Private voice lessons specializing in advanced vocal technique, operatic training, performance skills, stage presence and many other professional skills for all singers. Hungarian-born, Cherie Valaray recently moved to Los Angeles after living in Sydney, Australia for 7 years. Her ability to sing the most difficult vocal literature with effortless ease and control is quite breathtaking. As one of the best vocal coaches you will find, she enjoys sharing her singing instruction knowledge with students of all levels — total beginners to advanced.
Learn Power Technique Without Vocal Damage
Vocal lessons focus on vocal technique, including breath support, breathing, posture, vibrato control, resonance, vocal beauty and reaching high notes with ease. All vocal styles, specializing in opera coaching, operetta and broadway and including rock, R&B, country, pop and folk. Performance skills including gesture, choreography, anxiety reduction, and lyric interpretation.
Tel: 818-712-0103 email:
Prices (Pay by Cash, Check, PayPal or Credit Card)
Half Hour: $45 Hour: $75
Serving Many Areas of Southern California.
Cherie’s students come from many areas of Southern California area, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles and United States of America (U.S.A.) These include Reseda, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Canoga Park, West Hills, Granada Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Encino, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, LA, Calabasas, Universal City, North Hollywood, West Hollywood, Studio City, Valencia, Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Hacienda Heights, Topanga, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Westlake Village. 818, 213, 310, 424, 323, and even Japan and Australia!
Location of Lessons
All lessons are held at our music teaching studio in West Hills, California. Please call for directions.
(for mail only:) Cherie Valaray Singing Lessons 4872 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #342 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Live Online Lessons With a Webcam also Available
Cherie is able to give you lessons using Skype and a webcam if you do not live in the Los Angeles area. You have to have a headset with built-in microphone in order to do this.
About Cherie Valaray
Cherie Valaray was born in Hungary and graduated from the Budapest Studio of the Hungarian Society of Musicians and Dancers. In Europe, she sang in Hannover Theater’s Gypsy Baron and Die Fledermaus, at the Lehar and Kalman Operetta Festival in Hungary, in musicals at the Arany Janos Theater. She also studied acting for two years in Budapest before going to New York. There, Cherie studied with Metropolitan Opera tenor, Gabor Carelli, and sang at sponsored charity concerts in the City. Cherie has continued voice training with the internationally known vocal coach, David Harper, in Sydney, Australia – where she also studied with Andrew Dalton, vocal coach for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and Nicole Dorigo, French-Italian language coachof the same Conservatorium. Cherie has taken classes with Estella Roche, repetiteur of Opera Australia, and master classes with England’s Mary King. Cherie studied with renowned Australian tenor, Jonathon Welch whose Tenor Australis included Cherie in their ‘Three Tenors and a Diva’ tour. Some years before, Cherie was one of The Duelling Sopranos who played Australia and Europe with two CD’s produced of the show. In 2006 Cherie made her first of several appearances in Jakarta for the Sydney International Cultural Centre at 72 Erskine. Her debut at Goethe Haus included 23 coloratura arias and lyric pieces. 500 cognoscenti including government ministers, ambassadors, heads of music, voice and orchestral schools – gave Cherie rave reviews in Jakarta’s two most reputed Indonesian, and, English newspapers. ‘A pure, clear, strong and very high soprano… Great musical dexterity… Truly inspiring… Impeccable.’ (KOMPAS Newspaper and Jakarta Post)
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“Not since the legendary Lily Pons have I enjoyed such a magnificent coloratura soprano as Cherie Valaray. Her elegant stage presence, so rare in today’s world, truly captivated the audience. Brava Cherie!”
—Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen)
“Cherie is an amazing vocal coach! I would definitely recommend her. She helps me strengthen my weaknesses and forces me to constantly improve:)”
“I had the pleasure to hear the exquisite coloratura soprano voice of Cherie Valaray. She enchanted our soiree with a repertory interpreted with absolute control and vitality. Miss Valaray cast a spell of elegance and of longing for more opera.”
—France Nuyen, Actress
“Cherie’s methods and techniques carry on the traditions of excellence that have been passed on to her by the great singing masters over the years. Her care and attention to technique, breathing and musicality have seen her coach some of the great singers in Australia and abroad. After having lessons with Cherie, my vocal tone improved tremendously. This was vital to my work in arranging and music directing. If you are looking for a world-class vocal coach you can’t go wrong with Cherie Valaray.”
—Samuel Cottell, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, Music Director Sydney, Australia
“Cherie is a brilliant teacher and I have improved phenomenally because of her. She understands and knows her students on a personal level, while still teaching in a professional, highly-educated and informative manner. She consistently does everything she can to help her students improve and creates a comforting and reassuring environment. After my lessons with Cherie, I never ceased to walk out smiling and feeling as though I had achieved something new and worthwhile. Cherie is undoubtedly one of the best teachers I have had and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”
—Georgia Clark, Sydney, Australia
Vilia (The Merry Widow) Franz Lehar Cherie Valaray, Soprano
Glitter And Be Gay (Candide) Bernstein Cherie Valaray, Soprano
Will He Like Me? (She Loves Me) J Bock, S Harnick Cherie Valaray, Soprano