Sheila Shahbazi

Sheila S.

Fullerton, CA
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Lesson Details

Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional opera singer, with experience singing roles with professional opera companies. Within the first few lessons, you'll learn the fundamentals of vocal technique and as time goes on you'll be performance ready. I specialize in teaching healthy vocal technique, applicable to all styles of singing, from pop to Broadway to opera. Come discover your voice!
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About

Sheila delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2014

I have earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands. As a professional singer, I have performed in numerous concerts and operas. I've sung in both choral and solo settings, as well as fully staged productions. Throughout my education, I have played piano and even participated in Certificate of Merit testing. These experiences have all helped shape me into a well rounded singer.

In lessons, I devote equal amounts of time to technique and repertoire. We will always begin by warming up, and working on some exercises. Then we will implement your new techniques into your repertoire, which I will tailor to your specific needs and wants.

Above all, though, I want to help you realize your dreams as a musician! Looking forward to getting started!

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice: I believe technique comes first and foremost, because it will free you to give everything you've got in performance! We will work on breath support, tone quality and proper placement, and then sing through your repertoire to put these techniques into practice.

Piano: Learning music theory goes hand in hand with playing piano. As you play your pieces, we will also explore the fundamental concepts of music theory (basic rhythm, treble and bass clef, major and minor), giving you a well rounded approach to mastering the piano. These skills will take you a long way in your musical path!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Upright piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Stickers for little ones! I also bring repertoire books to share with my students.

*** Specialties ***
Classical singing technique, applicable to all styles of singing

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Experience

Voice and Piano Teacher
Jan 2014 - Present
Private Studio

I work as a voice and piano teacher at a music store.

Voice and Piano Teacher
Mar 2013 - Present
Private Studio

I have been teaching through my own private studio for over two years.

Education

Bachelor of Arts - German
Sep 2009 - May 2012
University of Redlands
Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2012
University of Redlands

Languages

English, Farsi, German
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Farsi
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
May 2012
Phi Beta Kappa

Photos & Videos

Puccini, Quando men vo, La Boheme
Sheila, soprano
Jan. 18th, 2015
Rachael Peck, Pianist
Beethoven, O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint

Sheila, soprano

August 9, 2014
After a performance of The Grand Duke, as Lisa

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Soloist for Schubert's Ständchen with University of Redlands Choir Conducted by Dr. Jean Sebastian Vallee

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"The die is cast" from The Grand Duke by Gilbert and Sullivan
Sheila, soprano as Lisa
Sheila, soprano as Amore
"Se il dolce suon" from Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck
Mein gläubiges Herze
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
from Cantata 68 Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

Sheila, soprano
Kevin, piano
as Amore, the god of love, in Gluck´s Orfeo ed Euridice

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as Second Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute
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18 Reviews

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Ava M. Jan 31, 2017
Piano · In home

Sheila is very kind and patient!
My daughter just loves her.

Isabelle Y. Oct 18, 2016
Piano · In home

She is a great teacher
My kids loves her

Mauricio A. Mar 8, 2016
German · Online

Great Teacher!

Emi Moon Mar 3, 2016
Singing · In home

She is very good!!! I am looking forward to taking next lesson!

Chloe K. Nov 19, 2015
Piano · In home

Sheila is very nice, very knowledgable, experienced... I'm very pleased to have my 9 year old working with her.

Chloe K. Nov 19, 2015
Piano · In home

Sheila is very nice, very knowledgable, experienced... I'm very pleased to have my 9 year old working with her.

Brendan K. Nov 10, 2015
Piano · In home

Sheila is kind and diligent. My girls are making progress with theory as well as mechanics. They are loving the piano. Thank you, Sheila!

Philip Young Oct 7, 2015
Piano · In studio

Sheila was great! She is very patient and gives very clear and easy to understand instructions. I am looking forward to playing piano with her weekly assistance.

Raha R. Sep 9, 2015
Singing · In studio

Sheila is very professional and my daughter has learnt a lot and felt very comfortable with her.

Mauricio A. Jul 19, 2015
German · Online

Learning German online with Sheila is a great experience for my kid, she is a professional educator

Ty S. Jun 4, 2015
Singing · In home

She's a brilliant instructor. Her attention to detail, and my specific needs as a singer are what make her a true vocal trainer. Though she's delicate and soft spoken, she doesn't let you get away with ANYTHING that needs to be addressed.

Carlos A. Apr 21, 2015
German · Online

Really helps if you are trying to learn German.

Halbert G. Mar 17, 2015
German · Online

Excellent first session

Manish R. Sep 2, 2014
Piano · In home

Ms. Shelia is an Excellent teacher! Our 6 year old picked up Piano very fast under her guidance. Beyond her musical expertise, Ms. Sheila is very sincere and dedicated, and takes true interest in ensuring kids learn, and it shows up when kids perform!

Kavita S. May 2, 2014
Piano ·

Excellent Piano teacher

I sent my 6 year toddler to group lessons for 6 months and noticed that he did not learn ANYTHING!...Could see lot of change in his interests and progress withing 3 months after he started with Ms. Sheila. She is very sweet to kids and my son loves her! She has the knack to to deal with kids!

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Amy O. Feb 15, 2014
Reading ·

Excellent tutor for my son

Sheila has been teaching my seven year old son German, and I can't say enough good things about her. She is very professional and great with kids, even shy ones like my son. She brings games and makes things interesting, so he doesn't get bored. She is always very prompt and extremely reliable. She is truly excellent in every aspect. So glad we found her!

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Matt S. Nov 11, 2013
Singing ·

So helpful!

I've been taking voice lessons from Sheila for a while and I couldn't be happier. She's very patient, and once we identified areas for me to improve on, I made a ton of progress. She helped me grow as a musician and a singer.

I highly recommend her.

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Fiona B. Nov 11, 2013
Singing ·

Absolutely wonderful!

I had never taken any voice lessons before, but I never felt lost or confused in her class at all. She was always very kind, patient, present, on-time and knowledgeable. I had a wonderful time and leaned quite a bit!

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