Group and private lessons.

Group and Private Voice Lessons

Ages 6 – Adult
All Skill Levels
After school services available!


What is the difference between group and private lessons?

Private lessons are a good fit if you have a specific goal to achieve and want faster results.

Group lessons are excellent if you want an enriching musical experience: playing with others, sharing the sound space, experiencing harmony, jamming and learning together.

Children under the age of 7 are encouraged to learn in a group setting. They learn a lot from each other and their listening skills improve faster than in private lessons, due to the group singing, ensemble playing and team playing.

How are groups for group music lessons divided?

Group lessons are typically divided by age range: ages 4-6, ages 7-9, ages 10-13, ages 14-17, and 18+.

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Tell us a little about you and what you’d like learn, and we’ll get in touch to answer any questions you have and help you take the next step toward making your musical dreams a reality!

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About the Teacher

Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer

As a child, if I wasn’t singing and/or dancing around to a tune in my head, then I was asleep. I would sing wherever I went and even started making up songs about my surroundings. “The Happy Tree”, “The Sad Salamander”, etc.

My mother introduced me to “the greats”, as she likes to call them, when I was just a baby and I absolutely loved it.

As soon as I started singing along, she noticed how happy it made me.

That’s when she signed me up for choir when I was 5 years old. After attending this class, my life was completely changed. My choir teacher was the most amazing musician that I had ever seen.

Although I was very young, I still remember this class like it happened yesterday! She was patient, kind, and played the guitar beautifully while she sang. I knew at that moment, that I wanted to change people’s lives for the better through music and help people find their inner song, just like my teacher had done for me. Now, I have been teaching choir, voice, and music theory for 6 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Throughout my career in music, I have sung in several elite choral ensembles, three of which have auditioned and been accepted to sing at the American Choral Director’s Association on several occasions. I have also sung with symphonies and orchestras and got the opportunity to conduct choirs, as well. I have conducted famous composer, Morten Lauridsen, in Concert with the student led ensemble (Il Dolce Suono) that I was vice president of at Cabrillo College. I also sang in the chorus of Eric Whitacre’s Electronic Opera, under the direction of Eric Whitacre himself, on two separate occasions. Along with my background in choral music, I have also studied jazz theory, jazz arranging, and vocal jazz. I have been featured as a soloist in both choral works and vocal jazz ensembles and loved being a part of both!

Although I have always loved performing, my heart has always been with teaching. While singing in these choirs and performing with them, I also got the opportunity to teach four different Children’s Choirs at Cabrillo College, tutored adult music theory students, taught private voice lessons to children and adults, and also taught choir to the 1st and 2nd grade classes at a local elementary school called Rio Del Mar Elementary.

I hope to meet you soon and share my passion for music with you while I help you find your voice and your very own inner song!