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Lester F.
Oceanside, California
Take your singing voice to the next level with expert coaching from a seasoned vocalist
I believe that learning music is one of the greatest gifts that people can obtain and achieve in life, because if builds self-confidence, provide happiness to ourselves, and appreciate different cultures. Through singing, it has the power to touch the empathy of people through communication of words as singers deliver these texts within their sounding voice. Having the talents in music is not predetermined whether you have them or you don’t, but I firmly believed that musical talent is a skill that can be learned and enriched. Through hard work and practice, I do agree that everyone can achieve these skills and become an exceptional musician. It is in my environment as a voice instructor to encourage and uplift my students through the very best of their capability by learning wide variety of songs while maintaining healthy vocal production throughout their instructions. Through my previous mentors, I had received voice instructions with intense and thorough understanding of the human body. These connection with our anatomy play a significant role in our singing. From proper posture, good breathing, and sound production within our voice, I always frequently ask questions to my student if they feel something within their body; either good or bad. Then I will figure out the solution to the problem by applying my knowledge of vocal pedagogy whenever a student felt some terrible sensation in their anatomy during singing. With this concept in my instructions, my prospective students will receive better understanding on how their voice and the functions of our anatomy during their singing instructions. They will also develop muscle memory of good sensation in their body to help them promote and maintain vocal health in their singing. In my opinion, this approach in my lessons is on point and more understandable for my incoming students in order to prepare them for their upcoming recitals, auditions, and for their own leisure in singing.
About Lester F.

Music is one of the greatest gifts. It builds self-confidence, allows for various emotional experiences and provides an understanding of different cultues. Our voice is a powerful musical instrument. We utilize singing by delivering words within our intonation. This reminds us of our own life events and evokes emotions connected with such experiences. These are emotions that we as a whole share thanks to music. ​Vocal musical talent is a skill that can be learned and enriched. It is not a skill that is predetermined. Through hard work and practice, anyone can gain musical talent and become an exceptional musician. In my private voice studio, it is important for me to uplift my students as they learn new techniques. Mastering such new techniques is challenging. As their teacher, I support and encourage students to reach the very best of their capabilities through a wide variety of music styles and songs in order for them to master their understanding of music. ​Under the direction of my mentors, I learned voice techniques that have challenged my own abilities. Thanks to their guidance, I was able to understand the human anatomy and move past my physical limitations so as to achieve greater capabilites in my voice. Connecting with your bodies and emotions play a significant role in our singing. It is my goal to teach prospective and current students the same understandings of the human anatomy and encourage them to move past their own limitations in order to fulfill their true voice. ​With this concept I provide in my singing instructions, my students will receive a better understanding of how their voice functions within their anatomy. They will also develop muscle memory that forgoes any restrictive tension in their body to help them promote and maintain vocal health in their singing, and it will help them prepare for their upcoming recitals, auditions, as well as for thier own leisure in singing. My pedagogical approach in teaching utilizes a variety of creativity to provide my students a broad understanding of musical voice. I input an application of kinesthetics in my lessons in order to create a fun and unique learning environment. My colleagues and mentors can attest to my demeanor. I have an infectious sense of humor. I will insert hilarious jokes in relation to my lesson plans in order to have a positive aura in my instructions. It is my goal for each student to leave our voice lessons feeling hapy and good about their newly learned skills as much as possible. In my leisure time, I enjoy singing karaoke with my venerable friends. I like to travel in different places in our country and around the world. I enjoy watching Japanese Animations ever since childhood.

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Master of Music in Historical Performance

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Posted Sep 9, 2021
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Lester is simply amazing! My experience is already jus the best. His passion is instantly visible. He creates a warm, encouraging and supportive environment of learning. You’ll feel free to make mistakes and embrace it as part of getting better. He understands your individual goals and makes lessons fun! U can’t go wrong choosing him

Posted Jul 30, 2021
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Lester is an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable, understanding and supportive, I definitely recommend him as a voice coach.

Posted Jul 13, 2021
Voice Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present
The Private Voice Studio of Lester Fernandez
I provide voice instructions at my home studio for young and adult students based on the student's goals and need during their lessons. I give them the motivation and challenges for my students in a healthy matter with various repertoires from Classical, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary Music .
Tenor Section Leader
Jan 2020 - May 2020
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church of Cambridge
I was a section leader for the choir and a solo cantor for Saint Peter's Episcopal church in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Youth Chorus Director and Accompanist
Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ)
I gave Christian Music instructions to a group of mixed young adolescent singers. I conduct and lead the youth ensemble in singing during worship. During rehearsals, I provide one on one voice instruction to individual young singers.
Master of Music in Historical Performance
Sep 2018 - May 2020
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance
Sep 2009 - Dec 2016
California State University, Long Beach
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Tagalog
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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