Kiana's Music Studio
Nice to meet you! My name is Kiana and I’m a music teacher based in Burbank, CA. I operate out of my home studio in Burbank and surrounding areas within LA County. I’ve been teaching music and voice since age 15. I’m a working professional in the entertainment industry and I love passing on what I’ve learned to the next generation of performers. I recently recieved my Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from California State University, Fullerton.
There's little I enjoy more than the feeling of a student grasping a new concept. Even though I'm not necessarily learning anything new, I love that I get to share that victory with my student.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I offer a free 30-minute, obligation-free mini-lesson so that the student and I can get to know each other. Teaching voice is a very intimate process and we want to make sure we are a good match. This way you can really get what you want out of taking lessons!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BM, Vocal Performance, California State University, Fullerton
BA, Theatre Arts, California State University, Fullerton
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing system varies based on whether lessons are in person or virtual. My virtual rates are as follows: $30 for 30 min, $40 for 45 min, and $50 for 60 min. My in-person rates are: $40 for 30 min, $50 for 45 min, and $60 for 60 min.
How did you get started teaching?
At age 15 I was offered a job as an assitant musical director for a local theater company. The gig didn't pay much and I couldn't stick with it too long because I was still in school but it sparked an immense passion for teaching in me.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students of all ages and all levels.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Make sure you really mesh with the teacher. The voice is such a tempermental instrument. Unlike an external instrument (piano, violin, etc...) our voice is a part of us and is affected by everything we do. Our breathing is so intrinsically linked with our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. If a student doesn't feel comfortable around their teacher, there is only so much they will be able to accomplish.