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Celtic Music
Sample Of Doris' Voice Teaching:
"Effortless Singing with the Lip Trill" »

Doris and StudentDoris Williams has a flair for teaching voice, choir and piano. She can quickly discern the needs of the student and individualizes her approach and style for each student. She has had over 30 years experience with all ages, preschool to adult and seniors.
She is currently seeking students for coaching voice, young students in a group, or adults.

She can teach using zoom for $65, or in person for $70.00.
Teaching packages: for 4 lessons - $250 per month. for 8 lessons - $500
A twenty minute free mini-lesson to see if you want to try voice lessons!

Doris Angel uses the pedagogy of Zoltan Kodaly for her young students on piano and voice and choir.

Kodaly-Based classes teach music skills through a natural means of using known repertoire with simple folk melodies. Starting with so, mi, the children learn orally and by sight rhythmic patterns, in-tune singing, pitch, and music expression using solfege, Curwen hand signs, big notated music, listening, and imitating. Also included will be 5 - 10 minutes of listening to classical composers. Children come from classes enjoying music, and its cognitive, physical, and spiritual benefits.

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Here's what one parent has to say: "My son started his very first piano lesson a year ago with Ms. Doris Williams. Since then he has grown from an enthusiastic, energetic student without any training into an enthusiastic, energetic, music player. One of the best aspects of Ms. William's teaching is that she teaches the MUSIC, not just the piano. She believes it is important for students to learn music first, and good piano technique. The theory is taught as well at the level of the repertoire. When teaching piano, Ms. Williams can identify my son’s strong music abilities and learning styles, and she adjusts her teaching methods to suit his level and needs. As a typical 6-year-old boy, and a tactile learner, he gets distracted easily. Ms. Williams is always patient with him, and can always find pieces that keep him interested. I often hear my son happily humming the tunes he had learned in the class, and he is always looking forward to the new class. Ms. Williams not only preserved his love of music, but also taught him how to truly appreciate the music. I feel very lucky to have Ms. Williams as his piano teacher."

Doris' Fun Breathing and Singing Video's below!
Here is a Review from Reilly!

Hello hello! Just wanted to stop in and give a review of the videos I purchased, one for resonance and one for breathing. They were both *awesome*! Easy to follow and fun to do. I love your energy you have when teaching, Doris Marie Williams!

The resonance one did really impact my singing voice nicely. I felt so much more open and peaceful afterward. So happy with my purchase and would encourage others to make one! Thanks so much, Doris!

Singing for Resonance 33.33

Grounding and Breathing for Singing and Health 33.33


Doris"To teach a child an instrument without first giving him (or her) preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand." (Zoltan Kodaly)

"If one were to attempt to express the essence of this education in one word, it could only be - singing. .... Our age of mechanization leads along a road ending with man himself as a machine; only the spirit of singing can save us from this fate. .... It is our firm conviction that mankind will live happier when it has learnt to live with music more worthily. Whoever works to promote this end, in one way or another, has not lived in vain. (1966)"
(Zoltan Kodaly)

In Doris' piano lessons she emphasizes singing everything the student is learning - the words, the finger numbers, the letter names, the rhyhthms, or made up words. In her voice lessons she teaches speech-level singing developed by Seth Riggs, used by world-renowned performers in the popular and classical genrés.

All payments can be made
Contact Doris: 650-213-6463