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Kristen B.

16 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BM, Voice performance- opera from Concordia College
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Kristen B.

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This is the focus of my vocal studio, and I began teaching in this style when I opened my voice studio in 2005. Curriculum will vary depending on your experience level with the subject and voice type. Technique is instructed from a variety of backgrounds, with basis in physiology of healthy voice production due to my combined background in classical vocal performance and voice therapy.

About Kristen

COVID has changed the singing game, and I like to believe that it opened the opportunity to sing to those who otherwise wouldn't try it. I hope more people find joy in these moments of isolation through creating music from their homes! I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted"

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Emily
I am so thankful for Kristen! She is so knowledgable, patient, and a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend her for beginner singers.
Catheryn L.
I love Kristen!
She's so good at explaining the most confusing things about singing technique (which for a beginner is a lot). She's very patient and it's heartwarming when she gets excited about the times I do something right. I trust Kristen with my voice and I like how she encourages me to do hard but fun repertoire. Would definitely recommend!

P.S. Her voice is absolutely beautiful. You know you have a good teacher when she demonstrates something and you think, "I want to sound like that."
Ilja
A very good teacher for a beginner!
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Alix J.

4 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner
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Alix J.

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I work best with singers of any age just starting out, or those, such as older adults, who have had some training before and are looking to get back into practice.

About Alix

**UPDATE** I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and in-person lessons are resuming. Vaccinations *strongly* preferred for students attending in-person lessons. I hold a both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in music, and have studied with singers who have had international careers and perfo

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Jennifer G.
Great instructor!
Lorenzo
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!
Julie
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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Erik C.

6 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $85
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
  • Teaching since 1995
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Erik C.

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With a Master Of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, I am passionate about helping each student discover his/her unique voice. A student of the esteemed operatic soprano, Phyllis Curtin, my pedagogy is founded on the principles of classical bel canto technique. With strong emphasis on maintenance of a coordinated singing posture and fully supported diaphragmatic breathing, my teaching allows most students to see improvements in ease and beauty of tone within two lessons.

I do believe that time spent outside of one's lessons applying the technique in private practice is THE MOST important building block to mastery of one's voice. I encourage all students to record their lessons for use in their private practice. Objectively listening to yourself and developing a discriminating ear for your sound is essential to successful development.

In addition to teaching, I am a busy performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing the singing voice for celebrated drag ...

About Erik

Let's make some joyful noise together! Singing beautifully is one of the most freeing and gratifying experiences one can have. I grew up singing in church, my local high school music program and community choral organizations. So singing is a fundamental part of my personal history and experience. M

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Lily
Erik was a warm, engaging, intelligent, and FUN vocal instructor. My husband and I took lessons for our wedding performance and continued afterward as well because it was so fun! Erik has a bounty of knowledge, an incredibly precise ear, helpful tips, and a lot of patience! Highly recommend him for any style of vocal signing as he has a broad range of technical talent and is very precise in his feedback. Erik you rock!!
Mark
Erik is a fantastic voice teacher and is a wonderful person. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I have recently started voice lessons with Erik after a 10+ year break from singing opera and choral music, and I have learned so much from him already in the two moths we have been working together - posture, breathing techniques, analysis of the text and score, ....
Our lessons are well organized, very helpful, and a lot of fun. I look forward to my weekly lessons with Erik and hope to study with him for a long time.
Max
I had the good fortune of participating in two master classes led by Erik Chalfant. Erik is very knowledgable about the mechanics of vocal production, but what’s more is that he inspires as he teaches. He is engaging and energetic, and also very effective. He connects with his students, regardless of their level of expertise or experience. I have recommended Erik to several fellow musicians, and would again without hesitation.
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Michael C.

5 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • doctorate in choral conducting with a minor in vocal performance from New England Conservatory & San Francisco Conservatory
  • Teaching since 1985
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Michael C.

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Sung many opera and orator role in New England and California. I have premiered several new compositions. I have received full scholarships to the Blossom Festival in Ohio, Cal summer arts. I have sung with many choral such as the Boston Bancheto Musicalle "tangle wood choral, San Francisco symphony choir, Carmel Bach Festival Cambridge Concentus and others,iered several new compositions and worked in many ensembles.

About Michael

Hello, I'm will work to bring you from the point which you are at and help you enjoy a greater skill level. You will study in a secure and supportive studio. I have enjoyed success with all ages. My wide back ground will be able to address all styles needs. It is your goals and not mine that matt

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Rosin T.
Mr.Conran is a great voice teacher with very effective techniques to help sing better. My son, who sings really good, was not able to do a good job with his voice especially when he performs in the concerts. But, after we start the lessons with Mr.Conran, he is improving and getting better in his posture and singing!. I am blessed to find a teacher for my son to excel in his talent.
Desiree C.
This review is from Desiree. I learned a lot in a short time today.
Thank you
Desiree
Zack P.
A great start. Thanks!
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John B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from University of the Pacific
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John B.

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I'm am a vocal coach with over 30 years experience at the Professional and Collegiate levels.
Including: Los Angeles Opera, Sarasota Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera Santa Barbara (12 seasons)
UC Santa Barbara (since 2005), Chapman University and Los Angeles City College

About John

I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985. I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992) I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005) I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara,

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Jose G.
Meeting John was great, very friendly and professional and to the point, which is my cap of tea and he suggested to get a weighted keys piano to strengthen my fingers, I’m looking into one
Thanks John I will recommend you as a teacher
Jose G Garcia
Lawrence
John is a fantastic instructor. He has a love for educating others on musical expression and he is a wellspring of musical knowledge. He provides a depth to the piano that I wouldn't have noticed if I taught myself how to play.

John emphasized how to shape musical phrases to make music as opposed to a collection of notes. He had a good ear for honing in on my weaknesses such as how some notes that I played stuck out or the movement of my arms. Most importantly, he taught me how to approach practicing the piano in an effective way. I learned how to listen to myself and how give each note, phrase, and piece the attention and musicality it needed to sound beautifully.

For an adult learner as myself, he was accommodating with how busy I was. He adjusted to my needs and work schedule and taught at a reasonable pace. However, he also never veered from his expectations and praised what I was doing right and provided methods to fix what I was doing wrong.

Although there were times when John expressed his passion for music by delving into tangents on the broader historical significance of pieces, his mini-lectures were never irrelevant nor inappropriate. For example, he commented on how in waltzes, the rhythm on the left hand would need to emulate how a Romantic era string section would play it. For anyone who is serious about how or why pieces of music are meant to be played in a certain way, John is great about contextualizing pieces to make them sound great.

Most importantly, he made practicing piano something that was both enjoyable and challenging, which is difficult to find in a teacher. I owe a great deal of my musicianship to John and he met my expectations of learning the piano. Thank you!
Kenny
John is really great. He takes the time to understand what your goals are and teaches according to your needs. He is patient and provides constructive comments.
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Kylie E.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BM: Vocal Performance from Utah State University
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Kylie E.

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Kylie serves as an adjunct instructor at NYU Steinhardt as a private vocal coach. She holds an undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Utah State, and is currently a masters student at NYU studying musical theatre vocal performance. She has 7+ years of experience as a private one on one instructor.

In addition to her extensive performance and teaching experience, Kylie also specializes in vocal pedagogy and diction. She has extensive performing experience and has placed in several regional and local NATS singing competitions, as well as aria competitions.

About Kylie

Kylie's students describe her as warm, approachable, and to the point. In taking lessons with Kylie, you commit to a teacher who is both energetic and encouraging. She will push you to meet your goals while simultaneously creating an environment where you feel safe to put yourself out there and make

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Ivy
I really enjoyed my private vocal classes with Kylie. She is extremely kind and patient in teaching and always gives me useful feedback. I love how she keeps encouraging me during the lessons so that I became more and more confident in singing. She also teaches various kinds of songs which are very interesting to learn.
Melanie
Amazed at the quality of instruction from an online lesson!! My children have taken voice lessons from several wonderful teachers but Kylie is by far the best. She is a gifted singer and teacher. After just one lesson my children were progressing and excited to practice and meet with Kylie again. The convenience and caliber of the online lesson can't be beat. Definitely highly recommend!!
Melanie
I wasn't sure how effective online singing lessons would be but after one lesson I was amazed at how much I learned! Kylie's understanding of the voice and the mechanics behind good singing helps her to quickly know what her students need to do differently and she explains it in a way that is easy to understand. Gifted singer and gifted teacher. Definitely highly recommend!!

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Average Cost of Opera Voice Lessons in El Cerrito, CA

The average cost of 60-minute opera voice lessons in El Cerrito is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $175 per hour.
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"Love the experience she has to offer and her patience since these are my first ever voice lessons. It is also a very enjoyable time for me."
Katrina
Took Opera Voice lessons from Andrea Z.
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"Michelle and Robert are wonderful patient and professional. My daughter 15 years old benefited greatly from the many techniques (classical and operatic) taught by Michelle and Robert. They always stress the importance of vocal health, even incorporating stretching, proper exercises, breathing, and proper vowel sounds. Not only did they prepare my daughter vocally but taught her facial structure, posture and how to add her acting and emotion into her signing while still having a great projection. An added benefit being instructed by this wonderful duo is having the knowledge from both female and male seasoned professionals. I highly recommend you meet with them at least once and see the difference. I can't wait to see them again. Jess and Sophie"
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Took Opera Voice lessons from Michelle Kei I.
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"Rosita is a fantastic teacher. She's knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I can tell she's going to help me reach my vocal goals. My first lesson was such a great experience that I can't wait for my next one!"
April
Took Opera Voice lessons from Rosita R.
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"I have been studying virtually with Timothy since June and am more than pleased with my progress. I had never taken classical voice lessons before but have noticed tremendous growth in my breath support, vocal resonance, and ability to make my diaphragm work harder than my throat. He's patient, fun to work with, gives great direction and homework exercises, and pushes you as far you're willing to work. All of this and he's very pleasant and friendly which is the cherry on top. Highly recommend!"
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Took Opera Voice lessons from Timothy B.
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"Rebecca helped me workout the sensation of correct relaxed high forward placement. This allowed me to let go of some bad habits resulting in a much more free sound with greater potential for growth."
Brett
Took Opera Voice lessons from Rebecca T.
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"I have taken lessons with Kathryn for both operatic role preparation, and introductory piano lessons. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a warm, caring nature which makes working with and learning from her an approachable, encouraging, and fun experience. I cannot recommend Kathryn highly enough and sincerely believe that your choice to study with her is a worthwhile one."
Emily
Took Opera Voice lessons from Kathryn L.
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"Wonderful first lesson. Troy is very knowledgeable. I'm feeling more encouraged about my singing than I have in a long time."
Rebecca Girardet
Took Opera Voice lessons from Troy W.
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"Julian is truly one of the most intuitive and knowledgeable teachers I’ve had the privilege of working with. Not only does he understand building a voice and training it for the rigors of the stage, but his musicianship and artistry is unequivocally powerful, commanding and riveting."
Jad
Took Opera Voice lessons from Julian K.
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"Learned a lot about my voice in my first in-home lesson. Phil will be a big help in pulling together my keyboarding and vocal skills. Looking forward to my next lesson."
John
Took Opera Voice lessons from Phil H.
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"I wrote a review several months ago after my first lesson. I have been taking lessons once a week with Michelle and Robert for several months now and felt it was time to write another review. I listened to a recording of my last lesson and compared it to my first lesson. Wow, what a difference! I couldn't believe it was me on the recording! My voice has developed a powerful and refined quality it never had before. My singing has become effortless and my range has expanded greatly and continues to expand. I can't recommend them enough. I look forward to every lesson because not only are they amazing vocal coaches, they are the nicest people you will ever meet. They are enthusiastic, encouraging, fun, and quite hilarious. My lessons always end too soon and I always improve upon my technique in some way after each lesson. I had taken voice lessons before many, many years ago and the experience was not so great. I found Michelle and Robert through an online search and decided to give them a try and I won the vocal coach lottery. I couldn't have found two better coaches. Wherever you are in your vocal training--whether you're just starting out or looking to improve upon your technique--I am convinced that Robert and Michelle will be able to help you."
Heather
Took Opera Voice lessons from Michelle Kei I.
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