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Pamela P.

Los Alamitos, CA

Whether you're just wanting to sound better while singing in the shower or car, or have grand dreams of awards and limelight, I can help! I teach all vocal styles and can work with your interests and skill level to help develop your voice, vocal control, and performance skills. We'll discuss and discover your abilities and desires as a performer and create an customized plan to help you attain your optimal goals. Contact me for more information! I look forward to helping you accomplish your dreams!

About Pamela

My greatest passions are music and teaching . . . so teaching music is heaven for me! It’s my greatest joy to create a fun and creative environment so my students not only learn, but flourish!

Music and performing is fun and rewarding. Learning how to be excellent at it should be fun and rewarding too! I've been teaching voice, music and performance to people of all ages for over 14 years. As a singer I specialize in Pop, Country, R&B, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Rock, Classical and Musical Theater. As a teacher, I teach and perform all styles comfortably . . . except Rap .
. . I'm not very good at rap . . . I can write rap, but don’t ask me to perform it for you. . . unless you're looking for comedy entertainment.

I was born with a natural ear for music and a love for singing and was placed in private piano and vocal lessons at age 7. From age 10 to present I have been a member of various singing groups: Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, Chamber Singers, Church Choirs, Show Choirs, Pop, Country, R&B, Rock and Gospel Groups, special ensembles and hired caroling groups.

Another interesting aspect of being a singer is the private and public performance opportunities. Since 1985, I've had the privilege to be hired as a Professional/Paid Vocalist, singing at Weddings, Funerals, Conferences, and Special Events. I've also been privileged to be able contribute my vocals to multiple independent recording projects.

All of these experiences have blended together to help me teach from varying perspectives and approaches so that the technique and result is customized to each student’s needs.

*** Lesson Details ***

I specialize in training all genres for solo and group vocals. I teach ear training for the new beginner, refined technique for the more advanced; incorporating performance and confidence techniques.

I’m a practical, laid-back, and warm person who appreciates the differences in our learning styles and interests. However, I understand the importance of hard-work and structure so there will be a healthy balance of both!

The most important part of our lessons will be our first day. I begin by learning about YOU! At our first meeting, I want to learn what interests you, what you’re doing now, what you hope to be doing someday and then use that existing interest, coupled with published teaching materials (when appropriate and available), to help you learn what you need to learn to get where you want to be.

With consistency in attendance and practice, you will be amazed at your progress in 3 months time and beyond.

I look forward to teaching you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
family room, room for parents to wait

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have everything I need to do "Mobile" lessons. I own a portable 88-key piano and all relevant equipment if needed.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in training all genres for solo and group vocals. I teach basic theory and ear training for the new beginner, refined technique for the more advanced incorporating performance and confidence techniques.
As a singer I specialize in Pop, Country, R&B, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Rock, Classical and Musical Theater - I teach all styles.
I also teach Sight-singing for those who are qualified and interested.
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Darlene I. May 21, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Pamela is the perfect piano instructor for me at this time in my life. Very pleased...
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Jennifer O. April 4, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Pamela is a very easy going and laid back instructor. She helped my children achieve their piano goals with the year and a half of lessons attended with her.
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Tatiana S. March 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It's awesome
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Pamela P.

Pamela P.

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(7)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Varin I.

Chino Hills, CA

I have been coaching singers for over five years and many of my singers have gone on to perform solos at their community events. Within the first lesson, you will be able to breathe and phrase properly. After your second lesson, you will be able to vibrato and mix. The following lessons will address your wants and needs as singer because we all want different sounds. For a reference guide, I typically use The Singing Book by Dayme & Vaughn, Singing for the stars by Seth Riggs, and have the following tools for your lessons: a CD recorder and a Casio electronic keyboard. Each lesson will be recorded onto a CD so you do not have to take notes, you get to practice recommended scales and exercises, and critique your own voice. If you do not understand something then, you will might understand some key concepts later in your vocal journey. I love working with musicians of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you.

About Varin

Songwriter / Producer
Instruments: Piano, Vocals, Guitar/Bass, Drums
DAWS: Reason, FL, Waves, & Pro Tools
Member of BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC (2011-Present)

If you would like to schedule an appointment at a different time, please ask and I will do my best to make that arrangement.

What's inside the singing lesson?

Lessons revolve around three basic aspects which are training, singing, and acting.

In training, definitely be ready for some scale exercises. If you want to work on making your vibrato faster, breathe better, sing more loud or soft, sing short or longer phrases, co
ntrolling your mix, executing your melismas, r&b licks, blue notes, bending notes, singing super high notes and transitioning down to lower notes: balancing head and chest voice, and expanding your range, then vocal training is what you'll need. Most of this activity involves matching sounds to custom scales played on a piano.

In singing, definitely have a song in mind you want to work on. Then we'll discuss which techniques and skills that are essential for that particular genre of music. Other than that, you'll learn singer's diction and will know how to control vowel sounds and consonants more efficiently. Most of this activity involves you singing either a line, a verse, chorus, bridge, or the entire song. It really depends on what level you feel comfortable at. Most of this activity revolves around breathing techniques, phrasing techniques, and you singing the melody correctly on pitch.

In acting, whether you're recording or performing, you'll still need to put an act together. Portrayal of emotions are quite the essential skills to make your sound believable. If singing with feeling is not working out for you, then you might want to consider working on some basic acting skills. Some of the skills covered are voice inflections, rhythm, gestures, body language, and facial expressions. Most of this activity involves you expressing yourself as an artist.

How to be prepared for the lesson?

If you do not have a piano or recording device on hand, I'll provide both devices for you. It's recommended to provide a piano. It doesn't have to be expensive, it just has to be in tuned. If it's digital, you should be fine. It's also recommended to have a recording device. Many clients enjoy recording their lessons on their mp3 players or any other computer devices. Please have a clean and clear space with an electrical outlet for the piano and recording device. Other than that, please wear comfortable clothing as if you are about to play a sport or an activity you enjoy. If you want to dress like a super star that's fine too.

If you're taking lessons online, don't worry about anything because everything will be provided.
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Jonathan Liu May 7, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Varin is honestly such a great teacher. Since it was my first time ever getting formal vocal instruction, I was really nervous; however, he slowly eased away my anxiety with his patience and sense of sympathy. Professional yet relaxed, encouraging and reliable! Would recommend.
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Quentin B. April 13, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
I'm a trans guy. As I transitioned from soprano to tenor, Varin helped me figure out how to use my new voice, on a conceptual and practical level. Overall, it was a great experience.
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Quentin April 3, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Super friendly and knowledgeable about singing. Would recommend.
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Varin I.

Varin I.

Chino Hills, CA 91709
(20)
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Patricia S.

Laguna Hills, CA

Classical and opera singing represents the Olympics of vocal artistry. The road to becoming a proficient classical singer lengthens as singers realize how much they have yet to learn. But, for those for whom classical singing is the be-all, end-all, there is no turning back.

Whether you want to sing O mio babbino caro or Nessun dorma as a career option, or for fun, good foundation training is necessary.

Technical training and repertoire development.

MTAC Certificate of Merit, Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, recital and performance opportunities for interested students.

I have trained singers for 40 years. Many of my singers perform semi-professionally and professionally in various settings and attend prestigious university music programs, including Juilliard.

About Patricia

Patricia is a teacher of voice technique. She is NOT a pop or rock vocals song coach. If you are looking for a teacher who can help you find or further develop an acoustically sound and pleasing voice quality that requires no amplification to be heard, you may have found the right teacher for you.

Patricia has trained singers and and taught vocal technique and piano in Orange County, California, since 1999. She has taught privately and in public and private schools and in college and conservatory settings, vocal directed and musical directed musical theatre productions and directed choirs s
ince 1975. She has taught singing for the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA).

A professional classical singer, Patricia has performed as a chorister with Los Angeles Music Center Opera, with Orange County’s Opera Pacific and with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and in master classes taught by Giorgio Tozzi (Metropolitan Opera), Blanche Thebom (Metropolitan Opera) and Dorothy Warenskjold (San Francisco Opera), among other notables. She is a San Mateo County Vocal Competition prize winner. She is a former staff soloist for the televised Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power Choir and the pre-recorded annual Glories of Christmas and Easter.

Patricia trained and coached with a number of exceptional musicians including, most notably, Natalie Limonick (formerly general director of the USC Opera Program, director of the UCLA Opera Workshop and Opera Guild of Southern California President), Esther Andreas (Metropolitan Opera), Naomi Farr (New York City Opera), Nina Hinson (San Francisco Opera), Marion Cooper, Dietrich Erbelding, Charles Ross Perlee (conductor, San Francisco Opera and Bremen Opera), and several other respected teachers and coaches.

Patricia is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Music Teachers Association of California, Music Teachers National Association, and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers. She is a Founding Teacher for the Music Development Program of the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Patricia is also an Emmy® Award-winning writer. She is a working spoken voice-over talent and an active member of SAG-AFTRA and AGMA. She is a former TV Arts & Entertainment news segment host and producer and NPR radio station affiliate host, and a former columnist for The Los Angeles Daily News.

Students who expect intelligent, formal, conventional, conservatory level training and a foundation-based approach will enjoy working with Patricia. School-aged singers and pianists do very well in MTAC Certificate of Merit and other evaluation and competition programs.

NOTE ABOUT AGES TAUGHT:

Piano, age 7 and up
Voice, age 11 and up

NOTE ABOUT LOCATIONS:

Thursday and Friday, private homes in the Newport Beach, Corona del Mar area.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, stationary location in Laguna Hills, 5 Frwy close.

Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, MTAC, MTNA, CAPMT, NATS, MCA-I
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Marissa J Hoffman May 20, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Patricia is the teacher you need if you are serious about taking your singing to the next level. Her classes are challenging but she is patient. With each of her classes I learn valuable skills and techniques that I will use forever. She is truly a pro at what she does. Plus, she's fun! I couldn't imagine a better vocal coach.
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Nathan Urone November 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Patricia has not only trained my daughter to sing correctly and read music wnderfully, she has also developed a strong relationship with her and given her self confidence and a love of music in general.
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Roland Henderson November 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
A little over a year ago I decided to take singing lessons. I scoured the internet and Yelp. It became apparent that I should try with Patricia Shanks. From my initial evaluation to the present day I am happy to say I made the right choice. On two counts. One, Patricia is long on substance and understands her craft at the highest possible level. She knows what she's doing. Count two, she blends into her approach a high level of compassion and just plain old down-to-earth care & concern for your best result and happiness and success. She immediately made feel comfortable and "accepted". And genuinely so. I have grown in the abundance of her able guidance. In this day and age of quick fixes and minimal effort it is refreshing to have someone performing her tasks as she does. You will NOT be disappointed. She is, in every sense of the word "Perfect".
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Patricia S.

Patricia S.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(10)
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Eulis K.

Anaheim, CA

Opera Voice lessons will teach you the techniques to get you from singing in the shower, to singing on the stage! Learn the best methods to keep your voice healthy and in good shape, memorize lyrics and convey them with sincerity (despite your nerves!), develop a character and "become" that character while you sing and more!

About Eulis

--------------- I also teach Online via Skype or FaceTime! --------------------
Hello! Thanks for visiting my Takelessons profile. Let me start off by telling you a bit about myself:
I have been performing for over 20 years as a musician, acting since I was a small boy, and working consistently with public speaking, accent reduction and other presentational skills throughout my career. I started my musical education as a woodwind player and settled in to the wonderful world of singing over time. Music has opened me up to so many incredible opportunities from touring the world to performin
g in marvelous concert halls and working with some of today's most respected artists, as well as giving me the opportunity to expand my performance skills through acting in various plays, musicals, television, and film.

Performing has absolutely been my salvation! Throughout my life it has been a best friend and constant source of joy, and I share this gift with others so that it might help them to find the same joy. After more than 10 years of teaching, I have so many new experiences to draw from and share with my students. I've spent the last 8 years performing with Disney in Anaheim and abroad in their Tokyo Disney cast, and I must say that those experiences, vast and varied as they are, have given the word "performance" a new depth. I'm always excited to dive into every lesson with fresh ideas that will mesh well with many tried and tested teaching techniques.

Originally from Los Angeles, I now reside in Orange County and I'm especially proud to have expanded my studio to serving clients all over the world with online lessons via Skype and FaceTime! I get such joy from sharing my experiences with a diverse group of people from all walks of life.
If you're interested in learning more about my lesson style, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to talk with you about a plan to help you reach your goals!

For Students of Voice: Teaching Style

Over the past several years I have focused much of my personal growth on developing my ears' ability to pick out and pinpoint vocal “placement”, resonance, subtleties of timbre, changes in pitch, breath support, air speed and flow, pronunciation and diction, and in general, the way in which all of these work together to create style. From these assessments, I work with the student’s particular needs to address each area individually and based on the learning style of each person.
To illustrate to the student their method as I see and hear it, as well as ways in which they might make changes to facilitate the ease of singing --be they changes of tessitura (range), length of phrase, tone color, the release of unnecessary tension etc.-- I make use of vocalise (vocal exercises), simile and metaphor, examples from recorded performances, demonstration, self assessment, and techniques to “trick” the voice into acting in a different way, in addition to videos, diagrams, and texts on anatomy and physiology. I feel that all of these tools provide a unique and personalized learning experience for each student.
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Ashley May 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Really helps you feel comfortable with your own voice and works on strengthening and expanding what you have to offer.
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TJ R. May 24, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Not consistent and same exercises that are being taught free on youtube
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Tyler May 3, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Very, very good instructor. I would highly recommend Eulis to anyone seeking help with their vocals at any level.
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Eulis K.

Eulis K.

Anaheim, CA 92802
(30)
starting at
$25 / 15-min
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Heasuk P.

Aliso Viejo, CA

Experienced vocal teacher of 15 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation in vocal techniques. I specialize from opera to contemporary music and can provide students with an integrated voice training that will enhance your vocal skills. Students will be provided a private studio where I will teach my lesson plan with a piano.

About Heasuk

To share with you briefly on my background and experience, I have been teaching vocal in a university for about 3 years and previously have taught private lessons for about 3 years. In addition, I have acquired 2 masters in music which was granted to me in Mozarteum in Austria and Manhattan school of Music in New York, both of which are highly recognized universities in the subject of voice. My specialization consists of vocal technique and music interpretation.With my love and passion in the art of voice, I believe I can provide an excellent education towards polishing your vocal skills. Than
k you for taking your time and will be looking forward to hearing from you.
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Heasuk P.

Heasuk P.

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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