Seeking Singing Classes, Groups, or Lessons for a Beginner


I am looking for East Bay singling classes, groups or lessons for myself, a beginner.  I noticed that all the past BPN postings on similar topics are fairly dated.  I am interested in learning to sing because I noticed that singing makes me happy, lifts my mood and generally helps me feel more alive.  I know there are a lot of options out there for those who already have singing experience but wasn't sure where to look as a beginner.

Thank you for your ideas and suggestions!

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Reach out to Fabio Silva with Better World Music school! He’s the best and his set up for online classes is amazing. Betterworldmusicschool dot com

Berkeley Women's Community Chorus is a fabulous group of women. It's a non-audition chorus so we welcome everyone who wants to sing.  We learn basic technique and sing all kinds of music. We meet on Thursday nights at the Northbrae Church in North Berkeley. Debra Golata is the director. Contact her at dgolata [at] Here's the BWCC website: 

Come join us!

I really like the Living Room Choir. It's friendly, meets once a week on Saturday afternoon, and the songs are simple, with no music reading necessary. We sing short songs with harmony or rounds. You can find more info at website or email them at thelivingroomchoir [at] There's also a Facebook group for it.


Our family members have long participated in Sing Thing with Sandi Morey.

She teaches traditional songs to people of all ages.  (Kids should be able to sit still for an hour.)

Material includes sea chanteys, uncomplicated songs in international languages, rounds.  I found that my singing voice improved a lot even though i just do it for fun.

Sessions are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m = 8:30 p.m., starting the first week of October, at her house in Oakland, in the Dimond District, on Laguna Avenue near MacArthur Boulevard.  (510) 482-1833

Hi, I highly recommend Molly Smart. She taught music (instrumental and voice) in independent schools for many years, and now teaches privately. She's warm, friendly, talented, and highly skilled at meeting a beginner where you are and encouraging you every step of the way. You can contact Molly directly at mollysmart AT gmail dot com.