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Donna D. - Voice Teacher
$70per hour
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Donna's lessons:

Voice

Voice Lessons

I would love to work with you on improving your vocal technique! I myself am a professional singer as well as a teacher, and have a B.A. from Berklee College of Music (Boston). I can help you with a wide variety of genres of music, whether it be pop, rock, country, musical theater, jazz, folk, alternative, etc. Lessons are recorded so you can do your exercises at home. I teach a great method that will smooth out any "break" you may have between your chest (low) voice and head (high) voice. Also, there are exercises I give that will allow you to "mix" chest voice into the upper register to give your voice more power on the high notes without flipping into falsetto.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Specialties
Country
Jazz
Musical Theater
Pop
R&B
Rock
singing
vocals
voice
Ages
13 and Up

Overview

I graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music (Boston) in 1989, moved to L.A., and began my singing career. I started teaching private lessons in 1996 and found I really loved it! I taught a group voice class at the Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys, CA from 2000-2006, as well as teaching private lessons at Canoga School of Music (1997-2001) and Owen Piano (2001-2006). I began teaching primarily out of my home in 2006.

I've recorded and released two jazz solo CDs, both of which have received acclaim and worldwide radio airplay. I perform regularly around town with a jazz trio. I also perform every holiday season with an a capella caroling group (The Caroling Company).

REVIEWS FROM STUDENTS


“Donna is fantastic!! She is knowledgeable, skilled, warm and supportive. What I appreciate most is her ability in a wide variety of vocal styles as well as helping me navigate the "mixed" voice - helping me to gain strength without hurting my voice. She is totally wonderful!” – Susan H., voice over professional

“I have had such an amazing experience with Donna. She has pushed me to go places with my voice that I never thought I could go. She knows exactly what exercises to do depending on what is going on with my voice. She has given me the confidence to keep going! She rocks!” – Cara M., vocalist

“Donna is an exceptional vocal coach. In the time that I have studied under her tutelage my vocal technique has improved by leaps and bounds. She is attentive, caring, and professional at all times. I leave each session feeling empowered, enthusiastic, and confident in my abilities as a vocalist. Donna is delightful and the time that I spend with her is always a joyous journey of performance.” – Monica G.

"In addition to being an amazing singer, Donna Deussen is an incredible teacher. Her creativity and musical intuition were exactly what I needed when recording my last album. Donna was able to bring out the "country flavor" in my music and helped me personalize my songs through creative licks and melodic alternatives. She helps guide her students through whatever project they may be working on, all the while exhibiting a wonderful blend of patience and encouragement. Any singer would be lucky to work with such a talented teacher!" - Stephanie D., recording artist

“After having a total thyroidectomy, my voice needed professional help. Upon researching teachers on the internet, I chose Donna for several reasons: location, availability, affordability, and the fact she graduated from Berklee in Boston, a school I am familiar with. After emailing her, she promptly replied and we set up an appointment. Although she is not a voice therapist, after 2 lessons, her recommended exercises have helped me a lot. She is a lovely person and I was struck by her genuine desire to help me reach my goals. I enjoy working with her very much and would highly recommend her expertise to anyone, no matter what their level. I am not a novice, and find her professional experience to be a blessing.” - Kathie U.

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Education

B.A. / Voice, Songwriting

Jan 1986 - Jun 1989Berklee College of Music
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Teacher's Home Studio
Tarzana, CA
Near 101 Freeway & Reseda Blvd
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