Whitney Vargas

Whitney V.

25 Reviews
San Antonio, TX

About Whitney V.

Background check: Last verified 06/07/2014
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Whitney teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Whitney started singing professionally at the age of 14 with Six Flags Theme Parks. Since then she has been in Branson, Mo and traveled the world singing with Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Norwegian and Celebrity cruise lines. Doing so has given her the opportunity to teach voice to people of all talent levels and all walks of life. She now resides in San Antonio, Texas where she performs at and teaches vocal for Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

*** Lesson Details ***
A lesson with me is much more than working on your vocal ability. We are going to pick the perfect vocal selection for you and then work on your entire performance quality. I want to make sure you not only sound great but look like a confident performer whether you are onstage or at your friends wedding or competing. Depending on your goals or time line I am pretty easy going. After 3-6 months you can expect to learn good vocal technique, performance guidelines and the confidence to perform anywhere.

I am also excited to work with your pageant needs and I am very familiar with the Miss America system.

*** Studio Equipment ***
keyboard, spare room or living room, seating for parents, access to backing tracks

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide an IPod speakers.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in performance for competitions. I can put together the whole package from helping choose music and costumes along with dance moves and perfecting your vocal technique. I can even make costumes. If you are wanting to compete in pageants or talent competitions I can help you reach your highest potential.

Photos and Videos

Cowboy Casanova at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Experience

Vocal Director/Performer Jul 2009 - Aug 2013
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

It was my job to teach the vocals and harmonies for various shows along with maintaining the vocal integrity throughout the season. I was also a lead performer in main stage productions at Fiesta Texas.

Vocal Director/Choreographer for GLEE Club Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
San Antonio College

Was in charge of holding auditions and casting for the GLEE club. Then choosing the songs, choreographing and assigning solos for the performances.

Featured Singer Jun 2010 - Feb 2011
Celebrity Cruiselines

Featured singer on-board the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship. Shows included Broadway, Pop and Cirque Du Soleil Style show.

Featured Singer Mar 2007 - Jan 2009
Norwegian Cruiselines

Featured singer on-board the Pride of Aloha and Norwegian Sky. Singing and dancing in the main production shows.

Featured Singer May 2005 - Jan 2006
Royal Caribbean

Singing and dancing in shows

Education

Private Vocal Study Jan 1988 - Jan 2000
Jennifer Heavner Baker
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25 Reviews on Whitney V.

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Asia S. Mar 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I feel like Whitney has the "teacher gift" to make anyone a better singer and does it in a relaxing and fun way. I have realized that singing can be a great tool to learn to be more open and relaxed in everyday life. Thanks!
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Brandilynn S. Feb 25, 2015
Audition Prep · In studio
Verified Student
Lovely lady! She has been so helpful ever since I signed up for lessons with her! I've never taken voice lessons before so she has been showing me the ropes. I have an audition coming up pretty soon and working with Whitney has definitely calmed the nerves a bit, she helped me pick out a couple songs and now I feel like I have a good chance of landing the part! Thank you miss Whitney! <3
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Liliana R. Feb 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She is a very nice and patient person. She enjoys teaching !
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Linda Y. Dec 13, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Whitney is awesome! !!
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Monica A. Sep 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
she is a very good instructor with good singing skills and ideas to help with the lessons. Will defiantly not find an instructor like her any where.
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Barry B. Aug 29, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Whitney is a fabulous vocal coach. She's very talented and I was feeling intimidated before I started lessons. However, she's very down-to-earth and immediately made me feel at ease. She instilled confidence and I was very pleased at how much I learned so quickly. I highly recommend her.
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Adam F. Jul 21, 2014
Songwriting · Online
Whitney and I have wrote songs together for many, many years. Her ear for melody, harmony and background vocals is uncanny, not to mention her knack for writing a killer hook. My abilities to write and produce have grown leaps and bounds working alongside this talented expert. Thanks Whit!
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Justine J. Jun 18, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I have only had 3 singing lessons with Whitney so far and already I'm feeling a lot more confident about my singing and can't wait to keep progressing with my high and low notes. :)
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Wesley B. Jun 8, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher! Very kind and fun to be around. She's down to earth and makes jokes here and there to keep the mood up. She has great technique for teaching; the better you get, the pickier she gets so look out! Keep being amazing Whitney!
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Patricia Mar 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

Whitney has taken an absolute beginner (me) and created someone who can actually sing. I was very nervous at first and Whitney put me at ease. From the first lesson, she was encouraging and enthusiastic. And I never felt self-conscious or unsuccessful even though I'm sure there were times she must have wanted to cover her ears.

If you're thinking about lessons, Whitney is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend her.