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


How To Find Your Chest Voice

By Camille van Niekerk

In this lesson we will show you how to find your chest voice. We will also cover the "limits" of chest voice, singing higher in a chest-dominant mix, singing lower in chest voice, and tone & vowel modification in chest voice.

Vocal Cracking

By Camille van Niekerk

What is vocal cracking and why does it happen? In this live lesson we will go over why we "crack," how to anticipate "cracks" before they occur, vowel modification to find vocal balance, consonant substitution to avoid cracks, and intentional "cracks" for stylistic effect.

How To Strengthen Your Voice

By Camille van Niekerk

Do you have a weak voice? Would you like to add some power and strength to your voice? In this live lesson we will teach you how to connect to your chest voice, train with consonants, adjust your articulators (jaw, tongue, lips), and finish with some semi-occluded exercises.

Fix Your Jaw & Tongue Tension

By Camille van Niekerk

Experiencing tightness or tension while singing? This Live Lesson will address any Jaw and Tongue tension you may experience. We'll cover: The "default" position for both jaw and tongue -Modifying vowels (and consonants) to reduce strain -Common issues: tight jaw, tongue retraction and more -Warmup exercises to release the jaw and tongue -How to diagnose and correct tension in your singing practice

Running Out Of Breath While Singing

By Camille van Niekerk

Do you run out of breath while singing your favorite songs? This Live Lesson will show you some tips and tricks on how to learn to sustain your breath for longer! We'll cover: -Why it's not just about your breath: it's about your vocal folds, too! -Warmup exercises to activate your abdominal muscles -Common issues: not planning breaths, gasping/shallow breathing, insufficient cord closure -How to work on your breathing within songs

Apply Vocal Exercises To Song Work

By Camille van Niekerk

We'll cover: - Style-specific warmups - Warming up to your high notes - How to choose a warmup syllable - Modifying lyrics to sing with more ease

Vocabulary For Singers

By Camille van Niekerk

We'll cover: - Resonance - Intonation - Chest voice, head voice, mix, etc. - Basic music theory vocab like pitch, key, scale, chord, and more

Intro To Classical Singing

By Camille van Niekerk

We'll cover: - Neutral to low larynx position - Lifted soft palate - Pure vowels - Free vibrato

Harmony Practice For Beginners

By Camille van Niekerk

Are you a beginning singer? Here are some harmony practice techniques you should consider when jumping in! In this lesson we will go over singing the melody while others are harmonizing, hearing & learning harmony parts, singing a harmony while others are singing the melody, and much more!

Mindset For Beginning Singers

By Camille van Niekerk

Are you a beginning singer? Here are a few tips on the mindset you should have when jumping in! In this lesson we'll cover singing & your brain, how to avoid frustration & burnout, setting achievable goals, and more!

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