A different, more creative/ fun approach to learning/playing the piano. Rhythmic grooves, chord progressions, blues scales, music theory, song structures, and more.
Want to belt like Beyonce? Broadway dreams? Act in Movies? Voice-overs? Learn how to write hit songs? Need help taking your public speaking and/or sales presentations to the next level?
Tap Into Your Artistry is the ultimate (online) gym for serious, aspiring and professional performers who want to train like a pro in the fields of: TV/Film acting, Broadway, and the Music industry.
Hi, I'm Stephen.
I'm a vocal trainer, private/on-set acting coach, show-biz consultant, and songwriting teacher. My specialty is pop/rock, broadway, on camera, live presentations/sales, and helping songwriters find their voice, both lyrically and sonically.
Discover the fastest and most efficient way to build, strengthen, and condition your voice. Simple, safe, systematic weekly vocal exercises that embrace a Zen like approach with an a
I'm also a SAG-AFTRA and AEA actor and ASCAP songwriter and producer. If you want to learn more about auditioning, acting in movies, performing musicals/plays on Broadway, writing your own songs, and developing show-biz career strategy, (headshots, meeting agents/managers, etc) I help TIYA members every day achieve their artistic dreams.
MORE INFO: I have been singing since I was 3, anything and everything from Michael Jackson to Elvis Presley to Luciano Pavarotti. Originally from Colorado, I studied music/theatre, as well as vocal pedagogy at The University of Colorado at Boulder, where I graduated with highest honors. I made my Broadway debut in "The Phantom of the Opera" at age 24. I also performed in "Chess in concert" as a featured rock tenor soloist at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway with Josh Groban. I have understudied and performed lead roles in the first AEA National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Whistle Down the Wind." Regionally, I have played many lead roles all over the United States in productions including "Les Miserables," "Miss Saigon," "The Wild Party," and "She Loves Me."
I have recently released a singing online course. Feel free to check out Udemy and look for Sing Like You've Always Imagined to see what is new!
As an ASCAP recording artist, currently I am working in the studio with a full production team on my first pop/rock album. I also often sing on demos for producers and write songs for other artists in many different genres.
As a TV/Film actor, most recently I was on set with Marvel's "Luke Cage" on Netflix, and I played the lead role of (Abraham) Lincoln in the SAG-AFTRA short film, "These Honored Dead." I also have played lead roles in 4 SAG-AFTRA short films, as well as the comedic lead in a SAG-AFTRA Web-series pilot, "Bodega Nights." I was called back for producers as a Series Regular for both Cinemax and HBO.
TIYA clients include (aspiring) Broadway performers, Film and TV actors, singer-songwriters, voice-over artists, news anchors, dancers, comedians, corporate sales presenters, as well as karaoke enthusiasts, and songwriting hobbyists.
My TIYA members have performed on television in Smash, Glee, and venues around NYC ranging from The Underground, Le Poisson Rouge, Drom, Cornelia Street Cafe, Arlene’s Grocery, to the Broadway productions of Ghost, Sister Act, Evita, Wicked, West Side Story, South Pacific, The Phantom of the Opera, and Rent to name a few.
*** Lesson Details *** We will always work on whatever you want.
For Singing, as a vocal technician/trainer I am like going to the gym for your voice. My exercises are safe, simple, and most importantly, I teach you how to practice correctly.
For ACTing, we can explore both the foundation itself, building your acting chops with monologues and scenes, as well as learning how to audition-- the tricks of the trade mastering the camera frame and how to create memorable auditions for TV/Film.
For Songwriting, we can explore the fundamentals of both lyrics and music, as well as catchy hooks, production, and song structure.
You may use my time however you wish (Voice, Acting, Songwriting, or Artistic/Career guidance).
Most vocal sessions will usually be a combination of strengthening/conditioning exercises, and then exploring/performing a song.
The TIYA vocal training method is uniquely my own as it combines both Bel Canto and Speech Level Singing. Emphasis is on developing a relaxed, released, authentic vocal timbre to sing in any style. Concepts explored include: Coordination, Registration, and Intonation. Chest, Head, Edge, and Pharyngel registration, 2 instruments in 1, posture, breath management, vocal cord adduction, trigger phrases, ring, consistency, and more.
Most ACTing sessions will be theatre monologues, TV/Film sides and/or On camera auditioning craft.
Career consultations usually include how to get an agent, headshots, branding, and marketing to align your artistic dreams with a strategy for success.
***Studio Equipment*** -Yamaha PSR 950 Keyboard -SONY Handycam DCR SR100 -600W Continuous Lighting Kit -Omni Directional Lavier -Adjustable InnoGear Microphone Boom -Blue Snowball Microphone -Mac Thunderbolt Display -MacPro -YAMAHA Guitar -Meinl Cajon -BOSE Wave music system -iPhone 8 Plus
Stephen has definitely provided me an insightful way of analyzing songs and for writing my own music myself. He is really helpful and gives you many eye opening advices and tools that encourage you to develop your artistry. Furthermore, he provides a friendly and non judegemental atmosphere, which is essential for a student. I totally recommend him.
January 19, 2018
Very good! Stephen creates a very comfortable setting to try your best in.
Beginning classical and/or contemporary* piano (with focus on form to avoid wrist injury) for children learning for the first time or singers who'd like to accompany themselves.
*Basic music theory will also be covered in covered in contemporary styles.
Bachelor's in musical theater performance from Columbia College Chicago. Audition prep (acting/singing) and vocal technique for clients since 2007.
Master's in music therapy from NYU 2019. MT-BC, certified music therapist.
Voice lessons: My critique during your lesson is always honest, so you know when I give you a compliment it is well deserved. I especially love working with non-singers and helping them find their voice. I always start with an assessment to see where your work is currently at and where we can go from there. I keep notes during your lesson, send you home with your homework for the week, and I use those notes to think of personalized ways to improve your technique before your next lesson.
If honesty and results are what you're looking for in a teacher, I promise to be that teacher for you.
Music therapy: I
come from an approach that is holistic and growth-centered. I work with you to set attainable goals while using active music-making and other music therapy techniques to process issues that are hard to talk about, find coping skills, and enhance daily life.
*** Lesson Details *** Whether you're studying vocal technique or prepping for an audition with me, each lesson starts with an assessment. Then, we start with where you are at that moment and push your technique to the next level. Afterwards, I will send you an email with notes from the lesson and your homework.
My goal is cultivate your technique and discipline to take you to the next level of your performance.
*** Studio Equipment *** -Digital piano -Large mirror (to see your technique) -Various small percussive instruments -Harmonic stringed instruments
*Please note, lessons and music therapy sessions are held in my office in my home. I have cats and small dogs that will *not* interrupt sessions, however the dogs may bark for a few minutes from another room when you first come in. Also, I have air purifiers throughout the house but those with severe allergies should keep this in mind.
*** Specialties *** Beginner voice for non-singers, new singers, or singers that have been out of the game for a while.
Adaptive piano lessons for children and teens on the autism spectrum.
Music therapy for those diagnosed with mental health issues or those who need a creative, therapeutic environment to deal with life issues.
Audition prep for both film/stage acting and singing auditions. (Great results!)
I am a master pianist and lessons cover everything from beginner to advanced. Whatever you desire to play, I can teach you!
Teaching music is my passion. Giving students the joy of learning to play the piano, guitar or to sing the songs of their favorite pop artist is my mission! I am a professional entertainer and teacher with 25 + years experience. I can teach you any kind of music your heart desires.
Denise is wonderful. She has a great personality...and makes "voice lessons" Fun! She motivated me to work hard to improve my voice...and I can hardly wait for my next lesson.
July 30, 2015
Denise,She is great!! I cant wait to have an another lesson!! She makes it so much fun ! I would recommend Denise to everyone,
July 30, 2015
When we realized that our daughter Veronica enjoyed singing and showed keen interest in music, we decided to put her through some formal training in vocals. One of our friends referred us to Ms. Denise.
Ms. Denise is an excellent teacher. She taught our daughter vocals for almost two years. Our daughter had the most wonderful time with her. She focuses on strong fundamentals, instills confidence in students and makes the whole experience enjoyable.
I teach rock keyboard with a focus on fun. I've spent many, many hours playing songs from the Beatles, Spoon, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and many more. I received my piano proficiency from Knox College where I majored in music.
My beginning students always start with a song that they love. As soon as those songs are internalized the application of scales will become a necessity, but will never take precedent over rhythm and feel.
Are you ready to start your adventure into the world of piano?
I specialize in upright bass, jazz bass, funk bass, bass technique, and rhythm. I will inspire a positive attitude and good practice habits that will help any student succeed. I’ve extensively studied jazz, latin jazz, funk, rock music, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, and composition.
I can also teach guitar, piano, drums, and voice. As a mulit-instrumentalist, jamming with my students is a priority. Being able to play with other musicians is one of the best feelings you’ll ever experience. I’m happy to take you there!
Recently, I helped one of my bass players get a scholarship to go to Berklee Summer Camp to study music.
I am very excited to continue my teaching on TakeLessons. I look forward to helping new students to become the musician of their dreams.
I've been playing professionally in Chicago for five years where I play up
right for a classical chamber pop group called the Nine Worlds Ensemble and for a jazz group with Frank Catalano, a popular Chicago sax-man. I co-managed, played upright bass, and sang for an ambient-folk band, Sedgewick, based in Chicago. I've played upright bass in the Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin (drummer for Smashing Pumpkins) super group and Bowmanville.
I am currently dreaming up my own jazz-inspired project called the ohm trio. Working on my debut record under my solo name ohm. Be on the look out!
Oliver is a wonderful teacher. This is my daughter's second guitar teacher and what a difference from the first. He is enthusiastic, talented, patient and a lovely person. All qualities that truly make him the best instructor. She is learning quickly and really looks forward to her guitar lessons each week. So happy that we found him!
October 8, 2018
Would recommend! Oliver tailors classes to your level and goals. He is patient and gets excited about songs that you want to play.
Learn to play guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, or saxophone AND MORE from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 28+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in performance and instruction. I am also a MUSIC THERAPY STUDENT at Maryville University. I cater to ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.
If I could give Brian 10 stars, I would. He is enthusiastic, present, supportive and highly knowledgeable. Learning instruments has always been a challenge for me , but Brian makes being a banjo beginner an absolute joy. I look forward to practicing every day, and can really hear my progress - which amazes me because it's only been just over a month. I can see myself working with Brian for the long haul. He puts me at ease, and always gives great responsive tips that improve my playing immediately. I feel SO lucky to have stumbled across his profile.
September 27, 2019
I look forward to working with Brian. He's easy going, funny and patient, but very knowledgable and goal focused.
I am an pianist, improviser, composer, and music theory geek. I love jazz, classical, and rock music. Whatever style of music you want to learn, I will show you how to move toward your goals.
I love working with adults and kids alike! I can teach basic piano skills and classical technique, and for more advanced students I can teach jazz, improvisation, and composition. For every student, my goal is to make lessons fun by teaching you the music you want to play.
I have been playing the piano since preschool and have a B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota.
Playing piano is one of my favorite things to do so I'd have quite a fun time teaching you. What I teach on piano will help you understand a diverse range of instruments and even genres, and, I think, teach a lessons that carry over into life.
I have played piano my whole life, and I also play guitar and trumpet. I love jazz, classical, contemporary, and rock music and many other diverse styles. I am an improviser, composer, and music theory enthusiast, very in touch with the creative side of music.
I’m easygoing and patient. I put thought into each individual student and will design a curriculum around your particular interests and needs. I can teach in traditional ways, or I can teach through improvisation, call-and-response, imitation, transcription and other organic and intuitive learning methods.
I believe that practicing your instrument should be intrinsically rewarding, and can teach you how to learn in a way that makes practice not a chore. I believe in the value of music listening, having role models, and closely studying the music we love. I often play by ear,
and believe it is a learnable skill that will help you connect with music more naturally.
I hope you'll contact me and we can learn some music together!
Paul is great! He's a super kind, skilled teacher that knows what he's talking about and works hard to make the lesson about your interest and skills. Working with Paul, I feel like not only have I become a better piano player but I've learned a lot about music, practicing, and skills that I will take with me. 100% recommend taking lessons with Paul!
July 28, 2019
Paul is an attentive, thoughtful instructor who has done a great job structuring a program around my interests and needs as a student. He has helped me understand music and practice better at a fundamental level, and I highly recommend him.
March 27, 2019
Today, Paul saw what I am lacking and was able to come up with a way that will help me improve perpetually and swiftly.
I have had the privilege of teaching piano and trumpet throughout Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for the past 12 years. As a UW-Milwaukee graduate (BA-Music), I am able to teach a wide variety of styles and genres. In order to maximize convenience for both students and parents, I offer lessons in the comfort of your own home throughout Lake Geneva, Burlington, Elkhorn, Delavan, Genoa City and the surrounding areas. Many of my former students have gone on to become composers, performers and active instructors. Whether instructing piano or trumpet, lessons are always interactive, educational, memorable, and most of all fun!
Hi, there! My name is Doug and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students learn their chosen instrument! Many of my former students have gone on to become composers, performers, and active instructors. I went to UW-Milwaukee and earned a degree in Music (Trumpet and Piano Emphasis) in 2009. I'm a fun and enthusiastic instructor and my teaching style reflect this. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Years of performance experience adds a depth to my teaching and translates into added value for my students. I have performed throughout the Midwest, Tennessee, Florida, and Arizona with the Doug Trio and as a solo artist. Other groups I have performed with include the Oshkosh, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine, and Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestras, countless pit orchestra
s for a variety of musicals, and more!
Whether instructing piano or trumpet, lessons are always interactive, educational, memorable, and most of all fun!
Experienced teacher of 23 years. I have taught people of all ages and abilities. I love piano and have been playing all of my life. Recently married and moved to Amarillo, TX so had to give up my studio in El Paso. I love teaching and seeing my students progress in their technical skills and knowledge of music theory, music history and most importantly seeing their love for music grow.
I am a newlywed 34 year old piano and English teacher from El Paso, TX. I’ve been teaching for 23 years and it is something I really enjoy doing. Several of my students have gone on to major in music in college and some have even become teachers themselves. I enjoy teaching all styles but truly classical is my favorite.
"If you are looking for a teacher that can adjust lessons to the student needs, is patient and loves her job, Shae is a fantastic choice. Shae has been giv
ing me piano lessons for the last 6 months,.Her knowledge of the building blocks of Music have been invaluable. She explains what is needed and then mentors you to success. I wholeheartedly give Shae my recommendation."
"Professional, comprehensive, and personalized study of the piano. Her years of experience are obvious in her ability to approach each student as an indivi
dual with a unique learning style. Thanks for giving us the gift of music!"
"Great teacher and did excellent work with my daughter"
"Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. Will recommend to others."
"Laura was very helpful with my autistic son. She was very patient with him and taught him most of what he knows. She knows her business and has a real pas
sion for music."
"Ms. Lana is a truly amazing piano teacher. My son has been taking lessons with her for the last 2 years. She is a patient and encouraging teacher. She pi
cks music that is both challenging and fun to play. I am very happy with his progress. So many friends and family have commented on how beautifully he plays. And what has impressed me most is the love of music she has helped instill in him. Piano is her passion and she has passed that same joy on to my son. He truly enjoys playing the piano and taking lessons. You can just tell she cares so much about her students and is personally invested in them. I give Ms. Lana my highest recommendation. She is wonderful!"
"Nancy is great with our daughter, her music material is systematic and she is a very experienced in teaching. Our Daughter loves her piano lessons and im
proves week by week. We would highly recommend her for everyone!"
"Our son has really been enjoying lessons with Wes and we've seen how much he has progressed already!"
"I have 4 sons aged 21 to 12. They have all taken piano over the years from multiple teachers. Ms. Lana is the best teacher we have ever had by far. She
is warm, caring, knowledgable and organized. She sets high yet achievable expectations for her students. I have been amazed at the growth in my sons musicality and interest while taking lessons from Ms. Lana. I feel very fortunate that we found her!"
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