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The Singers Studio
The Singers Studio

The Singers Studio

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$30
starting cost


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Student age

It’s free, with no obligation to book

Introduction: PLEASE READ: In regards to COVID I am only offering Online Lessons via FaceTime, Zoom, Google Duo, and Skype until it’s safe to resume in-person lessons. Having been a student myself in the past I realize the value and importance of offering discounted packages that allow anyone to take advantage of the opportunity to learn how to sing and to work on their voice. I always taught online to students from as far as the U.K. to China to New York and San Francisco in addition to in-person lessons, and especially now with safety precautions in place I am encouraging students to try online lessons-they really work well-you will see results! I teach in the Bel Canto style of singing that focuses on beautiful singing and is designed to meet the individual needs of each singer. At the start we would focus on your learning to use the minimal amount of effort to gain your maximum result, and then learn how to manage that effort; using your breath properly and to your advantage; sing/belt high notes by applying a healthy, time-tested, proven vocal technique that allows you to manage your voice with ease & control and extend your vocal range. I will help you to find your key, prepare you to be excellent for that last minute audition, tryout, or performance,get you ready for the studio. I also work with people who just love to sing and want to do ace it at Karaoke! I will help you to discover, develop, and master your own vocal capabilities through learning the fundamentals which will enable you to gain the knowledge and technique to cope with the ever-growing music industry. We will focus on the type of music you like, figure out the right fit for your voice, taking into account your musical preferences. As a singer myself I am very aware of what singers of every level are looking to accomplish, and through my own knowledge and study of the voice I look forward to helping each singer achieve a solid vocal technique that will continue to grow and have you singing at your Vocal Best!
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13 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Nick J.

Singing Lessons

Richard is a great teacher and coach. You can tell he really cares about his students and is generous with his time. I have been taking lessons with him to improve my speaking voice and he has been teaching me how to improve my breath and my tone towards both speaking and singing. Highly recommended!
Nov 12, 2020
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Bree S.

Singing Lessons

I started vocal training when I was about seven years old, maybe younger. And I took private lessons from 5th grade until I graduated high school. I went 6 years with absolutely nothing and then decided to try private lessons again because I miss singing. In just 5 lessons, Richard has improved exponentially upon what all of those teachers and directors were able to produce from me over 10 years. Richard has really broken down for me the fundamentals of singing, how it works, how different things can feel and how it should feel. And he’s really taken the pressure off and allowed me to just enjoy singing and the things my voice can do. The lessons are easy, anyone can do them. He gives you really simple three or four note scales to do and explains everything. If you’re a visual learner like I am, Richard will be perfect for you, he explains everything with fun visualizations and he’ll keep giving you different suggestions until you find something that clicks. In barely any lessons at all, my voice has become brighter, clearer, prettier and most importantly, I understand why, and how to get it there every single time I sing. Richard is so kind, so much fun and really positive. I encourage everyone who wants to sing, whether professionally or just because they love it, to give Richard a try.
Nov 11, 2020
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Jennifer N.

Singing Lessons

WONDERFUL, PHENOMENAL, SUPPORTIVE TEACHER! I started my lessons with Rich over a year ago. I came to him with little experience, without technique and at the same time experiencing a sore and hoarse voice during singing. I knew I loved to sing and had some pieces of the puzzle but was unable to put them together. Some key things I've learned over the past year is to open up my voice, supportive breathing, blend voices and even went up two octaves, something I thought was never possible. From the beginning, he's shown patience, set clear and attainable goals which I've reached quickly! When I have trouble hitting notes, he never says anything negative and gently encourages ways to work my voice using technique. He tailors the lesson to me, allows me to pick and choose the music I want to learn and does not follow a "method" or standard voice lessons that many teachers ask students to go by. In addition, he introduces me to a variety of genres in order to expand my repertoire. With the strong foundation Rich has provided, I'm now saving my voice, started developing proper technique and hear and feel myself improving with each lesson. Whether you’ve a beginner, need to brush up on skills or a professional I highly encourage you to try a lesson with Rich.
Sep 9, 2020
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Bob M.

Singing Lessons

Richard is a great guy. He got right back to me with all my options and pricing. I have noticed right away a boost in the power of my voice after just a couple lessons. Very easy to talk to and uses great analogies to understand the concepts. Very happy with the lessons.
Apr 11, 2021
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Jaelyn N.

Singing Lessons

I’ve been working with Richard for the past month or so, and my voice has really improved exponentially! He is really kind and will help you feel at ease, especially if you’re nervous to sing in front of people! He is also super flexible and has been so easy to work with. I would 100% recommend him!
Dec 28, 2020
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Richard Gill

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I do offer a special rate for any students signing up for 5-8 lessons at a time

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    After listening to their voice and identifying their specific needs and goals, I will focus on what they are looking to make happen, and collectively we will put together a plan to accomplish their goals using a healthy proven approach encompassing a combination of time-tested vocal exercises, concepts, and music that will have the new student singing with control,confidence, and ease!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I grew up in a musical environment, my mother being a classical pianist, my brother and sister playing instruments and performing in bands. I have played piano since I was a child, violin since I was 14 years old and performed with the Junior Philharmonic Orchestra of California in numerous celebrity concerts. I have written Pop/R&B music. I studied music and sang in choirs and as a soloist, as well as performed in many Musical Theater productions throughout High School. I have been awarded Scholarships and awards for singing, and auditioned and was accepted to the Vocal Department at California Institute of the Arts for Opera and Classical Music with an emphasis in Musical Theater. While there I studied with world-renowned artists from all over the world In every aspect of music from solfeggio and ear training to being trained in various languages and coached on all styles of music. I demonstrate everything I ask my students to do vocally, and accompany students on the piano for scales and songs. I also can transpose music at sight into the student's key.

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