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Kristen B.

Kristen B.

4.9(17)
This category of singing is listed under my profile for singers who are unsure about the genre of music they wish to pursue, or who may want to pursue more than one at the same time. My studio focuses on operatic and classical voice, with some reach into musical theater. I also offer limited voice coaching in other genres like screamo and metal with focus on healthy voice production and safety.
$1$80
/45 mins
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Maggie Z.

Maggie Z.

5(17)
I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola,beginner piano and singing lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them. Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.
$1$100
/30 mins
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Maureen S.

Maureen S.

4.9(14)
Very beginners can learn to match pitch. Learn to memorize songs and sing with a microphone!
$1$50
/30 mins
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Danielle J.

Danielle J.

4.9(36)
I have sung and taught gospel for over 20 years. My parents are pastors and I have worked with several pastors on improving their music departments so I am intimately aware on how to increase your stage presence, awareness and proficiency.
$1$50
/30 mins
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Michele M.

Michele M.

4.9(111)
As a professional teaching artist and vocal coach, I have been helping students of all ages and abilities find their voice for over 20 years. My goal is simple: to give you singing lessons that will change your life forever. You can uncover your voice, build unshakable confidence and have fun while learning techniques professional singers take onto the stage and into the studio. And, you can have a great time doing it!
$1$45
/30 mins
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Marie H.

Marie H.

4.9(20)
Develop Technique & Creativity
$1$40
/30 mins
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Louise G.

Louise G.

5(17)
Learning or perfecting skills can often feel intimidating and challenging at times. In each personalized lesson, it is my goal that you feel encouraged and appreciated for the unique singer or learner you are. I will give you the tools you need to become a confident and composed performer and to reach your goals as a student. I will provide fun and interactive exercises that help you master the basics of breath, posture, tone, diction, and the foundations of musicianship. Students will learn how to prepare a song and how to present a song in dramatic and interpretive form. Students will learn how to prepare for auditions and competitions (choral, solo, theatre role, etc.), and how to overcome stage fright and other challenges that are unique to live performance. I use a variety of teaching tools such as physical movement, imagery, and visual aids. I specialize in classical singing, musical theatre, and the jazz/blues sound. My goal is for you to enjoy singing and to meet your goals, whether you want to just sing at home for your family or land a leading role in a musical!
$1$24
/30 mins
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Candice M.

Candice M.

4.9(20)
Kindness and understanding are the foundations of a successful student-teacher relationship. I believe in building students up so they can see how innately gifted they truly are; there is no such thing as a person who “can't sing.” I teach students of all ages and with all kinds of musical backgrounds. My studio is a place for patient, supportive growth: you should expect to work hard and have fun at the same time. If you choose to take voice lessons with me, we will spend your first lesson exploring your skill level as a singer, determining your musical interests, and reviewing or learning the basics of vocal technique. My goal is to help you grow as a musician by giving you the tools you need to sing music from any genre with confidence. As we continue our work together, you will develop or refine excellent breath control, consistent, beautiful sound production throughout registers, and an understanding of what healthy vocal technique is and why it matters. We will also spend lesson time practicing ear-training, sight-reading and music theory as they apply to the songs we are working on together. In addition to regular voice lessons, I offer coaching for singers who have upcoming competitions, auditions or other performances. Vocalists who work with me as they prepare for these events often go on to land their preferred roles and win their competitions. Whether you need guidance in repertoire selection, diction, or help with a few tricky passages, I am available to assist you as you prepare for your singing event. *2022 Update*: In order to give students/performers the best chance of success, I require a minimum of three booked sessions over a period of at least three weeks before the audition or competition is set to take place. My open-communication policy as an educator enables me to answer questions and provide additional resources, including customized warm-ups, outside of regular lesson time. I also maintain flexible scheduling for all of my students: studying singing is a fun challenge, but lessons should never be a source of stress. I am always happy to work with you to accommodate your schedule. Background: I am a classically-trained lyric soprano with over seventeen years of vocal education. I studied with PhD and MA professors of voice at universities in Kansas and Washington State. I also have many years of experience as a performer at a variety of venues across the country: my background includes solo concert work, lead and supporting roles in opera and theater productions, and event performances and competitions. I taught voice and beginning piano lessons, often on a volunteer basis, to students part-time from 2006 to 2012. I now teach voice lessons and provide coaching full-time. Students can study with me online or in-person at my studio.
$1$20
/20 mins
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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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Arrica is an excellent teacher and our lessons are always fun and enlightening. My wife and I are taking lessons in order to sing harmonies and duets better, and Arrica designed exercises for us to d

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I learned so much from my lessons with Arrica! It was a great balance of learning the basics/ warmups I needed to build a better foundation -- and practicing and learning a song I wanted to focus on.

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I really enjoyed my first session with Arrica. I feel good about the direction she wants to take me moving forward base on our first lesson.

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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

Richard Matli (Singing lessons with Arrica R.)

Arrica is an excellent teacher and our lessons are always fun and enlightening. My wife and I are taking lessons in order to sing harmonies and duets better, and Arrica designed exercises for us to d

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Getting Inspired to Sing in Oakland

It’s a great time to be a musician in the Bay Area! The live music scene is hot and getting hotter as new clubs open and opportunities increase for local musicians to perfect their craft. Oakland is a friendly city when it comes to new artists. Many clubs offer nights that feature up-and-coming local musicians, and there are plenty of open mic nights around town for you to explore, get on stage and show your stuff.

If you’re taking singing lessons in Oakland, supplementing your lessons by attending live performances is a great way to stay inspired and grow as a performer. As a vocalist, your instrument is always in demand! Living in the Bay Area with its thriving music scene, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch a show, no matter where your musical interests lie. Here are a few local opportunities to check out a show, jump on stage at an open mic night, and network to make some new connections!

Live Music Venues From local musicians, to the top regional, national and international artists, they all make their way to the Bay Area to perform. If you love traditional and folk music, the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley is a great place to go! It’s a non-profit community arts organization that offers a variety of regional and ethnic music that celebrates the culture of peoples throughout the world. In addition to a full schedule of performances, The Freight & Salvage offers workshops and weekly folk/bluegrass jam sessions. (http://www.thefreight.org/)

Another Berkeley pub that offers an eclectic musical lineup is The Starry Plough Pub. Since 1973, The Starry Plough has been serving up live music seven nights a week from some of the best artists from the Bay Area and beyond. If you’re interested in hearing traditional Celtic music, Sunday evening features a Celtic jam session where singers are invited to sit in and show their stuff! It’s the perfect place to go and jam after your singing lessons in Oakland! (http://www.thestarryplough.com/)

If your taste runs to edgier music, two Oakland clubs completely fit the bill! The Stork Club and The New Parish are two staples of the rock scene in Oakland. Both clubs feature live music seven nights a week. Performers include local regional and national touring acts and run the gamut from punk and hard rock, to alternative and indie pop.

Colleges and Universities The Bay Area is home to several colleges and universities that feature performing arts as a part of the curricula. Mills College offers a full program with an emphasis on performance with many programs open to the public, often free of charge. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to other young aspiring singers. With programs offered running the gamut, from jazz performance to classical and chamber music, Mills showcases many talented young musical leaders of tomorrow! (http://www.mills.edu/academics/undergraduate/mus/)

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is the oldest independent conservatory on the West Coast and is another fantastic place to check out the great classically trained vocalists in the Bay Area. With several performance venues on campus, you can see intimate performances of classical and chamber music, as well as operatic recitals year round. (http://www.bridgetomusic.com/san-francisco-conservatory-of-music-btm348.php)

As a vocalist, taking singing lessons in Oakland is just the beginning of your education! It’s important to listen to other singers both for inspiration to continue your studies, as well as to further your learning experience. The Bay Area is home to a wide range of musical talent; so be sure to get out there and experience some great live music!

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