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Rashida B.

Seasoned Voice Teacher specializing in singers of all levels

Seasoned Voice Teacher specializing in singers of all levels

$50/hour

  • 1,607 hours tutoring

About Rashida


Bio

Hi there,

Are you a young singer who’s trying to find your own voice? Maybe you’re an intermediate singer who just hasn’t been able to reach the next level of vocal technique. Even if you are an experienced artist who has sung for many years but might need to refresh yourself on the fundamentals, you’ve come to the right place.

I have studied and taught voice for over 15 years and I have extensive training and performance experience with pop, classical, gospel, jazz, and musical theater, as...

Hi there,

Are you a young singer who’s trying to find your own voice? Maybe you’re an intermediate singer who just hasn’t been able to reach the next level of vocal technique. Even if you are an experienced artist who has sung for many years but might need to refresh yourself on the fundamentals, you’ve come to the right place.

I have studied and taught voice for over 15 years and I have extensive training and performance experience with pop, classical, gospel, jazz, and musical theater, as well as art songs. I have a Bachelors of Music from Oberlin Conservatory and have performed all over the country in countless plays, musicals, gospel choirs and have toured overseas in 4 European countries with well known and independent artists.

I’m accepting all levels of students from beginner to advanced. My lessons are highly individualized towards a student’s learning style, vocal abilities, and level of comprehension. My teaching strategy involves assessing your learning and studying styles, addressing your short-term and long-term goals and your vocal ability with you to create a workable action plan which will help empower an individual towards success. I want to work with students who are interested in learning not only how to sing using proper vocal technique, no matter the genre, but who truly want to fully express themselves through music.

I have worked with students age 14 to 18, young adults age 19 to 25, as well as established artists age 35+. I focus on healthy singing that is suitable for every distinct age group, along with methods to help with growth and consistent vocal technique. I also specialize in dramatic work and audition practice for those who are working professionally or preparing for a career in music. I am a firm believer that proper technique and thoughtful vocal maintenance is the key to to creating longevity and overall vocal health and strength. I strive to address any feelings of tension, anxiety or stress with compassion because my students' comfort is very important to me. If there i


Education

Oberlin College
Voice Performance

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: All lessons are conducted online. Please notify me of a cancellation/reschedule at least 24 hours before a scheduled lesson, or a cancellation fee equal to lesson cost will be charged.
  • 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

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have taught Ear Training for over 10 years. Hearing and identifying pitches is not always as easy as it seems. It requires a good ear and good relative pitch. While perfect pitch is rare, almost anyone can be taught to improve their musical hearing and learn how to identify when they are singing sharp, flat or off key. My goal is always to empower and enlighten my students so that they can sing with great confidence and proficiency.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I have been writing songs since I was a freshmen is high school. Songwriting is one of the intimate forms of self expression and should be treated as such. Because it is so personal, students must be made to feel completely at ease especially when they aren't as confident about their abilities. I make sure that my correction is always constructive and compassionate. When a student looks at me with a sense of understanding or has that "Aha moment" , that is one of the greatest rewards of being a teacher.
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I received my BA in Voice Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, have performed several musical genres from classical to rock and having sung in 6 different languages including German, French and Italian, I am an artist, singer and vocal technique expert. I want my students to enjoy the process of learning proper breath support, tonal resonance, good posture, and dramatic interpretation and performance skills. Music has been a life long passion for me and it is also one of the greatest gifts that's ever been given to me. Now I'm here to share that gift with all of you.

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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Great first lesson

Ms. Rashida was very patient with me as I was setting up my lesson and having trouble connecting and joining the class. She was very knowledgeable about our breathing techniques and learning how to sing properly. She was very patient with me as I was a little bit nervous which made me very comfortable working with her. I enjoyed our first class together and I look forward to our future classes together. She is also a Philly Native which I love!!!

Kenesha, 1 lesson with Rashida

Knowledgeable & very patient.

Rashida is an excellent voice specialist. She educated me on proper breathing technique and building confidence . She was very knowlegeable about gospel music and music in general. I enjoyed my first lesson.

Koshie, 2 lessons with Rashida

Very knowledgeable

From the start I realized that Rashida is a real professional. I’ve heard for years that in order to sing well a person must sing from the diaphragm. Rashida informed me this is incorrect and she explained why. I believe I’m in good hands😏

Tony, 2 lessons with Rashida

The Best Teacher

This was a great lesson, not only did she give good pointers, but she also had the best personality. I look forward to continuing my lessons, I feel like there is a lot of potential!

Zaydn, 1 lesson with Rashida

Knowledgeable Teacher

Rashida was the perfect vocal coach to have my first singing lesson with. As a beginner, I didn't feel judged and she tried her best to make me feel comfortable. She helped me realize that I was singing from my throat and she gave me several vocal and breathing exercises to help me.

Zahra, 3 lessons with Rashida

extraordinary!

Since working with Rashida, I have felt my voice grow week by week. I am so grateful. I don’t know what else to say but, Thank You Rashida!

Donald, 9 lessons with Rashida

Excellent Tutor

Rashida is an excellent tutor. My granddaughter has shown improvement and confidence singing. Thank you Rashida for all you do!! Looking forward to many more lessons. Thank you.

Mattie, 7 lessons with Rashida

extraordinary!

Thank you Rashida, for the guidance that I much needed. Since teaching me I have felt myself come into my voice. You helped me so much and the progress I can more than hear but feel after every session.

Donald, 9 lessons with Rashida

Best vocal teacher ever

My daughter has been taking lessons with Ms. Rashida for the past 6 months and the control and tone my daughter has now is unbelievable. We have a good amount of vocal teachers, but Ms. Rashida cares her students and cares in their improvement. She ROCKS!!!!

Christopher, 19 lessons with Rashida
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Rashida B.

$50/hour

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Response time: 16 minutes