Linda Mitchell

Linda M.

Marina del Rey, CA

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About

Linda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 65, males 7 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
June 1980

Having trained professionals such as Sky Ferreira, Lana Condor, cast as Jubilee in the upcoming x men movie, and Drew Chadwick of Emblem 3, finalists in the X Factor, I can offer everyone from professionals to rising stars the best vocal training in the business! I have over thirty years experience in helping singers of all ages to be the best they can be!
I also offer TWO showcases a year in Santa Monica, to give my students a chance to perform before a live audience.
What ever your choice of genre, be it pop, rock, musical theater, country, r n b or opera, I am the teacher you've been looking for.

Experience

Vocal Instructor/coach/choreography/accompaniment
Sep 1985 - Feb 2016
Vocal Arts Studios

I started teaching when a student at UCLA and have developed my private studio since the 80's. I taught at a community college for four years, taught at a private Lutheran school for three years, ages K through 8. I've been on the faculty of Santa Monica Music Center for 10 years.

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Director of Music
Sep 1994 - Jun 2001
Alliance for the Performing Arts

I was in charge of all the vocals for musicals like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie, Peter Pan and Pirates of Penzance. I directed the solos and the group singing, while coaching them on proper vocal technique and how to bring out the best in their performance. This involved kids from 10 to 18 and young adults.

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Education

Masters of the Arts, vocal performance
Sep 1966 - Jun 1967
Washington State University
Bachelor of Arts, Music
Sep 1963 - Aug 1966
UCLA

Languages

Italian, French, Spanish, German
Limited Proficiency

Awards

First Award, John Child Walker Talent Award
Mar 1966
Musician's Club of Pomona Valley

Photos & Videos

Ms. Mitchell's showcase on June 12th featuring songs from Phantom of the Opera and Broadway

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Sky Ferreira performing in London

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Drew Chadwick, Ms. Mitchell's student, now on world-wide tour with EMBLEM3, under Sony Records

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Lana Condor performing at VAS showcase

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Lana as Jubilee in  X-Men :The Apocalypse, now showing nation-wide

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Some of the VAS performers at the December showcase in Santa Monica

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Sound of Music production by Vocal Arts Studios and Ms. Mitchell

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Troy as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, a VAS production

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MS. Mitchell and  Alexis at June showcase
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11 Reviews

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Nancy May 16, 2016
Music Performance · In home

Learned a lot and was very enjoyable. Nancy

Debbie May 10, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio

I've been studying voice with Linda Mitchell for several years now and have grown as a singer by leaps and bounds. She's helped me develop my voice further in a shorter amount of time than any teacher I have studied with thus far. Linda has helped me to greatly expand my range on both ends of the scale – I was previously classified as a mezzo soprano and I am now classified as a dramatic soprano and have been performing arias from Madame Butterfly, Tosca, La Boheme and lead numbers from Phantom of the Opera, Kismet, Sound of Music, etc.

Linda has helped me develop confidence in myself knowing that I can now hit and sustain high notes such as high C with great tone and clarity which was something I never thought I’d be able to accomplish in the past. She's also been extremely helpful in helping me with my on stage performance as well as technique. She's taught me an awful lot in just a few years time and I am enormously pleased with my progress. If you are looking for an an excellent voice teacher who can really help you grow and attain your utmost potential, I could not recommend her more highly.

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Estefani May 6, 2016
Singing · In studio

Linda is the greatest vocal teacher. She is definitely amazing at what she does. Thanks to her I've been able to reach notes I couldn't before. She's also taught me other great different techniques I use that have bettered my ability to bring out the best in my voice

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Estefani May 6, 2016
Singing · In studio

Linda is the greatest vocal teacher. She is definitely amazing at what she does. Thanks to her I've been able to reach notes I couldn't before. She's also taught me other great different techniques I use that have bettered my ability to bring out the best in my voice

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Chris May 6, 2016
Singing · In studio

Linda had been integral in helping me find my voice in new songs. Her teaching has allowed me to maximize my abilities, and is a patient guide through new material that I bring to our sessions.
She has also provided me with some great warm up exercises, and has helped me keep my voice healthy.
She's such a knowledgable teacher, and I have become a better singer by studying with her. Thank you!

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Keana ravello May 4, 2016
Singing · In home

Finding the right teacher is about more than style or experience. Linda Is best instructor ever friendly, and committed to your success!

Bonnie May 4, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Linda has trained my daughter (vocal/singing) since the age of 5. She knows how to teach very young children. I am confident with Linda that she will not jeopardize my young daughter's developing vocal chords. She has helped my daughter with her confidence and over-coming shyness tremendously. I highly recommend Linda Mitchell, her decades of experience and education is evident in her craft.

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Tiffany Feb 26, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

Linda is talented, committed and really helps her students achieve their individual vocal goals. She doesn't just focus on vocals, but stage performance, confidence, and she expects the students to practice and focus on their craft. I highly suggest using her if you are a child or adult looking to improve your singing!

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Rob Feb 25, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Linda is a voice teacher that builds the Belle Canto method from the ground up with a new student. From correct posture, breathing, where to place vowels in the mouth for the best sound, etc. etc. All the real basics to begin to sing correctly and build the voice on a solid platform to proceed from. She is particularly mindful of protecting the singer's voice, which was incredibly valuable to learn. My time with her has been very well spent, and I would recommend her to a singer of any level without reservation!

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Troy Feb 18, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

I certainly give Linda Mitchell 5 stars as an instructor! She has worked with me on everything from standard vocal training, to stage performance, to songwriting. Most recently, being a songwriter, I brought my current album to her in order to improve my vocal delivery of each song. As it turns out, Linda has not only helped me with vocal delivery, but also made considerable contributions to my songs in terms of structure, lyrics, and melody. Training with Linda has also provided me wonderful performance opportunities. In shows that she has produced, I have performed everything from songs of the most famous musicals and operas to my own compositions. My vocal ability, performance strength, and compositions have all improved dramatically while working with Linda, and perhaps most important of all, my confidence level has soared. Linda has an amazing background and is very accomplished as a musician and teacher. I highly recommend her training to all singers and songwriters.

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Patti Snyder Feb 17, 2016
Singing · In studio

Linda Mitchell is extremely knowledgeable and reliable when it comes to voice and performance. She has a well-rounded command of classical and modern performance training, combined with a sweet understanding of what it means to be in the spotlight. Take her your fears and misunderstandings. She will help you to appreciate your strengths and to present your art with joy, confidence, and beauty. Linda is great with performers of all ages.

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