Janelle Finamore was professionally trained in voice and piano by a top Broadway teacher based in New York. She later went on to study voice and music at the renowned Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ where she performed and traveled in various professional choirs. Janelle finished her Bachelor’s degree in Music at California State University with an emphasis in music therapy. Since then she has performed her music throughout Orange county, arranged church choirs, and taught music to students of all ages and levels for over ten years. Through the years she has successfully prepared her students for auditions, talent shows, recitals, and competitions.
As a teacher she finds it rewarding to see her music students grow and flourish as musicians. Janelle emphasizes the importance of learning the rudiments of music to build a good foundation (vocal technique, scales, chord vocabulary, theory, song-composition, performing techniques), while also being fun and creative throughout the lessons. She tailors the lessons to each student based on their specific interests and strengths. She specializes in pop and musical theater and also teaches classical voice.
Because Janelle is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist, she can incorporate songwriting, recording, and performance techniques into the student’s lessons if desired. She has recorded a full length album and has performed original and cover songs throughout Orange county in music venues.
VOICE LESSONS COSTA MESA
Janelle offers In Home Voice lessons in Costa Mesa to ages 5 and up. She specializes in pop technique and theater and also teaches classical. For younger children, the main focus is learning melodies, doing a few vocal exercises, learning basic vocal technique skills, and having fun! For older students, the focus is more on vocal technique and building repertoire. She teaches Beginner to Advanced pop vocal technique which includes specific vocal exercises that are used to increase power, tone, stamina, range, and quality of voice. These exercises should be practiced daily.
Voice Lessons Costa Mesa Include:
- VOCAL TECHNIQUE INCLUDING PROPER BREATHING AND WARM UP EXERCISES
- AUDITION PREPARATION AND COACHING
- LEARNING PROPER BELTING TECHNIQUES FOR POP SINGING “HEALTHY BELTING”
- VOCAL REPERTOIRE-POP, ROCK, BROADWAY, CLASSICAL OR ANY COMBINATION
- DEVELOPING STYLE
- PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
- PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
- VOWEL MODIFICATIONS
- VOCAL EXERCISES IN SONG FORM TO IMPROVE DIFFICULT AREAS OF THE SONG
- LEARNING HOW TO RELAX THE LARYNX TO HIT HIGHER NOTES
- LEARNING TO SING IN THE MIX VOICE TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VOCAL CORDS
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