Los Angeles Voice Teachers

 
Voice & Piano Teacher Lyusi Simon

Voice & Piano Teacher Lyusi Simon

Lyusi Simon

Lyusi Simon graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, and Voice Performance.

Lyusi started her music career as a drummer, but she felt truly passionate about voice and piano. During her studies at Berklee, she performed with originals and covers arranged for an acoustic set as well as for a 20-member band. 

Now Lyusi continues her career in Los Angeles as a singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and an educator. She wishes to bring her immense love for music and knowledge to her students.  


Guitar, Piano, Drum, Voice, & Bass Teacher Conrad Reeves

Guitar, Piano, Drum, Voice, & Bass Teacher Conrad Reeves

Conrad Reeves

Conrad Reeves is a professional guitarist, music educator, music producer, and audio engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the esteemed Oberlin Conservatory of Music, as well as his Performance Diploma from SAM College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Reeves offers teaching services for guitar, keyboard, vocals, songwriting, bass, drums, and music production. 

Reeves holds extensive teaching experience in many instruments and age ranges. He has been a faculty member at institutions such as Michigan State University CMSD, Detroit Institute of Music Education, and a secondary lessons instructor at Oberlin Conservatory. Reeves has had longtime students in the disciplines of guitar, piano, production, drum set, bass, and songwriting. His students have rave reviews for his encouraging and engaging teaching style.

Reeves is currently the guitarist for R&B legend Faith Evans, and has worked professionally as a guitarist for major acts such as Kierra Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, and many more. He has produced and mixed projects for many local artists in Detroit and Los Angeles.


Guitar & Voice Teacher Christopher Youmans

Guitar & Voice Teacher Christopher Youmans

Christopher Youmans

Chris is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Santa Cruz, CA. He started guitar lessons at age 5 and has an extensive background in traditional Bluegrass and Irish flat picking guitar, Jazz voice, and Pop songwriting/composition and guitar. Chris graduated with a B.A. in Music from UC Berkeley, where he studied Jazz Voice and Guitar. He is a recipient of the prestigious Eisner Prize at UC Berkeley for “creative achievement of the highest order in Music”.

In 2016 Chris released his debut album, ‘Make Things Right’, a project he spent two years writing, arranging, producing, and recording with a team of 40 musicians. He has toured the West Coast with his band, the Sound Agency, and as a back-up vocalist for a number of Los Angeles-based artists. For eight years, Chris has taught music across multiple genres in guitar, voice, songwriting, musicianship, harmony, and performance workshops to students of all ages. His philosophy is to teach within the framework of each student’s learning style, experience level, and musical interests. Chris is also a certified Power Yoga teacher and incorporates meditative elements of yoga into his music practicing methods.


Cello, Guitar, Voice, & Bass Teacher Arthur Smeall

Cello, Guitar, Voice, & Bass Teacher Arthur Smeall

Arthur Smeall

A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Arthur Smeall has been playing music all of his life. He started formal training on voice and cello at age five. Since then, he has picked up other instruments including guitar, bass, and drums. In 2012, Arthur was accepted and enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston. As a cello principal, Arthur studied under Eugene Friesen of the Paul Winter Consort, and Mike Block of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Arthur completed his Bachelor’s in Professional Music in May of 2016. Shortly after, Arthur released his first 6-track EP entitled Stuck in Space and Time, consisting of original compositions that he produced and recorded with his peers.

Arthur has lived in Los Angeles since October of 2016. He has sung in the bass section of the Angel City Chorale. He had a residency playing live cello weekly at the Urban Press Winery in Downtown Burbank. He regularly performs in Hollywood as a bassist with the rock band Cinema Patrol. He continues to work as a freelance session and live musician, and private instructor, while writing, producing, and performing his own music. Arthur’s passion for music runs deep because it is the most universal of all languages.


Piano & Voice Teacher Tyler Stein

Piano & Voice Teacher Tyler Stein

Tyler Stein

After graduating from New York University with a Bachelor’s of Vocal Performance Cum Laude, Tyler began performing professionally as a member of Actor’s Equity Association. In 2012, he was in consideration for Frankie Valli for the Chicago production of "Jersey Boys." His passion for film composing and education brought him to the West Coast after working as a hook singer for Hip Hop label, King’s Vision Entertainment and Michael Gilboe of Broadway Bullet.

Since then, he has served over 100 students as a voice and piano teacher, piano accompanist, stage and film director and specializes in working with youth students making their transitions into adult voices. Tyler teaches classical, rock, funk, pop piano, vocal jazz, pop, musical theater and vocal percussion styles. In 2015, he helped develop special needs arts programming with Arts4LA’s Activate Arts Leadership program, sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission. His work with adult with Autism at Inclusion Films produced the first film musical by and for the population, set to premiere on the COX cable networks in September set to his original music. A member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, Tyler’s film music has accompanied films at the Catalina Island Film Festival, Las Vegas Black Film Festival, and Ft. Worth Indie; in 2016, his music was nominated for best score at the Maverick Movie Awards. Tyler's Range: E2-G#5.


Voice Teacher Jean-Luc Piriou

Voice Teacher Jean-Luc Piriou

Jean-Luc Piriou

Jean-Luc Piriou is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Commercial Vocal Performance from the California State University of Los Angeles. He has studied voice since he was just 15 years old and has taught voice, piano, and composition to his students over the past three years. Jean-Luc can teach a wide variety of vocal stylings including, but not limited to: Pop, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Standards, French Repertoire, and Rock. 

Jean-Luc was born to French parents in Southern California and has been writing music for voice and piano since he was just 12 years old. He is currently in the process of recording his first two albums and he plays his original music around Los Angeles with his band. Jean-Luc is a devoted teacher and his students appreciate his ability to see the very best in them, working patiently and effectively to bring out their full musical potential. 


Jane Witzenburg

Voice, Piano, Ukulele & Guitar Teacher Jane Witzenburg

Voice, Piano, Ukulele & Guitar Teacher Jane Witzenburg

Jane Witzenburg is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and producer who recently graduated from CSU Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She has studied Jazz Theory, Classical & Contemporary Vocal Technique and is skilled in singing in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French. She began performing in Musical Theatre Productions at 5 years old and has performed alongside many industry professionals such as Miles Robinson, the drummer from the 5th Dimension, Mark Pender, the trumpet player from the Conan O'Brien Show and many more. 

Ms. Witzenburg is extremely passionate for passing the knowledge and love of music and quickly caters to the needs of each individual student, meeting them on their level.
 


Lauren Carter

Voice & Piano Teacher Lauren Carter

Voice & Piano Teacher Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter holds a Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music, Vocal Performance from University of Southampton, UK. She is an award-winning soprano and has crossed over as a recording artist. 

Lauren has been teaching voice in the Los Angeles metro area for five years, including positions on the faculty of AMDA, The French Conservatory of Beverly Hills and Music Nation in addition to running her own company, Lauren Carter Vocal Coaching. She coaches students of all style, age and level of ability from beginner to pro. 

Lauren's current singing engagements include a residency at San Manuel Casino and engagements El Camerata Singers of Long Beach. She is currently studying with Gabriel Vamvelscu who has performed several roles with LA Opera.

Lauren Carter holds a Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music, Vocal Performance from University of Southampton, UK. She is an award-winning soprano and has crossed over as a recording artist. 

Lauren has been teaching voice in the Los Angeles metro area for five years, including positions on the faculty of AMDA, The French Conservatory of Beverly Hills and Music Nation in addition to running her own company, Lauren Carter Vocal Coaching. She coaches students of all style, age and level of ability from beginner to pro. 

Lauren's current singing engagements include a residency at San Manuel Casino and engagements El Camerata Singers of Long Beach. She is currently studying with Gabriel Vamvelscu who has performed several roles with LA Opera.


Christy Knowings

Voice Teacher Christy Knowings

Voice Teacher Christy Knowings

Christy Knowings is an actress, vocalist, model, writer, dancer, director and comedian best known for her starring role on Nickelodeons' sketch comedy series All That.

During her time on the award winning program she worked closely with stars like Kenan Thompson (SNL), Nick Cannon (America's Got Talent) and Amanda Bynes (What I Like About You, The Amanda Show). Christy is also a recurring character on Sesame Street, alongside her Emmy-nominated twin brother Chris, a series regular who stars on the show. She has additionally been featured in many voice overs for cartoons and commercials and has tackled lead, complex character roles on stage.

Christy is an accomplished vocalist who writes using piano primarily. Her self-composed single, Being, was featured in the star-studded film Mother and Child. She has additionally spotlighted in various bands, spanning the musical spectrum (pop, classical, reggae, hip-hop, jazz, and soul).

Currently, Christy is working on her pop album to be released through Sony/Universal.


Lara Feinstein

Voice, Piano & Violin Teacher Lara Feinstein

Voice, Piano & Violin Teacher Lara Feinstein

Lara was introduced to the violin at the age of three and a half. Throughout her youth she played in orchestras and string orchestras, including performances at renowned venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. She participated in Chamber Music Courses, including summer courses with organizations such as Pro Corda. Lara studied the Suzuki method throughout her early years with violin teacher, Elizabeth Arnott. She took up the piano and voice by the age of eleven.

Going on to earn a Bachelor Degree in Music from The University of Southampton in Southampton, England, her degree spanned performance, composition and the history of music. Lara has taught at several music schools over the past five years and has guided both children and adult students in many aspects of their technique and performance in violin, piano and vocals, as well as preparation for recitals. She is passionate and driven in guiding each of her students to realize their full potential.


Mia Minichiello

Voice & Piano Teacher Mia Minichiello

Voice & Piano Teacher Mia Minichiello

Mia Minichiello is a songwriter with master craftsmanship of melodies and words. She has had major label, film and TV placements and her songs have been covered by artists in genres ranging from pop to Latin to Urban. 
Some of Mia's major label releases include Becky G (RCA/Kemosabe) and Lia Marie Johnson (Capitol). Recently, Mia wrote the theme song for DreamWorks Television Animation's series, "Trolls: The Beat Goes On," which debuted on Netflix in early 2018. Mia has had numerous placements in major motion pictures including "Leap!" starring Elle Fanning, and is included on the film's soundtrack alongside Sia and Carly Rae Jepsen. She has also had recurring songs in Freeform's hit television show "Pretty Little Liars" and CBS's "Under the Dome".

Before embarking on her career, Mia's master craftsmanship of melodies and words landed her an invitation to join the inaugural class of USC's prestigious Popular Music Performance program. Now one of their most successful graduates, Mia continues to collaborate with top songwriters and producers to create a growing catalog of memorable and relevant songs.


Linda Lockwood

Voice, Guitar, Bass & Piano Teacher Linda Lockwood

Voice, Guitar, Bass & Piano Teacher Linda Lockwood

Linda Lockwood is a songwriter, performer and music teacher based in the Antelope Valley of California. She sings and plays guitar, piano and bass. She graduated from Vancouver Island University in January 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. Linda relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts as a Performer-Composer at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in May 2017. She also holds the Apple Certified Macintosh Technician credential.

During her early life she had an immense passion for music that continues to thrive today. Her early participation in songwriting competitions including the Canada Music Week Writing Competition in 2003 led her to achieve second place in the country for her composition "Flower of Lies".

Linda currently earns her living through teaching music (guitar, electric bass, piano, voice, home recording and songwriting/composition) and continues to write and perform her original music which can vary from extreme metal to jazz to pop and other genres in between.


Voice & Cello Teacher Mindia Luo

Voice & Cello Teacher Mindia Luo

Mindia Luo

Mindia is a singer-songwriter-cellist who sings and plays the cello simultaneously. An artist who brings a new kind of alternative pop sentimentality, Mindia believes good music travels through genre and time and is deeply connected to her artistic vision. She makes music that paints pictures and captivates moods in listeners' minds with elements of catchy dark pop melodies, nostalgic lyrics, classical string arrangements and intricate sound design.

Mindia is an alumni of Berklee College of Music where she studied music business as well as cello performance. She has appeared on the main stage of Outside the Box Music Festival, New England Indonesian Festival, Berklee Performance Center and numerous other venues. Mindia is currently based in Los Angeles where you can find her performing as a speaker of TEDxManhattan Beach and regularly on the setlist of Mint, Bar20, Federal Bar, and Mid-City Music Lounge.

As a music educator, Mindia has specialized in various styles of cello and vocal performance since 2012. In her classes she combines fun exercises with repertoire that suits each student's goal and keeps a detailed log for progress and improvements. Her students ranges from the age of 8 to 60. She is motivated, detail oriented and has a passion for teaching.


Jimmy Copenhaver

Voice, Guitar, Piano, Drum, & Bass Teacher Jimmy Copenhaver

Voice, Guitar, Piano, Drum, & Bass Teacher Jimmy Copenhaver

Jimmy Copenhaver grew up in southern California and has a BA in composition and orchestration from Berklee College of music. A guitar and piano player for over 30 years and a music instructor for 20, Jimmy has taught hundreds of students of all ages and styles. With a personable and enthusiastic approach, he is known for his use of traditional methods. He encourages the teaching of technic and theory while employing contemporary schools of thought on current styles. Throughout the years, he has have developed a systematic but flexible approach to achieving the goals of the individual student. 

Interested in music at an early age, fostered by his parent's love of music, Jimmy started playing guitar and piano soon followed. Never satisfied with his current state of knowledge he always pushed forward to learn and understand the mechanics of music and ways to efficiently progress on each instrument. Still learning and moving forward, he is currently working on a text on the subject of modern orchestration.

Crossing paths with many talented teachers he has felt fortunate to be able to study with composers such as John A. Bavicchi, who studied composition under Walter Piston, Dennis Leclair, Professor at Berklee and guitarist Al di'fino, Garrison Fewel and Rick Peckham.

Jimmy has two albums available and has written numerous works for various ensembles, from full orchestra to solo instrumentation. Currently, he is working on a new orchestral piece consisting of 45 short song cycles based on the book Walden; or, Life in the woods.


Jess Kallen

Voice, Guitar & Bass Teacher Jess Kallen

Voice, Guitar & Bass Teacher Jess Kallen

Jess Kallen is a versatile artist with a well-rounded musicianship. As a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and vocalist holding over fifteen years of musical experience, she immerses herself in a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, neo-soul, indie, folk, classical, Americana, rock, blues, funk and other styles and has studied with the best at USC's Thornton School of Music in the Studio/Jazz Guitar and Songwriting Departments. She is a working musician who plays for various artists throughout the Los Angeles area including MOTHER, Grace Corsi, Kendra Calhoun and Olivia Morreale. 

Jess has written a variety of original material for several bands and artists and is currently curating songs for an upcoming EP as a solo artist. She enjoys sharing and connecting with her students through art and learning and loves to be a part of their musical growth.


Matthew James

Voice & Piano Lessons Matthew James

Voice & Piano Lessons Matthew James

Matthew James is a formerly signed Independent artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Spending his formative years in Morocco with his Norwegian-American father and his African-American mother before moving to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Matthew fell in love with music as a young boy. Introduced by his supportive musician father to the songwriting of The Beatles, the stage presence and undeniable showmanship of James Brown and the epic artistry of Michael Jackson, Matthew didn't just absorb these influences but symbiotically ingested them. With a natural affinity at age six, Matthew quickly learned piano and drums while also excelling at singing, melody and poetry.

Graduating from the McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul in 2014, Matthew enjoyed his first taste of success with the six-piece ensemble The Common Cassettes, who toured throughout the U.S. with marquee performances in Seattle, Austin and Rochester, New York. This notoriety landed him at Minneapolis' largest independent label Pledge Empire Records, with whom he found himself producing, ghostwriting, composing and featuring on various songs for groundbreaking Hip-Hop/Rap artists such as Ced Linus, Sti-Lo Reel, Prince Carlton and Louis P. During this prolific time he was nominated "Best RnB Artist of the Year" by the Twin Cities Urban Music Awards while also scoring compositions for "Worldwide Star Search" in Hollywood, performing with 3x Grammy-Award winners, Jamaica Bennett and Pippi Ardennia and collaborating with former NFL Defensive Linemen, Esera Tuaolo for "Hate in Any Form is Wrong", an event to foster diversity in sports and anti-bullying among youth.

Aside from playing live music, collaborating with 3x Grammy award winners and producing several artists, Matthew continues to teach beginner/intermediate artists who are looking to improve their skills as a musician.

Whether you want to learn how to hit a note, play a riff or event, elevate yourself as a singer/songwriter, Matthew James has you covered! 


Divynah Fakhoury

Voice & Piano Teacher Divynah Fakhoury

Voice & Piano Teacher Divynah Fakhoury

Divynah Fakhoury is an experienced and trained voice teacher, singer, songwriter, music producer, vocal engineer and piano instructor (beginner) who has been teaching everyone from beginners to celebrities for 15 years! 

There is NO GENRE limitation with Divynah! She is a true master of helping you find your unique voice and gives you the tools to expand with more versatility, power and confidence than you knew you had! She will truly bring out the BEST performer in you and make it fun in the process! 

A little about Divynah's training and what makes her so effective:
She graduated with a BM in Vocal performance from a very competitive music program at UNCG, studying opera, jazz and musical theater. This is where she was trained by one of the best voice teachers in the country, as well as one of the best vocal therapists at UNC-Chapel Hill Voice Center in vocal health and pedagogy. Divynah was methodically taught how to care for injured vocal cords and how to get them back to health, obtain correct and healthy speaking habits and even eliminate body tensions and habits that block you from letting your true potential while singing.

After her classical, jazz and theater training, she graduated and performed for a few years before she moved to LA and began apprenticing for some producers in the music industry who taught her how to song write, produce and engineer multiple popular music genres (pop, R&B, rock, hiphop, americana, world, electronic, etc.).

Divynah has years of experience and many happy clients all around the world. She helps others get real results fast and training with her will shape your musicianship and transform you as a performer for life!


Seth Jeremy

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass & Drum Teacher Seth Jeremy

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass & Drum Teacher Seth Jeremy

Seth Jeremy is available for one on one or small group lessons on the saxophone, clarinet, piano, guitar, vocals, beginning bass and drum. Available to all styles, ages and levels in your home or mine in Los Angeles, CA. Lessons are tailored to individual styles and goals. 

Seth has been teaching for over sixteen years, primarily working with children. He has worked with Grammy winning producers and touring musicians in helping them hone up on their music theory and piano chops. 

Seth Jeremy teaches the fun way by tailoring each lesson to fit the student's needs and goals.