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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 Tracey H.

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    I've been singing for 17 years and have taught a wide range of students. I'm confident we can build a custom-fit program for your voice to address your unique strengths, challenges, and areas of growth.

    About Tracey
    I've been singing, performing, songwriting, and studying voice for 20 years. I attended Berklee College of Music, where I studied Voice/Vocal Performance, and earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance from Musician's Institute in LA. I've been teaching since 2006, and work with a wide range of contemporary genres with a focus on rock, pop, country, folk, Americana, R&B, blues, and soul. I like to take a "back-to-basics" approach to voice by helping students develop the core aspects of breathing/breath control, correct vowel placement/vowel tuning, and a focus on muscle memory as it relates to stretching the cords. I've been told my approach is simple yet effective, and a unique blend of classic concepts with a practical/modern approach to getting in tune with one's own unique voice. Currently a gigging musician and songwrite
    r in SF, I am in the trenches alongside many of my students, which gives me a unique perspective and empathy for the many stages of personal and career development as a musician. I have a lot of first-hand experience with the music business and what it means to manage a band and a DIY-career. Another area I specialize in (and which is probably the nearest to my heart!), is performance anxiety. Having overcome performance anxiety myself and gone on to be a bandleader and gigging musician, I have a close relationship to this and take a special interest in helping students overcome their own fears and anxieties, identify their own voice and identity as a singer, and taking the steps to develop that.

    Mostly, I aim to debunk the mystery that the voice can be shrouded in, and change it from being elusive and temperamental to something that students can feel in control-of and at-ease with. I've taught a wide range of students, from young kids to a Marine (true story!), so am comfortable dealing with an equally-wide range of goals and voices.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    Well, my students tell me that I have the unique advantage of "being young/in touch with the real-world of the music business, but with real professional training and chops." That's about as good as I could have said it, I suppose! I like to pull from all the different facets of my experience and background to inform me as an instructor: formal education and training, as well as my first-hand experiences with my own band, my own struggles with performance anxiety, and my discovery of my own voice through the very methods I now teach to my students.
    What that means for you is that rather than focus on a rigid set of rules, we'll focus on your voice and custom-fit a program that is built from solid vocal technique coupled with specific tools to help you develop your own voice and style. I do truly believe in building a solid foundation for you to build your voice upon, but am unconventional in that I believe the best way to learn to sing is by breaking down what is actually going on in there- in a way that students can understand and interpret themselves. Nerd alert: Vocal technique can actually quite liberating and fun! Yes, we will teach you how to breathe correctly; yes, you will be singing scales. But the key is that you'll know why you're singing each note, and what is going to get you to sing those notes more effectively. I believe in hard work because the voice is a musical instrument; but I also believe in making it easily digestible and fun.

    In our lessons, you'll learn how to breathe correctly, test your vocal range, and start working on strengthening your head and chest voices to achieve some continuity in your range. We'll also develop the mask and what I like to call your "vendor voice." Oh yeah- it's good stuff. You'll have warm-ups and scales you can use on your own time to get ready for a gig or to continue strengthening the muscles.

    *** Specialties ***
    I have experience with a wide range of styles, but my main genres of focus are rock, pop, Americana, country, blues, soul, and R&B.
    I specialize in vowel tuning/correct vowel placement as a way to strengthen the muscles of the voice, in order to correct pitch/tone and solidify muscle memory as it relates to the voice as instrument. I teach from a "ground-up" approach, meaning I feel it's crucial for my students to understand how their voice works, why it works in certain ways, and how they can use vocal technique to their advantage as singers and performers. Building upon that strong foundation, I customize a program for each of my students to address their own set of strengths and challenges.
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    Gemma January 5, 2017
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    I had my first lesson with Tracey today and I can't wait to take more! I'm a person who likes knowing how stuff works, why we may do something a certain way, what I should be paying attention to etc etc, and I love that she is willing to break everything down and explain in a very relatable way. She's very patient, easy-going, and despite how uncomfortable it is for me to sing in front of others, she made me feel like she's truly there to go along the journey with me, to improve and discover my voice with no judgments. Tracey is the best!
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    Elizabeth N. August 4, 2016
    · Singing · In studio
    Tracey is super nice. I was not with them in the sdudio when she was teaching my daughter . She said I could definitely stay there though. My daughter was very happy with her.
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    Elizabeth N. August 4, 2016
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    Tracey is super nice. I was not with them in the sdudio when she was teaching my daughter . She said I could definitely stay there though. My daughter was very happy with her. This was the first lesson she he
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    Tracey H.

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    San Francisco, CA 94117
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    About Kathryn K.

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    Whether you are a singer looking to finally take yourself seriously or ready to book shows, wanting to do gigs or write your own songs, I cannot wait to work with you. Bring me your material and let's work on it. We will work on your vocal technique and your performance. I am an artist development coach so be prepared to have absolute attention paid to YOU. I work with music artists in my studio and I am available for studio coaching sessions. I work with artists in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and virtually. You are going to love this work.

    About Kathryn
    Kathryn K
    I am happy to be offering committed actors, singers and speakers private classes and vocal performance sessions including technique for film, stage, on camera, audition technique, monologue and scene study, script analysis and sessions that educate about working in the business for Take Leasons students. I coach in person and online. I want my students to be working actors and performers and they are. Yes, we talk about how to make a living and and be an artist,
    I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild AFTRA and Actors Equity Association, a Critics Circle Award Winning Actor and I am a working performance artist. I am committed to helping artists experience their craft in a supportive, safe and challenging environment. Oh, I am really nice.
    I want to see my actors and singers thrive and work and move into what they want to d
    o.
    I am most influenced by Stanislavsky and Lee Strasberg.
    I am a Method coach. I have also studied at HB Studio in NYC, as well as other studios, and feel an actor will lead me to what works for them.
    I also work extensively with many people who are in other industries on key note presentations and communication skills using tools that actors use to communicate. It is extremely effective.
    I am here to help you delve into your creativity in a supportive and joyful way.
    My students are committed to exploring their craft of acting, singing performance, songwriting and screenwriting. Most are working professionally and are repped by agents.
    They have booked many roles, too many to name, but here are a few, Chance, HBO's, Thirteen Reasons Why, WestWorld, Looking, Blue Jasmine, Touching Home, Generations, productions at several Equity theatres throughout the country and countless National commercials. Most have joined SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity and I encourage this.
    When you study acting / singing performance w/ me you'll learn how to navigate the business because you must know how.

    Auditions!!
    They are definitely the most difficult and nerve wracking part of being an actor or singer, right? Booking work means your audition has to be as good as opening night.
    Auditioning is about preparation and preparation takes consistent support. Look, showbiz is not a business about being alone. Artists thrive when working together. We are a collaborative bunch and collaborating to make sure you're ready and organized for your auditions makes sense.
    Stop trying to muscle through this necessary step alone. No one who works consistently does that! They ask for help. ASK FOR HELP!!
    Solidify your acting choices so you don't have to worry about them the day before your audition. Know your prep so you can internally drop into it when the casting director says, "Whenever you're ready."
    Have your music material and performance choices prepared ahead of time.
    BE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.
    Work with me when your agent sends you your sides so you show up READY. Know your lines. It's OK if your struggling with memorization.
    Let's figure out How YOU memorize.
    Let me coach you for online audition submissions.
    If we are working virtually I will coach while you are taping yourself to submit your online audition. It works!
    Let me collaborate with on script analysis in order for you to you understand your material before you audition.
    Take your work seriously so you bring your most intelligent and inspiring work to the audition rooms.
    You'll be bringing the agents, casting directors, directors, producers and writers the inspiration they crave regarding their beloved projects. Do that and you're gonna book.
    I know you can work and I can't wait to make it happen with you.  
    About Kathryn
    Kathryn is a member of the Sag-Aftra and Actors Equity and BMI and is a Critics Circle Award Winner.
    Kathryn has worked with such legends as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ben Vereen, Word Baker, who directed the first a one-act version of “The Fantastics” and then the historic two-act show, Sandy Duncan, Loretta Lynn, Flip Wilson. She studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and HB Studio in New York City.
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    About Kathryn and Music
    KATHRYN K is a soulful singer and prolific songwriter.
    You can find more about Kathryn's music and her life story, which has allowed her to be of service to many, in national and local media, including: The Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, Broadway World, Reader's Digest, NPR, The Gil Gross Show, The Montel Williams Show, and The Mancow Muller Show, NPR and Woman Magazine, UK.
    Kathryn has released a video and CD with Multi - Grammy winning producer and drummer, Narada Michael Walden, Tarpan Records in Marin County, Ca. Walden says, "Kat is bringing the message of hope, light, love and faith to people's lives." Walden says. "I am proud of her and her divine mission."
    Gil Gross, Host The Gil Gross Show –Radio, ABC "I have loved Kathryn's music from the day I first heard her sing, but even being a fan of her recordings did not prepare me for seeing her perform live. She is a great live performer holding her audience willing captives to each turn of a melody and the drama of every lyric. She more than sings. She inhabits a song and involves each member of the audience in its drama, joy or sorrow. There are performers for whom a performance is a night out. When Kathryn performs it’s a lifetime shared with us in a single evening. If you want to merely hear some tunes, there are many people who will do. If you want a real experience in music, there is Kathryn.
    Kathryn's latest show is being created with director David Ford (Marsh Theatre) and Kevin Gerzevitz and her concerts features a who’s who list of world-renowned musicians: Gerzevitz and Grammy-Nominated Bassist, Michael Manring; Album of the Year Winner, Trumpeter, Jeff Oster; Master Percussionist, Joe Venegoni; Guitar Virtuoso, Tom Lattanand; Critically Acclaimed Pianist, Kelly Park; Celebrated Flutist, Barbara Else; and from the Steve Winwood Band, Brazilian-born Drummer, Celso Alberti.
    Kathryn has played a variety of venues, including the renowned Yoshi's Oakland Jazz Club, the Bitter End and Symphony Space in New York City, the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, the Plush Room and the Fairmont in San Francisco, as well as Mill Valley's premier showcase, the Throckmorton Theatre, Theatre on the Square, the Beacon Theatre, Great American Music Hall,The Mint, The Fairmont, to name a few. She has Cd's at all outlets.
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    Elvira November 30, 2018
    · Speech · Online
    It was my first lesson with Kathryn. We are going to "sculpt" my pitch, presentation & how I talk about my artwork. So far it was great! I'm looking forward to more sessions with Kathryn!
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    Morgan K. September 19, 2018
    · Film Acting · Online
    The sweetest. She makes you feel so comfortable. This was my first time acting and she totally squashed all of my nerves the minute it started!
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    dawn R. August 29, 2018
    · Acting · In home
    Kathryn is great! After just 1lessonI gained the confidence and direction I needed to be a working actor. In fact, I will contact agents this week! Kathryn gave me tools I can use to conquer any monologue or scene. and great intro to method acting. I believe I found a great coach and mentor in Kathryn and look forward to working with her again.
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    Petaluma, CA 94952
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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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    Oakland, CA 94611
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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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    Addison-Preston K. October 15, 2018
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    Delightful instructor!!
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    Monique September 21, 2018
    · Ukulele · In home
    Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)
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    Marco P. September 27, 2016
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    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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    Sonoma, CA 95476
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    About Danielle L.

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    Whether your goals are for personal enrichment or professional growth, your lesson will be personalized according to what's important to you.
    I LOVE to teach, and appreciate my wee ones just as much as my elders...those who consider themselves "tone deaf" as much as my advanced students. As far as Special Needs go - I feel we *ALL* have special needs....every child and every adult! ;)

    As the creator and producer of San Diego IndieFest and Say It Records, I have a unique understanding of the industry, and love to share that with my students.

    About Danielle
    Hello Students / Parents!

    I specialize in providing a fun, inspiring and safe space for each student to reach their goals - whether that be for the novice singer whose been wrongfully told they shouldn't sing, the more experienced singer looking to do more with their music, or the budding songwriter, actor or speaker looking to develop the talent and drive they feel within them.

    I always remember the inspiration and patience I received from my best teachers, so I strive to provide exactly that to my own students. I sing and teach most vocal styles, with the exception of opera and screamo, and utilize my studio to create a supportive, empowering experience singing, speaking, writing and recording. I absolutely love teaching both children and adults and look forward to learning how to best support each one of my students in their indi
    vidual path toward realizing their potential.

    Here's a bit about my background and musical experience:

    Bachelors of Fine Arts degree (Theatre/Voice) from United States International University Graduated Valedictorian
    Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts Graduated Valedictorian
    Workshops and studying with Bill Doyle, Roy Mote, Andrew Barnicle, Jack Tygett, Leanne Summers, among others.

    "After seeing Danielle, I was impressed with her intensity as a performer. Her ability to get behind a lyric was stunning, she lives every line. As an artistic performer, I've yet to see better."
    -Tony Ferguson / Interscope Records: No Doubt, Bush, Fisher

    My original band, Danielle and The Masses, has been recording and performing live since 2001. We are endorsed by Ani Difranco, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bruce Hornsby Band, and have shared the stage with artists as Jamie Foxx, CAKE, Metric, En Vogue, David Byrne, Berlin, Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Jonatha Brooke, Beth Hart, Semi Precious Weapons and more.

    I have written and performed music and voice over for Ace Ventura, Nutty Professor, VH1, various TV shows and independent documentaries, Eveoke Dance Theatre, among others, as well as having recorded eight professional CDs of various styles on various record labels.

    For over ten years, my record / production company, Say It Records has been producing socially conscious music events throughout San Diego and Southern California that promote independent music, film, art, community and human rights. I also co-own Durga Sound, a teaching and production studio, with producer Alicia Champion, as well as San Diego IndieFest, a powerful community event which promotes and supports music, film, art and civic engagement.

    I have a great time utilizing my contacts in the industry to help my students get work/ press / entrance into the schools of their choice, etc. For example, I'm happy to report that just last year we were able to book eight musicians on GLEE, as well as lots more in other capacities including using their music in commercials and film and helping them get cast in local theatre and accepted into arts-centered schools.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I start on the first lesson by becoming clear about what the new student's goals and desires are from there, we start developing technique to achieve those goals along with having fun right away doing what they came for - singing, writing, voice over, acting or using a combination of these things be it for professional purposes or personal fulfillment. Every lesson is personally customized to meet the specific goals of each student. As a teacher, I'm encouraging and fun, passionate and positive. While I'm definitely not "strict", I do appreciate focus and drive. However, I often work with people who have special needs and are working on developing those very things. I'm especially good at helping people through progress plateaus, roadblocks, stage fright, loss/ stress. Using music as a means of release and healing - for both kids and adults - is something I do a lot of and am very comfortable with.

    As far as technique is concerned, I focus on utilizing posture, correct breathing and developing relaxed, strong support, so that the muscles are developed properly. We want the voice to develop without stress, enabling the student to constantly grow while steering clear of any injury that can happen as a result of straining, not to mention other habits that manifest when we sing without proper technique.

    I strongly encourage students to record their lessons on a mobile device so they can practice easily on their own, and so they eventually have a record of how far they've grown.
    We mostly use tracks to develop repertoire, prepare for auditioning and performances, and to have fun singing the music that excites each student the most.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Apple Mac Pro Quad Core running OS 10.8.3
    Avid Pro Tools 10 HDX
    Propellor Reason 4.0
    UA 2-610 Microphone Pre-amp
    UA LA-610 Microphone Pre-amp and Compressor
    UA Teletronix LA2A Compressor/ Limiter
    Behringer ADA 8000
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    *** Specialties ***
    Using music, writing and voice as a means of expressing yourself, growing as a performance artist, coping in challenging times, as well as a means of going professional and earning income are all areas I specialize in. Utilizing proper technique and learning how to sing / speak safely is also an area I focus on a great deal.

    Learning precisely what each student wants is the key factor in my decision on how to achieve their goals. For example, using Speech Level Singing is definitely entrenched in my teaching, but I may not highlight it as much for those who want a more classical sound.

    I excel with the following: first timers, very young kids, students working through stage fright, artists looking to develop their own original project, those seeking growth in their process of writing / recording / performing, those who are interested in using music and / or writing as therapy as well as with amateurs who've always wanted to do something musical but who think they are "too old" or too "untalented/short/tall/ fill in the blank" to try. I believe we all have something to say with our lives - finding the voice within you can be an incredibly powerful and transformative experience!
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    Liz T. November 10, 2018
    · Singing · In studio
    I enjoy my first lesson with Ms. Danielle. She is a great singing coach. I am looking forward to learning great singing skills from this instructor.
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    Liam July 1, 2018
    · Voice Acting · In studio
    Danielle is such a versatile teacher that I almost feel like I have to write two glowing reviews about her. I began by taking singing lessons with her, but after a while I decided to try acting as well. This review might be slightly longer than the others, so the synopsis is: if you've ever wanted to do any singing, acting, voice acting, or any kind of performance really, talk to Danielle. You'll be glad you did.

    I first met Danielle when I finally decided to try singing lessons to see what it was like. I'm so glad that Danielle is the teacher I decided to go with, she's an incredible voice coach and person. The improvements I made in such a short time with her and that I could see every lesson were so much more than I ever expected, and she's so supportive that I've ended up getting totally outside of my comfort zone without even realizing it.

    Now for the second part: I decided I wanted to try acting, and since this is also something Danielle excels at doing and teaching in addition to singing, doing acting lessons with her was a no-brainer. Knowing me and my strengths, she suggested we start by trying out voice acting. I am in no way exaggerating when I say that I did one voice acting lesson with Danielle and was so encouraged by her, that I went out and got a paying job as a voice actor that same week. And Danielle helped me through every step of the process, and might have been the only person more excited about my success than I was!

    Meeting Danielle and taking lessons with her has changed the entire career path I want to follow in ways I never imagined. I cannot recommend her enough! Even if you're just looking for some great singing lessons on the weekends and not a new life trajectory, you'll be glad you met Danielle :).
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    Russell H. April 26, 2018
    · Singing · In studio
    She is efficient, precise, and fun! Learning a ton!
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    Danielle L.

    Oakland, CA 94611
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    Basic Musicianship, Tone/Pitch, Range, Fundamentals, Audition Prep

    (At this time, any music related lesson must be given a the client's home or mutually agreed upon location. Piano/keyboard must be available.)

    About James
    I have 20 years of experience as a tutor. I have had my own private tutoring business. My area of expertise is math (basic arithmetic to“ pre-calculus); however, I have tutored in English (grammar and writing), Computer science (Word, Works, Windows OS, and other general computer problems), as well as other subjects. In addition, I also have 15 years of experience working with after school programs both as a tutor and as a recreational instructor. My recreational activities consisted of cheer leading, dance, computer science, graphic design, music (singing), and board games. I have worked with children of all ages.

    NOTE: I'm trying to do more online sessions for my students. If you need in-home tutoring please ask before booking and give a the days & hours that work for you. ALSO, I DO NOT DRIVE!!! Please ask about my availabil
    ity and tell me where you live prior to booking me!!!

    *** Lesson Details ***
    Tutoring sessions are 1 hour minimum to 2 hours maximum (depending on subject).

    Basic sessions may consist of the following:
    Review of current or past trouble spots
    Homework help
    Test prep and/or review
    Extra practice exercises

    Single and multiple subject sessions are possible depending on tutor assessment and availability.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

    Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

    Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

    *** Specialties ***
    Math (Elementary to High School)
    Writing (Creative and Essay)
    Music (Voice - Basics)
    Computers (Basic Literacy & Various Programs)
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    Pia November 10, 2015
    · Arithmetic · In studio
    James and I worked together for 4 months at an elementary school tutoring 3-5 graders in math and english. James is professional, intelligent, and creative. It was a pleasure working with him. He cares very much for the youth in our community.
    We've stayed in touch via email and are developing a friendship I hope lasts a life time. He is good people.
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    gregory N. October 30, 2015
    · Singing · In home
    james is a good voice instructor with many years of experience to share with you to get you to be the best singer you can be.
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    Sherita N July 1, 2015
    · Study Skills · In studio
    James is an excellent instructor that has tremendous amount of patience with the most difficult students. He is also very skillful in academics especially English and language arts. He has the unquie ability to break the assignment or steps down for the student to learn on his/her individual level! A great pleasure to work beside him !
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    Oakland, CA 94606
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    I teach vocal lessons for all ages and all experiences. I want to help people understand how their voice works, how to use it well and to ultimately enjoy singing. My lessons (can) include breathing exercises, warm-up exercises, sight-singing, ear training and then working on a specific song. Each lesson is crafted to my students goals and desires for personal growth and knowledge.

    About Astrid
    Teaching is my passion. Over the last few years I have worked with some amazing students of all ages. My youngest student was 2 years old and my oldest student is in her 70's and I absolutley love that! I have experience working with children with learning difficulties and students who get frustrated really easily. I love helping students fall in love with music, like I did growing up with my music teachers and professors. I am passionate about music and passionate about my students learning and excelling in their craft. I enjoy working with all ages and all types of music abilities. As a teacher I really push my students to understand music itself and spend time going over theory, which is super important. I would love to help you or your child grow and learn in their music abilities and hope to hear from you soon!
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    Patricia T. September 27, 2018
    · Piano · In studio
    Very patient teacher.
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    · Piano · In studio
    Astrid was wonderful
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    Janice P. January 6, 2018
    · Piano · In home
    Astrid is a great teacher. She is patient, clear, and works so well with my six year old daughter. I highly recommend her.
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    Astrid C.

    Pinole, CA 94564
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    I believe that the most important in singing is the opportunity to use your voice the way you want and feel in order to express yourself. No matter what style are you singing the vocal technique is fundamental.
    My students develop technique, voice strength and vocal range, so they are able to express themselves as artists in various musical styles depending on their personalities.

    About Olga
    Latest news:
    You can see me performing with Opera San Jose in Classical Series in the Park in Redwood City on July 22/2018

    Three of my students passed Certificate of Merit with honors this spring , one of them was chosen to sing at convention in LA this Summer.

    *****
    Described by critics as "flawless in her singing" (Cultural World Bilingual ), "natural singer with beautiful colors...sings wonderfully, communicating the excesses of passion and emotion, the quick contrasts of mood , with grace and conviction" (San Jose Mercury News); possessing “a pure, strong soprano with phrasing of sumptuous elegance” (San Francisco Chronicle), " dazzling high notes are piercing without being ugly" (San Francisco Classical Voice), "beauty of her voice is outstanding...it has power to set the theater ringing, but it also has a wealth of color...
    Her stage presence...is magnetic" (Peninsula Reviews), "Her mezzo tones...evoked memories of Maria Callas' spell-binding rendition" (San Jose Mercury News),
    Olga was announced the Best Leading Female Singer in North East in season 2006-2007 by Opera Online.
    A native of Russia, she appeared on the stages of the Bolshoi Opera (Maria in Mazeppa, Prilepa in Pique Dame, Brigitta in Iolanta, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Musetta in La Boheme, to name a few), Kazan Opera Theater (Mimi in La Boheme), Stanislavsky Opera Theater (Micaela in Carmen), and Malmo Opera Theater in Sweden (Musetta) before emigrating to the U.S.A., where she appeared with Hawaii Opera Teater as Mimi in La Boheme, San Francisco Lyric Opera in title role of Aida, West Bay Opera and DiCapo Opera in New York in the title role of Manon Lescaut, Opera San Jose and Illinois Opera Theater as Tosca, and with Cedar Rapids Opera, Gold Coast Opera,Golden Gate Opera and Opera North as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, with San Francisco Opera Merola Program and Tampa Opera as Musetta in La Boheme. In autumn of 2009 she appeared in Cairo as Tosca and, in spring of 2010 debuted it Italy at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Carlotta in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten, where she returned following summer in the title role of Aida. From 2006 till 2010 Olga performed with touring company Teatro Lirico d’Europa all over United States in multiple performances of Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Aida, Carmen,La Boheme, Turandot, Le Nozze di Figaro, I Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana. Olga appeared in title roles with local opera companies like Opera San Jose (Tosca),;; West Bay Opera (Manon Lescaut, La Forza del Destino), Livermore Opera (I Pagliacci), Martinez Opera (Madama Butterfly), Golden Gate Opera (Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, I Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana), San Francisco Opera Company (Aida)
    Olga appeared with Orchestra Sinfonica Romana at the concert stage of Santa Cecilia in Rome and Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Verdi Requiem, Quatar with Gala concerts, Opera Santa Barbara in an evening of music by Giocomo Puccini, DiCapo Opera (Rachmaninoff’s Francesca da Rimini), in Russia at the Nizhny Novgorod Concert Hall for Bach’s Mass in B-minor, at the Grand Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory for Mahler’s Sympony No. 4 and for Orff’s Carmina Burana, Moscow’s Cathedral Catholic Church for Bach’s Easter Oratorio, as a featured soloist for both the Notti Musicali Modenesi Festival and Costa Rica’s XIII Festival de Musica Credomatic; and as a featured soloist for the political-cultural event entitled “Days of Russian Culture in Bulgaria, jointly sponsored by the Russian and Bulgarian Ministries of Culture and attended by the presidents of both countries.
    In 2002 Olga participated in San Francisco Opera Center Merola Opera Program for young singers and sang Musetta with Western Opera on tour.

    Currently Olga devotes herself to voice teaching and performs locally."
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    Tejashree June 6, 2018
    · Classical Voice · In home
    Olga is very passionate, patient and persistent voice teacher who strives to bring the best in her students. My daughters 10 and 12 started taking lessons with Olga an year ago. We saw phenomenal difference in both of their singing abilities in just few classes. Moreover my 10 year old daughter passed with flying colors ‘The certificate of merit -level 3’ exam and got selected to sing at the MTAC convention. Thank you Olga for your persistence and hats off to your patience. If there is tiny bit of constructive feedback it would be to seek help on organization skills, but being a mom myself I totally can discount that for your caliber of music.
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    Yachen August 29, 2017
    · Singing · In home
    The lesson was very helpful! I look forward to more!
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    Jim F. May 27, 2017
    · Singing · In studio
    Too early to tell how it will go.
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    Olga C.

    San Mateo, CA 94401
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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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    · 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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    M.M (Masters of Music, music performance).

    BM (undergraduate degree, music performance).

    Liv is an energetic, fun love teacher who is very much loved by her students. Liv teaches private lessons for voice of all ages and abilities and with a variety of styles. She is committed to helping students to build the technical skills of their instrument, giving them a solid foundation for which musical expressions can be projected.

    Liv teaches singing in the genres of Classical, Pop, and musical. As a professional singer, she understands the importance of proper vocal training and musicianship training and uses solfeggio, theory, sight-singing and rhythmic exercise extensively in the lessons. Liv is currently a voice faculty in Music Land School of Music in its San Ramon and Foster City Campus. In addition, she also works for Piedmont Children Choir— teaching one on one vocal lesson, music theory and assist in conducting the training department.

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    ** PS: Please contact me before you pay, thank you. **

    Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

    Ms. Liv earned her M.M. (Masters of Music) in music performance, and her undergraduate degree on Music performance. A member of Music teachers' association of California (MTAC) and a faculty member of U.S Beacon artist association.

    Liv is an energetic, fun love teacher who is very much loved by her students. Liv teaches private lessons for students of all ages and abilities and with a variety of styles. She is committed to helping students to build the technical skills of their instrument, giving them a solid foundation for which musical expressions can be projected.

    For Piano lessons: Ms. Liv is passionate about teaching and sharing musical ideas of piano playing. In her lessons, she like to create musical games to help st
    udents learning the music fundamentals. She teaches dynamic balances, phrasing, musical forms, and incorporates melodic singing in piano playing. She also helps students preparing for the exam for the Associated Board for the Royal School of Music (ABRSM).

    *YOU CAN LEARN ALL KINDS OF MUSIC:
    CLASSCICAL, JAZZ, CHURCH MUSIC, POP, CONTEMPOARY AND MORE…

    *We give lessons to all ages from preschool (4 years-old) to adults!
    *Student Recitals, Music Festivals, and Standardized Music Exams including ABRSM and CM.

    MY ZIP #: 94568
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    Allison S. August 26, 2018
    · Singing · In home
    Talented and very patient teacher.
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