Varin I

Varin I.

Montclair, CA

About Varin I.

Background check: Last verified 06/06/2016
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Varin teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2010
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Songwriter / Producer
Instruments: Piano, Vocals, Guitar/Bass, Drums
DAWS: Reason, FL, Waves, & Pro Tools
Member of BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC (2011-Present)

If you would like to schedule an appointment at a different time, please ask and I will do my best to make that arrangement.

What's inside the singing lesson?

Lessons revolve around three basic aspects which are training, singing, and acting.

In training, definitely be ready for some scale exercises. If you want to work on making your vibrato faster, breathe better, sing more loud or soft, sing short or longer phrases, controlling your mix, executing your melismas, r&b licks, blue notes, bending notes, singing super high notes and transitioning down to lower notes: balancing head and chest voice, and expanding your range, then vocal training is what you'll need. Most of this activity involves matching sounds to custom scales played on a piano.

In singing, definitely have a song in mind you want to work on. Then we'll discuss which techniques and skills that are essential for that particular genre of music. Other than that, you'll learn singer's diction and will know how to control vowel sounds and consonants more efficiently. Most of this activity involves you singing either a line, a verse, chorus, bridge, or the entire song. It really depends on what level you feel comfortable at. Most of this activity revolves around breathing techniques, phrasing techniques, and you singing the melody correctly on pitch.

In acting, whether you're recording or performing, you'll still need to put an act together. Portrayal of emotions are quite the essential skills to make your sound believable. If singing with feeling is not working out for you, then you might want to consider working on some basic acting skills. Some of the skills covered are voice inflections, rhythm, gestures, body language, and facial expressions. Most of this activity involves you expressing yourself as an artist.

How to be prepared for the lesson?

If you do not have a piano or recording device on hand, I'll provide both devices for you. It's recommended to provide a piano. It doesn't have to be expensive, it just has to be in tuned. If it's digital, you should be fine. It's also recommended to have a recording device. Many clients enjoy recording their lessons on their mp3 players or any other computer devices. Please have a clean and clear space with an electrical outlet for the piano and recording device. Other than that, please wear comfortable clothing as if you are about to play a sport or an activity you enjoy. If you want to dress like a super star that's fine too.

If you're taking lessons online, don't worry about anything because everything will be provided.

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Nathan Han practice audition for the high school he wants to attend.

26 Reviews on Varin I.

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Katie W. Feb 11, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In home
My daughter has been taking singing lessons from Varin for just over a month and I have noticed a big difference in her singing. She has been learning techniques to help increase her note range and work toward reaching her full potential with her voice. Varin is very patient with my daughter and she feels very comfortable with his teaching skills.
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Matt Jan 12, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Knows what he's talking about. More of a casual and laidback teacher. Relatable if you're a younger guy or girl.
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Jay J. Dec 28, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Varin is an awesome instructor, who truly demonstrates love for what he does and goes above the norm to ensure you understand and get the most from your lessons. He teaches great technique and has a lot of patience.
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Alexis Nov 3, 2016
Verified Student · Broadway Singing · In studio
I had a great time with Varin. He made sure I was comfortable as when singing you can be incredibly vulnerable especially when you don't sing in front of people often. I had no idea walking in what I wanted out of this other than improvement. He made a quick assessment of my voice and we started training right away. It allowed me to the get the most out of my hour. He was never shy to explain anything to me and I was happy to hear what he had to say. A+ teacher
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Ita N. Oct 11, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · Online
So far, definitely what I am looking for in a vocal instructor to help you explore your voice more, rather than just trying to "get by"' with whatever you've been doing in the past and thereby avoiding the opportunity to grow both physically and mentally.

For me in the vocal realm that takes a lot of courage, and I greatly appreciate greatly his calming presence and his positive attitude. Also, he's organized, responsive, and professional. I'm so happy about that. Receiving a recording of your lesson is an added plus! Thanks so much!
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Gabriella Oct 4, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In studio
Just had my first lesson with Mr. Varin and it was great! I was really nervous but Varin was patient and understanding. He took the time to listen to my concerns and was very clear with his explanations. Highly recommended!!!
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Jonathan Liu May 7, 2016
Verified Student · Singing · In home
Varin is honestly such a great teacher. Since it was my first time ever getting formal vocal instruction, I was really nervous; however, he slowly eased away my anxiety with his patience and sense of sympathy. Professional yet relaxed, encouraging and reliable! Would recommend.
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Quentin B. Apr 13, 2016
Verified Student · Vocal Training · In home
I'm a trans guy. As I transitioned from soprano to tenor, Varin helped me figure out how to use my new voice, on a conceptual and practical level. Overall, it was a great experience.
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Quentin Apr 3, 2016
· Vocal Training · In home
Super friendly and knowledgeable about singing. Would recommend.
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Theresa Sivard Nov 2, 2015
· Vocal Training · Online
Hi I am a professional dancer from Los Angeles. I worked with Varin in North Hollywood. Super nice instructor. He taught me everything I need to know for auditions.
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