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Fawn A.

Los Angeles, CA

About Fawn A.

Fawn teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 1995
Last sign in: Today

Overview

"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, Nickelodeon, X-Factor and many others. She has been producing music and vocals in the recording studio, coaching voice, piano, songwriting, rap writing, performance, studio 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 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 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. Music and the entertainment business are her life, and she loves helping people reach their goals and meet their dreams. She has released 3 albums, several singles, won numerous awards and worked with such talents as Grammy winners Lalah Hathaway and Paula Cole, Meredith Brooks, Vampire Diaries Katarina 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 coached people from American Idol, Disney, Nickelodeon, The Voice, X Factor and many other shows. 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"
- Award Winning Songwriter/Lyricist
- Grammy Winning Vocal and Songwriting Clientele
- Berklee College Of Music
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.

Photos and Videos

Usually within 3-4 years my students can site-read and play at this level. Here is an example of that!

Experience

Music Publisher

Jan 2009 - Present
My Posie, My Rosie Music, BMI

Songwriter for TV and Film

Jan 2003 - Present
CBS, LMN, LOGO, ABC, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Spike Lee other

CBS, LMN, LOGO, ABC, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Spike Lee other TV and film projects. IMDB: Fawn (II)

Songwriter and Recording Artist

Jan 2003 - Present
Stonedef Records, Inc.

Record Label

Composer for Film

Jan 2003 - Present
Various Films

See IMDB: Fawn (II)

Magazine Cover Model & Calendar Model

Jan 2000 - Present
LIC Magazine, BBW Beauties, PlushCars, Other

Modeling is print, Magazine covers and calendars

Songwriting and Composing

Jan 1999 - Present
Songirl Music, ASCAP

Over 500 song catalog
ASCAP site, seeL FAWN

Music Publisher

Jan 1998 - Present
Songirl Music, ASCAP

TV Appearances

Jan 1986 - Present
NBC, CBS, Lifetime, LOGO, etc.

Appearances on a variety of television shows and TV commercials

Appearances in FILM

Jan 1986 - Present
Paramount, MGM etc.

Appearances on a variety of Films with Kevin Costner, Alexandra Paul, Rae Dawn Chong, John Amos, Paula Abdul, Carson Kressley, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Anjelica Huston, others

JINGLE Singer, Voice-Over Artist, Jingle Writer

Jan 1986 - Present
JINGLES

Jingle singing, voice-over's, jingle producing, jingle writing Internationally. Also Worked with the #1 jingle house in New Zealand. I can be heard on commercials such as Barbie, Ford, Mazda, Target, Kitchen Aid, Epecurious, Lavazza Coffee, Mrs. Field's, Ponds, Pontiac, and many others.

Traveling Entertainer/Recording Artist/Songwriter

Jan 1986 - Present
World wide Performances

World wide Performances and appearances made around the world for my albums, songs, performances for charities, live shows, recordings etc.

Prague Tour Body Soul and Mind

Oct 2006 - Nov 2006
Stonedef Records, Inc.

Pop Dance tour as a recording artist and songwriter

Child, Adult and Family Services Specialist

Jan 2000 - Jan 2005
Individual Basis

Correction of child behavior and trouble shooting. Helped them learn skills and strategies in education, child care, youth development, family interaction, conflict resolution, and addiction/abuse treatment.

Stage Manager

Jan 1994 - Jan 1995
Denver Chamber Orchestra

Soprano in a Jazz Quartet

Jan 1993 - Jan 1995
Lamont Jazz Singers

Soprano of a 4 part jazz a ccapella group

Acapella Jazz Singer Quartet

Jan 1993 - Jan 1995
Lamont Jazz Singers

Soprano singer in 4 part acapella group,

Lead role in Oklahoma!

Jun 1993 - Aug 1993
Rocky Mountain Singers

Toured Japan, Hong Kong, China performing in the musical, "Oklahoma!"

John Berger' 12 piece Choir

Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
John Berger'

International traveling Choir, hand picked by Famed French composer and conductor John Berger'

Pageant Winner

Jan 1988 - Jan 1992
A Variety of Pageants

Performing and competing in Pageants

Vocalist for Duane Wolfe's Children's Chorale

Jan 1988 - Jan 1990
Children's Chorale, Duane Wolfe

Records and performances for Pope John Paul !!, Dalai Lama, Presidents.

Broadcasts: BBC, ABC, CBS, CHristmas Specials, etc.
The Chorale has performed in Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan

Education

Lyric Writing with Multi-Grammy Winner Marty Panzer

Feb 2005 - Feb 2007
Marty Panzer

Voice

Jan 1999 - Feb 2001
Seth RIggs Vocal Coach To The Stars

Lyric Writing with Pat Pattison

Aug 1996 - Jun 1999
Berklee College Of Music

Bachelor Of Music

Aug 1996 - Jun 1999
Berklee College Of Music

Songwriting with Jack Perricone

Aug 1996 - Jun 1999
Berklee College Of Music

Non-Degree Program

Jun 1996 - Jun 1999
Boston Conservatory

Non-Degree Program

Jun 1995 - Aug 1996
Juilliard

Non-Degree Program

Jan 1992 - Aug 1995
Gwen Bowen School of Dance

Piano

Jan 1988 - Jan 1992
Private Instruction - Allen Hobbs

Languages Spoken

Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Beauty Pageant Judge

Jul 2013
Miss Plus Size USA

2 years as a celebrity beauty pageant judge
2011-2013

SInging Competition Judge

Mar 2013
Local Celebrity

A Celebrity Judge for 3 years for a Los Angeles singing competition, "Local Celebrity" in West Hollywood, CA

Published Short Story Author

May 2012
Western Legends

Unnatural Tales Of The Jackalope
"The Jackalope and The Jelly Bean"
Written by Fawn

Grammy

Jan 2010
NARAS

Music Publisher

Jan 2009
My Posie, My Rosie Music, BMI

Bachelor of Music

Jun 1999
Berklee

BA in Music

Music Publisher

Jan 1998
Songirl Music, ASCAP

Child Psychology

Jun 1996
D.U.

Minor Degree

Mass Communications

Jun 1996
D.U.

Adult-Child-Infant COR and AED

Jan 1992
Health Association

Awards

Top 20 Playlist Women Of Substance Radio

Jan 2016
WOS Radio

GelderHead Award Of Excellence 2015

Jan 2016
Gelder Head Productions

Top 20 Songs 2016

Jan 2016
Music Silk Showcase

GelderHead Award Of Excellence 2014

Dec 2014
Gelder Head Productions

ASCAP Plus Awards 2014

Jan 2014
ASCAP

EOTM Best Music Video 2013

Aug 2013
Entrepreneurs On The Move

EOTM Best Pop Song 2013

Aug 2013
Entrepreneurs On The Move

EOTM Award Best Female Artist 2013

Aug 2013
Entrepreneurs On The Move

GelderHead Award Of Excellence 2012

Dec 2012
GelderHead Productions Magic CD

Best Interview

Oct 2012
Zombie Beaver Award

Most Interesting Interview

Oct 2012
Zombie Beaver Award

VH-1 / Save The Music Songwriting Award

May 2011
VH-1 / Save The Music

Cover Model Of The Year

Feb 2011
LIC Magazine

HMMA Award Best Dance SIngle

Nov 2010
Hollywood in Music and Media

Top Sellers List on Masterbeat

Aug 2010
Masterbeat

WAKE UP Award

May 2010
Wake Up!

MTV LOGO Channel Top 10 Music Videos

May 2010
MTV/LOGO Channel

ASCAP Plus Awards

Jan 2010
ASCAP

Top 10 Dance Songs of The Year

Jan 2010
DJ Hades

Billboard Top 10 Hit Song

Jan 2010
Billboard Magazine

Top 150 Dance Songs of the Year

Jan 2010
About.com

Top Sellers List on Masterbeat

Oct 2009
Masterbeat

#5 Billboard Chart Hot Dance Club Songs

Sep 2009
Billboard Magazine

JPF Music Award Best Dance Single

Sep 2009
JPF

JPF Music Award Best Dance Album

Sep 2009
JPF

Top 5 Billboard Break Out Charts

Aug 2009
Billboard Magazine

ASCAP Plus Awards

Jan 2009
ASCAP

#1 Scoring Composer of the Year

Jan 2008
Music Freedom

ASCAP Plus Awards

Jan 2008
ASCAP

#1 Electronic Artist of The Year

Jan 2008
Music Freedom

#1 Electronic Artist of The Year

Jan 2007
Music Freedom

ASCAP Plus Awards

Jan 2007
ASCAP

ASCAP Plus Awards

Jan 2006
ASCAP

#1 Electronic Artist of The Year

Jan 2006
Music Freedom

ASCAP Plus Awards

Jan 2005
ASCAP

Best Jazz Vocalist

Jun 1995
Elevox Jazz Competition

Best Jazz A cappella Group

Jun 1994
Elevox Jazz Competition

Humanitarian Award

Aug 1993
Miss T.E.E.N. Pageant

Best Cheerleader Nationals Award

Aug 1992
Byers Bobcats National

Affiliations

National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences, The

Jan 2009
Grammy

The Recording Academy, known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica.

Broadcast Music Inc.

Jan 2009
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.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Jan 1998
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.

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89 Reviews on Fawn A.

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Clayton M. Nov 16, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
If you are looking for a Vocal Coach who enhances your singing ability without changing your style, then you found her. Fawn has been the only vocal coach who my son will listen to. She is AMAZING and she knows how to get the best sound out of anyone.

Im not joking or writing this as a review, but as a testament of how good she is at her job. If your thinking you will get the same training from someone cheaper on here, I thought so too. Then I tried several others here because of the price. When I finally tried Fawn, I will never go back. She should be charging 3 times the price because that is how much she helped my son.

She will always be our voice teacher!
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Angelica G. Nov 1, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
3 Words: Incredible, Incredible, Incredible! I have had several singing coaches through the years that were not quite what I was looking for. Fawn was that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that I was looking for. She is encouraging, professional, and knows exactly how to help her student improve and help them move in the right direction. She is worth every minute and every penny. Highly recommended!
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Rory Jun 20, 2016
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Fawn is such a delight to work with! She's always going beyond the lesson to see how she can help empower you take on your goals head on no matter what area of life. I'm so glad to have found such a genuine person in Hollywood & an amazing teacher to guide me in this industry.
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EMMANUELLE A. Apr 15, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Truly, Fawn is an amazing woman. Honest but in that natural incessant charm that not only caters to the student’s learning but keeps the student from intense levels of frustration or disappointment with the truth of what she hears and perceives in your presented vocals. Always she is on time for every voice and or singing appointment while this lady is impressively organized. Constantly in tune with her student revealing an intuitive and gracious care to help the learner absorb information to carry home or take to the stage.
Fawn extends her insight with one’s singing lessons in a consistent persuasive manner. Encouraging in a way that she tells you exactly what needs to be addressed with voice, body, expression (presentation) as time evolves with her teaching methods. The lessons Fawn also tailors in an evolving fashion. In the beginning, she calibrates upon first meeting exactly what one’s goals are, where one wants to go, or where one needs to be with vocals for an upcoming rehearsal or theatre production. With each lesson she listens deeply and continually corrects the gamut of voice wrongs to rights. Steadily guiding my voice to the correct breathing method. Persistently raising my flat monotonous sound to a more emotional rounded way of presenting my voice through songs and speech. On and on as time progresses she notes, corrects, addresses and we readily readjust. My confidence has risen and continues to under Fawn’s education and experience as her depth and breadth in the music industry is voluminous.
Undoubtedly, her knowledge is extensive and an all encompassing expertise. Asking her questions provided the greatest joy as this lady has the answer and guides one to look into links, websites, voice references for that extra homework, practice, or interest for the curious aspiring student that provide the perfect example for what is needed in mastery to take one’s voice to another level after her instruction. Over the course of time with her my goals have changed, altered, tiered and with that she has been an incredibly patient instructor. I love every musical second of my time with Fawn and not only treasure her words but the wisdom of her most sensitive voice and the surety of her ears.

P.S. This lady has a fabulous sense of humor that permeates not only her singing soul but the very essence of each inspiring smile. Thank you so very much, Fawn.
I adore you. You are certainly...the very best.
Warmest hugs and kisses,
Emmanuelle
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Megan Apr 15, 2016
Singing · Online
Fawn is an amazing teacher and she is extremely passionate about helping others achieve their goals. Fawn has been helping my 9yr old daughter to sing correctly, she has an amazing ear and knows exactly how to correct the problem. I'm so happy we selected her as my daughters singing coach! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Fawn!!!
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Jonny S. Apr 11, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Fawn is amazing!!! My voice has improved a lot in a short time and she has corrected some bad habits I had developed. She has a ton of experience and incredible teaching techniques. She is very professional and up to date on all of the best singing excercises. I can't recommend her enough and very glad I chose her. Thanks Fawn
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Tommy Feb 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Fawn is an excellent teacher and helped me to write my first song. She's very insightful when it comes to musical composition and even covering another song.
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Susie Feb 6, 2016
Opera Voice · In studio
Fawn is a great vocal instructor. She worked with my young daughter who wants to sing opera. A lot was accomplished in one lesson. I definitely recommend Fawn for anyone that wants good quality vocal instruction.
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Elizabeth Feb 6, 2016
Speaking Voice · Online
Fawn is a fantastic voice coach and singing instructor. She genuinely loves and cares about her students, her work, and teaching. She taught me tricks and tips that drastically changed and strengthened my voice for the better just within the first lesson. And without any pressure. She always makes each lesson fun and meaningful. We always discuss new goals (which Fawn is very easy to talk to) and then Fawn tailors a lesson plan to help me quickly reach them. She is extremely flexible about scheduling and also takes extra time to work on particular issues. And what's nice is that her prices are absolutely affordable (and no where near the same ball park as other vocal coaches with her amount of experience).
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Cindy Feb 6, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Fawn is so gifted and an amazing teacher. My daughter also enjoyed lessons and looked forward to them!
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