Voice Lessons At The Inside Voice in Orange County, CA

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Our Approach

Anyone can learn to sing at The Inside Voice

Our specialty is evidence-based vocal training to help you realize the true potential of your voice. We’ll help you grasp the technical, creative, and practical sides of singing while working on the musical styles you love. We truly believe that everyone can and should learn to sing.

You learn best when you tackle the genres you enjoy. Voice instruction shouldn’t force students into predesigned boxes. It should be about building a curriculum for the individual. The only ‘right’ way to sing is the way that allows you to healthily pursue the style you enjoy.

Our Voice Teachers:

Molly

Molly

Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Founder

“Singing, like any other skill, is a learned activity that you can gain the muscular control and artistry for over time. I can’t wait to meet you wherever you’re at and help you build your own unique, beautiful voice.”

Michael

Michael

Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele

He led the worship team at his church, and in 2009 completed the Calvary Chapel School of Worship music program. Since then, he’s had the opportunity to perform, record, and tour nationally.

Emma

Emma

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

Emma is a lifelong SoCal resident who loves working with students of all ages. She’s studied vocal technique since the age of twelve–beginning with TIV’s founder, Molly and now teaches piano, guitar, and ukulele in addition to voice. 

DAISY

DAISY

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

“What I hope for all aspiring musicians is that they can find their own voice and grow as an artist. I hope to create a space where students learn that it’s ok to make mistakes and to push the boundaries of what is possible for them.”

ABIGAIL

ABIGAIL

Voice, Piano, Ukulele

“I believe that every student should be taught the way that they learn. I am kind and uplifting while understanding the importance of structure in voice instruction.” Abigail is graduate from Cal State Fullerton University, where she studied voice, choral studies and performance practices.

NATHAN

NATHAN

Voice, Piano

“I love being able to pass down the knowledge and experiences that was passed down to me. Nothing makes me more happy than being able to hear the growth in a student and seeing the moment that they start hearing it for themselves.” Nathan is a Latin-American musician from Los Angeles county.

JANET

JANET

Voice, Piano, Ukulele

“I love to create a personalized environment for each of my students- catering to their learning style, skill level and musical interests. I want to give my students the tools they need to be the best musicians they can be.” Janet is a jazz vocalist who performs across Orange County and LA and also sings […]

LIAM

LIAM

Voice, Piano, Guitar & Ukulele

“My musical interests are wide ranging, and include artists from pop singer-songwriters like Ed Sheeran and Daniel Caesar, to vocal masters like Whitney Houston, to indie artists like Iron and Wine.” Liam grew up at Molly’s Music, taking voice lessons from Molly and guitar lessons from a variety of the teachers, as well as participating […]

CELIA

CELIA

Voice, Piano

“I want students to have a safe space to feel creative and express themselves, and then go forth into the world as their most authentic selves and use music to make it a better place.” Celia is a classically trained vocalist and musical theatre performer from Indio, CA. She graduated with her BA in Music […]

SARAH

SARAH

Voice, Piano

“My core objective for students is to strategically guide them towards their musical goals while uncovering their vocal style. This success begins with a strong foundation in traditional vocal technique and specialized attention to each student.” Sarah is a singer-songwriter, producer, and voice teacher.

MAIREAD

MAIREAD

Voice, Piano, Ukulele

“My objective is always to meet students where they’re at, while also helping them to set goals that they can be proud of.” Mairead has been at The Inside Voice for years and loves teaching here! She graduated from UCLA with a degree in ethnomusicology and a minor in music industry.

Alastair

Alastair

Voice, Piano

With over 20 years of singing and performing, I have a passion for helping others discover what they can achieve, with an emphasis on vocal health and keeping the playful and fun element of music a key component.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Voice, Piano, Guitar

Tiffany has always loved music and has been singing since she was about 6-years-old. She started out in musical theater and later found her passion for contemporary music in high school.

TAITE

TAITE

Voice, Piano

“With over a decade in vocal training and musical theatre experience, I embrace and implement my passion for vocal confidence throughout my work. I strive to make singing fun and build trust in one’s voice while prioritizing vocal health.”

SHANIA

SHANIA

Voice, Piano, Ukulele

“I’m passionate about empowering my students to pursue musical opportunities in their communities. I believe that my role as a teacher is to guide students to discover their limitless ability.” Shania graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Music Education.

MICHAELA

MICHAELA

Voice, Piano

“I’m dedicated to fostering a supportive learning environment and teaching healthy, effective, and stylistically accurate techniques that will help each student sing the music they love.” Michaela is a singer, songwriter, and producer originally from Meriden, Connecticut.

MAX

MAX

Voice, Piano, Guitar

“I like to assure my students that their frustrations have solutions and that their successes are the result of their efforts. Music is a joyful experience, and I want to help others find that joy.” Max started his musical journey in 2001 with academic training and performance in saxophone and voice. Beyond that, he plays […]

Sergey

Sergey

Voice

“Learning music teaches us about beauty, discipline, and humanity. It allows us to explore the best parts of ourselves, while learning how our brain and body functions.”

MADISON

MADISON

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

“I have an encouraging and fun approach to teaching and love helping students of all levels and ages improve and learn to best express themselves.”

Citlali

Citlali

Voice, Piano, Guitar

Citlali is a classically trained vocalist, opera singer, songwriter, and choral conductor from Los Angeles County, who graduated from UC Irvine with a BM in Vocal Performance.

Adena

Adena

Voice, Piano

Adena is a professional musician based in Orange County. She sings in a professional Grammy-nominated choir, and works closely with Southern California’s best musicians and conductors.

Our Approach to Voice Lessons

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Voice Lessons Should Be Fun!


Finding your own voice is one of life’s great pleasures – and learning how to use it makes that feeling even sweeter! At The Inside Voice, we want every student to LOVE their music lessons and find fulfillment in learning how to sing.

Our voice teachers create a positive and supportive learning environment where you can succeed, no matter your starting point or level of experience. Whether you are singing in a choir, a musical theatre ensemble, as a soloist, or just in the car, our experienced teachers can help you build confidence and have fun, while working on music you enjoy.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Singing may look simple enough, but the voice is a complex series of systems that form an expressive and delicate living instrument inside of each of us. Perhaps more than any other musical discipline, having an experienced voice teacher to assist you in training these processes to work together is key to a healthy, lifelong enjoyment of singing.

The Inside Voice highly-trained instructors will assist you in learning strong fundamentals including proper breathing, diction, resonance, stage presence, and non-verbal expression. We strive to ensure that our voice students become literate musicians, so lessons will also include discussions of music theory, history, and rhythm. Mastering these technical basics will broaden your horizons and allow you to explore many different styles and genres of music in the future!

We Care About Your Musical Interests

We teach all styles of singing, including musical theatre, classical, contemporary/pop, jazz, country, and folk. Your voice is unique – and therefore, your instruction should be, too. Whether you are a beginner, have some experience, or are an accomplished performer with a desire to further develop your skills, our teachers will provide customized guidance designed to advance your individual goals.

Learn from our experienced staff of professional singers and graduates from several prestigious musical programs. At The Inside Voice, we approach each lesson with a goal of inspiring creativity, instilling confidence, and exploring the dimensions of what your special voice can do.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SINGING LESSON?

Each student we teach is unique, so your vocal lessons are tailored to the goals and learning style of the individual. But you can generally expect a few things from your voice lessons:

  1. WARM UP YOUR VOICE: Lessons usually begin with vocal exercises, although more experienced students can choose to warm up at home. Vocal exercises serve two purposes: they help you develop technique without bogging you down with lyrics and a melody, and they get your vocal folds nice and pliable for the second part of your lesson.
  2. SING THE SONGS YOU WANT: The second part of your lesson applies the techniques you learn to the songs you want to sing. You’ll work on one or a few songs per lesson in the style of your choosing. This is where you learn to interpret songs and develop your own unique voice. Prefer that your voice teacher make song suggestions? Just say the word!
  3. LEARN COMPLEMENTARY SKILLS: A third, optional part of the lesson addresses the more practical skills we’ve addressed. This is the time you’d practice your song with a microphone, discuss audition interviews, or even learn to accompany yourself on guitar or piano.
  4. KEEP LEARNING: When the lesson is over, we’ll help you set practice goals based on your schedule and objectives. That way, your next lesson can be even better than your first!
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We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly Lessons

30 min

$55

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Weekly Lessons

45 min

$82.50

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Weekly Lessons

60 min

$110

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Weekly

90 min

$165

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“I am very happy I found a great school! All their teachers are very knowledgeable and experienced professional artists. Their management team is very professional, responsive and friendly. I never had a problem with scheduling or payments.”

— Oma S.

“I LOVE this Academy there are no words to describe how much fun, encouragement and effort this school gives my daughter and the community.”

— Ana C.

“The school is amazing and their staff is very kind. I work with a vocal coach named Ben and he is brilliant!!! He has exceeded my expectations and has been able to elevate my singing to heights I didn’t know I was capable of.”

— Phil S.

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Lessons for Kids

Lessons for Kids

We start private music lessons for kids as young as 3 or 4, depending on maturity. Your kiddo’s music instructor knows every child is different, and helps discover their unique learning style, talents, and interests and nurtures them accordingly.

Lessons for Teens

Lessons for Teens

Music lessons for teenagers are different than lessons for little kids, and we treat them as such. We teach you to sing and play the styles you’re most interested in and set and work toward your own artistic goals. We even hold special showcases just for teens and adults.

Lessons for Adults

Lessons for Adults

TIV’s Adult Music Program: Adult music lessons can be daunting, especially when so many music academies focus on toddler piano lessons. But our adult music program is for adults. We even hold laid-back performances focused on adult students.

Lessons for Seniors

Lessons for Seniors

Many people mistakenly believe that there’s an upper age limit for learning to sing or play an instrument. It’s never too late to start, and many reasons to do it, from the cognitive and physical benefits, to just the sheer joy of it.

What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Common Vocal Myths

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Voice teachers only concentrate on producing an operatic sound. I’m interested in pop and rock, so lessons are not for me.

It is certainly true that some voice teachers concentrate on the classical sound. However, many successfully teach pop, rock, musical theater, R&B, metal (yes, scream-singing is a difficult, but learnable technique) and every other style out there.

Belting is bad for you, and it should be avoided at all costs. Singers should only sing in their head voices.

It is true that belting with poor technique can be damaging, but healthy belting exists. Learning to belt without constriction, by using great breath control and retracting what’s called your false vocal folds, is both healthy and widely used by artists with long careers. First and foremost, it’s important to listen to your body when you sing in any style. Singing should feel comfortable, and you should back off and regroup when you start to feel tension.

Children should wait till puberty till they begin voice lessons. Anything earlier than that can damage their voices.

While children should not work rigorously to extend their range before puberty, kids should absolutely start voice lessons early. Think of it this way: if your child shows interest in singing, she or he will sing, regardless of whether signed up for lessons. Wouldn’t it be better to form good habits and healthy technique early? The Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology has this to say about childhood voice lessons:
“Voice abuse during childhood may lead to problems that persist throughout a lifetime. It is extremely important for children to learn good vocal habits, and for them to avoid voice abuse. This is especially true among children who choose to participate in vocally taxing activities such as singing, acting and cheerleading. Many promising careers and vocal avocations have been ruined by enthusiastic but untrained voice use. For children with vocal interests, age-appropriate training should be started early.”

Old dogs can’t learn new tricks. I didn’t start lessons as a kid, and now it’s too late.

There is nothing physical or mental standing in the way of your learning. Adults can make astounding improvements just like kids if they practice diligently and regularly.

If you can’t carry a tune, you’re probably tone deaf.

Only a tiny fraction of the population (under 2%) is actually tone-deaf. There’s a lot of coordination and muscle memory that goes into singing. A lack of visual and auditory feedback makes it even harder to develop this coordination. There’s nothing magical about learning to sing. It’s all about diligence and practice, and pretty much everyone can learn.

If you’re a female who can’t sing high, you’re an alto and should just choose low songs.

Well, your school choir director may have put you with the altos, but it’s waaaay more likely that you’re a soprano who hasn’t learned to access your high notes yet. Being able to hit high notes has much more to do with breath control and learned coordination than it does with voice type.


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