Coren Zai

Coren Z.

Las Vegas, NV
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Coren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1994

Coren Z

Coren is an award winning TV talk show host co-starring with her husband Ren on the Las Vegas TV show Dreamweavers StarTrax interviewing performers from all different genres about their journey towards career success. A seasoned live performer Coren has played many different venues across the world from the Las Vegas Casinos, Rivera and MGM to European television "Bueno Dominica" Milan Italy, Circus World, Florida, and the Philadelphia Civic Center. Coren has opened for such entertainment greats such as The Temptations, 3 Dog Night, Holly Dunn & George Carlin. She has performed with blues greats Leon Blue (Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Muddy waters, BB King) and Mike Rogers (John Lee Hooker Jr., Big Mama Thorton, Bobby Blue Bland), Coren uses her singing, dancing and acting skills as Sherry in the Las Vegas Show Frankie & Sherry (Frankie Valley Tribute Show) formerly at The Greek Isles Casino. Graduating from the vocal performance and songwriting programs at the prestigious music Conservatory The Dick Grove School of Music Coren won the school's coveted vocal achievement award in 1989. Studying the Seth Riggs Speech level Singing method while at Dick Grove, Coren became a certified teacher of the method in 1994. She was certified as a level 4 instructor until 2009. Coren teaches many professional singers including David Morgan & Paul Kingery (multi-platinum recording artists 3 Dog Night), Billy Hufsey (Fame Television show & Confessions of a Teen age Idol VH1, Days of Our Lives), Disney Star & Kids Choice Award winner "Favorite TV Actor 2012" Jake Short (Disney's "Ant Farm" & "Mighty Med"), Sarah Thiele Recording Artist, Hazel Payne (4x Grammy Winner) A Taste of Honey, Jennlee Shallow (Nala in Lion King Broadway, Germany, Austrailia), Marla McRenyolds, (Dreamgirls & The Color Purple Broadway), 2011 Kids Choice Nominee James Maslow ( Big Time Rush), and Gail Bennett (Understudy to Mary Poppins in the broadway touring Company of Mary Poppins) to name a few.

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Experience

Vocal Technique Teacher and co-owner
Jan 1994 - Present
Dreamweavers Professional Performing Arts

I have been teaching since 1994 and have taught preschool music Yamaha Method, elementary and middle school music in both public and private schools. I have also taught workshops and classes at Pasadena City College, LACC and CSN in Las Vegas. I have been hired by many churches and music producers to work with their groups and solo singers for vocal technique vocal arranging and harmony singing. I am experienced in fixing vocal problems stemming from bad vocal technique to physical issues such as vocal nodules. I have also helped many singers, actors and dancers through the audition process for theater, film television and Las Vegas shows.

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Education

Songwriting
Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
John Brahaney Songwriting Workshops
Vocal Technique
Jan 1989 - Mar 2009
Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing International
Vocal Performance, Songwriting and General Music
Aug 1989 - Aug 1991
Dick Grove School of Music

Languages

English and limited Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2008
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2007
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2006
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2005
SLS INternational

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2004
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2003
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2002
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2001
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 2000
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 1999
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 1998
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 1997
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 1996
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 1995
SLS International

Seth Riggs speech Level Singing Level 4 teacher
Jan 1994
SLS International

Songwriting
Dec 1991
Dick Grove School of Music

Music Conservatory accelerated Songwriting 1 year program Los Angeles, California

Vocal Performance
Dec 1990
Dick Grove School of Music

Music Conservatory accelerated Vocal Performance 1 year program Los Angeles, California

Awards

WCOBM TV Host Award 2016
Dec 2016
WCOBM Network
WCOBM Network 2015 Pioneer TV Host Award
Dec 2015
WCOBM Network
Outstanding supporter of the Las Vegas Blues artists in Las Vegas
Jun 2007
Las Vegas Blues Society
Appreciation Award for Senior Law Project Las Vegas
Apr 2004
City of Las Vegas
Vocal Performance Award
Mar 1990
Dick Grove School of Music

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2007

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Sophia Ramos is a 15 yo that has been my student since she was 7 years old Blind Audition The Voice Teens Philippines
Coren saying Hello!!!
Award winning student Sophia Alexis rehearsing "Problem" for a contest in Las vegas
Award winning student Sophia Alexis Performing "Nobody Loves" Opportunity Village LV for their 60th Birthday Bash!
Award winning Student Jazzy Cadiente  "How Ya Doin'"
Performing at the Young Concert Series  
Feb. 21, 2014.
Pro Student Jennlee Shallow
Broadway Tour "Dirty Dancing" song "Time of My Life"
Pro student Gail Bennett as Mary Poppins
 "Mary Poppins" Broadway tour
Student Bliss Humanitarian Festival UNLV w/Blue Rain Band
Pro Student Justin Sams "Whole Lorta Shaken Going On" at the Arizona Broadway Theater
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16 Reviews

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Mark Mar 14, 2017
Singing · In studio

Coren is patient and knowledgeable. She explained the mechanics of my voice in a way I could easily grasp. Looking forward to many more lessons.

Phil Simpson Feb 8, 2017
Singing · In studio

I have only had one lesson and I can tell she knows what she is doing. I am very comfortable with her.

Ralph Sep 28, 2016
Singing · In studio

There was a clear explanation of what we were going to work and it was what I was looking for.

Philip B. Aug 3, 2016
Singing · In studio

Coren is a class act very good vocal coach

Bhagamshi or Bee Jul 16, 2016
Singing · Online

Coren, is amazing, really made me understand how to write music and start things off. Great teacher.

Philip Bradley Jul 13, 2016
Singing · In studio

Coren is a wonderful singing instructor she makes it interesting and keeps you engaged.

Rico W. Aug 20, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

I'm so grateful that I found this amazing teacher. I was looking for a teacher who could teach me ways to improve. In the past I felt like I was at a block. If you feel there's more potential in your voice. I guarantee she will help you reach it. I never have felt this excited for the next lesson to learn more especially since I hear improvements in my voice each week. I'm technical so I like to know what's going on in the inside. She has answers to all my questions. I'm comfortable with her, she's encouraging, and a great person.

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rikki virginia Aug 17, 2015
Singing · Online

Coren is amazing! I absolutely love her! She's not only a great singing coach but also an amazing person all together. She makes me feel so comfortable and more and more excited every singing lesson I have with her. She is great to talk to and I almost feel I can go to her for anything because she shows she cares about her students. She's there when you need her and is always reassuring me that I'm doing great and getting better. I really notice improvement in myself as well. She has a great way of applying the things I need to know about singing into my actual life. It's so refreshing to meet someone who only wants to see you succeed and not tear you down.. especially in vegas! ha! thx for everything Coren and look forward to more lessons!!!

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Makenzie R. Jul 25, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

First lesson went well. Too soon to judge.

Indigo Jun 30, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

Coren is not only an amazing vocal coach, shes an amazing human being. I started with Coren as a very timid, cautious singer and now I perform all over Las Vegas and I love what I do! I was afraid that my voice could not improve and that I would never have the power and freedom in my voice that i've always wanted but with some patience and hard work Coren got me there! no matter what type of learner you are, Coren has a technique that will work for you. The first time I sat in on my boyfriend's lesson and I heard how much he had improved I was blown away and I knew I wanted to take lessons. Coren teaches you that everyone can sing and its just a matter of training the muscles you need to do it! For me, thinking about it that way made it a lot less intimidating. She teaches everyone from the kiddos and beginners (she loves kids and they love her!) to the grown ups and pros! No matter how hard i've been on myself coren has never given up on me and I can now say I am not afraid to dream because I know it is possible! I've been with Coren for almost 5 years and for as long as i'm singing she'll be where I stay! If you're serious about singing, Coren will get you wherever you want to go! Thank you for everything Coren!

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Bliss Jun 30, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

I was 16 years old when I first started with Coren, She has helped me to get an amazing sound out of my voice! I sang every thing in my Nostrils! and my Adam's apple up in my Brain! I started out singing with my church choir, then my church band. My music director said I Should Take some lessons. He gave me Corens number and I set up a lesson for the following Thursday.

I got to the lesson and I was shaking. I've always been an Actor and I've always had this mental block about my voice. But After talking to her, Within the first 5 minutes she had already had me laughing and relaxing in my chair. She not only showed me how to use my vocals, she explained (In Detail) why and what was making my voice tighten up in the first place. She understood everything that my vocal cords were doing.

I would certainly say that Coren goes the extra mile when it comes to training the voice. And she has one of the biggest hearts on this planet! There were many lessons I had with her where I would Just be in tears because I had a mental block about my voice. But Coren would not let me stay there. She Believed in me and she got me out of my mental patterns.

I owe a lot to this women and I couldn't be more Grateful that I have the opportunity to study under her!

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Josh Jun 27, 2015
Singing · In studio

Coren is the best singing teaching in Las Vegas. She taught me to sing from scratch. I knew nothing about singing before I started and she showed me the way.
Coren has help me develop a beautiful singing voice that I'm am excited to share the world every chance I get. When I became discouraged she helped give me the confidence I needed. Coren Will always say its not hard, its new, and she gently pushes you in the direction you need to go. If you're serious about learning to sing; go see Coren and she will train your voice into perfection.

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Sarah Jun 26, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

If there were 6 stars I would've checked them all. I've been studying with Coren on and off since 2000. She has molded my voice twice in my still short life and Ren has helped me work through psychological blocks that kept me from realizing we are our own obstacles to overcome.

The first time I studied with them it was as a young, impatient, and ignorant singer. They both would of course tell you that I was bright, eager, and new. This is the first important thing I'd like to share with you about Ren and Coren; they base training off a complete appreciation for the power of thought. Learning how to do the work with positive and intentional effort changes the impact the practice has on us. You'll see just as I did when you begin to adopt a different inner language. This way of working has positively affected many other areas of my life. With them it's easy, they REALLY know how to train so if you can just show up they can teach you how to put in the work to take you where you want to go.

Most recently after a stroboscopic test showed that night-fluxing had caused such damage to my instrument and the tissue that surrounded that I could barely speak, much less sing I began studying with Coren for the second time. Months of medication, speech therapy, new diet, doctors, and silence had offered little improvement and when I finally called Coren I'd reached my end, fighting tears to even speak the words to describe my situation. She received me with open arms, offering the comfort only a great teacher can give; she listened, she paused, and then she said calmly "It's okay. We'll fix it". Coren helped me to retrain my instrument, my brain and my vocabulary. Ren addressed the psychology of it all, helping me refocus and ultimately regain the confidence needed to overcome the fear and doubts I was then battling. Together they helped me discover the greatness and fearlessness I had possessed all along.

Ren and Coren's abilities go far beyond your standard talent coaching. They help their students understand how and why we train, allowing US to adopt the necessary skill set and principles needed to grow. They are not only some of the best coaches in Las Vegas, but I believe some of the best in their fields altogether. In a sense they are parents to hundreds of voices and storytellers across the nation, and I am eternally grateful to be one of them. If given the opportunity to study with them, do not pass, anyone who has studied with them will tell you the same.

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Eryn P. Jun 18, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Coren has been teaching my daughter going on 8 years now. Eryn started when she was 7 with Mrs Coren. She taught her "Proper" vocal technique to assure she would have longevity with her vocal career. Coren is amazing with children it's amazing how she relates on their level, motivating and empowering them at the same time. I've seen her work with adults as well, from people who were "Were" terrified to sing in public to professionals in the entertainment industry. No matter what level you are, Coren is the teacher for you!! Just Saying ....

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Mila C. Jun 16, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Our daughter has been taking lessons from Coren since the age of 7yrs old, and she is still taking lessons from her. Coren is patient, kind and loving to all her students, she takes the time to explain what they are doing right and wrong with their vocal lessons, and she doesnt rush them. She is overall an amazing person to learn from :)

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Wendy B. Mar 1, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio

Coren is amazing! She's thoughtful, kind and great at what she does. My daughter took singing lessons to prepare for an audition to go for the role of Igor in Young Frankenstein- AND SHE GOT THE ROLE!!! Coren even called her on her way to the audition to do warm ups over the phone!!! We are so pleased with her progress under Coren's guidance!!! Thanks Coren!!!!!

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