- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 15 years experience as a songwriter, personally and commercially. I have co-written with up and coming artists, scored an independent film, and ghost written commercial tracks.
We will focus on both the lyrics and melody (including phrasing and cadence), as well as basic arrangements.
Please be aware that I may have required reading for this lesson, and I will alert you of what that is when you first sign up.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- July 2006
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):
-Reading music & sight singing
*** Specialties ***
Jazz, rock, folk, pop, and musical theater. Songwriting (lyric and musical composition), learning to sing while playing an instrument.
I'm a full-time working musician. I make my living teaching, performing, composing and recording session vocals for other artists and producers.
I have been teaching voice and beginning piano since 2010.
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.
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.
Charlotte is an excellent teacher. She responds to the skills of the student and adapts her lessons accordingly. She is patient, fun and very encouraging. I would highly recommend Charlotte to any aspiring guitar player.
Charlotte has been a great piano teacher for our daughter Alexa. She has grown so much in her skill level along with her confidence in performances.
Charlotte is an amazing teacher. She has an incredible depth of knowledge about singing, songwriting, music theory, preparing for auditions, etc. I feel very lucky to work with her.
Charlotte has done an awesome job teaching guitar to our 12 year old daughter. She inspires her to want to learn more, to practice on her own and to be excited to show us what she has learned. We highly recommend her!
First lesson was great very friendly instructor
Charlotte is an excellent teacher I have really learned a lot in a short. Of time look forward to continuing my lessons
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.
Charlette is the best. She is patient, open to requests and simplifies a lesson to your ability
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!+ Read More
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!
Our daughter loves Charlotte and really enjoys her piano lessons.
Our daughter loves Charlotte and really enjoys her piano lessons.
My daughter really enjoys each lesson. Charlotte is very professional and considerate. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn to play guitar!
Great teacher. Very patient.
Charlotte is patient, fun, and oh-so-talented. She's got the perfect blend of artistry and education.
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 .
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.+ Read More
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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
Best vocal teacher
She knows her stuff
Very passionate about what she teaches, very approachable and caring for the students.
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!+ Read More