Barbara Tobler

San Diego's Premier Vocal Coach

“If you are looking for a vocal teacher who can teach any type of singing – rock, classical, musicals – look no further. I have taken voice lessons from several coaches, and Barbara is by far the very best voice teacher I have ever had. Plus, she is extremely nice!”
  Barbara S., Yelp Review 2/20

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Voted  San Diego’s Top Voice Teacher, 2 years running, at!

Barbara Tobler is a versatile, dynamic singer and performer who is known for her ability to sing in different styles and languages including classical, pop, broadway, jazz, blues, and rock.  Barbara found her roots in opera after winning the Austrian American Society Vocal Competition, which sent her to live and study at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  From there, she enjoyed a successful career performing in opera houses around the world.  Barbara returned to the United States to complete her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance while continuing her performance career.  She went on to become a college professor and began her private studio where she explored and expanded her interests into other genres and styles of music.  Currently, Barbara can be seen and heard performing with the trio, Lyriphon, and the band, Crimson Coil.

With over 25 years of experience in teaching the technique of singing, Barbara maintains two San Diego based studios in downtown and Carlsbad.  Barbara is a widely sought-after vocal coach earning her top recognition on sites like as one of San Diego’s Best Voice Teachers. She takes great joy in working with pre-teens, teens, and adults alike in private voice lessons, helping her students to find the true beauty and power of their natural singing or speaking voice.  With Barbara’s honest and personalized attention, she has seen her students go on to win singing competitions and earn scholarships to prestigious music schools such as Juilliard, New England Conservatory, and Northwestern University.  Barbara has taken students with no prior singing lessons and has launched them on their own successful singing journeys.

Barbara is a true technician who develops a special connection with her students.  She provides expert personalized vocal instruction by diagnosing her student’s weaknesses and developing corrective exercises specifically for them.  You’ll find that Barbara Tobler is not just a singing teacher who teaches songs, but a supportive mentor for aspiring musicians of all levels and musical backgrounds.  You will hear and feel results in your FIRST lesson! That is a promise! Please select from the options below for a free consultation and hear for yourself!

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“Barbara is great! Not only has she helped my granddaughter get lead roles in musical theater but she is super easy to work with. I highly recommend her for any aspiring musicians” 
Jenny, YELP

“Barbara has taught my daughter more than we could ever imagine!  She is able to connect with her students in a special way.  My daughter has learned so much from Barbara and has truly grown in her singing journey. ” 
Cindy, YELP

“Three years later, after auditioning at Curtis, Juilliard, McGill, and Northwestern, Madison has accepted a Dean’s Scholarship to New England Conservatory of Music (aka NEC) in Boston, much to her (and her parents’) delight. And most of the guidance, instruction, and training it took to get Madison to this next, exciting phase of her dream owes to Barbara, who has just the right blend of intensity and laid-backness for us. “
Shelly, YELP

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