"If you are a developing artist and are in need of a voice coach, look no further. Janelle provided a warm, friendly, and safe environment to explore my daughter's voice. Warm-ups involved interesting scales and interesting sounds, with instruction on proper breathing, posture, and pronunciation. Off-key notes were quickly confronted, corrective options were sensitively offered, and unpleasant sounds were modified into beautiful tones. In conjunction with voice, Janelle began instructing my daughter on the piano. In just a few weeks my daughter was able to pick up basic chords to allow her to competently and simultaneously sing and play advanced songs from music professionals such as Alicia Keys and Adele. In the past month (and in less than a year with Janelle) my daughter has been given a lead singing role in a church play, a lead role in a local "Sound of Music" play, and has been awarded "Best All-around Performance" at her school talent show. Janelle can make a shy person sing, a bad singer good, and a good singer better."
Beau, Huntington Beach
"Miss Janelle has lots of experience as seen in her fun and engaging lessons. She picked out specific lesson books for our 5 year old son, which have age-appropriate homework assignments to reinforce the lesson. The piano/voice combo worked great for our 5 year old!"
"My daughter has been taking piano and singing with Janelle for over a year. She is a patient and very creative teacher. She is good at teaching beginning and advanced concepts and theory. She is prompt and very organized. Janelle has been a great teacher for my 11 yr. old daughter. She is a talented pianist, singer and songwriter".
Jennifer, Newport Beach
"Our two boys have had a wonderful experience learning piano with Janelle. They look forward to their lessons every week. She is a great teacher!"
- Patricia, Ladera Ranch
"Janelle is an amazing teacher and has taught me so much! I highly recommend her!"
Sophia, Newport Beach
"Janelle Finamore is fabulous! She took me through all these breath excercises and worked my voice. I can hit C6 with what she taught me and my falsetto has never sounded clearer.
"My daughter Savannah loves taking pop singing lessons with Janelle. She learns so much about singing with the vocal exercises and also has fun. She knows when to slow down and work on trouble spots in the songs so that my daughter improves. She has a great sense of humor which makes the lessons fun and she always looks forward to seeing Janelle."
Lee Hamilton, Laguna Niguel
"I fully endorse Janelle Finamore as a music teacher. She has had experience on both sides of the microphone. As a professional singer/song-writer and performer she has featured in many of the venues I book for and has received rave reviews. If anyone can inspire the pursuit of this wonderful craft, it is Janelle!"
-Jaimes Palacio, Music and Poetry Promoter