- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+
- Teaching since:
- December 2010
Hi! I'm Adina S. I am very excited to help you achieve your singing goals, whether they be big or small! My main objective as your teacher is to help you find your personal singing voice, and use it to your greatest potential.
I have a good mixture of formal education and work experience. This makes it easy for me to pass on the healthy techniques and also be current on what to expect in an audition or creating a successful performance. I attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with focus on Musical Theatre. I also studied at Glendale College and performed in their choir and jazz ensemble. I have received 10 years of private voice instruction with many wonderful teachers hailing from USIU, UCLA, and Pepperdine University. I have been a professional singer and musical theatre performer for 14 years, and have performed all over southern California. I recently have started musically directing for high school shows and also the youth choir at my church. I will continue part time in performance, but now wish to share my knowledge, skills, and the joy of singing with others!
*** Lesson Details ***
All my lessons start with warming up the voice using scales and breathing exercises. We will also spend time to focus on new healthy singing habits. We will learn the basic fundamentals of reading music - applied to the songs we have picked to sing. We will pick at least 2 songs to be working on at all times. I always allow my students to pick their songs. Singing what you love always pays off. I will provide handouts and sheet music for your at home practice, so bringing a folder/binder of some sort is encouraged.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha electric piano, ability to play CD and mp3 players, recording ability.
*** Specialties ***
Broadway, Breathing, Vocal Performance, acting a song.
My daughter had a great experience with Adina. She took voice lessons with her, and we were grateful for her patience and professionalism. Adina helped my daughter immensely. We had to move to another city and we miss her very much.
Adina is an amazing teacher! She is professional, patient and very helpful. I enjoyed the time learning how to sing correctly and confidently. We worked on singing skills and the songs I chose. So excited when I found that I could sing the high notes better and much moooore easily after only 3 lessons. I look forward to the upcoming lessons with Adina!!Show More
My daughter enjoys her lessons with Adina, she has been attending them for a couple of months now and I can really see/hear an improvement. Not only has her skill set improved but she has gained more confidence in her abilities.
Adina is a gem. She has a magical Disney princess voice and the soul of a wise, experienced teacher. I am the Director of Music, pianist and organist at our church. Adina has been cantoring at least one mass weekly for a few years now. She is a quick study and very easy to work with. She also cantors most of our funerals and weddings. She has worked wonders one-on-one with many of our young cantors. It seems she knows exactly 'what' to say and 'when' to get the best from our young singers. I always hear immediate improvement after she works with them, even for a short time. One of our parishioners is even sponsoring a young cantor so she can take voice lessons with Adina.Show More
Adina is a wonderful voice instructor! She knows how to connect with students, is professional, and really knows her craft! My daughter has done very well with Adina. I highly recommend this voice coach.
Adina is amazing! She is so great with my daughter and after only a few lessons I saw a ton of improvement. She is patient, fun, and knows how to teach children. My daughter loves going to her voice lessons and is learning tons of techniques in ways that she (as a 7 year old) can understand.
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This product made it easy for me to choose an instructor for my daughter that was compatable with her interest in Musical Theater. We were both extremely happy with her lessons. My daughter show great improvement in her voice control and in her confidence after a few short lessons with Adina. Adina was able to connect quickly with my daughter and encourage to reach those hight notes successfully. My daughter was able to audition confidently for a local production of "Annie" and was successful in being offered one of the lead orphan roles! Thank you Adina!