Desihre Manuel

Desihre M.

Redlands, CA
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Lesson Details

Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have graduated with a BA in Music while taking voice lessons at Cal State San Bernardino. I have been in choir for 7+ years in school, 4 years being in chamber choir including church choirs outside of school. I have also been in 5 different operas at CSUSB and gained some experience being in vocal jazz at CSUSB and solo singing.

I would love to work with anyone who is seeking to pursue singing and find their voice from the ages ages 10+. Please message if more info is needed.
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Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:

Hello! Little quick bio about me : I've been 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.

Currently I am teaching choir at a middle school as well as the vocal coach for 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 love to teach beginning students from ages 6 and up to help 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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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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 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.

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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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Photos & Videos

Blue Skies - CSUSB Jazz Combo ft. Desihre Manuel on vocals
CSUSB Opera Theatre 2015

CSUSB Opera Theatre 2017

CSUSB Opera Theatre 2017

CSUSB Jazz Combo ft. Desihre Manuel on voice

Photo by Desihre M.

Chamber Singers

Photo by Desihre M.

Students performing at Disney California Adventure on November 4th, 2018.
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7 Reviews

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Angela Mar 9, 2019

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

Janine Feb 5, 2019
Singing · Online

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.

Corey Feb 4, 2019
Singing · In studio

Kind, flexible, and very patient. A great teacher!

Angela M. Dec 3, 2018
Singing · In home

Ms. Manuel is amazing! So nice, really helpful and knowledgeable in her field. 10/10 would recommend.

Erick V. Apr 15, 2018
Singing · In home

Has an aptitude for teaching. Great attitude, insight, and attentive to needs of her students.

Kayla Apr 13, 2018
Singing · In studio

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

Jennifer Apr 12, 2018
Singing · In studio

What a kind and beautiful vocalist! My daughter loves her teaching style. Highly recommend!

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