Renee Calvo

Renee C.

San Diego, CA

About Renee C.

Renee teaches: Ages 7 to 60
Teaching since: August 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday


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 ***
Voice Lessons:
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.

Piano Lessons:
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 ***
Upright piano
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.

Photos and Videos


Core Chorister
Dec 2013 - Present
San Diego Opera

Adjunct Voice Faculty
Oct 2012 - Present
University of San Diego

Teach private voice lessons to undergraduates. Coach singers in the jazz ensemble.

Teaching Artist
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
City Heights Music School

Class voice that focused on different styles alas well as working on fundamentals of music: note reading, rhythm, and pitch recognition.

Teaching Artist
Sep 2008 - May 2011
Children's Creative and Performing Arts Academy

Voice Teacher
Sep 2006 - Aug 2007
San Diego Junior Theatre

Taught musical theatre voice classes for ages 6-11.


Master of Music
Jan 2007 - Dec 2008
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Music
Jan 1997 - May 2001
Point Loma Nazarene University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2008

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.

20 Reviews on Renee C.

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Arturo A. Sep 3, 2014
· Singing · In home
Thank You Renee!

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!

Javier M. Sep 7, 2012
· Piano ·
Great with my kids!

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!
JanieT Mar 26, 2012
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My daughter loves Miss Renee and is learning a lot. Miss Renee is professional and personable which makes her the perfect instructor for children and adults.
ReneW Nov 18, 2011
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Thank You

I think that rene calvo is a very good teacher of basics for piano thank you for referring her to us.
AnaM Sep 25, 2011
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Really good teacher

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.
DoanT Aug 31, 2011
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Thanks Ms Renee

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.
JenniferB2 Aug 31, 2011
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Jessica b

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
AleydaH May 10, 2011
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Thank you

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!
SheridanA Mar 24, 2011
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Ms. Renee

We are so please with Ms. Renee! She's a great teacher and Lily learns so much from her.
CynthiaS Feb 21, 2011
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Great Introductory Lessons

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.
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