Vivien Gaines

Vivien G.

Temecula, CA

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Vivien delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
March 2005

Hi my name is Vivien! I teach Singing/Vocal lessons in Temecula, CA, and have just recently relocated from Los Angeles. I have been a professional singer in Los Angeles for over 15 years, and have been teaching voice for much of the past decade. If you’re looking for a teacher who will motivate and inspire you, I’d love to help you out. Learning to sing doesn't have to be difficult or intimidating, no matter what level you are at. I would like to help you get in touch with your true voice and learn to use it as a form of self expression. I will help you build confidence and reach your potential while having fun along the way!

I teach online lessons and lessons based out of my studio in Temecula, and I accept students of all ages and levels. Whether you want to learn to sing professionally or just be able to carry a tune, I’ll personalize your lessons based on your specific goals. My specialty is in Pop/Rock styles, but I work with students in all styles of music, focusing on building a healthy vocal technique.

*** Lesson Details ***
In addition to working on singing your favorite songs, here are some of the things we will work on in our lessons.

-Ear & Pitch Training
-Proper breathing technique
-Expanding vocal range
-Creating a seamless voice (learning to blend chest and head registers)
-Creating strength and stamina
-Audition coaching
-Live performance coaching

*** Studio Equipment ***
PA System
Recording Audio

*** Specialties ***
Pop/Rock Styles
Performance Coaching
Audition Coaching

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Voice teacher
Mar 2005 - Dec 2013
Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks

Voice teacher private lessons


Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1990 - May 1995
University of Hawaii at Manoa


Professional Proficiency


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2014

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.

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6 Reviews

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Kalia N. Dec 15, 2016
Singing · In home

I am very shy but I felt very comfortable with Vivien right away. She's very patient and encouraging. She made me feel confident and I look forward to my next lesson.

Lamec L. Jan 25, 2016
Singing · In home

Great teacher! i was extremely nervous to start singing especially since I'm completely new at it, but she made me feel comfortable and now look froward to every lesson.

Susan Sep 2, 2015
Singing · In studio

Vivien is wonderful. She listens and makes my Daughter feel good about herself. She is very knowledgeable.

Allie K. Mar 8, 2014
Vocal Training ·

Beginner's Bliss

Bottom line is Viven Gaines is an awesome vocal coach! Her ability to make a beginning vocalist, such as myself, feel comfortable and confident, while developing my voice was impeccable. I was blessed to have her as my coach, if not for her I wouldn't have found my true voice...Allie Knows

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Ruby H. Feb 27, 2014
Vocal Training ·

Love Her! Truly Grateful To Have Been Her Student!

You seriously just hit the jackpot when your taken under Vivien's wing. Besides being a great singer, Vivien Lesiak is one of the most amazing vocal teachers I have ever worked with. She has always been very dedicated and very patient. Let me just say that when I was taken under her wing I was still very shy at singing in front of even one person (including her!)

Having studied with her I've managed to do things I never thought were even possible. A girl who was afraid of singing in front of even one person ends up being able to sing in front of live audiences!!! Before I met Vivien, I had NEVER done that. Besides teaching me many amazing techniques about singing, she also helped me improve the range and tone of my voice. She also watches your tongue… And I mean that! First thing she noticed when I started my first session with her was my tongue doing who knows what (HAHA!) She makes sure parts like your tongue and jaw are relaxed and she incorporates exercises to help release any tension one may be holding. Her singing technique also incorporates the importance of ones well-being in order to reach their full vocal potential, which is something that particularly helped me.

I have gained so much more confidence thanks to her in both my singing and just life in general. I am truly grateful for having worked with her and would definitely, without a doubt, recommend her to anyone. Her talent, skills, support, and genuine-kind-loving heart is sure to help anyone grow and reach their full potential.

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Moana L. Feb 27, 2014
Singing ·

I can sing with confidence!

I had always wanted to sing but was very nervous about taking singing lessons because I was afraid to sing in front of anyone. But Vivien made me feel comfortable right from our very first lesson together. She is very nurturing and really helped build my confidence as a singer while developing and strengthening my voice. Now I often sing in front of others, which I never thought I would be able to do. I highly recommend Vivien. She is a great teacher!

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