Individualized Voice Lessons
At HB School of Music, we believe that you should sing the music you want to sing and be the vocalist you want to be. We will teach you the safe and effective singing techniques and the musical skills you need to excel at any style of music that you wish.
The voice is unlike any other instrument in that it is housed entirely within the body, which makes singing an incredibly vulnerable form of music-making. The necessity of this vulnerability makes voice lessons a great way to become more in touch with one’s self and self-expression. Through voice lessons, students not only gain musical and vocal skill, they also gain confidence in themselves and their expression.
We teach vocal technique which allows our students to excel at a variety of vocal styles--including classical, musical theatre, opera, jazz, popular music, and song writing. A portion of lesson time each week is devoted to exercises that are designed to help students discover their true voice by improving their vocal range, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation, resonance and more. Students will work on a variety of songs and styles to discover how to use their voice healthily and efficiently. Students will also be prepared for performances with diction coaching, character development and acting direction.
- Free introductory voice lesson & evaluation Book Now!
- Performing opportunities at the Recitals held at our school (which are free!) throughout the year and at other events
- Have the most fun making music - join our growing chamber group programs
- Ongoing enrollment - stop by anytime
- Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule
- Voice lessons tailored to meet the individual needs of students
- Professional musicians providing quality education
The rates listed below include not only the lessons, but also all of the activities HBSM has offered for its students, from the make-up lessons to the recitals (i.e., participation in at least 6 recitals per year, at no extra cost), etc. Because progression is not only the lessons, it is an ensemble!
There is a one-time $25 registration fee per student and $40 per family.
|Private Lessons (Monthly Tuition)|
|15 min||$17 per lesson|
|30 min||$32 per lesson|
|45 min||$45 per lesson|
|60 min||$55 per month|
|Four week month|
|15 min weekly lessons||$68 per month|
|30 min weekly lessons||$128 per month|
|45 min weekly lessons||$180 per month|
|60 min weekly lessons||$220 per month|
|Pay Per Lesson|
|Fortnightly or less frequent|
|30 min||$37 per lesson|
|45 min||$53 per lesson|
|60 min||$68 per lesson|
|Semi Private Lesson (Monthly Tuition)|
2 students per class (tuition per student)
|30 min||$18 per lesson|
|45 min||$25 per lesson|
|60 min||$33 per lesson|
|Four week month|
2 students per class (tuition per student)
|30 min weekly lessons||$72 per month|
|45 min weekly lessons||$100 per month|
|60 min weekly lessons||$132 per month|
We usually start students with one 30-minute lesson per week, depending on the student's attention span, the instrument, and the student/parent's needs. Many students eventually move on to 45-minute or hour lessons. We offer a no-commitment trial lesson so you get a chance to meet your teacher and see if it's a good fit before committing to a tuition plan.
You may choose our Monthly Tuition Plan, or Pay-Per-Lesson Option. Our Monthly Tuition Plan is best suited for consistent lessons being taken on a weekly basis. Our Pay-Per-Lesson Option is best for less frequent lessons (Bi-weekly or less frequent).
Recitals boost confidence! Taking part in a recital helps performers to overcome shyness, fear, anxiety and stage fright. It gives students a chance to showcase all of their hard work, dedication, and progress throughout the year. As children experience getting on stage, performing for an audience, and being applauded for their efforts, they gain self-confidence that will carry with them in all aspects of school and life.
At HB School of Music, we offer a variety of opportunities for our students to perform in a confidence-boosting and supportive setting. We have 2 recitals every year, our Annual Recital in the Spring and a Winter Recital at the end of the year to showcase our students' progress. Students will also receive a trophy at the annual recital.
In addition to annual recitals held at an outside venue, we regularly host mini-recitals at Recital Hall of the school. This will give our students many more performance opportunities throughout the year. We always make sure that students get to perform on a grand piano. For our students these recitals are free.
Refer a Friend and Get Rewards!
We love referrals! Because we have such happy customers, we get a lot of new students through referrals. Getting your child’s friends involved with the program lets them share in similar interests and makes it all that more fun. Or maybe you have friends with children that love music and may want to start learning an instrument? Either way, as a way of saying thanks, we will gift both you and the referred family, each a FREE lesson! There is no limit to the amount of referrals you can make.
Semi-private Lessons or Private Lessons?
We believe that private singing lessons offer you the best chance for success. The individual attention that you will receive in private study is far more valuable than the limited attention that you will receive in a group voice lesson. Even though group classes might seem more affordable, a group teacher is simply unavailable to give you the focused attention you need and will receive from private voice lessons.
Therefore, we don't offer group voice lessons. However, we do offer semi-private lessons (2 students per class) but it totally depends on if there are people in the waiting list who also wish to take semi-private. This plan might be suitable for siblings or friends who would like to have lesson together in the first few months to figure things out before taking more invidualized private lessons.
We believe voice lessons should be inspiring, social, supportive, and above all: FUN!
Frequently asked questions
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.
We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose our school as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.
If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as California State University of Long Beach, Brigham Young University (Idaho), BAKIP Linz (Austria), and many others. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
Our Voice Teachers
Hometown: Southern California
Instruments: I've been playing piano since I was 7. I auditioned during my undergrad with Piano as my main instrument to CSULB's Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, and I passed my Piano Proficiency exam to move onto the Composition major. This is roughly equivalent to a Piano Performance minor, so I am rated to teach Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced piano (high school-early college level). I have taught K-12 music classes and private piano.
School: I hold a Bachelors in Music in Composition from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach, and I'm finishing a Masters degree in Music from the same institution.
Hometown: Hemet, CA
Years in Music: I've had the music in me my entire life! I've been creating it for about 14 years though.
Instruments: I began playing clarinet in 4th grade and started classical voice training and singing professionally in high school.
School: In 2014, I graduated from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Opera Performance.
Hobbies: I enjoy attending art shows and performances, crafting, reading, nature and meeting new people.
To my Students: Music is how we express ourselves! It has a way of giving life to those emotions that words cannot express. I want my students to learn the healthiest technique for their instruments in the most heartfelt and expressive way possible. Usually that means a combination of hard work and great fun!
April Mendiola is an active performer, church musician, music educator, and voice teacher and coach. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a choral emphasis from California State University, Fullerton. She also earned a K-12 Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Music from CSUF. Ms. Mendiola is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She is very passionate about the study and research in the field of vocal pedagogy, and is constantly seeking new knowledge to develop effective techniques and approaches to teach the art of singing. Upon completing her masters degree, Ms. Mendiola plans on continuing her higher level education at the doctoral level.
Hometown: Alhambra, CA
Years in Music: 22 years.
Instruments: I have been singing for as long as I can remember! However, I did not discover my passion for singing until a breakthrough I had as a junior in high school. I began playing the violin as a third grader in elementary school. I then started learning how to play the flute in fifth grade, took on the baritone horn in seventh grade, and then the trombone in tenth grade. Although I still play these instruments occasionally, it was in singing that I found my voice.
Years Teaching: 9 years
Hobbies: When I am not engaging in something related to music, I enjoy comedy improv. I love to laugh and enjoy making others laugh. I like to dance, attend flea markets and farmer’s markets, as well as go to Six Flags Magic Mountain. I am an adrenaline junkie. (I get on all the crazy rides!) I also enjoy ice-skating, though I am not very good.
Message to you: Anyone can sing! I’d like to make every musician feel like they CAN. Even though there are times when it seems too difficult, our love for music can pull us through it all! Like any other muscles in the body, our vocal mechanism needs consistent care, attention, toning, and conditioning. Our body is our instrument. This is what we were born with. I am excited to help singers get to know their voices and unlock their maximum potential to share their gifts with the rest of the world!