Rebekah Leonard

Rebekah L.

Auburn, ME

About Rebekah L.

Background check: Last verified 09/16/2016
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Rebekah teaches: Females 8 and up
Males 15 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2011
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Each person has differently-shaped resonating chambers and vocal folds that make up their anatomy. The way the sound resonates inside is what gives each person his or her own unique voice. It takes a voice teacher with a specialized training in what to look and listen for to understand what is a healthy exercise and what is not. I will help you or your child achieve their goals– but also it takes daily practice to achieve desired results. It takes at least three months of training to experience measurable improvement. Please be patient and keep it up!


I help people of all ability levels:

-Improve pitch accuracy and the tone of the voice
-Increase the singing range (low to high)
-Use breath support to increase the volume of the voice
-Release muscle tension during speaking or singing
-Even out the "glitches" when singing through the range
-Improve over all performance and audition presentation
-Learn to read music
-Learn to sing in harmony
-Become more confident onstage and everywhere else
-Access a brighter and bolder speaking voice (ideal for teachers, pastors, and speakers)


Benefits of studying with Rebekah at Ninth Tone Voice Studios:


The lessons will take place in the convenience of your home– so no travel necessary! Rates are competitive. I put my students' success as my first priority. The first lesson will be utilized as an introduction and consultation between the student and myself. With the knowledge attained from the first lesson, I can tailor a curriculum to fit the needs of the student. I give my students the opportunity to perform in city, regional, and state competitions, recitals, and events through my associations with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California). These organizations also provide curriculum for the students they can strive to be successful in, and will be an essential stepping–stone to further studies in music, or for their resume in general. Students are able to strive for awards of merit that are recognized on a national level.


My students:


My students have enjoyed solos in choir, lead roles in school musicals and summer programs, solo performance showcases and successfully singing for weddings and other church programs. I have even coached public speakers to achieve a healthier and more vibrant speaking tone. I have proudly helped people become much more accurate with singing on pitch through ear-training methods.


Join My Studio


Again, I am new to the Northern San Diego / Carlsbad area and I am highly motivated to take on new students. I will do my best to challenge, encourage, and push you to achieve a higher level of singing. Please call or email me to set up a time for a lesson.

Photos and Videos

Madison feeling awesome after singing her lead role as "Ti Moune" in "Once on this Island." Teacher, Rebekah, congratulates her.

Experience

Cantor / Choir section leader

Sep 2014 - Present
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Parish

Direct assembly in song and worship as solo singer.
Organize liturgical music with music director.
Sing solos for special occasions.
Lead soprano section during rehearsals.

Owner / Voice Teacher

Jun 2014 - Present
Ninth Tone Voice Studios

Ninth Tone Voice Studios is offering high-quality voice lessons and opportunities for singers young and old. We are a brand-new company, established in June of 2014. We are located in the Carlsbad village area, and serve Encinitas, Oceanside, and other neighboring towns.

Voice Teacher (independent contractor)

Oct 2012 - May 2014
Cecilia whitby Studio

Here I brought the studio from four students to 20 students in a matter of 6 months. This made the studio more money, but more importantly brought music to the students' lives. I was able to reach out to students aged 7 - 57. Many enjoyed lead roles in school musicals and other special solo engagements.

Choir Director

Jan 2011 - Jul 2013
Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church (Tucson, AZ)

Here I taught all age groups and formed three different choirs. I recruited diligently and communicated weekly with participants to keep the volunteers engaged on a weekly basis. The children's choir, Teen choir, and adult choir regularly performed and sang in special masses around the year. We held weekly rehearsals to learn music, singing harmonies, and ear-training.

Choir director

Sep 2010 - Apr 2013
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic church (Tucson, AZ)

Here I also took the choir from no volunteer singers to around 20 for Christmas. I made the experience for the teen choir one in which the tens felt empowered and responsible for a ministry they served in each Sunday. They had a profound effect on the congregation who enjoyed the music they produced. Having young people involved encouraged the parishioners, young and old.

Here, I also formed a summer music program for teens in which they could learn voice, piano,guitar or bass lessons, and all learned music theory and ear training. This was my first experience with teaching private voice lessons and I learned how rewarding it was. Then I found the Whitby studio.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Jan 2009 - Dec 2013
University of Arizona

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Latin

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Level one Fingerprint Clearance card

Sep 2010
State of Arizona Dept. of Public Safety

Awards

first place winner

Apr 2012
NATS classical singing competition

Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California

Jul 2014

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

Jul 2014
NATS

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.

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4 Reviews on Rebekah L.

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Rachel W. Jun 26, 2015
Audition Prep · In home
Verified Student
Rebekah is an outstanding instructor who pushed me out of my perceived limitations with singing. It had been years since my last formal lesson and after talking about goals and pieces we wanted to work on she was able to help cultivate a stronger skill all the while being easy to learn from. I highly suggest anyone looking to learn to sing to give Rebekah a shot! She makes the environment fun, positive and you will sing at levels better than you perceived possible if you are willing to work for it!
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lynda S. May 11, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Rebekah was an outstanding instructor for our daughter. Our daughter was a bit difficult in the beginning putting 100% effort for the lesson. Rebekah was very keen and navigated her way through the obstacles and motivated her to be prepared and give full effort. Rebekah sets the bar high and gets her students to perform.
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annie S. Apr 29, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Rebekah was a wonderful teacher to me. I have grown children and always had singing lessons on my "bucket list". Although I have no desire to sing professionally, I always wanted to have a better singing voice so I could sing with confidence (and not embarrassment!) while worshiping at church. Rebekah understood my goals and tailored our lessons, her assignments to me and even our song choices to fit my aspirations perfectly. Her patience in moving at the pace I needed showed her maturity despite her younger age and she always provided me with honest and uplifting feedback that raised my belief that I could sing with confidence. Her move Maine is California's loss and the east coast's gain of an effective, kind and lovely instructor and person
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Rebekah L. Aug 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Here are some testimonials from my previous students and employer.

It has been a honor to have such an inspirational singing teacher at our studio. Rebekah has built up her student base and continued to receive referrals, due to her stellar teaching skills. Right from the start at our studio, Rebekah set a goal for the number of students she wanted and she met the goal quickly. Our studio families enjoyed working with her and brought their friends to take singing lessons with Rebekah.

It was a pleasure to have an organized teacher, implementing a system for all of her students performances. She developed a rapport with our piano teachers, who accompanied for her students at each monthly recital event. By her planning ahead and creating the performance binder & routine, she had the most students, consistently prepared and participating to perform. Her students were taught the importance of their weekly lessons, practice, poise, confidence and projection when singing. She introduced new skills, from warming up to taking a bow. Rebekah has given our students a solid foundation in their singing careers. She took time with each student to keep their music selections fresh and new. She also helped our studio keep on top of the current trendy music, which ALL of the students enjoyed!

Rebekah has been part of our musical teaching family for 2 years. It's a joy to see how she is using her gifts in music and sharing her passion for singing!

Our studio has been blessed with heavenly voices at several of our Students Sharing's and Parent Programs. We wish her all the best in her new adventures!

—Cecilia Whitby, owner, and Mary McKinney, manager at Cecilia Whitby studio



I have had the pleasure of working with Rebekah Leonard for two years. I have had several instructors since I started voice training, but none of them helped me grow vocally as much as she has. With Rebekah, I have studied everything from musical theater to classical pieces. She allowed me to pick my own songs while also suggesting other pieces that would challenge my voice and allow it to improve over time. Rebekah is easy to work with. She provides helpful advice and really encourages you when you do something right or when you take a step forward. I consider Rebekah to be a friend. I look up to her because she is so talented, not just as a performer, but also as a teacher. Anyone who has the opportunity to study with Rebekah should seize it immediately; it benefited me greatly.

—Zayna Altoubal


Rebekah Leonard is an amazing voice teacher. She may be young but I was amazed by her level of knowledge about voice. She gave my daughter tips to protect her voice long term from potential injury. She helped my son with his musical performances by giving us tips on how to sing in a musical while being sick. Her tips are practical and really worked! She gave tips for auditions and how to look your best. She is very professional and organized a beautiful parent performance with her students.

—Mrs. Pittner


Dear Rebekah,
You have played such an important role in our lives. Bringing our daughter to you for voice lessons was such an amazing decision. We watched her blossom and learn so much from you. Her confidence roared and she was able to take on new challenges and exceed. We couldn't thank you enough. We will miss you!

—Mike and Catalina Rankin


Hi Mrs. Rebekah!!
I've always loved singing, and I've always loved music. But there are certain ways I learn things, and you completely understand them. You understand what I want to achieve, and you understand how I want to go about accomplishing my goals. You understand my voice and my thoughts and you apply them to how you teach me. I have become so much more confident in my singing and my music because of you, and I've learned so much in the time we've had together. You got to know me on a personal level, and without that I never would've been able to have grown the way I have. You never pushed me to do anything that I didn't want to do, but you encouraged me to do what would make me stronger and more confident. I loved how you never made me do anything, but you instead inspired me to work harder and handed me the tools that I needed to be a better singer. You have changed my life so much, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Because I knew you as a friend as well as a teacher, you truly were one of the best teachers I have ever had. Thank you for everything that you have done for me, because I have not only been changed for the better, but I have also been changed for good.
Love,

—Sophia Rankin
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