Book lessons with professional singing teacher Julia Norton.
Hello! My name is Julia Norton and I am a professional singing tutor located in San Rafael.
I offer high-quality singing lessons in the San Rafael area.
I'm a fun experienced singing teacher with over 20 years experience. I've been singing my whole life, trained in early music as a child. I'm British but located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
I want everybody to experience the amazing benefits of singing, this is why I offer lessons to students of all abilities and ages (8+).
As a lot of the fundamental techniques for singing are the same, I can offer lessons in any genre you like, however I specialise inPop, Folk, Rock and even Jazz singing.
I am a friendly teacher, having taught for many years beginners to professionals I'd be delighted to help you find the voice that's hiding inside!
Prices for high-quality singing lessons in the San Fransisco Bay area, I recommend all my students take lessons weekly for maximum progress and development.
1/2 hour lessons are best suited to complete beginners and young children having their first introduction in singing.
1 hour lessons are best suited to students who would like to see rapid progress with a tailored lesson plan,
'Not only is Julia an incredibly talented singer, but she’s an amazing person and teacher. My 10-year-old daughter has been going to weekly voice lessons with her for about a year now and her growth as a singer has been exponential!! I knew my kiddo had a voice, but Julia has really brought it out of her so beautifully. Needless to say, we adore her as an artist, teacher and friend. So grateful to have found her!!'
'Julia is a voice whisperer. I had been afraid to sing all my life. Julia helped me breakthrough my fears to find my singing voice. In addition, I gained confidence and accessed courage that I didn’t know I had. Julia is gentle, compassionate and thoroughly knowledgeable about all aspects of the voice. She provides a lovely, safe space in which to sing, cry, laugh and break through the blocks that keep us from accessing our true voice. I can’t recommend Julia highly enough!
'Julia is the best! I’ve had a lifelong desire and crippling fear of singing. Julia was able to work with me over time to slowly open up and use my voice exactly how I want to use it. Now, I can sing and even perform in front of other people – something that would have been impossible in the past. I can’t recommend Julia enough.'
I've been singing my whole life since infancy. I later went on to study qualifications in Jazz at the City Literary Institute in London and later studied in Voice Movement Therapy with Paul Newham in London from 1998-2000. My great teachers over the years have included Frankie Armstrong, Ida Kellarova, Mark Murphy, Dave Stroud and Paul Newham.
I like to create a plan of lessons tailored to each individual student, based on their goals and favourite styles of music, meaning you can learn the different techniques and theory of singing using the music that you love.
if you want a full, free and strong voice, I can help you get there! I help with singing across 'the bridge', with confidence, dexterity, tone and placement. I help rehabilitate after vocal injury and build confidence and skills to even overcome stage fright and performance anxiety.
If you want to find the voice hidden inside you and achieve your goals with a friendly and professional teacher, get in touch to book your first lesson today.
I take the majority of my lessons from a dedicated teaching studio based in San Rafael, CA 94903, USA.
It is a fantastic place to learn how to sing as it contains all the resources we will need for engaging and fun lessons in a relaxed environment.
I can also be easily reached from all directions in California, If you are travelling from San Fransisco or Petaluma you can reach me by taking the highway 101. If you wanted to travel from the Sacramento area you could use highway 80.
My full address will be provided on your first lesson booking.
Music Shops in San Rafael:
San Rafael is fortunate enough to host a variety of musical instrument shops. One of my personal favourites is Bananas At Large. Located on1654 2nd St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA Bananas At Large stock a huge variety of musical instruments such as guitars, basses, keyboards and drum kits. Importantly for us singers, the store has a huge stock of professional audio items such as microphones, headphones, home studio recording equipment and PA systems for live vocalists making it the perfect store for singers from beginner to professional.
If you were looking for a reputable chain music store I would suggest Guitar Center. With hundreds of stores across America, Guitar Center is a brand you can trust. Located on 1645 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA you can find everything here from guitars to PA, recording equipment and specialised vocal microphones. Guitar Center stock a host of song and lyric books for vocalists too. Guitar Center has a huge online store, so you can even get their stock delivered straight to your door!
Music Venues in San Rafael:
We are also very fortunate to host a variety of music venues in the area, showcasing a huge number of different musical acts and genres.
One of my favourite venues has to be 19 Broadway. Located on 19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA 94930, USA it's the premier music venue, bar and nightclub in the Bay Area. Having a prime location on Broadway in the heart of the Fairfax nightlife, ensures you’ll be in the heart of what’s happening. Only 14 miles from San Francisco, they are the perfect location for a night out! 19 Broadway has been bringing nightlife to Fairfax and the Bay Area seven nights a week for 30 years, known by both musicians and fans as a major destination for live music in Fairfax. 19 Broadway offers a wide spectrum of musical genres from dance-hall and roots to blues, funk, rock, soul, Americana and jazz. We host a diverse range of international, regional and local artists.
If you are looking for a larger venue to watch established and famous artists play, San Fransisco is home to the The Fillmore. Located on 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA. Opened in 1910 as a dance hall, The Fillmore has become famous as a counterculture venue hosting some of the worlds most famous acts across the decades. The Fillmore has seen performances from the likes of No Doubt, Radiohead, The Cure, Sonic Youth, Prince, The White Stripes, Dave Chappelle and even Tom Jones.
If you want to learn to sing using the music you love, don't hesitate and book your first lesson with me today!