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Best Voice Lessons In Orange County

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There is a remarkably strong range of voice lesson options in Orange County. Music is part of every stage of life, and OC's multitude of magnificent voice lesson choices can help you hit the right notes for your goals. Whether singing is a hobby, an educational opportunity for your kid to enjoy, a profession or even just a joyful release, voice lessons can be an uplifting opportunity for a person of any age, interest or skill level. In a county that produces so many legendary singers, you can easily find a voice lesson coach for the style and level that harmonizes best with you. Here are five of the best voice lesson opportunities for aspiring singers in OC.

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Patricia Shanks Voice Studio
220 Newport Center Drive, Suite 16
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 723-4473

The remarkable accolades for this unique program are well justified. Patricia Shanks herself is an Emmy award-winning writer whose communication and musical talents enable her to help train singers of all ages and skill levels. She helps students in developing their singing techniques as well as coaching established singers within their existing style. Utilizing both traditional and contemporary methods, Shanks is dedicated to teaching singing as a true art. The deep level of musical knowledge and structure present in the lesson plan approach allows for the heights of musical growth, as the lesson process directly incorporates a true awareness of the impact of physiology, psychology and social interaction. Most of all, she brings a unique love and talent for the music itself.

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The Music Abode
319 S. Olive St.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 496-9732

The Music Abode is so consistently well received because its personalized private lessons enable the individual student the opportunity to enjoy fully the musical experience in the comfort of the student's own home. Voice, piano and guitar are all available, and the home music lessons allow students increased affordability and convenience. Young beginners, older beginners, early intermediate, intermediate, late intermediate and advanced students are all welcomed. There is an open philosophy and a unique ability to make sure the assigned teacher is the best fit to match the student's needs.

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RockStars Music Studios
18582 Beach Blvd., Suite 18
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 962-8525

If you are looking for something rocking, private lessons are available with this school, which brings a distinctive approach to rock n' roll education. RockStars Music Studios provides specialized group classes, live band workshops and even RockStar concerts that give recitals a whole new feeling. Plus, you'll be glad to know that adult classes are available too. The specific educational philosophy centers on the program's belief in making the music exciting and relevant so that the hard work of learning becomes a joy that truly rocks.

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Chrissie Vocal Studio
14482 Silverbrook Drive
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 746-7464

Chrissie Vocal Studio provides vocal coaching at the Orange County Music School. Chrissie, who happens to be fluent in Italian, is certified in Speech Level Singing instruction, a technique based on the Italian style of Bel Canto. Notably, using Skype, online music lessons are available. Chrissie's students have utilized this service from multiple locations including San Francisco and Italy. Overall, the program is great for beginner, intermediate and advanced students who are highly motivated to learn from an acclaimed teacher.

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Irvine School Of Music
15415 Jeffrey Road, Suite 202
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 385-2034

Recently, Irvine School of Music expanded into its newly renovated location to accommodate the needs of the students. The school is garnering much attention, including strong words of praise from the mayor of Irvine. Voice lessons are available as private or as semi-private. All types of music are taught, and the student can choose their favorite styles. So, whether it is pop, jazz, opera or a capella, you can enjoy good vibrations in the frequency that is right for you.

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Will Engel is a musician and music journalist with eight years of experience. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Will is a singer, keyboardist/pianist, and songwriter who released a well-received album and frequently performs around Southern California. He lives in the Los Angeles area. His work can be found at

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