Class Details

  • Beginner
  • 5 Students
  • 10+
  • 45 mins.

What You’ll Learn

A basic understanding of how the voice works

Proper posture and breathing

Controlling your volume and pitch

Requirements

A reliable internet connection

A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

A built-in or external webcam

Description

The voice is an instrument too! Learn how to use yours in these beginner singing classes. Your instructor will teach you how your voice works as you start exploring your unique sound. You’ll be impressed with how much you progress and improve each week as you learn new concepts and gain experience in singing.

Teachers

To provide the greatest availability of start dates we have assigned multiple teachers to this class. All teachers will cover the same class material however their teaching styles may vary.
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Arlys A.
I help singers develop powerful, authentic voices. If you want to sing with more ease and freedom, deepen your understanding of your vocal instrument and learn tools to help you become more confident performing in public whether it be singing or speaking, THIS is for you! Optimize your voice by understanding how it works. I use multifaceted exercises to help you find and feel the difference in sound immediately, and we follow-up by with learning daily exercise protocols that help develop the muscular structure to create an easily sustainable vocal resonance.

Safely explore your vocal sound to deliver outstanding auditions and performances: Increase your range, broaden vocal tone, explore dynamics, cultivate calm energy, and feel better about your voice.

Take a deep inhale.....relax your jaw and exhale on "aaahhh". That's how we begin, by relaxing and finding your "aaahh!" space with exercises designed to connect the heart to the science of voice & movement. Let me help you find an easier way to promote your best posture, easiest breath support, best resonance and pitch control. My teaching style is infused with the knowledge that students of voice must be treated with great care and encouragement. Let me help you release your authentic voice!
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Loretta M.
I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. I have been teaching for over ten years now. Working with students both in person and online has been amazing. With online lessons I am able to work with students who love the convenience of being at home and in person I can show students what it is like to really grow! I love my students of all ages, and can only hope to show others how amazing music can be. I have worked with a handful of students with special needs and am comfortable teaching in a non-traditional style. I am currently preparing to complete my certification in music therapy. Those who can do teach, and those who can teach totally do!
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Jessie M.
As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it!

With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life then they WILL achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having FUN doing it!
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Rosita R.
I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish, Japanese and Italian) I have been lucky enough to study with some of the top teachers in the country and now I bring the experience I have gained directly to you!
My passion for multiple languages and love of music is the desire driving me to share the gifts for teaching young children to open the door to their own musical abilities and hidden language gifts.
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Denise B.
Just like a piano, flute or violin, your voice is an instrument. The purpose of voice lessons is to help you to develop a beautiful and dynamic singing voice and also to teach you to use your voice in a healthy, age-appropriate way that will keep you singing for many years to come! As your teacher, I want our class to be more than just singing through a few songs. We will always start with some combination of warm-ups for your breath, body, and voice. Just as you wouldn't go running without first stretching and warming up your muscles, you don't want to start singing full songs without first getting your body and voice warmed up.
Warm-ups will also introduce you to new techniques for properly using your voice in a healthy and beautiful way. We will also work on expression and acting. A song isn't just pretty notes—it tells a story. If it's a song from a musical, there's a specific character that sings it. It's your job as a singer to tell the story and to make it fun and exciting for the audience. While there's a lot of hard work that goes on during a class, voice classes are lots of fun! As your teacher, I am here to encourage you, support you, and guide you in your vocal studies. I look forward to working with you soon!
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Reina M.
My name is Reina and I was born and raised in San Diego. I have been recording, performing, studying music since the age of nine.

I first studied and performed jazz. I am very comfortable with standards. I studied classical in college. I believe that classical training is necessary to have a full understanding of your instrument, the same way you would train with sprints if you wish to become a cross country runner. From there personality and tons of practice are key to success in singing.

Reviews

20 Reviews
Enjoyed every minute. Looking forward to next time!
Kathy H.
Jan 20, 2016
Reina gave me a lot of positive feedback and the class was really dynamic and full of useful tips! Can't wait for my next leeson :)
Ana F.
Jan 27, 2016
Reina is an outstanding teacher that I highly recommend. She can explain concepts in very simple terms that are easy to understand. She is very encouraging and makes lessons fun. With her instruction, my singing voice has been completely transformed in a relatively short time period. I am so excited about my progress and look forward to my future lessons with her.
Kalli K.
Feb 2, 2016
Reina is really nice. My daughter is always looking forward to her lessons. Recommend!
Suzette B.
Feb 5, 2016
My first lesson was great, cant wait for my next lesson !!
Rawan
Feb 18, 2016
This was my first lesson with Reina and my first singing lesson ever!! Reina was awesome. She was so encouraging and really made me feel comfortable. I couldn't have asked for a better 1st experience and teacher. I can't wait for next weeks class!!!!
Danniela C.
Feb 26, 2016
She is an amazing teacher & really nice & funny.
Faith S.
Feb 29, 2016
First class was great! Reina has an awesome personality and makes it fun to learn singing. I'm looking forward to more lessons with her. =)
Jonny R.
Mar 5, 2016
Reina was wonderful. She is very upbeat and positive. She gave great tips.
Aimee
Mar 6, 2016
My first singing lesson EVER! Reina made me very comfortable (and I was very nervous to start). Can't wait for my next lesson!
Rachel D.
Mar 10, 2016
What an excellent teacher.. She made me feel comfortable and at ease during my lesson ... I totally feel empowered with awesome lessons and homework.. I look forward to my next lesson ... Thank you Reina
jeannie hilley
Mar 10, 2016
She's awesome, energetic, very knowledgeable and has a fun personality!
Ametra E.
Mar 15, 2016
Reina is absolutely my favorite I've never had a better singing coach ever! She is attentive and willing to help whenever she needs to. I would and will always be happy to promote and recommend Reina forever and ever!!!! You're the best Reina girl!!!
Durail C.
Mar 20, 2016
Regina is so bubbly. She makes me happy to learn and is encouraging!!!

Love her
Jajuan M.
Apr 16, 2016
She was amazing very engaged and love to teach. I would recommend her to anyone who want vocal training or help with their instrument. THANKS REINA! cant wait to have my next lesson.
shamar
May 27, 2016
At last, I've found someone who can break down the elements of becoming a great singer in user friendly language. Reina knows her stuff and from the very first lesson she made me feel confident in my ability to reach my goal.
Beverly B.
Jul 6, 2016
Reina is the best there is: firm, fun and and get results fast. She is just the best!
Beverly B.
Sep 7, 2016
Excellent teacher, superb patience with newbies like me and comprehensive step by step instruction.
Steve M.
Sep 20, 2016
Reina is so positive - each lesson makes my day. Her lessons build a solid foundation of technique while still keeping things fun. She adapts her training so that you sing music styles that interest you. If you like singing but find yourself holding back, her teaching style will help you get past your mental barriers.
Mel
Dec 29, 2016
I love her so much of a teacher, she has shown me things i can do with my voice, that i didn't know i could even do! She pushes you towards your goal and she really improves me! She is so kind and the best teacher I've ever had! I really really recommend ! Love you Reina!!!
Tyra F.
Mar 13, 2017