Theresa Layne
Theresa Layne

Theresa Layne

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Introduction: We start with a free 15 min consultation to see if we make a good fit. This is where I will find out what you want out of lessons and if I am the best option for your needs. I overflow with fun and joyful creative energy and truly love teaching. I have a Bachelors in Musical Theater and a Masters in Acting. As a trained opera singer, I possess and teach the foundation of vocal production. As a professional singer, I have experience in Musical Theater, Country, Classic Rock and Pop styles including performing in live bands and recording. I have 20 years of teaching experience with all ages in Voice and Acting. Recently, I directed a musical at Cal State San Marcos and currently teach Film at MiraCosta College. As a drummer, I have experience playing in several rock bands and am currently playing originals and covers in two different bands. My ability to break down concepts and my impeccable patience make me an excellent music teacher. Proud member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

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Hired 39 times

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26 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Sing-A-Long with Seniors

    Acting Lessons

  • Singing Telegram

    Acting Lessons


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

39 reviews


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Sarah L.

Singing Lessons

My son looks forward to his voice lesson with Theresa. He feels more confident and loves that his voice is improving. He has learned so much. I am so happy we found Theresa.
Theresa Layne's reply
Thank you for the glowing review! Your son is a joy to work with and I love his commitment and work ethic.
Jan 28, 2021
Lynsie C.

Singing Lessons

I have already noticed a great improvement in my daughter’s singing voice in the short time that we have been with Theresa so far. She’s great at relaying instructions to my 10-year-old in a way that she can understand and my daughter always gets excited for her Sunday evening singing lessons. We couldn’t have picked a better instructor!
Sep 21, 2020
Norma J.

Singing Lessons

I'd include punctuality, too! Theresa, the dictionary fails to describe my experience. You're phenomenal!!!!💕💖💕 I wasn't experience much out of me after signing on. But from the very first lesson I could hear a difference in my voice. She's an awesome teacher/voice coach +++! Yesterday I finished my 3rd lesson and am now singing duet with my husband on Facebook Livestream. He hears quite an improvement in my voice when we lead worship together. I've sis much confidence in myself. Theresa knows exactly what she's doing! WOW! She loves what she does, too! She's a consummate professional which comes wrapped in her love for the craft. She's a keeper! Hire her! She's TOPS! Thank you so much Theresa. I'll always talk about your impact on my singing history and success! You're a good-sent!
Jun 19, 2020
John R.

Singing Lessons

It was remarkable! I actually felt a different voice! I can’t wait for my next lesson! I felt really good after this lesson!!
Apr 22, 2020
Lili L.

Singing Lessons

She was super friendly and engaging for my daughter’s first voice lesson! My daughter is excited for future lessons and I’m sure will grow her passion for singing as a result.
Apr 10, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Singing, Acting, Linklater Pricing per lesson 30 min = $55 45 min = $70 60 min = $85 Drumming Lesson Pricing per lesson 30 min = $40 45 min = $55 60 min = $70 Group Workshops - Voice, Speech, Acting, Bucket Drum 1 hr = $125 2 hr = $175 Vocal Soloist Entertainment 1 hr = $100 2 hr = $150 3 hr = $200 4 hr = $250 *Price includes set up and use of my PA Sound System *Additional costs: 20-50 mi Out-of-Area ( add $25) *from 92010 50-100 mi Out-of-Area ( add $50) *from 92010 Singing Telegram = $50 *Includes a song I already know with any creative lyric changes for added humor and any improvised style requested by the client. Additional Cost for the following services: Original writing composition or poem ( $25) Specific Costume request ( $25) *if I don't already have it Specific Song request ( $25) *if I don't already know it Balloon Bouquet ( cost of bouquet pick up fee $25) 20-50 mi Out-of-Area ( $25) *from 92010 50-100 mi Out-of-Area ( $50) *from 92010

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For live music or singing telegram: First we discuss the client's budget, then the expectations, details and specifics of the event as well as the personality of the telegram receiver to create a one-of-a-kind memory. For lessons: Discussion of expectations, goals, scheduling and time frame. A free 30 min online lesson to allow us both to see if we are a good fit.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Voice Training: Opera, Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues and Linklater Technique I have a Bachelors in Musical Theater and a Masters in Acting and over 20 years of performance experience specializing in comedy and entertainment in theater, film, tv, commercials, improvisation and teaching. I teach at MiraCosta College and have over 20 years teaching experience in acting and voice. Drum Training: Rock, Blues, Stick, Rudiments, and Drum Notation. I have over 7 years of private drum instruction training along with playing in a band as a drummer/singer. Currently, I am in two bands.

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