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Having no background in singing at all, Juan worked with me to develop more confidence in singing by teaching me fundamental technique. Each 60-minute lesson started with a warm-up, then we moved on to drills before wrapping up by practicing songs that I chose or Juan recommended. One thing that Juan does well in particular is teaching by feeling; rather than telling you how something is supposed to sound, he emphasizes learning what having correct technique feels like and asks you to remember and call on that technique whenever you are singing. Would recommend.Aug 26, 2019Verified
Super helpful in finding my voice and finding ways to explain concepts in a way that was easy for me to understand since I had no prior voice lessons or experience. Also, he is flexible in his schedule so it was easy to find a time for thre lesson that would work for me. Would definitely recommend for anyone who wants to improve their singing ability.Aug 4, 2018Verified
I have had four lessons with Juan Carlos Zepeda, with sessions divided into voice lessons and music skills (intervals, timing, etc.). Juan Carlos has a way of demystifying how the voice works (head and chest voice, placement, etc.). Each session clears something away and my understanding of the mechanics of it all is increasing. Juan Carlos has a beautiful singing voice, plays piano, and is both very kind and approachable. I highly recommend him.Aug 16, 2018Verified
If you're on the fence about anyone, stop thinking and just choose Juan. In just two lessons I already feel so much more confident in my voice! I will definitely be coming back for more lessons with Juan.Aug 22, 2019Verified
Very communicative and flexible in setting up lessons, and was a very productive hour long lesson. Helped me better understand how to use my own voice and very patient in helping me from basics to accompanying me with piano.Jun 29, 2019Verified
Juan Carlos Zepeda
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lessons are due in advance on a monthly basis. Only paid lessons will be scheduled; otherwise, the time slot will be available for other students. The total monthly fee is calculated based on the lesson's length and the number of lessons per month. I offer half an hour and hourly lessons. * Lessons take place at my home studio in Berkeley, CA.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from UC Berkeley’s music department, and regularly attend pedagogy and performance seminars through various music pedagogy organizations such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Golandsky Institute. I have a trustworthy and reliable network of professionals to whom I can refer you if you are dealing with a piano or singing related injury.
- What types of customers have you worked with?My studio is diverse and I teach young and adult beginners, college level students, and advanced musicians.