Stephanie Hoffman

Stephanie H.

Los Angeles, CA
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Stephanie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 50 and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2010

Stephanie speaks both english and spanish fluently from having grown up in a multi cultural family, as well as having lived in seven different countries throughout her life. From a very early age, she studied and took lessons both in school and privately, for many different forms of dance, visual arts, & music (voice & piano). In 2012, Stephanie graduated with honors (Cum Laude), from the renown Berklee College of Music in Boston. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area and works both corporately and independently with the skills that she possesses.
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Artist Bio:

Stephanie is a vocal performance and songwriting graduate from the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. Having taken workshops and classes from artists such as John Mayer, James & Livingston Taylor, as well as Amy Heidemann (lead singer from Karmin), Stephanie is a well-coached vocalist and songwriter. She has performed for the president of Costa Rica, the ambassador & Deputy Chief of Mission of the Unites States Embassy, as well as sung back up for the Grammy award winning Latin American band Maná. She has been giving voice lessons and songwriting workshops for around 5 years since she graduated. She teaches a full range of subjects, including ear training, music theory, beginning keyboarding & accompanying skills, vocal health, vocal technique, the Alexander Technique, choreography for performance, relaxation techniques, developing proporioception/interoception as well as an emotional and energetic awareness for a better interpretation of songs and optimal vocal quality. She also gives songwriting workshops and mentors/co-writes with her students so that they are able to master their songwriting skills and develop them as artists.

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Education

Vocal Performance and Voice
Sep 2007 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English and Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Keiser cycling certification
Jun 2016
Keiser

F.I.T.A (group fitness instructor)
Feb 2015
LA Fitness

Awards

Cum Laude graduate (3.7 Gpa)
Sep 2012
Berklee College of Music

72 Reviews

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Leathia R. S. Aug 8, 2017
· Online

I have a lot of fun working with stephanie

Anthony Aug 7, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Reuven Aug 7, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Reuven Aug 7, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Andrew G. Jun 19, 2017
Singing · In studio

LA is lucky to have Stephanie as a resource to help you maximize your singing potential. With her wealth of knowledge and experience teaching, she can quickly diagnose the tendencies and habits holding you back. Within two weeks, she has helped me expand my range further than I ever thought possible. She is incredibly patient, meticulous, a great listener, and fun to work with. It's difficult to imagine a better singing instructor than Stephanie.

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Dane May 9, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

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Vanessa May 3, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Sheyda N. Apr 29, 2017
Singing · Online

She is AMAZING! I'm an actress and had an audition for a musical theatre in about 2 weeks time. I had 5 classes 45 minutes each in two weeks with Stephanie and saw amazing result. I'm not a singer by any means now but she got me ready and i was able to understand pitch and how to work on a song in a short time. I recommend her 100%. I will be taking more classes with her soon.

Thank you Stephanie

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Jeremiah F. Apr 17, 2017
Spanish · In studio

Stephanie is a very passionate teacher and her teaching style helps me to learn according to my learning style.. Look forward to my next session.

Christina Apr 16, 2017
Singing · In studio

Stephanie is an excellent teacher! And as a former teacher, my standards are very high. I was really nervous about taking formal singing lessons but Stephanie built my confidence and empowered me to just go for it and have fun! She's able to break things down in accessible ways; when something doesn't make sense she tries to explain it in as many ways as needed. She's energetic, compassionate, and kind. She creates a safe environment with no judgment - just joy and a good time. Since starting to take lessons, I have dared to sing in public and have gotten really positive feedback. All that has been possible because of Stephanie!

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ERIK Apr 14, 2017
Singing · In studio

Music is such a huge part of my world, and after touring many years ( 15+) I landed here at age of 32 writing a review which I would only do and only will do if i feel its something I need to share. Stephanie has shown me a world that I hadn't had many footprints on before I reached out to her for voice lessons. Talented is an understatement, her approach to teaching voice is incredible, the ability to adapt to each person, describe and demonstrate. Not to mention her patience ( dealing with me ) in a way that has finally made sense giving my last attempt to really give it my all to learn how to share my soul not only through guitar but now the VOICE..
Some amazing singers may not teach, some amazing teachers may not sing Stephanie you have a god given talent to do both.... stay in your magic!

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Dalia V. Apr 11, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Jared Mar 12, 2017
Singing · In studio

Stephanie has really helped my teenage daughter learn to improve her sound, safely hit high notes and, most importantly to me, feel better about her singing. Stephanie is skilled, supportive and kind. She's great!

rhea Mar 11, 2017
Singing · In studio

It was my first time taking singing lessons and Stephanie made it so much fun!!! I learned so much in my short amount of time. If I stayed in the area, I definitely would have continued lessons with her. I noticed improvements in my voice, and my bf did as well. Thanks Stephanie!

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Dan M. Mar 10, 2017
Singing · In home

I've really grown a lot in a very short period of time working with Stephanie. I was having sore throat problems and I've corrected the way I've been singing and it's worked wonders. I'd recommend her to anyone that needs guidance.

Nelson Mar 10, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Stephanie is an amazing teacher! she's very patient and knows how to make you feel conformable.
I have progressed a lot and is because she knows a million ways to explain herself and make you reach a proper technique, also she's vary passionate about teaching and I think thats very important because it make you give your best.

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Kaitlin D. Mar 5, 2017
Piano · In studio

Stephanie is great

Leathia R. S. Feb 25, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Benny Feb 9, 2017
Singing · In studio

Stephanie is a great voice teacher, she makes you feel comfortable and works hard to perfect and hone your voice no matter how long the journey may be. She is there for you 24/7.

Anthony Jan 29, 2017
Singing · In studio

Stephanie truly caters to making the most of her student's talent. My 11-year-old daughter has been taking lessons from her for about a year and a half and has developed tremendously. Stephanie teaches towards the student's interests and immensely helps in actual performances. There is analysis and breakdown of not just notes in the songs but also the feelings and facial expressions that enhance the performance. My daughter never feels unprepared for any singing performance big or small. My child has been empowered to go for any school auditions with the confidence Stephanie continually helps to build. More importantly, Stephanie develops a great rapport with her students that helps them feel very much at ease with the learning process. Very highly recommended!

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Habiba S. Jan 28, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Stephanie is such a great teacher! Very patient, kind, and responds to any questions you have over email very quickly. She's also hilarious, always laughing during her class. Queen of singing!

Melissa G. Jan 28, 2017
Singing · Online

Stephanie is truly a gem. I feel like I'm growing in a different way then before with her vocal lessons. She really takes the time to go through a song and doesn't rush you and I really feel myself learning new technics. I'm so happy to have her on my side to learn and I can't wait to see what's next.

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Shelby Jan 24, 2017
Singing · In studio

Stephanie is an absolutely wonderful teacher. Not only is she a delight to be around, she's completely invested in your goals from the beginning.

Don't let Stephanie's bubbly personality fool you--there's no slacking in her lessons. It's worth it for the progress, especially since Stephanie is right there as your #1 cheerleader.

Stephanie will work with you and adjust her teaching style according to your needs. She explains technique in different ways until it clicks for you, and then she reminds you with the cues you find most helpful. Everybody learns differently, so a flexible teaching style like Stephanie's makes a huge difference in a lesson's effectiveness.

I've already recommended Stephanie to several of my friends who might be interested in singing lessons. Whatever the subject, I'm confident that Stephanie will give you the push you need toward reaching your goals.

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Melissa C. Jan 8, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

You were amazing!!

Hemani Dec 31, 2016
Singing · In studio

My 10 year old daughter has been taking voice lessons with Stephanie for the past year and is absolutely loving it. In December she performed in the music recital and did amazing thanks to Stephanie's wonderful coaching. Stephanie is very encouraging and makes the lessons fun but is also stern when need be. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week. I also love how Stephanie gets to know her students and encourages them in other activities they do. She came to my daughters ice skating performance to cheer her on and it meant the world to my daughter. We are sooo glad to have her as our daughters voice instructor and look forward to another amazing year.

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Michelle S. Dec 30, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie gave voice lessons to my daughter. She was terrific. Not only was she kind and encouraging, but she also challenged her. Stephanie taught my daughter various exercises to improve her breathing and range. She prepared her for a successful solo. She's GREAT!!

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Michelle S. Dec 30, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie gave voice lessons to my daughter. She was terrific. Not only was she kind and encouraging, but she also challenged her. Stephanie taught my daughter various exercises to improve her breathing and range. She prepared her for a successful solo. She's GREAT!!

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Azi Dec 30, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie is an incredibly trained singer, that is willing to share her insights with her students and tailor lessons to meet your needs. She went over the basics and focused on building the breath, but also dug in with me to help me uncover my voice. She was efficient, incredibly reasonably priced and lovely to bat. Anyone would be lucky to have her for private lessons. I look forward to growing my voice with her.

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Veverly Nov 13, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie is a wonderful teacher to our kid Sophia. Her fun loving attitude towards teaching music encourages Sophia to do better each time they practice. We definitely found an excellent teacher for our daughter.

Mehran Nov 13, 2016
Singing · In studio

Estephanie is a true find. As parents we look for that teacher/couch to inspire our kid and my wife and I just found that inspirational singing couch.
She is a true professional couch equipped with tools and different approaches to achieve your goal.
And my 8 year old daughter loves and can't wait to see her every time.

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Karis E. Oct 20, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

This is the first lesson. She made my 10 year old daughter very comfortable. My daughter is happy with Stephanie.

Milla Oct 3, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie has helped me with not just singing but she has helped me build up my confidence and she has helped me believe that I can sing. She is the best instructor and really puts effort to help and guide you to do your best with a song, hitting the correct notes, or just in general. She is a best friend there to help you. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. She is truly an amazing instructor!!

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Milla Oct 3, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie has helped me with not just singing but she has helped me build up my confidence and she has helped me believe that I can sing. She is the best instructor and really puts effort to help and guide you to do your best with a song, hitting the correct notes, or just in general. She is a best friend there to help you. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. She is truly an amazing instructor!!

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Marcos Sep 3, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

What a great experience! Warm-hearted, welcoming, and patient. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a instructor! :)

Thomas C. Aug 22, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

STEPHANIE IS GREAT! She's very patient and experienced. On top of that, she has a great personality and all of the sessions I've had with her have been really fun. You'll see gradual (and satisfying) improvement through personalized lessons, not just copy and paste teaching. Take my word for it and see for yourself.

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Annie Aug 5, 2016
Singing · Online

Stephanie is good, result oriented and committed ad honest. My daughter liked her.

Fabio Jul 31, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie is a dedicated instructor. She commits to voice coaching with a sincere passion that keeps me engaged all the time, and helps me express my vocal potential.

She provides examples with her voice that facilitate understanding and learning the vocal techniques and the shapes of the voice.

I leave each lesson with sense of accomplishment and look forward to the next one.

I have been taking lessons with Stephanie for 3 months and experienced a noticeable improvement of the quality of my tone and extension of my vocal range.

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Artur Jul 31, 2016
Singing · In home

At the beginning I had pich issues but as the lessons went on I got better at it and my goals could be fulfilled. She had that accurate tip to improve what I wanted to.

Cristina C. Jul 21, 2016
Vocal Training · Online

Stephanie is a very supportive vocal teacher! She is caring and wants you to improve on what abilities that you have. She makes sure that you reach your potential and your goals. Vocal, singing and anything with music can be challenging but she understands that it can be frustrating because it is like learning a different language! She is both supportive and super duper talented. I have learned more about voice and music then I have in only a couple of lessons. Not only talented and amazing but is concerned about her students and very inspiring. I hope to continue lessons with her and I can vouch for her that you will learn so much in a short amount of time. I love her so much and I can't wait for our next lessons!

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Andrew Jul 19, 2016
Singing · In studio

I learned more about singing techniques with Stephanie in the first month of lessons than I have my entire life. She is super supportive and patient but I really like that she challenges to expand my skills. She always gives me helpful practices and homework, and she's super responsive to questions.

I can't recommend her enough. Oh, and you should hear her sing! She's not only an amazing teacher, her voice is angelic and super inspiring! =)

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Sarah Jul 14, 2016
Piano · In home

Stephanie is great instructor!! She is very patient, thorough when explaining theory, notes, etc., accommodating, and kind! Stephanie is great at noticing when you are ready to progress and provides constructive criticism when needed. I am looking forward to more lessons with her!!

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Nai'a Jul 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

Great teacher she is really funny and makes every lesson fun =)

Nora Z. Jun 22, 2016
Singing · Online

Stephanie is an amazing teacher! She has helped me so much through the lessons I take with her. She has worked with me on note accuracy, pitch, vocal strength and so much more. I feel that I have really improved since I've been taking lessons with her! She is a fantastic teacher and keeps things really upbeat and fun. I would definitely her to anyone who is interested in singing, songwriting or piano!

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LaQuicha W. Jun 19, 2016
Spanish · Online

Warm and friendly

Lukas Jun 15, 2016
Piano · In studio

Stephanie is a wonderful encouraging teacher who adapts perfectly to the students needs. We are very happy with her!

AMRITA T. Jun 12, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter has been learning with Stephanie for around 8 sessions now and I see a vast development in her voice. She is able to recognize and hit the notes at the right pitch. It's a thirty minute class and it's amazing how much Stephanie is able to cover in that much time. Practice is key and she has homework assignments for her students from day one. Her dedication and love for teaching is obvious in her consistency in every class. It's the perfect class to consider during the summer holidays for kids and grown ups alike.

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Jodie May 22, 2016
Singing · In studio

Fantastic teacher! I've taken lessons before with another teacher and it took me a year to see improvement in my voice. With Stephanie, it only took a few weeks. She's very talented and helpful. Her techniques really work. I always look forward to my lessons. 10/10!

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Craig H. Apr 25, 2016
Singing · In studio

Exceptional first lesson. As a beginner, Stephanie put me at ease. Plenty of homework to get ready for class #2. Feel very confident that I have the right instructor to give me the tools necessary to be a successful singer.

Amy Apr 22, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie really is the best vocal instructor ever! I always look forward to lessons every week. She is inspiring, kind, and encouraging, and not to mention, she knows her stuff. Thanks to her I can sing better than I ever could have imagined! She's awesome!

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Roxie Apr 18, 2016
Singing · In studio

My main goal in searching for s voice coach was to find a teacher who would challenge me to grow while at the same time help me to build confidence and a sense of freedom when singing. In my very first lesson, Stephanie had me hitting notes that I had not been able to sing for at least a decade. Amazing! Stephanie possesses all of the qualities I was looking for in a vocal coach and more. She is knowledgeable, skillful, patient, compassionate, and flexible. I definitely have seen growth in my skill and abilities, and I look forward to continuos improvement with her as my coach. I highly recommend her services!

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Marie Apr 18, 2016
Singing · In home

My daughter and I couldn't ask for a better instructor than Stephanie. She is super friendly, professional and well experienced. My daughter REALLY enjoys working with her and she has made A LOT of great progress in a short amount of time under Stephanie's instruction!!

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Nicole Apr 8, 2016
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Stephanie is incredible!! I came to her with damaged vocal chords and she trained and taught me how to sing properly. Amazing amazing teacher!!!!!!!

Sam C. Mar 29, 2016
Piano · In studio

Stephanie was a great teacher. I was a total beginner and she was very patient and never made me feel bad about it. She was very motivating, and I hope to resume lessons with her again someday.

Tiffany Mar 13, 2016
Singing · In studio

I love working with Stephanie. I've been singing with her for about 2 months and I've learned so much and improved a lot.

Margaret Mar 5, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

Stephanie is very knowledgeable and teaches in a warm and patient way. She is fantastic! I would highly recommend her!

Jazzy Mar 2, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

I would recommend Stephanie to anybody( everybody)--any age. She herself is an accomplished and highly trained singer. She is really gifted in her ability to communicate her knowledge to the student to produce improvement in vocal technique. Whenever I describe a problem that I feel I am having she always is able to respond with a concept or modification that gets me over the hump! In addition to her expertise she is a genuinely kind, warm and friendly person. It is really a joy to work with her, I always look forward to our lesson!

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Kerri Moszkiewicz Feb 29, 2016
Piano · In studio

Stephanie is a phenomenal piano instructor. My 7 year old daughter loves her. She is extremely patient and kind as well as a skilled instructor. She knows how to adjust her lesson plans to my daughters level and is quick to come up with ideas to make the lessons fun.

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dana Feb 28, 2016
Vocal Training · In home

Stephanie is incredible. She is kind and professional and knowledgeable. Reasonable prices, and I feel like I have learned so much!

Christine Feb 23, 2016
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Stephanie was really helpful. She made me feel really comfortable and was a great teacher!

Joel Jan 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

Stephanie has been the best singing teacher I could have asked for. She is extremely positive, motivating, and driven to help her students succeed. It is precisely her good nature that has made me want to work harder and not disappoint her. She has a way of teaching to individualize it to how I learn. After just three-four lessons with her I am already singing vastly better than ever before and with much more confidence. Sometimes in life you make gut decisions and I will never regret that I made that decision to take lessons with Stephanie.

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Rio Jan 17, 2016
Singing · In studio

I love Stephanie! She's always so helpful and understanding. Whenever I need a deeper understanding of something, she does whatever she can to get my mind right! I've noticed a lot of improvement in my voice since working with her. Great for any kind of singer.

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Marlon M. Dec 9, 2015
Piano · In studio

This experience with Stephanie as my piano instructor has been amazing. She is very patient with me and I truly appreciate her passion in teaching me the music that I love so much. She's the best!

Lori C. Oct 30, 2015
Piano · In home

Stephanie is great! Also she said she is more of a voice coach, she is also a piano teacher. Stephanie is amazingly patient with my teen, can joke with her and get her to learn at the same time. Kristen reported to her mother than she is learning and at a rapid pace. It warms my heart to see Kristen still has interest in learning the piano and is trying. We have had a few piano teachers and Stephanie is really connecting with my daughter. She is also punctual, kind and upbeat. I highly recommend Stephanie.

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Andrew Oct 26, 2015
Singing · In home

Stephanie is awesome! She really helps you out in your endeavors of singing and music! I'd love to take her again as a music coach she's awesome

Julia Oct 9, 2015
Singing · In studio

I love having classes with Stephanie! She is great and I feel like I am really improving even though I've only had four classes so far.

Carson Sep 8, 2015
Music Theory · In studio

Steph is very knowledgeable about singing and music. She has a wonderful personality that is very encouraging to her students. I strongly suggest that you take lessons with her!!!!

Kylee E. Mar 25, 2015
Singing · In home

She has been wonderful with my daughter. Taking her time to help Kylie pick a song and work with it. Kylie is always happy and satisfied after her lessons with Stephanie.

Maija Mar 19, 2015
Singing · Online

First lesson and my daughter was very happy. A few technical glitches to start with Skype but Stephanie was very professional. We are looking forward to the next lesson.

Tim M. Feb 13, 2015
Singing · In studio

I have worked with Stephanie in the past. Stephanie has a great energy that she brings to her lessons. You can tell she loves teaching music.

Maya S. Feb 10, 2015
· Online

My daughter is taking piano lessons with Steph and she`s loving it!! Steph is really good at teaching, she`s paciente and really professional.. An excellent and competent teacher!! You deserve 5 stars Steph!! Thank you for everything!! :-))

Heather J. Dec 11, 2014
Vocal Training · Online

My 14-year-old daughter has enjoyed her voice lessons with Stephanie. She is very easy to work with and schedule with. She is patient, understanding, and encouraging.

Maya S. Dec 10, 2014
Singing · Online

Steph is the best!! Just started getting singing lessons with her and I`m loving it!! I`ve never done it before and she makes me feel really confortable. She really knows what she`s doing. Thanks Steph! Can`t wait for my next lesson! :)

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