Shannon Kauble

Shannon K.

Cerritos, CA
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Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I hold a master's in vocal performance from Cal State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor's in vocal performance from USC. I've been teaching voice for over 15 years. As a classical singer, I've had professional experience doing lead roles with various performing groups. This has taught me the level of expertise which is required in the real world of singing. In teaching classical singing, I focus on a breath-based technique where we focus on technical exercises designed to help you breathe more efficiently. We also work a lot on proper vowel formation and strive to eliminate excessive tension in your vocal instrument. Last but not least, we work on interpreting the music (musical phrasing, pronunciation, subtext). My goal is to help you become the best performer you can be. I encourage singers to take part in 2 studio recitals a year as well as various evaluations and competitions, depending on your own personal goals. I am a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC).
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Shannon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 1999

I hold a master's in voice from CSUF and a double bachelor's in piano and voice from USC. With over 15 years of experience as a private voice and piano instructor I have had the privilege of helping many students achieve their musical goals. As a member of MTAC and NATS, I enter many students in Certificate of Merit, Student Evaluation Program, and other festivals. For pianists, I work on songs, scales, theory, ear training and sometimes improvisation. For singers, we work on breathing and resonance techniques and songs that reinforce good singing habits but that are also engaging for the singer. We also work on sight singing and theory.Though my training is largely in classical music, I do work on other styles with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
For pianists, I recommend the Premier Alfred piano course, or for older beginners/adults, we use Adult Piano Adventures. I also recommend purchasing a scale/technique book and a theory book.

For singers, please bring a recording device (phone is ok) so that you may later practice the exercises which we learn in the lesson.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha baby grand piano as well as an electronic piano in my studio. For budding pianists, I offer instruction with Piano Maestro software.

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17 Reviews

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ESPIE C. Oct 5, 2018
Singing · In studio

very good, very professional, lots of tips!

Mary Schrock Aug 14, 2018
Piano · In home

I am so fortunate to have Shannon as my piano teacher for the past eight months! She is very knowledgeable and patient, offering great tips on interpretation of music, improvising, theory, and practicing efficiently. Further, she is very encouraging and positive. I highly recommend Shannon for piano!

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Aurelia W. Nov 6, 2017
Singing · In studio

Shannon is a very kind, nice, polite, patient and persistent in finding the right teaching methods for me. I highly recommend her to anyone who plans to take a singing lesson.

Madelyn Oct 14, 2017
Opera Voice · In home

Shannon is very professional, knowledgeable, kind and patient.😃👌🏽👍🏽

Alexa king Oct 28, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio

Very helpful and encouraging!

Tiffany C. Oct 21, 2016
Singing · In home

Shannon is very knowledgeable and has great suggestions for warm ups. I love that she has a room for lessons, plays piano, and can lead her lessons that way. She sings great too and gives an example of what to sing while coaching. She's a great instructor!

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Rodolfo Z. Aug 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Shannon is great! She is patient and gives helpful tips to improve your singing.

Levondra I. May 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

Shannon is very patient and encouraging. Great teacher.

cali Mar 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

Great teacher!

Yohan J. May 5, 2015
Piano · In home


Jessica N. Mar 14, 2015
Singing · In studio

Lessons with Shannon was probably the best choice I have ever made :) I had no prior vocal trainings and did not understand even the breathing techniques of singing. But she has been super patient with me and has helped me improve in a span of a month (of course practicing a lot on my own time too). Thanks Shannon!!!!

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Shawna G. Feb 27, 2015
Singing · In studio

Shannon is very patient, friendly, tactful, and flexible. She is easy to work with and talk to and comfortable to be around, especially for someone just getting started.

Claudia S. Feb 4, 2015
Singing · In home

Shannon is really great to work with...she is patient and supportive and makes me as comfortable as a non-singer can be.

Tyrone R. Dec 2, 2014
Singing · In studio

Very qualified and patient. Im very satisfied with Shannon 's teaching style

Barbara M. Aug 3, 2014
Piano · In studio

My 14 yr old granddaughter, Alyssa, has been taking piano lessons for 4 sessions. Alyssa tells me she likes Shannon's patience with her and how she will go over something with her until she understands it. She also appreciates her pleasant demeanor. I am pleased that Alyssa is moving along at a faster pace than I thought. I definitely feel as though my granddaughter is benefiting from these lessons.

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Marisa F. Jul 29, 2014
Singing · In studio

My daughter loves her lessons with Ms. Shannon! Shannon is attentive to a young musicians needs.

Michelle M. Jun 3, 2014
Singing · In studio

I signed up for lessons initially to improve my speaking voice as I spent a lot of time speaking and found I could barely talk at the end of the day. I cannot even begin to explain how much the lessons have helped me. Not only do I have more control of over my voice and feel much more confident, but I've learned to carry a tune. My voice continues to develop and I couldn't be happier. These vocal lessons have also taught me so much about stress and how to be aware of my body as a whole.

Shannon is incredible and soooooo patient! Highly recommended for anyone who is searching for instruction in voice. Even though I don't play piano I've been tempted to begin just because I know how effective of a teacher Shannon is.

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