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Barbara Tobler

San Diego, CA 92130
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Barbara Tobler is a soprano soloist who offers lessons in singing technique to learners from her home studio in San Diego. She has been teaching music for over 20 years, and her lessons for children, teens, and adults help students discover their singing voices. The lessons are suitable for people seeking music skills for personal enjoyment, those preparing for auditions, and even for performers preparing for a stage performance. Barbara has classical lyric coloratura soprano training and has performed in opera, cabaret, musical theater, oratorio, and jazz music shows in the United States, Europe, and China.

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Chula Vista Academy of Music & Dance

Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Chula Vista Academy of Music & Dance opened in 1980 to provide dance and music lessons for learners in Chula Vista. Music lessons are offered for guitar, piano, voice, brass, drums, violin, and woodwinds. Since starting out as a small studio, the music and dance school has steadily grown and is proud to have provided lessons to over 6,000 learners to date. The dance studio is fitted with custom vinyl composite floors for comfort and protection. The classes are limited to a maximum of 20 learners, so individual students can get enough attention from instructors.

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Eileen Troberman

Encinitas, CA 92024
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Eileen Troberman provides lessons in the Alexander Technique for performing arts students and professionals in Encinitas. The technique has been proven to work in preventing injuries, expanding range and motion, managing stress, increasing energy and calmness, correcting posture, and in improving breathing capacity for performers and athletes. Eileen is a renowned and certified teacher and instructor who has taught the Alexander Technique in private lessons, at colleges and universities, and businesses for over 31 years. She has even taught the members of the world famous Cirque Du Soleil.

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Katarzyna Sadej

San Diego, CA 92108
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Katarzyna Sadej is a mezzo-soprano offering voice lessons in San Diego. Katarzyna was born in Poland and offers lessons that train students for breath support, posture, diction, resonance, and other vocal elements from her private studio in San Diego. Katarzyna has given voice lessons including masterclasses in Colombia, Serbia, Montenegro, and at the University of Mississippi over the past 12 years. The accomplished mezzo-soprano specializes in recitals but has performed internationally in concerts, opera productions, chamber music, and oratorio shows. She will debut with both the LA Opera and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra in 2017.

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Kids Theater Network

San Diego, CA 92150
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The Kids Theater Network provides vocal, musical theater, dramatic, and dance performance lessons to learners in San Diego. The children's theater program combines the art forms of singing, dancing, and acting into one comprehensive package that provides learners with a foundation for many career opportunities. The organization has produced students who have won three National Youth Awards and others who have been nominated in 25 categories. The founder of Kids Theater Network is a professional performer who has performed with the San Francisco and North Bay Opera houses.

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La Jolla Music

La Jolla, CA 92037
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La Jolla Music has been offering music lessons since 1980. Lessons are offered for guitar, banjo, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, voice, drums, percussion, jazz, and music theory. The company also offers month-to-month rentals for band and orchestra music instruments for beginner and intermediate students. To incentivise new learners, La Jolla Music offers the first lesson free for all new learners.

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Leslie Ann Leytham

San Diego, CA 92116
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Leslie Ann Leytham is a mezzo-soprano who offers intermediate and advanced singing classes to music students in San Diego. Lessons in the intermediate class focus on areas like breath control, posture, and voice production. Advanced learners will work on expressive articulation and building musicianship skills such as rhythm, note reading, harmony, phrasing, and dynamics. In both classes, students will play a concert at the end of the course. Leslie has a Doctor of Music degree in contemporary music performance. Apart from her music teaching and singing, Dr. Leytham is also known for her work as a composer, actor, director, and writer.

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Meghann Welsh

San Diego, CA 92103
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Meghann Welsh is a classically trained soprano providing voice lessons to music learners in San Diego. Her lessons provide students with skills for breath support, posture, tension-free voice production, register blending, articulation, placement and resonance, and vocal agility. Meghann's learners are also trained for song interpretation, projection, diction, and stage presence. She has a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from San Francisco State University. Meghann has performed with Karl Berger, Happy Traum and Jim Kweskin, and Grammy winners Susan Narucki and Kamau Kenyatta.

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Nick Weiss

San Diego, CA 92110
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Nick Weiss offers music lessons for learners of all ages including the disabled. Nick is a professional musician who has been performing since he was 15. He has taught music since the age of 18 while doing his music studies through Roosevelt University's Music Conservatory program. Nick offers lessons in bass, guitar, music theory, ukulele, and voice. When he is not teaching, Nick plays ukulele and guitar at weddings, parties, and other events. He is also a DJ who provides microphone setups, specialty lighting, boutique sound system, master of ceremony, and live music services at different events.

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Pitch Michael

San Diego, CA 92128
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Pitch Michael is professional musician and music teacher working in San Diego. Pitch has a music degree from Berklee College of Music and has been giving guitar, voice, and piano lessons for the past five years. He has become an accomplished performer whose repertoire includes yesteryear classics by artists like Frank Sinatra and current hitmakers like Ed Sheeran. Besides performing other artists songs, Pitch has also published his own music and has several albums to his name. He has even written jingles for a San Diego radio show.

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San Diego Music Coach

Encinitas, CA 92024
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The San Diego Music Coach offers voice, piano, and beginner ukulele lessons in Encinitas. The company's founder has been teaching music to all ages since 1998. She is a trained professional who holds a Master of Music degree in which she specialized in music conducting. She has performed in Italy and the US including at the Symphony Hall in San Diego. The music coach's varied teaching experience includes courses in music technology and conducting for choirs and bands, community groups, and middle, high school, and university students. She directs several chorus groups in San Diego including The San Diego County Tremble Clefs which provides therapeutic singing for Parkinson's disease sufferers.

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The Singer’s Workshop

La Jolla, CA 92038
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The Singer's Workshop provides musical entertainment at corporate conventions and private parties, as well as vocal music instruction classes in La Jolla. All new students are required to undergo private voice analysis to identify weaknesses and strengths before they can enroll in private or group classes that are determined by a student's ability. Classes are available for beginner to advanced level students. Three times every year, the workshop conducts some classes in France.

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Triple Threat Youth Mentors

San Diego, CA 92104
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Triple Threat Youth Mentors was established in 2003 to provide youth mentorship services in San Diego through performing arts education. The organization seeks to build confidence, inspire excellence, foster talent, and promote a lifelong appreciation of the arts in the youths it trains. Triple Threat invites experienced performers and professional instructors to masterclasses and summer camps where they share their skills and experience with learners. The organization does not charge fees but encourages the youths who benefit from its programs to make donations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Singing lessons teach individuals of all ages and skill levels how to express their voices musically. Vocal coaches typically provide one-one-one lessons and small group sessions, and chorale directors work with large groups of singers of varying vocal ranges. Voice lessons help seasoned singers build their ranges and strengthen their voices, and they provide beginning singers with the basic tools needed to carry tunes and work up through the vocal scales.


Vocal lessons consist of voice warm-ups, breath work, and song rehearsals for performances and auditions. Voice lessons that teach speech-level singing techniques also include some forms of speech therapy, and some coaches stick to specific genres or types of singing, such as musical theater and opera.

What do singing lessons do?

Singing lessons help new and seasoned singers and performers expand their vocal ranges, learn new singing methods, and build overall confidence when performing in front of audiences. Taking lessons from a professional coach also helps students learn proper enunciation, tone, and singing techniques to prevent vocal strain.

What do you learn in voice lessons?

In voice lessons, students learn how to sing a variety of genres in multiple vocal ranges. Vocal coaches help singers build confidence in their voices and the art of performing. Coursework can vary, but singing lessons generally include practicing scales, learning vocal exercises, and rehearsing and performing complete songs.

What are singing lessons like?

While the subject matter of singing lessons can vary, in general, a singing lesson consists of a student meeting with a teacher and performing vocal exercises based on the teacher's assessment of the student's voice. During a singing lesson, a student may also practice performance pieces under the guidance of the teacher or coach.

How do voice lessons work?

During voice lessons, students typically start the session with their coach with vocal warm-ups such as scales, lip trills where the lips are pursed while sound comes out, and speaking exercises to open up the voice. If a student has a song they need to rehearse, they may work on it with their coach during some point of the session.

What age should someone start voice lessons?

On average, most children are considered mature enough to take vocal lessons around age 7. However, children as young as toddlers can take music and voice lessons. Children's voice lessons often focus on simple vocal exercises and techniques, and vocal coaches also help children prepare for auditions where singing is required.

Can adults take singing lessons?

Adults of all ages can take singing lessons. Singing lesson options for adults include private, one-on-one coaching for auditions and performances, beginning singing lessons to learn common vocal techniques, singing lessons offered at community colleges, singing workshops, and chorale instruction.

Am I too old to take voice lessons?

You are never too old to take voice lessons. Whether taking singing lessons for pleasure or to pursue a musical career, there are always steps that can be taken to learn to sing, improve your vocal techniques, and learn to read music. Additionally, many music coaches offer courses that are exclusively for seniors.

Can voice lessons help a bad singer?

Voice lessons can help singers of all skill levels improve their voices within their specific abilities. However, there are some cases where students are unable to follow a tune because they naturally cannot hear themselves sing. Approximately 4% of the population is considered tone-deaf, which can be problematic and challenging for singers who are considered below average or "bad."

Do singing lessons work?

It is true that not everyone can carry a tune, which is sometimes referred to as tone-deaf. However, singing lessons can benefit students of all skill levels, whether the result is an understanding of music theory and a deeper appreciation for music or a standing ovation at a live performance.

Can you take voice lessons online?

Many vocal coaches offer online lessons for convenience and to reach students who may not be local to their areas. During an online voice lesson, students meet with instructors over platforms such as Skype or Zoom. They work virtually on everything from basic scales and vocal exercises to performance rehearsals, and payments can also be processed virtually for added convenience.

Can I develop a good singing voice without lessons?

There are ways to develop your voice without singing lessons that include practicing vocal scales, following online tutorials, and performing at open mics. However, professional voice teachers are extremely beneficial to those wanting to build their voices, as they are highly trained and educated. They can help you develop your voice without straining it, and they can provide the specific tools needed to expand your vocal range correctly.

Should I take singing lessons?

Taking singing lessons is a good idea if you are interested in becoming a professional singer or if you simply wish to strengthen your voice and improve your vocal range. If you are an experienced or professional singer, lessons can help with building endurance to hit challenging or high notes, as well as keep you in practice between singing gigs. Singing lessons also help people with stage fright build confidence.

How many singing lessons do I need?

The amount of singing lessons you need depends on what you specifically wish to achieve. For example, if you are auditioning for a musical and you're required to perform a full song, you may wish to take a few lessons prior to the audition to ensure you have the song down. If you're interested in strengthening your voice and improving your range, you may consider signing up for weekly ongoing lessons.

How much are voice lessons?

On average, vocal coaches charge in 15-minute, 30-minute, and 60-minute increments, with costs that range between $10 to $300 or more per session. Many music schools offer scholarships that provide a certain number of lessons at no charge or discounted rates, and students may also be able to sign up for vocal lessons through community colleges.

Do professional singers take voice lessons?

Some professional singers have extensive vocal training in their backgrounds. Current available information states that Ed Sheeran is believed to be a self-taught singer. Freddie Mercury took several years of piano lessons, but by all accounts was a self-taught vocalist. It is not known if Christina Aguilera took singing lessons, but she started singing at a very young age. Billie Eilish began singing in choir when she was 8, and she took instrumental music lessons.

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