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.
30 Day Beginner Course with CamilleBy Camille van Niekerk
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.
Key to Perfect Pitch and IntonationBy Camille van Niekerk
Pitch and intonation are essential to great vocal technique. Camille demonstrates how to effectively improve your singing by focusing on pitch accuracy with these simple tips.
Steps To Better PhrasingBy Camille van Niekerk
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.
Mastering VibratoBy Camille van Niekerk
Vibrato adds life and expression to singing. Camille is ready to show you how to develop your vibrato naturally in this tutorial.
How To Sing Like a Pop StarBy Camille van Niekerk
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.
Getting Better ToneBy Camille van Niekerk
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.
Runs and EmbellishmentsBy Camille van Niekerk
Do you want to learn how to riff and run like your favorite artists? If so, this tutorial is for you! You’ll learn how to create runs from scratch and break down complicated runs you hear.
Perform Like a ProBy Camille van Niekerk
Does the thought of performing absolutely terrify you? Most singers experience a mix of both anxiety and excitement. In this tutorial, Camille shares the best game plan for a perfect performance.
Advanced WarmupsBy Camille van Niekerk
Warmups for intermediate and advanced singers looking for a challenge!
Beginner WarmupsBy Camille van Niekerk
Easy and must-learn warmups for beginners!