Claudia Carawan is simply the best. She is very thorough in her approach and explains both theory and application in a very straight forward manner. She combines technical practice with real life application and works toward developing your own voice to its fullest extent. Very professional. I find there is a nice mix between working on scales and vocal techniques combined with singing and working on actual songs (of my choice!!) makes the lesson go by very smoothly and you walk away with more confidence and more ability. The setting is comfortable, the space is very open for creativity and Claudia is an extremely encouraging type of teacher/coach - she is very positive and continually reinforces in a very positive manner - this is most helpful. She is very experienced and this is obvious in her coaching as she can draw on so many past experiences and has a broad depth of musical references to draw from (e.g. jazz, R&B, rock, soul, country, etc.) - she understands how to draw out the best in your voice and gives a very solid foundation that you can grow from and continually develop from for years to come. The best!!!