Corinne DeVries

Corinne D.

12 Reviews
Valley Village, CA

Average response time: 2 hours

About Corinne D.

Background check: Last verified 11/08/2014
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Corinne teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Corinne is a friendly, caring, instructor and provides a stress-free learning environment. All styles, levels and ages are welcome. She teaches pop, musical theatre, classical, and jazz.

Corinne holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Vocal Studies from Michigan State University and enjoys teaching children and adults how to sing. All levels, styles, and ages are welcome. :)

Corinne was a vocal director for Rock and Ridicule, a rock and roll musical performed at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood. She also was the music director for Act I Children's Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Currently, Corinne is music directing an after school musical theatre class at Wilbur Elementary School in Tarzana.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me are fairly laid-back. I use the Alfred's book series for piano students. For voice students, I tend to stick to genres the students are interested in learning and choose songs based on the student's abilities and levels and work up from there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stands, music

*** Travel Equipment ***
None. I expect piano students to have a keyboard or piano at home. Voice students will not need any special equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I hold a degree in Jazz Vocal Studies and I also specialize in musical theatre.

Photos and Videos

Corinne DeVries performs the National Anthem on November 2, 2010 at an L.A. Lakers game.

Education

Jazz Vocal Studies Aug 2003 - May 2008
Michigan State University
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Vocal Studies Aug 2003 - May 2008
Michigan State University
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12 Reviews on Corinne D.

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Theresa S. May 3, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Verified Student
I have been training with Corinne for a couple of weeks now and I've already learned so much! She is such a friendly and warm person and also has huge amounts of knowledge about singing. She hears what is going on with my voice and guides me towards the right direction. The 30 minutes I come in are effective and we already have a few songs that I can sing at future auditions.

I highly recommend Corinne as a voice teacher!
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Calvin W. Apr 29, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
So, I've been singing for years, but after deciding to produce a professional project as well as perform more, I wanted to get training to have a better command of my voice.

I not only had a breaktrhoughs in my singing ability, but also in my professional career after working with her!

Corinne helped me to gain confidence, power and precision in my performance and I would recommend her for ANY singer of ANY again and ANY experience level!
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Jenny S. Apr 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
My 11 year-old daughter has been taking voice and piano lessons from Corinne for about two years and she loves it. Corinne is so encouraging, but doesn't push too hard, so my daughter really enjoys the lessons. For voice, Corinne is always open to letting my daughter sing the songs she's interested in, but has also broadened her interests with new and classic pieces. My daughter had taken piano before, but her skills have improved so much since she started working with Corinne. I highly recommend Corinne for voice and piano lessons!
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Allison W. Jan 13, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Corinne is amazing! I have been studying voice with her weekly for about two years now, and my musical theatre callback and booking rate has multiplied so much since before I started with her. She is so friendly and accommodating to my crazy, unreliable schedule. She always manages to fit me in when I need to see her for audition prep etc. She has also helped a lot on the business end of things with helping me create/work on my Book. She is wonderful at pinpointing what needs to be worked on most individually with her clients and letting that be an area of focus, while still making sure to give a full lesson with everything you need. For me, my weakness when I started with her was my mix. Now, two years later, at the last musical theatre audition I had (which I booked) I was complimented by the musical director about how nice my mix was. I definitely credit Corinne for that! I would highly recommend Corinne to singers of any level! Whether new and wanting to learn how to carry a tune, or professional singers looking for a good vocal workout, she is your lady!
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Brent W. May 28, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Corinne is extremely thorough and is very patient with me. I'm brand new to music, and she has made me feel very comfortable. I know I'm on track because the habits and memorization techniques she teaches are very effective. Also playing duets with her are so fun!!!
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Sharon R. Oct 29, 2012
Piano
Verified Student
Overall excellent

We are very happy with Corinne's teaching style. My child is really enjoying her lessons and looks forward to learning more!
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Alexis D. Oct 13, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
Corrine's great attitude

My experience with Corinne has been super informative. She is a great listener and quickly adapts to my specific needs. I really enjoy her honesty and her ability to work on many different exercises in a short time. She has a lot of energy and I am always excited during the lessons and after I leave. She has a good head on her shoulders and I really love her style of teaching. I like that she challenges me and exposes me to new techniques, new music and keeps implementing those new lessons every time we worked together.

I look forward to working with her and learning from her every time! :)
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Laurie B. Oct 12, 2012
Singing
Verified Student
Love Corinne

Corinne has been working with my 15 year old son for the past few months and its been a great experience. She has helped him to understand his voice and set realistic and achievable goals. He comes home after each lesson feeling excited and positive about his progress (not an easy feat). She is also easy to communicate with and readily available to discuss things as needed.
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BrianS3 Jul 11, 2012
Amazing!

Corinne really is everything any student needs in a piano teacher. She set me up with the right books to learn at a pace that works for me, and always answers any and all questions I have. The lessons are fun and informative and I couldn't imagine learning piano in a more productive way. A+
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MarcyR Mar 9, 2012
Corinne is an excellent teacher, who is knowledgeable, patient and fun. She recognizes the child's learning capabilities, instructing at an appropriate pace. My child is truly enjoying her piano lessons.