I love everything about teaching! I love music; it is my life. I sleep, breathe and dream music. I am a Columbia University Chicago graduate; I graduated with a degree in Music with a concentration in Classical Voice. I have performed in numerous operas and musicals, as well as, sung on Gospel Cruises all around the world. In my eyes, the student is the main focus so whatever issues, concerns or request the student may have I will treat them with priority. I am all about strengthening the natural born talent and making my students the best vocalist they can be. I'm here to serve the students and that is what I will do until they are confident in their gift...music.
*** Lesson Details *** I take music very seriously but at the same time I like my lessons to be fun and a joyous experience. I am very patient and helpful with any strugg
les that may seem too hard to the student. I will start my students off with the basic vocal warm ups and then move on to material that they would like to cover and if so the student doesn't have material to cover, I will present them with material. Being a singer is not easy at all, so I will challenge my students by giving exercises that challenge them to sing for proficient. I will also bring in material that is brand new and ask the students questions about the piece. The student is in the lesson to learn everything about music, so any type of material that I feel will benefit them and help them move closer to their goal, I will definitely present to them. After 3 to 6 months students will be able to sing in the 3 minor keys and the major key. The student will also have knowledge and know how to sing at least 3 different modes. The singer will know how to read basic sheet music and perform it with solfege. The singer will also have 4 songs of my choice or their choice mastered and ready to perform in front of an audience. Lastly, the singer will have knowledge of proper breath control while performing, usage of a microphone, and intonation.
*** Studio Equipment *** Piano/ Keyboard Music Stand Water
*** Specialties *** I specialize in classical, gospel and R and B singing.
I could not have found a better acting instructor.
July 5, 2019
I am enjoying every moment of it!!! In each lesson thus far, I’ve learnt something new. In just a few lesson i am already experiencing Great improvement and my confidence is definitely growing!!! Awesome instructor!!!
February 3, 2016
Keanon is a GREAT teacher/artist/musician/mentor
I've been working with Keanon for almost a year now. Aside from being an amazing vocalist himself, he does everything he can to help students reach their full potential and find their voice. He makes lessons fun while constantly keeping you challenged. There's always encouragement from him to strive to be better, which can really bring the best out of singers. Whether you're simply singing for hobby, performing for shows/auditions, or ready to record, Keanon has something to offer to any aspiring musician. He has a passion and love for music and understands it's a gift that must be shared with the world.
Learn to develop a healthy technique for singing in the classical style with proper vowels, breathing, space, and placement. Learn songs and arias in English, French, German, and Italian.
I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and over a decade of vocal training and performance experience.
I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, ranging in ability from beginner to experienced. I have helped the beginning students learn to match pitch and read notes on the staff. My voice students learn to sing with purer vowels, increased breath support, and to access greater vocal range.
I teach beginning piano to all ages. I teach students as young as 5 as long as they are able to stay focused for the duration of a half hour lesson. Most of my piano students are in the 7 -10 range, but I teach some beginning adults as well.
I travel to some students in N and NE Portland, but I vastly prefer to have students come to me. For students in Vancouver, WA, I do ask that they come to me.
*** Lesson Details *** Voice students will learn to improve their technique through proper breathing, correct vowels, space, and resonance. I teach repertoire based on the students' interest, but I am well versed in classical and operatic repertoire in English, French, German, and Italian, as well as some musical theatre and jazz. I also teach pop songs for those who are interested. I can help you improve your technique for whatever style of music you want to sing. For adults, I recommend an hour voice lesson. For kids, I recommend a half hour voice lesson, and half hour of piano if they are not already taking it.
Piano students will learn to read music, play with correct form, learn scales, and improve their musicianship skills. I teach out of lesson books (mostly Faber) to improve technique, but I want students to learn supplemental pieces that are fun for them as well. For piano beginners, I recommend 30 minutes. Once the student is a little more experienced, I like to have them for 45 minutes.
I hope to share with you the same joy I get from making music!
*** Studio Equipment *** My studio at home has a piano, my music library, a large mirror for aiding the student in observing their vocal habits.
*** Travel Equipment *** For in home lessons, students will need to have a keyboard or a piano in a space free of distractions. Students should have a neat, three ring binder to hold any loose sheet music. Piano students need a regular notebook to write lesson assignments.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in teaching classical art songs and musical theatre.
Operatic Singing includes Classical Voice Training, Acting, and Language Coaching.
Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical.
The vocal folds are the core of the sound, and must be given the utmost care and consideration. Proper hydration is essential. They are also muscles, that need strengthening exercises and time for them to change. This will improve your vocal endurance and range. As a highly trained voice teacher, I can hear if the vocal folds are behaving in a healthy and efficient manner. It is essential that your teacher understand how to care for these delicate components of the human voice.
Vocal resonance is how opera singers are heard without amplification. It can be enhanced through awareness and coordination of the various portions of the vocal tract. There are two main components that help magnify the sound. The pharynx, also known as the throat, and the soft ...
I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective and way to express their feelings through music. I help my students embrace their artistry while learning. I have extensive training in music and vocal pedagogy that gives me the ability to teach both voice and piano. I hold a Masters in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of North Texas.
Whether you want to have more confidence singing karaoke or play Beethoven. I can help you reach those goals. We will build a repertoire that is appropriate for your age and ability. Over time you will gain greater control, endurance, and confidence.
VOICE LESSONS *The vocal folds are the core of the sound, and must be given the utmost care a
nd consideration. Proper hydration is essential. They are also muscles that need strengthening exercises and time for them to change. This will improve your vocal endurance and range. As a highly trained voice teacher, I can hear if the vocal folds are behaving in a healthy and efficient manner. It is essential that your teacher understand how to care for these delicate components of the human voice.
* Vocal resonance is how opera singers are heard without amplification. It can be enhanced through awareness and coordination of the various portions of the vocal tract. Using this natural resonance will make singing in any style more comfortable.
*The most important part of the singing is emotion. Anyone can sing words, but if you don't know what they mean or how to express them they become nothing but white noise.
*Selecting the perfect songs for your age, voice type, skill level, and interest is really important. I will help guide you in finding the right choices for you.
PIANO LESSONS *Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical.
*Building hand coordination is essential to playing piano. A variety of agility and strengthening exercises will help you gain greater control and comfort in playing.
*Articulation and phrasing is how pianists convey emotion. By Understanding the different colors available, a performer can create a dynamic and moving experience.
*Selecting songs for your skill level and interest is important. Playing music you love will make your experience more enjoyable.
Rachelle is an amazing teacher, she understands what I'm working toward and knows exactly how to explain things to me to help me understand. I feel that I have made great strides in finding my voice with her as my teacher/coach. She's a great teacher. I am learning a lot and enjoying every lesson.
May 29, 2019
May 16, 2019
Even with a bit of technical difficulties it was a good lesson. We are enjoying working with Ms. Rachelle
Opera Voice lessons will teach you the techniques to get you from singing in the shower, to singing on the stage! Learn the best methods to keep your voice healthy and in good shape, memorize lyrics and convey them with sincerity (despite your nerves!), develop a character and "become" that character while you sing and more!
--------------- I also teach Online via Skype or FaceTime! ------------------
Hello! Thanks for visiting my Takelessons profile. Let me start off by telling you a bit about myself: I have been performing for over 25 years as a musician, acting since I was a small boy, and working consistently with public speaking, accent reduction and other presentational skills throughout my career. I started my musical education as a woodwind player and settled in to the wonderful world of singing over time. Music has opened me up to so many incredible opportunities from touring the world to performing in marvelous concert halls and working with some of today's most respected artists, as well as giving me the opportunity to expand my performance skills through acting in various plays, musicals, television, and film.
Performing has absolutely b
een my salvation! Throughout my life it has been a best friend and constant source of joy, and I share this gift with others so that it might help them to find the same joy. After more than 10 years of teaching, I have so many new experiences to draw from and share with my students. I spent nearly 10 years performing with Disney in California and abroad in their Tokyo Disney cast, and I must say that those experiences, vast and varied as they are, have given the word "performance" a depth that I couldn't have imagined. Those experiences have made me excited to dive into every lesson with fresh ideas that will mesh well with many tried and tested teaching techniques.
Originally from Los Angeles, I now reside in Orange County and I'm proud to have expanded my studio to serving clients all over the world with online lessons via Skype and FaceTime! I get such joy from sharing my experiences with a diverse group of people from so many walks of life. If you're interested in learning more about my lesson style, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to talk with you about a plan to help you reach your goals!
For Students of Voice: Teaching Style
Over the past several years I have focused much of my personal growth on developing my ears' ability to pick out and pinpoint vocal “placement”, resonance, subtleties of timbre, changes in pitch, breath support, air speed and flow, pronunciation and diction, and in general, the way in which all of these work together to create style. From these assessments, I work with the student’s particular needs to address each area individually and based on the learning style of each person. To illustrate to the student their method as I see and hear it, as well as ways in which they might make changes to facilitate the ease of singing --be they changes of tessitura (range), length of phrase, tone color, the release of unnecessary tension etc.-- I make use of vocalise (vocal exercises), simile and metaphor, examples from recorded performances, demonstration, self assessment, and techniques to “trick” the voice into acting in a different way, in addition to videos, diagrams, and texts on anatomy and physiology. I feel that all of these tools provide a unique and personalized learning experience for each student.
I am now on my second year of graduate studies at Shenandoah University for Music Performance with a concentration in voice. Before going to graduate school I took a year off and taught privately at a music school. Within a few weeks my students improved a few of them even performed in a recital. One student also performed in a local children's production of Legally Blonde. Students who study with me will learn the basics and proper technique to sing, will sing appropriate repertoire and I will prepare the student if he or she would like to make a career in singing.
I received my Master's degree in Music Performance in May 2018 from Shenandoah University under the direction of Natalie Conte (voice teacher) and Robert Thieme (vocal coach). My Bachelor's in Music was obtained at Marywood University under the direction of Dr. Rick Hoffenberg (vocal coach) and Ellen Rutkowski (voice teacher) in 2015. Students that study with me can expect to learn the basics of singing including; correct posture, breathing, and to sing with expression. I also have performed in various areas in Northeast PA and central PA. I recently performed at the Crittenden Opera Workshop where I worked with various artists including Richard Crittenden, Elizabeth Vrenios, Dr. Lawrence Vincent, Joshua Lindsay, and Adrianna Hardy just to name a few. I also have expertise in acting and a background in dance to help my students to bette
I like finding learning styles/approaches that best-fit an each individual student. I feel it is important that students feel comfortable asking questions and voicing concerns.
As an teacher/Instuctor: I believe it is important students feel they can communicate openly and honestly during lessons. As with many learning processes, singing requires practice, patience, determination, and enthusiasm!
As a singer/performer: I enjoy singing in a variety of 'classical' genres including Opera, Art Song, Early Music, and Broadway. While the majority of my performing experience centers in opera and music theater, I also enjoy solo recitals, chamber music, and choral performances.
Background: Originally I'm from Columbus Ohio. I obtained a Bachelor of Music at Ohio University, and a Master of Music at Texas Tech University. When not singing or teaching, I enjoy tai chi, meditation, making natural soap, cats, and being outdoors in nature.
Have been teaching professionally for 3 years in classical singing, pop singing, and music theory in South East Asia and the States. Specializing in the beginner/intermediate and advance for students! All ages are welcome! Lesson are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. Get to explore / develop the one and only unique voice in this world, Your Voice! Let's not wait any longer to discover it, shoot me an email to see if we are a good match!
Jacelyn Yeo, soprano, was born and raised in the province of Labuan, Malaysia. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music (RCM), in London and is currently completed her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at UCLA under the guidance of Vladimir Chernov, baritone. Throughout her training, she has had the opportunity to work with an eclectic roster of directors, coaches and professors who have helped her grow as a singer and scholar. Throughout these past two year, their tireless dedication and guidance has allowed Jacelyn the opportunity of a lifetime to come over to study in a culture different than her upbringing. In turn, this has allowed her to grow as a musicians, woman and singer. While at UCLA, Jacelyn has had the privilege of performing many roles which include Oriana in
Handel’s Amadigi, Lilian Russell in Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All, Christine in Janice Hamer’s Lost Childhood. Besides being the recipient of Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship and Fritz Altmann Scholarship at UCLA, she has also received prestigious awards at RCM in addition to the Tan Ngiang Kaw & Tan Ngiang Ann Merit Award (Degree) in Singapore, and the 1st Runner-up in the NAFA Vocal Competition and winner for the National Singing Competition in Malaysia in 2017.
20 years of teaching experience, specializing in Broadway, Classical Voice, Opera and Contemporary Christian Music. Students have won multiple awards for singing in Beauty Pageants, National Singing Competitions, and qualifications for the American Idol and The Voice. Ages 11 and up are welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Building a strong foundation of music theory, ear training, sight sighting, technique, and vocal health. Are you ready to embark on the journey?
Nathaniel Landon White born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the very early age of 8 Nathaniel began taking guitar lessons and started his first band. By age 11 Nathaniel began his in-depth musical training and by High School had many successful Contemporary Christian bands, of which he released 2 contemporary albums and 1 Traditional Album. His music career began at age 16 when he was hired at Sandia Presbyterian Church in ABQ, as their Contemporary Music Director. By age 21 Nathan had already served as either a director or as an assistant director in 3 churches. His greatest training opportunity came in 2005 when he began studying and assisting former Opera Singer and current Worship Leader Steve Gokool at St. Stephens United Methodist Church in ABQ. Under Steve’s instruction Nathan learned to play multiple instruments, c
ompose, conduct and teach. It was during his time at St. Stephens that Nathaniel also was commissioned to compose multiple songs for many of local bands. In 2007 Nathaniel was accepted to the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music where he not only began his studies, but an opera career as well. During, his time at DU from 2007-2013, Nathaniel achieved a Bachelor's and Master’s of Music degree and performed such opera roles as “Escamillo” in Carmen, “Papageno” in Die Zauberflote, “Gianni Schicchi” in Gianni Schicchi and “Valentin” in Faust. In 2008, he released his first solo album on his own label, “A Way to Worship”, which had 3 number 1 local hits and sold 10,000 copies. In 2011, Nathaniel began winding down his career in opera and began his plans to return to church music and teaching. From 2013-2015 he taught voice, guitar, piano and music theory at the New Mexico School of Music in Albuquerque, NM. He currently lives in Tucumcari, NM where he serves as Director of Music for First Baptist Church, sings in the professional choir, "The Singing Churchmen" and teaches on the faculty for the yearly Worship 4 Life music camp.
"I have studied voice for over 17 years. Amongst my teachers there have been famous singers who have performed at the Metropolitan Opera House, La Scala a
nd Covent Garden. and yet none of them compares to Jane. She has very accurately and promptly identified my problems and targeted them proficiently. She is very energetic, eloquent and enthusiastic. It is clear that Jane herself received excellent instruction and made the most of it. Jane communicates effectively, and more importantly, teaches from the heart. In a few lessons my choirmaster and others have noticed significant improvement in the quality of my singing."
"Great teacher ! My daughter has learned alot and looks forward to every lesson."
"Philip is amazing! He is very professional and patient. Definitely recommend him and look forward to more sessions!"
"I was nervous at first, and love practicing the red leather tongue twister and learning new techniques. I highly recommend Adam!"
"Perfect instructor for me! Stacey is so much fun to work with. She really listens to what it is I want to work on and explains things in an easy to unders
tand way. I can feel a big difference in my voice already!"
"Great experience! Gregory was helpful, informative and very kind. Thank you!"
"I have been singing opera for 7 years now, and Christine had the most thorough teaching process by far! I found my real voice underneath all the conformit
y I had been taught through choir and am now moving through singing more powerful and with my "real voice." She is open to workshopping repertoire that you are interested in, and suggests things that will help you grow your voice while not pushing an agenda, so you feel as though you have lots of artistic freedom. Also just a super warm and authentic person. Overall a great experience!"
It is always exciting when a vocal student is ready to start studying his or her first operatic aria! One of the best things about being a classical singer is knowing you have so many great years ahead of you. After all, you’re considered in your prime in your 40s.
That being said, realize that the voice you have now and the repertoire you’ll first study will be very, very different from what you sing later on in your career. It’s absolutely crucial that you sing repertoire that is …