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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:
-Expanding range to the students best abilities
-Musicianship / ear training
-Reading music & sight signing
-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:
-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.
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.
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.
I have been teaching voice and beginning piano since 2010.