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Valerie B.

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Starting at $45
  • Awarded Teacher of the Month from Takelessons.com
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 to 12
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Valerie B.

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My approach is fun, simple, and easy to understand. I focus on getting a strong foundation and excellent first experience with music. The child will be given a lesson and theory book to work from, but will also be encouraged to sing music they personally like. This keeps the child motivated to practice and adds an element of fun! These songs can then be used in our recitals, for auditions, or put in their personal repertoire book.

I have also successfully prepared many students for their Cab Calloway School for the Arts auditions and have made it in.

About Valerie

Hi there! My name is Valerie. I'm a certified music teacher that loves to see a person grow in their love and ability for music. With 20+ years of teaching privately, experience teaching publicly in elementary school music classrooms, enjoying several years as a certified Kindermusik (preschool m

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Matthew
Beyond thrilled after both our boys’ first lessons. Valerie is so gifted with teaching children. Could also easily imagine her relaxed demeanor working well for adult learners, too.
Alexander M.
Valerie is an excellent piano teacher. As an adult, I worked an obvious challenging schedule. She was extremely flexible and I always appreciated it! Valerie is very passionate about teaching piano and she is an incredibly talented and fun teacher! 10/10 would recommend!
Lisa A.
Valerie has been helping our daughter for several months with singing, music theory and piano. A very well-rounded, supportive and upbeat instructor. My daughter looks forward to seeing her every week.
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Arrica R.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded SAG Scholar from Screen Actor's Guild
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Arrica R.

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I began singing at a very young age for anyone who would listen and began taking music and voice lessons shortly thereafter. I am a USC graduate and have also studied music privately for over 20 years as well as at the Vocal Power Academy of Los Angeles. My main musical styles that I perform and teach are Pop, Rock, Folk, and Americana/Country but I also have a background in Musical Theater. I specialize in creating a lesson plan that suits the needs and skill set of each individual student.

About Arrica

I was born and raised in Los Angeles but I now split my time between the Bay Area (Oakland) and Los Angeles. I am a Professional Musician/Songwriter/Vocalist teaching songwriting, voice, and performance technique as well as a combination thereof. I began singing at a very young age for anyone who wo

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Had a lovely time!! Looking forward to learning more!
Sung Hae K.
Arrica is a very talented instructor. I benefit from both the structure of her lessons as well as how she teaches and motivates me.
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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French(Intermediate)
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaching since 2005
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Asuka U.

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10 years teaching experience in various style of music(Classical, Pop, Rock, Broadway). Accompanied for students' auditions.
Specializing in sight singing in fixed do style.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ‚Äč“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
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Farobag C.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
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Farobag C.

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A greater emphasis placed on breath control, diction, and vocal production on all aspects of vocal performance.

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

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Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
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Wesley D.

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Starting at $82
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Wesley D.

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Emerging Opera and Musical Theatre Performer

Experienced Voice and Music Educator

Versatile Theatre Director

Passionate and Supportive Mentor

About Wesley

The voice can be fickle, mysterious, and deeply frustrating. I know this because I struggled to connect to my own voice for a long time. However, with the right direction and commitment, our voices can be fulfilling, powerful, and free. When I feel connected to my voice, I feel exhilarated.

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Dave
Wesley is an excellent instructor. He is patient, guiding and very supportive. He is fantastic about giving praise and building confidence and provides very helpful feedback when needed. I feel I am advancing more quickly that I thought I would which I credit to Wesley, his instruction and the encouragement he consistently provides. You will not find a better piano teacher!
Nooshin F.
I found him knowledgable, patient, and very understanding
Ellen N.
Awesome. Fresh, young, knowledgeableand good at teaching...very impressive.
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Betsy F.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Betsy F.

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Lessons are fun. My philosophy is that students should have music in their lives and benefit from the lessons they take now for years to come. Learning music will help students with math skills, study habits, and develop a skill that will last for a lifetime.

After 3 months students will understand the fundamentals of their voice, warm up properly, be able to read and sing introductory passages. After 6 months the student will have learned basic music theory, how to read music, and have advanced through singing multiple songs.

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, th

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Average Cost of Singing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute singing lessons is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $28 and $184 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Wow! Just amazing:)

Melody's an amazing teacher that works hard to help you reach your musical goals. And she's in a band, how awesome is that?! Just remember to sing as much as you can. I always run home to immediately apply what I had learned from the days session. Feel right at home with a highly qualified, super dedicated vocal magician haha! Honestly, you'll feel like it's magic when she helps you discover the voice in you."
Alton
Took Singing lessons from Melody M.
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"Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and a patient teacher. Plus she has a beautiful voice!"
Marissa
Took Singing lessons from Elizabeth D.
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"I intend to study more with Dan in the future. He is focused, insightful,
and passionate about communication through music and about helping
others to find our most authentic voice. Lessons with Dan have been wonderful"
Glen
Took Singing lessons from Dan H.
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"She was awesome with my son! I would recommend her to everyone. She provided materials/ songs for practice at home. She is great with kids and she was so kind and very understanding to accommodate my son’s changing schedule."
Nerish
Took Singing lessons from Vanessa L.
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"Benjamin was very patient and I learned more about my vocal structure/instrument than I ever thought which I really appreciated!"
Trish
Took Singing lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Collin has help me immensely by teaching me to be a more confident singer and has helped me in many different genres, traversing from both musical theater to punk music. He's even began give me dual singing/guitar lessons and I'd say he's tremendous at teaching both. He has a very-laid back and friendly demeanor and he's very flexible about his hours too which has made it easier if something needs to be pushed back or moved. I would definitely recommend Collin if you're looking for a singing or guitar teacher or both!"
Kimble Eli
Took Singing lessons from Collin D.
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"My 9 year old daughter started singing lessons with Stephanie about 3 months ago. She wanted to improve her vocal range as a hobby, since she and her friends love to Karaoke. In this short period of time, not only had her singing improved, but she is now much more poised, confident, and has great breathing and projection in her normal speaking as well. Stephanie has been wonderful in making this process so easy and enjoyable. Her private studio is cozy and accommodating. My daughter looks forward to her lessons every week. We highly recommend her."
Nick
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
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"My daughter loves her singing lessons and looks forward to them every week. Thank you Vandi !"
Scarlett
Took Singing lessons from Vandi E.
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"Awesome teacher, very experienced & males learning fun!!"
Dayzia
Took Singing lessons from Troy W.
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"always hits the right note - literally and also in terms of the support she gives x"
Sacha
Took Singing lessons from Christina E.
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Private Singing Classes Near You and Online

Singing brings people together, whether in choirs, concerts, or just amongst friends. One of the most powerful instruments in the world is built into our bodies, and learning how to use this innate instrument can bring about a lifetime of musical expression.

Many aspiring singers have the misconception that people are either born with innate singing talent or not. While it’s true that some young singers can quickly pick up vocal skills, the majority of great singers have worked with voice coaches for years. Even if you have some natural singing abilities, it’s still important to hone your skills if you want to reach your full potential.

So, how exactly can you improve those skills? For starters, signing up for private voice lessons here at TakeLessons is a prime place to s

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tart. Under the instruction of a professional voice coach, you will receive the guidance you need to fulfill all your musical goals!

Why Take Voice Lessons?

While everyone can open their mouths and sing, the sound that comes out isn’t always on key. And that’s where singing lessons come into play. When you work one-on-one with a voice coach, you’ll learn how to train and control your voice and make the sounds you wish to make.

Not only that, but taking singing lessons will develop your ability to confidently participate in the joy of music, whether by joining a choir, singing at a karaoke bar, or landing a gig in the music business. Studying music with a voice coach also imparts a whole range of non-musical benefits for both adults and children.

Benefits of Singing Lessons for Adults

In music therapy, singing is often used for healing purposes; it imparts positive emotional and mental benefits. Adults who participate in music display sharper cognitive abilities and better memory function. Singing has also been shown to improve your posture and breathing.

Singing lessons for adults give older students the tools they need not only to develop their musical skills but to explore the many benefits singing can have on their mind and body. It’s never too late to begin your singing journey.

Benefits of Singing Lessons for Kids

Singing lessons for kids provides the perfect avenue for helping your child develop their cognitive abilities. Several studies show a clear link between children who take music lessons and increased intelligence, better grades, and improved focus. Studying music uses a variety of brain processes related to reading, memory, listening, synthesizing, and coordination.

Practicing music in childhood appears to improve mathematical ability, memory, cognitive function, and spatial intelligence. Studying music also benefits children later in life. Adults who studied music as children show a greater capacity for hearing and understanding language.

What You'll Learn in Vocal Lessons

Whether you want to take your vocal skills to the stage or just sing better around the house, private lessons are the way to go. You'll benefit from prompt feedback and personalized instruction that you just can't get in a larger choir or simply watching video tutorials. Lesson by lesson, your voice coach will lay out a clear path for reaching your vocal goals.

When you sign up for private singing lessons through TakeLessons, we invite you to choose your singing teacher. We feature a long list of certified teachers in your area, so you can browse their profiles and read about their background and experience until you find your ideal match.

Once you’ve made your choice, your private teacher will sit down with you and assess your current skills and inquire about your musical goals. Do you want to build up the confidence to try out for your school musical? Or maybe you’d like to fine-tune your skills for your upcoming performance? Whatever the goal, your singing teacher will tailor your lessons to suit your needs.

What’s more, your professional voice teacher will be able to see any weak points that a director of a choir or group class may not notice. This way, you’ll avoid developing bad habits that can impede your progress down the road or even lead to damaging your voice.

In vocal lessons, you'll learn how to bring the best out of your voice, resulting in your own unique musical expression. This involves developing your tone, your pitch control, and your breathing. You may also study music theory and different musical genres or work on specific songs in order to perfect your technique. Most students will begin to hear improvement in just a couple of weeks.

And to top it off, you get to call the shots and decide what you want to work on during your sessions. For instance, maybe you want to focus on a specific genre. If that’s the case, you’re in luck. Here at TakeLessons, you can find voice coaches who specialize in jazz, opera, R&B, rock, gospel, classical, pop, and much more.

Sample Curriculum for Singing Lessons for Beginners

In beginner singing lessons, your vocal coach may choose to cover the following:

  • Proper posture
  • Breathing techniques
  • Vocal warm-ups
  • Vocal health
  • Tone, range, and vocal qualities
  • Intonation (matching pitches)
  • Introduction to reading music and music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Singing Lessons

During lessons, you may work on the following:

  • Vocal exercises
  • Sight reading
  • Practice pitch changes and control
  • Introduction to vocal diction and singing pronunciation
  • Develop vocal tone
  • Develop singing technique

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Voice Lessons

Advanced lessons include the following topics:

  • Improve power
  • Extend vocal range
  • Mixed voice
  • Vibrato
  • Ear training
  • Composition and songwriting
  • Audition preparation 

Regardless of your skill level, keep in mind that our private vocal teachers customize lessons to your specific interests, goals, and learning style. Singing lessons for adults will include more challenging practice and theory. For younger children taking singing lessons for kids, the curriculum will be more centered around sparking interest and making music fun.

Sign up for Singing Lessons Near You

One of the best parts about signing up for singing lessons near you is that you have the option of learning in-person in a classroom setting or online in the comfort of your own home. At TakeLessons, we think it’s important for you to find lessons that are convenient and affordable.

Sign up for private singing lessons with us today, and get ready to impress your friends and family with your music skills—you’ll be ready for center stage before you know it! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all new students on their first sessions.

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