Emilia Lopez-Yanez
Los Angeles, CA
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Emilia Lopez-Yanez

Emilia L.

Los Angeles, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Every voice is beautiful in it's own unique way. I believe that it is important to find your own voice and thrive in any musical style you desire. I was trained classically at Chapman University, where I also took part in musicals, a cappella, and choral programs. The foundation that I found was key in all of these genres was a healthy technique that left your voice feeling healthy and produced the most genuine sound. I have performed on the Hollywood Bowl stage, in a Covergirl promotion for Pitch Perfect 2, and at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway. I love teaching all styles of music and encourage my students to explore the wonderful world of music!

About Emilia L.

I have been teaching private voice and oboe lessons since 2012. From pop to classical, I believe that as long as you maintain a healthy foundation, you can sing and play any style of music you want! Throughout my career, I have been featured as a vocalist and oboist on Billboard-charting and award-winning albums that vary in genre and style, and have learned that you can conquer any style you wish with the right fundamentals. I have been playing and singing since I was 8 years old, and recently graduated from the University of Southern California with my Masters in Oboe Performance, having graduated from Chapman University with my Bachelors in Music Performance with a double emphasis in Vocal and Oboe Performance in 2016.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, electric keyboard, acoustic guitar, oboe, english horn, video camera with professional-level sound, iMAC, speakers.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Portable keyboard, music stand, laptop, iPad, recording devices that can have recordings sent to students after or during lessons!

*** Specialties ***
I trained classically but personally enjoy singing Pop and Musical Theatre. Because of my background, I like to make sure that my students have good technique that carries through to singing any style they like so that they can accomplish all of their goals without damaging their voices and affecting their health. I have extensive experience with singing in languages including Spanish, French, German, and Italian and like my students to experience different languages as well.

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Saranne
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Posted Jan 7, 2021
Katie
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My daughter is a little shy in front of strangers. Emilia does such a great job making my 8 year old daughter feel comfortable and look forward to her lessons. Today, she even spent a little extra time past the lesson time. My daughter wishes she had more lessons per week.

Posted Dec 16, 2020
Arsike C.
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A great teacher

Posted Dec 9, 2020
Katie
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Posted Dec 9, 2020
Kathryn M.
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Fantastic lesson

Posted Dec 5, 2020
Lydia C.
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She is nice and polite.

Posted Dec 4, 2020
Cooper T.
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Emilia has been awesome! I am a 24 year old male with absolutely no prior singing experience. I've been taking lessons for about 3 months and I'm so happy with the progress that I've made already. She does a great job of helping me focus on the right things to build a foundation. She also is always able to pull out different cues to get me to explore new places with my voice, if that makes sense. Definitely recommend!

Posted Dec 4, 2020
Shannon C.
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Thank you this was amazing and fun!

Posted Oct 30, 2020
David
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Emilia is such a great person to work with! She's warm and kind, but also quick to pick up on areas for improvement and practice. Fantastic educator!

Posted Oct 29, 2020
Maru
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Emilia is an amazing teacher! She genuinely cares about your progress and makes the lessons fun. Highly recommend!

Posted Sep 28, 2020
Dylan G.
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Emilia is great! She’s so patient and kind. My daughter already loves her!

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Jeanette K.
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Emilia has a great sense of what needs to be done in terms of practice and skill work which makes for a very productive session every time. She is well versed on technique and is an incredibly attentive teacher who has given great consideration to my development as a singer, especially while catering to my need and learning style for tactical and methodical instruction.

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Jackie
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TOTALLY connected with my daughter right off the bat! Very encouraging and motivating and used fun examples to connect and get our daughter singing right away - no shyness, which was a concern of ours. Our daughter is now even more excited about singing, and we didn't think that was possible! Thank you, Emilia!

Posted Sep 3, 2020
Tom M.
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Awesome!

Posted Sep 1, 2020
Marissa
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Emilia is a natural teacher and continues to do an amazing job teaching my 6 year old to sing. She is extremely patient and effective. My daughter cannot wait for the next class!

Posted Sep 1, 2020
Tess I.
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Posted Aug 27, 2020
Laura
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Posted Aug 26, 2020
Chloe Yoo
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Posted Aug 25, 2020
Brigid
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Before I started to work with Emilia, singing was my hugest anxiety. I felt I had to be a certain way or I was all wrong. My first lesson with her I already had a great feeling about the skill I always wanted to do. First of all she has a very positive attitude that really made me understand its ok not to be perfect at first. She helped me understand the technique and just to be myself. I realized in less than 5 lessons I was seeing improvement my confidence like I never seen it. I HIGHLY recommend Emilia.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Anna B.
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Emilia is a wonderful, attentive teacher.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Avery
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Emilia is a great teacher and she made my nervous 9 year old feel completely comfortable for her first lesson. She thought it was really fun and can’t wait to do it again!

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Sam C.
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My lesson was great. Emilia spent a lot of time before our official lesson to learn about my goals, and tailored our lesson for that. She had a lot of techniques to help me understand how to do things. It was so much fun I completely lost track of time.

Posted Aug 12, 2020
Anna B.
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Posted Aug 9, 2020
Caroline
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My daughter had a great first lesson! She had a big smile at the end!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Maru
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Posted Aug 3, 2020
Cass
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I just had my very first lesson with Emilia and it was awesome! I was super nervous and she made me feel amazing. She spent time explaining the fundamentals of singing (breathing, posture and relaxation) and built my confidence throughout the lesson. I am so glad that I decided to put my nerves aside, embark on this journey and I am Very very happy to have the wonderful Emilia as my teacher.

Posted Jul 24, 2020
Taylor M.
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Posted Jul 23, 2020
Collette C.
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Emilia is a fun, positive and fantastic instructor! All four of my girls love her!

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Andromeda
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Posted Jul 13, 2020
Brianna
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Emilia is a very caring and patient instructor for my daughters who are 8 and 6 years of age!

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Annemike K.
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What an amazing first lesson! Emilia managed to get my 10y/o who has never held her oboe let alone played it to make sounds really close to beautiful oboe notes in 40 minutes. Even better, she wants to practice over the weekend and is enthusiastically sharing lots of facts about the oboe. All of this through distance learning. Wow! All of this to say that Emilia is a wonderful teacher!

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Cassy ..
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My nine year old daughter has really enjoyed her lessons with Emilia! After her lesson today, she shared that Emilia has helped her open up her voice to new levels. She never thought she could sound like that. She is excited for her next lesson.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Shum M.
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excellent teacher

Posted Jun 26, 2020
Sookie
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It was only the first lesson, but my daughter learned a lot and had a lot of fun too!

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Peter L.
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Posted Jun 9, 2020
Saranne
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Posted Apr 30, 2020
Kyla
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My daughter has had a wonderful experience with Emilia so far, and is excited to continue learning and growing with her as her coach.

Posted Apr 22, 2020
Janine
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Posted Apr 1, 2020
Sasan K.
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On a scale of 1 to 10, Emilia is a perfect 10! She is not only a musical genius and very knowledgeable, she is also a great teacher. She is patient, understanding, personable, and encouraging... THANK YOU!

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Dolores R.
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Posted Mar 17, 2020
Jennifer B.
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Posted Dec 28, 2019
Jennifer B.
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Posted Jun 17, 2019
Lissette O.
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I truly enjoyed my first vocal lesson with Emilia. She makes you feel comfortable and is fun to work! She’s amazing. Highly recommended.

Posted Jun 3, 2019
Rolyn H.
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very easy to work with. seems to really know her stuff and felt comfortable especially for a first timer!

Posted May 12, 2019
Issy
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She is so sweet and I feel very comfortable for my first time having a lesson!

Posted Apr 4, 2019
Cristina
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I'm an adult that wanted to come back to the oboe world after I stopped in highschool and Emilia has been wonderful. She's given me the direction that I need to get back on my feet and she's open to discussing any music questions that I have. She's laid back so it's easy to make a schedule that works for both of us. I highly recommend her.

Posted Feb 8, 2019
joanne
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Highly recommended! Emilia has been very helpful for building up my own voice and improving my singing. Her lessons are engaging, fun, and informative!

Posted Jan 14, 2019
Mira
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My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Dana H.
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Posted Jan 25, 2018
Cole Perry
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Really knowledgeable and very fun to work with.

Posted Aug 16, 2017
Cole Perry
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Posted Aug 16, 2017
Hailey G.
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Emilia is simply amazing. Not only is she sweet, patient, caring, and kind, but she's also incredibly knowledgeable and talented. In just a few weeks, I was able to see a vast improvement in my singing. I couldn't be happier to have her as my teacher!

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Brad R.
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very good but a lot cancellations and inflexibility

Posted Jun 4, 2017
Sedona
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Emilia is fantastic! Will be returning on a regular basis.

Posted May 29, 2017
Salani
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Emilia is a patient and knowledgeable voice teache. She put my shy daughter at ease immediately and encouraged her to sing music of her choosing, keeping her invested and interested in the process. Thank you, Emilia!

Posted May 18, 2017
Connor
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Very knowledgeable and kind. Definitely enjoyed our session. Can't wait until the next one.

Posted Apr 5, 2017
Luna
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Very patience and brings out the best- thank you!

Posted Apr 4, 2017
Dana H.
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Posted Mar 21, 2017
La la la
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Loved it. Aca Amazing

Posted Mar 17, 2017
Allie T.
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Amazing! Hands down best instructor I've had and most probably best in takelessons aswell.

Posted Mar 11, 2017
sonia
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Good

Posted Mar 6, 2017
sonia
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Good

Posted Mar 5, 2017
Alexis
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She's a great teacher. She's really understanding and helps you understand how your voice works. From just a few classes that I took with her I learned more than I had known before and she's just a really great teacher including for people beginning how to learn to sing.

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Emily
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Emilia is an absolute delight to work with. She is kind, positive, and very talented at her craft. Her musicianship and singing are top notch. I highly recommend working with her!

Posted Feb 5, 2017
Ruth
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I have had the opportunity to both study voice with Emilia, and observe her direct the children's choir at a local church I work at. Emilia is like a ray of sunshine and children just seem to gravitate towards her. She is very patient and encouraging and is able to connect well with her students. Having studied voice myself many years ago I decided to refresh my skills by studying with Emilia. She was able to pin- point some bad habits of mine right away and help me to overcome several obstacles I had been having with my voice. I highly recommend Emilia Lopez-Yanez to any prospective student, she is a delight to work with.

Posted Aug 14, 2016

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Experience

Music Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present

PLAY Los Angeles

Lead group music and movement classes to infants and toddlers with their relatives/caregivers.

Private Music Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present

Beverly Hills Music School

Private voice and oboe instructor.

Private Music Instructor
Jan 2014 - May 2016

Orange County Music Academy

Private instructor for students ages 5 - 40. Taught voice, oboe, and introductory piano.

Education

Masters of Music in Oboe Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018

University of Southern California

Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Oboe Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Chapman University

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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