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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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October 16, 2019
Corella
Fawn helped me with my inspirational presentations, both in organizing my outline, what to say and how to present. She is THE BEST!! I feel 100% confident now and I owe it all to her coaching! Thank you Fawn!
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!

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Fawn A.

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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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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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October 16, 2019
Finn M.
Jonathan really inspires my son. His teaching is both deeply thoughtful and impulsively fun.
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.

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Blake P.

Rochester, NY 14620

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Probably seems a bit far-fetched, but I am a highly studied rapper who runs my own hip-hop collective.

I write rhymes, produce beats, and bring my conservatory style academic learning to hip-hop. If you want to learn the culture, the rhyme schemes, the science to making hip-hop music if you will, I'm your guy.

It won't be some abstract "na man that don't feel right" type of vague, get you no where lesson. It will be very concrete, defined lessons, to give you the freedom to write dope rhymes and say them in a variety of different styles/feels/and grooves.

About Blake

Hello there!

I'm 25 and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a degree in Jazz Guitar performance. I currently work full-time as a freelance musician, I play in wedding/corporate bands, jazz groups, hip-hop bands, funk bands, pop bands, original music projects, and I also run a hip-hop/jazz group. I'm a funny, easy-going guy and I want lessons to be fun and inspiring. With that being said I definitely like to set and accomplish realistic goals with my students, cause why not be the best you can be, right?

My teaching style follows the "Music is Easy" mantra. Basically, I look at it as my job to take the intimidation factor out of music, and let it be what it should be, FUN! It's not to say we won't be learning theory, or getting our skills together, but it is to say that we'll be taking all the fancy lingo and breaking it dow

n for you in concrete practical ways.

In terms of what I teach that really runs the gambit, I teach most styles of contemporary guitar playing, and additionally can teach voice as well. I also have taken extensive marketing classes at the University of Rochester, which means that I can offer some key advise on music business and marketing strategies for your band. I also run my own booking agency, so if you want to talk shop on how to get gigs, which avenues of gigs make the most bread, and other things of that nature, I'm your guy as well!

Hope to hear from you and start some fun learning together!
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June 14, 2019
Matthew
Blake is a great instructor. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed right away. He went at the pace I needed (glacial) and encouraged me every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
March 12, 2019
Max
Blake is a seasoned musician with experience in just about every genre imaginable. Whether it's technique, harmony, theory or aural skills, he can explain any seemingly difficult idea in a concise, logical way. With all the knowledge of a conservatory trained guitarist and gigging musician, he's a down to earth teacher who simply loves music and is passionate about sharing it with his students.
March 11, 2019
Michael
Blake is a dedicated teacher who helped me improve right away! I wasn't at all sure what I wanted (or needed) to work on next but he picked up right away what was best for me. So grateful to have worked with him.

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Blake P.

Rochester, NY

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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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I am a vocalist, therefore, I can develop my tone to a specific rhythm or pattern.

About Nikia

I have a bachelor's in Biology from the City University. My talents excel from the performing arts to knitting. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Even small questions can make a change in your grade. Sometimes we need to ask our selves where our direction is in life and therefore I can give an explanation to these ideas.

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Nikia L.

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Private Hip Hop & Rap Teacher

Rap and song writing Is my deepest passion and i fell in love with the craft and never looked back. I have been rapping for about 10 years. I have a very deep understanding of all aspects of rapping and song writing. Those include but are not limited to, rhyme scheme, flow, voice inflection, choice of beat, timing, cadence, harmony, word play, metaphors, and subject matter. I love talking about rap and showing anyone my secrets and methods to creating a captivating rap song. I also have a firm understanding if different ways to explain each thing to each individual person regardless of learning differences. I'm not selfish with time and my main priority is making good connections with fellow rappers/song writers and making the best artist and music possible. Making a little bit of money would allow me to invest more of my time into the craft I love and so I am here. I am willing to help anyone of any age or needs. It's all about the love of the music so let's learn how yo make some ...

About Tayler

hello there my name is Tayler and i have a very deep love for rap and song writing. I have been a student of it for 10+ years and am still just as curious as i was when i started. I am very comfortable teaching any aspect of rap. Those aspects include but are not limited to flow, timing, rhyme schemes, transitions, voice inflections, tempo, creativity, metaphors, and alliterations. I am a very patient teacher and understand that everyone learns a little bit different. With my student i will take it as slow as they need and be creative about how i get the lesson across. I will be starting at a fairly low rate because it is about so much more to me than money. I cant wait to hear from you we will learn and have a great positive time doing so.

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Tayler B.

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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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Jeff
"Bernard was awesome! So knowledgeable and so passionate about teaching. I was amazed at his wealth of knowledge. Thank Bernard!"
Ash
"I want Fawn to know how much I appreciate her. I don't think I say it enough to her, so I am writing it here! I have grown musically and as a person so mu
ch from knowing her and having lessons with her the past 4 years. I appreciate everything she has done and continues to do! Thank you Fawn :)"
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Nicholas
"Bernard is terrific"
Ryan
"What I noticed immediatly about Juma was his clear passion for the art form, and his enthusiasm not only as a writer but as a teacher excites me to contin
ue working with him. See you next week Juma"
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Pete
"Can’t wait to come back!"
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."
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Eric
"I learned so much about hiphop watching my son learn to rap!"
Ashley in NC
"Fawn is an amazing coach! I went to her originally 3yrs ago for song writing class and we ended up also working on my piano, voice, now I'm working on ra
pping. I've made friends for a lifetime and had experiences I otherwise wouldn't have had if I hadn't started taking lessons from her. She told me about opportunities I never would have known of and I've not only grown as a musician I've grown as a person as well. You won't regret choosing her as your new music teacher."
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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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