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Francesca V.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Forte Award from California Music Studios
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Francesca V.

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Most anybody can learn how to sing. Not most anybody can teach someone how. Francesca's studio flaunts performers all over Southern California and on major TV networks.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall.

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Nicole M.
Francesca is the best singing teacher I've ever had, she's incredibly kind, patient, energetic, and understanding.
Sarah
She gave me good feedback and is helping me prepare for a singing competition
Mary
Francesca is a great teacher!
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Rachel P.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Musical Theater from Duke Ellington School for the Arts
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Rachel P.

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I've had experience working with both beginners looking to sing for enjoyment as well as coaching aspiring professionals to refine their craft and move ahead with career goals! I tailor lessons according to your goals while also helping you discover and fulfill your maximum potential. I establish and maintain a calm, safe space for us to explore your voice without pressure or judgment, and encourage your insights and creativity.

I also emphasize the importance of overall musicianship for singers so that they have deeper understanding and appreciation for their musical selection. This can include learning to sight sing, transposing songs to your correct key, accurately communicating preferred tempo and rhythmic feel to other musicians, writing charts in order to work with live bands and so on.

About Rachel

A graduate of Duke Ellington School for the Arts and the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Rachel Panay is a 6 time Billboard Club charting singer/songwriter in the Dance music genre. She recently returned to her musical theatre roots appearing as Rose in Theatre Lab's production of The Secret

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Anne
Rachel has taught our son since first grade; he's now in third. She's tailored lessons to his musical taste (the Beatles) while providing a strong foundation on which to build. She's been very flexible and accommodating throughout the switch from in-person to remote lessons, and he really enjoys the time with her. Knowing that so many kids are motivated by short-term goals, she's planned even more recitals during this remote time than when they were solely in-person, and that's been a great motivator for our son to practice.
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Roh
Rachel is a great teacher for my 12 year old child. Rachel builds her confidence and meets her exactly where she is at. I highly recommend her.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

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Learn to match pitch, keep time, and how to develop the necessary skills to develop as a musician.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics and how they apply to singing. Develop skills for matching pitch as well as generating sense of pitch internally. Work to control and sufficiently support your breathing. Explore the elements of tone and diction that really make your singing sound good.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.

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Monica A.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Musical Theatre from University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2017
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Monica A.

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Every voice lesson will begin with a warm-up. We will cover vocal technique, basic music theory, song interpretation, acting the song, and building & refining repetoire. Can also be used to prepare audition material.

About Monica

If you want to learn to LOVE performing, get in touch with me! I'm a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (Vocal Major), as well as the Hartt School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, where I got my BFA in Musical Theatre, and performing is truly in my blood! I believe that more

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Kit
Monica is wonderful!
Wow! I was impressed by Monica's recap from her class about reading music. She made things so clear- it helped me a lot, now I can explain them to my own student more easily! I also love her positive attitude!
Sawyer ..
It doesn’t get much better than hearing from my child “Monica is so awesome. At the beginning of the song it goes super low and I couldn’t hit the notes. She helped me with my technique and by the end of the lesson it was easier to hit them! And even though I know I did awful trying to hit them at the beginning she didn’t make me feel like she thought it was bad!”

My kids love their lessons with Monica, she is always positive and supportive with them and I can tell they are improving vocally. Very happy we chose her!
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Kelly A.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Kelly A.

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Vocal Technique -- basic to advanced (how to use your entire instrument and expand your options as a singer -- and maintain a healthy instrument long-term) -- ALL styles!
Pop Singing, Musicianship, & Style
Jazz Singing, Musicianship, & Style
"Singer's Piano" - using the piano as a tool to help expand your singing and musicianship
Ear-training and Musicianship for singers -- how to sing in tune, how to improvise/ "riff", how to hear more interesting note options, how to expand colors/textures in your voice
Sight-Reading/Sight-Singing (if interested)

About Kelly

I have over 13 years of teaching experience (all levels) and I currently teach music at Cornish College of the Arts (since 2015). I have taught many different styles of voice, piano, songwriting, and musicianship lessons, and I can tell you this-- I LOVE teaching! My students have ranged from 5 to

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Matt
I'm a 49 year old trying to take my piano skills to the next level. Kelly is very patient and after just two lessons I've learned quite a lot. Looking forward to continuing with her and highly recommend.
Daniel
Kelly is easy to connect with and took the time to find out what my interests were so that she could create a plan oriented towards my goals.
Ryder G.
We are return customers to Kelly. My son loved her as a piano teacher but we stopped when he was taking trumpet during school. Now that he’s over trumpet, we excitedly reenrolled with Kelly. She’s so encouraging and positive. We just did my son’s first online lesson through TakeLessons and it worked flawlessly. I’d recommend Kelly in a heartbeat.
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Ganna S.

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  • Speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Composition and Teacher of Music from I.P. Kotlyarevskyi Kharkov National University of Arts, Ukraine
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Ganna S.

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PRIVATE PIANO AND VOICE LESSONS

*Beginners to Advanced, ALL AGES!
*Over 15 years experience as a professional Pianist and Singer, and as a Piano and Voice teacher
*Graduate of Kharkov National University of Arts in Ukraine (Bachelor in Music Composition and Theory of Music)
*Specializes in combining both Piano and Vocals together, but does individual Piano and Vocal instruction also
*Covers many popular genres, Pop, Rock, Alternative, Folk, Country, R&B, also Classical, Jazz, ect.

About Ganna

Dear student, I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Ganna, I'm singer, accomplished pianist and award-winning composer. I began my music career at the age of 7. I would like to share with you my experience as a professional musician and music artist. I teach piano, voice, theory of mu

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Irina
Ganna is a wonderful teacher. Yes, she knows how to play the piano but what is most important - she has a fantastic approach to her students and knows how to teach - she's so patient and nice, and she is wonderful with kids - very supportive and encouraging and friendly. My 10-year old son and I loved our lessons! Thank you Ganna!

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Average Cost of Singing Lessons in Grand Rapids, MI

The average cost of 60-minute singing lessons in Grand Rapids is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"She's an amazingly confident beautiful women... They don't come like her anymore.. I'm grateful and blessed to have her as a coach and so will the next person!! 10 stars**********"
Tomi
Took Singing lessons from April S.
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"Gfire is a teacher for creatives, encouraging exploration and expression while supplying students with effective research-based tools to support realization of potential."
Kyle
Took Singing lessons from Gfire
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"Eric is the 3rd vocal instructor I’ve had on take lessons and he is by far the best vocal coach I’ve ever had. He’s done so much to help me improve my voice. All my life i had pain in my throat while singing and it only took Eric about 30 days (4 lessons) to get that pain to completely disappear. I feel like my singing voice has changed dramatically since beginning my lessons with Eric about 2 and half months ago. He really goes out of his way to ensure that i understand each exercise and he’s always looking for ways to help take me to the next level."
Kaitlin
Took Singing lessons from Eric J.
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"Melanie is an awesome teacher!

I had the pleasure of learning from Melanie when she directed and taught a small performance group. When the group had to learn many difficult parts and songs, Melanie always was extremely patient with us and really took her time to explain the "why" behind her direction. She is an excellent, technically strong singer and an excellent communicator. She makes sure you understand what you are doing with your voice which is so important! She definitely brought out the best in the performance group!"
Gavin
Took Singing lessons from Melanie A.
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"Awesome! Can’t wait for the next lesson!"
Scott
Took Singing lessons from Shannon F.
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"My daughter just had her first lesson with Alyssa, and she is ecstatic. She was very happy with her lesson and eager to continue working with Alyssa."
Danielle
Took Singing lessons from Alyssa M.
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"Excellent Vocal Teacher

Milton is a very patient vocal teacher. I have taken vocal lessons in the past and never learned so much as when Milton teaches. I have only had a couple of lessons with him and have learned so much already. He is teaching me the correct way to sing and breath and am currently getting used to singing the way he taught me. Very happy."
THERESA
Took Singing lessons from Milton J.
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"Our kids love Elena, my wife and I have know her for a few years. She has taken our two boys from no musical ability to being able to sing beautifully. Now they love doing it, they have some opportunities to sing at school and the oldest (14) keeps talking about having his own band when he grows up! I didn't know she did guitar lessons as well, but another friend of ours started taking guitar lessons (in her 40s, I should add) and she's enthusiastic about it. Teaching is a gift that Elena certainly has! We highly recommend her."
Frank
Took Singing lessons from Elena D.
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"So full of information that even after countless training years ago. First lesson I have elevated my speaking skills to another level. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Athena to any one seeking lessons wither you are beginning, intermediate or an expert (WhichI thought I was)."
JB
Took Singing lessons from Athena M.
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Took Singing lessons from Alex B.
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By Kelsey P. - Grand Rapids Singing Teacher

My name is Kelsey, and I teach guitar and singing lessons in Grand Rapids, MI. As a voice coach, I am always encouraging my students to get out there and find places where they can start performing. This is understandably a terrifying idea to most beginners. They say, “I’m not ready yet!” or “What if I mess it up?” And the truth is, you may mess it up. But that’s not a good reason not to start trying.

Let me ask you something. Is it possible to learn how to sing without singing? Would it make sense to sign up for guitar lessons and not intend to ever pick up your guitar until you feel “ready”? The answer to both of these questions, I hope, is obvious. No.

So it is with performing. It is impossible to learn how to perform w

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ithout getting yourself up on stage. And, like anything else, chances are, the first couple of times you do it, you will make mistakes. This is how we learn. You won’t be a perfect singer or guitar player before your debut performance. But guess what? That’s not required.

Grand Rapids, MI is my home town and the place where I am proud to teach my 35 or so voice and guitar students every week. Many musicians choose to relocate to more well-known, artsy places to launch their performance careers like L.A, Nashville, or Boston. But Grand Rapids has plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet and then some as an aspiring performer.

Open Mics Grand Rapids has a plethora of open mic nights. Some of them are great experiences, and some of them make you want to crawl into a hole and never get on stage again. When you check out an open mic, make sure you check out lots of reviews before you go and always bring a support group of friends and family who want to see you succeed! My top picks are Tuesday nights at Founders Brewing (great food and a good crowd), and Friday nights at Lantern Coffee Bar & Lounge (a more intimate setting and really good coffee). I have personally played both of these open mics and can say with confidence that you will have a good experience. There are so many others to check out, so do some Googling and read some reviews, and plan out your performance practice!

Gigs Once you and/or your band have played many open mics, talent shows, coffee houses, and the like, and you feel a bit more confident in your set, you can venture out to some more professional gigs and start getting the word out there! Some of my local favorites are One Trick Pony, Founders, and college campus coffee houses like Aquinas College, Calvin College, and Cornerstone University. I like these venues because they are a bit more family oriented; that’s just my preference. They treat the artist well, and will pay you a fair amount for your talent and time. If you’re involved in a church, this may also be a great place to set up a gig.

Listen and Learn No matter what level you’re at in your singing lessons in Grand Rapids, you should always be attending concerts of other artists and learning whatever you can. One of the best ways to check out local music is to check out Local Spins Live at Speak EZ Lounge on Wednesday nights, and you can check out Local Spins Live blog for reviews on local artists to find out when your favorites are playing!

The most important thing to remember is that you won’t become a performer until you start performing! Find some venues that welcome beginners like local open mics. Then, branch out to more professional venues once you’ve got your groove. And always find shows to attend so you can listen and learn how to get better!

Have fun!

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