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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 ;)
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.
I have had four lessons with Juan Carlos Zepeda, with sessions divided into voice lessons and music skills (intervals, timing, etc.). Juan Carlos has a way of demystifying how the voice works (head and chest voice, placement, etc.). Each session clears something away and my understanding of the mechanics of it all is increasing. Juan Carlos has a beautiful singing voice, plays piano, and is both very kind and approachable. I highly recommend him.
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!! :)
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. :)
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.
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
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!
We started with Dan a couple months ago, he is teaching my 8yo daughter guitar. She had no previous experience with guitar or music. It has always be so hard to have her stick to anything but this time she is always looking forward to her next lesson. If you will ask her what she thinks of Dan, she would say:"He is amazing" Dan is a professional, with a great personality and a huge amount of patience to teach my very distracted child. She is learning! Dan's lessons are structured and adapted to her. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone.
Our 13 year old daughter has absolutely loved her singing lessons with Liz over the past year! Liz is consistently bright and positive while advancing our daughter's singing abilities on many levels. We also enjoyed seeing Liz perform in a bilingual musical play for children. We attended with parents, and kids from ages 7 to 17, and we all loved the experience and Liz's impressive singing and acting. Great job, Liz!
Marla is a wonderful teacher. I was looking for someone who specializes in classical vocal training and she was perfect. I've had 4 lessons so far and am learning a lot about the mechanics of proper diaphragm usage, placements in order to produce the ideal sound. One thing to remember about learning any instrument (and yes, your voice is an instrument!) is that you won't master it overnight or even over the course of a couple of months. It takes time, practice, and perseverance. So far Marla has been an excellent teacher and I look forward to continue working with her.
She has improved my singing abilities a lot after only a short period of time. The lessons are always fun and productive.
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.
Ben's a great, knowledgable and fun vocal coach that really caters to your needs, and then broadens your potential to things you never thought you could do. As a 21 year old male trying to be a pop/rock singer, in just a few short lessons he helped my range, breath support and overall tone improve drastically. Highly recommended if you're looking for good results quickly in improving your singing voice.
My 10 year old daughter has been taking voice lessons from Wendy. She is kind, patient and extremely professional. She is very experienced and knows how to subtly nudge her students into doing the best they can. My daughter loves her voice lessons and looks forward to them every week.
Anna provided a tremendous singing lesson for my wife and I! Thanks Anna!
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
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!!
Autumn houses her lessons with a great atmosphere that promotes being comfortable, learning about your own voice and vocal topics alike, and simply having fun as she helps you find your own voice. As a student of hers, I can honestly say I have never seen such progress in my own voice like I have since I started working with Autumn. When I enter each lesson I feel relaxed, excited, and in sync with my voice. She has a vast knowledge of the most essential techniques, styles, tones, and much more, especially in the world of classical music and the vocal machine in general, but believe me, she can apply vocal techniques and styles to many different kinds of music. She relates to your questions and singing through her own experience and what she hears from other vocalists, giving you many perspectives to relate your feelings to while singing, really helping you identify and dial in a certain feeling you may have while singing, or being given a very helpful analogy or physically painted picture using your body to help you find your voice. Without Autumn's strong dedication, passion, knowledge, and upbeat attitude about singing and music, many of my questions would be unanswered and I honestly would be nowhere near the point in my progressing singing that our hard work has brought me now. Rest assured, Autumn Allee will not back down from a challenge and make sure everything becomes clear to you, your questions are answered, and new skills are gained through first hand experience. Not to mention she has a beautiful voice! I'd give her 8 stars if I could!
I've been taking singing lessons with Cherie for about a year. I've always wanted to perform at open mics and maybe start a band but I knew I had some work to do before feeling confident. So I started singing lessons with Cherie to help prepare me for performance but we also spent a lot of time growing my voice. I realized I had a much bigger range than I'd thought. BTW - I'm also a beginner guitarist and we sometimes have guitar lessons too. She's a great guitarist and singer. So I really feel like she's the best out there for that type of work. If you want to not only work on your voice but learn how to perform and have a fun time in general - I'd book Cherie for lessons. She's a pro :-)
I had a great experience learning with Noelle. It was my first time ever taking any kind of singing lessons - she was very encouraging and helped a lot in improving my confidence with singing. She is also very meticulous and structured which I liked about her approach.