Corinne DeVries
Sherman Oaks, CA
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Corinne DeVries

Corinne D.

Sherman Oaks, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching Classical Singing for three years and was trained as a classical singer for seven years. The curriculum I use is based on the wealth of music in my personal music library that is available for students to use. Students are also welcome to bring in their own sheet music. My teaching philosophy is content-based. I like to demonstrate the songs for students, and then let them fly with their own ideas.

About Corinne D.

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.


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23 Reviews
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I already sent in a review. I was very happy with my first lesson.

Posted Feb 19, 2021
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Corinne is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and has such a positive energy. I always leave my lesson feeling better than when I came in. She's very knowledgeable and wants the best for all her students. She can teach any age! I'm a 25 year old beginner and thought it would be difficult to learn and keep up with playing the piano, but Corinne supports and inspires me. I can't recommend Corinne enough.

Posted May 29, 2019
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I have been wanting to play an instrument for such a long time, but never had the motivation to try it, until recently. Wanting to play Piano was a spur of the moment decision for me. I googled piano teachers in my area and Corinne was one of the first people to pop up. After reading all her rave reviews, I decided to give it a go. I was so nervous for my first lesson, but she made me feel comfortable and at ease the minute I walked through the door. She is educated and passionate about music. Also, she is extremely patient. I have been going to her for Piano Lessons now once a week for almost 6 months and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I absolutely, without a doubt, recommend Corinne. She's amazing!

Posted Aug 14, 2017
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We love Corinne!! My daughter started taking piano with Corinne when she was 5 and she absolutely loves her! Corinne is so patient and kind with the kids and goes at exactly the right pace for each child. My daughter has learned so much and is reading music as she plays - amazing!! Highly recommend Corinne, she's the best!

Posted Aug 10, 2017
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Corinne is a fantastically fun teacher! I love that she records the lesson, it makes it much easier to practice at home. I felt comfortable as an adult student and we had a great time together. I'm very happy with my decision to take lessons from her and you will be too!

Posted Apr 6, 2017
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Corinne is a wonderful professional instructor.

Posted Feb 4, 2017
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I've been taking voice with Corinne weekly for about 4 or 5 months now. I am not a professional singer or performer, but I was looking to treat myself by doing something just for me. I'm a full-time grad student who works full-time, so I really appreciate my personal, free time. Since I used to sing in high school and college, I decided it would be fun to look into voice lessons, which is how I came to Corinne. Corinne has been such a great addition to my crazy schedule! Considering I am doing this for my own enjoyment rather than professional goals, I let her choose the songs and what to focus on for each lesson, which works so well for me. I enjoy all my lessons and the best part is I get to have fun while improving my voice. I used to do choir and musical theatre years (and years) ago, and it's fun to learn new/different techniques and exercises. She records all the lessons, which is useful to both practice and just hear your own improvement. In short: Corinne is fantastic and I highly recommend seeing her!

Posted Sep 12, 2016
Justin V.
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I had a great first lesson with Corinne!! She's super nice, funny, and very informative. I can't wait for more lessons to come!

Posted Apr 5, 2016
Sophia L.
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Corinne is an amazing teacher. I have left her a review when my daughter started and she has already learned so much more in a short period of time. Corinne knows how to keep my daughter focused and even provides recordings for her to practice at home and for me to listen to as well since I can't be there. I look forward to having my 17 year old continue with her and I would highly recommend her to others as well.

Posted Mar 7, 2016
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My son and I have been taking piano lessons from Corinne for almost a year. She is a lovely person, extremely patient and dedicated to teaching. She genuinely cares about her students. Corinne is quite gifted working with young children as well as adults. I took piano lessons as a child, and she immediately assessed where to resume instruction. She took a totally different approach with my six year old son, who had no experience. Even though he had just started to read and write in school, she used a very understandable, age- appropriate method with him. He is now playing the piano while reading basic music at the same time. She knows exactly how much and how hard to gently push, in order to encourage improvement each week. Corinne is also very professional, dependable, punctual and takes the time you spend with her seriously. I highly recommend Corinne as a piano teacher. We enjoy our lessons immensely.

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Olivia L.
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My daughter had a wonderful experience and can't wait to go back! Thanks, Corinne!

Posted Jan 14, 2016
Theresa S.
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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!

Posted May 3, 2015
Calvin W.
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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!

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Jenny S.
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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!

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Allison W.
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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!

Posted Jan 13, 2015
Brent W.
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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!!!

Posted May 28, 2014
Sharon R.

Overall excellent

We are very happy with Corinne's teaching style. My child is really enjoying her lessons and looks forward to learning more!

Posted Oct 29, 2012
Alexis D.

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! :)

Posted Oct 13, 2012
Laurie B.

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.

Posted Oct 12, 2012


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+

Posted Jul 11, 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.

Posted Mar 9, 2012

Great Learning Experience

Corinne D has taught me so much in 3 lesson and I enjoy everyone and I am sure in no time I will be playing and reading at a high. I have enjoyed every lesson

Posted Mar 2, 2012

Extremely Happy

My daughter loves her lessons and loves her teacher. What could be better?

Posted Nov 15, 2011

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Bachelor of Music in Jazz Vocal Studies
Aug 2003 - May 2008

Michigan State University

Jazz Vocal Studies
Aug 2003 - May 2008

Michigan State University

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