Dr. Stephanie's Virtual Voice and Piano Lessons
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Dr. Stephanie is great! I've only been taking singing lessons with her for almost 2 months now, and I feel like i've learned so much. I came in with absolutely zero experience in singing and she was very patient with me learning from scratch. I'm naturally a very self conscious person and she made me feel very comfortable immediately. I've already started to see and feel improvement in my voice. She's also just a very awesome person in general, she's super nice and encouraging and makes you excited to come back for the next lesson.Jan 29, 2018VerifiedDr. Stephanie's Virtual Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Lillian! I'm excited to see your progress, week by week. Looking forward to more breakthroughs~
Dr. Stephanie is an up beat, enthusiastic coach with a wealth of musical knowledge that is indispensable. Singing is one of my passions and I am always so excited to meet with Stephanie as she makes the environment safe and easy to be myself in. She is able to identify the issues I have with my voice and has an abundance of teaching methods that allow for me to find the solution I need to stay on key. I am very pleased with my choice to work with Stephanie and I always look forward to my lessons!Aug 7, 2015VerifiedDr. Stephanie's Virtual Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Anna Jane! I love your passion for singing and your dedication to finding and expressing the dramatic interpretation of each song we work on.
My 16-year-old son has been taking vocal lessons from Dr. Stephanie for several months now. I have noticed a huge improvement in the way he sings and his overall posture. On stage, he really stands out from the other kids. I am so pleased with the progress he is making. We will be continuing lessons with Dr. Stephanie for as long as my son feels he would like to. Here are a few words from my son: “I have improved so much under the tutelage of Dr. Stephanie. She’s been very attentive as a teacher. You’ll be getting your money's worth when working with her. In only a couple of short months, I’ve improved a lot as a musician both vocally and rhythmically. I highly recommend Dr.Stephanie.”Jan 12, 2020VerifiedDr. Stephanie's Virtual Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Shelley and Nick! I appreciate Nick's serious approach to our lessons and the rapid progress he's making~
I am a classically trained singer, I studied Jazz-Vocal in college, but I wasn’t the best student. I pursued music to study the craft, not to advance my career or to become famous. Music and singing are my passion—it’s my life. At some point, between my busy schedule and day-to-day life, I lost my way and forgot what truly made me happy. Thanks to Stephanie, I was able to reconnect with my passion and love for signing. Stephanie’s patience and expert instruction helped me improve my tone, pitch, and bravado. Ultimately, she helped me refine my stage presence and confidence to take on the world. I didn’t know what to expect when I first met Stephanie through Skype, I was pleasantly surprised. Her warm heart and kind spirit shined through the screen. Lessons through Skype are a convenient and easy way to access Stephanie from anywhere in the world. It’s the perfect way to take lessons from a professional instructor. Everyone needs a coach; she has challenged me to develop my vocals by providing honest feedback and guidance to take my singing to the next level. I am proud what I have accomplished. At the end of the day, singing is a therapeutic release that helps me stay focused and enjoy life. I am thrilled I found Stephanie, she helped me find myself and my voice.Sep 26, 2019VerifiedDr. Stephanie's Virtual Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I'm so glad you are rekindling your love for and practice of singing. I can't wait to hear how your upcoming performances go!
I have always wanted to learn to sing, but I never had the confidence to really give it a shot outside of the privacy of my car. I've been working with Dr. Stephanie for three months and I'm still amazed at how much I've improved in such a relatively short time. I had no training prior to working with Dr. Stephanie. No choirs, avoided karaoke like the plague. Now I can't wait to sing in front of my friends and family. Dr. Stephanie has helped me develop the confidence I didn't know I could muster. Our lessons take place in her welcoming apartment in Westwood. A typical session starts with warmup exercises that she has students record for practice throughout the week. She'll run the exercise and offer helpful instruction on anything I'm struggling with. She is kind and very patient while still pushing you to try something new. On my first lesson my range was two octaves. Now, she'll sneak in some higher notes and I keep surprising myself when I get to them. I can't emphasize enough how much my confidence has improved working with Dr. Stephanie, even outside of singing. People understand me on the phone now because I pay attention to how I enunciate. I've started swimming because I want to strengthen my lungs. I'm down 10 pounds in the last three months! I work in television production where I've told people "I'm not a creative type, I just support the creatives." I feel like learning to sing has awakened a creative part of myself that....I didn't really know I had. I'm applying for producer jobs these days and have been talking with friends about writing music for fun. It is not an overstatement to say working with Dr. Stephanie has made my life much richer. If you're reading this and hesitating because you don't think you can do it, I guarantee you working with Dr. Stephanie will fix that right up for you. Trust me, I thought the same thing three months ago and if I can do it, you can too. Go for it!Jun 2, 2019VerifiedDr. Stephanie's Virtual Voice and Piano Lessons's reply
Thanks so much, Edwin, for this detailed review! I'm so glad that your progress in singing is leading to breakthroughs in other areas of your life as well! Looking forward to our Recital~
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The first lesson may be paid separately in order to try it out; after that, payment is due for the balance of the month. The "gold standard" for adults is one 60-minute lesson per week. One 60-minute lesson=$105. Half the lesson is spent on technique and half on repertoire. A 45-minute lesson=$90. Half the lesson is spent on technique and half on repertoire. A 30-minute lesson (recommended only for young children who can't concentrate for a longer period of time) =$70.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I first ask them to sing or play something, to assess their level. If they've never sung or played before, that's OK! We also have a conversation regarding their musical goals. Once we begin training, I use technology to work on both the audio and visual aspects of performance.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My BM, MM and DMA degrees are in Piano Performance from USC. I also studied voice with noted USC professors. As a choral accompanist (university and community choirs) I've toured Europe, Canada and Australia. Being involved in theatre, I also emphasize the dramatic aspects of interpretation and stage deportment.