Vanessa Gamble
Burbank, CA
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Vanessa Gamble

Vanessa G.

Burbank, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Beginner- Exploring the vast canon of musical theater to find your personal niche, beginning singing technique appropriate to show tunes, and learning how to let go of self-consciousness so it's fun to sing in front of others!

Intermediate- Building your repertoire and audition options, adding skills to your technique, learning how to appropriately act the song.

Advanced- Refining skills and technique, focus on performance.

About Vanessa G.

Bachelor's in musical theater performance from Columbia College Chicago. Audition prep (acting/singing) and vocal technique for clients since 2007.

Master's in music therapy from NYU 2019. MT-BC, certified music therapist.

Voice lessons: My critique during your lesson is always honest, so you know when I give you a compliment it is well deserved. I especially love working with non-singers and helping them find their voice. I always start with an assessment to see where your work is currently at and where we can go from there. I keep notes during your lesson, send you home with your homework for the week, and I use those notes to think of personalized ways to improve your technique before your next lesson.

If honesty and results are what you're looking for in a teacher, I promise to be that teacher for you.

Music therapy: I come from an approach that is holistic and growth-centered. I work with you to set attainable goals while using active music-making and other music therapy techniques to process issues that are hard to talk about, find coping skills, and enhance daily life.

*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you're studying vocal technique or prepping for an audition with me, each lesson starts with an assessment. Then, we start with where you are at that moment and push your technique to the next level. Afterwards, I will send you an email with notes from the lesson and your homework.

My goal is cultivate your technique and discipline to take you to the next level of your performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Digital piano
-Large mirror (to see your technique)
-Various small percussive instruments
-Harmonic stringed instruments

*Please note, lessons and music therapy sessions are held in my office in my home. I have cats and small dogs that will *not* interrupt sessions, however the dogs may bark for a few minutes from another room when you first come in. Also, I have air purifiers throughout the house but those with severe allergies should keep this in mind.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner voice for non-singers, new singers, or singers that have been out of the game for a while.

Adaptive piano lessons for children and teens on the autism spectrum.

Music therapy for those diagnosed with mental health issues or those who need a creative, therapeutic environment to deal with life issues.

Audition prep for both film/stage acting and singing auditions. (Great results!)

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Shandra ..
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Really good lesson, Vanessa is very patient and encouraging.

Posted Mar 31, 2019
Alassea
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This teacher is funny and solemn about her work. I recommend her as your teacher

Posted Feb 17, 2019
Jason
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Amazing class

Posted Jan 27, 2019
Alassea
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Awesome advice

Posted Dec 2, 2018
Alassea
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Your so nice man

Posted Oct 7, 2018
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Posted Aug 1, 2018
sophia N.
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Vanessa is Knowledgeable and sweet. She made my daughter feel comfortable and uber excited about her next lesson.

Posted Jul 31, 2018
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Posted May 27, 2018
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Posted Mar 25, 2018
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Posted Mar 25, 2018
Dennis
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Had a very good experience with Vanessa. Friendly and easy to get along with. Gave me some good exercises to build up voice strength. Would definitely recommend!

Posted Dec 24, 2017
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Posted Dec 9, 2017
Dorelis R.
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I took lessons with Vanessa for over a year or so and I can say she is amazing and truly devoted into helping her students become their best at singing!

Posted Dec 5, 2017
Dennis
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great first lesson, very personable

Posted Oct 21, 2017
BIBIYA
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She is the best

Posted Oct 21, 2017
Aiden
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Vanessa is amazing. She is working with my 13-year old son and has him inspired and confident with huge improvements to his acting and singing ability. She has worked around our crazy schedule and seems to truly care about my son's success. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, were very lucky to find her on this site and have no hesitation in continuing lessons with her.

Posted Oct 5, 2017
BIBIYA
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She is super

Posted Sep 29, 2017
Taylor Z.
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Very nice and informative. Enjoyed the lesson.

Posted Sep 16, 2017
Alassea
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vanessa is GREAT!!!!!!!

Posted Sep 9, 2017
Lemon
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Love her <3

Posted Sep 2, 2017
Maera
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My 13-year-old daughter learned so much in just her first lesson, and she really enjoyed it!

Posted Aug 26, 2017
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Steve
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Posted Aug 25, 2017
Ben E.
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Very good instructor. Able to keep me focussed and pick up on some things the change my chord construction and strumming. Very positive.

Posted Aug 16, 2017
Natalie
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Vanessa is a great instructor! She has helped me improve so much. My tone of voice has improved a lot since I started my vocal lessons. Not only that, there are many songs I couldn't sing before and now I could sing them. Vanessa will provide you with all the tools and techniques you need to improve, however you have to put it hard work too if you want to improve.

Posted Jul 31, 2017
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Posted Jun 6, 2017
Lincoln
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Patient, encouraging, and enthusiastic, excellent instructor my six year old son looks forward to!

Posted May 30, 2017
Natalie
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Posted May 29, 2017
Zoe
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My daughter had great time with Vanessa. Working with her on some new techniques , so really happy we went with Vanessa. My daughter is excited for the next session.

Posted May 10, 2017
Brad Listermann
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My name is Bella and I am 8 years old and I have been with Miss Vanessa for over a year now. She is a fantastic teacher and I have learned a lot and I really like her.

Posted May 9, 2017
Aneisa P.
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I enjoy every lesson and learn more about my voice each time. Vanessa is super helpful and very down to earth. I highly recommend her as a teacher.

Posted May 3, 2017
Ron G.
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she is excellent . My kids really enjoy her lessons. she makes is fun and interesting.

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Diana
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Vanessa is very professional, personable and relates to all ages. She has great vocal techniques and helps build confidence and improves the students ability. Thank you for assisting with my niece's 1st singing class!!

Posted Apr 5, 2017
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Posted Feb 8, 2017
Marissa R.
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Vanessa is incredible. I look forward to my voice class every week, as she is not only fun, but also incredibly helpful. I have noticed not just my voice improve, but my confidence as well. I have had several voice teachers in my life, and I have never liked one as much as I like Vanessa. TAKE HER CLASS!

Posted Feb 3, 2017
Dorothy
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Vanessa arrived on time which made a good first impression. She began by asking about my goals. I was amazed at all I learned in my very first lesson. Vanessa's instructions were clear and easy to follow. She gave me my homework for next week's session which I am excited to learn. She was very encouraging and reassuring. She made me feel like I had made the right decision in choosing takelessons and Vanessa as my instructor.

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Daniel B.
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She gives me confidence.

Posted Dec 9, 2016
Ayaan P.
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My 10-year old son loved his first session with Vanessa...He is looking forward to the next lesson already!

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Cara
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Posted Oct 21, 2016
Shanel C.
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Vanessa is an AMAZING acting teacher/coach! She's very personable, motivating, knowledgeable, encouraging and professional. I'm so excited about what I've learned thus far and ecstatic about the level of acting I'll achieve once my lessons are complete.

Posted Sep 7, 2016
Rick M.
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Vanessa is a very good teacher.

Posted Sep 5, 2016
Lia T.
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I studied with Vanessa for a year, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. She was everything I could have asked for in a voice teacher. As someone who had been too afraid to sing all her life, I never imagined I'd be where I am today. I walked into my first lesson filled with nerves, and left completely calm and excited to go back. Throughout the year Vanessa helped me grow as a singer, and a performer. I learned so much about myself and my instrument. She pushed me to trust myself and be confident in my voice. On top of all that, I had so much fun in every lesson; I laughed almost as much as I sang. Vanessa is truly incredible, and I consider myself luck to have been one of her students.

Posted Aug 11, 2016
Rachelle G.
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It's always great

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Rachelle G.
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It's great every time . She is gooood

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Rachelle G.
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Awesome

Posted Jul 6, 2016
Alex G.
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She is really , really good.

Posted Jul 1, 2016
Britnay H.
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I am 9 years old, and I realy like Vanessa because she is very kind and she learned me alot of things, Thank u soooo much.

Posted Jun 27, 2016
Ava
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My daughter really liked Vanessa. She was very easy to work with and patient...looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Jun 27, 2016
Shalonda S.
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Vanessa has an ability to recognize weaknesses in my voice and speech that affect my speaking voice. I am excited about working with her to improve speech. It's only been five classes, and I've recognized major improvement already!

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Katharine
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Our 10 year old daughter enjoyed her first ever acting lessons. She was all smiles and very much looking forward to the next lesson. Ms Vanessa was kind, encouraging and friendly

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Emily M.
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I really enjoy her she is great, And Emily loves her. She really knows how to handle children..

Posted Mar 22, 2016
Gayaneh B.
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Vanessa is a great teacher! She is dedicated to helping her students come out of their shell, be confident in their voice, and use their full potential. She is so encouraging and truly believes in her students' abilities!

Posted Feb 29, 2016
Albert Chen
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Vanessa is great, I have always been singing by straining my voice on higher notes and after a few weeks we made a major breakthrough in figuring out how to correct the problem, something my previous teacher was never able to do! Highly recommend Vanessa as a voice teacher.

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Corey Lena T.
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Vanessa is a wonderful teacher! I just can't wait to see her again. She makes piano seem so easy!

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Jaylen G.
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My grand daughter was very excited and had so much fun..thank you so much Vanessa!!!

Posted Jan 29, 2016
Torrey C.
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Very good instructor. If you want to sing, I suggest you contact Vanessa.

Posted Jan 27, 2016
James Zidell
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Vanessa is an excellent teacher, supportive and encouraging. She is knowledgable, friendly and makes each lesson comfortable and fun. The studio is conveniently located and professional. I highly recommend her and look forward to continuing my lessons in another series.

Posted Jan 25, 2016
Samantha K.
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Our daughter is very excited every week!

Posted Jan 16, 2016
Donnabella
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Vanessa is awesome. She unites technique with performance. She's really helped me with my confidence and skill development!

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Heidi F.
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She's incredible and awesome. Incredibly talented and super teacher. Absolutely recommend!

Posted Dec 3, 2015
Abbey
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Vanessa is a very positive and enthusiastic teacher. highly recommend Vanessa for music lessons!

Posted Nov 3, 2015
Journey

JOURNEY IS JUST 4 YEARS OLD AND SHE LOVED HER FIRST LESSON. AND EVEN AT HER YOUNG AGE SHE LIKES TO PRACTICE!

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Lynne S.
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Vanessa is absolutely awesome. I've been working with her for about 9 months now and I can see such an improvement in my voice quality, range, breath support, and most important, my confidence. I highly recommend her!

Posted Sep 28, 2015
Heidi F.
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Vanessa rocks!

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Katia S.
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Fabulous

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Vanessa V.
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Absolutely amazing!! Love working with Vanessa. She guides me in the proper direction and let's me play with my voice so I can express myself freely. She accurately assesses my faults and corrects them in a way that makes most sense to me. She's just great!

Posted Jul 14, 2015
Dennis L.
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Vanessa is an amazing instructor! She manages to teach to the various levels of our daughters, who are nine and 15, so that both make progress and enjoy the experience. She is patient, pleasant and always encouraging. We really look forward to our weekly class, and want to practice at home so we deserve her praise. We're really having fun, and Vanessa is the reason. Thank you.

Posted Jul 4, 2015
Hayley S.
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Great instructor... we're having a great time!

Posted Jun 19, 2015
Abigail M.
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Vanessa is so good with kids. My daughter, Abigail, likes her lessons a lot from day 1 and we saw immediate improvement on how she sings.

Posted Jun 8, 2015
Jennifer T.
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Vanessa is absolutely wonderful. She makes you feel so comfortable and excited to sing! She is flexible with schedules and always takes an interest in your journey to becoming a better singer!

Posted May 28, 2015
Bob C.
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Vanessa knows how to get the most out of me :) She makes me feel good playing, and vectors my energy to what I need to practice.
She's a natural!

Posted Apr 24, 2015
Tara W.
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Vanessa's teaching style and personality is perfect for our 9 year old son. After the lessons he announces that he loves piano! We don't even have to push him to practice.

Posted Mar 9, 2015
Tod M.
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Vanessa is awesome! She is talented, encouraging, good energy and really cares about the student's progress. My daughter is thoroughly enjoying her lessons and getting better each time. I would recommend Vanessa to anyone.

Posted Nov 3, 2014
nicole L.
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Vanessa is awesome! I hadn't gone on an audition for musical theater in a long time and she helped get prepped and ready to go in just a week! I left my most recent lesson feeling very confident and ready to get back into singing! Thanks Vanessa!

Posted Jun 16, 2014
Cole S.

I Left My First Session SO EXCITED!!!

I didn't realize so much could be accomplished in an hour, but I left our first lesson with an understanding about where I'm at with my voice, what is special about my voice, and feeling really excited and encouraged with where my voice can go. Vanessa was VERY patient with me, as I'm very much out of practice, but it took her no time at all to pin point my trouble spots and she quickly had other suggestions if certain exercises didn't work for my voice. After our session, I drove away in my car just beaming and I couldn't stop singing. Can't wait for our next session!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Jenny T.

amazing!

Vanessa is such an amazing teacher. She goes above and beyond to help me. She is dedicated and knowledgable and a joy to work with!

Posted Jan 8, 2014
Colette B.

I am so happy I found her!

I met Vanessa while working on a musical. She was teaching us the music and I knew by the end of the rehearsal she would be a perfect voice teacher.

I was able to set up a lesson and go to her house. Her voice studio is so cute and comfortable.

She was able to help me with a song I was working on for an audition and gave me really good tips. I went to school for musical theater so I know how a lesson should be run. She knows exactly what she is talking about. I ended up getting into the show and I know I couldn't have done it without her.

She is really good with beginners too! She knows the basics and her warm ups are great. I felt more confident and I cannot wait to have another lesson.

I recommend her for all ages and for any level.

Posted Dec 7, 2013
Ashley S.

Vanessa Really Helped Me Find My Belt!

I'd been out of practice for several years and was taking a voice class, but wanted a little extra help on the challenging solo I was performing for a Cabaret the class was doing. I came to Vanessa struggling to remember my technique and not quite knowing what to do with the way my voice had changed since I'd quit singing. She very patiently helped me work through where my break falls now and work around it. She greatly improved my delivery and the overall placement of the notes/sounds as I was singing. Her feedback made my performance successful and I can't wait to work with her again in the future! If you are seeking someone patient who can really bring out the best in your voice, Vanessa's the lady you are looking for!

Posted Dec 5, 2013

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Experience

Teacher
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019

The Music Box School

Piano, Voice, and Ukulele lessons for all ages and all levels at The Music Box School in Brooklyn, NY.

Owner and Teacher
Feb 2014 - Jul 2017

Burbank Music Lessons

Taught voice, piano, and ukulele to ages 4-94. All levels, beginning to professional.

Music Coach
Apr 2014 - Nov 2016

Neighborhood Rock School

-Director of Musical Theater Program (Starting 2015) -Vocal Coach -Instrumental Coach (Ukulele, Guitar, Piano) -Toddler Rock Teacher -Pop Choir Music Director (Starting 2015)

Piano Teacher
Jun 2014 - May 2015

San Fernando Music School

Group piano classes for ages 6-18.

Voice Teacher
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014

JA Vocal Music

-Voice Teacher -Piano Teacher -Musical Theater Teacher

Spring Concert Choir Music Director
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014

La Mired Church

-Arranged contemporary vocal parts. -Taught proper vocal technique.

Education

Music Therapy
Aug 2017 - May 2019

New York University

Musical Theater Performance
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

Columbia College Chicago

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Music Therapy Board Certification
Sep 2019

Certification Board for Music Therapists

Affiliations

American Music Therapy Association
Sep 2019
AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2015
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.
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Sep 2012
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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