- Teaches students:
- Females 9+ and males 15+
- Teaching since:
- June 2011
Currently, I offer private voice lessons for everything from sacred music for chapel services through my church and at my home, I teach everything from rock and roll style songs to classical singers with a passion for opera. I find this diversity of work to be a stimulating and exciting exploration of not only the students’ musical skills, but to expand my own “bag-of-tricks” as a music educator.
Music is a gateway to the soul, and part of what builds into their own self-identity. I currently serve as the music director for the adult choir and children’s programs at Coastside Lutheran Church in Half Moon Bay. Conducting the adult group has contributed to my own spiritual and musical growth.
My music degrees, which I earned through Westminster Choir College and San Francisco State University, have allowed me the opportunity to grow as a vocal soloist and professional performer. I have been a featured artist at many concerts and events around Northern California, and have performed with many of the area’s opera companies, such as Pocket Opera and Island City Opera.
I am a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
Directing the choir, developing a children's bible song program, and contributing to worship planning.
Voice lessons to students from ages 8 to adults. All styles.
Teaching children music from ages 3 - 9.
Taught voice lessons to students ages 6 to adults.
Group course on singing and vocal literature and techniques. Culminated in two class recitals and a scenes program.
A training program for college voice teachers. Masterclasses, workshops and lectures to improve the private voice teacher's skills.
Training for classroom management and working will children from age 5 - 18.
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.+ Read More
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
As a trained teacher coach for twenty years, I observe and provide feedback for educators. Excellent teaching techniques apply to all content areas, including music. Liesl teaches with positive energy. She models all of the vocal exercises before expecting the student to carry them out. When providing corrective feedback, Liesl acknowledges the correctness of the singers approximation, and follows up with a next step. She teaches students to use the correct body alignment and breathing techniques to sing correctly as well preserve the vocal cords. She is fun and dedicated to her craft.+ Read More