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Lessons are tailored to each student and depending on the goals of the student, and may include rehabilitating vocal issues, learning a solid technique, reducing & eliminating vocal breaks, strengthening the instrument, developing power, balance, tone, greater range, and discovering the joy and freedom in their voice.
Rehabilitating and strengthening voices are two of my top specialties, and each lesson will have specific exercises tailored to helping you transform your voice into the highest and best version of your instrument. I work with singers signed to labels as well as the indie artist just starting to find his/her voice, style, and signature sound. My coaching approach incorporates some of the newest technologies that have shown extraordinary results in breaking down the inner blocks of each artist. It is a tremendously joyful and fulfilling experience to watch as my students really let
Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity.
Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her singing can also be heard on the hit tv show "Jane The Virgin", "Castle" and "Shameless" amongst others.
Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.
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I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.
My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)
*** Specialties ***
- Audition technique and prep
- Vocal Technique
- Violin Pedagogy
- Acting Audition Technique
· Piano · In studio
· Violin · In home
· Film Acting · Online
Every student is a unique person who deserves a lesson customized to their individual needs. Each of my students prospers in an atmosphere of patience and encouragement. While the lessons are fun and enjoyable, the serious student will be supported in the development of skills leading to a rewarding career. And the more casual students will grow in an appreciation of music that will always enrich their lives.
I begin each voice lesson with a warm-up to prepare the student for their session. Next, we do a series of exercises specially designed to help each individual develop their skill in a way that best fits them. We then work on a piece of their choice for the remainder of the lesson, perfecting their technique and helping them become performance ready. I teach with patience and fun because I feel that this is the key to achieving goals and inspiring a good habit of practice.
~I recommend that my students keep a practice journal to record their daily ...
I have been tutoring and teaching private lessons for over five years, and currently have over 40 active students. I received my bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on vocal performance at the University of Redlands in 2011, and my Associate of Arts degree in 2008 from College of the Desert. Currently I teach online, locally, and at my studio, and cover a variety of subjects such as voice, music, theater, piano, math, english, music theory, just to name a few.
For academic tutoring (i.e. math, theory, vocabulary) I work on helping the student understand their homework and help prepare them for tests. I can also provide worksheets if necessary and am prepared to demonstrate problem areas in different ways if needed, because everyone learns differently. For voice, piano, music, and acting lessons I teach the student based on what their current level is. If you have no experience, that's okay! My lessons are uniquely designed to fit your needs no matter what level you may be.
As a music major I developed a deeper understanding of music theory, piano, voice, and theater. I received my A.A. in Music at College of the Desert and my Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Redlands- which I attended on a music scholarship. I have played leading roles in several operas and musicals in Southern California, including Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme (DTL nominee), The Impresario, The Grand Duke, Patience (DTL award), Cosi fan tutte, Little Women, Seussical, and many more. I have also appeared in several concerts, opera scenes, competitions (winning music scholarships and theater awards), and worked as a singer in churches, restaurants, and in pop bands. I continue to stay active in the performance industry, because performing is a part of who I am and I could never live without it!
With this experience under my belt, I feel a desire to pass on my knowledge to students. I carry a strong passion to help people develop their abilities and make them their own. I truly believe that if someone wants something out of life they will achieve it with dedication, perseverance, confidence, and by having fun doing it!
*Note: My home office has a lot of stairs and also two cats that live with me. If you are disabled or have a feline allergy, please consider in-home lessons or lessons online.
· Singing · In studio
· Singing · In studio
· Singing · In studio
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Whether you're preparing to go pro, or you think you can't carry a tune in a bucket, I can help you find YOUR SOUND and experience the joy of singing.
I'm happy to meet my students at any location near either Pacific Palisades or North Hollywood - I can teach music at any location with a piano, and I can tutor academic subjects
A note about availability - I keep this updated as accurately as possible, but because I travel over a wide area, your preferred time slot may not be possible for me, depending on the location of the lesson. Please contact me to discuss scheduling before you sign up.
If you choose to take lessons at my home location, please be aware that I have cats. If you have a phobia or allergy, this location won't be suitable for you.
You can view my studio policies here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B32k-E90cjchS2piSjJFS0dNdHhDSGc5TWdwbGY0WV9IWFZr/view?usp=sharing
· Piano · In home
Definably recommend to everyone.
· Classical Voice · In studio
· Classical Piano · Online
The most important aspect of vocal training that I will emphasize is breath support. Connecting to the body when singing will ensure vocal protection and prevent unwanted vocal strain. I will also focus on gaining control through scales and breathing. I would like my students to gain consistency in their lessons each week by providing them with new challenges and helping them to gain new tools when practicing. Applying these fundamental elements of healthy singing into each student's repertoire is the ultimate goal in these lessons.
Along side opera, I believe basic knowledge in piano is extremely beneficial in improving musicali
I have recently started teaching and would love to help and guide those interested in music, specifically classical voice, opera, musical theater, and piano. I would love to share the great joy it brings me with others and pass down what I have learned over the years. I have completed courses in music pedagogy and education alongside my degree, and believe in shaping my lessons around each individual's learning style so that each student may continue to grow while having fun.
· Opera Voice · In home
· Classical Piano · Online
· Singing · Online
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Study with AWARD WINNING, BROADWAY & NATIONAL TOUR Credited Singer. I will provide you with a wealth of information and tools you need to bring your singing voice to the next level, in a fun and relaxing environment. With over 20 years of performing and teaching experience and having studied with the BEST in the industry (including 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber)
LEARN FROM A TEACHER WHOS BEEN THERE!
I will provide you with a wealth of information and tools you need to bring your voice to the next level in a fun and relaxing environment :) Learn:
* How to prevent vocal damage and strain
* How to overcome stage fright and anxiety
* How to expand your vocal range
* How to eliminate bad vocal and performing habits
* How to choose the material that is right for you
* How to improve diction
* So much more!
LEARN FROM A TEACHER WHO'S BEEN THERE!
· Singing · In home
· Vocal Training · In studio
· Accent Reduction · In studio
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Thank you Ms. Carol for being such a great teacher! I'd love the opportunity to continue lessons :0)"
I've been both a voice student and musical colleague of Wendy's for four years. Throughout our mut
As a student, she quickly identified root-cause problem areas with my singing and prescribed easy exercises that showed results in very short order. Her teaching style is holistic, addressing both physical and psychological aspects of singing and performance.
As a colleague in a band and numerous musical projects, I've found her to be consistently reliable and caring, as well as a supremely talented performer and songwriter.
If you care about improving your vocal and performance abilities, and want to work with someone who appreciates your unique nature as a person and singer, Wendy is the vocal instructor for you."
Naara was very attentive in listening to my needs. She pointed out my strengths and weaknesses. Aft
I am very excited about taking lessons. Aside from communication issues Melody is a great teacher."
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