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Dr. James Lent
Dr. James Lent

Dr. James Lent

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Introduction: I have extensive experience in many areas with a Doctor of Music Degree from Yale, and am on the faculty at AMDA and UCLA teaching many genres of music including pop, musical theater, and classical- piano and voice. I love helping people of all levels discover their potential and watching their growth! In vocal teaching- I have helped many singers expand their range, sing with less tension, feel more confident using a variety of techniques I have gathered from many professional singers, studied with the best teachers in Los Angeles and New York, and singers are often shocked how quickly they find more ease in their singing and greater confidence! I am effective at turning on the mix for both male and female voices, and helpful to singers at all stages of their development. I can also provide piano tracks for singers, and can transpose karaoke tracks upon request. I like to split our time between technical exercises and songs. In piano teaching- I am happy to teach both classical and popular styles. For beginning and intermediate students I find the piano adventures series to be especially good for all ages, supplemented with pieces that the students are passionate about. In advanced players, I find that a combination of pieces I suggest and music that excites the student work well! I love preparing my students for the CM certificate of merit evaluations through MTAC, and other competitive events! I am also effective in getting intermediate players to read music faster and more effectively!

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Jan - Jun

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Exceptional 5.0

21 reviews


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Daniel L.

Singing Lessons

Dr. James Lent is a great teacher, he has helped me overcome so many challenges that have always stopped me from having a good singing voice, he’s very professional, always on time, very patient as well, helped me expand my vocal range. Looking forward to more lessons!
Mar 23, 2021
Robert J.

Singing Lessons

James gave me an awesome voice lesson! I have been so afraid of singing, but he quickly made me comfortable, and made singing easier! I like that he splits the time between exercises that increased my range and songs I wanted to sing, and definitely motivated me for more lessons! It was fun too!
Aug 27, 2020
Alan M.

Singing Lessons

Dr. Lent is an amazing coach! He’s intentional, honest, and understanding. He creates plans for your development and gives you the tools to reach your goals. Friendly, focused, and professional are just a few words to describe my lessons with Dr. Lent. If you want to sing, his lessons are a must. I’ve improved so much using his techniques and guidance on how to use them. Give it a try!
Aug 13, 2020
Kelly F.

Singing Lessons

Dr. Lent is an impeccable instructor. I'm a beginner in voice lessons and benefit greatly from Dr. Lent's well-articulated instruction. I am comfortable and confident exploring my voice range with the help of my tutor. Highly recommended
Feb 13, 2021
Mariam J.

Singing Lessons

If anyone can coach a shy child not only to sing, but also to empower them, and tap in to their own potential, this is your guy. Dr. James is the real deal, I can’t believe the progress my daughter has made in just a few sessions. Dr. James has been a wonderful influence in my daughter’s overall self esteem and learning skills; we are very happy with him and consider ourselves very lucky to have found him, he is one of the few truly passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated teachers out there that really cares for his students. Thank you!!
Feb 4, 2021

License Type: Public School Teacher (CA)

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James Lent


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Summer is the least busy season

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

    I like to understand their short and long term goals, and then lay out a plan to achieve them

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

    Doctorate and Masters in Music, teaching experience at UCLA and AMDA, piano and voice

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