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Seasoned Voice Teacher specializing in singers of all levels
Rashida B.

2,777 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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Rashida B.'s Photo

Seasoned Voice Teacher specializing in singers of all levels
Seasoned Voice Teacher specializing in singers of all levels
Rashida B.

2,777 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,777 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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 cancellation/reschedule at least 24 hours before a scheduled lesson or 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.

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Authentic

Very real teacher, authentic as they come and the first person with good knowledge of what music is. Hard to find, keep her.

Ashim, 42 lessons with Rashida

Wonderful Teacher!

I learned so much so quickly and she has an interesting and unique perspective on vocal techniques that I did not expect. A breath of fresh air truly! My favorite part was learning about the use of breath in supporting the voice vs the diaphragm and the psychological root of relaxation and vocal technique. Rashida also has a lovely persona and makes learning fun and easy for her students.

Angie, 3 lessons with Rashida

Highly professional and inspiring

Rashida clearly is a highly trained and experienced singer with tons of knowledge under her belt which she brought to the session in a very understandable manner that made it relevant, useful, and really interesting. It was the perfect mix of practical information which I understood really quickly because of how she taught, and at the same time it was fun. I was nervous at first but I very quickly relaxed because of how effective Rashida's feedback was and how encouraging she was about my progress through the exercises. I also like that she was very specific about what the "homework" was which was really manageable and then I knew what to practice. Thank you, Rashida!

Nina, 7 lessons with Rashida

Excellent teacher

Very patient and thinks outside the box on how to explain things. Would definitely recommend Rashida to anyone wanting lessons.

Kevin, 42 lessons with Rashida

Great lesson!

Rashida made me feel comfortable as I feel nervous when I sing in front of people. She shared some great technique and feedback! I look forward to the next session!

NICHOLE, 7 lessons with Rashida

Excellent teacher!!!

I’m loving lessons with Rashida. She is amazingly talented and a great teacher. Very interesting lady. I’ve learned so much in my first 3 lessons and can allready see improvement.

Heather, 13 lessons with Rashida

The Most Lovely Tutor!!

Rashida is an absolute angel to work with!!! I started lessons with her to begin preparing for college admissions and she was nothing short of wonderful! In the past I had always had trouble choosing a song for an audition that I really felt showed off my voice, but with her help we chose one that I was thrilled about and worked through it in detail allowing me to feel confident going into my auditions. I had never felt so prepared and sure of myself before going into an audition than when I had after working with Rashida. Rashida understands what your own specific needs are for your unique voice. She is very knowledgeable on the subject of vocal health, and we focused a lot of breathing and how important it is when it comes to using your voice. Another important lesson she taught me is that singing is supposed to feel comfortable because it is so natural. She is extremely encouraging and is a teacher who wants to see her students succeed and do well. Not only did she feel like a mentor to me during this time but also a friend and someone who I could put my complete trust into. I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunity to get to know, work, and learn under someone as lovely as her.

Domenica, 13 lessons with Rashida

best tutor ever !

Is always a joy to work with her ! And I always understand what she is talking about . Every class I learn something new

Camilo, 12 lessons with Rashida

Amazing Teacher!

Ms. Rashida is an amazing teacher who gives me great advice on how to sing with proper breathing techniques. She makes me feel comfortable while singing and always encourages me to do my best and have fun in the lessons!

Maali, 6 lessons with Rashida
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