Donovan Guiga
El Segundo, CA
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Donovan Guiga

Donovan G.

El Segundo, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hey Guys!
I am classically trained singer with 12 years under my belt. I have performed all over the world. Here is a small list of places I can remember off the top of my head.
California - Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall,
New York - Disney Hall, The Dorothy Chandler,
London - Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall,
China - The Great Wall, The Forbidden City

I realize there are a lot of different teachers on this website, but I am set apart by my teaching style. As a voice student all my life, I was always so annoyed about having to spend months to get results from teachers who drew out my progress to get more money. I don't play that way. I am very specific and can pretty much hear the problems from first listen. Here is how I teach. First diagnose the problem. Second I need to make sure you can hear the problem so that you can self regulate. The worst thing is only being able to sound good around your teacher, and having a hard time when they aren't around. Lastly we fix the problem and move on.

I teach to all levels of experience. Most class time is spent teaching technique, not music. I promise lessons are fun and happy go lucky, but effective nonetheless.

About Donovan G.

I teach in a very distinct fashion. From experience, I was always frustrated with teachers who prioritized gaining return business over getting results. I have evolved from those experiences into a teacher whose main goal is results. I am here to help you achieve better vocal strength and confidence. We are going to talk about things you never even knew existed. Breath support secrets, the way to pronounce dip or triphthongs, note eclipses, etc.

One of the ways that I find most empowering and motivating to get a point across is to compare it to a modern singer. Together we will examine why certain singers sound so good, and I will show you exercises to achieve that tone quality. It will surprise you to know, that what these famous singers are doing is not revolutionary, or complicated.

Philosophy -> As much as we use other singers for a base line, I am not interested in making you sound like Mariah Carey. This is cliche, but bear with me. Singing is the only instrument in which every single person is different. If I make you sound like Mariah Carey, the best you're gonna achieve is a party impersonator. No thanks. Let's make you pop star material. That is only achieved through a discovery of self which we will explore in our singing.

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Scott
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I've had a great time with Donovan so far! Really genuinely caring and honest instructor, if you want to get better at singing then he is the instructor for you!

Posted Nov 1, 2020
Oliver
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So good! I wanted to learn Broadway music, and Donovan was very able to accommodate my more “outlandish” music taste

Posted Oct 6, 2020
Jackson
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I loved Donovan’s teaching style. It is different from most teachers I have been with so far, but it was really effective for me. I have improved so much, and owe it all to him. Thank you!

Posted Sep 15, 2020
Vaughn
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I have wanted to learn classical singing for a long time, but couldn’t find a teacher who really cared. Donovan seriously cares.

Posted Sep 15, 2020
John
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Literally awesome. Changed my voice in a matter of months!

Posted Sep 15, 2020

Experience

Experienced Singer
Feb 2008 - Present

Self

Hey Guys! I am classically trained singer with 12 years under my belt. I have performed all over the world. Here is a small list of places I can remember off the top of my head. California - Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, New York - Disney Hall, The Dorothy Chandler, London - Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, China - The Great Wall, The Forbidden City I have been teaching for 3 years in private and group settings. As a Senior in High school I currently teach a choral music class and direct a choir. I have done that for two years now. I have experience in literally every field of voice. I have performed pop shows, operas, musicals, classical art songs and much much more. I am ready to meet you where you are at, so we can make something incredible.

Education

Vocal Performance
Sep 2019 - Present

UCLA

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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