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I have been a Skype student with Victoria for the past 9 months. I want to say how effective online lessons can be with the right teacher. Victoria really knows how to zero in on what you need. I have progressed much faster with her than I did with previous local teachers. My range increased dramatically and I sing with greater ease. I wish I had found her years ago. Miranda GJan 28, 2019Vocal Studios of Victoria Rapanan's reply
Thank you, Miranda. Our Skype lessons are very productive. I know and understand your voice!
Over the years I've taken voice lessons to improve core skills. Not all voice teachers are the same! I started with Ms. Rapanan’s group class just to check out her skills and style of teaching. I discovered a truly great teacher who integrates her long-earned breadth and depth (classical to pop) styles of singing into her teaching methods. This is rare! I truly enjoyed her challenging and inspiring me to push my limits. And, she's fun to work with. She has a high-energy positive teaching style. Maybe what I like most is that she personalized my lessons; taking into account my particular voice, style, and, limitations/strengths. I have not found these teaching attributes elsewhere; knowledgeable with great command. Since she is a serious -but loads of fun- teacher, I totally endorse her for serious and committed students.Jan 23, 2019Vocal Studios of Victoria Rapanan's reply
Tom, I love witnessing the progress you have made since starting with my Basics class and moving on to private lessons. When the teacher and student click, wonderful things happen!
There is too much to say for this little box. Victoria has already done so much for me. She is so encouraging to me as a beginner and so personable. On top of being an excellent teacher, it's clear that she has vast experience and knowledge in vocal performance across genres. I am so looking forward more lessons with Victoria!Feb 16, 2019VerifiedVocal Studios of Victoria Rapanan's reply
Thank you so much, Leah! I love working with singers like you - open, positive and serious about learning!
I really enjoyed my first lesson and the progress we made already. Looking forward to more!Feb 26, 2019VerifiedVocal Studios of Victoria Rapanan's reply
Thank you, Jordan! It is always exciting to hear progress so quickly, and in your case, at the first lesson!
Victoria is very professional, knowledgeable and takes the time to truly customize each lesson. She makes sure to balance detailed work along with her students’ song to make sure lessons are fun and effective!Jun 8, 2019VerifiedVocal Studios of Victoria Rapanan's reply
Thank you, Alice! I enjoy working with you and look forward to witnessing your continued growth!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing is commensurate with the quality of my training, experience, and what I have to offer students. We generally go overtime for the first lesson. Initial 10 minute complimentary phone consultation available, if requested. 1 hour - $100 45 min - $80 30 min - $55 I also offer extremely affordable group classes, making the highest quality training accessible to all.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We set up a first lesson where we determine if we are a good fit. I ask a new student to prepare a song that is comfortable and to bring a more challenging song that he/she might like to work on. I prescribe vocal exercises based on his/her individual needs. I give the students a complete assessment of their singing and show how I can help them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?*BA degree, voice - CA State Univ, graduate work in New York, Italy and Spain *40 years of studying voice - classical and cross-training in popular styles *Voiceworks training (Lisa Popeil) *Levels I, II and III of Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri method at the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University *Estill Voice International - Levels 1 and 2 *Member, past President/Vice President - National Assn of Teachers of Singing, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter