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***** The Singing Place is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 40 reviews!

  • *****

    When I first moved to LA in Sept. Of 2013, I auditioned for Royal Caribbean. They liked me, but I never heard back from them. Discouraged, I knew I had to find a good voice teacher. A google search of reputable singing techniques and honors bestowed upon LA voice teachers revealed The Singing Place. I knew within my first lesson that Kelly was something special, and her knowledge and inquisitiveness regarding my voice was more than reassuring. This was the voice teacher for m...
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  • *****

    Kelly is an amazing vocal coach! Talented, encouraging and oh so sweet.

  • *****

    Kelly is great!! fantastic! Wonderful! These lessons have changed my life. I've been a professional singer for 15 years, in just a few lessons Kelly added an octave onto my range. After a year of lessons, I'm singing things I would've thought impossible, Marvin Gaye, Freddy Mercury, Paul McCartney. It feels so good! She's kind, professional and passionate about what she teaches. She's a great coach, aware of artistry and nuance! Its been a revaltion!
    thanks
    zach

  • *****

    I am obseeeeeeessed with the school & my instructor, Shealeigh!! Definitely the best finding of 2016!! She's been helping me develop my songs & I couldn't be happier with what we achieved in such a short period of time. Always a pleasure seeing Kelly & Kathleen as well.. they're both extremely sweet!! I have nothing but good things to say about The Singing Place, a couple of my friends have also joined the school and we all love it (:

  • *****

    My first lesson with Kathleen was amazing. She was extremely encouraging and a delight to work with. I am usually very nervous when I have my first session with a new singing coach, but it was completely different when I had my first session here. My coach made me feel like we'd known each other and worked together for a long time, and that helped me tremendously develop my skills in just one session. I'll definitely will come back!

  • *****

    Kelly is amazing, and a fantastic mentor and singing coach combined. A great pick for my teenage daughter who blossomed under Kelly's guidance, gaining not only vocal strength but confidence as a singer and performer. Completely love her high energy and smiles, all the time :-)

  • *****

    I started taking this class because I've always loved to sing but in my own space. I was too afraid to present my voice to anyone because I didn't know if it was good. Kathleen is amazing because she not only has been teaching me to get technically right vocally but she also instilled a confidence in me that I needed.

  • *****

    Kelly is a great teacher and great singer herself. She crafts lessons to perfectly suit your needs, so you can focus on being yourself and improving your unique voice. Also, the vibe is always friendly and professional, never intimidating. I would highly recommend her to friends and colleagues.

  • *****

    Kathleen creates a safe and comfortable environment which has allowed me to develop my unique voice and sense of style. I have had many vocal coaches in the past from pop to jazz to opera which did not work for me. This approach has worked because there is a balance between technique and singing songs! The absence of judgement Kathleen exudes has been "instrumental" in my true voice coming out.

  • *****

    My daughter has been taking lessons from Kelly for 2 months now and we are very happy. Kelly allows my daughter to pick the songs that she wants to sing, which makes her incredibly engaged in the process.

    Kelly works on pitch, tone, phrasing, volume, breathing, performance.

    If you are looking for a singing teacher in the LA area, Kelly is the Best!!

  • *****

    In a year with Kathleen, she added an octave to my range and broke my nasty singing habits which included pulling on my vocal chords. Think of hiring her as preventive maintenance. She's both Speech Level Singing certified and really fun to work with. What more could you want?

  • *****

    Both of my kids (4 and 9 year old) have been taking lessons from Kathleen for about 1 year now. Kathleen is very good in teaching the kids, starting with the practice, technique and then the song of their choice. The kids performed twice at a showcase so far and enjoyed it both times. As time goes, my kids slowly build up their confidence in singing in front of many people. I am very glad that we found The Singing Place and will definitely recommend this place. We are very fortunate to have met Kathleen, she is one of the sweetest persons we have ever met.

  • *****

    I've played guitar in bands for 7+ years but have always wanted to be a singer too. I tried to teach myself how to sing by buying DVDs and watching videos online but that didn't work. I tried going to another voice teacher a few years ago but never felt I made much progress. That changed with Kelly at The Singing Place. After a few months of lessons, I sang "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys at karaoke in a bar in Montreal. Every cute French Canadian girl in the bar sang along and thought I was awesome. The lessons paid for themselves in that one night.

  • *****

    I took voice lessons a year or so ago before I moved to Los Angeles but never felt like I made very much progress. I'd also tried on and off to teach myself how to sing by watching YouTube videos and buying DVD's. After a few months of lessons with Kelly, I sang "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys at karaoke in a bar in Montreal. Every cute French Canadian girl in the bar sang along and thought I was awesome. The lessons paid for themselves in that one night.

  • *****

    I have been taking lessons with Kathleen for over three years now and my voice has never been in better condition. I have been taking voice lessons for the most part of 30 years, and have two degrees in Music-Vocal Performance (singing), and have taken from some very reputable teachers, but was never truly satisfied with my technique, as I was not achieving the right sound I wanted. My classical training made me sound too "operatic", so singing karaoke or contemporary music always sounded weird, as if I had two different voices. Learning the SLS technique has been a God send! I now have what sounds like one voice and the versatility I have in singing is incredible. If I want to sing contemporary, jazz, pop, country, musical theatre, I can. If I want to go back to my classical (operatic) sound, I can do that, too! The best part of taking lessons is that Kathleen is such an angel! She makes you feel very comfortable from the moment you walk in the door! Her gorgeous red hair, bright smile and always happy personality will set you at ease. She tweaks every lesson to fit your needs and knows exactly what to do to help you correct problematic areas lickety-split! She is honest but is so kind with her words that you don't feel like she is judging your singing during your lesson. She makes you feel like she's your #1 fan, because SHE IS!! Out of all of my voice teachers (and believe me, I have had MANY) She is one of the best and my favorite!

  • *****

    I was fairly new to singing when I first started with Kathleen. I had gone to one voice instructor before and improved but was still just an ok singer. 1 month (4 lessons) after starting with Kathleen, my voice improved drastically. After a year, it was as if I had be a professional singer my whole life. She not only gives you the tools to better your voice, she gives you the confidence. She lets you work on whatever style and songs you like so that you are never singing anything you aren't interested in. Great instructor, wonderful person, worth every penny.

  • *****

    I have had 15 years of classical voice training. But nothing compares to what Speech Level Singing technique taught by Kathleen, was able to do for me and my pop style voice. In a few short months I was hearing and feeling a voice from my body that was so easy and quick to achieve, it felt like stealing candy from a baby. My work in the studio, is more efficient. My team has notice how quickly I can complete a take and that my pitch has never been better. In addition, I have endless amounts of stamina during live performances and am never out of breath. Thank you, Th Singing Place

  • *****

    I've been singing jazz professionally in my home-country of Argentina since 1985, and since 1999 in The United States. Since the age of 16, I have been taking regular singing lessons with different instructors in Argentina and in The United States. Now in my forties, I had not settled on a single instructor teacher for all these years while in Los Angeles since I could not find a technique that really satisfied me. That changed when I met Kathleen through Seth Rigg's web site. I have attended 16 classes with Kathleen so far, and am gaining control of my full voice and ridding myself of old bad habits!! I am convinced that Speech Level Singing is the best singing technique available, and Kathleen certainly knows how to teach it! I am expanding my sound, stretching my range, and my throat feels very healthy. I am also gaining confidence in my singing. What else can you ask for? Kathleen is helping me to reach my full singing potential. Period! I only wish I had met her before!!!

  • *****

    I have been taking lessons with Kathleen for over three years now and my voice has never been in better condition. I have been taking voice lessons for the most part of 30 years, and have two degrees in Music-Vocal Performance (singing), and have taken from some very reputable teachers, but was never truly satisfied with my technique, as I was not achieving the right sound I wanted. My classical training made me sound too "operatic", so singing karaoke or contemporary music always sounded weird, as if I had two different voices. Learning the SLS technique has been a God send! I now have what sounds like one voice and the versatility I have in singing is incredible. If I want to sing contemporary, jazz, pop, country, musical theatre, I can. If I want to go back to my classical (operatic) sound, I can do that, too! The best part of taking lessons is that Kathleen is such an angel! She makes you feel very comfortable from the moment you walk in the door! Her gorgeous red hair, bright smile and always happy personality will set you at ease. She tweaks every lesson to fit your needs and knows exactly what to do to help you correct problematic areas lickety-split! She is honest but is so kind with her words that you don't feel like she is judging your singing during your lesson. She makes you feel like she's your #1 fan, because SHE IS!! Out of all of my voice teachers (and believe me, I have had MANY) She is one of the best and my favorite!

  • *****

    I was fairly new to singing when I first started with Kathleen. I had gone to one voice instructor before and improved but was still just an ok singer. 1 month (4 lessons) after starting with Kathleen, my voice improved drastically. After a year, it was as if I had be a professional singer my whole life. She not only gives you the tools to better your voice, she gives you the confidence. She lets you work on whatever style and songs you like so that you are never singing anything you aren't interested in. Great instructor, wonderful person, worth every penny.

  • *****

    I have had 15 years of classical voice training. But nothing compares to what Speech Level Singing technique taught by Kathleen, was able to do for me and my pop style voice. In a few short months I was hearing and feeling a voice from my body that was so easy and quick to achieve, it felt like stealing candy from a baby. My work in the studio, is more efficient. My team has notice how quickly I can complete a take and that my pitch has never been better. In addition, I have endless amounts of stamina during live performances and am never out of breath. Thank you, Th Singing Place

  • *****

    I've been singing jazz professionally in my home-country of Argentina since 1985, and since 1999 in The United States. Since the age of 16, I have been taking regular singing lessons with different instructors in Argentina and in The United States. Now in my forties, I had not settled on a single instructor teacher for all these years while in Los Angeles since I could not find a technique that really satisfied me. That changed when I met Kathleen through Seth Rigg's web site. I have attended 16 classes with Kathleen so far, and am gaining control of my full voice and ridding myself of old bad habits!! I am convinced that Speech Level Singing is the best singing technique available, and Kathleen certainly knows how to teach it! I am expanding my sound, stretching my range, and my throat feels very healthy. I am also gaining confidence in my singing. What else can you ask for? Kathleen is helping me to reach my full singing potential. Period! I only wish I had met her before!!!

  • *****

    Kelly is the most amazing teacher ever! If you are fortunate enough to find her, don't let her go!

    I was blessed to find Kelly just a few months ago and she is literally changing my life. Over the years, I had sung professionally with a number of bands and artists but was never happy with the way I sounded--singing felt like a struggle to me.

    In just the last 2 weeks with Kelly, I've learned what I'd been trying to find for the past 10 years. I'm revisiting parts of old songs that I struggled with before and, with the new technique, everything is sooo diifferent! My voice has never been so smooth, rich and powerful. Singing is becoming more and more effortless every day. I feel like someone just handed me a Ferrari before I even learned how to drive!

    I know I have a lot of work to do but I'm confident that with Kelly I'll be able to sing whatever I want. Thank you so much, you are incredible!

  • *****

    Ms. Kathleen is a true professional and a master in her field. My daughter has been taking lessons for the past 3 years and loves it. Ms. Kathleen is a GEM.

  • *****

    I have been taking lessons with Kathleen for over three years now and my voice has never been in better condition. I have been taking voice lessons for the most part of 30 years, and have two degrees in Music-Vocal Performance (singing), and have taken from some very reputable teachers, but was never truly satisfied with my technique, as I was not achieving the right sound I wanted. My classical training made me sound too "operatic", so singing karaoke or contemporary music always sounded weird, as if I had two different voices. Learning the SLS technique has been a God send! I now have what sounds like one voice and the versatility I have in singing is incredible. If I want to sing contemporary, jazz, pop, country, musical theatre, I can. If I want to go back to my classical (operatic) sound, I can do that, too! The best part of taking lessons is that Kathleen is such an angel! She makes you feel very comfortable from the moment you walk in the door! Her gorgeous red hair, bright smile and always happy personality will set you at ease. She tweaks every lesson to fit your needs and knows exactly what to do to help you correct problematic areas lickety-split! She is honest but is so kind with her words that you don't feel like she is judging your singing during your lesson. She makes you feel like she's your #1 fan, because SHE IS!! Out of all of my voice teachers (and believe me, I have had MANY) She is one of the best and my favorite! • • • I have been taking lessons with Kathleen for over three years now and my voice has never been in better condition. I have been taking voice lessons for the most part of 30 years, and have two degrees in Music-Vocal Performance (singing), and have taken from some very reputable teachers, but was never truly satisfied with my technique, as I was not achieving the right sound I wanted. My classical training made me sound too "operatic", so singing karaoke or contemporary music always sounded weird, as if I had two different voices. Learning the SLS technique has been a God send! I now have what sounds like one voice and the versatility I have in singing is incredible. If I want to sing contemporary, jazz, pop, country, musical theatre, I can. If I want to go back to my classical (operatic) sound, I can do that, too! The best part of taking lessons is that Kathleen is such an angel! She makes you feel very comfortable from the moment you walk in the door! Her gorgeous red hair, bright smile and always happy personality will set you at ease. She tweaks every lesson to fit your needs and knows exactly what to do to help you correct problematic areas lickety-split! She is honest but is so kind with her words that you don't feel like she is judging your singing during your lesson. She makes you feel like she's your #1 fan, because SHE IS!! Out of all of my voice teachers (and believe me, I have had MANY) She is one of the best and my favorite! • • •

  • *****

    I was fairly new to singing when I first started with Kathleen. I had gone to one voice instructor before and improved but was still just an ok singer. 1 month (4 lessons) after starting with Kathleen, my voice improved drastically. After a year, it was as if I had be a professional singer my whole life. She not only gives you the tools to better your voice, she gives you the confidence. She lets you work on whatever style and songs you like so that you are never singing anything you aren't interested in. Great instructor, wonderful person, worth every penny. • • • I was fairly new to singing when I first started with Kathleen. I had gone to one voice instructor before and improved but was still just an ok singer. 1 month (4 lessons) after starting with Kathleen, my voice improved drastically. After a year, it was as if I had be a professional singer my whole life. She not only gives you the tools to better your voice, she gives you the confidence. She lets you work on whatever style and songs you like so that you are never singing anything you aren't interested in. Great instructor, wonderful person, worth every penny. • • •

  • *****

    Working with Kelly is the best decision I've made in the past 3 years. She helped me find my true voice and taught me how to use it. Now people are always telling me how big, unique, and special my voice is, and I wouldn't have found that without Kelly's encouragement and training.

  • *****

    I have had 15 years of classical voice training. But nothing compares to what Speech Level Singing technique taught by Kathleen, was able to do for me and my pop style voice. In a few short months I was hearing and feeling a voice from my body that was so easy and quick to achieve, it felt like stealing candy from a baby. My work in the studio, is more efficient. My team has notice how quickly I can complete a take and that my pitch has never been better. In addition, I have endless amounts of stamina during live performances and am never out of breath. Thank you, Th Singing Place • • • I have had 15 years of classical voice training. But nothing compares to what Speech Level Singing technique taught by Kathleen, was able to do for me and my pop style voice. In a few short months I was hearing and feeling a voice from my body that was so easy and quick to achieve, it felt like stealing candy from a baby. My work in the studio, is more efficient. My team has notice how quickly I can complete a take and that my pitch has never been better. In addition, I have endless amounts of stamina during live performances and am never out of breath. Thank you, Th Singing Place • • •

  • *****

    I've been singing jazz professionally in my home-country of Argentina since 1985, and since 1999 in The United States. Since the age of 16, I have been taking regular singing lessons with different instructors in Argentina and in The United States. Now in my forties, I had not settled on a single instructor teacher for all these years while in Los Angeles since I could not find a technique that really satisfied me. That changed when I met Kathleen through Seth Rigg's web site. I have attended 16 classes with Kathleen so far, and am gaining control of my full voice and ridding myself of old bad habits!! I am convinced that Speech Level Singing is the best singing technique available, and Kathleen certainly knows how to teach it! I am expanding my sound, stretching my range, and my throat feels very healthy. I am also gaining confidence in my singing. What else can you ask for? Kathleen is helping me to reach my full singing potential. Period! I only wish I had met her before!!! • • • I've been singing jazz professionally in my home-country of Argentina since 1985, and since 1999 in The United States. Since the age of 16, I have been taking regular singing lessons with different instructors in Argentina and in The United States. Now in my forties, I had not settled on a single instructor teacher for all these years while in Los Angeles since I could not find a technique that really satisfied me. That changed when I met Kathleen through Seth Rigg's web site. I have attended 16 classes with Kathleen so far, and am gaining control of my full voice and ridding myself of old bad habits!! I am convinced that Speech Level Singing is the best singing technique available, and Kathleen certainly knows how to teach it! I am expanding my sound, stretching my range, and my throat feels very healthy. I am also gaining confidence in my singing. What else can you ask for? Kathleen is helping me to reach my full singing potential. Period! I only wish I had met her before!!! • • •

  • *****

    I was fortunate enough to have my boyfriend find this place and get me a months worth of classes with Kathleen. He did A LOT of research before he decided on this place and it was the absolute best thing EVER!! Kathleen is so encouraging and amazing with how she breaks everything down that as a student you get it right away. You get undivided and customized attention each time and I've been able to take my voice to places I had never thought I could.
    I continued after my month was up and it's the best money I ever spend, worth every penny! Kathleen even encouraged me to join her and the other students at her Christmas recital she puts on every year and it was the most amazing time!!! This placed has help me not only with my voice but given me great confident and support In many aspects of my life. It is so much more then "just" the singing place! You will not regret coming here!!

  • *****

    I've been taking from Kathleen for a few months now and she's really helped me get to the next level with my singing.  She's great at identifying and correcting problems and bad habits and my voice has improved 1,000% because of it.  Thank you!

  • *****

    Kelly has been my vocal coach for the last 6 months and she has helped me immensely in improving my pop voice.  I have classical vocal training (15+ years), but I wanted to transition to a pop sound.  I have tried to teach myself, but this is obviously one of those things where I needed a professional.  And given that I have had professional training, I am very picky about who teaches me.   As soon as I walked in, Kelly pinpointed my issues and knew exactly how to fix it.  Within a month, my voice vastly improved and within 3, everybody kept remarking how amazing I sounded!  I feel so much more confident singing ALL types of songs from pop to country to gospel, and that is because of Kelly and her true understanding of all voice types.  My last but possibly most important point is that Kelly not only taught me how to sing pop, but she taught me how to sing it correctly and in a healthy manner.  So many people teach belting but in a way that can cause vocal chord damage and lead to an early singing retirement, but with Kelly's techniques, I know that I can sing for hours comfortably, without pain or muscle weakness, knowing that I am not hurting myself or my future singing.  :)  I have absolutely loved working with Kelly at the Singing Place and I hope to continue as long as possible!

  • *****

    OK, I am super picky because I grew up in a Broadway/ singing family... I tried a few teachers and then found Kelly WOW. The studio is set up brilliantly- a lot of privacy, just a great space. Kelly has been the perfect teacher for my 10 yr old son. He listens to KIIS FM and a lll the pop stars, has a naturally amazing voice-perfect pitch and sings all the time. His favorite day is Wednesday. Kelly validates everything that is right about Lance's talent and voice. She makes it so safe for him which is why its the highlight of his week. She spends time with him warming up and understanding the different areas of the voice technically, and then spends plenty of time letting him sing his heart out and gives the most loving constructive adjustments. He has grown so much in such a short amount of time ( its been 9 months already!!). Kelly just has a way with artists...my son practices each week what they go over and I tell you she is the reason he keeps going and going and has not given up or lost interest!
    WE are moving farther away and we will continue to do our lessons via SKYPE..thats how good she is!

  • *****

    I've had a considerable amount of music instruction. From solfage and theory, to multi instrument performance (piano, pipe organ, violin, etc...) and in all my years I don't know that I've encountered a more natural, gifted, and welcoming instructor than Kelly at The Singing Place.

    My wife and I took singing lessons together a few times, and it was a fantastically enjoyable experience every time. Kelly succeeded in finding exactly what I could do well, and what needed more attention. She helped me find vocal exercises which gave me confidence in my ability to hit the right notes the first time (and stop scooping.) She made singing a joy. Do yourself a favor and take your singing up a level with Kelly.

  • *****

    We are "vocal instructors" rather than "vocal coaches" because we teach you "how" to sing not "what" to sing. We help singers belt the healthy way because we understand vocal science.

  • *****

    I have had the pleasure of working with Kathleen for over two years. I hadn't worked with a vocal coach or sung in public for almost 20 years when I was asked to sing "Ave Maria" at a friend's wedding. Kathleen helped bring my voice out in the very first lesson and the song was beautiful. I have moved from California but whenever I go back  I schedule an appointment or two with Kathleen. Last time she helped me record a Christmas song for my ailing mother. Another time I was working on a spoof of a Broadway song for a presentation. We had so much fun that my hour lesson turned into two. I was fortunate to be the last one that day. Kathleen was kind enough to continue working with me because the song wasn't quite there. I highly recommend Kathleen and The Singing Place.

  • *****

    The Singing Place is a GEM! Kathleen is absolutely fabulous. I am so fortunate to have found her as my voice teacher. Each week, I look forward to my lesson, which I have been doing for eight months now. The improvement I feel and hear in my voice is astounding.

    Kathleen is incredibly professional, talented and knowledgeable as a teacher, coach and performer, and is her students' biggest cheerleader. I feel completely comfortable and welcome in her lovely studio. She is great with all ages, too! I have met several of her students and each one could go on and on with praise for Kathleen.

    I cannot recommend the Singing Place highly enough.

  • *****

    Kelly is the most amazing teacher. She is kind, encouraging, and she talks FAST, which I personally enjoy because it means more time for me to sing and do exercises.

    I have always been afraid of singing, thought I was terrible at it, had low self esteem when it came to it. But Kelly has drilled in that like anything else, it's a learnable skill.

    I'm 9 months into lessons and I love it. I can't believe I waited this long! I plan on continuing for several years :)

  • *****

    When I first went to The Singing Place, I was so nervous! I had never had a voice lesson in my life, only a newfound desire and passion for singing I couldn't ignore. The studio is lovely - very comfortable and inviting, but the real gem is Kelly. In only a couple short lessons with her, I am already starting to like the sound of my voice and am making progress in leaps and bounds. Kelly has always been attentive, professional, friendly, and never intimidating or difficult to work with. She will craft every lesson to *you,* and make sure you are set for success in and out of the studio. She provides practical & effective exercises, advice, and techniques for you to apply between lessons...I'd never see anyone else!

  • *****

    I decided that I wanted to sing in my 30s, but I didn't know how to read music and had never even learned to play an instrument. What a relief to have found Kathleen and The Singing Place! Kathleen is professional, but also warm, patient and personable. Over the past few months, she's taught me the basics of singing and strategies for working on my specific goals. I highly recommend her to anyone who's ever wanted to sing a little better, even if, like me, you mostly just sing in the shower.

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