Online Singing Lessons With Camille van Niekerk

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, see Camille’s live, one take covers at, and follow her singing in Afrikaans at


Style Breakdown: Billie Eilish Vocal Style and Technique

By Camille van Niekerk

Billie Eilish is known for her use of vocal fry, airy falsetto, and LOTS of sliding. Our vocal coach Camille will break down Billie's vocal style and technique in this Live Lesson.

Easy Songs For Beginners

By Camille van Niekerk

These great songs for beginners all have: - Easy melody - Uncomplicated rhythms - Limited range - Karaoke tracks widely available

Jazz Singing New Years Classics Made Easy

By Camille van Niekerk

Jazz singing with New Year's classics Elements of jazz style: - Limited vibrato - Back phrasing - Embellishments (bends, trills, slides, etc) - Chromaticism -Songs: Fly Me To The Moon, Hallelujah I Love Him So, and Summertime

Mariah Carey Christmas RIFFS & RUNS

By Camille van Niekerk

-Break down riffs and runs from Mariah’s “Merry Christmas” album. Learn the pitches, practice each riff in sections and gradually increase speed. Plus, helpful tips to keep practicing on your own.

Christmas Caroling Made Easy For Beginners

By Camille van Niekerk

Learn the melody of Christmas classics! Helpful tips on phrasing and vowel modification for beginning singers. Key suggestions for each voice type (and starting pitches within those keys).

Improvising Your Own Riffs for Beginner & Intermediate Singers

By Camille van Niekerk

In this live lesson, Camille will be going over riffing from one pitch to the next (within the melody), embellishing a pitch (and landing back on that same pitch), riffing at the ends of phrases, stepwise riffs and riffs with leaps.

How To Improve Quickly! For Beginning Singers

By Camille van Niekerk

Join voice teacher Camille van Niekerk for some beginner-friendly advice on making rapid improvement with your singing.

Vocal Phrasing for Beginners

By Camille van Niekerk

In this Live Lesson you'll learn: What is phrasing, and why is it important? How to determine phrases. How to end phrases (release, vibrato, and other stylistic choices). And you'll get an intro to "back phrasing."

HOW TO: Find the Best Key for Your Voice

By Camille van Niekerk

In this video: - What a "key" is - How to determine what key your song is in - How to decide which key is best for you - Finding your range - Analyzing the range of the melody - Transposing karaoke tracks with free tools online - Apps that can help you transpose or edit tracks

A Capella Singing & Advanced Intonation

By Camille van Niekerk

Agenda: - Definition & examples of a capella singing - Should beginners practice a capella? - The unique demands of a capella singing - Staying in tune - "Blending" with other singers (tone and vowel shape) - Dynamics and phrasing in a capella music

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