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Carol W.
Pasadena, California
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Learn to play piano and read music. We'll develop the basics.
About Carol W.

I have taught voice for over twenty years. I studied music at University of California, Santa Barbara, where I received my B.A. I currently work as a professional singer for various local opera companies, music theater groups, churches and temples. I have appeared in lead soprano roles with Opera A La Carte, Repertory Opera Company, Redlands Bowl Festival, Laguna Beach Chorale, Celestial Opera Company, and Landmark Opera. I have worked extensively in Los Angeles and Orange County schools performing musical assemblies for students in elementary and middle grades with Southland Opera, LA Opera and Guild Opera of Southern California. My teaching experience includes private voice lessons and master classes at Idyllwild School for the Arts. Additionally, I teach beginning to intermediate level piano lessons. *** Lesson Details *** I emphasize breathing techniques to free up the voice to expand your range and ease of singing. In the lesson, we start with simple warm ups and vocalizes and then apply techniques to the songs you want to sing. I realize each student is different and I customize the lesson to the student's particular needs. I specialize in classical and music theater, however the basics of singing apply to all styles of music. In addition to working on breathing and technique for singing, we'll also focus on interpretation of the songs you are working on as well as how to overcome performance nervousness. Most students find that they are able to sing with more freedom, less tension and will have more confidence as they progress. I also teach beginning and intermediate piano and music theory. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in the main room, upright piano *** Travel Equipment *** They need to provide a piano or keyboard if I am going to their home. I have a piano in my home. *** Specialties *** I work on using the breath as a fundamental technique for singing. Singing should never hurt. I use a lot of imagery to achieve freedom in singing.

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Teaches Beginner

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Teaching since 1992

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B.A. in Music

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Teaches ages 7+

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Carol W.
Pasadena, California
Student Favorite
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Learn to play piano and read music. We'll develop the basics.
About Carol W.

I have taught voice for over twenty years. I studied music at University of California, Santa Barbara, where I received my B.A. I currently work as a professional singer for various local opera companies, music theater groups, churches and temples. I have appeared in lead soprano roles with Opera A La Carte, Repertory Opera Company, Redlands Bowl Festival, Laguna Beach Chorale, Celestial Opera Company, and Landmark Opera. I have worked extensively in Los Angeles and Orange County schools performing musical assemblies for students in elementary and middle grades with Southland Opera, LA Opera and Guild Opera of Southern California. My teaching experience includes private voice lessons and master classes at Idyllwild School for the Arts. Additionally, I teach beginning to intermediate level piano lessons. *** Lesson Details *** I emphasize breathing techniques to free up the voice to expand your range and ease of singing. In the lesson, we start with simple warm ups and vocalizes and then apply techniques to the songs you want to sing. I realize each student is different and I customize the lesson to the student's particular needs. I specialize in classical and music theater, however the basics of singing apply to all styles of music. In addition to working on breathing and technique for singing, we'll also focus on interpretation of the songs you are working on as well as how to overcome performance nervousness. Most students find that they are able to sing with more freedom, less tension and will have more confidence as they progress. I also teach beginning and intermediate piano and music theory. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in the main room, upright piano *** Travel Equipment *** They need to provide a piano or keyboard if I am going to their home. I have a piano in my home. *** Specialties *** I work on using the breath as a fundamental technique for singing. Singing should never hurt. I use a lot of imagery to achieve freedom in singing.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 1992

Education

B.A. in Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks German, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin

Speaks

Has background check

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Carol is very knowledgeable about performance and acting and gives usable ideas.

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Carol is wonderful with children.

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Very kind & patient :)

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$65
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30