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Ariel P.

Glendale, CA

About Ariel

Hi! My name is Ariel. Thank you so much for looking at my profile. Here is some information about my educational background, performance career, and how I believe I benefit students.

I was heralded as an “impressive young…discovery” by the Los Angeles Times in 2010 when I made my operatic debut with Long Beach Opera as Nancy T’ang in Adam’s Nixon in China. I have performed roles such as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen, First Woman in Cherubini’s Medea, Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto. I have been a soloist wit
h the Blackbird Music Project, and I regularly collaborate with composers in the Southern California area. I was a fourth place winner in the Palm Springs Vocal Competition and am an OperaWorks alumna. I have a Masters degree from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music and I have a Bachelors degree from Northern Arizona University. I also completed a teaching internship at the California Lutheran University.

My style of teaching is tailor made for each student because everyone has different goals and needs. I focus on making singing fun and painless while setting a strong technical foundation. My goal for the student is to take away technical issues so they can be musically expressive and show the world who they are.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher. My hope is that students will feel improvement in their lessons and it will motivate them to practice. In my opinion, the lessons should be fun, educational, and safe.

My curriculum is based on the needs of the student. In general, I always begin with breathing techniques. Breathing is the foundation of singing and so I tend to spend some time trying to show the student the most efficient and most effortless technique. Then I move on to what I have learned from my own voice teacher, and I will teach the students what are called "vocal function exercises." These are a series of gentle warm ups that teach the student a combination of breath pressure, resonance, and eliminating physical tensions within the neck, chest, and back. Then I move on to incorporating these ideas into repertoire. I like to decide repertoire with the student based on their preferences and their skill level. Generally I like to give the student one classical piece in a foreign language and one musical theater piece, but this is not set in stone.
I hope that after a few months the student will have an understanding of breathing, beginning vocal technique, and some repertoire we have been working on.

All of this said, ultimately I do not hold students to my own expectations. I want them to learn at their own pace and not feel they need to be at a certain point after a certain amount of time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room. Keyboard. Seating for parents. Cats.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide sheet music and I expect the student to provide a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
I teach a method that is very simple and allows the student to express themselves musically and to have fun.

My expertise is Opera but I can teach all styles of singing.
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Charlotte T. July 27, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
The experience was really great. I was comfortable, Ariel's instruction was easy to understand, and I am looking forward to having more lessons.
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Arpine B. February 28, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I have had a great experience taking lessons with Ariel. She is a great teacher and makes everything so easy to understand and do. I do highly recommend her to those who wish to improve their singing and take it to the next level!!!!
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Cristina H. November 9, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter looks forward to her voice lesson every week. Ariel is awesome!
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Ariel P.

Ariel P.

Glendale, CA 91207
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA

I begin each voice lesson with a warm-up to prepare the student for their session. Next, we do a series of exercises specially designed to help each individual develop their skill in a way that best fits them. We then work on a piece of their choice for the remainder of the lesson, perfecting their technique and helping them become performance ready. I teach with patience and fun because I feel that this is the key to achieving goals and inspiring a good habit of practice.

If you do not already have a song or sheet music to bring in I can help you choose one during your first lesson. I also require that my students keep a practice journal to record their daily practice sessions. If possible, please bring a recording device of some sort so you can record your lessons. It is a HUGE help to be able to listen back on your lessons and to use them in your daily practice! No experience is necessary, that is what I'm here for!

About Jessie

Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to his or her individual needs. Each of my students prospers in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career. And the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of music that will always enrich their lives.

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 degre
e 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 the Musical, Seussical the Musical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer at churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to perform and study music 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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Erik N. July 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jessie is awesome
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JONAH T. June 29, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient, very knowledgeable about what to expect with changing male voice. We're coming back for more!
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Kabbyo C. June 23, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great First lesson!! Feeling good about the upcoming sessions..
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Jessie M.

Jessie M.

Pasadena, CA 91103
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$35 / 30-min
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Ashot B.

Glendale, CA

Beginners: Warm-Up Exercises, Pitch Control, Simple Song Choice
Intermediate level: Warm-Up, Breathing Exercises, Right Song Choice
Advanced Level: Warm-Up, Repertoire Choice, Audition Preparation,
Studio Recording Preparation

About Ashot

Ashot B. is a well-known Armenian musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and voice/piano teacher. A graduate of Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory (with a Master’s Degree in music Performance and Education), he, along with a classical music, has been a lover of Pop and Jazz music from an early age. Among his influences are George Gershwin, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Quincy Jones.

The academic education on one side, and a personal research and self-education on another, brought him to the determination to find his own way for self-expression. In 1
987 he was invited by the National Centre of Children’s Art, Music and Aesthetics to work as a music director and arranger for its Musical Theatre. Soon, he was offered to lead a small group of singers, mostly teenage girls, which later evolved into his original Jazz-Pop- Choir. In 1990, the choir was featured on National Television, performing the famed The Beatles hit “Let it be,” and becoming an instant sensation. The work with this choir within the next 3-4 years brought many awards and fame to Mr. B. as well as to the young singers, many of whom went on to become nationally acclaimed Pop stars.

The years following the Jazz-Pop-Choir saw Ashot B. take on a new direction: individually working with aspiring young pop singers pursuing their dreams of a big stage. As a part-time professor in the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory Jazz Department, the Yerevan State Pop & Jazz College, as well as privately, in his own Home-Studio, Ashot B. made it his top commitment to find, through individual approach, each young singers personal strengths, and, through the development of a musical taste and the choice of the right songs, help each of them reach the pinnacles of their potential. The results were participating and winning numerous prestigious international competitions, such as “Sloviansky Bazaar” (Slovenian Bazaar), “Shire Krug” (“Wider Circle”), “Golos Azii” (“Voice of Asia”), as well as, more recently, “Eurovision Song Contest,” and “American Idol.” Needless to say, many of these solo protgs joined the list of stars in the Armenian Pop Hall of Fame.

In 2006, Ashot B. moved to Los Angeles, and to this day continues to educate the young generations.

*** Piano Lesson Details ***

I strongly believe that it's extremely important to help beginners acquire a strong foundation in real musicianship. The first thing that any aspiring/beginning piano student should learn is the combination of the following:
1. Proper posture and proper hand-position
2. Proper touch that ensures a full sound and a beautiful tone
3. Basic music theory and notation
4. Appropriate and personalized choice of various songs/pieces: building of a repertoire

*** Singing Lesson Details***

I believe that anyone with a musical ear/sense of pitch can sing, no matter how powerful their voice is. My experience allows me to see a hidden talent of the prospective student, and in a short time find the best way to help them to achieve their goal.

***Studio Equipment***

Digital Piano Roland RD 700 NX, JBL Studio Monitors, Mic. Shure SM58, MacBook Pro, Apple-Logic-Pro, Etc.
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Sarah A. October 25, 2014
Singing · In studio
Ever since I went to professor Ashot's class, I felt like singing is my passion. I love the way he teaches me to sing, and I love how he does the musical arrangements for me. I have participated in many international competitions and won many 1st places. For me, he is the best teacher anyone could have. He is talented, patient, and caring. I found guidance, friendship, discipline, and love in my talented teacher, ASHOT BZNUNI!!!
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Anna S. October 24, 2014
Singing · In studio
Ashot B. is a multi-talented musician, composer and educator! I made my first steps into the music world with the help of and under the direct supervision of this wonderful man! I was one of the lead singers of his Jazz/Pop band in Armenia. I was about 9 years old when I joined that band, and, since then, my life has never been the same! He introduced us to the best music, inspired us to sing in many styles; he taught us how to sing sophisticated harmonies, introduced complicated rhythms, helped each one of us find our own style, sing with our own unique voice. Our band took numerous prizes at music festivals around the world, and many of our band members continued our musical careers as professional singers and became top-level artists in different countries! He’s a great teacher, who knows exactly what each singer needs in order to bring out the best out of his/her voice. I can’t even find enough words to express all my gratitude and appreciation to my first teacher, my musical mentor, and a wonderful person who helped me become who I am today! I definitely recommend Ashot to everyone who’s looking for a great teacher! He knows the right path!
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Joseph T. October 12, 2014
Piano · In home
I met Prof. Ashot 7 years ago. By now, he has taught my eldest child for 7 years, my second child for 5 years, and my third child (youngest) for 2 years. Knowing that I have retained his teaching service for so long should tell you all you need to know about his teaching skills. But I will elaborate anyway . . . He is GREAT with children! He is patient, warm, and encouraging, and his love of music and teaching shines through. Not every student learns the same way, so Prof. Ashot, as a wise and experienced teacher, alters his teaching methods to suit each student individually. Below are a few simple words of praise from my kids:

“Prof. Ashot is a very experienced piano artist. I enjoy working with him very much because he is patient and has taught me a lot in the last 7 years.”
Phi, 13 years old.

“Prof. Ashot is a very experienced teacher with a knack for music. He has good taste in music. I have learned much from him and I’m learning more every week.”
Nhi, 11 years old.

“Prof. Ashot is a man with talent and skill. Prof. Ashot pushes us beyond our limit, but I love to work with him very much.”
Quoc, 10 years old
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Ashot B.

Ashot B.

Glendale, CA 91203
(9)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jamie C.

Glendale, CA

Lessons with me begin with 10 minutes of warm up, vocal exercises, and scales. Then we move right into a song of your choice, because singing songs is the end goal not exercises or scales. I believe in using songs to help better the student because it is a real world application. That way they can learn proper breathing, vowels, larynx position, bridging etc. and apply them in context. Singing should be fun and not something you have to do, but want to do. We will also work on finding and extending you vocal range correctly and comfortably!

About Jamie

I am currently a second year Music Major student pursuing a career in the music industry! I moved here in 2013 from Rhode Island and have dived right into the music business ever since I've been here. Working with all kinds of studios, artists, producers, and teachers. I know what its like being a beginner and what obstacles that come with that because I went through it myself. I've built my way from the ground up with the help of amazing mentors who had true passion and understood their students. I hope to pass on my knowledge and experiences to you!

Music Background:
-4 years SLS voice l
essons
-Studied with level one, two, and three SLS instructors
-Musicians Institute Vocal program
-2 years classical vocal training
-4 years playing acoustic guitar
-3 years Music theory/Ear Training/Reading

Recording Background:
-Recording Connections Audio Institute Graduate
-Protools 10 Certified User
-Studio experience at ESAudio Services
-Home Studio with Protools 10 and 11
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Carol (Student is my son Liam) July 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Jamie is my 7 year old sons Piano teacher, I met Jamie outside of this website but he had asked me to leave a review for him. I often sit in during the lessons and he is great with my son, very energetic and very positive. He teaches both from our piano book and also his own experience and tips which I really enjoy.
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Sophia C. June 27, 2015
Audio Engineering · In studio
I started lessons with Jamie a few months ago and he is great! Im a singer, and came to Jamie to learn how to record and mix my music. My immediate impression is how kind and patient he is when he teaches, and how he really tries to make sure I understood everything. He is very well rounded and I could not only ask him for help on recording music but almost anything singing, theory, piano, guitar. Can't wait for the next lesson!
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Jamie C.

Jamie C.

Glendale, CA 91206
(2)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Gabriel B.

La Crescenta, CA

Study with AWARD WINNING, BROADWAY & NATIONAL TOUR Credited Singer!

With over 20 years of performing and teaching experience and having studied with the BEST in the industry (including 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber) Gabriel will provide you with a WEALTH of information and tools you need to bring YOUR singing voice to the NEXT LEVEL in a FUN and RELAXING environment.

LEARN FROM A TEACHER WHOS BEEN THERE!

About Gabriel

Study with Award Winning BROADWAY & NATIONAL TOUR Credited Singer!

With over 20 years of performing and teaching experience and having studied closely with the BEST in the industry (including 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. RAHMAN and Sir ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER), Gabriel will provide you with a wealth of information and tools you need to bring your voice to the next level in a fun and relaxing environment. Learn:

* How to prevent vocal damage and strain
* How to overcome stage fright and anxiety
* How to expand your vocal range
* How to utilize your breath efficiently
* H
ow to eliminate bad vocal and performing habits
* How to choose the material that is right for YOU
* So much more!
LEARN FROM A TEACHER WHO'S BEEN THERE!

www.GabrielBurrafato.com
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Mike July 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Gabriel was very professional and knowledgeable. With his coaching I was able to have confidence heading into my auditions. Thank you for everything!
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Patrick July 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Gabriel took my voice to the next level. As a professional singer myself, I was looking to elevate my game and did I ever! With Gabriel's techique I was able to do things with my voice I'd never thought possible. I was hitting notes I never thought I could hit, and singing songs in a whole new, wonderful way. Not only will his vocal technique and teaching style improve your voice, but he's an actual working professional with great insight and knowledge of how the business works. Great stuff! I HIGHLY recommend Gabriel!
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Scott July 16, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
As a young singer graduating school, I actually learned more about power and control from Gabriel in one lesson than I had in any of my previous vocal training. We only had a few lessons together here and there over the span of about 6 months, but they changed my voice dramatically and his coachings very much stuck with me. I still refer back to some of the techniques he taught me for myself and any students I teach. Definitely the man to coach you!
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Gabriel B.

Gabriel B.

La Crescenta, CA 91214
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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