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Singing Lessons in Berkeley, CA

If you’re taking singing lessons in Berkeley, luck is on your side — there is a huge number of opportunities to experience performances, join others, or sing solo! Whether you already know what genre you want to specialize in or you still want to explore your options, there are many opportunities for aspiring singers in Berkeley.

Where to Listen Singers who are looking for inspiration to see where their skills could lead them one day should check out these groups based in Berkeley:

  1. Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble Called WAVE for short, the Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble sings medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music. All the women in the group are dedicated to providing authentic, high-quality performances at their concerts and outreach programs. (http://www.wavewomen.org/index.html)

  • La Peña Community Chorus Singing for peace, justice, and hope since 1978, La Peña Community Chorus was originally formed by exiles from Chile. Today, the group focuses on the struggles of Latin American people from numerous countries, including El Salvador, Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua. In addition to their public performances, they sing in elders’ residences, migrant labor camps, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, juvenile halls, and schools. (http://www.lapenachorus.org/whoweare/index.php)

  • Where to Sing 1. Jaguar Karaoke For a lighter approach to singing, practice what you learn during your singing lessons in Berkeley at Jaguar Karaoke. Reserve a room with friends and show off your pop, hip-hop, or R&B skills with a range of music, including new hits, classic oldies, and international tunes. (http://jaguarkaraoke.com/index_berkeley.php)

    1. Nick’s Lounge Open every night of the week, at Nick’s Lounge there is always a large karaoke crowd. It’s the ideal atmosphere for building your confidence to sing in front of strangers. (http://nickslounge.com/)

    Where to Do Both If you want regular practice, joining a singing group in Berkeley could be a great option. Before you decide to join, attend a concert to find exactly what you’re looking for.

    1. Berkeley Broadway Singers Fans of Broadway and classic tunes will love this group. The Berkeley Broadway Singers consists of 75 members, who put on free concerts every season, singing pieces from the 20s, 30s, and 40s — jazz songs, Latin music, blues, and other popular styles. As there are limited openings for this group, an audition is required to join. (http://www.berkeleybroadwaysingers.org/)

    2. Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra Berkeley Community Chorus perform classic music and pieces written by emerging composers in Berkeley with an orchestra and professional soloists. Attend a free concert or join them for their next performance — no audition is required. (http://bcco.org/)

    3. Sacred & Profane This chamber chorus performs a cappella music across a wide range of styles — medieval, contemporary, religious, secular, traditional, and folk. Auditions for Sacred & Profane are held every summer, but there is always the chance to attend a seasonal show at other times of the year. (http://www.sacredprofane.org/)

    4. Pacific Edge Voices Pacific Edge Voices is one of the most professional choral groups in the city, singing a cappella, jazz and pop. Only the best are able to pass an audition, but with singing lessons in Berkeley, one day you could be on stage with them. (http://pacificedgevoices.org/)

    If you want to make the most of your skills, you need to receive expert advice and training from a private teacher. Taking singing lessons in Berkeley will enable you to train your voice to the best of your abilities, help you pass auditions to join a professional group, and help you achieve your dream of getting up on stage.

    About Mandy B.

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    I accept students of all ages and lessons are geared toward the student's level of training and style desired.

    About Mandy
    I have been singing for as long as I can remember and started studying voice at age 15. I sang in my first band when I was in high school, then 2 others while in college. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled all over the country. This premiere Bob Seger tribute band is signed by Titan Tribute Media and has recorded 3 albums that can be found on iTunes.

    I left home to study music at Cal State, Long Beach. There, I was challenged with more difficult genres, like opera and Lieder. My appetite continued to grow as I immersed myself in performances, competitions, and traveling the world with college choirs.

    I have worked in opera companies based in southern California, including Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Long Beach Opera, and Celestial Opera. I have
    also been hired as a soloist at various local churches.

    I was a faculty member at Orange County School of the Arts, for almost a decade, where I taught Music Theory, Music History, and Musicianship.

    As a member of Belle Musique, a hand bell trio, I played and sung for weddings, funerals, and private parties.

    I got to wail as the lead singer of Pine Street Band singing classic covers from CCR to Blondie to Tom Petty.

    In addition, I sing and play in a band, Wheel House, where we create a unique blend of rock, blues, and funk.

    It is my belief that it is never too late to follow your passion, but you have to find what really makes you happy and fulfilled!

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I teach students according to their own goals and interests. However, I must include elements that are vital in the musical world whether the student is a hobbyist or leaning toward a professional career. My instrumentalists will learn all aspects of theory including rhythm, basic theory, and musicianship. My singers will learn about breath, anatomy, alignment, and performance. This is in addition to learning fundamental repertoire.

    I have very high expectations for my students and do my best to motivate and challenge them, bringing out the natural musician. I am goofy but demanding and always develop a strong and trusting relationship with each and every student.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    In home music studio with upright piano, electric piano, recording equipment, drum set, amps, guitars, bass, and seating for parents.

    *** Specialties ***
    Specialize vocally in opera, rock, funk, musical theater.
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    Gina Weaver September 13, 2016
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    Mandy has been nothing but lovely to work with, Isabella Ruby has enjoyed her lessons and can't wait to sing more!
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    Michael P. August 16, 2016
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    She was wonderful,knows what is needed to get things started.Felt very comfortable with her,can't wait for the next lesson.
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    Elizabeth Kwiatkowski-Wrixon July 19, 2016
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    Mandy is a great teacher! She is very patient and works with you at your own pace.
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    Mandy B.

    Mandy B.

    San Leandro, CA 94579
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    About Sven O.

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    San Francisco, CA

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    I offer highly structured instruction in vocal technique—personalized for your individual needs—for measurable long term results.

    About Sven
    Hi, I'm Sven and I love helping people learn to sing!

    I'm a singer and choral conductor with 20 years experience as a full-time performing musician. I have taught class voice and individual singing lessons at the New England Conservatory of Music and have been a Teaching Artist with San Francisco Opera for nine years. As artistic director of Lacuna Arts (SF), I conduct the 24 voice a cappella Chorale and present workshops in ear training, sight singing, and music theory for choral singers. My students have gone on to major in voice performance at the college level and to perform as soloists with local choruses.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I teach classical singing technique based on a scientific knowledge of vocal anatomy and the physics of sound—and not on flashy gimmicks.

    Through guided practice, you will learn to:

    -take a long
    , slow breath that expands the ribcage before starting to sing
    -initiate the vocal tone with an onset that is neither breathy nor pressed
    -manage breath efficiently so you never feel like you "run out" of air in the middle of a phrase
    -connect from pitch to pitch and vowel to vowel for a seamless legato
    -sing any dynamic from piano to forte
    -increase your vocal range from top to bottom with balanced resonance and smooth register transitions

    If you study with me, you will learn why common expressions like "breathe from the diaphragm" are essentially meaningless (we can only breathe from the diaphragm). And you will come to understand why things like trying to "bring the sound forward" or "send the voice to the back of the room" are physically impossible (sound doesn't move like that).

    Whether you are interested in singing opera, choral music, or musical theater, you will learn a foundational classical singing technique that will allow you to make the artistic choices you want with confidence, poise, and finesse. Students must be serious about improving their singing and commit to a minimum of 60 minutes of at-home practice between lessons.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Lessons in the living room, upright Kawai piano, sitting area, mirror, music stand, Edirol/Roland digital recorder

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Must have piano

    *** Specialties ***
    classical, opera, and "legit" musical theater
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    Rachel October 19, 2017
    · Singing · In home
    Sven has a wonderful gift in being able to break down concepts and offer concrete guidance which I so appreciate as a beginner.

    He is very organized and has a deep knowledge and passion for his work.

    He is without a doubt, a top-notch instructor.
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    Nick October 11, 2017
    · Singing · In home
    Sven is a great teacher! I'm excited to continue my lessons with him
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    Jim September 16, 2017
    · Classical Voice · In studio
    Sven is an amazing teacher. He has tremendous knowledge and insight into how the voice works, so he is able to identify problems and provide solutions. He is good at improvising exercises to fit specific issues. I was frequently impressed at how he could hear what I was doing wrong and tell me exactly how to correct it. But he is not all technical either. Sven focuses on interpretation and the meaning of the text. I studied singing off and on for about 30 years before Sven, and I learned more from him than all of my other teachers combined. I kept thinking, "Why didn't anyone tell me any of these things before???" I only stopped after 5 years because of competing priorities for my time and income. I cannot recommend Sven highly enough.
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    Sven O.

    Sven O.

    San Francisco, CA 94117
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    About Arrica R.

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    I began singing at a very young age for anyone who would listen and began taking music and voice lessons shortly thereafter. I am a USC graduate and have also studied music privately for over 20 years as well as at the Vocal Power Academy of Los Angeles. My main musical styles that I perform and teach are Pop, Rock, Folk, and Americana/Country but I also have a background in Musical Theater. I specialize in creating a lesson plan that suits the needs and skill set of each individual student.

    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 parents tell me) and began taking music lessons shortly thereafter. I am now a USC graduate and have also studied music privately for over 25 years as well as at the esteemed Vocal Power Institute. I've professionally released several albums and I am grateful to have had my music featured/licensed by Starbucks, NBC, The CW network, NikeWomen.com, and MTV. I've toured extensively playing to audiences across the country and have had the honor of sharing the stage with artists ranging from Conor Oberst, Inara George, Johnette Napolitano, Martha Wain
    wright, to Jackson Browne. I have experience teaching both adults and children, and enjoy teaching beginning as well as intermediate to advanced students. In addition to teaching privately, I have experience teaching children through my volunteer work with The Girls Rock Alliance, a non-profit organization that aims to teach young girls about self-confidence and self-expression through music education.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I am easy-going, friendly and I believe that developing a great student/teacher rapport is the key to making the most out of the time we spend together. The curriculum I utilize is specifically designed to meet the student's individual needs. Initially we'll spend time assessing where you are and where you'd like to be. Most importantly, we'll set goals and create a lesson plan that will allow you to attain them. We'll work on basic techniques (or intermediate to advanced depending on skill level), for example - breath support, vowel placement, posture, relaxation, the fundamentals of song structure and music theory. We'll also work on the psychology of performance and eliminating any unwanted tension that may arise. We'll choose songs to work on that you'll enjoy singing, or analyze the songs you love in order to discover and/or improve upon your own songwriting abilities.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Front music studio area w/ guitars, computer with protools, keyboard, microphone, pa system, and seating for parents

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    I can provide a small keyboard and/or guitar

    *** Specialties ***
    My main musical styles that I perform and teach are Pop, Rock, Folk, and Americana/Country. I specialize in creating a lesson plan that suits the needs of each individual student.
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    Evelynne L. January 7, 2016
    · Singing · In studio
    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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    Richard M. October 1, 2015
    · Singing · In studio
    First lesson very comfortable, relaxed yet structured, getting to know each others personality, musical abilities.
    Take home exercises.
    Looking forward to the next lesson.
    Thanks Arrica
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    Julie B. September 10, 2015
    · Music Performance · In home
    Arrica has been such a wonderful teacher for my 11-year-old daughter. (She was 9 when she started with Arrica.) Our girl has a lot of raw talent but needed some good instruction that wasn't too formal. Africa is just the right blend of traditional singing technique and fun rock-n-roll, record your own music on Garage band. We love her!
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    Arrica R.

    Oakland, CA 94611
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    About Kathleen B.

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    Singing with good breath support is so important, whether you are singing opera, choral music, broadway or pop!

    About Kathleen
    I am a classically-trained opera singer. I have a Bachelors and Masters in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy (teaching), and have sung professionally in the U.S. and Europe. I have sung Opera, Operetta, Musical Theater and Concerts, as well as choral and cantorial singing. I have been a finalist and winner of vocal competitions in both the United States and Europe.
    I have been teaching voice since 1980, and have worked with students of all ages, from 14 to 75. I have also directed and designed for musical theater and opera. Because I love singing, I want to bring that to my students as well, whatever kind of music they want to sing.

    In addition to music, I also teach English (ESL), Accent Reduction, German, U.S. & World History. I have my CBEST Credential And ESL Certification. I do private tutoring and teach clas
    ses.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I believe that learning how to breath is the key to good singing. After 3 months of study, my students will have learned how to breathe, which improves both their singing and speaking voices. Good breathing is the key to good singing and a healthy voice. With a healthy, well-trained voice, my students can be valuable members of any vocal ensemble, and enjoy their singing, For solo singing, good breathing is most important, whether singing opera, musical theater or pop music, because it gives a beautiful, full quality to the voice.
    I always begin a lesson with warm-up exercises, to check breathing and vocal placement. Once the (vocal) engine is warmed-up, then we begin to sing. I try to get to know my students, so that, together, we can choose music that will enable them to reach their goals and is both fun and challenging for them to sing.

    In addition to music, I also teach English (ESL), Accent Reduction, German, U.S. & World History. I have my CBEST Credential And ESL Certification. I do private tutoring and teach classes.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Separate studio with Piano
    I have a MacBook Pro laptop computer + stereo speakers, to provide recorded accompaniment, when necessary.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    If a student wishes to have on-site lessons, I require that a piano or keyboard be available for the lessons.
    I usually travel with my MacBook Pro laptop computer & stereo speakers, to provide recorded accompaniment, when necessary.

    *** Specialties ***
    I am a trained opera/oratorio singer, but I teach Broadway, Pop, choral and classical singers.

    I have had many international students who didn't speak English well. Music is an international language that helps me communicate with all of my students!
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    Elizabeth (Betsy) June 3, 2016
    · Singing · In studio
    I took away a whole array of new strategies and techniques to help preserve my voice and to increase my range. What a surprise- I had no idea I could sing so high!! Kathleen is a wonderful teacher and a really super lady. I'll be back for more lessons in the fall.
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    Nadia N. August 10, 2015
    · Singing · In studio
    My daughter is really enjoying her voice lessons. Kathleen is a talented, caring teacher and knows how to make the process effective and fun for my daughter. My daughter loves being able to choose the songs she wants to learn, and this collaborative process keeps her quite interested and inspired.
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    Leah Y. L. May 6, 2014
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    Excellent Voice Teacher

    Mrs. B is a wonderful and dedicated teacher who focuses diligently during class sessions. She thoroughly explains terms and technique and is friendly and sociable. Her extensive knowledge of languages comes extremely useful in Italian arias and other folk songs as to explain the meanings of words and to convey motion. Her classes are enjoyable and fun, while still being comprehensively academic.
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    Kathleen B.

    Kathleen B.

    Menlo Park, CA 94025
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    I teach the basics of pop vocal technique to beginning and intermediate singers, as well as have a studio in which I can record the student's vocals.

    About Peter
    Whether piano, voice, songwriting/composition, music theory or music production, I bring all that I have learned and developed as a musician to the lesson in the interest of the student’s growth.

    Whether we work in classical, jazz, or pop, We focus on what will directly fit your individual goals. We can cover the full spectrum of technique, theory, ear training, sight-reading, and performance. What emerges over time is tailor-made program suited to your needs and goals.

    A little bit about my background: I have studied with over 12 music professors, both in the classroom and individually for 6 years at Saddleback Community College in Orange County. I’ve studied a number of styles while composing for and performing in various small ensembles, including:  world music, classical, pop, jazz, and musical theatre. I continue teach, produ
    ce and compose music for myself and other artists as well.

    I look forward to getting to know you!
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    Sam October 21, 2015
    · Singing · Online
    I have always known I have had some kind of voice. I started doing lessons with Peter for not only vocals but also guitar. He has helped me explore the different ranges my voice can actually hit and how to add more emotion into a song. In one lesson just today, he made a song that i perfomed which sounded okay in the beginning of the lesson sound 10x better and to the very best of my ability by the end of the lesson. Every lesson is alot of help! He is great at understanding how to work with people whether it is vocally or trying to learn to play guitar - he uses great techniques for understanding and will work at the perfect pace appropriate for the student. He makes learning guitar and singing very fun. Highly reccomended!
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    Charles October 19, 2015
    · Piano · Online
    I am Peter's father, so obviously this review will be a little biased. And, I have never taken a lesson from Peter, as I am not a musician and do not play an instrument. BUT, I can say this: Peter is hard-working, conscientious, and devoted to his profession. He is passionate about music and about teaching, and genuinely cares about each student. AND, he knows how to make learning fun! (Evidently he inherited that trait from his mom, who teaches English and Spanish). So, hire Peter! He's the best!
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    Louise Comfort September 29, 2015
    · Piano · In home
    I found Peter to be very intelligent and very knowledgeable. Peter was great in not only classical styles of playing but also jazz which really kept me engaged! I especially liked the way he taught music theory alongside some of the standard learning points like scales and such. Overall I had a delightful experience with this teacher. If Peter ever moves back to my area I would love to take lessons with him again!
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    Peter D.

    Oakland, CA 94609
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    With over 20 years of vocal practice, Liz knows how to control and use her breathe and voice well and loves to share that knowledge. This subject is another favorite!

    About Liz
    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 10 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 tea
    ch 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
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    Marco P. September 27, 2016
    · Singing · In home
    My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!
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    Tyze A. April 18, 2016
    · Piano · In studio
    Liz was great! And my 6 year old who wants to make decisions for himself made the choice to continue to go to piano lessons. Amazing!
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    Arati G. March 11, 2016
    · Singing · In studio
    Great and very nice teacher. Very helpful and helps makes my daughter feel very comfortable and makes her want to go back and learn more
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    Liz J.

    Sonoma, CA 95476
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    Taught at Songbird Studios. Trained at Power Performance Studios and Broadway Theatre Project. Won several vocal competitions. Performed with NC Theatre, NYC Master Choral and Musical Creations Recording Co.

    About Dan
    Dan is an accomplished, multi-disciplinary performer (Singer, Actor, Dancer, Pianist) and is the founder & CEO of Multiviewing; a five-month, life-coaching program providing clients a unique and structured platform for personal and professional development.

    Dan has his BA in Communications and Music History & Literature from NC State University and his MPA in Public Administration & Nonprofit Management from Baruch College. He is currently working on his PhD in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. Dan excels in academia, as well as in multiple facets of the Performing Arts!

    Growing up in NC, Dan trained at the Raleigh Conservatory of Music and was the youngest member of the Raleigh Oratorio Society and the North Carolina Master Chorale. He received excellent ratings in piano, vocal and a
    cademic competitions, and was awarded the Triangle Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the North Carolina State University’s Theatre Endowment Award for Best Male Lead.

    Dan is an alum of Broadway Theatre Project and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He has directed, music directed, choreographed and starred in several theatrical productions and benefit concerts across the country for a variety of national nonprofits. He dreams of owning his own nonprofit healing and performing arts center in San Francisco.

    Hometown: Raleigh, NC
    Lived in: New York, NY
    Current City: San Francisco, CA

    Quote: “Everything starts with the decision and passion to succeed. Let’s unleash your potential and share your gift with the world!”

    Top 10 artists: Luciano Pavarotti, Eva Cassidy, Samuel Barber, Jennifer Hudson, Frederic Chopin, Whitney Houston, Jason Robert Brown, Heather Headley, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim.
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    Lena H. October 29, 2017
    · Dance · In home
    Terrific job connecting with my 14 year olds!
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    Adam October 16, 2017
    · Singing · Online
    Dan is a fantastic teacher. If you are looking for singing lessons you'll be hard pressed to find a better teacher.

    When we started I thought that some people just can't sing and that I was one of those people. Not only did I not know how to sing, I had no idea how to *learn* to sing. Dan was super patient and I felt like he figured how I needed to learn just as much as what I needed to learn.

    Singing is a life long journey, and I still have a long way to go, but the difference in my confidence and ability since working with Dan is like night and day. I recommend Dan highly.
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    Dan S.

    San Francisco, CA 94109
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    Areas of expertise are primarily classical voice and musical theater. I have over 15 years of formal vocal training and am a working professional singer with a growing performance career. I use my training in musicianship, theory, and music history, as well as acting and dance to help students with all aspects of music-making and performance in addition to vocal technique.

    About Alix
    I hold a both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in music, and have studied with singers who have had international careers and performed with artists who have performed at major opera houses around the world. I myself am an active performer of classical vocal music with a growing career. I teach both classical and musical theater to beginners of all ages, stressing healthy use of the voice and having fun!
    Regardless of my availability calendar, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or about scheduling a lesson as I often do have flexibility. I look forward to hearing from you!
    *** Lesson Details ***
    -Lessons involve the building of vocal technique through exercises, followed by working on song repertoire.
    -Children under 10 work on their own curriculum combining building musicianship skills along with vocal technique
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    -Initial trial lessons are encouraged, but students who wish to continue should be able to commit to regular lessons.

    *** Specialties ***
    -opera
    -lieder/German art song
    -"legit" musical theater
    -young children

    Home Studio Note: I teach out of my home, which is also home to two cats. They can be kept out of the music room, but people with serious cat allergies may be bothered.
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    Lorenzo September 20, 2017
    · Opera Voice · In studio
    Alix is truly a phenomenal teacher! She is compassionate, nurturing, and seeks to improve her student's vocal abilities. All of our lessons have been thorough, educational, and certainly insightful. I have become such a better singer in only a few short lessons, and look forward to becoming a master in the next few!
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    Julie July 11, 2017
    · Singing · In home
    Alex is an exceptional teacher. My 13 year-old wished for voice lessons for such a long time, and I'm so pleased Alix is working with her. She is helping my daughter improve her technique (breathing, posture, range, etc.), while keeping lessons positive and encouraging, and finding music that my daughter enjoys. When Alix demonstrates what she is describing- WOW, what a voice! My daughter looks forward to every lesson, and if it's possible, loves to sing even more since she has been learning with Alix.
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    Grey M. June 22, 2016
    · Singing · In home
    Alix was a delight. My 7 year old has been begging me for signing lessons and she came in ready for him! Professional and loving
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    Alix J.

    San Francisco, CA 94121
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    With private vocal studios in Los Angeles and Sonoma, California, certified vocal coach, and songwriter, Ali Cecchetti, is known for her work in the entertainment industry working with TV, film and recording artists. Ali offers a range of vocal techniques and services, including music theory, performance and songwriting skills. Creating a fun, positive and professional atmosphere, Ali customizes each session according to her client’s needs and goals to help them achieve their true potential. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Ali is an award winning, published songwriter and international performer. She makes it her mission “to give all my clients the confidence, knowledge and techniques to make their mark in the entertainment industry.”

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    With private vocal studios in Los Angeles and Sonoma, California, certified vocal coach, and songwriter, Ali Cecchetti, is known for her work in the entertainment industry working with TV, film and recording artists. Ali offers a range of vocal techniques and services, including music theory, performance and songwriting skills. Creating a fun, positive and professional atmosphere, Ali customizes each session according to her client’s needs and goals to help them achieve their true potential. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Ali is an award winning, published songwriter and international performer. She makes it her mission “to give all my clients the confidence, knowledge and techniques to make their mark in the entertainment industry.”

    Vocal lessons are geared to each singer’s individual and unique voice. From beginners to p
    rofessional recording artists and performers each lesson incorporates the latest vocal science and research to develop vocal skills. Ali's focus is building vocal techniques, performance skills and creative development. Keeping your voice healthy, fixing vocal strain and eliminating breaks are just a few issues we will identify and help you find your true voice and potential.
    Lessons detail: effective vocal warm up exercises, vocal strengthening and endurance training, breathing control, learning how to belt, posture, stage performance coaching, artist development, music theory, develop your song repertoire and musicianship skills.
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    Jill August 20, 2017
    · Vocal Training · In studio
    Ali is amazing -- knowledgeable and patient -- highly recommended
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    Lissy August 17, 2017
    · Jazz Voice · In studio
    Ali was a wonderful teacher. I really loved her energy and the feedback she gave me on my singing. I felt very taken care of and comfortable with her. She is a great communicator and I feel my singing really benefited from working with her. I highly recommend her!
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    Allison August 17, 2017
    · Vocal Training · In home
    My experience with Ali was so amazing. It's apparent from the start that Ali is professional and extremely talented. I was blown away by her personality, I felt so comfortable with her. Will definitely be continuing lessons with her.
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    Sonoma, CA 95476
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    Richmond, CA

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    Singing has been my passion since the age of 4. The voice is very special - it empowers us to live the lives we desire, communicate with others, and express ourselves. It is my mission to help others discover and develop their voices, thereby freeing them to use it as they choose.

    Beyond the functional voice, I teach performance skills, musicianship, music reading, foreign language diction, phonetics, and so much more! I have a Bachelors in Music Education, a Masters in Performance, and a performance resume ranging from jazz to opera.

    I love working with singers of all ages and experience levels. I know how to engage with children and adults alike for a productive, enriching musical experience, so whether you are a sings-all-the-time 2nd grader, a recreational karaoke buff, a devoted choral singer, or an operatic baritone, you have a place in my studio.

    About Paige
    I'm so happy to meet you! My name is Paige, a California transplant from Texas by way of Tennessee. I've taught since 2007 and enjoy teaching singers of all ages and experience levels.

    I have a Bachelors in Music Education with a K-12 certification in Vocal Education, as well as a Masters in Performance. I have a strong musical background, having sung in the Texas All - State Choir, University Interscholastic League, and National Association of Teachers of Singing.

    When I am not teaching, I actively perform in the Greater Bay Area, singing jazz, choral music, and opera.
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    Dana August 16, 2017
    · Vocal Training · In studio
    I leave every lesson with some new tidbit as well as confidence that I've learned more about my voice and the song I'm learning.
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    Olesia August 16, 2017
    · Classical Voice · In studio
    Good knowledge and good exercises! Paige has great experience and ability to connect!
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    Srinika August 14, 2017
    · Classical Voice · In home
    Paige is awesome! She helped me find my range and use my voice without straining. I highly recommend Paige Patrick whether you are a professional singer, trying out for a school audition, or just want to feel much more confident in kareoke
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    Paige P.

    Richmond, CA 94804
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    $42 / 30-min

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