Client Achievements

“…[S]he really helped me with my rock vocals and she was very open-minded about the style I am singing in.”

– Michael L. (via Yelp) 2012 …Note we have two yelp listing in SF – the other one has more reviews.


Vocal Coach Ellie’s Voice Lessons Students’ Accomplishments

My students are my resume!  Most of my students start as either beginners/novices or semi-professional (singing at Open Mikes, school plays, amateur opera, small clubs, and so forth), yet a startling number of them go on to achieve great things in music from playing out at really cool venues to winning awards (locally up through the international level).  Their achievements span genres including Music Theatre, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Pop, Rock, Indie, Country, and the ever-popular Much, Much More.  Although the actual list of their accomplishments is really too big for me to list in its entirety, here is a small percentage of what they have done DURING or AFTER they took from me – they are really awesome!  Please also note that this is a list only including my personal students – sometimes when you see such lists they include every student that has ever taken from whatever organization is certifying the teacher but mine is the real deal! (be sure to also see her Reviews)

Singing Reality Shows (American Idol, X-Factour, the Voice etc)

Awards, Nominations & Competition Winners – Top Level

Awards, Nominations & Competition Local, Regional, and National

Music Venues Played by Students and Former Students

TV/film appearances, Musical Theatre, and song placements

  • Real World Denver – song placement – MTV (multiple)
  • Real World Challenge “Fresh Meat”  – song placement – MTV
  • Newport Harbor – song placement – MTV
  • Feature film song placement Winter of Frozen Dreams 2009 – USA
  • Wong Ka Yan feature film lead actress – student leverages her successful recording career into a nationally-awarded acting career
  • Feature Film True Women for Sale – (Golden Horse (Best Actress) was awrded, Ming Pao Weekly Magazine Award for Outstanding Actress, Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress,  Nominated – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress) China
  • Annie – lead role – Starlight Theatre San Diego, CA
  • Wizard of Oz – role of Dorothy – Coronado Playhouse – won Aubrey Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical (see awards and nominatons above)
  • The Voice – TV – Host Hong Kong, China
  • Feature film 72 Tenants of Prosperity – China
  • MTV episode appearance (acting) – USA
  • Feature film Lives in Flames – China
  • More


Accomplishments of very beginners

  • Singing at their own wedding
  • “Tone Deafness” recovery
  • Playing out for the first time ever
  • “Sitting in” with a jazz or blue band
  • Singing at an open mike
  • Singing in the house and not being teased by their spouse 😉
  • More


Corporate Clients & Referrals

  • NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants – Irvine, CA)
  • Sierra Club Legal Department – spoken voice (San Francisco, CA)
  • US Navy Band – singing voice (San Diego, CA)
  • Funky Door Yoga – spoken voice, I was the “official voice instructor” for their teachers (Oakland, CA)
  • Clearchannel – singing voice (San Diego, CA)
  • More


Successful School Auditions 

  • NYU Theatre Department
  • New England Conservatory of Music – graduate jazz voice
  • Manhattan Conservatory of Music – graduate jazz voice
  • SOTA (School of the Arts high school) in San Francisco
  • COSA (Coronado School of the Arts) in San Diego – Musical Theatre audition
  • Berkelee School of Music – jazz voice
  • State schools such as SFSU, SDSU, etc – classical and jazz voice
  • UC schools such as UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, UCBerkeley, etc – classical and jazz voice
  • The ever-popular Much. Much More!  😉

Pro-Level Student Accomplishments