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Mary D.

Trabuco Canyon, CA

About Mary

My name is Mary and I have been teaching voice, piano, and violin for more than 20 years. I have an undergraduate degree in music, a masters degree in special education, and a doctoral degree in education. I teach lessons at my private studio in Dove Canyon. I offer lessons in piano, voice and violin. I am a professional musical director and have directed over 50 shows.  I am also a music therapist and I have special skills in teaching instruments to children with special needs. I love working with kids!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach "Music for Little Mozarts" for preschoolers, and A
lfred's and other methods as well as classical repertoire for more advanced students. I teach Suzuki violin classes to children ages 5 and up. I teach musical theater and jazz voice.   Every 3 months I host a student recital. Students may choose to play a solo, duet, or be in a small group number with other students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand piano, studio piano, 1/4 violin for young children

*** Specialties ***
Music, Piano, Voice, Violin
I specialize in musical theater, pop and classical voice lessons.

For piano I specialize in working with young children- Music for Little Mozarts (ages 4-6), Prep Course (ages 5-7) and Older beginners (ages 8 and up). I also teach intermediate to early advanced level classical piano.

Violin- I teach Suzuki Method (beginners through Book 7) to students age 5 and up. I also teach intermediate and early advanced classical styles.
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Beth W. January 10, 2017
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Mary is a great instructor. Super patient and mellow, she understands how to bring kids out of their shell and help to create a good experience with performing.
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Beth W. August 24, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
We are super happy with Mary. She is patient, understanding, and calming, putting my kid at ease in this new situation. She understands learning challenges and can easily adapt her instruction to fit the child's needs. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Briseyda July 17, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She's so sweet and what a professional!! My daughter is very excited to keep her as her instructor.
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Mary D.

Mary D.

Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Amber C.

Irvine, CA

I always start with warm-up vocalizing. Then, we work on songs, depending on the student and type of voice, and always including music theory, the foundation. Each student is unique; so I customize the lessons and repertoire to suit each student.

About Amber

I am an experienced, enthusiastic music instructor, who started playing piano around 8 years of age and participated in many musical activities. I received my Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Massachusetts, majoring in Music Education (voice and piano). I have appeared around the world as a soloist singing jazz and pop, including the Blue Note, NYC, and appeared as a guest soloist at the 2000 Southern California Summer Special Olympics. I also participated in ensemble groups such as the Masterworks Chorale in NYC, and the Verdi Opera Chorus of Southern California; and curr
ently I volunteer at the Senior Center leading/accompanying the Sing-Alongs.

Inspired by my love of music, I have been teaching piano and voice for over 20 years from NY to LA and now Orange County. In conjunction with my teaching skills, I have excellent communication skills, patience and enthusiasm, and work well with children and all ages. I feel that music is an important part of education, and it aids in the development of cognitive and motor skills. And most of all, it is fun and rewarding, and a skill to last a lifetime!
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Carole Yarwood July 28, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Amber met me at her door with a smile on her face although I was much too early due to my over active excitement at arriving for my first lesson. Her first words to me were, "I'm so proud of you." That was a complement connected to my age of 83. I could have hugged her. Our lesson consisted of warming up my vocal cords after a long period of not singing. It was noted because of my hearing loss, that I was having trouble pitch wise and this would be something for me to work on besides my breathing. Amber's lesson was exactly what I needed and I can't wait for my next lesson.
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Stefania M. June 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is an excellent teacher and lovely person!!!!!
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Jeffrey W. February 16, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kind, lovely voice, happy. Awesome combination for voice teacher.
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Amber C.

Amber C.

Irvine, CA 92620
(10)
starting at
$33 / 30-min
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Sheila S.

Fullerton, CA

I am a classically trained singer, with experience singing solo, in choirs, and in professional opera companies. Within the first few lessons, you'll learn the fundamentals of vocal technique and as time goes on you'll be performance ready. I specialize in teaching healthy vocal technique, applicable to all styles of singing, from pop to Broadway to opera. Come discover your voice!

About Sheila

I have earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands. As a professional singer, I have performed in numerous concerts and operas. I've sung in both choral and solo settings, as well as fully staged productions. Throughout my education, I have played piano and even participated in Certificate of Merit testing. These experiences have all helped shape me into a well rounded singer.

In lessons, I devote equal amounts of time to technique and repertoire. We will always begin by warming up, and working on some exercises. Then we will implement your new tec
hniques into your repertoire, which I will tailor to your specific needs and wants.

Above all, though, I want to help you realize your dreams as a musician! Looking forward to getting started!

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice: I believe technique comes first and foremost, because it will free you to give everything you've got in performance! We will work on breath support, tone quality and proper placement, and then sing through your repertoire to put these techniques into practice.

Piano: Learning music theory goes hand in hand with playing piano. As you play your pieces, we will also explore the fundamental concepts of music theory (basic rhythm, treble and bass clef, major and minor), giving you a well rounded approach to mastering the piano. These skills will take you a long way in your musical path!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Upright piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Stickers for little ones! I also bring repertoire books to share with my students.

*** Specialties ***
Classical singing technique, applicable to all styles of singing
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Isabelle Y. October 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is a great teacher
My kids loves her
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Mauricio A. March 8, 2016
German · Online
Verified Student
Great Teacher!
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Emi Moon March 3, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is very good!!! I am looking forward to taking next lesson!
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Sheila S.

Sheila S.

Fullerton, CA 92831
(17)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Patricia S.

Laguna Hills, CA

First you find your voice, then you discover your style.

Finding your voice means learning how to operate it in an efficient and effective way, without affecting it with style from the outside.

First lessons have to do with learning about and coordinating releasing a free tone, breathing, supporting and understanding how your specific voice works.

Second lessons have to do with putting all of that together and expanding on it to produce pleasing and healthy sounds from top to bottom, bottom to the top, and every note in-between.

And, of course, along the way we apply all of that new knowledge, skill and training to songs.

Advanced students keep your technique in good shape, enhance your existing technique and further hone style and presentation.

Performance. Technique. Traditional, conventional training.

Exam and evaluation opportunities for interested school-aged singers. MTAC Certificate of Merit, Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, others.

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About Patricia

Patricia is a teacher of voice technique. She trains singers of ALL STYLES of music. Students and parents of students who expect intelligent, formal, conventional, conservatory-level training and a foundation-based approach will enjoy working with Patricia.

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 since 1975. She has taught singing for th
e Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA). She also currently teaches voice for the Music Conservatory at Mission Viejo Christian Church.

A professional 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.

She has sung pop and rock and religious background music in recording studios, including Hollywood's Capital Records, and in live venues, including the Las Vegas Hilton Casino Lounge and the historic Coconut Grove club at the Ambassador Hotel in Hollywood.

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.

Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, MTAC, MTNA, CAPMT

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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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Patrick K.

Orange, CA

Allow me to help you get the voice of your dreams! You know, the one you have always known that you have deep down inside. It is my firm belief that everyone has a beautiful and unique voice to share with the world and most people have to work hard for it. That is where I come in! Hard work will turn into a fun and an adventurous experience of growth and excitement, I guarantee!

About Patrick

Hello and welcome to my profile! My name is Patrick and I look forward to working with you soon. I have been working with students of all age ranges, learning styles, and ambitions for over 5 years and I specialize in individualizing my teaching approach based on YOUR specific needs and desires. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to change peoples lives profoundly through music.

A little bit about me:
I am a classically trained musician who has studied at CSUF and performs Classical, Jazz, Popular, Musical theater, and Opera. I have performed in venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Segerstrom ha
ll, Walt Disney concert hall and many more with artists like Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, John Williams, the LA philharmonic orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony, among others.
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Mari January 3, 2017
Piano · In home
We love Patrick! And so do our girls!!!
He is very patient with them and finds creative ways to keep them engaged :)
The best part is that with only few lessons, our oldest daughter (7 years old) was able to perform jingle bells in front of the entire family on Christmas Eve. :)
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Michael F. January 3, 2017
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My 7 year old warmed to Patrick right away. He is very kind and encouraging. She felt confident enough to sing 2 songs for the family at Christmas. He is also accommodating considering schedule changes which often happen.
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Pamela January 3, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son is only 5 and is just beginning piano lessons. Patrick is extremely encouraging and very patient with such a young student!
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Patrick K.

Patrick K.

Orange, CA 92866
(17)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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