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Oakland Singing Lessons For Beginners

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Mindy Music
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caroline M.
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I always wanted to take singing lessons but never had the opportunity and courage. Mindy made everything easy. She is patient, competent and always greeting you with a smile. That's why I decided to take piano lessons as well ;)

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Sarah Elisabeth Studio
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenean D.
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Sarah is amazing! I had only had about 4 lessons with Sarah when my friends wanted to go out for karaoke. None of my friends knew I was taking singing lessons and they were surprised. I got so many compliments! I was so happy that even just after a few lessons, I could already take away tools that Sarah taught me and put them into action! I was very lucky to find her. I had searched for awhile for a vocal coach and they were either too expensive, really far or in group setting (which I was too nervous to do being a beginner). I very much enjoy my one-on-one lessons with her. She's so sweet and makes you feel so welcomed and keeps you in good spirits about training your voice! I will definitely be continuing my lessons with her! Thank you Sarah!! :)

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David Williams Music
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric N.
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I've been taking guitar and singing lessons with David for a few months, and I've got to say I've had a really great time learning from him! David is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable teacher who clearly cares about his students and their goals, and better still has played and performed with the artists that I like best. It took me a while to find a teacher who was willing to teach me the music I wanted to play instead of starting with their core competence, so it was really refreshing that within a month or two with plenty of practice I was able to learn one of my favorite songs (Three Rounds and a Sound by Blind Pilot, if you're curious), and a little longer to start singing it, which I was really stoked about. He has been great about breaking things down when the piece we're working on is too challenging. David has also pushed me to pursue my goal of creating music, helping along the way to create melodies and lyrics. I have to say, it takes a great teacher to get me to sing and to share lyrics with them (do you know how embarrassing that can be?). I could go on, but suffice it to say, David is a great teacher, and I'm really glad I started taking lessons with him.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa W.
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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.

Donna Stoering
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Karleen D.
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Donna helped me to be a better music teacher. As a teacher, I took lessons and often refer to the wonderful notebook Donna put together for me, with tons of ideas and thoughts about music in general. Donna can help musicians, and beginners, to really understand the elements of music, and suggest how to make music your career, or just enjoy music as part of your life skills.

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Ann Souren
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Nkese (KC) P.
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I found out about Anna when I saw a promotional video of her online which my friend had posted. In the video I was impressed by the high number of students she had from all over the world of differing ages and singing levels, from beginners to some of Beijing's finest expat live musicians. Right away I noticed the joy which every student seemed to radiate while being taught by Anna and they all had wonderful things to say. Me being a singer myself and always wanting to better my voice decided to give Anna a try. I got into contact with her first by phone and immediately felt her open, warm, friendly vibe and I knew then that I was going to like her very much. And when I met her in real life, that was confirmed to me even more. I had my first class with Anna and by the end of it I was questioning myself as to whether what I achieved really happened. All my years as a singer, I've had difficulty in singing in a quiet , smooth 'mixed head voice' and by the end of the class I was doing it. She had me belting high notes which I thought no longer existed in me. Anna with her fine experience was able to immediately pin point what I was not doing right, correct it and further teach me better and great techniques that I needed to achieve my vocal goals: all with a very encouraging and motivating spirit. I continued classes with her and was so honored when she chose me to be one of her back up singers for her band. Anna herself is not just a great music teacher but an amazing singer too. There is so much I can say but to not make this review into a novel, I'll end here by saying, Thank You Anna so much for believing in me and my voice when I stopped believing in myself and for helping to reignite my passion for singing. <3 Choose Anna as your vocal coach and see for yourself all the great things I have mentioned. :)

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PrinceSF Productions
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam P.
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I can't say enough about my experience with Ken. He is very intuitive. His lessons are balence between exercises and therory. I have alway found myself mentally stimulated, with plenty of work for my fingers. He is very energetic and reaches out between lessons to give you more music to play with. His warm and friendly personality make the lessons fly by. He also willing to work through tought topics without cutting the lesson short (schedule permitting ). I really appreciate his effort into his students. He has also been pretty flexible with my shedule. As an adult these are not the piano lessons I hated as a child. Lol

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Liz Hodge Voice Studio
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I have really enjoyed working with Liz this past year. The techniques that she teaches not only elevate your singing skills, but also improve overall vocal quality and performance. Liz is great about addressing all aspects of the vocal experience, and still making it fun to learn and improve!

Miriam Pantig Voice Studio
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Saurab D.
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She has improved my singing abilities a lot after only a short period of time. The lessons are always fun and productive.

  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Noelle L.
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Christine is an amazing teacher. She has patience, wit and technical ability. She tutored my teenage son who had no formal training in voice or musicianship and after six months of training with Christine, he gained entry to the Classical Voice department at SOTA. He enjoys his lessons with her and his self confidence has skyrocketed. Christine designed a course in musicianship and music composition for him, provides him with supplemental entertaining materials and books. I am very impressed by the amount of wisdom, care and information she gives him. She goes above and beyond what I could have ever expected.

Margaret Starr
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel S.
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Great singing lessons! Margaret obviously knows what she is doing and helped me improve my singing skills that I use for musical theater. She is also friendly and made the lessons fun. I can't recommend Margaret highly enough!

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jenny Q.
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Emily was superbly welcoming and nice. She was very understanding of how nervous my daughter felt when she started, and how self conscious my daughter was about her singing. Emily encouraged her and brought up her confidence by a lot. My daughter loves going to the lessons and enjoys singing a lot nowadays. I would recommend Emily to people of all ages and ability.

Tropical Hideout
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sam F.
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I'm a beginner to guitar, having played a little piano and drums before. Been working with Chris for a few weeks now and it has been a blast. He's a talented musician who is connected to the music scene. I wanted a guitar teacher who was connected to the local music scene, and so I've really enjoyed working with Chris and even going to see his band perform. I also love how Chris walks through songs and is able to write out the tabs and chords on the fly, and then on top of that show me multiple ways of playing the same song. Highly recommend.

Bernal Opera
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
George P.
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Anna provided a tremendous singing lesson for my wife and I! Thanks Anna!

Voice Lessons
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Delfin L.
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Even as a professional singer who has made appearances on America's Got Talent, The Singoff, and X-Factor, and who has performed as a Backup Singer for Justin Bieber, Usher, and Mary J Blige, I believe there is always room for improvement. Ross has been an amazing vocal instructor for me. I've worked with Ross for over two years, and he has helped open up my voice, tone and range. Singing as a baritone/bass most of my life, Ross was the first instructor to tell me that I was a tenor. Previous to Ross' instruction, singing any note above a middle F meant either yelling or transitioning to falsetto. Once I started working with Ross, I was able to sing an F# comfortably, then a G, then a G#. And it hasn't stopped. Ross uses classical technique, exercises, and visualization to help open up your voice. In addition, to Ross' technical expertise, he is also very easy to work with. He has a welcoming and comedic personality that makes every lesson fun. I would highly recommend Ross as a vocal instructor for singers at any level in their career. Delfin Lazaro Singer, Pianist, Songwriter www.delfinlazaro.com

Kaila Baće
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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Kaila is hands down one of the best Vocal Instructors in the WORLD. She is super professional as well as educated on the craft of singing. She has taught me things about my voice that have been benificial to my career as an artist. I will carry the tools she has provided me for the rest of my life.

Amaya Voice Studio
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bong W.
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Natalie has been fantastic to work with! Her instruction through exercises, general tips/suggestions, and specific ideas when working on a particular song has all been stellar and on point throughout my work with her. I feel like I have improved dramatically over the course of our lessons, and my band members have made several comments about my improvement as well. She has an uncanny knack for knowing what I am doing with my breath, diaphragm, throat, mouth, etc., and being able to suggest just the right adjustments to make things sound better and more comfortable to sing. Natalie is a wonderful person, too, very encouraging, supportive, and respectful. I highly, highly recommend her!!

Drums n' Divas
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Carl R.
    Verified review

    Mike is one of the best drummers I've ever played with. Great feel, and he's also an excellent vocalist who can sing lead or backgrounds while drumming flawlessly.

    Music Studio Workshop
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Horst G.
    Verified review

    Wendy brings a wealth of knowledge about music and singing, combines it with enthusiasm, genuine caring, and experience, and channels it all into her teaching. Lessons are always fun, engaging, educational, and tailored to the student's unique voice and abilities. I'd recommend Wendy to any aspiring singer of any age without reservation. - Horst, San Rafael, CA

    Hart Meyer Music

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      About

      Learn to sing! As a classically trained opera singer, I offer a variety of services, ranging from performances for weddings and funerals to individual voice lessons or group vocal lessons. I have my bachelor's degree in music, with an emphasis in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and have been performing in the Bay area for almost 15 years. I currently teach voice lessons out of my studio in Novato, CA. I love teaching people of all ages to sing, and my only requirement for children who are interested in singing lessons is that they are old enough to be able to read. If you are interested in taking lessons from me, please feel free to call me, and we can set up a complimentary introductory lesson to discuss your goals and find out if we are a good match as teacher and student.

      Dee's Direction

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        Dance Styles Include: Modern Belly dancing, Bollywood, Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia. Singing Lessons: worked in the music industry in London, UK, produced many songs, two songs played on the radio and performed in three different countries at various places. Career/Fitness/Life Coaching: Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with over 10 years of experience. I look forward to working with you!

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