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Monet C.

San Diego, CA

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Monet delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
March 2002

I believe that singing should be fun and that as long as you have a strong foundation, your goals are within reach. I use my extensive classical training to help my students form healthy singing habits that they can apply to any genre of music. These are the building blocks to be able to sing anything!

I started my vocal training at the ripe ole' age of 5, because I was convinced that my destiny was to become a famous singer, and my mother (also a music teacher) told me that I needed to take singing lessons to make my dream come true. Though I didn't believe her at the time, she was right! Studying voice has been the most valuable factor in my career as a singer, and it's my mission to share my knowledge and expertise with other aspiring singers.

My experience as a teacher and a professional singer/actress has been extensive and diverse. I have done everything from radio jingles to singing in rock bands to starring in operas. My experience teaching has spanned over several years and includes working closely with high school musical theatre programs, audition prep, and consulting for vocalists in successful San Diego rock bands to build up healthy singing habits.

Additionally, I have been working at TakeLessons headquarters in Downtown San Diego for about 2.5 years, working with and advising teachers all over the country.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you want to have the skills and confidence to sing karaoke for your friends, join your church music group, get cast in a musical, or sing in a rock band, I want to help you achieve your goals while working hard and having fun along the way :)

Perhaps you've been singing for a while and need some extra help fine-tuning your skills. Maybe you're a complete beginner who has never taken formal voice lessons. No matter what your level, I'll work with you at your own pace. We'll start off by talking through your goals for your voice and what you want to achieve from taking lessons. We will build up healthy vocal techniques and then apply what you learned to the music you love.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons take place at my home studio in PB in a designated music room. I have a digital piano, computer and recording software, and there is seating for parents if applicable. Parking is available on the street. I have a cat, and he stays out of the music room during the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Indie, Classical, Choral

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Posture is one of the most important aspects of singing, allowing vocalists to breathe correctly and support their voice. In this video, TakeLessons Singing Instructor Monet P reviews the keys to correct signing posture including stance and shoulder and neck placement.

By mastering these tips, singers set the stage for success with a well-supported and healthy instrument -- their voice!
Supporting your voice with correct breathing is the most important aspect of singing. In this video, TakeLessons Singing Instructor Monet P. will explain the importance of breath support and how if effects your voice.

She'll then guide you through a series of exercises to help identify and develop healthy habits to ensure that you're supporting your voice in the healthiest way possible!
Pronouncing your vowels correctly while singing is a key aspect to allowing your audience to understand what you're saying.

In this video, TakeLessons Singing Instructor Monet P. will guide you through exercises that help to warm up your voice while concentrating on the vowel sounds that will make you a singing success!
Enhancing the range of your voice requires consistent and careful practice. You want to make sure you're stretching your vocal muscles without straining them... this is where these exercises come in!

In this video, TakeLessons Singing Instructor Monet P. will accompany you through an exercise that will help to enhance your range while strengthening your vocal muscles.
Check out Dixie and Monet, TakeLessons Instructors, giving us their top 5 tips for auditions! Rock on!
A general overview of what the different voice types are and how to find yours!
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Lynn B. Feb 13, 2013
Singing ·

Excellent audition preparation

I felt more confident, and able to sing w/ ease. Monet easily helps me understand how to be more expressive, and works w/ me on fundamentals, as well. She made it easy to record my lesson on my phone so that I could listen back. I have studied w/ a variety of teachers, and it's rare to walk away from a lesson feeling empowered!

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