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Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Performing bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!
I teach students age 9 and up.
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Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:
You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get
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.
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.
Vocal training for students of any level of experience. Whether you would like to sing classical, jazz, pop, musical theatre, R&B, opera, country, gospel, folk or any other style, I would like to help you find your true voice and learn techniques that will help you sing powerfully, healthfully, and artfully in any genre. The voice is an instrument, and like any other it can be used to create beautiful music and to express the deepest emotion. My goal will be to help guide you in a direction that will bring you the most longevity, flexibility, and enjoyment from your voice.
I have been teaching voice for 7 years and use classical vocal techniques as the foundation for all singing training and styles (such as pop, jazz, and musical theatre, etc). The goal is, by focusing on proper breath support, ear training, and the exploration of your own voice, to produce a HEALTHY, rich, vibrant sound that will sustain you through a long, rewarding career.
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