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Charlotte Littlehales

Charlotte L.

Fallbrook, CA

About Charlotte L.

Background check: Last verified 06/28/2016
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Charlotte teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: July 2006
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Hello and welcome! My name is Charlotte, and I am a multi-instrumentalist with formal training on vocals. I love teaching music and I put a strong emphasis on developing healthy technique alongside strong musicianship skills.

You can check out some recordings of me singing here: https://www.reverbnation.com/charlottelittlehales

I have been actively performing and writing since the age of 16. I received my training at the University of the Arts, and graduated with honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance. I have performed and recorded with bands spanning many genres -- jazz, country, rock, pop -- and continue to write and perform as a freelance musician.

In addition to teaching from my home studio and student locations, I also teach voice and piano at School of Rock Oceanside.

My areas of expertise are jazz, folk, pop, rock and musical theater singing. I focus on applying proper vocal techniques to contemporary music to help my student achieve their goals! Some specific areas of focus are:

-Breathing
-Resonance
-Expanding range to the students best abilities
-Vocal Phrasing
-Tone
-Musicianship / ear training
-Reading music & sight signing
-Harmony
-Building repertoire
-Performance techniques, including mic technique

Sometimes we will work on a classical piece to help target specific techniques.

I also teach beginning piano and guitar.
We focus on:
-Reading music
-Music theory
-Beginning technique
-Understanding the instrument
-Playing melodies and chords
-Right and left hand independence

I do commute to Oceanside, so if you are interested in in-home lessons in Oceanside, Carlsbad or Vista, please contact me to see if we can work that out!

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, rock, folk, pop, and musical theater. Songwriting (lyric and musical composition), learning to sing while playing an instrument.

Photos and Videos

Charlotte Littlehales' lead vox clips, with Albright and the Educators at Tin Roof in San Diego. 7/31/16.

Experience

Studio Coordinator

Aug 2014 - Present
School of Rock Oceanside

I worked closely with the General Manager and the Music Director on the daily ins-and-outs of running a highly successful music school. Daily duties included scheduling, programming, communication, maintaining client relationships, etc.

Vocal and Keys Instructor

Aug 2014 - Present
School of Rock Oceanside

I teach vocals and keys privately, to supplement and prepare kids for a weekly band setting. Job requires a knowledge of how to apply traditional techniques to contemporary rock music.

Private Music Teacher

Jan 2010 - Present
Self-Employed

I have been teaching voice and beginning piano since 2010.

Education

Bachelor of Music

Sep 2003 - May 2007
University of the Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Minor in Music Education

May 2007
University of the Arts

Awards

Promising Artist's Award

May 2007
University of the Arts
Write a Review

8 Reviews on Charlotte L.

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Nya R. Sep 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Charlotte is patient, fun, and oh-so-talented. She's got the perfect blend of artistry and education.
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Kyle Sep 1, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
She did a great job, I was starting to play my favorite song by the second lesson and am getting more knowledgable about guitar with every lesson. It's been a pleasure to be her student .
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Christine Jul 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Charlotte is a wonderful and extremely talented instructor. She is passionate about her craft and that has taught my son to appreciate what it really takes to be a musician. She is patient and takes her time to ensure her students reach their full potential.
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Sheryl G. Jul 25, 2016
Singing · In studio
My teenage daughter has been taking vocal lessons from Charlotte for 1 1/2 years. The progress my daughter has made is exceptional and I attribute that to Charlottes teaching:
* Positive environment-Charlotte knows how to connect with students so they feel very comfortable working with her.
*Motivating-Charlotte approches lessons in a goal-oriented manner so students can experience their own vocal progression & expanded capability.
*Range of styles-Students learn a variety of singing styles that they may not have previously known.
*Musical Ability-Charlotte accompanies students on piano and guitar and does not rely on recorded songs. She is able to describe and demonstrate vocal techniques.
*Songwriting-Charlotte writes her own songs and can work with students to develop songwriting capability.
*Site reading and music theory are part of lessons.
Charlotte is a true teacher, able to partner with students to produce great results. I highly recommend her.
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Easter Jul 23, 2016
Singing · In studio
My daughter has been taking lessons with Charlotte for over a year, and her progress has been amazing! Charlotte is a gifted and patient teacher who really cares for her students. She works with my daughter on performance, technique, music theory, and more. I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Olivia Buscemi Jul 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Charlotte is extremely talented and has an enormous amount of valuable information to share with her students. She is extremely thoughtful on what each students specific needs are to help them succeed. I have seen students of hers exceed their own expectations and proceed to dominate the tasks at hand only to become more dependable, confident and skilled musicians.
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maria Jul 22, 2016
Singing · In studio
Best vocal teacher
She knows her stuff
Very passionate about what she teaches, very approachable and caring for the students.
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madonna L. Jan 14, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Charlotte is an awesome teacher! She is very patient with my daughter and really knows what she is doing. Aside from being an amazing piano player/ vocalist she really helps my 12 year old daughter grow as a musician and she loves taking lessons with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone!