The Singing Place


Sing like you’ve always wanted

Make progress in your goals

Lessons for all ages and levels

Lessons available worldwide


Learn what you’ve always wanted.

We help beginners get started, Intermediates progress, and assist professionals with recording their albums.


Achieve your goals fast.

We assess each student’s voice and design exercises for their specific goals, voice type, and genre. Singing Lessons Santa Monica vocal coach


Enhance confidence on and off stage.

Learn stage presence, creative expression, and emotional release. Gain enhanced social skills.


Achieve your goals fast.
We extend range, teach healthy belting, improve tone, blend registers. Every voice is unique, so is every lesson. We teach what you want to learn.

Boost your confidence.
Enjoy the freedom of self expression. We help with stage fright, self judgment, and performance anxiety. We’re your support system.

Love your voice.
Each singer has a gift unlike anyone else’s. We can help you identify your strengths and market your brand.


  • Learn to sing on pitch
  • Discover new range
  • Discover new tones 
  • Learn breath technique 
  • Have fun exploring


  • Boost your confidence
  • Increase your range
  • Learn healthy belting
  • Smooth out “breaks”
  • Develop a personal style


  • Performance prep
  • Audition prep
  • Master your unique style
  • Maintain a healthy voice 
  • Build repertoire


In your first singing lesson, you’ll:

  • Discover new abilities
  • Make progress on your goals
  • Get answers to your vocal questions
  • Have fun learning in a safe, supportive space 

New Students:

Introductory lessons are $75 for an hour or $40 for a half hour. 

We’re here to support you.


Kathleen Kernohan

Kathleen Kernohan

Kathleen Kernohan is a Vocal Coach, professional singer, actress, and recording voiceover artist.

She teaches the SLS technique, founded by Seth Riggs, which creates easy, healthy belting.  She has taught singing, acting, and creative dramatics for over 25 years.

She specializes in children and adult beginners, making the learning process fun and exciting.

Kathleen also helps prepare students for performances and auditions by applying acting methods to singing. 

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Betsy Hammer

Betsy Hammer

Betsy Hammer is a Vocal Coach, professional singer, actress, songwriter, voiceover and recording artist.

She creates a positive, supportive environment, enabling singers to bring out the artist within. 

Betsy specializes in teens, adult beginners and intermediates, creating a fun and uplifting environment.

Betsy loves sharing acting techniques to prepare students for live performances, film, TV, and commercial auditions to achieve wonderful artistic singing

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Which Coach is the Match for YOU?


We assess each student’s voice and design exercises for their specific goals, voice type, and genre. Lessons are custom designed for your needs.

Healthy belting: Many singers find maintaining a healthy technique while “belting” difficult. We help clients feel the difference between harmful and healthy belting. Our goal is to give you a healthy technique so that your instrument will last a lifetime. Helping students release tension makes singing much easier and much more fun.

“Mixed” voice: Going from your lowest note to your highest note seamlessly can be a big challenge for singers. We help singers blend registers to the point where the audience won’t hear your transition. This removes “breaks”, cracks, flips, and straining.

Range expansion: When a singer can’t get past their “breaks” they assume all higher notes are out of their range. By balancing their registers, our instructors drastically improve a singer’s range. Most students gain an octave or more.

Vocal Style: What makes you unique as a singer? We help singers identify their strengths to create a unique style that feels authentic to them. We want you to love the feeling you get when you sing and love your own personal style.

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Love Your Voice

Are you ready to feel more confident in your voice?
Our job is to see potential in our students and guide them to best bring out their talents.
We get you in tune with your instrument so you can trust yourself and share your gifts. Singing Lessons in Santa Monica, CA
Are you ready to explore the true potential of your gifts?
We offer a safe place to explore, experiment, and create.
We’re here to support you.
Our studio is designed for privacy so you can feel safe in taking your next big steps and unleashing your creativity. 
Are you ready to let go of stage fright and any doubts?
We help singers get out of the habit of over-thinking so they can develop more trust in their voice and creative expression.
We strongly believe this helps unlock creativity and authenticity while reducing anxiety.

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