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  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Emily M.
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I've done 4 lessons with Ben so far and it's been great! He is a super warm and energetic person that gets me excited about my voice and growing my abilities! And I definitely feel that my singing has improved in this short time period with his help. I would definitely recommend him to others.

  • 15 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Claire T.
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Anne is truly delightful as a voice teacher and a person ~ funny, sweet, and EXTREMELY knowledgeable and experienced in vocal training/music. Her studio ~ Interval: The Next Step ~ truly is an all-service vocal gym which works both the physical and mental aspects of voice and performance. Initially Anne started me on a range of different and effective exercises to strengthen and tone my voice ~ just as one would for muscles in the gym! Some of these included: "Vocalise" (voice + exercise), sustaining tones, projecting, as well as using body movement and facial expression to encourage and enhance the sound. In addition to breathing and body position, I had no idea one's voice could be so heavily influenced by the mouth and neck position. To continue my music education Anne has taught me about theory, rhythm, music history and basic composition, everything from sight reading, to basic note recognition (for which she has a fun flash card game). Although I had taken piano lessons as a child, I had not studied music since then. Anne was able to take my basic knowledge and expand upon it /fill in the gaps to give me a solid base on which to build a true vocal style of my own. Anne's teaching style is hands on, direct and thorough. She not only knows her subject inside out but is able to cater her teaching style to suit me and my needs, interests, and goals. She explains everything in detail so I know the background of why I am doing something and that helps me remember and correct it if it is wrong. Every lesson is different and she almost always has something new to teach me or a new exercise to embark on. It also doesn't hurt that she herself has an amazing voice so that is very inspirational for me during my lessons. She is very warm and makes me feel really comfortable ~ amazing considering I had never sang in front of anyone before. Because of her demeanor I am not even embarrassed when I am out of tune! After less than 3 months my range has now expanded a full octave! My technique has improved, and I am beginning to stage mini "performances" for Anne to critic in preparation for what I have planned. Not only am I sounding exceedingly better but I am actually finding it easier to sing! Thank you, Anne!

Valerie Williams
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    Thibault T.
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    I wanted to get acting and singing lessons, mostly for myself and to be able to perform within my family and friends. Valerie helped me reach the confidence and skill level that I was looking for, all this with great enthusiasm and fun activities!


    We have intervals in our lives and intervals of music. With each step, be patient with yourself. Each person has his/her own gifts yet to be discovered. You may begin with piano and find, with much excitement, you can write songs, or would you love to sing in musicals, opera, or choral groups or sing leads in theatre productions? Perhaps playing the violin in an orchestra will pluck your heart strings? How about guitar, strumming in a band, singing and accompanying for a church choir or just want to play great songs. Whatever the instrument or style (classical, sacred, jazz, musical theatre and popular), let us explore together what your talents can add to your life and those around your world. At Interval, our professional coach has an extensive background in music and drama. A member of the Music Teacher Association of California, National Association of Composers USA, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), our intuitive, talented coach is a published songwriter and a recording artist. She will guide you along your new adventure, help unfold your goals, and make your hopes a reality -- one interval at a time. Our music and drama school is a peaceful environment, where you can focus, be listened to, embraced and accepted for wherever you are along your journey. You are welcome to make your next step into "Interval!"

    • 3 years in business

    My work stands out from others, because I teach in a personalized style for each student. I maintain a professionalism in class along with a sense of encouragement and positivity.


    Want to be a sought-after actor someday? Trust this personable professional and let her help you out. She offers fun-filled acting training services specially tailored to the clients' needs and preferences.

    • 6 years in business

    Nicole offers performing arts lessons for children and adults. Aside from theater lessons, she also offers dance fitness training programs for individuals and small groups.

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