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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
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance from Mills College
  • Teaching since 2012
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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
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Master Of Music Voice Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts
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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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Heather R.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • M.F.A.-Musical Performance (Collaborative Piano) from Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Heather R.

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Students will learn techniques for healthy vocal production and work on improving their skills for operatic singing.

About Heather

As a piano and voice instructor, I have taught individual lessons for the past 13 years to students from 5 to 85, beginners to advanced students. I hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to my pr

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Nicholas F.
Very helpful coach. Great accompanist.
MIchael
I really enjoyed my first lesson. Heather was flexible and understanding. She even played something for me. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Lucian W.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Performance and Arranging from Berklee College Of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Lucian W.

43 Reviews
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- repertoire
- breath control
- solfege
- increasing throat space by lowering the larynx
- developing controlled muscular adduction in the vocal tract
- developing more effortless projection through tonal focus
- phrasing
- understanding and hearing the difference between basic vowel categories.

About Lucian

Lucian W is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston and former faculty member of the Hartford Conservatory. His vocal studies have been with Jacqueline Jarrett and David Baker in Connecticut, Jane Ellison at Loyola University in Montreal, noted operatic tenor Carmine Gagliardi in New York

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Andre
With his strong musical background and experience he was able to clearly formulate a plan for me and deliver it at a comfortable yet just challenging enough pace. My initial goals were quickly reached and now it's onto new ones.
Andrew R.
Beverly J.
Excellent lesson. Anticipating the next!
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Andrew L.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Andrew L.

6 Reviews
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Work on breath, tone, phrasing, diction and interpretation. Emphasis on artsong and arias in a variety of languages. Audition prep.

About Andrew

NOTE: Due to various health advisories relating to the Corona virus, I will only be doing online lessons for the immediate future. Hi, my name is Andy, and I am a classically-trained singer, composer, pianist and teacher! I studied Music Composition, Voice and Piano at American River College a

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laura L.
I am enjoying my piano lessons with andrew and learning alot
Rob
Andy is great with our 3 kids (10, 7, and 5). He customized the lessons for them, while finding the right balance between structure and allowing them to explore the instrument. His patience and sense of humor provide a warm learning experience for our children. We are happy to have him as their teacher!
Kim H.
Awesome first lesson! A perfect fit for my piano goals! Andrew is really nice and asked a lot of great questions to figure out what I needed. I can’t wait until my next lesson!

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The average cost of 60-minute opera voice lessons in Mill Valley 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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"This was our daughter’s first class with Natasha. She had had only a few months of formal lessons before meeting with Natasha. I was impressed with how Natasha started by grounding her in the basics of good stance and breathing, not rushing into a lesson but making sure she understood the principles. Natasha has a friendly, engaging personality that immediately puts you at ease. Looking forward to seeing where this path takes my kiddo!"
Kristen
Took Opera Voice lessons from Natasha B.
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"Jorge is an incredibly accomplished performer and a wonderful teacher. He uses his experiences and his knowledge of the voice to help singers improve their technique and their self-esteem. He is a joy to work with!"
Emilia
Took Opera Voice lessons from Jorge L.
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"Excellent teacher enjoyed my lessons well versed with the music She teaches me ."
Prida
Took Opera Voice lessons from Suzanne G.
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"Natasha is amazing....she is very kind, positive, inspirational, and uses valid and easy to understand techniques that accelerate learning."
Charlotte
Took Opera Voice lessons from Natasha B.
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"Excellent instructor with an emphasis on proper breathing and technique. He is incredibly knowledgeable and conveys tips about vocal placement and breath control in a way that "clicks" with me. I'm an experienced classically trained singer who was looking for a professional to help me refine my instrument and correct some technique issues. I am thankful to have found this instructor. 5 stars!"
Rita A.
Took Opera Voice lessons from Timothy B.
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"Talvez a maior dificuldade que exista para um aluno é ter uma referência real de sua voz. Referência que engloba aspectos técnicos vocais; musicais; cênicos como também aspectos de posturas, compromisso com a carreira e com cada trabalho proposto. Hombridade. Tive a oportunidade de assim de conhecer uma das minhas melhoras referências: Luiz-Ottavio Faria. Em todas as aulas que tive pude receber um conteúdo técnico refinado, embasado e experiente pois não se tratava somente da postura vocal, da técnica ali trabalhada ou de notas certas e sim um contexto completo do que você está cantando como também interpretando. Toda aula com ele é aula para ser um artista em todos os sentidos. Grato professor e amigo. Bravíssimo por sua carreira e por sua conduta de sempre."
Matheus F.
Took Opera Voice lessons from Luiz-Ottavio F.
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"Great Teacher

Tim is an excellent teacher. We were very impressed with his knowledge and my daughter showed tons of improvement in the past few months. This helped her confidence level and she sings more often. We highly recommend Tim as a voice teacher."
Carol
Took Opera Voice lessons from Tim K.
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"I just had my first lesson with Michelle and Robert and I cannot wait for my next one. They provide insightful feedback, explain the importance of what they are teaching you in regards to your voice and are extremely encouraging and engaging during the whole process. They both have extensive knowledge and experience and are flexible in their teaching methods to ensure that you will understand what they are asking of you. In just the one lesson I already felt an improvement in my singing technique. I still have a long way to go, but I am confident in their ability to get me there. I highly recommend them."
Heather
Took Opera Voice lessons from Michelle Kei I.
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"My son learned a lot, came away excited and already looking forward to the next lesson."
Grant
Took Opera Voice lessons from Jameson J.
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"Great first lesson. Very knowledgeable and focuses on fundamentals and making sure you understand the actual inner workings of your voice, throat, and diaphragm."
Matt
Took Opera Voice lessons from Michelle G.
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