Camille van Niekerk

Camille V.

Ventura, CA
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Camille delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

I am a professional singer, voice teacher, and performer. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Music Education and received my CA teaching credential in music at San Diego State University.

Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique timbre; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

As a professional recording artist, I have sung on sessions with Tim Davis (Glee, ABC's Boy Band) and Damien Jurado (indie singer-songwriter, Sub Pop & Secretly Canadian). I sing with the Los Robles Master Chorale (Oak Park) and Ensoma Creative (San Gabriel Valley), in addition to performing at restaurants and hotels such as Eureka and Casa 425 (Claremont Village).

I specialize in classical, jazz, musical theater, and contemporary styles, but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every genre. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Experience

Choir member (Alto I)
Sep 2017 - Present
Los Robles Master Chorale

Los Robles Master Chorale (LRMC), led by Artistic Director Lesley Leighton, is one of Southern California’s premier choirs. Celebrating a rich legacy and hailed for its remarkable sound, striking versatility, and commitment to commissioning new choral works, the 100-voice Ventura County-based chorus harnesses the power of music to enrich people of all ages. With repertoire ranging from early music and great choral masterworks to folk, contemporary and world music, LRMC presents its own concert series each season and performs with leading music organizations across the Southland in such iconic venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Royce Hall.

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Voice teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
Private Vocal Studio

Soloist & Choral member
Sep 2015 - Present
Ensoma Creative

Ensoma functions as a professional performing ensemble, studio ensemble, and collaborative resource. In performance, Ensoma represents a wide variety of vocal literature including, but not limited to, Gregorian chant, vocal jazz, Bach chorales, commercial/pop and contemporary classical. Ensoma also produces original compositions and arrangements by its own members in addition to seeking out creative opportunities with other composers, conductors, ensembles, solo artists, and songwriters.

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Choir, Orchestra & Band Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
Wilson Middle School

Education

CA Teaching Credential - Music
Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
San Diego State University
BA - Music Education (Vocal Emphasis)
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Azusa Pacific University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CA Teaching Credential: Single Subject, Music
Jun 2015
San Diego State University

First Aid, CPR, AED
Mar 2014
American Heart Association

Awards

Best of 2016
Mar 2016
Thumbtack
Best Actress
Mar 2009
Inland Theater League
Best Actress
Mar 2007
Inland Theater League

Photos & Videos

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"Someone to Watch Over Me" (Ella Fitzgerald)
"Attention" (Charlie Puth)
"It Ain't Me" (Selena Gomez)
Performing at the Riverside Grill (Chino, CA).

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Performing at Eureka (Claremont, CA).

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"The Way I Am" (Ingrid Michaelson)
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19 Reviews

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Ivan C. Nov 13, 2017
Singing · Online

One of the best instructors of anything I've ever done. Professional, fun, supportive, and knowledgeable. She is always prepared, helpful, and focuses lessons based on your needs. You will see dramatic improvement in a short amount of time.

Peter R. Oct 25, 2017
Singing · Online

Camille was super-knowledgeable and great at identifying and addressing areas of improvement for me.

Kelsey Barkan Oct 23, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Wonderful. Knowledgeable, inspiring!!!!

Ivan C. Oct 11, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Very professional and helpful. Well prepared and sets up an individual plan for you. Very knowledgeable and uses a variety of techniques for fast results. You will see improvement from day 1.

Joni C. Sep 13, 2017
Country Singing · Online

I LOVED IT

Felicia P. Sep 12, 2017
Singing · Online

Camille is awesome!! The very first day I met her (online) she demonstrated a patient, caring and understanding attitude concerning my view of my singing abilities. I was able to tell after our first session that she genuinely cares about helping me enhance my voice and she goes the extra mile to ensure I have full understanding of how to correctly train my voice. I Thank God he chose her to be my vocal trainer!!

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Cynthia Aug 25, 2017
Singing · In studio

Working with Camille is awesome! She is a knowledgeable and talented musician who brings levity and perspective to all of her projects. I have learned so much from her in terms of vocal health, professional musicianship, and performance practice. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their musical knowledge and technique.

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Townsend Aug 24, 2017
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Camille is both an excellent musician and an excellent human. She is one of the most hospitable, personable, and delightful people I know. She is comfortable and fun, patient, perceptive and sincere. With her knowledge and her character, I would recommend Camille to anyone looking to grow their vocal abilities.

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BBob Aug 19, 2017
Singing · In home

Good first lesson. Communicates well, is patient and knowledgable.

Monica Aug 8, 2017
Singing ·

We hired Camille for an event in the fall. She was professional, very easy to work with, absolutely punctual and most of all, she was loved by our guests !! She sings from a wide variety of genres, takes requests and was just a pleasure to have at our event. I can recommend her services without reservation.

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Darbii B. Aug 2, 2017
Broadway Singing · In studio

My daughter has her first lesson this week and it seems Camille and her are a great fit and looking forward to next tuesday 😁

Audrey Aug 1, 2017
Jazz Voice · In studio

Camille has a great jazz voice herself and has helped me tremendously. She is warm, comfortable and experienced. I highly recommend her.

Mary Aug 1, 2017
Singing · In studio

Camille is an experienced performer and teacher. She is trained to protect your voice as well as challenging your range and improvement. Having been musical theater for so many years she is also able to help with auditions. She is always kind and professional. I highly endorse her.

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Bobby Aug 1, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I have heard Camille sing professionally before but was not aware that she was a qualified vocal instructor. However, I did some research into her educational background and saw that music education was her strong suit. She has proven to be very gifted in the arena of vocal instruction and I have found her to be very patient, intuitive, and pleasant to work with. I experience no nervousness when singing with her and have found her to be so encouraging and really quite skilled in bringing out the highest potential in me. Great teacher.

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Lowell Aug 1, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I sang for some time before even hearing about Camille, but I have found that her insight into proper vocal technique and her ability to communicate how to implement that technique so that the student can improve their own vocal performance skill is the thing that makes her stand out. I appreciate her skill level as a teacher so much.

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Josh Jul 28, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Camille is a fantastic teacher and singer! She regularly studies the voice and finds new techniques and specific vocal exercises to use for her students. She is patient, friendly and professional. Take lessons with Camille!

Pedro Jul 27, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I took voice lessons from Camille while she was in the Pomona area. She is kind and encouraging, and she is an extremely good teacher. As time went on friends and family noticed and remarked on how my voice was changing, and I just felt so much more confident as a singer. If I could make the trek to Ventura every week, I definitely would!

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Chris Jul 27, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Camille is an excellent teacher. She is patient, gives relevant feedback and practical tips on which you can improve your voice very rapidly. Her voice is soothing and she has definitely mastered the art of teaching.

Anna Jul 27, 2017
Classical Voice · In home

Amazing/kind person with so much patience, a really diverse vocal range and good teaching skills. She works really well with both kids and adults; you can tell she really loves to share her talent. I always felt 100% comfortable with her. Love her and would recommend her to anyone interested in deepening/exploring their musical talents.

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