Atalia Malin

Atalia M.

About Atalia M.

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Atalia teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
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.

Caroler 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

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
German Limited Proficiency
Hebrew 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.

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24 Reviews on Atalia M.

Brandon M. Apr 8, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Atalia is really versatile and patient, and my little brother looks forward to her class every week! He has only been taking a few lessons, but I heard an improvement on the first day.
nethania F. Mar 13, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Amazing teacher and singer. Atalia have helped me so much in her lessons. I wish I could give her infinite stars. Before her lessons I was struggling to understand music and sing. Now, I even started composing my own songs. She improved my confidence as a musician and that have influenced my life in a deep way. I feel like Atalia is a highly creative person and is always looking for ways to grow and improve my individualized lesson. She really taught me great tools to develop myself as a singer and guitarist. I see that she understands that everyone has a different way of learning and she tailor the time perfectly to improve my abilities and sensibility to music. I feel that I am accentuating my strenghts and expressing fully the unique qualities of my voice much better than before her first class. You will definally see improvement with time. I am so thankful to have meet her. :)
Crystal L. Feb 27, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My daughter loved having her as a teacher. She is truly amazing. My daughter learned a lot in the timeframe that she was her teacher. Unfortunately, Atalia moved out of the country & the lessons took place via skype. It was hit & miss with our internet which created problems with some of the lessons. So lessons had to be rescheduled or cancelled. If it wasn't for that I know for sure my daughter would still be getting lessons from this wonderful teacher.
Claudia C. Feb 11, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Atalia is a wonderful teacher. I've had 3 lessons so far and I already feel more confident. Can't wait to keep working on strengthening my voice and working on new songs.
Michel C. Jan 18, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Atalia is very talented and has significantly exceeded my expectations. She is very good at working with my 9 year old daughter and keeps the lessons fun and interesting for her. Highly recommended!
Michael A. Jan 12, 2015
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
Atalia was a very good, patient teacher. Very professional and went the extra mile. Really knows singing.
Frances T. Nov 29, 2014
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Atalia is a wonderful teacher. We weren't sure how online voice lessons would work, but we decided to give them a try, and we are so glad we did! Atalia is talented, has a warm and approachable manner, and the skills to help my 11-year-old daughter make visible (and audible!) progress in just three lessons. We highly recommend her.
Genesis R. Jul 14, 2014
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
I don't know where to begin to describe how great of an instructor Atalia is. She is talented, intelligent, patient, sweet, and caring. Her love of music shines through each lesson we have.

As a perfectionist, I was about ready to give up on singing until I began training with Atalia through Take Lessons. It's been over a year since then, and the difference between the singer I was then and now is astounding! I now know proper technique, and am continuing to grow with each new lesson.

Thank you, Atailia for all of the hard work you have dedicated to teach me. I have a greater love for music because of you.
Alba V P. Jun 22, 2014
Hebrew · Online
Verified Student
I love my classes with Atalia. She is a great teacher!!!!
Linda S. Feb 23, 2014
Vocal Training
Verified Student
I highly recommend Atalia as voice teacher

I am a novice at singing and never imagined I would be able to sing.
Atalia is helping me bring my dream to reality. I just finished what was probably my most frustrating lesson b/c I was "a little off" on every thing today; it just wasn't my day.
Thank you Atalia for being a great teacher and for always focusing on what I've done well and encouraging me in areas were I can improve.

Thank you so much!
Linda S2