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Class Time(s):

Option A: Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:00 PM PT

Option B: Friday, 4:30 - 5:00 PM PT

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Riya Nair

Program Description: I am sure you listen to a lot of music everyday, but have you ever wanted to sing just like the singer? If so, this is the class for you!! In YAPA Kids Singing, we will be learning many useful vocal exercises to unleash your inner Beyonce and learn popular songs. As excellent singers ourselves, our dedicated and skilled teachers will help every student improve their singing, no matter their skill level. So bring your voices to class and get ready to sing!

Program Teachers: Briana Lonappan, Navyaa Vemuri, Aishwarya Aswin, Emily Sansano, Valerie So, Alexandra Pak, Tanisha Deka, Riya Nair, Vedika Sharma, Crystal Wang, Chandika Ramesh, Rohan Menon, Lexi Anand, Amidala Sosa

Teacher Bios

Briana Lonappan

Hi everyone! My name is Briana Lonappan and I am a junior at Cleveland High School. I started singing as long as I can remember. It is something I am really passionate about and would love to teach others who are also passionate. Feel free to text/email about any questions you have and I will get back to you!

Navyaa Vemuri

Hey everyone! My name is Navyaa Vemuri and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I started singing when I was four years old and since then have won prestigious awards at both local and national competitions. With my expertise in this field, I am looking forward to helping every student improve their singing skills! Feel free to text/email about any questions you have and I will get back to you:))

Aishwarya Aswin

Hi guys! My name is Aishwarya A, a soon to be a sophomore in high school, and I've been learning music almost my whole 14 years, and I'm looking forward to meeting fellow music lovers and having a great time improving our skills together!

Emily Sansano

Hey guys, I'm Emily, a rising sophomore at Moreau Catholic High school. I've had 4+ years of experience in choir, although I've been in the realm of music ever since I was about 7 or 8. This year, I did choir as my chosen elective, got outstanding vocalist for my grade level, auditioned for my school's chamber choir (a choir that meets before school) and got accepted. Currently, I am hoping to audition for All State Honor Choir, a choir comprised of the best high school choir students! I can't wait to help you guys improve your singing!

Valerie So

Hello, I’m Valerie, a junior at Moreau Catholic High School. I was inspired to become a teacher for YAPA Kids Singing because I have always been very passionate about singing, and I really wanted the opportunity to share my love for singing with others.

Alexandra Pak

Hello everyone, my name is Alexandria Pak! I have been singing for all of my life, and I love everything about it, from the creativity to the self-expression. I have had 2 years of training, so I am looking forward to passing on my knowledge to others. I am so happy to be teaching one of my favorite things in the world and hope to help you all through your singing journey!

Tanisha Deka

Hi guys! I'm Tanisha and I'm a rising sophomore at Granada High. I've been singing since I was 9 years old. I've been taking voice lessons and performing at recitals for about 3 and a half years and have been in my school's choir throughout 6th and 7th grade, as well as part of my freshman year. I usually accompany myself with my guitar and have a YouTube cover channel. I hope I can help you all on your singing journey!

Riya Nair

Greetings! My name is Riya :o)). I'm a rising junior at Mission San Jose High School, and-fun fact about me-I like to sing! Throughout my singing journey I've participated in choirs, show choirs, vocal workshops, youth opera productions, competitions, private lessons, the odd community service recital at a senior home, and more! Though I'm not a professional-yet ;o))-I've picked up quite a bit of knowledge and valuable experience during my journey, and I'm so excited to share what I have to offer with you guys! :D

Vedika Sharma

Hey everyone! My name is Vedika and I am a sophomore at Cupertino High School. Music has always been a passion for me. I have been trained in Hindustani Classical music for around 6-7 years along with that I am also learning western vocals through my High School Choir. I can't wait to share my musical knowledge with you all! Apart from singing, I like to paint and do some coding.

Crystal Wang

Hello everyone! My name is Crystal Wang, and I am a rising senior at Santa Clara High School. Music has always been an important part of my life, with me participating in choir every year at school. Besides participating in school choirs, I have also been a part of Crystal Children's Choir for 8 years. I can't wait to share the same passion with you!

Chandika Ramesh

Hi everyone! I'm Chandika Ramesh and I'm a rising junior as Mission San Jose High School. I have liked singing for a few years now and at my highschool I take a class called Show Choir where we sing and choreograph dances to perform on stage. I'm planning to take this class every year of highschool. I'm really excited to teach singing to the students.

Rohan Menon

Hi, my name is Rohan and I have been singing for most of my life! I live in NYC and attend a performing arts high school where I learn different forms of music. I love learning new things, and I am so excited to share some of the things that I have learned as a teacher at Yapa singing!

Lexi Anand

Hi! I’m Lexi! I am a 17 year old singer/songwriter and a junior at Naples High School. I have been songwriting since the age of six and singing/performing since the age of five. I picked up piano and guitar along the way too. I am so excited to teach you and share with you all the things I’ve learned from performing at the Broadway Theater to The Bluebird Cafe. I can’t wait to help you on your musical journey!

Amidala Sosa

Hello my name is Amidala and I have always loved to sing and would love give kids the opportunity to have the same love for singing as I do!

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