Cyndi Evans

Cyndi E.

Issaquah, WA

About Cyndi E.

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Cyndi teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 2009
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Overview

Cyndi has been very successful as a singer/songwriter, artist developer, producer and teacher. Originally hailing from Dayton, Ohio, she has resided in Los Angeles for many years. She has performed all over the United States and the world as an artist singing on cruise lines such as The Royal Carribean, Carnival, NCL etc., and has shared the stage with The Jackson's, Barbara Striesand, Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans and many others. Cyndi is currently music director and artist for the tribute act, "The Voices of the Supremes, which performs in various venues throughout the United States and abroad. She is also President/CEO of her own Entertainment company, Neuhaus Entertainment Group, and has produced CD projects for numerous up and coming artists.



As a teacher, Cyndi has taught "Vocal Technique" to students of all ages ranging from 6-70 for the past 25 years. She was Youth and Young Adult Music Director for Crenshaw Christian Center, one of the largest churches in America, as well as A&R for their record label. As a songwriter/producer/artist developer on staff for 12 years, she produced numerous CD projects. Her song, "The Power of Faith," that she wrote for the Ever Increasing Faith broadcast can be heard all over the world daily on both television and radio. Because of her meticulous instruction, many of her students have gone on to obtain professional careers in the entertainment industry singing backup vocals for named acts such as Ameridan Idol, Fantasia, Gospel recording great, Kim Burrell, Nikki Minaj. Adam Lambert, starring in the lead role of Young Simba in the Lion King Production at the Pantages Theatre, recording the title song for the movie "Another Cinderella Story II, singing for Middleweight Champion of the World, Sugar Shane Mosley at Madison Square Gardens, another of her students went on to become part of the Grammy award winning girl group "Isis" and yet another is one of the main cast members on the hit TV show "Glee".

As a teacher, I get immense satisfaction from seeing my students excel and fly using the techniques and tools that I have taught them," Cyndi says beaming with pride. "My students have done tremendous things in the industry and it is my pleasure to continue to pass down the nuggets of wisdom and skill that I've obtained from over 30 years in the entertainment business."

Cyndi's training began at age 8 where she studied classical piano for 6 years. By age 15, she and her brother released their first independent single which did reasonably well locally. By age 19, while studying music at Ohio University, she along with her brother won "Right On" magazine's nationwide talent search and were offered two major recording contracts. She decided to sign with Philadelphia International Records under the auspices of Grammy Award winning producer, Thom Bell (who was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). She studied under Thom Bell and it was there that she learned the art of record production. She also studied vocal production under legendary Grammy Award winning producer, Hal Davis (Jackson five fame). Cyndi was taught proper vocal technique by vocal trainer to the stars, Seth Riggs and continued her private studies learning the vocal techniques of the great Alan Linquist. Her teaching style has subsequently morphed into a combination of all these great inspirational instructors.

As a teacher, Cyndi is kind, patient and extremely enthusiastic when it comes to instructing her students. Her students always see her as their friend and one who they know will bring out the best in them and desires that they grow to their fullest potential.

*** Lesson Details ***
When you come to Cyndi for voice lessons, you can rest assured that your vocals will never be the same. She is as comfortable teaching the beginner as she is instructing the seasoned professional who wants to hone their skills even further. She can always bring something out of you that you didn't know was there. Maybe it's the confidence that she exudes when she instructs, maybe it's her innate ability to know what's needed at any given time to make the student better. But whatever it is, you can rest assured that your lesson will be fun, thorough, and the lesson plan that she devises will cause you to arrive at the musical goals that you've set for yourself. She can help you or your child prepare for upcoming auditions, as well as any other scheduled performance. Cyndi will create a lesson plan that will certainly be tailor-made for your style and needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my Cd player to play tracks etc....the student should have a recording device to record the lesson, whatever performance tracks we'd be working from, and a keyboard would be helpful but not necessary.

*** Specialties ***
My style of vocal training concentrates on singing in the 'Ng" position and using cuperto as the primary way to produce more tone with less effort. I also train my students to breath properly utilizing the lower lumbar area along with breathing from their diaphragm. I generally train vocal students in all genres of music and I stress stage presence in conjunction with proper vocal technique.

Photos and Videos

Me and Lani at Comic Con in San Diego California

Experience

Youth and Young Adult Music Director

Mar 1997 - Sep 2008
Crenshaw Christian Center

Trained award winning groups, produced CDs, wrote and arranged/produced songs for live performance and recordings, traveled internationally with Sr. Pastor as vocalist, set up New York music ministry.

Education

Vocal coaching

Jul 1986 - Sep 1986
Seth Riggs ,Esteemed Vocal Coach to the Stars

Music and Business

Sep 1972 - Jun 1973
Ohio University

Awards

Ist Place Winner Group Division

Jul 2006
Debbie Allen's Dance Studio Nationwide Talent Search

Ist Place Group Division

Jun 2004
McDonald's Gospelfest

1st Place Group Division

Jun 2001
McDonald's Gospelfest

1st Place Winner Rodney Jerkins Nationwide Talent Search

Jun 1997
Rodney Jerkins

Ist Place Winner Right On Magazine's Nationwide Talent Search

Feb 1973
Right On Magazine, Laufer Publications

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Oct 2013
ASCAP

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.

Broadcast Music Inc.

Mar 1974
BMI

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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41 Reviews on Cyndi E.

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elika berlin Dec 7, 2016
Gospel Singing · Online
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Stephanie M. Dec 6, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Cyndi is truly a blessing she is very patient and very good at what she does . It's my first time learning about singing and I'm glad I'm learning from a true professional. She is passionate and very friendly. I actually love my first class so much I actually told my best friend he should also take her class . I'm very exited to continue in this journey. She exceptional I'm very happy I chose her . :)
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Natalya Dec 4, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Easy to work with. Amazing teacher! Thank you!
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Cekey T. Nov 29, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Before deciding to do my vocal lessons online I searched through many of the teachers on the database and I came across Ms. Cyndi's page - I was impressed with her qualifications and accomplishments but what won me over were the students' reviews. The one review that stood out was a student saying that as soon as he/she selected Ms. Cyndi as their teacher and Ms. Cyndi was notified she immediately called them to introduce herself. I remember saying wow now that's great but I also thought that was just for that one student but I still admired that she did that. So I read the other reviews that really showed Ms. Cyndi was not only a great teacher but a teacher that made sure each of her students received her undivided attention and each student's lesson was made personally for them. So I spoke with my husband and children about Ms. Cyndi and I called takelessons and they agreed that Ms. Cyndi would be a great fit for me. As soon as I paid for my lessons and hung up with takelessons I would say 1 minute later EXACTLY one minute later - my phone starts to ring - I didn't recognize the number but I just had to see who was calling me from Washington and it was Ms. Cyndi. I was super impressed!! Our discussion was encouraging and it was great and she made me feel EXCITED about starting my first lesson with her. So far I only had two lessons with Ms. Cyndi and I can tell you this - I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you Ms. Cyndi for ALL of your encouragement and for your patience. Best regards.
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Timmy Xie Nov 28, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
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Michael G. Nov 20, 2016
Singing · Online
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Sharmila O. Oct 25, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Cyndi is an excellent teacher with a beautiful heart. She's very kind, patient and knowledgable. My daughter is truly blessed to have her as her teacher. We love her!!!!
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Erni R. Oct 25, 2016
Gospel Singing · Online
Verified Student
Cyndi is phenomenal !!!! Her kind, pleasant, encouraging, sweet voice makes her very easy to work with. I have taken 5 lessons with her so far, she has enabled me to do things with my voice that I did't think I would be able to do. Working with Cyndi has re-built my confidence, I've learned to dissect songs in groups and use my listening hear, work my diaphragm to enhance my tone and strength. I couldn't be happier. Thank you so very much. I love you to the moon and back.
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Crystal T. Oct 23, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher, really enjoyed the lesson
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Joseph B. Oct 1, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Verified Student
I must say that after reviewing my journal of the lesson, I had to give Cyndi that last start to make it 5. I really saw how passionate she is when it comes to her instruction. I'm a happy camper.
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