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Woodland Hills, CA
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Jan has a Bachelor's degree in Opera from Combs College of Music. Jan can teach Opera all levels. Jan has many awards for Opera.

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Jan L. is a Grammy nominated award winning singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing thei
r creativity.

Backed by an extensive musical background debuting with the Philadelphia Orchestra and continuing her career singing with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Jan L. went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education in Opera at Temple University and two Master’s Degrees from Combs College of Music in Theatre Arts and Composition.

Jan is the author of the performance book called "Once More With Feeling."

There is exciting news with Jan. Jan has been teaching online on Zoom.us. It's like Skype but better because you can record the whole lesson. For those of you who want a world class teacher, you can learn from Jan who has 20 Grammy winners. No driving, Just sit yourself in front of your computer screen. You will love the intimacy without leaving your home. Give it a try.

Jan teaches vocal technique that connects the chest middle head voice with a gospel belt. Jan covers proper breathing, vocal technique, performance coaching and recording in her protools studio.

"Jan L. is an award winning songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing their creativity."

Writer of performance book called "Once More With Feeling:
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Catherine July 2, 2019
· Opera Voice · Online
Very professional, welcoming yet strict
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Darla June 27, 2019
· Singing · Online
Jan is a sweetheart and very knowledgeable, with real experience in the industry. I really enjoy my sessions with her and have seen measurable improvement in my ability to get through a song. She was flexible with what I wanted and didn't try to force me through a predetermined process.
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Paula D. June 24, 2019
· Singing · In home
My 17 yr Grandson is taking Singing lessons from Jan and absolutely Loves her!! He is so very inspired and motivated to practice continuously! Thank you Jan....you are the Best!
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About Farobag C.

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Orland Park, IL
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A greater emphasis placed on breath control, diction, and vocal production on all aspects of operatic performance.

About Farobag
Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as Artistic Advisor to the Baroque Masterplayers, a virtuoso ensemble that concatenates period performance techniques with modern instruments thus creating a unique voice within the realm of 17th and 18th- century repertoire.

A double graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, Farobag studied under Anastasia Jempelis, a pioneer of Suzuki violin pedagogy in the United States. In addition to the Suzuki curriculum, he is also associated with the Royal Conservatory Music Devel
opment Program that sets a national standard of musical achievement in various fields.

Befitting his penchant for encouraging artistic interest amongst younger members of his community, Farobag is also the principal conductor of the Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra that offers a unique mixture of young and seasoned professionals sitting side-by-side in a strictly professional setting. Since the year 2000, the ZSO has staged highly successful performances at various venues in Houston, Chicago, and Toronto. A New Year's eve performance in Los Angeles is scheduled for 2014.

Having also taken graduate-level coursework in educational psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Chicago, Farobag offers tutelage in various areas of elementary and secondary education as well as in SAT, ACT and GRE test preparation.

Additionally, as a certified Reiki Master, therapeutic and/or educational sessions are also extended to those who may be inclined to alternative healing techniques.

*** Lesson Details ***
Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance !

Whether it be the 3 Rs or preparation in the performing arts, a remarkable instructor must go well beyond the subject matter at hand and help imbue the student with a spirit of wonder that, in due time, will foster enthusiasm necessary for excellence.

A child emulates and learns to communicate in his or her mother-tongue through a supporting and nurturing environment. Likewise, a student needs to be sufficiently motivated to embrace learning in a familiar supportive manner.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lesson take place in the living room. Driveway parking. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
None; I do expect a reasonably good piano / keyboard at a student's home.

*** Specialties ***
Traditional and Suzuki-based education. Performance and musicality training is open to all instrumentalists.

*** CD's***
Classical Energy, Triton Sound, TS 8501
Salut D'Amour, Triton Sound, TS 9014
Epiphanies1, The Halford Company
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Anginetta May 19, 2019
· English · In studio
Very good instructor
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Ellen April 12, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Learned a lot, very pleased with my first session.
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Dot K. March 28, 2019
· Piano · In home
Truly loves to teach. Kind , patient. Loves children and it shows. Remarkable how Mr. Cooper can bring out the best in his students.
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About Christy F.

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I am an independent music instructor (and photographer). I have trained students in opera, jazz, and contemporary. I began my piano studies at age eight and began teaching in high school. I have a Bachelor of Arts minor in vocal performance.
I have taught students of various ages and abilities and have been involved in a number of musical groups and productions, such as Opera Scenes, Phoenix Rising, Women's Chorus, the Cincinnati Women's Group, and other various events. My instruction emphasizes a relaxed learning environment with a focus on the student's needs.

I also teach my students how and encourage them to take care of their voices, as well as their bodies to avoid strain or injury.

About Christy
I teach MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, & MATH

MUSIC
I am an independent music instructor. I have trained students in opera, jazz, and contemporary.

I began my piano studies at age eight and began teaching in high school. I have a Bachelor of Arts minor in vocal performance from Brigham Young University.

I have taught hundreds students of various ages and abilities and have been involved in a number of musical groups and productions, such as Opera Scenes, Phoenix Rising, Women's Chorus, and the Cincinnati Women's Group.

My instruction emphasizes a relaxed learning environment with a focus on the student's needs.

I also encourage and teach my students how to take care of their voice and body to avoid strain or injury.

What Students Will Learn:
*Sound, rhythm, and beat
*Figuring out where the notes are on a page of music
*Dy
namics (such as loud and soft)
*Understanding high and low notes
*The importance of regular practice
*Following instructions
*Performing for a teacher (and an audience, in some cases)

Sources for Student Learning:
*Student books
*Handbells (for young children)
*Pictures of notes
*Flashcards
*Videos/songs that help students learn how to read notes

Performances:
*I encourage each student to find at least one opportunity to perform yearly. Whether performing for friends or family, regularly performing for an audience results in tremendous growth!

Student Books Used:
*Piano Adventures
*Suzuki
*Alfred Series

PHOTOGRAPHY
I earned my Visual Arts major in Photography from Brigham Young University.

I have run a photography business for 18 years.

I have taken pictures for weddings, engagements, senior pictures, landscapes, and family portraits.

I focus mostly on what students would like to learn.

How to manually operate a camera is a critical learning emphasis.

If applicable, we'll also talk about how to run a photography business.

MATH
With my kids, I have worked with one child who requires substantial help and another who is several levels above standard. Both have challenged me to research and learn many resources and methods to help them learn and perform math at a high level.

My goal with students is to assess their math proficiency and either help them find new ways to challenge themselves or help them learn how to be more comfortable with math and perform at an appropriate level.

I strongly believe math is critical for success in K-12 and college. My philosophy is if a student is comfortable with math, he or she will be happy at school!
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Rebecca K. September 18, 2019
· Singing · Online
Very Friendly and Knowledgable! Excited for the rest of my lessons!!
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Andrea September 9, 2019
· Piano · Online
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Noah April 23, 2019
· Singing · Online
My first lesson with Christy was terrific! Very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and very supportive. Can hardly wait for the next one!
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About Rachel L.

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New York, NY

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I am studying to become a professional classical singer. Through my own training, I have discovered that having an amazing teacher – one who is supportive, caring, and hard working, and who will push you and work with you to be better – is the most important tool an aspiring musician can have. I believe that every student is different, as no person's body is the same, and no vocal instrument is the same. Based on my performance in the Teaching of Singing course at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, I was selected to be a voice teacher to non-Conservatory students at Oberlin College. I have now had several students, two of whom, with my assistance, have just been accepted to prestigious summer programs in classical voice. Though I have only been teaching voice to others for a year now, I have been teaching myself alongside my own teachers through practice and independent work for the past nine years, and I have discovered countless techniques and tricks to help every aspect of singing.

About Rachel
I am studying to become a professional classical singer, and am enrolled as a Masters degree candidate in Voice and Opera at Mannes School of Music. Through my own training, I have discovered that having an amazing teacher – one who is supportive, caring, and hard working, and who will push you and work with you to be better – is the most important tool an aspiring musician can have. I believe that every student is different; no person's body is the same, and no vocal instrument is the same.

Based on my performance in the Teaching of Singing course at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where I just graduated with my Bachelors in Music as a Voice Performance major with a Music History minor, I was selected to be a voice teacher to non-Conservatory students at Oberlin College. I have now had several students, two of whom, with my assistan
ce, have just been accepted to prestigious summer programs in classical voice.

I am a native New Yorker, and I am a proud alum of LaGuardia High School, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Manhattan School of Music's Pre-College program, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. I am also proud to have received the Graduation award for top vocalist in my year at LaGuardia. All of these programs helped to shape who I am, both as a performer and as a teacher, and I am excited to pass on what I learned.

As a singer myself, I have discovered countless techniques and tricks to help every aspect of singing, as well as the discovery that what works for some people does not necessarily work for others, and that's ok! The voice is individual because it is inherently unique to the person it belongs to. It is the exciting, demanding, and amazing work of a teacher to bring out each individual's voice, and I love discovering a person's voice with them. I can't wait to work with you and find your voice!
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Grant L. September 21, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Rachel is a great vocal instructor and gave me the confidence to learn and discover my own voice. As a beginner with no experience in vocal training, I was able to learn the basics of posture, setup and breath and of course singing. I enjoyed lessons with Rachel and would highly recommend working with her.
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Monica Z. September 15, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Rachel is absolutely awesome. Makes me feel so comfortable which helps me to be 100% myself including my funny mistakes. I feel that I am learning and understanding music and singing a lot.
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Olivia July 8, 2018
· Classical Voice · In studio
Rachel was extremely patient and could figure out how to help a new singer like me navigate their body and find a true sound. Her positive feedback encouraged me to do better along with her comforting wit and humorous exercises that really made me open up. I believe she was the absolute best person to help me along and open up more than I had ever before and I think if she continues educating that she will do amazing things, and have fun all the while!
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About Paul L.

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Union, NJ
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I'm a passionate and enthusiastic instructor with over ten years of professional Operatic and Musical Theater experience. I graduated with my Masters in Music from the Juilliard School in 2007, was a member of the Juilliard Opera Center from '07-'09 and then joined the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. I was an Apprentice at Merola with the San Francisco Opera and at Glimmerglass in '07 and '08 respectively. In the subsequent 10 years I have worked both at home and abroad with some of the world's great conductors (ex. Lorin Maazel, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis) and companies (ex. Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Snfonica de Galicia, The Boston Symphony Orchestra). I have always had a love of teaching and for the intricacies of Vocal Technique.

I have built a private studio on the foundations of traditional bel canto technique with a strong emphasis on the ...

About Paul
I'm a passionate and enthusiastic instructor with over ten years of professional Operatic and Musical Theater experience. I graduated with my Masters in Music from the Juilliard School in 2007, was a member of the Juilliard Opera Center from '07-'09 and then joined the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

I was an Apprentice at Merola with the San Francisco Opera and at Glimmerglass in '07 and '08 respectively. In the subsequent 10 years I have worked both at home and abroad with some of the world's great conductors (ex. Lorin Maazel, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis) and companies (ex. Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Sinfonica de Galicia, The Boston Symphony Orchestra).

I have always had a love of teaching and
for the intricacies of Vocal Technique. I have built a private studio on the foundations of traditional bel canto technique with a strong emphasis on the Italian School. I believe in consistent practice with scales, arpeggios and other exercises that help students build and strengthen their voices and navigate their registers. Correct breath support is too often a mystery for students, something we will demystify in our sessions. With correct breath engagement (appoggia) students will learn how to move effortlessly through their passaggio (transition to their high notes).
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About Katja H.

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Alameda, CA
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Hello, my name is Katja Heuzeroth and I am a native German Mezzo Soprano singing professionally since over 20 years. I am offering in particular German Diction for Opera Singers and connecting the importance of diction with singing technique.

I am also offering translations and cover letters in German for you to get ready to sing in Germany.

Any questions? Please feel free to get in touch.

German Diction Works!

About Katja
Hi there,

I specifically teach German Diction for Opera Singers and integrating Diction with Vocal Technique. I have been teaching German Diction since 2008 in NYC and am now relocated to the Bay Area.

Bring any German Repertoire you wish to work on. I am also able to come to your coaching with your pianist.

Getting ready to audition in Germany?
I have been helping singers to get their resume's, biography and cover letters translated into German and ready to submit.

Please contact me with any questions.
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About Jenn B.

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Rochester, NY

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I have singing and performing every genre since I was 7; Because I have the experience behind me I’m able to relate to your specific needs and problem solve before problems arise! I will always let you choose what you want to learn and help create a passion for singing and music that will last the rest of your life.

About Jenn
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My name is Jenn, I graduated from Roberts Wesleyan recently and have been on an never ending adventure of trying to figure out what to do with my life. I have always taught lessons on and off but never really pursued it until now. My passion is spreading the love of music and proper singing techniques. I grew up singing in my church and now I am a worship leader at The Father’s House in Chili. I can also teach worship technique if you’re interested, this is what I am most passionate about. My second passion, but only by a hair is, performing. I believe that anyone can capture an audiences attention, you just have to have a firm foundation in performance- and this is where I come in. I can go into detail about what to expect and how to overcome your worst fears. I will be your cheerleader, confidante and help push yo
u to the next level. I can’t wait to see you in our next lesson!
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Ann August 24, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
Jenn is a phenomenal vocal coach, and accomplished vocalist herself! She is incredibly knowledgeable, and excellent at explaining techniques and exercises. She is committed to helping you achieve your goals. Not only does she teach you about the practicals, but she also addresses lifestyle habits and ways to better your vocal health in many facets. I highly recommend Jenn!
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Halee June 13, 2019
· Broadway Singing · In home
Very patient with my young daughter with sensory issues
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Thea March 24, 2019
· Vocal Training · In home
Jenn was Very patient and very knowledgeable in teaching I had a very sore throat which created nodules. The nodules created a weak spot in my voice where no sound came out. So Jenn was Teaching me how to get past those problems that the nodules had created. Teaching me the proper techniques but to my great loss I did not continue with her professionalism only because I got too busy with life. I would definitely sign up with Jenn if you are interested in any kind of lesson at all she is very knowledgeable in all areas .
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About CHRISTINA J H.

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I have been singing professionally for 20 years. My areas of proficiency are classical, opera, some musical theater and some pop. I taught in public school for 15 years and many of my students have gone on to have professional careers in opera and broadway. I believe in hard work and the ability to excel with dedication and time. Many people can sing with good technique!

About CHRISTINA J
I am a vocalist with a background in classical and opera. I am a graduate of both L.I.U C.W. Post and New England Conservatory's Opera programs, where I acquired my Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Master's degree in Music. I have had many performances with Long Island Lyric Opera, DiCapo Opera Theater in NYC as well as the Boston Symphony. Aside from my experience as a performer, I have taught voice and beginner piano privately for the past 22 years. I work as a public school music teacher and have for the past 15 years in NY and the last 10 years I have served as the choir director in the district's high school. I have conducted well over 40 concerts; some of which were performances at Carnegie Hall, Trinity Church, The Cathedral of the Incarnation and even the White House! My students have performed for many different audiences including g
overnment officials and dignitaries. Many of my private and public school students have gone on to pursue careers in opera and on broadway. I know with my background as a performer and my teaching abilities, I am able to achieve results so long as you are able to put the work in!
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About Jenelle Catherina M.

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Henderson, NV
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I want to help students explore not only the capabilities of their own voice but to also explore how to manipulate their instrument in a healthy manner in order to cover different styles and genres. By doing this, I wish to expose students to different styles of singing, from French melodíe to classic rock in hopes of leaving my studio as a well-rounded, knowledgable, and versatile vocalist.

About Jenelle Catherina
I am a professional vocalist and college student, currently singing at the Venetian as a gondolier and subbing in cover bands and performing in operas and musicals around the valley. I want to help students explore not only the capabilities of their own voice but to also explore how to manipulate their instrument in a healthy manner in order to cover different styles and genres. By doing this, I wish to expose students to different styles of singing, from French melodíe to classic rock in hopes of leaving my studio as a well-rounded, knowledgable, and versatile vocalist.
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Karsten July 3, 2019
· Singing · In home
Jenelle helped me implement proper vocal techniques and helped me find my healthiest tone. She explained it in ways that were easy to understand. Her lessons are always fun and she always creates a positive and nurturing learning environment. I can't recommend Jenelle enough and will be continuing to take lessons from her!
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Andrea May 29, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Jenelle really encouraged my 9 year old to find her voice. She worked not only on singing and breathing techniques but also on really paying attention to how music evokes emotion and tells a story. Her prices are great, she is patient, incredibly kind and has an amazing voice! I absolutely recommend her!
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Emma E. May 17, 2019
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Jenelle helped me sooo much with preparing for auditions, understanding breath support, and overall becoming confident in my voice. She helped me unlock a voice I didn’t even know I had! She is so kind and easy to work with and has such a great understanding of music and voice. She can absolutely help you with anything.
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About Rashida H.

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Aurora, CO

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I have 10 years of experience teaching voice. I have worked with singers of all ages including teaching voice on a collegiate level. I believe that a full body approach to singing emphasizing proper breathing and placement will lead to success in any genre. Get ready for that audition, get a boost for that big gig or sound better hitting those notes in the shower!

About Rashida
I am a Musician, Song Writer and Board Certified Music Therapist originally from Detroit, Michigan.. I have been teaching voice for ten years, guitar and ukulele for five years.

I have a Bachelor's in performance with a concentration in voice and a Master's in Music Therapy from Illinois State University where I also taught voice.

I have been singing professionally including local and international performances since 2006. I was featured regularly as a soloist with several traveling organizations and continue to work with others to improve their vocal techniques.

I believe that integrating great breathing techniques and proper vocal placement are the best way to succeed in any genre. My technique also emphasizes healthy singing using the entire body.

My techniques work well in person and can be easily adapted for on line lessons. E
ither way, I want you to be able to shine inside and outside of lesson times.

I am most comfortable with Classical voice, Jazz, Indie, Musicals, Blues, R&B, and popular styles but I have taught and performed in many more genres of music.
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Rashida H.

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