Nicole Barnhart

Nicole B.

Fontana, CA
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Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Get ready for the most unique voice lessons you've ever experienced. Based on MDH Breathing Coordination, Nicole will do an assessment of your breathing mechanism and relate proper breathing to vocal production. Once the body is ready for singing, proper techniques will be explored through vocal exercises, which will then be applied to song selections. Laryngeal massage also available.
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About

Nicole passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Nicole delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 1997

Lessons with Nicole are like none other! Students will learn methods of MDH Breathing Coordination* as the foundation of proper singing. This will bring clarity to common concepts like "support" and "placement." MDHBC is also very beneficial for musicians, actors, public speakers, dancers, and athletes!

Nicole has been singing her entire life, and began training in high school in 1990. In 1997, she graduated from "Citrus Singers" at Citrus College, where she received extensive training in vocal technique in a variety of styles, from opera to pop, and Broadway to jazz. She is educated in music theory and history, stage presence, dance, drama, etc. Since 1996, she has performed professionally in numerous musical theater productions all over southern California and beyond. She also has lots of experience singing with live bands, and Christmas caroling in various venues including Disneyland. She has been teaching private voice lessons since 1998, and LOVES to see her students grow! Nicole has a lot to share with students who are serious about singing professionally, or students who just want to sing for fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Private voice lessons are customized to each student's needs and goals. I will teach you warm-ups and proper techniques in order to protect your voice from being damaged, and to free your voice to reach its full potential. I can also help you explore a variety of musical styles, as well as learn performance tips, microphone technique, music theory, and audition skills.
*There is a hands-on component to MDH Breathing Coordination, due to the goals of reducing body tension (shoulders, neck, etc) and recoordinating the breathing mechanism (ribs, diaphragm, etc). Minors must be accompanied by an adult, should they choose to include MDHBC in their lessons. For more info on this highly effective method, please Google it. :)


Lessons with Nicole are:

*FUN! Nicole is kind and encouraging. She makes learning fun, and has respect for all students regardless of skill level. Students feel comfortable and relaxed.

*EFFECTIVE! As long as the student attends all lessons, and practices during the week, results will come quickly!


*** Specialties ***
MDH Breathing Coordination, Voice, Vocal Technique, Vocal Performance, Musical Theater, Classical, Pop, Rock, Country

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Experience

Voice Teacher
Jul 1998 - Present
self-employed

Nicole has been singing her entire life, and began training in high school in 1990. In 1997, she graduated from "Citrus Singers" at Citrus College, where she received extensive training in vocal technique in a variety of styles, from opera to pop, and Broadway to jazz. She is educated in music theory and history, stage presence, dance, drama, etc. Since 1996, she has performed professionally in numerous musical theater productions all over southern California and beyond. She also has lots of experience singing with live bands, and Christmas caroling in various venues including Disneyland. She has been teaching private voice lessons since 1998, and LOVES to see her students grow! Nicole has a lot to share with students who are serious about singing professionally, or students who just want to sing for fun!

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Education

MDH Breathing Coordination
Aug 2017 - Present
MDH Breathing Coordination
Citrus Singers
Aug 1994 - Jul 1997
Citrus College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Nicole's country/rock band, Blontourage.
Nicole Barnhart and Jonathan Arana perform "The Prayer" in Holiday Follies 2009 at Center Stage Theatre in Fontana, Ca.
Nicole Barnhart and Kara Stephens perform "Flight" at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA.
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Nicole with her MDH Breathing Coordination trainer, Robin De Haas

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Nicole with her MDH Breathing Coordination trainer, Lynn Martin.
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18 Reviews

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Michael Feb 19, 2019
Singing · In studio

Every time I meet with Nicole, I always walk out of the lesson knowing something that I didn't know before. Whether that is a technique or a practice to do at home, she always manages to put her whole heart into each lesson I take with her.

Ricardo H. Oct 16, 2018
Singing · In home

She knows how to evaluate the actual ability of the student and so she would be able to optimize the appropriate strategy & technique applicable for the individual to learn quick and achieve the ultimate goal with less effort in no time.

Sadie Sep 9, 2018
Singing · In studio

We have been seeing Nicole for many years! She has helped my daughter the most with breathing techniques. She's always so positive, even when my daughter is feeling insecure, Nicole helps her push through to find her range and overcome her insecurities. My daughter always leaves Nicole feeling like she's ready to conquor anything. Nicole is the best in helping my daughter find her chest voice from head voice as well. We have been to 3 other vocal coaches and we continue to make our way back to Nicole because no one out there is better!

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Elle Sep 7, 2018
Singing · In studio

Nicole has helped me not only with my voice but also helped build my confidence and lessen my anxiety. So grateful!

MarianaT Jun 3, 2012
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AMAZING!!

Nicole is soo helpful, very patient, and very motivating. The Techniques she has showed me have helped me out a lot!! THANKS NICOLE! <3

LilyC Mar 26, 2012
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Great!

Wanted to thank you for recommending Nicole to us. She is very knowledgeable,patient and very enthusiastic!

MoriahC Nov 12, 2011
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Sing Lessons

Nicole is a great teacher, I would and have recommended her to others!

LynetteR May 7, 2011
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Very nice person to learn from....knowledgeable, encouraging, tactful but straight forward instruction.

DanC1 Mar 28, 2011
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Fun and Learning

My daughter Madison seems to having a Great time at lessons and she's learning. Nicole is Great with her and I couldn't ask for more! Tell her to keep up the Great work!

ChrisolL Feb 25, 2011
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Lessons so far

i really love how patient and encouraging you are, i tend to be really hard on myself and it makes me not want to let loose but i'm starting to get more comfortable. i'm practicing like crazy and cant wait to learn more!i also enjoy how easy it is to talk to you and that we both have some things in common. :)

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AprilB1 Jan 21, 2011
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My daughter Emily who is 11 years old just loves her teacher and her lessons. We look forward to them all week. She feels like she learns something new every week, and loves the patience and kindness from Nicole.

JenniferM Feb 8, 2010
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Voice lesson

Nicole has been a good, encouraging voice instructor for me. She's also patient in process, guide me to right direction.

ChelaS Nov 21, 2009
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My Daughters

Hillary and Skylar really enjoy working with Nicole! They feel they are learning so much and having fun doing so! Nicole knows her stuff!

NormaS Sep 8, 2009
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lauren sosa, student

i appreciate your parience and encouragement. i have learned so much already. looking foward to upcoming sessions!

KimA Feb 5, 2009
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole is simply outstanding! Very patient and well equipped to help any vocalist achieve their dream of becoming a great singer!

KyleM Jan 28, 2009
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Night rocker

Hi Nicole, I think the lessons are going great. I am working on half steps. I still have not really decided if I want to do the end of the innocence or a different song. Anyway see you today.

SherylT Jan 27, 2009
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Nicole is an excellent vocal instructor. She shared techniques that will assist in improving my singing .Thanks!!!!

LondynM Sep 22, 2008
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Insightful

Nicole is energetic and positive in our lessons, she has patience and knows her stuff. I would highly recommend her for anyone. I have learned so much about my voice and my self ever since going to Nicole.

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