"As a mom we often aren’t sure exactly what we are getting our children into when we sign them up for new lessons and activities (especially when the lessons are via Skype and you don’t consider yourself a singer, at all). But any worry you may have will disappear the minute you meet Claire. Her genuine warmth and openness makes it easy to connect with her. She is a born teacher, down to earth, lighthearted and brilliant at her craft.
Claire creates lessons that are not only fun--they’re both challenging and engaging. Her remarkable gift of connection encourages her students to take chances and trust themselves. Her one-of-a-kind approach will change the way you connect to your voice and shift the way you think about your own vocal talent. Her ability to create a safe space allows her students to be vulnerable with their voices without any fear of embarrassment or doubt. Claire’s relatable approach makes the task of learning how to sing not only comfortable, but also fun and engaging.
If you are looking to discover or develop your voice in a safe, relaxed, fun yet challenging space, Claire’s vocal studio is the perfect place for you."
San Antonio, Texas
"Even though I just had my first lesson, I can tell that working with Claire is going to be one of the best experiences of my life. Once I walked through her door, I felt like I had entered a non-judgmental and safe place where I didn't have to be scared. One of the many things I liked about Claire right away was that she is very encouraging and understands what it takes to become a beautiful singer, like herself. The feeling of singing with her made me so happy, I didn't want to leave. After my first lesson, I had already felt like I made improvement. She did an amazing job helping, and I know she's the best voice teacher I've ever had (and I have a feeling she'll always be the best). Having vocal lessons with her is the highlight of my week/month, and with her encouraging words I feel like I can make progress and know more than I did before. Working with Claire made me feel like I was just given the best prize in the world and I honestly wish I could just have her all to myself. She's an amazing vocal teacher and I know she'll be in my life for a very, very long time."
Los Angeles, California
"To be honest, I didn't want to write this because I want to keep Claire all to myself, but working with Claire is a breath of fresh air. From the moment she popped onto my screen, her beautiful soul shined through and immediately made me feel happy and excited, and like I was in a safe and comfortable place. Meeting her is like making a new best friend. She really understands where I am right now and where I want to be. She 'gets' the tears, stress, excitement and pure joy that comes with being a singer because she is one (and an amazing one, might I add). Having vocal lessons is truly the highlight of my week, and with each lesson I always come out feeling more knowledgeable and confident than I did previously. I honestly hope that Claire will be in my life for a very long time because she is truly a gift."
Canastota, New York
"In only a few months of knowing her, Claire has changed me "for good" (we sing A LOT of Wicked). Claire is a bright light; a ray of sunshine, love, and support. She has pushed me and fueled my passion of singing even further. When I sing with Claire, I feel connected to who I truly am at my core. She creates an open, kind, and motivating space where weirdos are not only welcome, but they are appreciated. Claire puts her heart and soul into her work, and it is a beautiful thing to learn from someone who loves what they do. I am so beyond grateful that the universe put Claire on my path, and I can't wait to see where our journey takes us."
Boca Raton, FL
"My daughter, Jordan, has been talking vocal lessons from Claire for the past two months and sessions with her have taken Jordan to a whole other level, not only in vocals but in confidence. My daughter has always been full of the latter but now with specific warm ups and techniques Claire has taught her--including the breath through singing--it has opened up a new understanding of the entire vocal process for her. My daughter is 10 years old and Claire speaks to her on her level (keeps it fun!) and encourages her to keep practicing the techniques while also ensuring her that her voice as a child is constantly growing and changing. Jordan looks forward to every class!"
Kelley and Jordan
"Hi my name is Aj Ryan, and I am from Cornwall in the United Kingdom, Planet Earth. I have been having Skype singing lessons with Claire Hosterman for four months now. I have enjoyed them SO much because Claire has made them a lot of fun. I was really nervous for the first lesson I had because I never really sang that much, other than in the car with my Mummy.
Also, I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew before I met Claire is that she is Dove Cameron’s big sister. I was put at ease quickly because Claire is super nice, kind, sweet and funny.
I am getting better with my nerves now. Claire makes me feel safe when we have our lessons on Skype. I am enjoying the fun warm up exercises we do and I feel more confident with singing and everything, really. I have always found it hard with social interaction because I have SPD, and Autism. But Claire has helped me realize that I’m not different; that I am special.
I feel more confident everywhere and now I can talk to new people I meet without feeling really scared of how they look at me.
Claire is a wonderful teacher and friend. Claire, I love you so much! Thank you for everything you have done for me."
"I was thrilled to have found Claire Hosterman Vocal Studio through my son's charter school when he expressed interest in voice lessons. She is absolutely amazing with him - with her kind demeanor and knack for redirection when needed. Because he is still young, she incorporates fun and silly games to demonstrate proper breathing techniques, warm ups and exercises. His voice has improved in the short time he's been with Claire, and I can't wait to see how he develops over time. Claire has super-hero patience with my rambunctious boy, is talented as she is sweet, and is an absolute god send. We just love her!"
San Diego, California
"My daughter, Destiny, has always loved singing and I am so glad we found Claire. She is an awesome and talented instructor. Not only does she teach voice lessons well--she makes it fun! My daughter has had a special bond with Claire since day one. I have seen Destiny's vocal talents enhanced and improvements in her vocal range in a short time! Claire Hosterman is the real deal!!! Before Destiny has a performance she does vocal exercises that she has learned with Claire. We cannot say enough how much Claire has helped my daughter's voice, as well as gaining the confidence in knowing that she is learning the skills she needs to be the singer she wants to be."
"I have been taking Skype lessons from Claire for about a year now. She has a lot of different and unique vocal warm-ups that help warm up all the different registers. Not only is she a great teacher, but she is a great person, too. I can tell she really cares about me. While she has helped me improve my singing, she also makes me laugh, and we have fun together. I always look forward to our lessons!"
St. Petersburg, FL
"I think Claire is the best voice teacher. She is very patient and she takes time to teach her students the right technique. She never gets mad and she always wants to make you a better singer. The class is a lot of fun because Claire makes learning fun. This is why I am so happy to have Claire as my voice teacher."
"Claire is an absolute gem! She is so kind, patient and knowledgable about her craft. She makes you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in, regardless of your skill level. Claire packs a lot into a lesson and manages to balance it with fun so you never feel frustrated and are surprised with how much you've learned. Claire is not only a great coach, she is a wonderful person, as well!"
Laine and Emily
Los Angeles, California
"Claire is a beautiful, wonderful, kind, talented and compassionate human and vocal coach. Her positive, happy and open minded attitude has gotten her very far and some of the many reasons anyone who meets her will instantly fall in love with her. She is by far one of the most talented coaches and vocalists I have ever come across! She is very hardworking but can also be very fun and silly. We all love you so much, Claire. Keep being you."
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Claire Hosterman is the culmination of thoughtful, positive, and patient energy all wrapped up in one package. She immediately signals to her students that they mean the world to her through her actions and demeanor. Claire prepares her students to take on vocal challenges through careful analysis of singing patterns and tailors lessons to individual voices. She also builds their self esteem through pointed and accurate positive reinforcement. I cannot emphasize enough that Claire is the kind of teacher who instills the love of singing in her students, in addition to crafting the skills necessary to follow that love."
“Since my 7-year-old daughter, Alice, has started working with Claire, not only has she become a stronger singer but she has also become a more confident performer. She looks forward to her lessons more than any other activity she has. She always comes out beaming with a smile from ear to ear. The improvement with her singing voice has been noticed by not just her family and friends but also the teachers at her school. Signing up for Claire’s caring, supportive and inspiring sessions has truly been one of the best decisions that I have made for my daughter.”
Los Angeles, CA
"Our daughter, Evie, is 7 and takes classes with Claire via Skype and we couldn't be more pleased. Claire has such a caring and joyful personality and Evie looks forward to working with her each chance that she gets. After each session, Evie walks away feeling more confident and is full of excitement as she radiates with the positivity that Claire exudes. Truly, Claire is everything parents could want a teacher of their child to be. She is so very encouraging and yet effective in helping Evie to improve. The fact that Evie is able to grow in something she loves so much and do so with a smile on her face is something we truly treasure. Also, the flexibility of Claire's schedule--whether you need to choose a different day each week or need to skip a week--is so helpful when you have schedules as crazy as ours. We can't thank Claire enough for being who she is and for having such a positive influence over our little performer. Only problem now is that someday we are going to have to find ourselves in California because Evie yearns to meet her amazing vocal teacher, lol. Overall, Claire is truly a special woman- a super talented singer, with a heart of gold, and a willingness to share all that she is with others."
"Claire is seriously the most fun and fantastic voice coach ever!! Every time I meet with her I learn so much and have so many good times! I'm so glad I met Claire and get to train with her! With her help, I have truly expanded my vocal capabilities and confidence in singing!!"
"Choosing Claire as Liv's vocal teacher has been the best choice for helping Liv build a healthy relationship with her voice! As a very young beginner who is already very passionate about her dreams of becoming a singer and actress, Liv needs to build a solid vocal foundation with the positive support of someone that offers genuine praise balanced with constructive feedback. Claire brings that into her lessons and so much more! Claire happily celebrates her clients' growth, making even the smallest victories feel huge, which leads to more growth! Her warm smile, strong knowledge of vocal fundamentals and natural way of boosting one's confidence makes Claire the ideal teacher! Liv is so excited to continue her vocal education with Claire!"
Los Angeles, United States
"Claire Hosterman works with my daughter, Mary, and she is truly amazing. Claire is not only incredibly talented, she is a beautiful person inside and out. Claire worked with one of Mary's friends that toured as Young Nala with The Lion King on Broadway. The friend has the most beautiful voice, and her mother recommended Claire. I can only say that my daughter has completely grown, and I can truly hear the changes in her voice, with working with Claire. I have had friends ask me, "What is Mary doing for her voice? She sounds like she has really grown into her voice." Claire teaches how to really sing. I had no idea that there were techniques to singing. Well, Claire teaches those awesome techniques over and over again, in the most positive way. She inspires her students to do well, and work hard. The most important part is that my daughter loves Claire. We are just blessed enough that Claire is truly the best Voice Coach ever!"
Los Angeles, CA
"By far, Claire is the best voice teacher I have ever had. She is not only an amazing singer but an amazing teacher. I have learned so much from her! She helps me with my technique and is so encouraging! Claire makes all the voice classes fun by doing funny exercises! At the time, it doesn't seem like the exercises will help at all but each thing she does or teaches me has a reason and purpose behind it. Claire works on anything you want and is very flexible. If I have an audition coming up and would like to work on a song for it, we can work on that for the whole class. If I want to do 45 minutes exercises and 15 minutes of song, then we do that. I love to sing and Claire makes me love it even more. She loves what she does and you can see that through each and every lesson."
"Singing has been one of my greatest fears for as long as I can remember. My father was a musician, singer, and a songwriter. I've always wanted to follow in his footsteps with this passion. He gave me my love for music, however, whenever he would ask me to sing on his tracks, I would deny each time. My dad passed away a couple months ago and I promised him I would overcome my fear of singing. I am convinced that finding Claire was no coincidence. The moment I walked into her studio I was greeted with so much love, it was almost impossible to still be afraid. After expressing to Claire my intense fears of singing, she showed so much compassion and understanding, and met me right where I was to teach me from the ground up. Whenever I reach little milestones, she is rejoicing so much and makes it feel like I just single handedly moved a mountain. The feeling is almost indescribable. I've only been working with Claire for a little over a month, and it feels like I've known her for years. What started out originally as a once-a-month ordeal, went to bi-weekly, and is now weekly. I always greatly look forward to my singing lessons with Claire. Because of Claire I was able to confidently sing into a mic during a concert in front of a few hundred people. My confidence is already increasing and for me that's a huge accomplishment. I am so happy we found each other and I love and appreciate the influence she is having in my life. I can't imagine having anyone else teach me how to sing. Claire, I'm so completely convinced that you are meant to be in my life and you came into it at the right time. Thank you for your unconditional love, support, and encouragement. It means the world to me."
Los Angeles, California
"My good friend, Brittanee, told me about Claire Hosterman Voice from LA, and that she also could teach online via Skype. My daughter, Samantha, was needing a new coach at the time so we tried a lesson with Claire. She has an amazing ability to connect with my daughter and right away knew what she needed to do to help Samantha correct her posture, breathing, and how and where to place her sounds for maximum effectiveness. Her teaching style is very supportive and she has excellent feedback skills when she is making corrections. I feel this is so important for building Samantha's confidence. We are thrilled that we found Claire and look forward to many more future lessons. We are from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, and also look forward to traveling to LA to meet Claire in person and visit her in her studio! I am sure that anyone who takes lessons with Claire will be very pleased. Claire, you are the best! Thank you!"
"I highly recommend Claire Hosterman for voice lessons. She is one of the kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My daughter, Aj, has been having singing lessons with Claire since September 2016. Claire takes her time with Aj, helping her achieve her goals, whether large or small. Claire is funny, bubbly, and high energy. She also has the patience of a saint. It truly is a pleasure to know her.
I first learnt about Claire’s voice lessons via a re-grammed Instagram post. I sent Claire an email explaining that Aj wasn’t your run-of-the-mill-teen: she has Autism, Dyspraxia (DCD) and Sensory Processing Disorder. Thankfully, Claire--even though she hadn’t worked with anyone with Aj’s health issues before--was willing to work with us. Aj’s self-confidence was severely lacking because she was a victim of severe bullying, to the point that she told me she would have rather died than go to school (she has been Home Educated since 2011). It was my hope that with some help from Claire, Aj could become more self-confident and feel at ease doing something she loved.
Claire had a lovely Skype introduction with Aj, where she just got to know her on a personable level, and set Aj’s mind at ease, answering every little question she had.
Within two lessons with Claire, Aj’s self-confidence soared beyond my wildest dreams. Aj went from singing monotone to being able to hold a tune and confidently sing 'Let It Go' from Disney’s Frozen and 'Defying Gravity' from the musical Wicked.
Claire: I thank you from the bottom of my heart. What you have done for my daughter is priceless."
"Claire is an incredible teacher with so many helpful suggestions. She's helped me grow as a singer and as a person. Lessons were the highlight of my week and I'll always remember what she taught me about my voice and singing."
Los Angeles, United States
"I met Claire Hosterman 6 months ago and began this journey to learn how to sing as a promise I made to my Dad when he died. Six months seems so little and yet so long of a time period. I've learned so much about not only singing, but about myself as well. Here are the top 10 things I've learned so far in my journey:
10.) Singing is a science. Anyone can do it.
9.) My voice is capable of doing so many things I never thought possible.
8.) I have a singer brain. That's amazing.
7.) Singing is an amazing therapy.
6.) My confidence in general has increased a lot.
5.) Singing is a wonderful opportunity to let your emotions spring free.
4.) As crazy as warm up exercises can be, they really allow you to hit extreme octaves!
3.) It's okay to feel however you feel when you're singing.
2.) Practice certainly makes significant progress.
1.) It's okay to be vulnerable.
Claire, you have taught me so much in just 6 months. I can't wait to see what the next six months bring!"
Los Angeles, CA
"My daughter began lessons about 8 months ago with Claire. She loves it!! Claire definitely has a talent for teaching and making kids feel very comfortable. The environment is fun and stress free. I also love that she offers Skype lessons as we travel between LA and the east coast. She gives the students tools they can use on their own and tailors the lesson to what they enjoy while still making sure they get the foundation they need. My daughter has come a long way and recently was offered a role in the musical Annie because of all of her time with Claire!! She's a gem and we are thankful to have the opportunity to work with her."
"Claire is a magnificent teacher! She has helped me to feel more confident in myself and my voice. When I first started I was very nervous and I didn't think my voice would improve, but it did! Claire is an amazing person filled with light and joy and has really helped me to transform my voice into a beautiful instrument. She's very encouraging, kind and never judges. She really makes you feel loved and important and I think that is essential for a teacher. It made it easier for me as a student. Claire is truly the best teacher you could ever ask for!"
"Claire is one of the nicest people I've ever met. She is a patient teacher and she makes voice lessons fun. Since I've started taking lessons with her I've become a better singer. She's even helped me to increase my vocal range. You won't find a better voice teacher. I recommend her to everyone I know who wants to take voice lessons."
Los Angeles, CA
"We love Claire! When our daughter Sienna asked us if she could try singing lessons, we never imagined it would lead her to find so much confidence. Claire has come to every singing lesson with a welcoming smile and tons of positive energy. She’s patient, kind, and an excellent teacher. After her Skype singing lessons, Sienna is in a great mood for the rest of the day. It’s so nice to overhear them talking and laughing and singing from the next room. Sienna is improving a lot, having lots of fun, and looks forward to her weekly lessons. Claire is the best!"
Caron and Sienna
"Claire has been a blessing. Since the first five minutes we spent with her, it felt like we have known her forever. She is the sweetest with my daughter (and my son who doesn't take classes yet, but passes by every class to say hi to her because he likes her so much. He never showed any interest in singing until he met Claire. I think she probably has a beautiful musical little bug that bit him and made him want to sing!).
Claire, as I told you before: you are very special and now it's hard to find a teacher for Kamila for any other subject in her homeschool journey because you raised the bar so much. You are more than a teacher--you have become her mentor, friend, and example... And one of the best artists I know (I have worked in the Latin/Canadian entertainment business for 24 years, so I can say that for a fact!).
Thank you for being an angel in our lives! We feel very lucky to know you! You can count on us, always! God bless you and protect you on your path every day!"
"Even though Claire has been my teacher for only a couple months, I feel like I have known her for my entire life. We instantly bonded during my first lesson due to her amazing, kind, good hearted, fun, gentle and loving demeanor. I highly recommend Claire as a voice teacher. Her methods of teaching are extremely effective and overall super fun and I look forward to the days that I have lessons because of this. She is also super easy to get in touch with and never fails to go above and beyond to answer a simple question or make sure that you understand and feel comfortable doing the exercises. Claire is not only a fabulous teacher but also an amazing friend who genuinely cares so much about her students!"
Marlton, New Jersey
"I took group singing lessons as a child and grew to hate them due to strict, cold, grouchy teachers who often made me feel inadequate as a singer. Claire is the exact opposite of all these things: she is fun, warm, bright and bubbly, with one of the kindest, most supportive hearts. Her passion to see her students flourish is abundant in every lesson. Despite being countries apart, Skype lessons with Claire always feel supportive, safe and comfortable. From the moment Claire popped onto my screen she was able to calm any nerves and insecurities I had about singing and my voice. I went to Claire seeking to regain confidence and strength in my voice and have found myself growing in leaps and bounds with her help. Lessons with Claire are always fun and I’m constantly discovering something new about my voice and what it can do each week. Learning to sing has never been more fun or exciting for me!"
"I can’t say enough about Claire. I came to her about 7 months ago after meeting her at a workshop. I have always loved singing but had lost my confidence when I was younger of singing in front of people. I decided after meeting her that I should give her a try and see if she could help me overcome my fear. I haven’t looked back since and I have enjoyed every single minute learning from her. She is a wonderful teacher and makes every lesson so much fun! She is kind, funny, and knows how to make you feel comfortable. I have become so much more confident in my singing and have learned so much from her. I know I have so much more to learn and can’t wait to keep growing under her teachings! I recommend her to everyone who mentions wanting to learn how to sing. She is the best!"