Voice Lessons

Voice lessons Huntington Beach

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

Tuition Rates

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 registration fee $25 per student ($40 per family) for all students.

Private Lessons (One on one)

Pay-Per-Lesson *Month to Month **
15 min NA $17 per lesson
30 min $37 per lesson $32 per lesson
45 min $53 per lesson $45 per lesson
60 min $68 per lesson $55 per lesson

* Pay-Per-Lesson is for those students who wish to take less consistent lessons, fortnightly or less often. This plan allows for greater flexibility of scheduling. Payment is required to be made at the time lessons are scheduled. Cancellation must be made 24 hours in advance.

** Month to Month (monthly tuition) is for students who wish to take consistent lessons at least once per week. The tuition fee is paid at the beginning of each month. The number of lessons billed is based solely on the number of lessons for your given day in the next month (e.g., if your lesson day is Monday and there are four Mondays in the month, you will be billed for four lessons, if there are five Mondays in the month, you will be billed for five, etc.). Lessons are pro-rated for new students according to their start date.

Semi-Private Lessons (2 students / teacher)

Semi-private lessons can be arranged for two students of similar age and skill level. This plan is most suitable for siblings or friends who want to have lessons together.

Month to Month
30 min $18/student per lesson
45 min $25/student per lesson
60 min $33/student per lesson

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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 Book Now!
  • After the trial lesson, if you want to sign up please fill out our registration form

Performance opportunities

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! Engaging voice lessons in Huntington Beach

Our Voice Teachers

Sally Rose Bates

Sally Rose Bates

Voice, Piano, Theory and Choir Teacher

Sally Rose Bates, mezzo-soprano, earned a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University...
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Aline Sardao

Aline Sardao

Voice, Guitar and Chamber Music Teacher

Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardão is a native of Brazil. She began her Electric...
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Rachel Blair

Rachel Blair

Voice, Ukulele Teacher

I've had the music in me my entire life! I've been creating it for about 14 years though. I began playing...
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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.