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DONNA DEUSSEN: Teaching Info

I am in the process of trying to set up Skype for those students out of the area.  Bear with me, and check back often!  For current students who prefer to pay by credit card or Paypal, you can use this link:

Skype Voice Lessons



Voice Lessons Available

You can learn the basics of proper vocal technique – breathing, placement, tone, intonation/pitch, diction, and interpretation – in a fun and non-stressful environment. Build your repertoire of pop, rock, country, r&b, musical theater, and jazz genres. Learn vocal exercises that will build muscle memory so that technique becomes second nature. Ages 10-adult, from beginners to advanced students who just want a refresher.


"Donna is fantastic!! She is knowledgeable, skilled, warm and supportive. What I appreciate most is her ability in a wide variety of vocal styles as well as helping me navigate the "mixed" voice - helping me to gain strength without hurting my voice. She is totally wonderful!" - Susan H.

"Donna is a true pro, not only is she a great singer but a wonderful musician as well. I was terrible and now I'm going on having three albums out. If she can teach me to sing, she can teach anyone. On top of that she has a great encouraging personality." - Jon M.

“After having a total thyroidectomy, my voice needed professional help. Donna’s recommended exercises have helped me a lot. She is a lovely person and I was struck by her genuine desire to help me reach my goals. I enjoy working with her very much and would highly recommend her expertise to anyone, no matter what their level. I am not a novice, and find her professional experience to be a blessing.” - Kathie U.

"In addition to being an amazing singer, Donna Deussen is an incredible teacher. Her creativity and musical intuition were exactly what I needed when recording my last album. Donna was able to bring out the "country flavor" in my music and helped me personalize my songs through creative licks and melodic alternatives. She helps guide her students through whatever project they may be working on, all the while exhibiting a wonderful blend of patience and encouragement. Any singer would be lucky to work with such a talented teacher!" - Stephanie D.

"Donna creates a relaxed environment, while still conducting her lessons in a professional manner. She listens to her students, taking in their concerns and figures out the best way to "clear those hurdles". In just a few lessons, I learned how to breathe properly, and she had me hitting notes I didn't even think was possible for my current range. I recommend Donna for anyone looking to improve their current style, no matter how experienced you are." - Rachel P.

"Donna is an exceptional vocal coach. In the time that I have studied under her tutelage my vocal technique has improved by leaps and bounds. She is attentive, caring, and professional at all times. I leave each session feeling empowered, enthusiastic, and confident in my abilities as a vocalist. Donna is delightful and the time that I spend with her is always a joyous journey of performance." - Mo G.


Donna has been a professional jazz/pop singer for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), and was on the faculty at the Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys, CA, from 2001 to 2006. Donna has taught all ages and levels at her private studio for over 12 years. Donna is currently located in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA.

For more information, availability, and rates, email her at

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