If you can talk you can sing,
If you can walk you can dance.
~ African Proverb
Lessons are available at Renée's Home Studio in Huntington Beach, California.
She teaches Monday through Friday and offers 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute lessons. Please contact her for pricing and availability.
- Reasonable Rates
- 25 Years Experience teaching & performing
- Local Orange County Location
- Reliable, Supportive & Well Respected
- All Levels from Beginner to Professional
- All Music Styles from Pop to Opera
- All Ages
- Focus on Healthy Singing
- Specializing in Audition Preparation for High School & College Level Programs
- Opera, Choral & Musical Theater Audition Preparation
- Coaching on Roles in Musical Theater & Opera
- Monologue Coaching
- Help with Choral Music
- Basic Musicianship Skills
- German, French, Italian & English Diction
- Recital Preparation
- Annual Studio Recitals
- Outreach in our community -performance opportunities for all interested
With over 20 years of vocal training from some of the most renowned and revered teachers in the world, Renée brings a great deal of experience to her studio. She believes in focusing on the fundamentals of a relaxed larynx, lifted soft palate, nasal resonance, diaphragmatic breathing and abdominal support. While this technique is considered a "classical" technique by many, Renée believes this must be applied to all styles of music.
She believes, in fact, that "style" and "technique" are often confused. Styles are accomplished by changing color or tone, using different vibrato, using different inflections, and phrasing. She absolutely believes that style should not be compromised, in that, whatever style is sung, it should not sound like another (translation: a singer singing a pop song should not sound like a classical singer and vice versa). A great singer/musician with a great technique should be able to sing any style presented to them. The musicianship affords them the ability to recognize and interpret a style. The technique affords them the abilty to produce the appropriate outcome. There are many styles, but there is only one technique.
Renée is adamant about singers learning music theory and sight-reading, believing it is important to become a dependable musician who is not only an instinctive singer, but also knows exactly what he/she is doing and why. Considering the bad rap singers often get for not knowing their "stuff," Renée is all the more motivated to assure her singers are more than ready for the challenge! A technique is about the ability to make choices without resorting to that "auto-pilot" or habit. The moment habit shows up, control of your voice disappears.
Lessons are offered in 30, 45 or 60 minute durations.
If you are on the schedule, you must pay in advance monthly, due in the first week of each month. Your rate will be adjusted monthly depending on the number of lessons in each month.
Cash or Checks are both accepted. Checks are subject to a $25 returned check fee.
You are paying for an allotted time slot. If you make an appointment with me, you must pay in advance. Otherwise, you forfeit the right to your time slot.
I must have at least a 24 hour notice of cancellations due to schedule conflicts (such as rehearsals, games, events, etc.).
Make up lesson must be completed within the same month as the cancellation. No credits will be offered, only make up lessons.
Illness, inclement weather, and other emergencies are exceptions, however, communication is still expected.
No shows, no advance notice and no calls will not receive the option for a make-up lesson.
In most cases, no refunds will be given.
I am always willing to work in make-up lessons as schedules permit.
I will always do my best to maintain a consistent schedule and keep cancellations to a minimum. However, there may be times cancellations are inevitable. In such cases, I will either reschedule everyone at their convenience, or I will refund the cost of the lesson/lessons.
I have done my best to come up with a policy that ensures protection for myself, and satisfaction of my clients. You have every right to expect professionalism, dependability, fairness and excellence from me, as your instructor. By enrolling, you are agreeing to comply with this policy. Thank you, and welcome to the Renee Hoffman Heath Voice Studio!