Focus is on tone quality and vocal agility. Build and condition your voice fast using simple yet challenging, safe vocal training. You will have no gaps in your technique and be able to sing freely and with emotion.
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.
I am an experienced vocal teacher of 13 + years available for passionate students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn the style they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of breathing, posture, placement and classical fundamental skills. I specialize in musical theater, belting, classical, jazz, christian/worship and pop. I typically use specially selected sheet music and tracks, and also use a metronome and piano during the lesson.
Aurora has been singing and performing for over 28 years and teaching voice for over 13 years. She currently leads worship at her church and teaches voice to students of all ages.
Her goal is to help develop God's natural gift of praise that dwells with in each of us. By teaching proper breathing and vocal techniques, Aurora will help you use your instrument not only for your own enjoyment but for the joy and glory of God.
With a large array of experience Aurora teaches a variety of styles including Worship, Contemporary Christian, Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz and Classical.
As a continuing student of all things vocal myself I can readily pass on all that I learn and have learned to potential students.
I have been playing music since the age of six. I was raised strictly on classical piano and voice lessons until I picked up the guitar just before the age of ten. By my senior year of high school I had learned how to play bass and drums, was writing and recording my own material, and had formed my own band, which is now called Athanasia. After passing around my demos on the Sunset Strip, I managed to land an audition with the then-forming band Five Finger Death Punch and got the gig on the spot. I played with the band for two years and ultimately earned two gold and one platinum record for my work writing, playing and engineering on their first two albums. As a result I have since been hired by numerous acts worldwide to produce, engineer and mix their records at my studio Nightmare Sound and have gained enough exposure as a musician to
be hired by several bands as a session player on numerous international tours.
I am a high school choir director and have experience working with all voice types, ability levels and experience -- and I love every single one of them! One of my favorite aspects of teaching private lessons is that I get to find out and help shape my students' goals, whether it be recording their own music, auditioning for music programs/competitive music scholarships, or simply gaining confidence as a singer! The sky is the limit and it's important to me that I am helping each student in the unique ways that they need!
I am a pianist, singer, choral director and lover of many different genres of music from classical and jazz to musical theatre and indie/folk. I graduated from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas with a Bachelor's of Music Education, emphasis in Piano.
If you are studying voice with me, I think you'll find that I am passionate about connecting each of my students to the own unique beauty of their voice and using that connection to bring about free singing, confidence and musicality by way of foundational singing technique. I also have extensive training in a cappella arranging/singing if you are interested in learning how to start/direct your own a cappella group.
My training in classical piano began when I was five year old and I've had some incredible instructors along the way who have enhanced my skills in contempor
ary keyboard, including beginning-intermediate jazz and jazz improvisation. I love to teach students to read sheet music and pursue classical/technical excellence, but also to learn how to play music using chord charts, by ear or all three, depending on your personal goals and preferences.
With a passion for music theory and improv techniques, I love to help students who are aspiring songwriters to develop that creative side, especially in combination with learning piano skills -- they pair very well together!
The most successful musicians I know are well-rounded and have developed solid foundations in technique so that they can perform well in many different styles and adapt quickly. This is such a necessary skill in today's technological world where we can share music from across the world with a click of a button! In my lessons, I love to help my students study a variety of genres.
Speaking of technology, I'd like to make a quick plug for my husband :) He is a fantastic videographer and primarily works for a film producer in the DFW area, but he also loves doing independent creative work on the side. He has experience creating quality music videos and would love to create content for any student interested in this!
I really look forward to meeting you and helping you become a confident, skilled musician!
Jenna has helped me improve so much since I've been taking lessons from her. She is very detailed and will break everything down for you. In the amount of time of my lessons I have become a lot more confident and am not nervous to play and sing in front of others now. She really cares about her students and will push you to be the absolute best you can be. All around down to earth good person and a bad to the bone teacher.
July 25, 2019
Jenna was way more than I expected. She is knowledgeable and friendly. My son is 7 and tends to normally get off track but she was able to keep him engaged the whole time. My son ended his lesson and kept playing even after she left.
June 11, 2019
Jenna is so involved with teaching her students how to sing, she shows so much support and really works with students to make sure they’re confident in their own voice and they have the right technique.
I am a student at UTC looking to teach students who are beginners and are passionate about learning about their voice!! I have taken a class on Vocal Pedagogy that teaches students to use their voice and really enjoyed my time working with beginners during this course! I have been taking lessons in classical voice for several years now and have traveled around and sung with several professional choirs.
Hi! My name is Emma and I am Vocal Music Education major! I have completed three years of classical voice lessons from soprano Caitlin Moore and mezzo Dr. Rebecca St. Goar.
I believe that learning to read, play, and sing music is an experience everyone should get to have at some point in their lives and would love to get you started on your journey! I love getting to know and work with new people and so far TakeLessons.com has been a positive experience for me in getting to teach students all around the world!
Here are a couple facts about me:
-I have current experience teaching piano to children 6+ and have taught voice lessons and gained some experience in that area through my Vocal Pedagogy class at UTC. -I am primarily a singer and have been singing in choir since I was in elementary school! -I currently sing in UTC's
Chamber Singers and First-Centenary United Methodist Church's Chancel Choir in Chattanooga. -I have done an internship with the Tennessee Chamber Chorus. -I have also played a few roles in musical theatre productions such as - The Secret Garden, Shrek the Musical!, etc.
Learn to sing! Ms. Quintana has a music studio with a variety of students from beginners to advanced singers. The students are men and women aged from seven to fifty eight. Ms. Quintana a wide variety of music from opera, musical theater, and jazz standards to contemporary pop music. As a voice instructor, Ms. Quintana offers a technique that will strengthen the student’s voice, musical interpretation and performance capabilities. Her goal is to give students the skills that will assist them in a lifetime of music making at the level desired by the student. Ms. Quintana teaches students ranging from beginners to young professionals, all in the service of their own career path. Her teaching style is tailored according to each individual voice and desired outcome, however maintaining the integrity of the Bel Canto/classical foundation. Amaridis Quintana believes in empowering her students to participate in their voice building process; For example, in helping them to select repertoire ...
As a child, I loved listening to Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, and Barbara Streisand. I especially loved to watch them perform. I fell in love with musical theater in my teens and with opera when I started attending music school. I am graduate of CSULB with a BM in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Opera. I love to sing and I love to perform. I have had the privilege of being a part of many performances. Whether lessons are for ongoing vocal development, role preparation, recital preparation, or my favorite - audition preparation, my goal is to help bring full circle a solid vocal and performance technique.
I want to teach you how to shine! With over 10 experience in teaching, my goal is to make you as comfortable as possible with your instrument. Singing is about finding YOUR voice. It's there. We all have one. Let me help you take control of your voice so that you can share it with others confidently. I studied voice under Florence Birdwell at Oklahoma City University. I spent five years on the road touring with Broadway shows. As a singer/songwriter, I've opened for Jewel, The Steve Miller Band, and many others. Let's work together to expand your repertoire and get you comfortable with multiple genres and singing styles.
I'm a professional singer, songwriter, and recording artist living in San Diego, CA. I've spent the majority of the last 7 years touring the country and sharing my music with audiences of all ages. I graduated from Oklahoma City University where I studied with the one and only Florence Birdwell. After college, I immediately moved to NYC and started touring nationally with Broadway musicals. I moved to San Diego in 2012 to pursue a more commercial music life. I've opened for Jewel, The Steve Miller Band, JOHNNYSWIM, Chris Isaak, Emmylou Harris and more. I've released 3 solo records since 2013 and have provided vocals on countless projects over the years. I continue to have regular gigs around San Diego and focus my tours up and down the west coast. In 2016, I spent the majority of the year completing 400 hours of yoga training. Explori
ng the voice through movement of the body is essential in my teaching. I absolutely love tearing through the layers of our vulnerability to find the true voice within. Discovering our voice is a journey, and I look forward to taking on that adventure with you.
Kinnie made me feel welcome and at home from the moment I met her at her studio. She is authentic, friendly and very experienced ... and I’m so excited to partner with her on my vocal training/singing/creative adventure!
April 30, 2019
My daughter just loves her lessons with Kinnie,
April 30, 2019
My daughter absolutely loves Kinnie, and her style of teaching! Kinnie gives my daughter inspiration.
Experienced teacher specializing in the beginner/intermediate voice student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be singing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started
I'm a professional singer in the San Diego area. I've been singing since I was a child. I've studied voice for over 10 years.
Voice students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. Every voice has a unique sound; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.
My personal passion is classical music and musical theater, but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
"A wonderful experience and I received so much good instruction!"
"Good knowledge and good exercises! Paige has great experience and ability to connect!"
"Tony has renewed in me a love of music that had been soured by previous experience. He has an uncanny ability to unlock the sounds I have in my head and
bring them to life. Again, reality imitates art."
"Elise is an incredible voice coach! She listens close to your vocal needs and helps you achieve the vocal aspirations. I worked with Elise for a little mo
re than nine months and my range, tone, and technique improved so much. By far best vocal coach I've ever had."
"Dr. M. is a phenomenal teacher who does a great job customizing her lessons to the needs of the student. She has helped me make amazing progress with my v
oice, and just as importantly has helped me gain the confidence to be able to sign.
Her lessons are fun, effective, and very positive. All of which help the student learn more and get more out of the lesson. I highly recommend Dr. M. as a teacher to anyone (at any level) who is interested in becoming a better singer."
"I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Melissa. She is one of the most helpful and fun teachers out there! I was able to grow so much as a singer a
nd there was a huge difference in how I came to her and how I am now. I am working on pieces that I loved but never thought I could sing. She is really good with technique and shaping you into a better singer though working on the foundations of what makes a good singer. She is very knowledgeable. Not only was every lesson a great time but I left with something gained! Lessons can be challenging sometimes but they were always fun and I always felt encouraged and supported to do better. Also, she is very flexible as I often had a busy and changing schedule and we were always able to figure something out!"
"Love Miss Jiyoung.
She likes kid and my 4 years old love her.
She has a really good voice."
"Robert is an amazing teacher. He is gifted with ability to quick identify strengths and deficiencies in students vocal traits. He also has infinite patien
ce and praise when working to correct deficiencies. If you are looking for immediate and steady improvement in your skills, both voice and performance, he is definitely the person for you. Definitely money well spend for the serious student."
"Melissa is not only a gifted voice teacher, but an amazing singer herself. She is also very personable and reliable. I can always count on her to help me
in a pinch, before an audition to help me with a particular song, or even help me pick out a song that is appropriate for the show for which I am auditioning. She has a large breadth of musical knowledge and experience, which makes me feel confident, and trust the notes she gives during the lesson. Melissa's techniques with breathing and execution the best I have ever received, as a trained actor myself. Although she is extremely professional, Melissa also finds ways in making the lesson fun. I highly recommend her for both kids and adults and hope you get as much out of her classes as I have!"