Victoria Rapanan

Victoria R.

Pleasant Hill, CA
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Victoria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:

Do you want to MASTER YOUR VOICE (meaning *really sing*)..., or do you want to sound like everyone else? Find the RIGHT teacher for yourself (Pleasant Hill, CA or online)! Master your voice and make your mark as a unique singer, not as a cookie cutter version of every other singer in the world! I have been teaching beginners through seasoned professionals (teens to adults, including seniors) for 27 years in styles ranging from Opera to Pop, both locally and internationally. I have studied voice for 40 years from some of the most renowned teachers in the world (and still continue to study)! I perform regularly in Classical, Pop and Classic Rock. My teaching style is fun, straightforward and informative. I am an expert in diagnosing your vocal issues and giving you both quick fixes and long term solutions. Find your true voice! Sing multiple styles healthily and authentically! Overcome tension, vocal fatigue and fear so that you can finally reach your maximum potential.

I have had many students win competitions at the local, regional and international levels; and pursue careers in singing, teaching and/or conducting. I also love helping beginning singers find and free the voice that lies within them. Every one of my students is important to me, and I treat them all like they will be on the big stage, whether it is a goal or a dream!

Complimentary 10 minute phone consultation available. Let me answer your questions or discuss your goals!

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Adjunct Professor of voice
Jan 2010 - Present
Diablo Valley College

Teach private lessons to voice majors

Vocal Instructor
Sep 1998 - Present
Mt. Diablo Adult Education

Teaches Basics of Good Singing (group class)

Jun 1991 - Present
The Vocal Studio of Victoria Rapanan

Teach private and group voice locally and internationally

Guest Master Teacher
Dec 2006 - Dec 2016
various international conservatories and programs

Guest instructor in workshops, masterclasses and private lessons in Thailand, Philippines and Italy


Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy
Mar 1980 - Present
various - New York, California & Italy
Comparative Vocal Styles and Pedagogy
Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
Estill Voice International
Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Shenandoah University
Comparative Vocal Styles and Pedagogy
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Italian Opera
Jul 2002 - Aug 2002
Spoleto Arts Symposium, Spoleto, Italy
BA degree - Vocal Performance
Sep 1972 - Mar 1977
California State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 1998

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.

Photos & Videos

Victoria Rapanan, Classical to R&B/Pop/Jazz Diva, displays her versatility in Break It To Me Gently, a country/pop song.
Photo by Victoria R.

Photo by Victoria R.

Vocal Studio Of Victoria Rapanan - Highlights of 2017
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Victoria Rapanan, Mezzo-soprano, displays her versatility in Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Rodgers & Hart
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Photo by Victoria R.

A House Is Not a Home
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3 Reviews

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Mika R. Feb 12, 2019
Singing · In home


Tom Jan 2, 2019
Vocal Training · In studio

Over the years I've taken voice lessons to improve core skills. Not all voice teachers are the same! I started with Ms. Rapanan’s group class just to check out her skills and style of teaching. I discovered a truly great teacher who integrates her long-earned breadth and depth (classical to pop) styles of singing into her teaching methods. This is rare! I truly enjoyed her challenging and inspiring me to push my limits. And, she's fun to work with. She has a high-energy positive teaching style. Maybe what I like most is that she personalized my lessons; taking into account my particular voice, style, and, limitations/strengths. I have not found these teaching attributes elsewhere; knowledgeable with great command. Since she is a serious -but loads of fun- teacher, I totally endorse her for serious and committed students.

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Jeff Jan 1, 2019
Singing · In studio

Victoria Rapanan is a solid vocal technician who transforms voices. She can really diagnose vocal issues and provide specific and clear solutions in a fun and creative manner. Her students are excellent singers. Victoria is also a magnificent performer. I give her my highest rating in all categories.

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