Charlotte Littlehales

Charlotte L.

Fallbrook, CA
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About

Charlotte passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Charlotte delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2006

*Important Scheduling Note*
***Summer lesson schedule will be reworked in late July to accommodate school-schedules in August. Please be aware that any current availability may change come Fall, and that priority is given to students who held previous after-school times. ***

Hello! My name is Charlotte, and I am a San Diego vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I hold a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where I honed my vocal jazz chops before branching out into the East Coast folk, blues and indie rock scene. I moved to Southern California in 2011, when I took a brief hiatus from performing to focus on commercial songwriting and composition and teaching voice, piano and guitar privately. I am currently once again performing in multiple groups in the San Diego area.

My areas of expertise are contemporary styles and genres. I put a strong emphasis on developing healthy technique alongside strong musicianship skills in a fun environment! With over 10 years experience working with kids and teenagers, I am passionate about teaching all ages (adults, too!).

With all instruments, the student will learn (please click on specific Subjects for more details on the way each instrument is taught):

-Musicianship/ear training
-Reading music & sight singing
-Proper technique
-Building repertoire
-Performance techniques
-Music Theory

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

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Experience

Private Music Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
Self-Employed

I have been teaching voice and beginning piano since 2010.

Vocal and Keys Instructor
Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
School of Rock Oceanside

I taught 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.

Studio Coordinator
Aug 2014 - Aug 2016
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.

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2007
University of the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Minor in Music Education
May 2007
University of the Arts

Awards

Winner of Sing For The City Songwriting Competition
Jul 2016
Louisville Orchestra
Promising Artist's Award
May 2007
University of the Arts

Photos & Videos

Photo by Charlotte L.

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Refugee (Tom Petty Cover) performed by Charlotte Littlehales (vocals) and Jeff Starkey (guitar) at Vin de Syrah.
Dive Bar, written and performed by Charlotte Littlehales. Featuring Phil Pardell on drums.
Jeff Starkey and Charlotte Littlehales live at Vin de Syrah
Charlotte Littlehales' lead vox clips, with Albright and the Educators at Tin Roof in San Diego. 7/31/16.
Photo by Charlotte L.

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Photo by Charlotte L.
Photo by Charlotte L.

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Live at Vin de Syrah with Jeff Starkey

17 Reviews

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Ej F. Apr 13, 2017
Piano · In home

Charlotte is an excellent teacher I have really learned a lot in a short. Of time look forward to continuing my lessons

Hannah C. Mar 17, 2017
Singing · In home

Somehow in amazing alignment of the stars this teacher is perfect for my daughter. She sang similar songs I have sung to her and was a match professionally and at a personal level.looking forward to fun classes.

Kyle Feb 2, 2017
Guitar · In home

Charlette is the best. She is patient, open to requests and simplifies a lesson to your ability

Adriana Dec 6, 2016
Guitar · In home

Charlotte has been teaching my daughter guitar for few months now and my daughter has been enjoying and learning as she didn't do before with other teachers. I highly recommend Charlotte. She is very patience, kind and sweet, My daughter just loves her!

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Emilia Dec 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

We take piano lessons in Charlotte's home. She is very professional with communication and lessons. She is a great teacher and my 7 year old daughter always love to go to piano!

Chris J. Dec 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Our daughter loves Charlotte and really enjoys her piano lessons.

Chris J. Dec 4, 2016
Piano · In home

Our daughter loves Charlotte and really enjoys her piano lessons.

Leila King Dec 4, 2016
Guitar · In home

My daughter really enjoys each lesson. Charlotte is very professional and considerate. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn to play guitar!

Daniel V. Nov 24, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great teacher. Very patient.

Nya R. Sep 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Charlotte is patient, fun, and oh-so-talented. She's got the perfect blend of artistry and education.

Kyle Sep 1, 2016
Guitar · In home

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 .

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.

madonna L. Jan 14, 2016
Singing · In home

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!

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