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Donna O Studio

Palmdale, CA

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About Donna O Studio

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I am a professional singer, vocal director, and director. I also toured for 11 years. I have a private voice studio that has been in the Antelope Valley for 8 years. I also teach in the San Fernando Valley in the Northridge area. I teach Italian Methodology, with a touch of Alexander Methodology as well.

My goal is to create a solo singer, a prepared artist who is ready for any audition.

I currently have spaces available in the SFValley Studio. I have limited space in the Palmdale/Lancaster Studio. Act now to be placed on the current Schedule. A "Waiting List" will go into effect when all times are filled.

My rates vary due to the packages that I offer. I give discounts to a student who can plan ahead.

Location

Palmdale, CA 93551

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  • 5/5 stars October 1, 2014

    Donna is an amazing teacher! Many believe that a vocal coach is only there to help you better your voice, but Donna goes beyond that and helps you conquer any doubts and fears that come with this field. So if you are looking for someone who genuinely cares about your success and has the knowledge that will improve your singing immensely, she is the teacher for you!

  • 5/5 stars October 1, 2014

    Donna is a joy to be around and made me feel welcomed right away. She knows what she's talking about and I managed to see a huge difference just after one lesson. :)

  • 5/5 stars October 1, 2014

    Donna has been great!! I never expected to go and just get better, but Donna has taught me things about opening my vocals up. Overall its been a wonderful experience, meeting new people that enjoy what they do!

  • 5/5 stars June 19, 2014

    Donna is an amazing voice instructor, she is very knowledgable about music, and singing. I would definately recommend her to anyone who wants help with learning to sing better. My daughter loves going to her lessons.

  • 5/5 stars May 24, 2014

    I went in for a consultation. I was very nervous she helped me out with that with a few simple gestures lol. I feel very confident that she is the right teacher for me and I know she will help me perfect my body as an instrument. She is very easy to talk to and is a really great person, I can feel it. She has great vibes and I can't wait to take in what I learn on my next lesson. I know she will help me reach my goals when it comes to my voice and career as an entertainer and artist. Everything feels right about this and I can't wait for the outcome.

  • 5/5 stars May 24, 2014

    Donna is fantastic. I've seen my daughter grow not only vocally but also in her everyday confidence. Donna make her lessons fun and she is encouraging. My daughter says her lessons make sense and are easy to understand and she feels she has learned a lot. Great job Donna. Thank you for all you've done.

  • 5/5 stars May 23, 2014

    Donna is a thrill to work with. All of her students love her includin me! In the short time that I've known her I love her as if she were my mother. SHE IS AN AMAZING TEACHER!! And a great friend. Donna has the great ability I draw you in and provides good tips. She has made many good singers into great people an amazing singers! I love her and so do all of her students. She's not all sweets and gummybears though she's strict when it comes down to it, but not to harsh she loves working with kids of all ages and even adults! She will no only make your voice 70 times better, but she will impact your life in a way that you never thought was possible. In the end my review for Donna is, SHES AMAZING! Love able and fun! But stirict when she needs to be! I love her and you will to

  • 5/5 stars May 23, 2014

    Donna Parsons is an incredible voice coach. Her coaching style is unbelievable. What makes her remarkable is, results are immediate.

  • 5/5 stars April 14, 2014

    Donna is a down-to-earth true pleasure and professional! In action, Donna connects with a performer's psyche to bring out the creative side of the performer. Behind the scenes you fell Donna's presence as she supports you 110% in mastering the performance techniques to bring you to the next level. I highly recommend Donna for coaching all serious performance levels!.

  • 5/5 stars February 16, 2014

    I have been taking private lessons at the Donna O Studio since my Sophomore year of high school in 2006. I did have to take time away from the studio for college but since moving back to the area, I have resumed lessons in opera, classical, and musical theater. I have loved the vocal instruction that I have received over these years at the studio. Donna is a master of her craft and you can really tell that she loves what she does. She invests so much of her time to her students and grooms them for vocal success. She is very good about explaining proper vocal technique and also the fundamentals of performance, auditioning, and even vocal anatomy; where our sound is coming from and how your whole body is used to create sound. She has many singers of all ages and vocal backgrounds so you'll be sure to find satisfaction in your vocal instruction! The best thing of all is that I am still learning new and wonderful things about my voice and am tackling new vocal goals!

    Donna P. from Donna O Studio replied to this review on February 18, 2014:

    Thank you, Emily, for your kind review. I have watched your voice grow and get stronger. Your understanding of how to master Your Instrument has increased.
    I'm very proud of you for learning the hardest Lessons in Auditioning..That "Yes" is a great responsibility to follow thru with all you know, with strength & integrity. "NO's" remind us of our ability to stay focused & on point--- always KNOWING that "No is a part of Yes!!

    Success is when Preparation MEETS Opportunity...
    BRING ON the "OPPORTUNITIES"!!

  • 5/5 stars February 4, 2014

    I worked with Donna for my first lesson this week and all went great. In working with her for one lesson I am feeling better about my breathing which was what I was looking for in the first place.

  • 5/5 stars February 1, 2014

    Working with Donna has added color to my black and white dream.

  • 5/5 stars October 29, 2013

    My experience at Donna O Studio has been absolutely incredible. Not only did Donna help instruct my technique, but helped me construct who I am as an artist, not just a singer. The studio is more than just a place to "get good" it is a place to try, fail, try again, succeed and learn. It's a safe place to be unafraid to experiment with characters and choices and growth.

  • 5/5 stars October 29, 2013

    Donna is a consummate professional. Her techniques are extremely helpful and her teaching style is easy to comprehend. I would recommend her to friends.

  • 5/5 stars October 25, 2013

    Two years ago I was searching for a voice teacher for my two daughters 11 and 7 at the time. Donna was one of two recommended voice teachers. I chose Donna because of the good things I heard about her. It has been a blessing to watch my children's vocal talent, ability and knowledge grow under Donna’s mentoring. Donna is master of all genres of music and will identify weak areas and improve your strong areas. She provides training / guidance to bring out the best in you. Being a vocal coach is more than a job for her she loves what she does and takes pride in seeing her students succeed. She creates and provides opportunities for students to practice in studio and during mini concerts in preparation for public events. My children have won several singing contests and have been invited to sing at public events.

  • 5/5 stars October 21, 2013

    Teaching and performing are not only Donna's livelihood, they are passions. I have known Donna for many years and I have seen her excell in every endeavor she takes on but I only saw her acheive true bliss when she opened the Donna O Studio where her talents, professionalism and love of teaching are merged.

  • 5/5 stars October 20, 2013

    We met Donna 4 years ago when we were searching for vocal coaches. She is incredibly talented and an amazing voice coach! My daughter is now 15 and has learned so much. Donna loves her students and it shows. We are so thankful for her talent and for her friendship.

  • 5/5 stars October 18, 2013

    Amazing. Patient and knows her craft and can
    Can train and get the best out of her students.
    Caring has so much knowledge and industry
    Experience! A plus plus plus!

  • 5/5 stars October 18, 2013

    Donna Parsons has one of the best voices in the business. She knows how to pass on her skills to her students, and achieve results beyond expectations. Donna will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you succeed.

  • 5/5 stars October 18, 2013

    Donna Paraons is Exellent!! She teaches a classical method that can be used in any musical genre. She focuses is on technique, consistency of vocal quality, vocal presentation and musical story line interpretation toward the goal of Excellent solo performance. She works well with all ages of students. Her dedication toward these goals is remarkable. If you want bring out the best in your voice and sing beautifully, Donna is the right vocal instructor and coach to learn from. Have fun!!

  • 5/5 stars October 18, 2013

    My experience with Donna has been amazing! I left my roots and Donna helped to bring me back to my classical / religious back ground. I always fled I had limits in my vocal abilities, but with Donna guiding me all the way... Wow...It surprises me every time!
    She's not just a vocal teacher, she is a "COACH" in every sense of the word... She teaches you the moves... Gives you instructions before you go out, and cheers you on the side lines. Now that's what I'm talking about "grin"

  • 5/5 stars September 12, 2013

    I have been taking voice lessons from Donna Parsons for more than 4 months now. I had never taken voice lessons before I began with Donna, but I knew I needed a good voice coach to teach me the mechanics of singing. I had basically taught myself by imitating other singers, which had caused me to develop several bad habits through the years. It became evident that I needed to improve when I began auditioning for theater roles, and I was NO MATCH for the trained singers I was auditioning against. I was looking for someone to help improve my sound overall by teaching me how to maintain flow of lines while singing, increase breath support, increase my vocal range, and ease onto notes so my singing didn't sound forced or labored, but controlled. She has helped me do all of those things and more! From the first day she made me feel like I had the potential to be fantastic! Every week I feel like I make progress or learn something. She has an entire repertoire of teaching techniques that are creatively designed to teach all types of learning styles so that you can visualize and better understand her lessons. She is truly amazing! I would go into detail, but I don't want to give any of her secrets away. Bottom line is that you will NOT find a better, or more experienced teacher, and she is MORE THAN WORTH the price of her lessons! She really genuinely cares for each one of her students as singers and people. You don't get that kind of personal feel from most instructors. I am so glad that I found Donna!

    Donna P. from Donna O Studio replied to this review on September 12, 2013:

    I enjoy working with you and helping you to understand not only where you are currently, vocally, but where you are going. Some Techniques are often harder to grasp until you simply "feel them"! It's at that point of understanding when the lesson is truly learned. I know you will understand what I just said as you experienced it just yesterday. C, it is a true honor to work with one who has given so much to protect our country.

  • 5/5 stars September 9, 2013

    Donna has been my daughter's vocal coach for about 9 months and we couldn't be more pleased with the quality of instruction my daughter has received! My daughter's love is musical theater and since taking instruction with Donna, she's received a leading role and a recording opportunity. Donna's knowledge of the industry is extensive and from experience. We love that she sets up opportunities for her students to perform. She's a pleasure to work with!

    Donna P. from Donna O Studio replied to this review on September 12, 2013:

    It's a pleasure to watch your daughter grow and exceed limits often placed on Teenagers. I will continue to look for opportunities for her because she always brings her "A Game". Thank you for your kind review.

  • 5/5 stars April 23, 2013

    First I was contacted right away, surprising. Then took Granddaughter for her first session and wow it was great, the atmosphere was relaxing, no pressure. Wonderful person Donna and you could really see and feel her interest,. made me want to get up and sing :-) I loved it, my Granddaughter really loved it and enjoyed her first singing sessions. If I could give 10 stars they would be well deserved. Thanks Donna for making my Granddaughters day.

    Donna P. from Donna O Studio replied to this review on April 23, 2013:

    What a pleasure to meet you Both! Jessica's voice is amazing and I think she is going to fit right in. I would like to see her acquire a repertoire of at least 20 songs in her new Book! :-) We can do that...last night we went over 3 already, so I'm excited to see where this goes. Take care ... Oh, also, I will be looking for backtracks for those two songs you mentioned. Bye for now!

  • 5/5 stars April 3, 2013

    Since I have been working with Donna (abut a year now), I have seen and heard massive improvement on my vocal tone, volume, and placement. I am a classical singer, but Donna Parsons is perfectly capable to teach all genres and ages with skill and flexibility. She is well experienced and knows much about the singing profession and technique incorporating posture, facial placement, mouth, throat, and soft palette placement, and Alexander Method all into her lessons. Donna is quite a talker, but works this to her advantage by going off topic and then coming back to see how much you can recall. She is sweet and kind-hearted (perfect for teaching children) and I highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in singing at any level from beginning to highly experienced.

    Donna P. from Donna O Studio replied to this review on April 10, 2013:

    And your concert/fundraiser on Saturday was AMAZING!!! It was the BEST performance of "La Luna" you have done to date! I am SO PROUD of you.. The competition in Boston will get YOUR BEST and I can't wait to see the outcome! Thank you for this kind review!

  • 5/5 stars November 2, 2012

    I have had two lessons with Donna O Studio and I really love the setting/atmosphere and Donna's way of making the experience conducive for learning and performing to ones highest potential.
    She is poised and professional. I definitely intend to continue.
    Mary

    Donna P. from Donna O Studio replied to this review on April 10, 2013:

    Mary.. you are an amazing talent! I am counting the days until your schedule changes and life can get back to Singing!!! Your voice is wonderful.

Question and answer

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have many students that have gone on to professional vocal engagements and are currently performing in different parts of the country and the world. Some Students currently hold recording contracts as well.
Many of my students have received full scholarships to the University's of their choice.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I enjoy watching a student come in with virtually no knowledge of how to sing properly and quickly learn how to implement the techniques that I teach. Watching a student succeed is the pleasure I aim for.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Q-How many hours a week do I need to study?
A-It depends on how quickly you want to excel.
Q-Is one lesson a week enough?
A-When I began studying, I started with one lesson a week for two years. As I progressed I moved to two lessons a week. It is entirely up to the student and how quickly they want to grow.

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