Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. She loves sharing the beauty and joy of music with others, whether through performance or teaching.
Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University, where she studied classical voice with Rebecca Genzink and jazz voice with Kristin Korb and John Proulx. Camille graduated Summa cum laude with a 3.98 GPA. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages.
Camille is a dedicated musician and a passionate teacher. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.
You can follow Camille on Instagram @camille.music, see Camille’s live, one take covers at https://youtube.com/camillevanniekerkmusic, and follow her singing in Afrikaans at https://www.facebook.com/camillevanniekerkmusic.
Camille van Niekerk is the instructor for this 30 day course for beginners. Camille van Niekerk is a singer and vocal instructor in Southern California with roots in musical theater, dancing, directing, and playing roles such as Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, and Gabriella in High School Musical.
Why do some performances sound boring, while others sound polished and interesting? Many times, it’s phrasing that makes the difference! It’s one thing to sing the right notes; it’s another thing to make music. Camille breaks down phrasing for beginners in this tutorial.
Pop music emerged as a distinct style in the 1950’s, although it’s evolved a lot since then, and it continues to change as music evolves. In this tutorial, Camille will take a broad look at pop singing and define some characteristics present in the majority of contemporary pop styles.
While we all have a general sound that comes naturally to us, we can develop and explore different tone qualities within our voice. In this tutorial, Camille shows you different tones, with tips on how to achieve consistent tonal quality throughout your range.