspiring person who LOVES music more than anything in the world. I wholeheartedly recommend him to students of all ages who want to find and express their creative voice in the world.
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RUTHI L. March 15, 2014
Singing
Best teacher ever

JP has been teaching Mya for almost 2 years (since she was 6 years old) and Mya has been loving each lesson, can't wait for the next one, and has grown in many ways, that have exceeded our expectations.
JP is extremely patient, always positive, and knows how to reinforce the confidence whenever needed, provide clues for improvement that are very useful and positive. JP is an outstanding teacher.
The lessons are always a good mix of warming up, theory, singing, expressing emotions, new creations and also recording.
JP brings the best out of Mya, and makes her feel that he is also enjoying it.
Katie Ilen Y. Seattle, WA

Singing is Ilen's number one forte. All of the other disciplines that Ilen teaches are an extension of this discipline. Ilen is a kind, patience, experienced and personable singing teacher with a lifetime of professional experience behind her. She is well versed in a wide variety of singing styles. She can assist you in vocal health, performance, range, theory, anatomy, ear training and many other related topics. Ilen incorporates techniques from many disciplines including contemporary, classical, speech level singing, belting, gospel, etc. Ilen has been teaching for 6 years and her students GET RESULTS!

About Katie Ilen

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Contemporary ear training, speech-level singing, songwriting, rock, r &b, soul, gospel, musical theatre, Beginning classical, Voice

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Eric K. April 19, 2014
Singing
Great Teacher!

Katie Ilen is an amazing singer with a knack for teaching. She is patient, kind, informative and highly skilled. My daughter loves her and talks about her all the time. After taking lessons with Katie my daughter has gotten so much better it is surprising. Katie also incorporates recording into her lessons and now we have 2 adorable recordings of my daughter singing. Priceless! Highly recommended!
Fukuda M. Seattle, WA

For age 8-100.
Student will learn proper breathing technique, rhythm, body coordination, stage presence etc. I use different approach depending on each students' need, personality, and goal.
Half or more time will be focusing on vocal exercise to strengthen their vocal ability, then we will work on the student's favorite song.
I also cover how to work with other musicians and music theory for singers to those who wish to play with others or want to be a professional singer.

About Fukuda

Minami is an accomplished singer, songwriter, music instructor from She has taught 1000+ lessons to students of all age. She is especially passionate about early childhood education and work with children.

She started a career as a musician and a voice teacher in Japan and had opportunities to share the stage with a pioneer of Japanese blues harp, Ryuichiro Senoh. Minami moved to Seattle pursuing her musical interests in 2009. She is currently playing in Charles Mack Band, The Highlife band, Charles Street Messengers. She also leads her own band, Minami and the Cyclophonics. They released their first EP " Sum of Us" in spring 2014. She went on Europe tour with the Highlife band in 2014 playing in 11 shows around France and Spain.

Minami studied Popular Vocal with Andy ...

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Chisato W. December 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really liked working out with her. She helps me figure out how to perform, where I was not really good at, really.
Also her vocal teaching in order to sing without hurting throat makes sense well for me.

Seattle Vocalists Sing More than Songs

By David M. - Seattle Singing Teacher

The term “song,” according to the Encarta World English Dictionary is “a usually relatively short musical composition consisting of words set to music and the music itself.” Words are the common thread in songs, which differentiates them from “pieces” or “tunes” in music terminology. But what happens when words go out the window?

Seattle has vocalists that explore that realm, and welcome you to come along on the journey. On the first and third Sunday of each month, Studio VOX! presents “Sundays at LUCID,” a vocal improvisation group. This gathering is open to vocalists of all levels of experience who wish to explore group improvisations, and is led by the wonderfully knowledgeable and lighthearted Debby Watt. Singers are ...

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