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Popular Singing Teachers Near Sebastopol

Michael J.

Santa Rosa, CA
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Michelle P.

Petaluma, CA
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Liz J.

Sonoma, CA
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Michael J. Santa Rosa, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

I have been involved in music all of my life. As a child I played trumpet in band and sang in school and church choirs. My favorite movies were musicals and they still are my favorite. Music was my major in college, which included singing, dancing, acting and playing musical instruments. I like all types of music. As a school teacher, I taught 3rd. grade through high school, everything from band and choir to musical theater. I also taught private students, of all ages, piano, guitar, voice and most of the wind instruments.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to learn the basics of music theory, such as melody, harmony, key signature and rhythm. I want my students to have fun by learning the kind of music they like best while learning to appreciate the kind of music that will develop their musical skills. Piano books like John Schaum and guitar books like Mel Bay's Guitar Method are good books to learn to read music and learn the proper way to play your instrument. Scale exercises are important for instrumental, as well as, vocal students. I use a practice log and CD-DVD recordings of my students so they can see and hear their progress. At the end of 6 months I want my students to play their favorite songs in 3 different keys. C, G and F Major.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music room: Two keyboards, guitars, sound equipment, PA system, computers, seating for parents (he encourages it!)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need their own inst. I have one of every inst. to demo. except piano and guitar which I have 2 of each.

*** Specialties ***
Open-minded to all music. I specialize in performance. I help my students with their look, as well as, their sound. I know how to bring out the best in my students.

Michelle P. Petaluma, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

I love to sing, I love to act and I love to teach! I have been teaching for over 10 years and sincerely value bringing music and theater into people’s lives. My teaching philosophy is simple; anyone can sing, each person has something wonderful to offer and everyone deserves a chance to shine.

With that in mind, here is a little background on me and my journey to becoming a teacher.
I graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis on voice and choral conducting. At the age of 15, I was accepted into the California State Summer School for the Arts on a full merit scholarship in the field of Theater. There, I studied acting, directing, singing, writing, stage combat, voice, set design, lighting and sound. I performed as a member of the Masanga Marimba Ensemble for ten years, singing and playing music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Central and South America. As a group, we have toured all throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, playing at world music festivals, charity concerts, weddings, private parties and more. I have been singing in choirs since the third grade and was a member of The Northridge Singers (named Choir of the World 2003) for three years. In college, I was the Vice-President of the MENC (Music Educator’s National Conference) CSUN chapter and received a recognition award for my work as a singer with the Women’s Chorale and an achievement award for my work as a student teacher in the Music Education department. I have been singing and acting for over 20 years and have been directing musicals and teaching voice since High School. My passion for directing and teaching started in a high school elective class called Musical Show Production. This is the class that I began to write, produce, direct and perform in my own original, full-length musicals. For the past 6 years, I have been a classroom music teacher at a private school in southern California. There I taught grades Kindergarten through 8, music, musical theater, acting, choir, tone chimes, scenic design, art, dance and character development. I recently moved to the bay area and I am currently directing musicals in the North Bay (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, School House Rock Live, Rent, Once on This Island) and teaching voice, musical theater and acting.
I have been living out my dream as a performing arts teacher and have had the honor of working with the most wonderful students over the years. I can’t wait to meet you and can’t wait to see you shine!

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I work with students to bring out their individual strengths and nurture their love for music and performing. During lessons, we will work on breathing, posture, diction, articulation, projection, musicianship, stage presence, and tone. I think it's important that a student loves what they sing so I try to find repertoire that is fun for the singer, presents a challenge, aids in developing strong vocal technique, promotes good vocal health and will make their music theory and singing voice as strong as possible.
Every genre of music has something unique to offer, so during lessons, we will work with many different styles of music from Italian arias to show tunes, and from pop songs to R & B favorites, versatility is the key. Together, we’ll find the beauty in your one-of-a-kind voice, get you singing what you love, and sounding brilliant! I look forward to working with you to build confidence, express yourself, discover your own style, and have some fun! I value proper technique but the most important lesson I provide to my students is to have a great love for performing. I will help you love to sing and sing really well!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: Good neighborhood, seating for parents, piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide sheet music, audio tracks to practice with and a music player. They should have a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Musical Theater style singing, R&B style and Jazz/Blues style singing. I also have classical voice training and can teach music in several different languages. I can also teach African style Marimba and singing.

Liz J. Sonoma, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summer youth program. All summer, she taught class sizes ranging from 10 to 26 students of the ages 5-10. Her initiative later led to being hired at this local community theater. Along with this theater teaching experience, she has been teaching piano, guitar, ukulele, flute & voice lessons for over 9 years. Her students have gone from knowing nothing about music to learning and performing entire pieces on their own as well as even auditioning & for agents and becoming signed artists in Los Angeles. Liz knows that it is her place in the world to teach music & spread positivity through her own music and would love nothing more than make learning music a positive and fun experience for everyone.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach out of the Alfred's Piano course, but am open to trying out any music books you may already have in your home. I do expect my students to purchase the books they would like to learn out of and to have the material I have given them for homework ready, completed, and practiced by the time we have our weekly lesson. I recommend at least twenty to thirty minutes of practice every day, and will give rewards for having practiced well, and for performing well in our lessons. I would love it for my students to be clear on what they would like to learn, and I love using songs that the student enjoys to make his or her music learning process fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In my home studio, I have a full size Cable-Nelson upright piano, as well as two ukuleles, and two guitars (one acoustic-electric and one electric).

*** Travel Equipment ***
When I travel, I bring my own instrument that the student is learning on so that I can demonstrate, as well as a music stand if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, folk, opera, musical theater, classical, rock, reggae

Michael C.

Sonoma, CA
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Vanessa S.

Sonoma, CA
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Dale Louise E.

Sebastopol, CA
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Michael C. Sonoma, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

My first musical memories are jamming with his father Robert (who plays guitar) in a make-shift garage music room in his hometown of San Diego. I soon discovered a love of and fascination with drumming that led me to pursue music as a lifelong passion.

In 2001 I received a B.A. in music from San Diego State University, where I studied classical theory, sang in choirs, took every jazz course available, and played in West African/South Indian drumming ensembles.

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I've decided to settle down and have made Sonoma my home. I feels blessed to be teaching and learning from students. I strive to share my knowledge and experience in a positive, exciting way, inspiring creativity, individuality and self-discipline.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The home studio is a room separate from rest of house, drum set, electronic drum set, electrical guitar, digital piano, and seating for parents. Parking is available in a dirt driveway.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They should have their own instrument, I will sometimes bring a guitar to drum lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Soul, Rock, Pop, Blues, Latin, Funk and 80's.

Vanessa S. Sonoma, CA

Subjects Taught

Singing

About Me

Vanessa lives in Sonoma California. She started singing Gilbert and Sullivan musicals at the age of nine. At age fifteen she was accepted at the Veracruz Music Conservatory in Xalapa Mexico. After two years of study there, at the age of seventeen, she went on to pursue her studies in music at the Malatesta Centro de Lingua in Rimini Italy for their summer program. In the fall she started her senior year of high school, studying voice at Idyllwild Art's Academy in Southern California. After she graduated high school, she got accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she majored in vocal performance. Returning to the west coast, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sound Arts at Expression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, California. She now performs in the Sonoma valley and the Bay Area with her jazz Quartet. She also sings Blues, R n B, Pop and Americana for weddings and other venues.

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During our lessons, we start with physical stretches, breathing exercises and vocal warm-ups. We work on support, vocal resonation, voice projection, vibrato, diction and many other technical aspects of the voice. These techniques are then applied to the songs we learn. Different techniques are used for different genres of music. Together we choose music my students are passionate about.

I do a lot of listening at first to hear what my students sound like; what they need to work on and what I would like to bring out in them. Every student is different. My teaching approach is based on what each individual wants and needs. I am here to expand their knowledge in music and we have a lot of fun in the process.

I teach Jazz, Pop, Country, Folk, Blues and Musical Theatre.

*** Studio Equipment ***
PA, recording software, microphones, video setup, grand piano

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, blues, RnB, Pop, Country, Folk, Musical Theatre

Dale Louise E. Sebastopol, CA

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Accent Reduction, Ballroom Dance, Bongo, Chachacha, Choir, Choreography, Conga Drums, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Drawing, English, ESL, Flamenco, Folkloric Dancing, French, Gospel Singing, Hand Drums, Jazz Dancing, Jazz Voice, Latin Ballroom Dance, Modern Dance, Oil Painting, Painting, Percussion, Piano, Polish, Singing, Spanish, Watercolor Painting

About Me

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