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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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I wish to help you on your journey of vocal growth. I have taught most levels and have a very wide teaching and performing back ground. Let's enjoy your vocal growth together.

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 mat

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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.
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Zack P.
A great start. Thanks!
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Kristen B.

15 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • BM, Voice performance- opera from Concordia College
  • Teaching since 2009
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Kristen B.

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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.

About Kristen

I want to dispel the myth that only a select few are "gifted" with beautiful voices. Singing is like a sport; it is a skill requiring refined muscular coordination, which anyone can improve with practice and focused instruction. My teaching experience encompasses students of all ages and abili

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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!
Ryan
Great first lesson. Broke everything down very nicely and got me excited to excel.
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Peter H.

5 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
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Peter H.

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I frame all of my lessons in reference to what music really is: the performance of songs. Vocalists work on pitch, tone, endurance, and vocal agility and will train using personalized arrangements of their favorite songs and artists to guide them along the way.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!

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Ellysa R.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ellysa R.

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As an award-winning singer-songwriter, I have been teaching singing since 2012. My teaching focuses on finding your own unique voice. In first few lessons, you will learn how to access each of your different resonators (and what they are!), how to properly use the 360-degree breathing method, and how to access your most grounded self in order to clearly define your goals. Through this self-discovery process and use of proper technique, your expression through singing will come to life!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conse

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Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.
Oren
As an adult first time learner I was very apprehensive about taking lessons online. I am so glad that I did.

Ellysa is not just a piano teacher. She is a musician. I have learned so many things from her including piano, guitar, songwriting, vocals and the methods behind how music is made. She is knowledgeable about all kinds of technology and music making.

She is extremely intelligent. She’s also very patient. She’s always in a good mood.

I would highly recommend you take lessons from ellysa
Daniella
My daughter had her first lesson with Ellysa, and she said the hour seemed to go by in 15 minutes! She loved Ellysa's enthusiasm, and all the material that she covered in the very first lesson! She is really looking forward to working with her!
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Rachel H.

65 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rachel H.

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This session takes a unique approach to traditional voice lessons. We start by listening, breathing and building up our vocal strength, and end in harmony. Please be advised : This class will bring lots of laughter and smiles into your students' life!

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm. I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice

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Dan
she's great!
Dan
It was great. She's funny, friendly, explains things well. Looking forward to many more.
Victoria M.
Great first lesson! Thanks so much :)
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Rosalind H.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks I can sing in Italian, German or French., Italian
  • Master of Arts from Drexel University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Rosalind H.

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When I first begin teaching a student, I tell them that everyone has the ability to sing well no matter his or her experience. I also tell them that there are four things that a good singer must have: breathe control (air is your fuel, and must be used efficiently and effectively to give you the best sound), posture (in order to have access to your air and prevent vocal damage you must practice good posture habits), diction (how you pronounce words when singing can impede or improve vocal tone, as well as help or hinder the audience in understanding the lyrics) and finally and most importantly, passion. Passion is how emotionally connected you are to music and is what really allows the singer to connect with his or her audience.

About Rosalind

Hello! My name is Rosalind and I believing in teaching music lessons that go the extra mile. Students and parents can expect excellence in customer service that goes beyond their weekly lessons. How are lessons with me different? -Convenient Locations in Downingtown, Coatesville, West Che

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Linda A.
I had a great experience! Loved every minute of it. Rosalind in easy to work with and made me feel at ease right from the beginning!
loved it and looking forward to the next lesson
Linda
Susan proulx
Rosalind was very knowledgeable and explained things clearly. She made it easy to understand.
Sarah P.
Rosalind quickly pinpointed problem areas and gave excellent instruction on how to work to improve by giving great explanations of what was happening with the voice and why. Highly recommend.

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Average Cost of Singing Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute singing lessons in Oakland is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"I knew nothing about singing...but I feel like I’ve already learned so much! She has a contagious passion for music and I’m looking forward to growing with her help!"
Theresa
Took Singing lessons from Rachel H.
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"Melody is great! I think she is a fantastic teacher and I would highly recommend her."
Diana
Took Singing lessons from Melody M.
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"I had my first session with Jeremy this weekend. My first session was great and looking forward to working with him"
Christopher
Took Singing lessons from Jeremy R.
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"Incredible!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!"
Carlos
Took Singing lessons from Benjamin K.
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"One lesson with Suzanna is like taking to 10 lessons with smother teacher. Her knowledge of vocal technique and style is awesome. She can teach any style from Classical to rock to music theater. She’s a great person and you feel great progress with every lesson."
Elisabeth Howard
Took Singing lessons from Suzanna G.
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"Loving my Lessons with Ms. Lorna

Ms. Lorna is absolutely awesome. I've been taking vocal lessons with her for almost a year now and I've learned so many new skills and abilities. She is incredible, truly professional, and authentic with her singing and personality. Ms. Lorna is, without a doubt, a master of her craft."
Whitney
Took Singing lessons from Lorna L.
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"Amazing first lesson! I've learned so much today! I am excited to continue learning!"
Tanisha
Took Singing lessons from Fanjin M.
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"Detrece was patient very much into her work and very knowledgeable about singing i will continue to finish my lesson with and recommend her HIGHLY.
Lavelle Garcia"
Shaunise
Took Singing lessons from DeTrece L.
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"I Am Learning How To Use My Voice Like An Instrument

Margo’s vocal training technique helped me to become a more consistent vocalist. I use to reach for notes when I was concerned about hitting the wrong note. She taught me where to place notes in my mouth by using my Jaw, head, body, etc. In addition, Margo taught me how to phrase the songs that I like to sing more beautifully.

Thank you :-D"
VERLENE
Took Singing lessons from Margo L.
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"This guy knows his stuff. He really listens to what needs to be shifted in order to craft and perfect your vocals. Strongly recommend his teachings. Great attitude, really patient, and very talented."
Joseph
Took Singing lessons from Ronnie B.
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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 ar

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e 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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