singing teacher, vocal & performance coach

singer in Echo Park, California

Weba Garretson


As a singing teacher I work with the method developed by the Institute for Vocal Advancement to provide lessons curated to the needs of each student. Recognizing that each voice is unique, I create exercises that work specifically to bring the student’s voice into balance. Over time, exercises are modified to challenge the singer to increase range, stamina and stylistic ability.

As a vocal and performance coach, I combine my knowledge of the latest trends in contemporary vocal technique and recording technology with my experience in creating alternative music, avant garde theater and performance art.  I have over 30 years experience performing with musical groups in such styles as pop, rock, punk, folk, and spoken word.  I have performed at the Broad Stage, Redcat, MOCA, and the Getty Museum with the Eastside Sinfonietta, Puttanesca, SHRIMPS and Garretson & Gorodetsky and recorded with artists such as Carla BozulichKristian Hoffman, and video artist Bill Viola.  I have a Masters in Music: Vocal Performance from California State University, Los Angeles as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College. My singing teachers include Ron Anderson, Elisabeth Howard, Gerald White, Guy Babusek, Kathy Kennedy, and Jeffrey Skouson.

Contact Weba at, or 323-664-1404