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Rachel A.

Voice Teacher for Jazz, Pop, Punk, & Rock Singers

Voice Teacher for Jazz, Pop, Punk, & Rock Singers

$55/hour

About Rachel


Bio

I love teaching and I love singing! I'm a listener, and love bringing a fun and creative tone to my lessons while teaching the highest level of healthy technique and style. My students are usually focused on a goal: singing for fun or meditative purposes, going for auditions or performances, and recording and touring at a professional level. They've appeared on multiple stages around the world, including as a finalist on The Voice (Ireland). I taught voice and performance for several years at...

I love teaching and I love singing! I'm a listener, and love bringing a fun and creative tone to my lessons while teaching the highest level of healthy technique and style. My students are usually focused on a goal: singing for fun or meditative purposes, going for auditions or performances, and recording and touring at a professional level. They've appeared on multiple stages around the world, including as a finalist on The Voice (Ireland). I taught voice and performance for several years at a university in Europe, as well as in workshops with a lot of different community organisations.

I've studied the following voice and movement practices, too: Alexander Technique, Estill Voice Training, Speech Level Singing, Pop Vocals, Experimental Voice, Trigger Point Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Contemporary Dance.

By taking lessons with me, not only are you contributing to your own music-making, but you're essentially becoming a patron for me as I travel around writing music for commissions and doing shows. I love teaching online because I get to share the excitement of all of this with you!


Education

Mills College
Music

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: +$10 per person for group rates. 24 hours cancellation notice, up to 6 times a year. 1 month's notice to terminate lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Music

Music Theory,

Music Theory

Music theory isn't just about trying to remember numbers and intervals. It's also about listening and understanding what you're hearing and getting into the joy of music. Hit me up to chat more and let's do a consultation!
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I teach sight singing using basic exercises referring to the Solfege system of associating notes to sound. I have been teaching sight singing for 10 years to students of all ages. I use both material from sight singing books and also from British music examination systems. Usually I work at the student's level to teach both association of note with Solfege sound and also on recognizing note values.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

My background is in writing, singing, and playing guitar, having studied composition at the Open University in the UK and currently studying at Mills College in Oakland. I work with the student on pieces they may be writing, giving them help with chord and word choices. In addition, I teach writing exercises and chord progressions. For example, I may ask the student to try their phrases over different progressions by singing the notes of the chord.
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I have been teaching singing for 10 years in one-to-one and group settings, having been a voice and performance instructor both privately and at Queen's University Belfast (UK), the Institute of Contemporary Music, and the Oh Yeah Music Centre. I studied voice through the British Rockschool Exam series, Estill Voice Training, and with Christina Shewell, a speech therapist and author. I work with students at any level to understand good breath control, opening the throat, and good abdominal support. We also work on warm ups, voice and physical exercises, voice care, and song interpretation depending upon a student's level.

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Outstanding in all aspects of communication, professionalism, punctuality and expertise.

Rachel helped me with my voice. Communication, she took interest by asking questions before so when the lesson started we could go right to the point. Started on time. Very professional in helping set up and the way of teaching and making sure to understand what and how to go about the lesson. Expert in and knowledgeable in the subject which helped me right away. I look forward for her lessons and highly recommend.

Moshe, 2 lessons with Rachel

Knowledgeable, fun, and compassionate tutor

Rachel taught me soooo much that I have never heard before from any choir teacher, music director, or anything like that. She is fun, entertaining, great to laugh with, and fun to work with. Extremely easy going. She also does research and tries to find you what you need. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants a knowledgeable voice coach. 10 stars!

Jaclene, 6 lessons with Rachel
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$55/hour

Rachel A.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Rachel

Response time: 5 hours