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

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Daniel L.
Mar 23, 2021
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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!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Pop • R&B • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Joe J.
Jun 20, 2021
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It’s my first time taking voice lessons as an adult and I was anxious going in. James has been friendly, encouraging and helpful in every way. I’m so grateful for his kindness and patience as I break new grounds with his guidance.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • R&B • Rock • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • Jazz • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Erin L.
May 30, 2021
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Dr. James Lent is a fantastic teacher who has inspired me to pursue my passion for singing. He has instilled the confidence in me that I need to believe that I can do anything that I set my mind to. In just the couple months that I have worked with him, I can see progress not only in my skills as a vocalist, but my approach to life and difficult challenges.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Pop • Rock • What the teacher recommends • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Singing Lessons
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Robert J.
Aug 27, 2020
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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!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Alan M.
Aug 13, 2020
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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!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • R&B • What the teacher recommends • Gospel • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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License Type: Public School Teacher (CA)

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  • 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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