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Julie Valentine
Palo Alto, CA
Website: www.valentinestudio.com
Phone: 650-493-7337
Email: jv@valentinestudio.com

Expertise/Specialty: Musical Theatre and contemporary styles of music. Offering online lessons via SKYPE.
Musical Styles Taught: Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Country, Other
Education: University of Northern Colorado
Memberships/Affiliations: National Association of Teachers of Singing, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Theater Bay Area

Julie Valentine has been a recognized and respected artist and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979. Her work as a director, choreographer and musical director has been seen throughout Northern California. She has performed professionally as a singer and actress in all types of venues from theatre to cabaret. Ms. Valentine is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and an Associate of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. She served on the staff of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre and on the Board of Directors of Palo Alto Players. Ms. Valentine believes in a positive and supportive approach to teaching. In addition to private coaching, she has taught master classes, seminars and workshops in both acting and voice. Current and former students are working professionally in film, television and on the Broadway stage. Now offering lessons online via SKYPE!

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Jeannette Smith
Pleasanton, CA
Website: www.jsvocalstudio.com
Phone: 925-484-9634
Email: sing4me@jsvocalstudio.com

Expertise/Specialty: Free voice, musical interpretation and expression
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Country
Education: San Francisco Conservatory of Music; BM Vocal Performance
Memberships/Affiliations: San Francisco Girls Chorus (Choral conductor and voice coach); Music Teacher's Association of California (MTCA)

I can help you (or your child) to be able to sing in tune, freely and easily with projection, while eliminating injurious vocal habits. The singing technique I embrace promotes health and longevity of the voice, and singing should not be difficult or uncomfortable in any range. I never promote pushing, straining, or false manufacturing of a certain sound, even in the "pop" style of singing. I have been teaching music professionally for 20 years, and private voice lessons for over 14 years. I work with adults, teens and pre-teens to help improve musicianship while helping all to find the true beauty and power of the natural singing voice. In addition to teaching choir and music theory at Middle and High School levels, I have also been a musical theatre performer, a member of a rock band, a professional pianist and a professional opera singer. Please check out my personal website for more information.

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Ellen Glikbarg Shea
San Carlos, CA
Website: www.ellensheasoprano.com
Phone: 650-868-3773
Email: glikshea@yahoo.com

Expertise/Specialty: Classical, Musical Theatre
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock
Education: B.A. in Music Pitzer College; M.M. Vocal Performance USC
Memberships/Affiliations: National Association of Teachers of Singing

Ellen Glikbarg Shea, Soprano, returned home to the Bay Area after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Pitzer College, and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern California. She has performed roles with West Bay Opera, Pocket Opera, Berkeley Opera, the Lamplighters, Golden Gate Opera and Opera San Jose. She has also performed with San Francisco Opera chorus, The SF Sinfonietta, the Community Music Center Orchestra, and manages and sings with The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, the oldest and largest professional caroling organization in the country. She was the winner of the SF Concerto Orchestra Vocal Competition in both the Living Composers and Cabaret divisions, and the Grand Prize winner of the Art Song division. Ellen has enjoyed positions on the faculty at NDNU, The Community Music Center of San Francisco, Palo Alto Children's Theatre and The Academy of Art College. Ellen lives an active lifestyle with her husband and 3 kids. To keep her sanity, she also plays soccer at least once a week!

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Guy Babusek
Santa Ana, CA
2961 W. MacArthur Blvd. Suite #125
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Website: www.voice-lessons.com
Phone: 714-540-5211
Email: guy@voice-lessons.com

Expertise/Specialty: Vocal Technique
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Others
Education: Cal State Fullerton, Certified Speech-Level-Singing Teacher
Memberships/Affiliations: SLS Institute

The Guy Babusek Vocal Studio is based in Orange County, California. Mr. Babusek offers vocal training in the Speech-Level Singing technique developed by Seth Riggs. This technique helps improve your range, endurance, stamina, breath-control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality.

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