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Gwendolyn K.

4 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks German
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Gwendolyn K.

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I access singing and speaking through movement and resonance. We discover the way your body moves freely, opening up the breath and getting it to flow freely. Then we discover how to access your resonance with that freely flowing breath. Singing and speaking comes easily from there. Lessons with me are a combination of yoga class, anatomy lesson, and actually making sound. I find that if we see our voices as another part of the body that we're training, we see that singing is a movement technique, and looking at it that way actually gives us the freedom to make art with it.

About Gwendolyn

I'm an opera singer with seven years of stage experience in Germany and the US, including top houses like the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, and, since moving to the Bay Area, I have worked with Opera San Jose and Lamplighter's Theater. I have a MA in singing fr

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Monet
Gwendolyn is my first vocal coach. She is helping me to access the power and confidence in my speaking and singing voice. Using full body movement and vocal exercises she opened up a world of singing for me that I never knew before. She has helped me to discover my body as an instrument (crazy right?!). Gwendolyn has a tremendous amount of knowledge on the mechanics of the body, the way sound is made in our bodies and of course music! I am more powerful and confident in my voice than I have ever been. Gwendolyn is amazing!!
Monika
Working with Gwendolyn brought forth several break throughs even after just one session. She intuitively guided me into alignment, and with such efficacy & ease, my connection to body and breath continues to deepen now, months later. The work I've done on my own or with other teachers came to a (an aligned, you could say) clarity while working with this gifted teacher - definitely recommend!
Joanna
Gwendolyn is the best! I loved her yogalign class. She’s so warm and open and made me feel really comfortable just being myself and trying new things.
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Ley M.

2 Reviews
Union City, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Ukranian, Russian
  • BA in Music from Pedagogue Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ley M.

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My lessons are a balance of fun and focus

About Ley

I have great passion for music, have been involved in music since childhood. I love the teaching process and have been dreaming of teaching music since I was 10 years old.

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Charles
Mr. Malchik is simply an outstanding, excellent teacher. Not only is he knowledgeable in music performance and theory, he is also joyful, enthusiastic and patient with my child. The many things my child has learned include, but are not limited to, how to read treble and bass clef, proper sitting and body posture, left and right hand finger techniques for scales and arpeggios, and how to play chords. Along with this training, he also encourages my child to have creative freedom - to enjoy music by playing songs she has either composed herself or heard outside of lessons.
Kim
It is my great pleasure to recommend Mr. Ley M. to you as a music teacher to your child. I am writing as a parent of a son who has benefited from Mr. Ley M.’s phenomenal instructional ability for the Elementary School Music Program in Newark, California, as well as in private music lessons.
Mr. Ley M. is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. As the music teacher for the Elementary School Music Program with the Newark Unified School District, Mr. Ley M. is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each and every child.
We were very fortunate that Mr. Ley M. was able to provide private tutoring for my son beyond the after school music program. My son has made tremendous progress in learning to play the clarinet. Mr. Ley M. has given my child a strong musical foundation-learning the correct embouchure and fingering techniques to play the clarinet, increasing proficiency in reading notes, timing, and hearing pitch.
Although Mr. Ley M. is one of the best music teacher in the area, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges and I certainly believe I have received excellent services for my money. I am tremendously grateful to Mr. Ley M. for everything he has taught my son and the joy of my son’s music playing has brought to our family.
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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
San Leandro, CA
Starting at $40
  • MM, BM from California State University, Long Beach
  • Teaches students Male: 12 and up; Female: 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2001
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Mandy B.

8 Reviews
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I accept students of all ages and lessons are geared toward the student's level of training and style desired.

About Mandy

I have been singing since I was a little girl and began studying voice at age 15. I was singing in my first band when I was in high school and participating in vocal competitions. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled

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Dolores
Manny is awesome!!
Dolores M.
Mandy appears to be a lovely, friendly and competent piano instructor. Her piano space is very suitable and I like her very much.
Zahraa
Mandy is awesome :)

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Ahdda S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Italian, German, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ahdda S.

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If you are looking to improve your musical and singing skills, and are singing pop, folk, or doing choral singing, I've created this basic "singing" class for you. Music and singing improve our mental focus, memorization, the breathing system, posture, diction, listening and communication skills.

About Ahdda

For over 25 years, I've been training and empowering singers from beginners to professionals to find and keep their optimum voice and musical style. I believe that good opera training prepares you for a long and healthy singing life, and a voice that can sing in a variety of styles. I offer in-per

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Jessica
Ahdda has been a hugely positive and empowering force in my life. When I started working with Ahdda I was absolutely uncomfortable and unfamiliar with using my voice in a singing context. Through her coaching she has helped me build my confidence and embodied awareness for how I can use my voice for singing, as well as proving amazing coaching for speaking, which is my full time career. I just spoke for over 1,000 people throughout the weekend and Ahddas coaching gave me the guidance and support to be set up to speak and express in the best possible way. Ahdda is an extremely attuned and talented teacher, aware of the weave between the technical and spiritual sides of singing, and I can not recommend her highly enough. Thank you Ahdda!
Donna
Ahdda Shur has great breadth of singing and teaching experience; in Opera, Broadway, and classical styles, as well as liturgical chant. Ahdda will guide you in sensitive instruction in the breath, tone production, vowel placement, pronunciation, posture, and stage presence. You will be delighted and transformed working with Ahdda. Her calm sense of wellbeing, and attention to details you had not even considered, will enable you to sing with greater ease and confidence. Singing for Ahdda is fun, and relaxing. She can tell very quickly what needs to happen to improve your voice. I recommend Ahdda to you with confidence that she will transform your voice through proper technique, stage presence, and correct repertoire choices for your voice. Enjoy freedom of production, and increase your confidence on stage, with Ahdda Shur.
Molly
Ahdda has worked with my daughter for two years, and is an outstanding teacher. Ahdda focuses not only on how singing should sound, but on how your body should feel and what it should be doing when you sing. She explains this clearly, and the techniques she teaches result in a beautiful sound while ensuring that the singer's voice will remain healthy.
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Gretchen P.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Master of Music in Voice Performance from University of Kansas
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Gretchen P.

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Interested in taking voice lessons in Queens? Join my Astoria studio! I teach healthy singing technique to help YOU find your own vocal style. With backgrounds in classical, musical theater, opera and jazz there will be no shortage of music to explore.

I teach students at all levels of experience and ability. So whatever your musical goals are, I am here to help you find your best voice.

In addition to teaching voice at all levels, I also teach beginning piano and music theory. So join today and see

About Gretchen

I truly feel that voice lessons are a collaborative experience for both teacher and student. I want to get to know you and your voice and help you develop your own stand-out musical style! I am a professional singer based in Astoria, Queens. Regardless of style, I believe the foundation of good si

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Brenda
Gretchen is a wonderful teacher! We have so much fun in her studio, and I learn a lot from her holistic approach to singing. Highly recommend!
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Crystal B.

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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Crystal B.

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Experienced theater and vocal teacher with 13 years experience teaching. I also have 20+ years performance experience including directing experience. I have worked with both professional and amateur performing artists, and use a whole body approach, meaning you will get to intimately know the voice body connection. I am also helpful for general vocal coaching.

About Crystal

Hi Future Students! I am a performing artist and teacher with 20+ years performance experience and 13 years teaching experience. I have a B.A in Music and M.A in Music Theater from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Currently, I work mostly as a children's musical theater director, but m

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Average Cost of Singing Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute singing lessons in Oakland is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $32 and $175 per hour.
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"Cara put our 10 year old daughter at ease very quickly. We discussed goals and a very nice lesson followed. Already looking forward to next weeks lesson. Thanks!"
Kaelee
Took Singing lessons from Cara Isadora M.
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"Bryan has been great to work with. He has a lot of patience, which is important for someone like me who has a very limited musical background. He is clearly well educated in singing and is able to impart his knowledge to his students. I believe that anyone who takes lessons with him has the potential to greatly improve."
Ted
Took Singing lessons from Bryan P.
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"She is good with my daughter"
Alyssa
Took Singing lessons from Ronda H.
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"Molly has been wonderful. Only had a few lessons so far and I have learned so much. Can't wait to do more!"
Devyn
Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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"Molly is a great teacher and my daughter loves her and is extremely comfortable with her. In just 2 lessons she has made a great improvement."
Cynthia
Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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"As someone who was nervous and horrible at singing Joe made me feel comfortable and confident."
Kyle
Took Singing lessons from Joe R.
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"Sergio changed the way I sing forever. I've been a vocalist my whole life, but Sergio showed me how to control, and shape my sound so that it is unique to me. He will help you with not only the basics, but also to develop the specific style and genre you sing. I'm forever grateful to him!"
Brandon
Took Singing lessons from Sergio S.
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"I'm not a woman of many words, but I had to write something because Christine has been so instrumental in my music life. Thank you for all your encouragement."
Melissa T
Took Singing lessons from Christine G.
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"Sammy provides responsive and insightful vocal instruction, and has been quite flexible to my needs. I required assistance preparing a piece for a choir audition. He was happy to fit me in on short notice, and skillfully selected a piece appropriate for the time frame and my level of vocal development. In addition to his obvious professional talent -- quite a nice guy as well! If your are looking to improve your singing voice, look no further than Sammy Huh."
Luke
Took Singing lessons from Sammy H.
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"Molly is an amazing teacher, she is very funny and nice. She makes lessons very fun, she never puts you down but encourages you and trys different techniques to get you to work you're voice to sound the way it should sound. Now I see why a lot of reviews on her profile say she makes everyone feel comfortable!"
Diana
Took Singing lessons from Molly M.
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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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