As a classically trained singer I have a lot of experience in Italian, German, Latin and English. Mozart, Vivaldi, and many Oratorio's and Aria's are part of my experience.
I started taking piano lessons at age 6, learned to read music and play mostly classical, my first pop song was Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher, remember that great riff at the beginning? I was beyond thrilled to actually play it myself. These are the kind of experiences I seek to provide my students, enjoying the thrill of actually making music, not just going over mundane head information. I do combine learning by ear with reading music, teaching theory along with the music making as well. Music is really simple, repetitive and easy to learn. It's a life long gift you give yourself
and others. I started singing seriously in 9th grade, I had the greatest teacher, in fact he turned my life around because I had been running with the wrong crowd, but now that he told me I could sing I had a reason to straighten myself up and he made me feel like my talent was worth something. I grew in confidence and entered college as a double major, voice and piano. I enjoy teaching singing because it's so personal and I help people figure out a lot about themselves and singing through our lessons together. I teach people how to balance their voice through exercises and specially picked songs that extend the exercises into 'real life'. It only takes a few lessons for my voice students to experience positive change in their voices and their lives. Teaching music is a beautiful way to live. I invite you to experience this beautiful gift with me!
*** Lesson Details *** For both piano and voice students I will evaluate where you are first and then I use Faber for a lot of my piano students because it has nice graphics, fun activities, moves at a good pace, not too slow, not too fast. If the student has already studied I ask them to bring the music they already have and we proceed forward from there. The voice students are also evaluated and then informed about their tendencies and given excersises to help them learn new, better tendencies. Songs are assigned for student to learn and hopefully enjoy. Regular practice is expected from the beginning and I give award and incentives for it to get you started right.
*** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in a separate music room, Roland digital piano, computer
*** Specialties *** speech-level singing - Voice learn to play by chords - piano
Mayumi M. June 13, 2015
In studio Verified Student
She's very accomodating. and She's a great instructor and Fun! will definitely stick to her..
Melissa H. July 24, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Over the years I've had a few different piano teachers, and Debbie is definitely the best! She is patient, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I will refer her to everyone who asks me about taking lessons.
Melissa H. July 24, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Debbie is the best teacher anyone could possibly have! She is very well educated and knows how to explain things in a way that anyone could understand. I will definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a vocal coach.
I often wondered how singers sang. So I took the journey, and learned. I attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona and got started on the road to learning how to sing. I continued the journey at Arizona State University in their Masters of Music graduate program. At that point I had some skills and landed a job with Sesame Street Live as the Character of Professor Art, travelling the country singing and dancing with the Muppets. Then I landed in Las Vegas where I performed for people from around the world as a Gondolier. I have also had the pleasure of performing in foreign lang
uages in the Operas "La Boheme" and "La Traviata". Learning to sing is not an over-night thing. It takes time. But if you want to start the process, let me share my experience and knowledge with you. Thanks.
*** Lesson Details *** When you study with me, you study in an open accepting environment. I know that this is a process and that everyone has their own way to learn. Together we will decide what is best for you. And after sometime with me, you will be able to stand up in front of friends, family and even strangers and belt out a song.
*** Studio Equipment *** Baby Grand Piano
*** Specialties *** I use the bell canto style of singing. But am versed in any style. I believe that using a technique that avoids tension in the body and vocal instrument, a person can sing forever.
BarbaraL2 March 19, 2012
Extremly down to earth Professor ... helps you strengthen your good qualities In singing demonstrates in a visual way how to apply good singing habits and helpes you completly break down the bad Habits i love the way he taught me i undertood well in his way and he helped me alot ...
CarmelS January 29, 2010
Very good instructure, I enjoy taking voice lessons with him
VickiW November 17, 2009
I am getting the BELL effect. I can actually feel it in my throat! Thanks!
Learn the best in vocal technique from a highly qualified voice teacher.
All of my past experiences lead into my real passion: Teaching. Whether it's conducting throughout Europe or singing as featured soloist with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Symphony, I use past experience to teach students about musical and healthy singing techniques. I am currently a Doctoral candidate at UNLV. I am excited to incorporate new instructional techniques into my teaching that I learned from conventions and coursework.
Most of all, I believe that singing should be a fun expression of yourself. It should be an outlet for creation no matter the skill or age level
of the singer.
I hold a Master of Education degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I specialized in Secondary Vocal Music. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting) from Oregon State University. I am an active choral director and singer in the Las Vegas Valley and sing opera semi-professionally.
*** Lesson Details *** Breathing is the key to singing and speaking. After a few months in my studio, a student will know how to sing healthfully and on the breath. If a student wants to focus on more popular styles like rock, pop, or country, I can instruct you on the best ways to maintain vocal health and increase the power, range and agility of your voice. If a student wants to sing in one of the major Classical languages (Italian, German, or French) I have extensive training in the pronunciation of each.
I have taught singer/songwriters how to convey their creative images. I have also taught adult singers how to contribute more of their own sound to their community or church choirs. All doors are open for a healthful singer!
*** Studio Equipment *** extra room with piano, recording equipment, seating
*** Travel Equipment *** All a student would need is a piano or keyboard.
*** Specialties *** Classical and operatic voice, popular genres including Rock, Pop, and Broadway.
*** Choir Opportunity *** Check out the Battle Born Chorale for the choir that I conduct here in Las Vegas.
Chris B. March 29, 2015
Online Verified Student
The first lesson was a great time. I'm learning and doing things I never did before.
KathyV January 6, 2012
Very happy with these lessons
I'm so glad I started taking these lessons. I'm learning a lot, and singing is becoming more and more comfortable and enjoyable. I especially appreciate the emphasis on healthy singing.
KristyD June 10, 2011
what a great time
The classes that Jadelan is taking are great! She has been learning a lot of things she needs to know. It's very nice to have Mr. Jonathan as Jadelan's vocal teacher.
Sharon T. is a professional singer, international recording artist and songwriter. She released her first single here in the US in 2003 and reached number 7 in the Tower Recordsâ chart. Her single âTell Meâ a dance version of the Philippines legendary composer/producer Louie Ocampo's composition was released in Europe in 2004. This landed Sharon T gigs in London, Burgundy, France and Italy. Sharon T is currently with Kult Records, a New York based recording company and is soon to release her own composition âDonât Tell Meâ under the same label. She is also in a joint venture wit
h Dauman Music, Universal Music Group doing songwriting and musical arrangements.
Golden Pisces has helped aspiring singers sing with power and control and develop their confidence. Sharon T's lessons include physical exercises that develop the support muscles, proper breathing techniques to control tone support, high voice techniques, blending of the voice registers (splitting the voice into head tone and chest tone has ruined many voices) and stage attitude. Sharon Tâs experience as a singer, performer, recording artist and producer allows her insights into the problems of singers. She also helps her students in recording sessions.
Sharon T sang the National Anthem for the LA Lakers at the Staples recently and wowed the audience with the strength of her voice, according to Kobe one of the Best Renditions of National Anthem in the history of his Lakers Team. Sharon T. has GROUPS produced champions and finalists in several singing competitions. Some of our students were given major roles in school plays recognizing their singing abilities. And now a group just got signed with YOUNG MONEY (Producer to Nicki Minaj , Drake , Tyga and many famous artists) and the group WTF â WE THE FUTURE is starting tour in July 2013 with Lil Wayne W3 The Future is currently touring back to back with Austin Mahone 2014. Lose your fear of singing high notes, develop your confidence, break your personal singing barriers, learn the proper singing techniques and sing with power. Learn these in just several lessons than most voice teachers teach in several months
*** Lesson Details *** Im a teacher that will create and involve myself to the students, I will be singing with you so my sound will remain in your thoughts and muscle memory. I am not strict nor laid back. But guaranteed will make a fun lesson and the student will go asking for more hours. Music has been my life its my PASSION ... so lets have fun and GET THAT SINGING VOICE TO THE TOP !!!
*** Studio Equipment *** MICROPHONE KARAOKE MACHINE IPAD 3 INTERNET ACCESS KEYBOARD GUITAR SPEAKERS MIC STAND
*** Travel Equipment *** cd player microphone
*** Specialties *** LEARN VOCAL TECHNIQUES INCREASE VOCAL POWER & STAMINA BUILD VOICE PROJECTION & CONFIDENCE VOCAL REPAIR & DAMAGE PROTECTION DISCOVER YOUR VOICE OF SINGING EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TALENT
Diana C. July 20, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Sharon is an amazing teacher! She taught me how to gain more power within my voice and better to hit the high notes I would most definitely recommend her to anyone who's serious about learning to sing better
tanya M. May 21, 2014
In home Verified Student
Sharon was absolutely fabulous and got my son prepared and confident for his auditions!! She was always on time, easy to reach and sincerely took a personal interest in preparing him to be successful in his immediate goals but also has given him the tools to continue to practice on his own and hone his skills. I would absolutely recommend her and she more than exceeded our expectations!!
Known for unearthing talent; building voices from inception; and guiding and managing the well trained singers through the inherent difficulties of a performing career: We have earned a coveted reputation for providing a meticulous regimen that builds a strong and consistent singer with a “complete package” ready to take on the difficulties and rewards of a major career.
About Zeffin Quinn
♪ If you want to...
1) Build a vocal technique that will not fail you 2) Have piece of mind that the SOUND you want to come out of your mouth WILL come out 3) Know that you are using your own 100% authentic sound
...then you have found the right teacher!
♪ ♪ ♪ LESSON DETAILS ♪ ♪ ♪ Most teachers "vocalize" or "warm you up" for 5 or 10 minutes and then the lesson is spent just singing through songs with no real emphasis on how to execute awe-inspiring and healthy singing.
Working with me is a truly distinctive experience, much like a workout with a trainer (Don't laugh becau
se I'm a little over weight!). We will spend the hour working on very physical and specific exercises to build a comprehensive technique that will support you through any genre of singing. At the end of each lesson, usually about 15 minutes, we can work on your chosen repertoire. Utilizing both vocalise and song literature that you choose, we will go through very pragmatic and utilitarian methods that will generate an easy, free and uniquely individual sound.
♪ ♪ ♪ STUDIO EQUIPMENT ♪ ♪ ♪ Main teaching studio is 14'x14' 800 sq ft recital & class space Microphones Sound System with: iPhone/iPod dock Standard 3.5mm input jack for other phones/players "Old School" cassette tape recording Full Library of Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop Music
♪ ♪ ♪ SPECIALTIES ♪ ♪ ♪ ✓ I have served as a vocal consultant on many professional recording sessions ✓ I have nearly 20 years experience working in all genres - POP/Rock, Opera, and Musical Theatre. I have a long client list that includes many celebrities all the way to beginners who are dedicated and ready to embark on a systematic process. ✓ In order to gauge your progress, I also provide performance opportunities through quarterly recitals and studio classes.
♪ ♪ ♪ BIOGRAPHY ♪ ♪ ♪ In addition to a rigorous performing career, Mr. H. has also been the principal associate vocal technician to world renouned master clinician Joann C. Zajac for the past fifteen years. Known for unearthing talent; building voices from inception; and guiding and managing the well trained singers through the inherent difficulties of a performing career: ZajacStudio has earned a coveted reputation for providing a meticulous regimen that builds a strong and consistant singer with a "complete package" ready to take on the difficulties and rewards of a major career. Students have traveled from as far as Hong Kong to work with these down to earth and practical technicians and they encompass every genre including pop, musical theatre, and opera. Using Ms. Zajac's exceptional approach, clients have garnered both critical and popular success working on Broadway, London's West End, and in opera houses all over the world. The ZajacStudio client list also includes recording artists and a long list of top celebrities.
Working with the concept that all performance art is simple storytelling, Zeffin is also an accomplished director and acting coach. He is the co-founder of Singing Actors' Lab, the production and group class arm of ZajacStudio. The mission of SAL is to bring the best of both worlds from acting and classical singing to a "no compromises" well rounded performance where acting choices support the vocal technique and vice versa. SAL has produced many full productions of operas, legit musical theater, also a series of concerts at Le Petit Greek Los Angeles, and a countless array of master classes throughout the country. As a stage director Mr. H.'s productions have been on the stages of Opera Las Vegas; Los Angeles' Dell Chamber Opera; Larchmont Concert Opera; California State University, Northridge; Wichita State University; and also recently at the Off Broadway Theater, The Lambs.
Zeffin has sung over 90 leading roles at many of the country's most significant opera houses including Dallas Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Pacific, Opera Theatre of Pittsburg, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Delaware, Toledo Opera, New Orleans Opera, Dicapo Opera Theater, and also at Hungary's Szeged & Pecs National Theaters. Mr. H. has had the pleasure of many orchestral appearances as a soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic; Lincoln Center's Little Orchestra Society of New York; Westfield Symphony; Palm Beach Opera Orchestra; Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; Owensboro Symphony; Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra and Rome's International Chamber Orchestra. His signature operatic roles include Scarpia (Tosca), Escamillo (Carmen), and Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West). Mr. H. also represented the USA as John Proctor in the award-winning production of The Crucible broadcast to 46 countries on Mezzo Television.
Hana C. September 17, 2014
Opera Voice ·
Studying with Zeffin is a true joy and and creatively inspiring experience. Learning from such a gifted and experienced singer/actor who really knows the demands and expectations of having a high profile operatic career is an invaluable experience. With the positive environment he provides through his uniquely original feedback, I feel I can push myself and explore the music I am singing without thoughts of self-consciousness or doubt that I have been struggling with in the past.Due to his immense enthusiasm about singing and acting Zeffin has been instrumental in helping me break old habits and build confidence. It's been a wonderful year and I heartily recommend Zeffin for any student interested in growing as a performer, artist and musician.
Annalise S. August 14, 2014
Opera Voice ·
Zeffin helped me change my voice and performance style completely for the better! I had been studying musical theatre and operatic singing for nearly a decade when I met him and I learned more about my voice in the first month of lessons with him than I did in the years prior. He has an enthusiasm and passion for singing that is infectious and apparent in all of his students. And his way of explaining vocal technique is simple and easy to understand even for a beginner. If you're serious about singing and improving your voice, then Zeffin is a great choice for a teacher!
Eli L. July 21, 2014
Classical Voice ·
Coming from a very unsuccessful experience with a previous voice teacher, Zeffin put me right, right away. Over the three years I have spent studying with him, I have felt my voice grow and become more secure in itself. Zeffin's technique teaches to play on the intricate connections between voice, body, mind, and sound. Now that I understand the physicality involved in singing properly, I know I'll never go back to my "old ways." It's strange to say, but I feel physically stronger and healthier after every lesson. As a guy and classical singer, I feel Zeffin's instruction is perfect for me. I've found Zeffin to be an incredible mentor and role model, and I know I'll have trouble trusting anyone else to achieve in me what he has. If I ever leave Zeffin, I might as well give up singing all together!
Students are raving about their Opera Voice instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Kristina
"I am more confident with my voice now than I have ever been, thanks to Chip. He's very systematic in his methods, focusing on different aspects of one's v
oice, which he uses to combine into something beautiful that you never would have believed would come out of your mouth. His patience and ridiculous analogies have greatly helped me and I thoroughly recommend him to anyone who wants a better, more comfortable singing voice."
Tampa, FL teacher:
Review by Galeano
"I've been looking for a teacher for quite some time now and finally found her. I have extensive experience singing operatic repertoire so it's tough to fi
nd the right help on this. Monica has greatly helped my singing with her understanding of the voice. She has a fine ear and a great teaching style that builds on what is already right without reinventing the technique all together. She's so energetic and fun to work with. I'd recommend her to anyone looking to improve their singing in any way."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Mireya
"The teacher is funny and my daughter liked the techniques that she was giving her. She likes her a lot."
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
Review by Danna
"Musical training at its best
Lori is a marvelous teacher. She is skilled in her profession. With students she is patient and encouraging. I have made exc
ellent headway as a singer in a short period of time."
Santa Cruz, CA teacher:
Review by Phia
"Sucessful Artists come from Amazing Teachers
A year ago I didn't even think I could sing but through weekly classes with Hillary, I am now singing arias
and broadway songs. I have also gained a confidence to perform that I would not have gotten from a teacher who does not invest time and effort to help their students grow. Hillary is the type of teacher that takes a vested interest in her students and their future, always there to lend support. She's a true teacher and I could not recommend her enough."
Asheville, NC teacher:
Review by Josephine Tsao
"Julia is amazing!!! During my two-week trip in Tucson, AZ, I needed a voice teacher to help me get ready for a performance at a recital three weeks later
in another state. I was so lucky and so blessed to have found Julia! Julia is an expert in classical and opera voice. She helped me with an Italian art song and a Chinese art song. She is always very encouraging, kind and patient. She knew my strengths and weaknesses right away, and taught me a variety of singing and breathing techniques to improve my voice. Julia is a treasure, and the best voice teacher I've ever met! I live in another state, but would like to go back to take lessons with her again in the future! Julia has years of experience in both performing and teaching. I highly recommend that students in the Tucson area have Julia for the voice lessons! Thank you Julia!"
Tucson, AZ teacher:
Review by Dennis
"Dr. Regina is an inspiration! I began studying with her in Georgia at Shorter College and eventually transferred to Minnesota to finish my undergraduate d
egree with her. She is truly passionate about music, and the energy creates an incredible atmosphere for learning! She challenged me as a singer and performer and helped me learn to breathe life into the music--while also transforming my voice. She is a wonderful teacher and I would highly recommend her to anyone. Even a Skype lesson if you can't make it to her in NY. They are quiet helpful! I only wish I lived in the NY area so I could take from her in person. She is wonderful and I hope to continue studying with her for years to come."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Meghan
"I began studying with Regina in 2011 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where I obtained my Master of Music in voice, and I was thrilled to reconnect w
ith her when I relocated to New York last year. She is a tremendously supportive teacher and mentor, and I always know that she will do all that she can to guide me in the many aspects of pursuing a singing career. She has a thorough knowledge of repertoire and technique, and having sung in opera productions under her direction, I know that her instincts regarding dramatic interpretation and physical movement are invaluable. What I admire most about Regina is her ability to effectively communicate with each student on an individual level. If I do not grasp a concept immediately, she will find a different way to approach the idea until it works for me. I always leave our lessons feeling inspired and energized."
New York, NY teacher:
Review by Edna
"The first lesson turned out fantastic. Sara was very professional and very well mannered. I noticed she is very patient and explained the technique and me
chanics in projecting nasal and/or head voice. I learned a lot in my first lesson.Thank you so much, Ms. Sara."