Whitter Voice Lessons
Hello. My name is Diane Newberry. I am both a professional singer and a voice teacher. I am passionate about sharing all my experience and expertise with my students. Singing has been my
life's work so there is no guess work involved. I will show you how to use your voice with a technique that will serve you and any style of music
I have myself studied with some of the best voice teachers around. I studied voice and songwriting at USC's ISOMATA music and art foundation. Majored in Music at San Jacinto College. Most of all I have and am still working as a pro singer and I know what it takes to get out there and Sing!
Able to read music
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I typically will begin teaching the student a solid and proper breathing technique that will support and protect the voice.
I have vocal excerises to help the student connect the breath to the voice.
There is no one size fits all in singing. I will access each student individually and proceed as needed throughout lessons.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
ISOMATA- USC division Music and Arts studied voice and song writing
Studied music at San Jacinto College
1 Year private lessons with Seth Riggs Los Angeles, CA
2 years private lessons with Mark Forest (Breathing technique extraordinaire) Los Angeles, CA
1 year private lessons with Ron Anderson. Los Angeles, CA
Worked full time as a professional singer with Capital Records, Brian Setzer, Disney, many more!!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching in 2010. The principal of a very good school who knew my backround called and asked if I would take over the school's music and vocal program. I really loved connecting with the students and teaching them how to sing. I have been teaching privately ever since.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 10 to 65 years old. From many backrounds. Some are already experienced singers, and many are just beginning.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I recently coached a young women who landed the lead part in a musical. She used to be so shy and afraid to sing out but not this time!! She really opened up and sang her heart out. It is those little wins that make me so happy as a teacher.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
* Look for someone with a good amount of experience and
* Look for testamonials from prior students.
* Look for someone honest who will always work in with
your best interest in mind
* Shop around and check pricing of a few teachers so you
have an idea of what you should be paying.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
* How long will it take me to become a good singer?
* Should I have 30 minutes or 1 hour?
* What is your payment policiy?
* What will we do during our lesson?