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Vanessa L.

Hacienda Heights, CA

About Vanessa L.

Vanessa teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

As a vocal teacher I focus on the correct method to singing that helps keep your voice beautiful and healthy.
I earned my bachelors degree in music education with an emphasis in vocals. I learned music appreciation, theory, history, choral singing and classical voice training.
I love music and cannot picture life without it. Music is an expression of life! I also love to teach music to others as I feel I'm passing on a great gift.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher I fall somewhere in between strict and laid back. For instance, if you don't practice I won't scold you, but I will remind you that you can only be as good as you work to be. If you don't want to put in the effort you will waste your time and money, as well as not receive the results that you were desiring.
Our lessons will consist of many vocal exercises, good posture, and breathing techniques. One rule that I have is that I don't move you on to another song until you have successfully learned all you can from the first one you try. There is no point in learning another song when you have only learned the first one at a mediocre level.
If you are serious about becoming a better singer/musician you will enjoy our lessons.
I encourage my students to strive for excellence and will do all I can to draw that out of you.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the tools to learn theory, songs to choose from and I do have my own portable keyboard. Students would need to have a tape or digital recorder to record their lessons and a positive attitude.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical voice, and vocal training, (learning how to use your voice properly).

Photos and Videos

This was a solo I sang from Mendelssohn this past Good Friday. :)

Experience

Vocal Instructor

Oct 2009 - Present
TakeLessons

I have worked for takelesson's for 4 years now. I love working for them and have enjoyed all the students I have gotten to know over the years. I really do love teaching. :-)

Vocal Instructor

Mar 2003 - Jun 2007
The Lesson House

The Lesson House was a place for students to learn singing, guitar, piano, and even acting. I would give group lessons at their school or private lessons in our studio or the student's house. That was where I started teaching voice!

Education

Teaching Credential in Teacher's Education

Sep 2006 - Jun 2009
Azusa Pacific University

Bachelor's in Music Education

Aug 2002 - May 2006
Azusa Pacific University

Diploma in General Ed.

Sep 1994 - Jun 1998
Ontario High School

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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29 Reviews on Vanessa L.

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Karen May 16, 2016
Singing · Online
Vanessa has helped me tremendously learning voice control and range. She took the time to understand my needs and made sure I understood all her instruction. I highly recommend Vanessa as a voice instructor.
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Emily Apr 23, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
really nice, knows her stuff :)
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Raylina4298 Feb 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
"Best lesson ever" -Ray
Very good with my daughter keeping her focused & making the lesson fun.
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Lomon S. Oct 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very good
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Tina Starling Sep 26, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Amelie loves Vanessa, We started Amelie taking lessons online due to not being able to find a local Voice teacher. We have since been contacted by locals to teach Amelie and each time she has chose to stay on-line learning from Vanessa. Amelie does not get much time to practice singing, but absolutely loves to sing with Vanessa. Amelie has came a very long way in her voice ranges, also her breathing while singing. We will stay with Vanessa until Amelie can sing as well as she wishes! Amelie has Aspergers and is a quiet soul, Vanessa brings out the best in her.
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Karen M. Sep 8, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Vanessa is very patient and understanding. I enjoy our lessons.
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Bipul M. Sep 5, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Vanessa was a great teacher. She gave me valuable tips and resources which would help me accomplish my mission. She is very amicable and pleasant to work with.
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Amelie S. Jul 20, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Great First Lesson.
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jeananne B. Jun 22, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Vanessa is very strong on technique and is very flexible and encouraging. My daughter is slowly moving into a more confident singing place thanks to her. If my daughter were ever to have more lessons we'd return to her without hesitation. From my daughter :"she's kind, fun and a good instructor". Thank you,Vanessa!
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Kaela R. Jun 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Very accommodating and easy to work with. Had a great time working with her.