Class Details

  • Beginner
  • 5 Students
  • 8+
  • 45 mins.

Class Objectives

  • Identify and practice proper breathing exercises for singing

  • Learn vocal training exercises to release tension in the jaw

  • Understand vocal health and maintenance

Requirements

  • Notebook, pen or pencil

  • Voice recorder (optional)

  • 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

Two things in singing are non-negotiable: breath support and jaw placement. This online singing class will teach you both! You’ll learn breathing exercises for singing as well as proper jaw placement. Your instructor will even discuss diet for singers and the impact it can have on vocal health. A little homework will give you even more vocal training so you can build on a solid foundation of singing skills.

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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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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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

15 Reviews
Mrs. Denise is an amazing teacher. What I loved the most about her, was that she is very honest. She would tell you if you have a voice to work with or not and I personally found her honesty to be very helpful. She made me feel comfortable with myself especially since this was my first ever singing lesson experience. I definitley recommend Mrs. Denise! She knows how to have fun and she also pushes you to your limit which is a good thing.
Danny S.
Aug 24, 2015
works very well with my 7yr old. She has gotten her to finally access her low scales.
Kristyn
Sep 1, 2015
Excellent! I am very satisfied with my first lesson with Denise. I have taken lessons before and I was a little skeptical about a new voice coach. Furthermore, taking lessons online. My wife started first and she absolutely enjoys her lessons with Denise.

Denise was able to identify how I can improve my singing and what I need to work on. I highly recommend her if you are serious about learning how to sing!
Ramon R.
Sep 4, 2015
Denise is very... Comfortable. I can relax and understand her and caught what she said and meant without an issue.
Alisha G.
Sep 8, 2015
My daughter loves her, she is able to help exactly in the areas we want to improve on. She is friendly and encouraging and talented. We are happy to have her.
Jordan E.
Sep 13, 2015
I took lessons with other teachers throughout the States and so far Mrs Denise is the best, she is patient, comfortable to work with and she teaches how to give soul to the music. I enjoy her performance and teaching capabilities.
Mr.Baronne
Oct 19, 2015
She is intelligent, obviously educated in the subject, puts people at ease, and gives wonderful instruction.
Dalton H.
Oct 20, 2015
Denise is an amazing teacher. She not only has an incredible voice, she is patient, kind, energetic, and a very talented teacher! My daughter is 7 and looks forward to singing lessons with Denise every week. She has learned scales, how to warm up her voice, pitch, among so many other valuable lessons in such a short time. We are thrilled with our choice to take lessons with Denise and look forward to many more valuable, fun, and energetic lessons she has to offer. If you want talent and an amazing experience for your child, you will want to take lessons with Denise!

Regards,
Jessica
Blakley D.
Nov 13, 2015
My husband, our 7 years old granddaughter and I take lessons with Denise! We could not be much happier with Denise. She tailors our lessons based on our skill level and at the same time pushes us to achieve more and more at every lesson! We have all improved so much and we are feeling more confident when singing! I can't wait to perform our duet at a family wedding which my husband and I have working on! Thanks Denise! We are singers!!!
Casey P.
Jan 5, 2016
Denise was great. Made me feel very at ease and I am looking forward to my next lesson. By the way, she has a powerful beautiful voice.
Zach S.
Feb 11, 2016
My first contact with Denise was warm and reassuring. I am looking forward to seeing her again, she is great. She makes you feel at ease and she takes you step by step during your lesson, she is not pushy. I know I will enjoy my time with Denise, and I will reach my goal.
Lydia
Mar 28, 2016
Denise helped me improve my vocal style dramatically from day one. She is passionate and persistent and very experienced. She made me feel very comfortable singing with her even though I'm quite shy. I would highly recommend Denise to anyone.
Monique P.
Jul 13, 2016
Ms. Denise has been very encouraging and patient, especially because I am quite introverted and shy when it comes to projecting my voice. I have become more confident in my singing abilities, and am loving lessons (:
Mary T
Jul 13, 2016
Very helpful and honest! Willing to help with any question.
Gisele
Aug 13, 2016
She was great! Very helpful, and look forward to working with her more!
Shahmeer Hashmat
Oct 24, 2016