About My Business:
Teaching at top studios for over 13 years
Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance
Available lessons at my home in Los Angeles/House calls
I have all the equipment, you don't need to buy anything
Cd of lesson after every lesson for practice
Lessons on Skype or iChat
Personal Message from Leota:
As a singer and voice teacher it is of the utmost importance to me to:
1. Build my students vocally so their voice will last a lifetime and they will never have to endure any vocal impairment or injury.
2. Build my students physically with the proper use of the diaphragm through breathing exercises and vocal techniques.
3. Build my students mentally through encouragement and support. I believe anyone can sing. I really do. It's about proper instruction, technique, and the will to achieve at singing.
Leota has been singing since the age of 7 and songwriting since the age of 9. She sings every style of music. At the age of 17, she was first place finalist (Opera) in the SCVA Solo Competion and was also a semi-finalist (Opera) in the Music Center Spotlight Awards (Dorothy Chandler). While earning her Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from California State University Northridge, Leota performed the lead role of Yum Yum in The Mikado and Sister Genovieffa in Suor Angelica and was a member of Northridge Singers, the highly acclaimed California State Northridge Choir and winners of the Choir of the World Competition at the Eistedfodd International Choral Festival in Wales, United Kingdom.
While she loves and appreciates her opera training every day while teaching, Leota’s full attention turned to her songwriting after college. Be it on piano, guitar, or beats, Leota continues to sculpt her songwriting skills and has performed all around Los Angeles in venues such as The Opium Den, The Space, The Monsoon Café, Platinum Live, The Roxy, Hallenbecks, Ghengis Cohen, Forbidden City and others. Her music video "All About You" premiered at the Dances With Films Festival in Hollywood, Ca in 2009.
"All About You" music video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GR3RE3iWq0
Leota’s music can be heard at: www.myspace.com/leotapenneymusic
Teaching for over thirteen years now, she began her teaching career with an internship at Vibe Performing Arts Studio at the age of 14 and started teaching private voice lessons shortly after. Since childhood, she has studied voice under the instruction of Rene Urbanovich, Andrea Vibe, Laura Jones, David Sannerud, and world acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano, Kimball Wheeler and attended workshops with Seth Riggs and Roger Love as a young child. Leota has taught at top vocal studios ever since.
Studios worked at include: Vibe Performing Arts (Santa Clarita, Ca), California Music Academy (Thousand Oaks, Ca), The Rage Entertainment Complex (Northridge, Ca), World Music (Santa Clarita, Ca), Himmelstein Pop Academy (North Hollywood, Ca), Releve Studios (Tarzana, Ca), and World Music (Simi Valley, Ca). Currently, Leota works at Guitar Center Studios (Woodland Hills, Ca).
If you're interested in studying voice and performance (Pop/Rock/R&B/Musical Theater) or need help recording vocals in the studio please contact Leota at: firstname.lastname@example.org