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Christine J.

14 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks IPA (lyric diction). All languages
  • Teaching since 1984
  • MFA in Music. Graduated with distinction for leadership and academic achievement from NDNU
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Christine J.

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About Christine

Who Am I? I am a fabulous teacher. Really! Designated by Take Lessons as a "Student Favorite," fourteen of my students have written about their excellent experience s studying with me in the student feedback section here. *Update: I can work with students who have suffered vocal trauma to re

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Aletheia C.
Skilled, caring and fun teacher!

I am so happy to have started classes with Christine. In the couple months I've been working with her I feel a huge improvement in the quality of my singing and comfortabity with technique. Christine has tailored our lessons to meet my exact needs. She's an expert in classical voice and her depth of knowledge means I'm learning about musicality, composers, technique, and performance. She is a fantastic teacher, fun to be around, and has empowered my voice more than any other teacher I've worked with! I'd highly recommend Christine.
Lorraine H.
Great for a beginner

I came into these singing lessons with zero singing experience, and it's been really positive. Christine helped me to feel comfortable right away. She's been engaged with what I've wanted to learn, and put thought into customizing instruction for me.

We talk about listening for harmonies in different types of popular music, how to train my ear to hear, suggestions of different recordings to listen to, and even a bit of music theory. I have some historical music experience (violin), and she's found ways to connect the singing instruction to what I already know. I'm now (attempting) to learn a folk song she's suggested, and found myself surprised to be able to learn and observe quite a bit through the process-- and begin to pull it off-- I think. :)

I see several reviews here from trained singers, but wanted to chime in that Christine has been great for a very untrained student as well!
Bronya F.
Great Teacher

Christine is an incredibly generous person who deeply cares about her students' needs. She carved out time for me from her own performance rehearsals when I was under a lot of pressure to measure up for a performance that was just around the corner.

She is extremely encouraging and positive, and she knows the techniques to get your performance level higher or to expand your range.

I would definitely recommend her.
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Ellen R.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Jefferson Award from Jefferson Award Committee
  • Teaching since 1971
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ellen R.

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Develop your stage presence, mic technique and how to work with a band or accompanist.

About Ellen

My musical journey has led me through many genres: Folk, Rock, Blue grass, Musical Theater, Cabaret, a Cappella and Jazz. I have helped take many a vocalist from the level of simply wanting to sing to the stage. I am notable for arranging and guiding vocalists toward mastery of nearly any genre of

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Arrica R.

10 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Music from University of Southern California
  • Awarded SAG Scholar from Screen Actor's Guild
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Arrica R.

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Getting the notes right is crucial. Your performance of those notes is equally as crucial. Our favorite performers have more than just the ability to perform notes though they connect with the work they are presenting and the audience they are presenting it to. I've been performing for over 25 years and would love to help you with your performance technique. We'll work on stance, delivery, emotional connection, and creative visualization to help you deliver your best possible performance. I also specialize in helping one overcome stage fright / performance anxiety. I can help you develop the tools necessary to find a relaxation state and that helps you reach your utmost performance potential.

About Arrica

I was born and raised in Los Angeles but I've just recently relocated to the Bay Area. I am a Professional Musician/Songwriter/Vocalist teaching songwriting, voice, and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. I began singing at a very young age for anyone who would listen (so my pa

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Jesse
Arrica has been a great instructor so far!
Timothy
I really enjoyed my first session with Arrica. I feel good about the direction she wants to take me moving forward base on our first lesson.
Evelynne L.
Connected well with my 9 year old daughter. Strong musical and teaching skills and a pleasure to work with. Run don't walk to see Arrica!

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Jennifer T.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelor of music from Christopher Newport University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jennifer T.

32 Reviews
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Proper technique transfers to all styles of music. Some of my students sing with their guitar and in bands, some work purely on gospel, some on classical. I tailor lessons to you, to work on your passion and show you how proper technique improves your singer no matter what style you perform.

About Jennifer

My name is Jennifer. I got my degree in vocal performance and minored in Jazz. I began voice lessons myself when I was eight. I am a mezzo soprano, and can teach both female and male voices. I have performed in several opera productions including but not limited to The Marriage of Figaro, Dido and

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Ronald K.
Jennifer is great! Customized the first lesson to match my skill level and goals.
Dave R.
Jen has done a great job with our 8 year old. She keeps her challenged and is continually increasing her skill set. I was most impressed that Jen had her learning both hands right from lesson 1. She's learning quickly and most importantly she's enjoying it.
Courtney
Omg seriously best vocal teacher ever!!! After my first lesson I had already started seeing improvements!! If you want to strengthen your vocals, Ms. Jenn is definitely the person for you!! Absolutely love going to lessons! I will not be stopping anytime soon!
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John A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John A.

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My name is John Ambrose and I am a multi-instrumentalist. I have 30 years of experience playing woodwinds (saxophone, flute and clarinet), 25 years of experience as a guitar player, and 20 years of experience teaching music lessons to all ages and ability levels. Learn the fundamentals of music to play and pursue anything you would like musically. Study the music you love and progress at a pace that works best for you.

About John

My name is John Ambrose. I love music and I love sharing the joy of music with others. I have 20 plus years experience teaching. I am patient, knowledgeable and have a gift for making connections with students of all ages and abilities.

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Rob R.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Rob R.

6 Reviews
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I can critique and help to improve live performance.

About Rob

I'm a professional bass player in Austin Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. At one time or another I've played just about every style of music, and I have more than a decade of teaching experience. I love 'opening doors' for students, helping them understand how music works and how they ca

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Anderson M.
Rob is incredibly knowledgable and was able to hone in immediately on both what I needed AND what I was asking for. I look forward to more lessons in the future.
Kino P.
Very patient instruction for my 10 year old son.
Chuck
very good first lesson. I look forward to the next one. Thanks.

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Average Cost of Music Performance Lessons in American Canyon, CA

The average cost of 60-minute music performance lessons in American Canyon is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$57 average
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"Anastasia is helping me prepare for a role in a German Operetta with spoken dialogue. She is assisting with the translation of the German libretto, pronunciation, and playing the score. She has been great to work with!"
- Jennie
Took Music Performance lessons from Anastasia S.
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"Melanie A. is an extraordinary teacher!

Of the many music teachers out there, I would have to say that Melanie is one with a unique ability to get students from any background to really understand what it is they need to and learn. To begin, Melanie's upbeat and bright, but professional personality is one that easily clicks with all types of students, making it easy to learn. She is so patient and kind, but just strict enough to get us to do what we need to do. I have seen her sing several times and her great vocal talents and stage performances allow her to give honest, professional, and needed pointers that help students improve (but never in a harsh way). I personally observed this from our band sessions where she is able to teach and give performance advice to a group of students that has greatly improved our ability to be able to be on stage. As a guitar player, she has given me pointers that slightly pushes me out of my comfort zone, but as bettered my stage performance.Just as she capable of teaching groups, she is an excellent one-on-one teacher. It is never hard to ask her for extra help or assistance as her genuine love for singing and music is what fuels to want others to have the same love for it as well. She is always encouraging and constantly reminds you of your abilities to make sure you are never feeling discouraged. Having her as a mentor will never fail to improve your skills in music (whether it be singing or performing on stage) and build your confidence."
- Pauline
Took Music Performance lessons from Melanie A.
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"she is amazing she the best with any songs u give her top level teacher I promise"
- Princess
Took Music Performance lessons from Cyndi E.
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"Great teacher, really into the basics and the fundamentals of this instrument...Love how you deliver the concept"
- Giuseppe
Took Music Performance lessons from Fabrizio S.
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"Paul is a wonderful person and very competent. He does a great job and gives his best effort. I recommend him."
- Alan
Took Music Performance lessons from Paul M.
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"Amanda is very attentive and thorough."
- James (JW)
Took Music Performance lessons from Amanda M.
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"The thing is, everyone wants to hone their skills when it comes to performance, but getting the skills isn't the only thing that you need to do. That is where Jan comes in, she can teach you how to sing, she can tell you when your act is not up to par. More importantly, she can teach you how to relate to your music (most likely you can't), and how to build a relationship with the audience in the short amount of time you're on stage (you probably don't know how to do that either). Jan has worked with people at every level and so she has really honed her craft when it comes to teaching. If you are a student of music performance, she can take you to that next level no matter where you are at. I've taken voice lessons in a private setting by a former vocal-music pro who has worked with former Mrs. Kentucky winners, and with teachers on the University/Collegiate level. Jan is the best I've had so far.

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1. Come eager to learn, not eager to talk about your life story. A lot of students go to lessons and talk a lot. You don't want to do that, you will miss out on the instructions and performance philosophies that you need from her. Listen more than you talk.

2. Come with clear objectives. If you don't have them, spend time with her developing those objectives. She is an objective oriented person when it comes to teaching, be an objective oriented student.

3. She has really competitive prices for her teaching quality. The hour is worth it.

4. Come with a lot of respect, she will give you a lot of respect if not more. She treated me almost like I was an old friend, and she is a really charming lady. Be nice to her : )

5. She is a really nice person and won't hurt your feelings. She has really good social awareness so you don't have to be afraid of that. If you can drop your ego at the door and take criticism, go ahead and ask her for that extra bit that you need to get you even further. Have some skin in the game.

6. Don't waste your time trying to figure out how good of a teacher she is during your lesson, you can read that stuff online. Come to her studio to get work done.

7. Ask questions that she can give quick answers to (it helps her know that you're hungry to learn). Bring something to write with."
- jin
Took Music Performance lessons from Jan L.
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"Karen’s recitals, showcasing 6 to 12 students each time, always thrill
me. Men, women, boys, & girls of all ages and various degrees of
achievement stand before their audience with confidence. They have
practiced, not only the pieces which they play, but showmanship, not
pushy or cocky, but polite and welcoming. They make eye contact and
smile; some invite the crowd to sing along on the choruses. Even the
1st year students exude confidence.

The crowd returns those smiles, along with cheers and clapping. One
can tell that Karen has kindly and persistently shown and encouraged
each student. If any show fear, she does not chide; she accompanies
them in the performance and nods approval as they continue. I watch
that fear subside. They are then met with handshakes and pats on the
back. Next time, they will be even more eager to share the pieces that
they worked on and not expect criticism.

Karen picks a theme and arranges guitar, piano, and voice selections,
intermingled into a program that leaves a person well entertained and
planning to come back next time. I am not related to any of the
participants and have no obligation to be at the recitals. I love the
music, the talent, and the progress that I see and hear. You, too,
will be glad you came."
- Alice
Took Music Performance lessons from Karen R.
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"Had the opportunity of listening to Antonio at the Latino Festival in Provo. Brilliant technique and wonderful refreshing music, one of a kind in Utah"
- Daniel Oliveira
Took Music Performance lessons from Antonio G.
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"I really enjoyed my singing session with Robert. I had so much fun during my session, and felt confident for my audition. He is definitely a teacher who knows what he is doing and will make sure you learn while having fun. This definitely will not be my last session."
- Kaira
Took Music Performance lessons from Robert H.
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