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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 an aria 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 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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Kira D. April 20, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
My daughter in 3rd grade really enjoyed this lesson! Jessie was very nice and kind and Kira even had the opportunity to sign in the first session. These lessons are super convenient for parents that are tired of traveling in the car to non-stop places during the day. Would definitely recommend Ms. Jessie.
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Edna S. April 8, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Very pleasant, and knowledgeable teacher.
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John H. April 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jessie is a great teacher.
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Jessie M.

Jessie M.

Yucaipa, CA 92399
(52)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Tiffany R.

Claremont, CA

Singing should be fun! Of course you want to get better--an you absolutely will--but I strive to engage my students in a way that pushes them to be their best while also helping them enjoy the process along the way. Each lesson will begin with vocal exercises and wrap up with singing songs/arias. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals!

About Tiffany

Tiffany has been teaching private voice lessons for nearly 15 years. Some of her students have gone on to study music in college, land leading roles in musical theater productions, win vocal competitions, and increase their confidence in performing.

An active performer, she has sung with the Lake George Opera Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Canticum Novum Singers, New York Festival Singers, the New York Choral Society, and the Loma Linda University Church Orchestra.

She received both her Bachelor of Music an
d her Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University School of Music. As a student, she performed the roles of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Maria in West Side Story, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Beth in the mid-western premiere of Little Women, Maria in The Sound of Music, Zaida in The Turk in Italy, Paquette in Candide, and La Conversa in Suor Angelica.
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Anya L. August 3, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
This one is simple: Tiffany is the best voice teacher a singer could hope for.

Tiffany taught me healthy vocal practices and helped me adapt them to any style of singing. Because of her own vocal versatility and flexible teaching methods, she was able to work with me on musical theater, classical and opera, jazz, pop, and American songbook. Together with Tiffany, I prepared for each big musical at university, culminating in the role of Kate Monster in Avenue Q.

Tiffany helped me visualize my vocal mechanics. E.g. In addition to "knowing" I should sing through with a raised palate and lowered larynx in order to cultivate a concentrated tone, I learned to "see" the sound coming out of my head through a hamster tube. In addition to "knowing" I should engage my diaphragm for a grounded, supported sound, I learned to "see" a large rubber band extending from my throat to my belly. These particular visuals worked for me--if one of Tiffany's analogies wasn't doing the trick, we'd work together find one that did.

Most importantly, Tiffany's passion for singing and exuberance in teaching comes through at every moment. Her manner is infectious--no matter what kind of day you're having, once you walk into the room with Tiffany, the bad stuff melts away. She listens to you and empathizes with what's bugging you. Then she helps you channel that energy into your singing. And if your experiencing vocal distress, she'll stick with you through therapy and rehabilitation, giving you the skills to modify safely, and cope with your limitations, and not pushing you past your comfort zone.

Tiffany was everything I could have hoped for in a voice teacher and more: a coach, collaborator, confidant, and friend. I miss taking lessons with her and am jealous that you have the opportunity to enlist her brilliant talent and service!
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Hannah July 31, 2015
Classical Voice · In home
(cont.) As a student, I learned how to navigate the passaggio much better, and saw a huge improvement in my upper range. My tone quality became much clearer, and I saw my breath control improve. Tiffany also introduced me to a huge variety of repertoire, and was always open to new things. Her style of teaching absolutely does focus on technical problems, but I never felt bored or that the lessons were monotonous as I had with previous teachers. She's an absolutely wonderful teacher.
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Hannah July 31, 2015
Classical Voice · In home
I studied with Tiffany for several years, beginning with musical theater and eventually transitioning into classical music. She was a wonderful teacher–always supportive and extremely punctual, and our lessons gave me a solid foundation that I was able to build upon as a Vocal Performance major in college.
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Tiffany R.

Tiffany R.

Claremont, CA 91711
(5)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Varin I.

Chino Hills, CA

I have been coaching singers for over five years and many of my singers have gone on to perform solos at their community events. Within the first lesson, you will be able to breathe and phrase properly. After your second lesson, you will be able to vibrato and mix. The following lessons will address your wants and needs as singer because we all want different sounds. For a reference guide, I typically use The Singing Book by Dayme & Vaughn, Singing for the stars by Seth Riggs, and have the following tools for your lessons: a CD recorder and a Casio electronic keyboard. Each lesson will be recorded onto a CD so you do not have to take notes, you get to practice recommended scales and exercises, and critique your own voice. If you do not understand something then, you will might understand some key concepts later in your vocal journey. I love working with musicians of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you.

About Varin

Songwriter / Producer
Instruments: Piano, Vocals, Guitar/Bass, Drums
DAWS: Reason, FL, Waves, & Pro Tools
Member of BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC (2011-Present)

If you would like to schedule an appointment at a different time, please ask and I will do my best to make that arrangement.

What's inside the singing lesson?

Lessons revolve around three basic aspects which are training, singing, and acting.

In training, definitely be ready for some scale exercises. If you want to work on making your vibrato faster, breathe better, sing more loud or soft, sing short or longer phrases, co
ntrolling your mix, executing your melismas, r&b licks, blue notes, bending notes, singing super high notes and transitioning down to lower notes: balancing head and chest voice, and expanding your range, then vocal training is what you'll need. Most of this activity involves matching sounds to custom scales played on a piano.

In singing, definitely have a song in mind you want to work on. Then we'll discuss which techniques and skills that are essential for that particular genre of music. Other than that, you'll learn singer's diction and will know how to control vowel sounds and consonants more efficiently. Most of this activity involves you singing either a line, a verse, chorus, bridge, or the entire song. It really depends on what level you feel comfortable at. Most of this activity revolves around breathing techniques, phrasing techniques, and you singing the melody correctly on pitch.

In acting, whether you're recording or performing, you'll still need to put an act together. Portrayal of emotions are quite the essential skills to make your sound believable. If singing with feeling is not working out for you, then you might want to consider working on some basic acting skills. Some of the skills covered are voice inflections, rhythm, gestures, body language, and facial expressions. Most of this activity involves you expressing yourself as an artist.

How to be prepared for the lesson?

If you do not have a piano or recording device on hand, I'll provide both devices for you. It's recommended to provide a piano. It doesn't have to be expensive, it just has to be in tuned. If it's digital, you should be fine. It's also recommended to have a recording device. Many clients enjoy recording their lessons on their mp3 players or any other computer devices. Please have a clean and clear space with an electrical outlet for the piano and recording device. Other than that, please wear comfortable clothing as if you are about to play a sport or an activity you enjoy. If you want to dress like a super star that's fine too.

If you're taking lessons online, don't worry about anything because everything will be provided.
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Quentin B. April 13, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
I'm a trans guy. As I transitioned from soprano to tenor, Varin helped me figure out how to use my new voice, on a conceptual and practical level. Overall, it was a great experience.
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Quentin April 3, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Super friendly and knowledgeable about singing. Would recommend.
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Theresa Sivard November 2, 2015
Vocal Training · Online
Hi I am a professional dancer from Los Angeles. I worked with Varin in North Hollywood. Super nice instructor. He taught me everything I need to know for auditions.
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Varin I.

Varin I.

San Dimas, CA 91773
(19)
starting at
$55 / 30-min
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Amy G.

Glendora, CA

See "Classical Voice" description above

About Amy

Hello!! My name is Amy G. and I have been singing professionally for over 20 years, and a vocal instructor for over 10 years. I teach all styles/genres of singing and am passionate about finding the gold and strengths in my students and bringing out their FULL POTENTIAL!!

Vocal Goals:
To€...
Develop free, uninhibited singing.
Enhance quality of tone for a desired sound.
Familiarize students with the piano.
Match pitch.

With...
Full, strong, breath & body support.
Clear diction.
Vowel dexterity.
Facial agility & upper-torso re
laxation.

Performance/Musical Goals:
Develop boldness & energy.
Look & sound professional.
Expand the student's musical knowledge & repertoire.
Embrace & comprehend the musicality of vocal lines &
phrases appropriate to each piece.

Social Goals:
Create a polite & kindly atmosphere.
Dissolve the STRESS, allowing singing to be FUN.
Keep the student motivated.

Accompaniment options:
Melody line only/basic chords (when learning repertoire & vocal techniques.)
Pre-recorded tracks. (CD/Tape for practice & performance.)
Hire an accompanist. (For applicable lessons & performance.)

Practicing Goals: (Monthly Practice Schedule Handout)
Encourage consistency rather than length.

We will study proper breathing, placement, stretching your vocal range, posture, poise, vowels, stage presence, communicating the lyric of a song, connecting with your audience, song selection, voice type, ear training, confidence, mic technique, how to read music, music resources, building your repertoire, pitch, rhythm, how to choose a song, vocal exercises, proper technique, mouth placement, tone, and facial expressions amongst many others! The following is a current biography, but I will provide a teaching and performing resume upon request. I am also happy to provide samples of me singing! I do not have a website at this time, but I am working on having it set up very soon! I look forward to hearing from you!

"Amy most recently performed with Musical Theatre West's productions of the highly acclaimed, Sweeney Todd, directed by Calvin Remsburg, and Annie with Tony Award winner Andrea McArdle. She came straight from starring in a beautiful production of Godspell at the Candlelight Pavilion, and as Mabel in Performance Riverside's production of Pirates of Penzance. She had the pleasure of playing Josie Cohan in the world premiere of Academy Award winner Richard Sherman's new musical, Pazzazz! at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. She'™s traveled around the world performing with Norwegian Cruise Lines and Vox Lumiere, and locally with Orange County Opera and Enrichment Works Productions. Regional theatre: Mary in the Glory of Christmas (Crystal Cathedral), Johanna in Sweeney Todd(Starlight Bowl), Jenny in Company(Performance Riverside), Cinderella in Into the Woods(Candlelight Pavilion), Rosina in Barber of Seville (Orange County Opera), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (ITL Award), Sarah in Guys and Dolls (Candlelight Pavilion)."
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Mike April 9, 2016
Singing · Online
Amy is a wonderful teacher!
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Jim K. March 30, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
It was my very first lesson, but she got right to work. After a few questions, she was able to personalize my lesson to my background level. I enjoyed all of the exercises she presented, and the song I had prepared already sounds better after her critique. 30 minutes went by very quickly, and I already wish I had scheduled longer! Thank you Amy and I am looking forward to our next session ☺️
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Kenny H. February 29, 2016
Songwriting · Online
Verified Student
Honest , helpful, personable. Upbeat, very knowledgable. Communication skills. Excellent! I will recommend her to anyone looking to grow as a songwriter or vocalist.
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Amy G.

Amy G.

Glendora, CA 91741
(16)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Bradley F.

Moreno Valley, CA

I have been teaching operatic vocal technique for over 8 years. In the first few lessons I focus on classical vocal technique in order for the student to develop a solid foundation on which to build more genre-specific techniques. I specialize in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian diction. I utilize a wide range of teaching tools including opera scores, art song anthologies, textbooks, sheet music as well as scripts and libretti. I provide my students with a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to they can grow and learn. I love working with students of all ages, backgrounds, experience levels and my goal is the thorough and healthy development of all voice types, thereby creating independent vocalists with the skills to succeed in any genre. I look forward to meeting you and let's raise our voices as we make music!

About Bradley

I teach classical vocal technique with the goal of creating independent vocalists with the skills to succeed in any genre.
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Raquel R. October 25, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome coach with great intellect. He knows what he is talking about and has a special eye to intricate detail in the work.
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jakub K. September 6, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Over the course of my vocal studies at the University of Redlands I had the privilege of working with two wonderful instructors: Professor Marco Schindelmann and Dr. Tosh. My junior year, however, I had a unique opportunity to take lessons with Brad, a grad student whom I sang next to in Chapel Singers. When my choral instructor Dr. Andrews first told me about the opportunity to study with Brad I was elated!

Working with Brad that year was the best decision I made. Not only did he take a particular interest in helping me grow, I really felt Brad took time to understand my voice and he really made sure to challenge in ways that I would be receptive to. Also, he is just a phenomenal singer himself with a beautiful voice, and I believe this is vital to picking a teacher.

At the time I was studying with Brad I was also reading The Free Voice: A Guide to Natural Singing by Cornelius L. Reid. If you are a vocal student and you have not read this, you are making a big mistake. But the reason I bring it up is because Brad's teaching really alined with what I was reading. Brad is living proof of the techniques I was reading about, and this was extremely beneficial to my personal growth.This book helped me understand not only my own voice, but the reasons Brad is such an amazing, intuitive teacher.

If you have an opportunity to work with Brad, take it!
I know you will not be disappointed!
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John R. September 1, 2014
Classical Voice · In studio
I have taken classical voice lessons with Bradley for the past year. Bradley is an incredibly talented vocalist, performer, and teacher. I have seen major improvements in my technique, breathing, and range. He has challenged me and made me work diligently to become a better vocalist. He is supportive and engaged and he has helped me set realistic and achievable goals. I always feel positive and encouraged after leaving a session. I highly recommend working with Brad!
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Bradley F.

Bradley F.

Moreno Valley, CA 92555
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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