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Fawn A.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

Rhythm and flow, writing, endurance training, breathing, performance and more will be covered.

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!"
Fawn is not your typical music coach. As a recent Billboard hit recording artist & coaching 21 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them. What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whether you're beginner, advanced, special needs, have a short term issue, long term issue or even damaged vocal chords, whatever your situation, Fawn can handle it all successfully :) Not just in voice, but also in any difficult musical area including songwriting, performance, recording, piano & more.

In Los Angeles, Fawn is the music and entertainment industry's coach known as the one who "gets the job done." Clients have included Grammy and Oscar winners as well as vocalists and actors from The Voice, American Idol, Disney, America's Got Talent, Nickelodeon, X-Factor an

d many others. She has been producing music and vocals in the recording studio, coaching voice, piano, songwriting, rap writing, performance, studio, jazz, blues, classical, pop and artist development for the past 20 years. She was operatically trained by Juilliard instructor Sylvia Bagley, trained as a jazz singer at world re-known Berklee College of Music, where she won several songwriting awards, and was R & B/Pop trained by Vocal Coach To The Stars, Seth Riggs. In 2010 she had a #6 Billboard hit dance song, which she wrote and sang and 2 top 10 hits in 2016. She has written, recorded and performed songs in several different languages for a variety of films, television shows, and commercials such as Nickelodeon's Hollywood Heights, The Natalee Holloway Story, Spike Lee Productions, Barbie, Ponds, Target, Ford, Mazda, Pontiac, The Guiding Light, The Young and The Restless. MTV and several others. Fawn has also sung, written and played in many different styles from Jazz/Blues to Classical to Pop to children's to Opera.

Fawn is a very fun, yet honest and straight-forward coach. She loves working with adults and children, and considers lessons a 'team effort to reach her students' goals. Being that music and the entertainment business are her career and life, she is current and relevant, yet has plenty of old school training to be well rounded and help students build a strong foundation. Music and the entertainment business are her life, and she loves helping people reach their goals and meet their dreams. She has released 5 albums, several singles, won numerous awards and worked with such talents as Grammy winners Lalah Hathaway and Paula Cole, Meredith Brooks, Vampire Diaries Kat Grahm, BT, Jeff Goldblum, Right Said Fred, Ed Townsend, QD3, Club Nuveau's Val Watson, Robbie Benson and shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Carol Channing, Kevin Sorbo, Pink, Joss Stone, David Guetta, Katy Perry, Moby, Dionne Warwick, James Torme', David Foster, Thelma Houston, David Pomeranz, War and countless others. She has also worked with Kevin Costner, Alexandra Paul, David Marshall Grant, Florence Henderson, Jay Leno, Hulk Hogan, Darryl Hannah, Tommy Lee, Martin Lawrence, Magic Johnson, Pamela Anderson, Jermaine Dupri, Rae Dawn Chong, Eva Longoria, Joan Rivers, Erik Estrada, John Amos, and others appearing with them in film, TV and benefits for worthy causes.

Over the years, Fawn has been known to bring students into her inner circle, so they can gain more experience and exposure, taking them to red carpets, events and even putting them up onstage to perform. She remembers having piano, voice and songwriting coaches, and being frustrated in voice because instructors were not addressing issues that needed to be addressed. This is why she creates a positive and comfortable, safe environment so students can open up and progress quickly. Fawn moves straight to the heart of the matter and gets whatever needs work figured out, so students can move on to what their goals and dreams are. She has helped actors be able to sing parts for their TV shows, helped popular bands be able to have good stage performances and presence with precision dancing and singing and has helped vocalists find their true voice. She is able to get piano students as young as 5 to a high-level Concerto level of playing with in 3 years, completely reading the pieces on their own. The youngest person she has ever taught was 3 years old and blind. The oldest person she has ever taught so far taught was 89 years old, after suffering a stroke. She was able to help her get her voice back within 20 minutes of her first lesson. Fawn also does vocal rehabilitation, vocal therapy, and music therapy. She has worked with special needs children with Downs Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pit Hopkins Disease and more. As far as being a songwriter, Fawn generally writes words and music at the same time but she has also written lyrics and music separately, as well as composed instrumental pieces. Fawn trained with Pat Pattison and Grammy winning Lyricist Marty Panzer in lyric writing and she is a master at producing, recording and editing vocals, and is happy to help you with your recording projects, as she owns Terrace Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Brief Synopsis of Professional Experience:

- Platinum and Gold Award Winning Vocal Coach
- Began in the Entertainment Industry at age 6 months, starring in several National TV Commercials
- Recording Artist and songwriter of Billboard Top 10 Hit song "Wish U Love"
- Recording Artist and songwriter of Top 10 Hit song "Solitude"
- Recording Artist and songwriter of Top 10 Hit song "Where Has Your Love Gone"
- Award Winning Songwriter/Lyricist
- Grammy Winning Vocal and Songwriting Clientele
- Berklee College Of Music
-Seasoned Jazz, Pop, Blues and Commercial vocalist
I can get them to Concerto level in 3 years, completely reading music on their own and self sufficient. I teach all of the important fundamentals for a strong foundation, but to the PERSONALITY of the person, because each of us has different styles, different points of view, different things that block us, different things that inspire us. I teach the same, important fundamentals necessary for a strong foundation, but tailor make it to each individual. I teach all styles of music.

I love working with individuals and groups who want to meet their musical dreams, achieve success in their entertainment careers and/or take their abilities and talents to a higher quality level. I have been known to take some of my students on red carpets with me as well as get them performing opportunities and put them in high level networking situations as well.

- Patient
- All ages (have taught 3-89 so far!)
- Great with kids (of all ages!)
- Studio Session Vocal Coaching
- I teach children and adults with special needs
- Injured Chords/Vocal Therapy/Voice Rehabilitation
- Live Performance and Stage Presence
- Music Therapy for special needs

SONGWRITING
Learn song form, tighten lyrics and melodies, get inspired when you don't "feel" like writing, good prosody, copyright, legalities, how to place songs in film and TV, record your finished song in the studio.

PIANO LESSONS
Emphasis on reading music, classical training, music theory, fingering, improv, chords and ear training. All styles of music are taught-Classical/Jazz/Ragtime/Pop/Broadway/R&B-Chord Charts, How to Accompany a Singer, Compose Music, Write songs and Play Piano while Singing. Learn about the origin of music, composers, how styles of music evolved.

VOICE LESSONS
"Make A Stop at the Vocal Shop"
Learn correct breathing, how to put emotion in your voice, how to connect with your fan base and audience, how to expand your vocal range, style a song, address pitch problems, microphone technique, ear training, how to change your voice for different styles of singing, Opera/R & B/Pop/Jazz/Gospel/Broadway/Jingle singing - Studio singing vs. Live singing, performance, songwriting, lyric writing, stage presence, recording artist packaging, preparation and auditions, recording studio vocal coaching for studio sessions. I have also studied with Seth Riggs and teach his methods. For people who are tone def, or completely off pitch, I can get you on pitch with in 3 lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Recording Studio:
Complete professional home studio with vocal both. Equipment confidential, but includes piano, guitars, microphones, vocal booth, music stands, step master and much more.
Billboard Hit Song, Best Dance Album of the Year and Best Dance Single of The Year Recorded there, as well as many other songs for film and TV.

Kitchen and Bathroom. 400 square feet. Seating for additional guests, parents. Lighting and Disco ball! :)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Amp, Microphone, Teaching Materials, Video Camera, iPad, recorder, other

*** Specialties ***
*Voice-I specialize in Body Programming, Vocal Rehabilitation, Music Therapy, as well as Seth Riggs's technique. I combine those two techniques, plus my own experience of being in the entertainment industry since the age of 6 months old. Some of the things I cover are range, singing correctly, finding your mix, finding your middle, strengthening your head voice, strengthening your chest voice, vocal placement, correct breathing, singing with feeling, singing in different languages, opera, jazz, pop, Broadway, jingle singing, scat singing, blues, rock, hip hop, r and b, children's, and more.
*Piano-all genres are covered with an emphasis on classical, but I also cover-jazz, pop, songwriting, ragtime etc. Theory, technique, ear training and more
*Songwriting- good prosody, melody, lyrical meter, chords and more.
*I teach what is needed, and tailor the lesson to the personality and individual goals. All students have are given a strong foundation to build on.
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September 23, 2019
Cary
Fawn is my daughter's hero. She loves and adores her and trusts her. Thank you for helping my daughter Fawn!
September 17, 2019
T.L.
Thanks Fawn for another great lesson! Wow. You are the best!
September 5, 2019
Kianie
I had my MAJOR breakthrough in just 3 lessons with Fawn! I had been trying for YEARS with other vocal coaches, and all that happened was more hopelessness, frustration, wasted time and money. From the get-go Fawn knew exactly what to do, and now I am singing in my mix, head and chest 100% smoothly and with power! No more frustration or heartache for me! Thank you Fawn!

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Omar W.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

Learn the history, learn ow to rap, create flow, write lyrics, rhyme schemes, wordplay, craft metaphors, learn to make beats, sample, and produce bangers.

About Omar

My passion is sharing music with people.

I love to answer questions and learn things I don't know, I know a good amount about guitar repair, improvised instrument building, how to buy a good instrument and not spend to much, and I have a vast knowledge of obscure instruments, and audio production as well. Feel free to ask me questions, and expect informative non-judgmental answers.

I have spent a lot of time developing as a vocalist, songwriter, composer and producer, which helps me in all aspects of my music and teaching, I'm always looking to learn more. I have played in heavy metal bands, but have also done solo acoustic singer/songwriting stuff, I have produced raw hip-hop but also love old soul and ska tunes. Being well rounded musically and drawing from lots of influences is what makes me a good teacher and shapes me as a m

usician.

As an artist I have been featured on MTV, Rollingstone, BBC, NBC, VOA, ARY, Alt Press, LA times, documentaries and more. I have been playing guitar and recording music since childhood and am a classically trained sitar player and Indian classical vocalist.

I am a great teacher for someone who wants to write songs, or is into Indie, rock, pop, reggae, metal, hip-hop, and electronica.

*** Lesson Details/ What to Expect ***

You can expect a custom, fun and attentive one on one lesson. I am thorough and patient. I expect you to love music and put forth effort. I'm laid back, I will work as fast or as slow as you need. I prefer a total immersion technique and get my students playing right away. This boosts confidence and fosters interest because once a student enjoys playing you don't have to convince them to practice.

By the first lesson you will be familiar with the instrument and it's parts, and playing your first chord.

In 3-6 months you will be playing guitar with a greater knowledge of chords, basic harmony and be able to play scales and songs.

Once you have a foundation of chords we can explore more specific music subjects and lessons will become more personalized: songwriting, guitar tones, musicology, making a DIY record, shredding like a metalhead, I can guide you to help you achieve your goals.

I receive a very large number of student requests everyday, So to keep things organized please keep the following in mind:

Takelessons is a wonderful service that I use to handle all my payments and scheduling. I want to focus on the teaching, so they help with the rest.

I have a 24 hour cancelation policy, please give me at least 24 hour advanced notice, or you will forfeit your lesson credit.

All scheduling changes or time off can be requested right from the website for your connivence. it's super easy!

Use an email that you will actually check to sign up for notifications, it's not spam, it's to help us all stay organized.

Remember to please reserve your spot by paying in advance. (I have a waiting list of people asking me for those super convenient days, and times)

Online students please make sure you have the highest connection speed available to you. This will ensure you get the most out of the lessons.

*** Equipment ***

Please make sure you have your own instrument, and a note book or device to take notes with.
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August 25, 2019
Joseph
I loved my lessons with Omar! He's very knowledgable, and not just about the instrument but music in general. He worked with me for about 7 months to help achieve my goal of learning to improvise on the bass guitar. Omar is very easy to talk to and very funny. He knew how to take complicated music theory and really break it down so that I could understand it better. I left each lesson with an assignment, a technique or a song to practice what we learned in that week's lesson.

I feel very comfortable with being able to be at a jam session and play along with the rest of the group. He taught me how to come up with licks using factorials, how to create a solo using modes and adding some flavor to the solos with techniques such as pop and slap or changing the tempo.

Thank you, Omar, for being such a great teacher! I feel much more confident in myself as a bass player because of the time you spent with me and all of the knowledge you departed onto me. I am very appreciative of you for that - thanks again!
August 16, 2019
JT
Omar is just the best. Even when I've not practiced as much as I should between lessons I always make sure to go, because he always has so much to teach and I always leave feeling uplifted and excited about music. Omar never makes you feel stupid for asking "stupid" questions, and incorporates a range of methods to make the lessons meaningful. I never thought I'd be able to improvise a blues riff after just a few lessons with him playing backup drums! Omar thinks outside the box and is so adaptable to your needs. He showed me a "bass" he made out of a cast-off guitar with weed-whacker filament as strings for a client with very limited hand motion. Book a lesson with Omar; you won't regret it!
August 5, 2019
Daryl
Great instructor. Attentive to your skills and needs/desires as a guitarist. Will teach you both how to play any song you would want to learn, fundamentals, and also will push you while still being positive and encouraging.

Added bonus he has a cute puppy!!!

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Omar W.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

I am a professional award winning rap artist with 25 years of experience, 6 full length albums, 2 mixtapes and 20 years of stage and touring experience.

I also own a professional record label with 19 full-length CD releases and 6 signed artists. I know how to teach everything regarding rap from songwriting and lyrics, Freestyling, breathing, and music industry advice. If you wanna be a rapper then you need this information.

Sign up now and you will be rapping by the end of your FIRST LESSON!

About Prophet

Prophet C. is professionally known as The Prophet X. He is a professional rap artist, music production company owner, record label owner, website design company owner and more.

Currently, Prophet is teaching all of the following classes both in students home locations, in his Teaching Studio and online here at TakeLessons:

Reason 10 Software - Beat Making - Hip Hop Music Production - Freestyle Rapping - Rap Composition & Songwriting - Rock & Heavy Metal Music Production - Midi Orchestration - Film Scoring - Audio Engineering - Multi-Track Recording - Mixing & Mastering - Life Coaching Photography - Video Production - Live Stage Performance - Beginning Guitar & Bass - Drums - Bible Studies and much more!

Prophet’s teaching style focuses on the primary learning method of the student. All students are either Visual, Auditory or Ki

nesthetic learners or a combination of the three. By adapting teaching methods to these learning methods, great results can be produced in a short time.
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October 14, 2019
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August 16, 2019
Terina B.
Very thorough and genuinely cares to see you get better as a rapper. I'd recommend him to any upcoming rapper.
July 15, 2019
Chuck A.
he is the best teacher everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Jonathan B.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

There aren't too many schools for rapping that I know of. I learned the way most people learn: on the streets of the city they live in. I've listened heavily to records across Hip-Hop history and I practice MCing regularly as part of my work as a song improviser. I combine techniques from Classical Poetry to modern vocabulary to raise the ceiling on what is possible for an MC.

Things you can expect in rap lessons from me...

-Freestyle: we'll build your confidence and toolset for off-the-top rhyming
-Verse-writing: I'll examine your verses and teach you to refine the writing and delivery to help you reach your audience
-Music Theory: most rappers don't even consider this, but I emphasize understanding music and knowing how to improve your technique and writing through deep understanding of poetry and music theory
-Career Advice: I make sure you get the most bang for your buck when you study rap with me

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn how to open up and knuckle down at the same time!

I am currently a full-time YouTube Creator, sidelining in cover bands and a solo act. Teaching is a big part of what I do online so I see my work as a private teacher as 'research' for the lessons I create. Although I'm firmly grounded in a classical music training, there's nothing you can ask about that I won't try to figure out. My favorite thing about teaching is using unexpected questions to develop new ideas that I then integrate into my original compositions. Check out my intro to the B

lues Raga video if you want to hear a good story about what I mean.

Recently I've had several articles published by the TakeLessons Blog. Check out my most recent post here.
http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-play-acoustic-guitar-like-john-mayer-z01
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August 29, 2019
Glenn
Very patient but also good at pushing the boundaries
January 31, 2019
Jett O.
Our son just finished his first lesson with Jonathan and he is all smiles.
December 18, 2018
Rachel
Jonathan has been terrific as a violin instructor for my 8 year old son.

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Jonathan B.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

We can make you sound like a star!!!! RAP, HIPHOP, TRAP, R&B, DANCE & POP are our specialties. We can help you like the styles of Future, Migos, Rick Ross, Eminem, Cardi B, down to Beyonce, Drake, Chris Brown, Usher etc. We can make turn up music, we can make relaxing music, we can make songs with verses that include a lot of wordplay, complex bars and we can make music that make people move.

About Bernard

I have over 15 years of experience in the music industry. I have written over 1000's songs. I have worked with all types of artists from the beginning stages to the expert level. I work hard on helping all of my clients achieve their goals no matter how hard it might be.

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October 8, 2019
Jeff
Bernard was awesome! So knowledgeable and so passionate about teaching. I was amazed at his wealth of knowledge. Thank Bernard!
October 3, 2019
Jeff
Bernard was awesome! So knowledgeable and so passionate about teaching. I was impressed by how much he really wanted me to "get it." And, WOW.... that guy can hear the intricacies of a rap song after ONE listen through.
April 27, 2019
Nicholas A.
Bernard is terrific

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Bernard M.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

✨8 years of songwriting experience. (ALL GENRES)✨(All ages/gender welcome)
If you're dreaming of your songs being broadcasted on all platforms, contact me so we can bring that dream to life!

I'm a female MC that cherishes the craft, of epic poetry in fluid motion. I am the multidimensional artist.
Jay-Z: The billionaire lyrical genius HIMSELF called me personally, to give me praise on my musical talent. Once you're my student, I will thoroughly teach you to incorporate metaphors, storylines and hidden knowledge while songwriting. Drowned in underlying messages and deeper meanings, epiphanies and proverbs. I will show you how to reinvent perspective constantly. I will expand your musical horizons, with refreshing material and process. I want to help you grow into the best and most creative version of yourself! Book today, Namaste 💚

About Kerina

Hello beloveds!
I hope you're having a wonderful day so far. As an artist, everyday I am searching for new inspiration and new ideas, because beauty is everywhere. I break down barriers, that allow my upmost creativity and imagination to run rampant. Without limits, in it's healthiest form. I spend hours putting pen to paper. I spend my free time, listening to instrumentals and recording lyrics.

Students can expect to be able to produce multidimensional material and a variety of composition. Experience an in depth explanation of rythme and how to write according to emotion and beat. I teach the art of creation based on soundwaves, and fluid motion. I can teach you how to write your own song from scratch just based off of the beat!

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Kerina K.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

I am an experienced rap/hip hop artist manager, samples of work are available upon request. I am first and foremost a writer and will teach you a step by step process of both writing and rhyming.

About Nicholas

I have a unique teaching style that I perfected during my 10 years with New York City public schools with a focus on building comfortable relationships that ensure students the best learning experience. I teach from a variety of perspectives in order to give students a realistic well rounded view of historical events and societal issues.

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Nicholas R.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

I work with popular, local (Atlanta) based rappers as well. I teach flow, rhythm and breathing techniques and basic singing techniques for "hooks".

About Alice

Bio:
"Gold Record" Year 2000 with X-Cell Records "Take My Heart"
I was born in Germany and moved to the US about 10 years ago. I speak and sing in several languages!
Attended the world famous Hanns Eisler Music / University in Berlin, Germany
My credits includes singing on records with Usher, Mary J, Toni Braxton & Tamar, Christina Aguilera and several other major industry artists. She’s an R&B Recording Artist and works with Babyface and other producers. I'm very versatile and can sing any popular Jazz, Gospel or R&B songs.
I'm also lots of fun with great energy and positive vibes!

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October 2, 2019
Zhacary S.
I was able to train with Alice (@AlicjaTheSinger) not too long ago while I was preparing for an upcoming concert performance (I sing "Luther Vandross" tribute concerts). Her training was awesome as she had me concentrate on the basics of "runs", scales, breathing, etc. She's super fun to work with and has a positive attitude. It was clear to see the results after some practice and I couldn't be more pleased with her help and guidance. Her inside information and experience in working with Top Artists in the studio really helped and gave me a head's up as I'm working on my first song/EP!

I highly recommend Alice as your voice instructor!

Regards,
Big Zack aka Luther Vandross

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Seamus
"My son really enjoyed his first rap lesson and is looking forward to continuing on!"
Mel
"She helped me so much and every time I go in to a recording studio, no matter where I am in the world she helps produce my vocals and flow. My studio engi
neers love her too. She’s legit, straight up. Thanks Fawn!"
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DVX
"Fawn is on point. She's been able to get me into the pocket and make my rap flow and lyrics pop. I feel more confident sharpening my skills with her. She
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Henry
"Very talented teacher."
Anthony
"This guy is a genius he’s giving away secrets about rap that should cost Waymore than a dollar a minute You’ve got a check him out"
Shae
"Fawn is the real deal."
Mustapha
"Great teacher, I had no clue what I was doing and was very spectacle about what I could really learn in an hour. Walked out of the first class feeling lik
e my knowledge ofrap and how to write had increased tenfold. Will be back for my classes"
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Mailly
"Nice meeting you! Excited to work with you :)"
Eric
"I learned so much about hiphop watching my son learn to rap!"

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