Private Lessons

Voice / Singing

Voice lessons at OC Musica

Everyone can learn to sing. Maybe you want to be famous or maybe a karaoke star.

Even if you just want to finally be able to "carry a tune in a bucket", starting voice lessons in Garden Grove with our voice instructors is the best way to reach your potential!

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
  • 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

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Students will learn essential vocal techniques and performance, including:

  • Posture
  • Breath control
  • Maintaining a legato line
  • Diaphragm (its importance, location, accessibility, etc.)
  • Diction
  • Song interpretation

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.

Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions. 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.

Voice Teachers

Lora Bashmakian
Lora Bashmakian
Voice, Piano

Lora Bashmakian is a Southern California based singer and pianist. She recently competed in The Metropolitan...

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Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith
Voice, Piano

Stephanie Smith has always had a strong love of music starting at a young age. At the age of nine she...

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Zachary Mascarinas
Zachary Mascarinas
Voice, Piano,..

Zachary Mascarinas is a second-year student at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, where he is pursuing...

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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.

We offer a variety of opportunities for our students to perform in a confidence-boosting and supportive setting. We have many recitals every year, our two Annual Recital in the Summer 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.

Please check this page for performance videos.

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, each time someone you refer signs up, both you and them will enjoy one free class! There is no limit to how many you can refer - the more the merrier!

We believe music lessons should be inspiring, social, supportive, and above all: FUN! Engaging music lessons in Garden Grove