Private Singing Lessons In Person or via Zoom

Common confusion: The calendar does not take your payment. It is only a booking system for on-line lessons. Payment info sent in confirmation email.

In person lessons are held in my small studio at my home in Rohnert Park, CA.  For booking in-person lessons CONTACT ME.

FOUR PACK ZOOM SPECIAL - Weekly On-Line Lessons

$150 Weekly Special - Four Standard 45 minute on-line Lessons - 45 minute lessons, one per week. M-Sat ($188 value)

*You must have one lesson each week for the discount packages.  Four weeks in a row. You choose the date and time of each week Starting on Monday-Saturday.  No roll overs for unused, not booked or missed lessons. If you miss a week, it still counts as a lesson.

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What I love about Zoom Lessons

What I love about Zoom is that students are "mic-ed" which is more realistic on how someone sounds singing non-classical music. Even the computer mic is efficient. And the share screen option is priceless. I can play videos and such where it's easy to see and hear on the student's end. Plus I have students all over the US and in Ireland, England, Australia, and Croatia. And in my classes, people are meeting other people and starting to collaborate in co-writing originals, people who might never have met otherwise. Very exciting!

Open M-Sat 12:05-9 pm PT based on availability. No lessons on Sundays. 

48 hour (2 days)notice required to cancel. If you are late or if you don't show up, you still pay for the full time as if you were there.

For on-line lessons:

  • Step 1: Book on-line to save your time slot.
  • Step 2: Pay. Venmo, Credit Card, or PayPal after the booking.
  • Step 3: Click the Zoom link on the date and time of your booking 

For in person lessons: 

How do I pay for my lesson?

You can pay for your lessons via Venmo (preferred) or cash in person. Or credit card with a small transaction fee. Info will be on the confirmation email once you book a lesson. 

What to expect at a lesson

At your first lesson, I will begin with a brief discussion about any prior vocal training you may have had (if any,) your vocal goals, and any additional questions. Then I will do a simple vocal evaluation via specific exercises and teach you basic vocal anatomy and terminology with audio or visual examples when needed.

Next, I will have you sing part of a song you already know, see what is working and give you some out of the box instruction. Be forewarned, you will be making some silly ugly noises that sound nothing like singing. Trust me, it is all part of the process. And it's a lot more effective than hours of boring classical scales. 

Follow up lessons depend entirely on your goals and needs. I rarely do any type of scales exercises or warmups during the lesson unless I think it will help you. We mostly work on songs, make weird noises, and laugh a lot. You will be surprised on what fast results you will get with my unusual approach. By the end of each lesson, you will hear and feel a difference. And in just a few weeks, you will be surprised by the amount of improvement.  I promise!  It will be fun!

Come with a song you already know, perhaps one you struggle with. You can sing without music, or with a karaoke version, or if you play an instrument you can accompany yourself. You can record the lesson to have something to practice with and track your progress. 

Singing Lessons Held On-line

Unlike in person lessons where I need to allow 15 minutes between students for parking, traffic, or coming and going at the door,with Zoom there is barely any down time since you are just a click away.  I pass that non-wasted time back to you as a 20% discount for choosing a Zoom lesson. Easier on me, cheaper for you! And you don't have to be in northern California!

I also do on-line group Singing Classes. Contact me for details.

Professional Vocal Evaluation

If you would like a vocal evaluation, provide me with a live video recording (or a link) and I will spend 30 minutes doing a professional vocal evaluation for you: what is going well, and what you can do to improve based on what I see and hear. Cost is the same as a Standard On-line Lesson. I'll send you a video review. 

Including:

  • Breath Management/Over-pushing or Lack of Air Flow
  • Pitch/Intonation
  • Diction/Pronunciation/Phrasing
  • Larynx Stability or Instability
  • Register Shifts/Control/Range
  • Over-compressing/Squeezing or Lack of Compression/Cord Closure
  • Resonance/Projection
  • Tongue, Jaw, Throat or Mouth Tension
  • Physical Body/Stage Presence
  • Soul/Interpretation/Authenticity
  • Stylistic Elements/Runs/Rasp/Onsets/Offsets

Gift Certificates

Know someone who loves to sing? Give them a unique gift of a professional voice lesson!

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What should you look for in a singing teacher?

I often have people ask me to sing something to see if I'm a good teacher. I have no problem doing that but....would you take your car to be fixed by an accomplished race car driver? Or would you rather have a great mechanic that keeps you running your best.

A good singing teacher is someone who is nurturing but not patronizing, and will tell you the truth without discouraging you. The goal is to help you sound the way you want, not the way they want, get positive results with clear instruction, and of course, feels joy in your success. Most of all they should provide a safe, fun place to create and grow.

Yeah, my Bitmogi looks exactly like me. HA!