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Erin W.

38 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Erin W.

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Learn to develop a healthy technique for singing with proper vowels, breathing, space, and placement. Gain confidence in your voice and sing the songs you love!

About Erin

I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and a Bachelor's from Northern Arizona University. I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, ranging in ability from beginner to experienced. I help beginning students learn to match pitch and read notes on the sta

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Lauren
She’s patient and sweet and super good with my kiddo!
Holly L.
Erin was very helpful and gave excellent singing tips. She didn't rush the lesson and took the time to answer all my questions with detailed responses. Will definitely try to arrange another lesson in the future!
Alyssa R.
Erin is a very talented vocalist and pianist who is always eager to delve into whatever music her students want to learn. She is kind and savvy about accompaniment apps. I enjoy her quirky style and expertise.
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Candice M.

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Newberg, OR
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Candice M.

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Welcome! I am so glad you are considering private voice lessons, whether for yourself or someone else. Studying singing is one of the most rewarding and fun experiences you can undertake!

I am currently accepting new students and am happy to schedule a meet-and-greet consultation, after booking, where we can determine your goals, skill level and expectations as a student of voice.

About Candice

My name is Candice and I am a classically-trained lyric soprano. My performance background includes solo concert work, private event performances and lead and supporting roles in opera and theater productions. I studied voice privately under the instruction of professors of voice at Wichita Stat

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Lorelai
Lovely lady, glad to have her working with my daughter.
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Ellysa R.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $190
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Theater with Emphasis on Voice from Interlochen Arts Academy
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Ellysa R.

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As an award-winning singer-songwriter, I have been teaching singing since 2012. My teaching focuses on finding your own unique voice. In first few lessons, you will learn how to access each of your different resonators (and what they are!), how to properly use the 360-degree breathing method, and how to access your most grounded self in order to clearly define your goals. Through this self-discovery process and use of proper technique, your expression through singing will come to life!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conser

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Storm S.
I have only had one lesson with her but she is amazing. She has already gotten me exploring and learning new things that I haven’t even learned while trying to obtain my degree. Ellysa has a lot of insight about the industry that I appreciate and I am very excited to continue working on my artistry with her.
Rachel T.
knowledgable and encouraging!
Ash Harper
Fun times- I've only had my first lesson so it's hard to review Ellysa accurately but I'm looking forward to learning from her.
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Shauna K.

57 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • BFA in acting from Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
  • Awarded People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan from Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Shauna K.

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VOICE FOR SINGERS, SPEAKERS & ACTORS: You'll learn sequential detailed exercises that free and strengthen your voice. You'll understand how your instrument works, what parts of your voice are blocked and what to do about that. You'll be able to combine your emotional life on your voice without tension and blockages. You'll learn how to approach and perform scripts, text and songs in preparation for audition and performance. And, you'll experience the JOY of using your voice.

You will learn how to utilize your breath, proper placement and build vocal power. You'll master specific exercises that unlock tension blocks in each part of your musculature as you developing expressiveness, resonance and enjoy the individuality of your free voice. If you practice you'll feel result after two weeks!

I teach all styles and specialize in auditions. After working with me I want my students to "own" their individual vocal methods and styles, expressing the essence of every song and script.

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About Shauna

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San

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Jamie
Shauna is wonderful and I can't say enough good things about her. She is the kind of teacher that is encouraging and patient. Who takes the time to help you discover your weaknesses so you can build and strengthen them. I can feel the difference her teaching has made for me each time I perform. I've learned being an actor isn't about being pretty or safe. It's about being open and free to let the material take you to places you could only imagine. Shauna teaches you to unlock those parts of yourself and explore the possibilities.
Andrew
Excellent, professional instruction. She has helped me make significant progress.
kimberly gueldner
Shauna is an excellent, super knowledgeable instructor. I immediately felt relaxed and comfortable in my lesson.
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Stephanie Q.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship winner from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA from Eastman School of Music
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Stephanie Q.

25 Reviews
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I am very good at beginning and intermediate singing, and familiar with how to work with the voice, to produce a more pleasant singing & speaking tone. One of the results of my approach to singing, is a better speaking voice as well! Your tuition includes participation in my monthlyu master class Saturday mornings. If you are online, you may Skype in and perform or observe.

About Stephanie

I am a career musician, and conservatory trained violin, piano and vocal instructor with over 40 years teaching experience, and a resume spanning many pages. I also am a well endorsed composer and public speaker. Furthermore, I LOVE teaching! I am a competition judge, member of National Music Te

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Denise F.
My first lesson was a real happy one, I was nervous and stressed about starting. Ms. Stephanie was very pleasant, explained things so I could comprehend it., she was strong in confidence yet happy in mild in teaching style. I’m very hopeful I will learn a lot from this brilliant teacher.
Shannon
I am an adult beginner violinist. When I first met Stephanie, I had barely touched a violin, but I was determined to learn how to play it. With her help and patience, I am progressing through the Suzuki method as well as doing ear training and music theory. Stephanie is an excellent musician as well as instructor! Her method of teaching keeps the students engaged, encouraged and excited about learning music from all sides of it.
Naomi G.
I strongly recommend Ms. Quinn. She is amazing. I love a teacher who is passionate about what she does and Ms. Quinn has motivated me to love the violin and work harder to improve. She is slightly strict but very patience and kind, always pushing you to work hard and do your best. I learned to play violin a few years ago as a beginner and stopped playing for a few years. I was nervous to begin online violin lessons considering that I learn better face to face. However, Ms. Quinn has done an amazing job at teaching me, I have been taking lessons with her for a year now and have learned so much I didn’t know before which has also grown my love for violin.
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Laura D.

43 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, Romanian, German, Italian, French
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laura D.

43 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Laura and I believe everyone has a unique and authentic voice that deserves to be uncovered. Whether you have stage aspirations or are simply interested in learning more about singing, voice lessons can be a great way to build confidence and grow in your sense of self. We'll work together to develop a language and tool box that will enable you to reach your fullest potential as a singer.

About Laura

Hi, I’m Laura, and I want to tell you right now, you CAN sing and you SHOULD sing. From birth until death, the voice is our primary vehicle for expression. When you take a voice lesson, you are learning more than just good vocal technique (though that’s important). You’re learning about yourse

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Katherine G.
R.K G.
Eleanor
Lessons are so much fun. I learn so much in each lesson, and am so happy with the results. Thanks, Laura.

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The average cost of 60-minute singing lessons in Portland is $45. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $45 per hour.
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"Kristen is a wonderful teacher. She makes lessons enjoyable and productive."
Eddie
Took Singing lessons from Kristen B.
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"Great vocal coach! My child gained so much confidence after working with Caitlin. I would recommend her services to any parent looking for vocal performance training for their child. We are looking forward to the next session!"
Heidi
Took Singing lessons from Caitlin M.
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"Keith is an outstanding instructor. He knows how to communicate with you in a very effective manner. He's helped me tremendously and i have learnex alot. I feel myself getting better with every lesson. His method of teaching is easy to understand. I recommend anyone to have him as an instructor. If you want to get better and improve as a singer he is the man."
Jonathan
Took Singing lessons from Keith D.
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"Lester is a passionate musician who strives to give his students a thorough understanding of repertoire, vocal production, and a general love of music. His humor and personality create a delightful learning environment."
Annetta
Took Singing lessons from Lester F.
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"Very patient and kind!! 100% recommend!"
Sadie
Took Singing lessons from Lance R.
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"Wow, excellent instructor. Really working into details to bring out my voice. Amazing."
Rajeev
Took Singing lessons from Matthew G.
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"Rosita was recommended by a colleague of mine and she is exactly what my colleague said she was! She is definitely a wonderful coach. She helped my cast of kids in doing a Spanish project learn songs at a fast rate. She is extremely patient fun and strict."
Fernanda
Took Singing lessons from Rosita R.
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"Jonathan is very very patient and has all the skills to train everyone. I will recommend to everyone who needs to know, study and enjoy the excitement in playing piano, guitar and singing ."
Kwesi
Took Singing lessons from Jonathan G.
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"Joann Ross is a great voice teacher. Glad I found her through this website.

I am an older male adult. I always wanted to learn how to sing but did not have much singing experience. I play guitar and thought it would be nice to sing. I was very apprehensive about taking lessons because I thought I had no singing talent. Joann is a great teacher. She is helping me find my voice. She is very professional and is helping me learn how to sing by starting with fundamental building blocks that are logical and understandable.She is a very knowledgeable, patient, kind, and understanding teacher. I look forward to taking lessons from Joann. My wife is also taking cello lessons from Joann, who is an accomplished symphony cellist as well."
Jim
Took Singing lessons from JoAnn R.
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Ellamaria & Xavier
Took Singing lessons from Dr. Wilma Evangeline B.
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Learning to Sing in Portland

By Julia V. - Portland Singing Teacher

Portland is a unique city with its own distinctive character. The city is full of people who love the performing arts, and there is something for everyone to enjoy! If you’re considering taking singing lessons in Portland, you’re in luck! We can offer opportunities in every genre from new age to rock, and a whole song-loving community to support it all!

Students taking singing lessons in Portland are hoping to support their chosen activities whether in church choir, high school groups and musicals, or auditioning for the yearly PATA auditions. PATA stands for Portland Area Theatre Alliance which holds yearly auditions where area performers can be seen by up to 60 area companies. Performers have a choice of doing 2 songs, 2 monologues

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or 1 of each. Students and teachers can join PATA and it is a great resource for auditions and offering workshops. http://www.portlandtheatre.com/general-auditions.html

My students will often ask me which local choirs they should sing in. Your teacher can help to steer you in the right direction, but I always say it depends on each student’s sight reading and vocal skills. The PDX choral calendar lists 22 auditioned choirs as well as many more non-auditioned youth and professional choirs. https://sites.google.com/site/pdxchoralcalendar/list-of-choirs

Students may want to take singing lessons in Portland to gain entry to a local community college or University music program. PSU has a high-quality music program and are frequently putting on opera productions and providing many performance outlets. Check out their online calendar and student recital schedule. http://music.pdx.edu/calendar/

Mt. Hood Community College and others smaller campuses also have good programs for inspiring students to get out into the world of music and begin performing or teaching.

You know you have a good vocal technique if you can perform in several different styles. The important thing is to find a teacher or group where you feel comfortable and joyful! Joy is an underrated aspect of singing technique that makes everything easier.

While you’re taking singing lessons in Portland, you can enjoy lots of live music in every genre! Kells Irish Pub features traditional Irish music - Every Sunday at 7PM. Everyone is welcome! http://www.kellsportland.com/music/

The many different jazz groups can be found at the Jazz Society of Oregon. http://www.jsojazzscene.org/monthlyclubinfo.htm. To hear some of great jazz music live, check out Tony Starlight! There’s always a fun show and beautiful singers with live music. http://www.tonystarlight.com/events/upcoming-shows/

Finally, give Portland Opera a try. Every year they have young artists trying out for new roles. Portland Opera productions take place at Keller Auditorium and the Newmark Theatre with beautiful sets and costumes. Opera scenes are even performed outside during the summer in downtown Portland. http://www.portlandopera.org/

When you’re out around town and find a style or song you enjoy, jot down the title or keep the performance’s program. Portland Music Company is a local, independent music store where you can pick up the sheet music for some of your favorite pieces. http://www.portlandmusiccompany.com/

Bring your newly acquired music to your voice teacher and say “I’d like to be able to sing this!” You and your teacher will enjoy having a goal and building the skills to get you there.

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