Riva Capellari

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Located in Brookside in the heart of Kansas City

And I Mean, Sing!

I became acquainted with Riva through my wife, Cindy Egger. I first was looking to take occasional lessons to “keep up my chops”. However, I found better than that. I was off on a journey to “unlearn” and move from a consistently “heavy” baritone voice (bound rigidly in a narrow range). What has come

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A Journey

I have been identified as a singer my entire life. I love to sing and love to share my song with others. However, while I’d had the occasional group lesson in technique here and there, I had not intentionally studied voice before working with Riva. I told her my first goal was to find

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She knows her stuff

Fun, enthusiastic, and she knows her stuff. If you’re looking for a vocal instructor who makes voice lessons an adventure, Riva is the one. Since I’ve been coming here every Wednesday since 2016, she’s been the highlight of my week. My singing has improved so much since I first started. HIGHLY recommended.


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Here's Somebody Who Could Really Help Me

I attended Riva’s introductory small group class because I wanted to improve my everyday speaking voice and delivery. During those classes, she worked individually with us for short periods, and I could see how quickly she identified each student’s strengths and weaknesses and adapted her exercises and advice to each of us rather than following

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As an aspiring story teller

who is a trauma survivor, I have been taking vocal lessons with Riva in order to not only develop my vocal skills, but to also find my authentic self. When I began taking lessons with Riva, I believed that my motivation and discipline would help me make progress in a consistent, systematic way. However, I

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That dreadful night

I was so scared of taking voice lessons that I had decided to show up for the first lesson, pay for 5 lessons and leave as soon as possible. It’s been 2 1/2 years since that dreadful night and I really look forward to my time each week with Riva. She is a great teacher,

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