About Atalia M.

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Atalia teaches: Ages 3 and up
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Teaching since: February 2010
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Everyone has a beautiful voice. Let me teach you how to make it heard.

My passion for music is the most pervasive quality of my personality. Consequently, passing that passion on to others is what brings me the most joy in life. My goal is to spread the love and appreciation for this unique and transcending art form through guidance, performance, and instruction. As my student, you will receive exactly what you (or your child) want out of the lessons-you are the one controlling what you want from them (be it any style of music, professional track or just for fun, music theory, and performance) and I am there to provide it. Music is nothing short of extremely fun and completely liberating.

I have always loved to sing and play guitar and piano starting from a young age, and I never gave up my determination and passion for performing. In middle and high school I did many musicals (Jekyll and Hyde, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver, Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, Kiss Me Kate, and Cats) and sang in the choir (including the California All State Honor Choir and Jazz Choir). I played guitar in the school Jazz Band and participated in many jam sessions out of school. I also participated in many piano competitions, including ones for my own composition (I received an honorable mention for one of my own piano works). In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Redlands. I have recently completed my Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands. I have performed many opera roles including Suor Angelica in Puccini's Suor Angelica, Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, and Najade in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. I was also in the University Chapel Singers Choir, Madrigals Choir, and Treblemakers a Capella Jazz choir. I currently reside in Germany where I am teaching online lessons to students all over the world, teaching English, and pursuing an opera career. So far I have sung the role of the Queen of the Night in Weimar, Germany and have done a few concerts singing Christine from the Phantom of the Opera.

"Hard work beats talent if talent does not work hard." This is my favorite quote. I truly believe that hard work will take you anywhere, no matter where your starting point is. With hard work and determination, you can be anything you want to be. With motivation, anyone can be a beautiful singer, guitarist, and pianist. If I did not believe this with all my heart, I would not be where I am today. To me, every student has great potential. It is my job and joy to bring out that potential and cultivate it into talent, love, and passion.


My lessons are fun and rewarding. I do not believe that a critical environment is one that is healthy or pleasant to learn in. Therefore, I am a very encouraging, patient, and supportive teacher, and I will praise you for your improvements, as well as help you correct your difficulties. I like to think of my lessons as a team effort, with more emphasis on working together and having fun. With that being said, I believe that you get what you put in out of our lessons. The more you practice and the more you show me determination and motivation, the more we can have fun, improve technique, and really make music in our lessons.

I customize each lesson to my student, so you tell me what you want to sing or play and what your goals as a musician are, and I will instruct you (or your child) in the exact way that fits your goals and interests. After a couple months with me, you will have a new found passion for music, knowledge of proper technique, reading and diction, and the skills to perform and communicate pieces of music. Most importantly, you will have the time of your life!

My voice lessons consist of vocal warm-ups where you learn proper technique and posture, breathing exercises to expand your diaphragm and support when you sing, and Repertoire work where you apply the technique you learned, practice performance skills, and learn diction of English, Italian, German, Hebrew, or French.

My guitar and piano lessons start with learning how to read music (if you do not know already) and being familiar with the keys or frets and the notes on the staff. Then we work on pieces of music, paying attention to the key factors of musicianship including rhythm, interpretation, dynamics, composition, musicality, and performance practice. My music theory lessons are based on whatever the student wants to learn or needs instruction on. I teach anywhere from basic music notation to advanced harmonic and formal analysis.

My speaking and lessons are similar to my voice lessons, minus the singing aspect-the same technique we use for singing is the technique we must use for speaking if we want to be heard, be healthy, and not get tired or worse - lose our voice. We work on breathing and projection techniques and then practice on a reading sample or presentation.

My acting lessons consist of different improv-acting games, projection techniques, and monologue and role studies. You will learn how to communicate a message to the audience clearly and effectively while having a wonderful time!

My language and tutoring classes are focused on fluency-getting comfortable speaking in the target language. We go through chapters of a lesson plan I created myself-learning vocabulary and grammar by learning the functions of them and completing speaking goals. After just a few lessons, you will find that you will be able to converse in your target language. Your individual pace is the most important to me, so we learn at the speed that you are the most comfortable with.

All I expect from you is to bring a pencil, a good attitude, and the willingness to practice and work hard in our lessons, and I will supply the rest! Looking forward to hearing your beautiful music or voice!

Photos and Videos


English Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present

I teach private and group English lessons.

Voice, Piano, Guitar Teacher
Jan 2011 - Jul 2013
Musika Lessons

I taught private music lessons

Voice Teacher
Jan 2010 - May 2013
University of Redlands Community School of Music

I taught private voice lessons.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Desert Carolers

I performed Christmas Carols around Southern California

Soprano Section Leader
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Pilgrim Congregational Church

I sang solos and led the church choir.


Master of Music - Vocal Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2013
University of Redlands
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
Sep 2006 - May 2010
University of Redlands
Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2010
University of Redlands

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teaching Knowledge Test Module 1
Sep 2014

QPR Suicide Prevention Certificate
May 2010
University of Redlands


Achievement Award and Presidential Scholar
May 2010
University of Redlands
Dean's List
May 2010
University of Redlands
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Honoree
May 2010
University of Redlands
Solo/Concerto Competition - Finalist
Nov 2009
University of Redlands


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sep 2013

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Nov 2010

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

73 Reviews on Atalia M.

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Harmony Feb 24, 2017
· Child Acting · Online
I am a Nigeria and I am 11so can you give me for free???😭😭
COULLET Jan 22, 2017
Verified Student · Speaking Voice · Online
Paula Jan 20, 2017
Verified Student · Hebrew · Online
Atalia accommodated my needs as a learner and was organized and motivating
Paula Jan 20, 2017
Verified Student · Hebrew · Online
Atalia accommodated my needs as a learner and was organized and motivating
Paula Jan 20, 2017
Verified Student · Hebrew · Online
Atalia accommodated my needs as a learner and was organized and motivating
Paloma R. Jan 17, 2017
Verified Student · Hebrew · Online
Peter Jan 8, 2017
Verified Student · Classical Voice · Online
Atalia is a great voice teacher. She is knowledgeable, patient yet persistent, and explains her understanding very well. It is an absolute pleasure having her as an instructor. I would recommend her highly to anyone interested in studying classical voice.

Speaking honestly, I was somewhat nervous to take lessons over the internet. How could a teacher possibly notice the nuances and mechanics of the human body during singing? Happily, Atalia has utterly erased my concerns. Amazingly, our lessons span two continents, as she lives in and teaches from Germany, and I take my lessons here in the US. Modern technology is amazing, yet nothing is lost in translation. She doesn't miss a beat, and I get to have a great teacher for a fair price with tremendous vocal knowledge and talent.

I have studied voice before, but thus far, I consider Atalia one of my most effective instructors. She has the talent, knowledge, and persistence that allows me to advance as quickly as my body and my practice commitment allows. Again, I am thrilled to have found her as a teacher, and I would recommend her highly to anyone seeking to develop their vocal instrument.
Jack J. Dec 25, 2016
Verified Student · Hebrew · Online
Professional and pleasant. Great so far.
Terry A. Dec 12, 2016
Verified Student · Speaking Voice · Online
Just wrapped up my last lesson with Atalia and wanted to let others know she's the teacher to have for your speaking/singing needs! I'm not a singer, but needed help with learning how to speak more clearly and much louder, so i wouldn't sound so tired, or like i'm talking in my throat. She taught me how to breathe properly when I speak and kept encouraging me to keep trying, because like she said, learning how to breathe the right way is challenging and isn't learned over night. Have to practice! Her pleasant voice will always be in my head, reminding me how to speak so others can understand what i'm saying. This has built my confidence. Thank you, Atalia! You were a joy to work with.
Ava H. Aug 4, 2016
Verified Student · Hebrew · Online
Atalia is perfect for teaching Hebrew and Singing
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