Anna Parker
Spring Valley, CA
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Anna P.

Spring Valley, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Let's sing and grow your voice! During singing lessons I work to develop each individual voice through technique based exercises and songs. I have worked with singers of all ages ranging from 4 years old to 80 years old. Some students need to prep for performances or auditions while others just want to enjoy music and strengthen their voice. Each student moves at a different pace and may have specific needs, so the format of the lesson may vary slightly, however, we typically warm up first with vocal exercises to build and stretch the voice and then switch to either theory or a song the student is studying. If there is enough time in the lesson we will work on both skill sets or multiple songs. I like to work the full range of a student's voice so that their voice stays balanced and healthy. Song choice will depend on the level of the student and the genre of interest as well as which songs will best help their voice grow and reach its full potential.

About Anna P.

I grew up in a musical home with a piano teacher for a mom. Consequently, I started learning piano and singing at a young age, and then began taking voice lessons in high school. For the last 19 years I have been studying voice and loving every minute of it! I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and Music Teacher's Association of California. I have a bachelor's degree in music education from Bob Jones University, and a master's degree in Vocal Performance from Azusa Pacific University. I also studied for 2 summers during college with a master teacher. Over the years I have performed and worked with both children's choirs and adult choirs and given private concerts. My enthusiasm for music has spilled over into a love for teaching. I have taught private voice lessons for the last 8 years to students ranging in age from 5 to 50+. Some have been beginner students, and others were seasoned singers who wanted some refreshers and guidance. My forte is classical music but I have also worked with Broadway, Sacred, and Pop. I enjoy teaching beginning to intermediate piano as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
For me, the most important key to success in music is consistency in lessons and in practice. I will work hard with my students to help them find a practice schedule that fits with their current activities and will help them reach their goals as a musician. Our lesson times will include theory and technique to help them gain skills and confidence and become well-rounded musicians. We can also prepare for any upcoming solos or auditions. I love music and I want my students to gain that same enthusiasm and excitement. I am a strong believer in positive reinforcement so my students will receive lots of praise and encouragement from me. Sometimes we might work hard to reach a specific goal, but we will have fun along the way. Depending on the course of study (piano or singing) I would expect the student to buy 1- 3 music books that we would work from.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home-Piano set up in the living room


*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard I can use in case the student does not have a piano/keyboard.

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Awaz K.
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Anna is a delight! She is so knowledgeable and I walk away from every lesson feeling liked I gained so much. I couldn’t be happier that I found her. She truly makes you believe you are capable of being a pianist, and as an adult student that can be difficult to believe. But she does. She’s everything a teacher should be, I highly recommend her!

Posted Apr 29, 2019
Christopher O.
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Warm, patient, professional teacher. We focused on proper vocal technique for our first lesson. It was fun, and I definitely intend to keep learning with her.

Posted Apr 19, 2019
Janet C.
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Anna was wonderful to work with. She was very sweet and patient. We loved taking the lessons and will be back.

Posted Apr 4, 2018
Alana
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This was my daughters first formal lesson. Anna is AWESOME!!! .She is super patient and kind . She makes sure the student truly understands the different techniques. She has such a kind soul. I would highly recommend her.

Posted Nov 21, 2017
Suzanne
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Anna is super personable and present as a teacher. Her workspace is welcoming and well equipped. As an adult student, I felt like she was interested and supportive in my goals.

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Devyn R.
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Even after first lesson my daughter is stronger and more confident for her performance! Thank you!

Posted Dec 7, 2016
Roxanna L.
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My daughter likes her.

Posted Jul 5, 2016
Linda G.
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She's not only a very nice person with a nice smile! But is very helpful on teaching me the why and the how! I find her teaching very helpful. I look forward to each lesson! Thank You for your patients!

Posted Jun 12, 2016
David
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Very kind, very patient. Easy to see why Anna is good at what she does.

Posted Mar 28, 2016
Hannah P.
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My 13 year old daughter really loves Anna's singing lessons. Anna is patient for the beginner. My daughter is having so much fun and enjoying the learning experience that she wants longer lessons. Thank you Anna for giving my daughter so much joy in doing something she loves.

Posted Feb 19, 2016
James A.
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awesome so far

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Terri B.
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Anna is very thorough and knowledgeable. She's very pleasant! Has a very good learning environment. Works great with all ages. Highly recommend!

Posted Jul 21, 2015
AbigailN

Great

Anna has been very nice since the first day we started the lessons, also patient. The lesson have been very helpful & I've learned a lot since I've started. I plan on continuing these lessons. Couldn't be any happier with the service.

Posted Jul 13, 2012
RubyL1

She's playin!

Hi Miss Anna,Ruby is having a great time playing the piano! She even impressed her Grandmother when we visited her - she was able to read notes on the kid's music book that Grandma had at her house.

Posted Jan 30, 2012
CherylS1

Anna makes learning to sing fun. Thanks for being so involved with Sophia. We enjoy getting the personal email guidance and instructions on this site. Sophia really enjoys working with you and looks forward to every class.

Posted Nov 28, 2011
AbneyrisG

Great Teacher!

Thank you Ms. Anna for the time you have spent teaching Ashley piano. We believe that you have given her the tools for her to enjoy playing!

Posted Nov 14, 2011
KaraV

Great with young children

Anna has been great with my 4 year old. She is very patient and is great explaining the basics while keeping the lesson interesting and fun!

Posted Sep 15, 2011
RamonaL

late beginner

Having an instructor like Anna gave me hope and motivation to pursue one of the things I've always wanted to do but didn't have the time in the past..

Posted Aug 15, 2011
WivineO

Ms Anna is doing an exceptional job with my daughter Jaelle. She's very knowledgeable of her craft and her approach is pleasant, calm and fun. She uses fun analogies that Jaelle can easily understand. Jaelle enjoys going to lessons and is now able to recognize notes in her music book. I would strongly recommend Ms. Anna for any school aged children.

Posted Apr 10, 2011
JesseA

Anna is an excellent singing instructor.She understands how to get her points across in a relaxed reassuring way.She allows me to feel comfortable while I go through embarrassing singing moments.I am happy learning from Anna

Posted Mar 29, 2011
LourdesS

singing our hearts out.

My daughter Teresa loves going to class ! She is a hard critic to win over but Miss Anna is engaging and loving. Her studio is very quiet and comfortable. She has a beautiful voice :) I also like how she has made the lessons and homework age appropriate.

Posted Mar 9, 2011
JoeS1

Very, very pleased!

We couldn't be more pleased with Anna. She's been a concerned and diligent instructor and role model for our 8 year old daughter. She seems to have a very good understanding for children and their needs and capabilities. She has a pleasant demeanor and is well versed in her field. I'd recommend Anna to anyone looking for lessons for themselves, friends, or their children.

Posted Mar 6, 2011
KathrinT

Anna was fabulous with out son, Colin. Very patient. He even learned to read notes. I highly recommend Anna for anyone.

Posted Feb 21, 2011

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Education

Master of Music Vocal Performance
Aug 2002 - May 2004

Azusa Pacific University

Bachelor of Science Music Education
Aug 1998 - May 2002

Bob Jones University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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