Singing Lessons in San Diego and San Francisco


With former long-term clients wins/nominations/appearances: GRAMMYs * Chinese Music Awards * Los Angeles Music Awards * The Voice * American Idol * Superstar K * More

Belting for pop “in the mix”, online client Lio Nicol’s story (US Pop – 52 second)

Signed K-Pop artist and former student scouted from her YouTube page after 7 months of lessons with Ellie, Kate Kim. Testimonial, whistle register demo, music video clip.

GRAMMY winning drummer Billy Ray testimonial

Hey guys!

I am a California classcially-trained jazz vocalist now doing a lot of work over in NYC.  3x/year I take my San Diego and San Francisco students in person and the rest of the year we do online sessions on Skype.  We have EXCELLENT reviews for the Skype lessons online which you should check out and they are very effective.

Here’s a partial list of my long-term students’ accomplishments:

Awards Wins/Nominations

  • GRAMMY’s (Hollywood, CA)
  • Los Angeles Music Awards (Hollywood, CA)
  • San Diego Music Awards (San Diego, CA)
  • Hollywood Artist In Music Awards (Hollywood, CA)
  • Chinese Music Awards in Canto-Pop and Mando-Pop (China)
  • Golden SAIL Music Awards (Hong Kong)
  • International Blues Challenge Regional Winner (Southern California winner – went to Memphis to compete in National stage)

Successful Auditions for TV talent shows

  • Superstar K (K-Pop’s biggest and most popular TV talent show – competed on show)
  • The Voice Hong Kong (Canto-pop client hosted for a season)
  • Super Idol (Mandarin-Pop in Taiwan) 2nd place winner for season
  • American Idol Golden Ticket winner (US American Idol, Hollywood)

Hits/Charting/Song Placements

  • 2 Top ten albums certified  by sales (Canto-pop, Chinese language market)
  • #1 charting song certified by sales (Canto-pop, Chinese language market)
  • #10 charting song certified by sales (Canto-pop, Chinese language market)
  • MTV Real World sing placement (multiple seasons, multiple songs)
  • MTV Fresh Meat song placement
  • Feature Film Song placement

(for more singing lessons clients’ and mentees’ accomplishments, click here):

We have 6 months interest free financing on packages of over $100.  

Gift Certificates: (gift certificates)

New York City and Online Skype Singing Lessons

  • Bel Canto and belting technique for styles from classical to jazz to pop/kpop/cpop to rock and musical theatre
  • Special programs in:
    • jazz singing lessons, phrasing & improvisation
    • singer-instrumentalists
    • injury recovery
    • beginners
    • singing lessons to benefit the highly-trained voice
    • “tone deafness” retraining (note that people who are truly medically tone deaf also think music sounds like noise so if you enjoy music, you are not tone deaf).
    • Singing at your own wedding
    • Fine-tuning and problem-solving for the professional singer and speaker
  • Alexander Technique-compatible vocal technique
  • Locations in Manhattan, New York City; San Francisco; and San Diego:
    • San Diego: La Jolla Music in 92037
    • Manhattan, New York City: 8th Ave between 36th and 37th
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Online singing lessons given by Skype, Oovoo, Facetime, etc

Also, if you will be coming to NYC, you can use your SD, Sf or online credits to do a lesson or two while there.  Talk to Ellie about in New York City Singing Lessons.

Appointment Required – please no walk ins.