Desihre Manuel
Redlands, CA
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Desihre Manuel

Desihre M.

Redlands, CA
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Instructing proper hand formations, placement, and technique for new piano students. Will work on exercising both hands separately and later easing student into playing with two hands in preparation of moving students up into the next level.

About Desihre M.

Hello! Little quick bio about me : I trained as a classical/opera singer at Cal State San Bernardino also participating in Opera Theatre since 2014 til 2017.
I have also been apart of Concert choir and Chamber singers ensemble including vocal jazz at CSUSB and have graduated with a BA in Music Education. Now I am attending CSU East Bay for my teaching credential.

Currently, I teach choir at a middle school as well as being the vocal coach for the middle school singers in jazz band. In addition, I am the vocal director for San Bernardino's Teen Music Workshop, a non-profit performing program for grades 6-12. I am also teaching at Avakas music conservatory, giving vocal lessons from ages 6+.

I also teach at AVAKAS Music Conservatory instructing beginning to intermediate vocal students as well as early beginner piano students from grades 1st to 5th grade.

I love to teach beginning students from ages 10 and up in helping them find their voice and teaching a few more things there is to know about singing! Also, love working with advanced students to give another view of singing techniques.

Feel free to message if you may have any further questions(:


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7 Reviews

I’ve had difficulty with being able to interpret music through my performance and Miss Des has helped me achieve that through lessons. She has helped me improve in singing and grow as a singer and performer

Posted Mar 9, 2019
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Desihre was amazing! She really helped me find my voice with being able to hear notes and be in tune while singing with a piano.

Posted Feb 5, 2019
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Kind, flexible, and very patient. A great teacher!

Posted Feb 4, 2019
Angela M.
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Ms. Manuel is amazing! So nice, really helpful and knowledgeable in her field. 10/10 would recommend.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
Erick V.
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Has an aptitude for teaching. Great attitude, insight, and attentive to needs of her students.

Posted Apr 15, 2018
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I’m a beginner when it comes to singing and Desihre was very understanding and patient when we first started our lesson. I highly recommend Desihre as a vocal teacher

Posted Apr 13, 2018
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What a kind and beautiful vocalist! My daughter loves her teaching style. Highly recommend!

Posted Apr 12, 2018

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Early Beginner Piano
Apr 2019 - Present

Avakas Music Conservatory

Instructing early beginner piano students. Introducing proper hand formations, positioning, posture, technique. Preparing them for recitals and to move up into the next level.

Vocal teacher
Apr 2019 - Present

Avakas Music Conservatory

Provide vocal lessons from ages 6 and up. Prepare students vocally along with stage presence and performance etiquette for routinely juries, recitals and student's outside of the schools shows. Also, teach piano lessons to early beginners.

Choral Director
Aug 2018 - Present

Richardson Prep HI M.S.

Choir/Show Choir Director. Building students voices grades 6-8th grade and preparing them for upcoming shows. Educating about music theory, history, rhythm, notes etc.

Vocal Coach - Jazz
Aug 2018 - Present

Richardson Prep HI M.S.

Work with Jazz Band director in preparing the singers to work with the Jazz band. Build students voices working one on one and in a group setting.

Vocal Coach
Aug 2018 - Present

San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop

Work with 12-30 singers individually and in group setting in preparing them to sing with full band of brass, strings, and percussion or for own personal growth. This group also performs for big amusement parks such as Disney California Adventure, Knotts Berry Farm, The Rose of Pasadena, local events, fundraisers and many more.

Vocal Coach
Aug 2018 - Present

Soul Pointe

Working with advanced singers a part from the SB Teen Music Workshop. Coaching, teaching and preparing individual students, as well as in a group setting, too vocally grow and achieve a higher level of singing in order to perform at local venues, amusement parks and fundraising events.

Choral Librarian
Sep 2016 - Mar 2018

CSUSB Arts and Letters

Office work consisting of copying, filing and organizing music for Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

Honor Choir Coordinator Assistant
Feb 2016 - Feb 2016

CSUSB Arts and Letters

Helped organize honor choir event for the San Bernardino City Unified School District schools and coordinated lunch, dinner, and the evening concert held in one day.


Secondary Teaching Credential
Jun 2019 - Present

CSU East Bay

Bachelor of Arts; Music Education
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018

California State University, San Bernardino



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Beginner's Guide to Teaching Strings for the Non-String Player
Mar 2018

CSUSB Music Department

Created a 32+ guide for a teacher with a non string background preparing to create and teach a non string class. Within it contains a basic list of things needed to set up your classroom as well as accessories needed for the instruments, methods books, proper positioning of posture with instrument, and a survey taken from music teachers within the SBCUSD school district.
Award for Presenting; David Lang
Mar 2017

CSUSB Chamber Singers

Wrote a report about compositions, David Lang's National Anthems for concert with professors and presented it for our quarterly concert.


American Choral Directors Association
Jun 2019
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
American String Teachers Association
Jan 2018
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2018
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
National Association for Music Education
Jan 2016
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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