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


Beat & Rhythm for Beginning Singers

By Camille van Niekerk

In this video we will be diving into: -Defining beat & identifying the beat in any song -Beat vs. rhythm -Meter (aka: time signature) -Tempo & practicing with a metronome -And MORE!

Minor keys, Scales, and Chords

By Camille van Niekerk

What is a minor key? Minor scale pattern: WHWWHWW. Relative minor (shared key signatures). Minor chords. Vocal exercises in minor keys. Song examples in minor keys.

Vocal Tone for Beginners

By Camille van Niekerk

In this video Camille will discuss: -What resonance is. -Your primary resonators. -Vowels and resonance. -Common resonance issues + solutions

Vibrato for Beginners

By Camille van Niekerk

In this live lesson Camille goes over: - What vibrato is (and isn’t) - The 4 crucial elements your voice needs to produce healthy vibrato (with exercises) - Troubleshooting a lack of vibrato (with exercises) - Vibrato usage & control (genre-specific).

Head Voice Explained

By Camille van Niekerk

"Head Voice - Explanation, Favorite Exercises + FAQ's" -Head voice function (compared to chest & mix) -Head voice vs. falsetto -Head voice range for each voice type (contemporary and classical).

Ear Training for Harmony

By Camille van Niekerk

Today our instructor Camille goes over some key aspects of ear training for harmony. - How to find the key of a song - Singing the pitches within a chord - Hearing + singing thirds, fourths, and fifths - Mapping out the melody - Building harmonies.

Building an Efficient Warmup

By Camille van Niekerk

In this video, learn: - Why we warm up - When to warm up + length of your warmup - What to focus on & how to know if you’re doing right - Order of exercises - Warming down

Breath Support

By Camille van Niekerk

Agenda: - The basics of breathing & breath support - Why it’s important for good singing - Exercises to build good breath support - Visualizations & physical movements that help.

Performance Prep

By Camille van Niekerk

We'll cover: - Song selection - Accompaniment - Steps to rehearse + polish your performance - Confidence + nerves - Debriefing a good (or bad) performance + improving for next time

Ear Training

By Camille van Niekerk

Join instructor Camille van Niekerk for a full hour of ear training for beginners!

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