Testimonials

Working with Kayla is an absolute joy as everything she teaches has far-reaching effect.  My singing has become much more natural and effortless after applying her principles.   I heartily recommend her as a vocal coach for singers of any age or skill level.

- Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead

 Kayla is my secret weapon in the Bay Area to  help me get artists to perform " beyond themselves...". She has the  ability to zero in on and solve those little (and not-so-little)  technical issues setting the stage for getting an inspired, stellar  performance.
                 - Dan Shea,  Producer (Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Jessica Simpson, etc)  

 Kayla is wonderful! After extensive looking and  research, I was so happy to find someone of her high caliber for my  daughter to train with! We spent many years with Kayla, all through  junior high and high school. Kayla is highly skilled and professional,  but she also is kind and supportive. Because of Kayla's amazing depth of  experience and also because she is a performer herself, she is very  versatile and not only does she expertly train and teach, she also  skillfully coaches in whatever genre is needed for the occasion; this  made Kayla the "go to" person over the years whenever my daughter needed  something "tweaked' for auditions and performances. My daughter has  even called Kayla a time or two in the past year when she has been home  to say hi and get input on a current work, which says alot for Kayla's  ability to coach and maintain relationships. Thank you Kayla!!!  
        -Judy Smith, mother of Julia Smith  (Note: Julia has just finished her second tour with "Mamma Mia")

 There aren’t enough superlatives to express how wonderful Kayla Gold  is, how exceptional a teacher, how kind and patient and nurturing she  is to her young singers. She had a huge impact on my daughter’s life,  and she’ll always be in our hearts. 

    - Elizabeth Carmichael

 I first connected with Kayla via phone regarding  vocal lessons. I found her very professional, knowledgeable, friendly,  honest, and accommodating. From our first lesson I felt extremely  comfortable, trusting, as well as inspired. Truly a talented teacher.  The direction she has given me in our lessons has proved to be of great  value and continues to fortify my craft.   
On a personal level, Kayla is easy going, humorous, optimistic, and a  joy to be around. She is an absolute class act. I have recommended  Kayla in the past and will continue to do so.   
Michael Shapiro
Lead vocalist, guitarist for Reckless in Vegas  

 Working with Kayla is always a delight. She is  incredibly versatile as a teacher and a musician, and is very keen at  recognizing every aspect of the voice. I have never worked with anyone  so versed in theory, yet so open to every genre. She was excellent in  choosing pieces for me, but just as happy to work on something I brought  with me. I am so glad to have worked with Kayla! She truly understands  the voice and connects with her students. I would recommend Kayla to  anyone of any style or age! She is so involved with her students and  will not only teach you how to sing, but cater her teaching to every  voice that comes into her studio. Thank you so much!
Lizzie Burns, music and voice major, College Freshman 

In general, we are patron of the arts!  As a patron, Carmen  developed her interest in performing.  Over the years I have taken the  lead and found various instructors for her.  However, when we returned  to California from Maryland, Carmen took the lead and found your name on  the internet.  Yours was the only recommendation she had to provide me.   When we arrived to your studio and were treated to a peek into  Cierra's vocal training, we knew we had found a terrific vocal  instructor in you!  It has been a great joy to Carmen to enter the doors  of your studio each Tuesday. 

The  Showcase rehearsals were fun and thrilling for Carmen as well.
We  were so pleasantly surprised by the very high level of the  Showcase  as well as Carmen's personal progress over  this past year!  The venue, lights, drummer and Michael on keyboards,  let alone your comfort on the stage, let us as patrons know that we  weren't just being treated to our own beloved child's vocal training,  but a real treat of musicianship with a wide variety of styles that will  last in our hearts for a long while!  Thank you!
        - Debbie Colosi

 Kayla Gold is a very gifted, talented,  and generous voice teacher who   taught my teenage daughter for almost  10 years!   She exposed my daughter to   jazz, opera, show tunes, and  contemporary music.  She was aware of my child's  skill level and  musical preferences, and helped her to develop her own vocal   style,   My daughter gained  positive self-esteem and confidence, learned how her  voice worked, what the proper way to use her voice was about, and how  to treat  the voice when it is not on par.  She taught my daughter  song selections based on the show and her voice for the musical theater  shows and helped her with her audition to UCLA where she was accepted  into the musical theater program.  Kayla assisted in the  production of my  daughter's two woman show at the age of 16!   Being a  theater performer herself,  Kayla is very knowledgeable about vocal  performance. Additionally,  she is a great asset for parents, as she avails  herself to teens in  support and the discovery of self knowledge!  Anyone   involved with  Kayla is lucky to have her as their teacher! 

                  -Dena Positeri

 Dear Kayla, I want you to know how you helped my  son's dream come true. Ever since the age of 2, my son, Justin, had a  dream of becoming a singer and a scientist. As you remember, Justin came  to you at the age of 7, not being able sing on key. He was studious and  determined and you were dedicated. Before too long, he was singing at  county fairs and enjoying leads in musical theater productions. During  his time with you he received "Command Performance" ratings at CMEA  state competitions five years in a row. He was just accepted into MIT  and won the great honor of being one of the only freshman to have a lead  solo ("Jump", which won the Logarhythms the Best 

A capella group on the East Coast). His dream has come true. Thank-you! 

          - Joy Evans

 When  my daughter Lily was practicing for her  talent show at school, she was feeling very  shy.  I told her to sing in her ‘Kayla  voice’ and right away she began  to sing with more sound and more confidence.”
Sandra  Powell