Sergey Khalikulov's Voice Studio

Sergey Khalikulov's Voice Studio

5.0 (3)
Best of 2022
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

Sergey has over a decade of experience working with students of all ages and experience levels, from children to adults, beginners to advanced singers. Students can expect a supportive and nurturing environment where they are given guidance and experience-based instruction on how to achieve any musical goals they may have.

As a classically trained singer with experience singing many kinds of music, Sergey offers a proven method for learning to sing in a healthy and sustainable way. Sergey loves to work with students on all different kinds of repertoire, focusing lessons on each individual student's goals and personal connection to the music. He collaborates with every student to create an environment where they can express their individuality and find and celebrate their own unique voice.

Sergey holds a Bachelor of Art in Music from UCLA, and a Master of Music and Postgraduate Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


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San Francisco, CA 94103
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3 Reviews


  • Nicole Adams

    I first crossed paths with Sergey when I was pursuing a degree in classical voice and I was struck by his amazing knowledge about vocal technique and how to transition between singing opera and musical theater in a healthy way. He helped me to pick musical theater repertoire that fit my voice, work on belting in a healthy way, and preparing excerpts and monologues for several auditions. Sergey is so patient and intuitive with all his students, and his calm demeanor always made me feel comfortable and supported. Singing for other people sometimes makes me nervous, but Sergey's studio is a place that I have always felt safe trying new things without worrying that I sound bad or might make a mistake. I ended up going a different way with my career that doesn’t give me much time to sing anymore, but I still sing at home for fun and often come to Sergey for advice. I really appreciate his amazing support and how he always makes me feel confident in my singing.

  • Amanda Nguyen

    I really enjoyed feeling like I can sing anything after having a lesson with him. I’m on the way anxious and stressed thinking it won’t be a good lesson but once I step through that door, he makes it all go away. I appreciate how I never feel intimidated but always comfortable to sing and make all the choices while learning. Sergey definitely creates an environment where it’s just him and me and there is absolutely no judgement but only encouragement to keep going and be my best. He has taught me more than I’ve ever learned anywhere else. I love how he breaks down the techniques and science of it all. He demonstrates using visual and audio examples. I’ve received many callbacks and landed several jobs because of his lessons. I can confidently say I am a better vocalist because of him. I highly recommend 10/10! He also has a great assortment of teas !!!

  • Peter Donohoe

    Sergey has the strength and energy of a young person combined with a lot of education and experience which he has greatly applied towards bettering me. He works well with people and knows what works with me. He is very patient and intuitive. Thank you Sergey.

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Sergey has over a decade of experience working with all ages and experience levels, from children to adults, and beginners to advanced singers. Sergey has studied Vocal Pedagogy with Juliana Gondek (UCLA) and Dr. Rebecca Plack (SFCM) and Vocal Physiology with Dr. Krysztof Izdebski (SFCM).  He is an alumnus of Summer Vocal Intensives in Payerbach, Austria, where he studied with Bel Canto experts Vladimir Chernov and Olga Toporkova. 

Sergey holds a Bachelor of Art in Voice from UCLA where he studied with Vladimir Chernov, and an Master of Music & Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with César Ulloa. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The first lesson is always FREE!

If you have ever been interested in singing and want to know what a lesson is like, come take a free consultative sample lesson.

I am currently offering online lessons via Zoom, Skype, Facetime:

$70/HR - Per Weekly Lesson

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and experience levels. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone who will invest time in you personally. It takes vulnurability to tell stories with your voice so it is important to find a teacher you are comfortable with. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should consider their own goals for taking voice lessons, asking themselves what they are most hoping to get out of the experience. Many singers would say their number one goal is learning how to "sound better," but I like to challenge my students to think beyond that goal - no two singers sound the same. How can we work together to find your special, individual voice?