I am a San Diego native who grew up with the joy of music education, choirs, and opportunities to perform.
I am passionate about arts education for all people and my mission is to educate as many people as possible about the benefits about consistent music
I enjoy time away by traveling, walking, reading, fixing up my house, and spending time with friends.
*** Lesson Details ***
I tailor each lesson to the individual. I believe in a solid, vocal foundation in order to sing in any style. Daily vocal exercises, breathing exercises, and healthy tone production are the basis for my teaching.
Learning to sing requires knowledge about the vocal instrument and the musculature involved.
Acting exercises are also incorporated into the text analysis of each song in order to fully understand the meaning behind each song.
Each student should record their weekly lessons in order to review instruction and also to help with acquiring accurate listening and pitch skills.
Music should be purchased and brought to every lesson.
I tailor each lesson to the individual. I use a variety of methods: Faber and Faber, Alfred Premier, Succeeding at the Piano. The lessons involve ear training, written theory, rhythm recognition, and songs (repertoire). My goal is to teach a well rounded musician equipping with the tools necessary to enjoy music for a lifetime.
Daily practice, attention to details, and enjoying the music are my goals for each lesson.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Ipad and laptop for special assignments or supplementary activities
PA and microphone for Advanced students preparing for auditions and competitions.
*** Specialties ***
Classical Voice, Popular Styles, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Opera, Church Music.
Teach private voice lessons to undergraduates. Coach singers in the jazz ensemble.
Class voice that focused on different styles alas well as working on fundamentals of music: note reading, rhythm, and pitch recognition.
Taught musical theatre voice classes for ages 6-11.
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.
· Singing · In home
I had never taken a singing lesson before and I was beginner. Renee is very patient and knows exactly what exercises to use to help you. Renee made me feel more confident when singing. Great person!
· Piano ·
I've been bringing my kids to Renee for 4 years. She has a great way of relating to the kids and I appreciate her dedication and discipline.
She has a lot of resources and always is sending my kids home with extra materials to help them learn about music reading.
Not only is she a great teacher, but she can actually play and sing at a professional level. My kids are going to be with her until they graduate from high school!
I think that rene calvo is a very good teacher of basics for piano thank you for referring her to us.
I have been taking lessons with Renee for 2 months now, and she has helped me a lot with acting the songs and excersises for breathing and relaxation, she challanges me and helps me improve.
Ms Renee is a great piano teacher. She makes learning fun and easy. My son Anthony likes her a lot and always looks forward for her hours.
Rene is a phenomenal instructor when it comes to working with children. Jessi has a hard time staying focused and Rene has a way of working with her to keep her interested. We are very pleased with Rene!! And most important Jessica adores her
Ms. Renee has been such a great teacher to our little boy. She's making music fun and learning how to play seem seamless. My little boy is always looking forward to his time with Ms. Renee!
We are so please with Ms. Renee! She's a great teacher and Lily learns so much from her.
I took my five-year old to Renee for introductory piano lessons and I'm so pleased. Renee is great! She is patient and keeps the lesson interesting. My daughter is having a wonderful time and is leadning a lot. She's even practicing without my prompting her to.