Fawn Akasongirl

Fawn A.

65 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Average response time: 6 hours
Loading-circle
You can change this time later Please select one of Fawn's available time slots, shown in
Please select a date

About Fawn A.

Background check: Last verified 09/01/2014
Fawn passed a background check on 09/01/2014 that included the following:
  • National Criminal Record Check
  • County/State Criminal Record Check
  • Sex Offender Registry Search
  • SSN Trace & Verification
For more information, please click here.

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

Overview

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 ¬úteam 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

This is the music video featuring myself with my hit song Wish U Love. The song went to #6 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

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

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

Mass Communications Jun 1996
D.U.

Child Psychology Jun 1996
D.U.

Minor Degree

Adult-Child-Infant COR and AED Jan 1992
Health Association

Awards

ASCAP Plus Awards 2014 Jan 2014
ASCAP
EOTM Nomination Best Music Video 2013 Aug 2013
Entrepreneurs On The Move
WINNER EOTM Award Best Female Artist 2013 Aug 2013
Entrepreneurs On The Move
EOTM Nomination Best Pop Song 2013 Aug 2013
Entrepreneurs On The Move
VH-1 / Save The Music Songwriting Award May 2011
VH-1 / Save The Music
HMMA Award Best Dance SIngle Nomination Nov 2010
Hollywood in Music and Media
Top Sellers List on Masterbeat Aug 2010
Masterbeat
WAKE UP Award Nomination May 2010
Wake Up!
MTV LOGO Channel Top 10 Music Videos May 2010
MTV/LOGO Channel
Billboard Top 10 Hit Song Jan 2010
Billboard Magazine
Top 10 Dance Songs of The Year Jan 2010
DJ Hades
ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2010
ASCAP
Top 150 Dance Songs of the Year Jan 2010
About.com
Top Sellers List on Masterbeat Oct 2009
Masterbeat
JPF Music Award Best Dance Album Sep 2009
JPF
#5 Billboard Chart Hot Dance Club Songs Sep 2009
Billboard Magazine
JPF Music Award Best Dance Single Sep 2009
JPF
ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2009
ASCAP
ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2008
ASCAP
#1 Scoring Composer of the Year Jan 2008
Music Freedom
#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
#1 Electronic Artist of The Year Jan 2006
Music Freedom
ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2006
ASCAP
ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2005
ASCAP

Affiliations

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.

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.

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.

Write a Review

65 Reviews on Fawn A.

Profile_69661_pi_IMG_7769%20%28141x250%29
Kristen Treseder R. Apr 21, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I have never had online lessons before, and I was really worried that it wasn't going to work. However, Fawn exceeding my expectations. She made me feel so comfortable, which made it that much easier to be myself.

At the age of six, I started taking lessons. I ended up staying with that vocal coach until the age of 21, when she told me that I needed to find a more advanced vocal coach. I found someone who was really good, but I didn't feel that I was going anywhere with her. After my 1st lesson with Fawn, I said to myself, "Bingo! Someone who knows her stuff, knows what I need to do to be successful and will be there to help me do so." Thank you Fawn!! :)

I couldn't be happier with my choice. It's hasn't even been 24 hours, and I'm already looking forward to our next lesson. Thank you Fawn!! :)
Silhouette-280
Emily T. Mar 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Fawn not only has a very good technical skills on voice but also have a very good personality that can ignite and motivate the kids to learn based on the kid's personalities.

My daughter has a very good experience in Ms. Fawn class. Ms. Fawn always can point precisely what wrong and what is the right way to sing in each class. Ms. Fawn works around with my daughter's personality and make my daughter to learn in a way she really enjoy to learn. Ms. Fawn also helps my daughter to find a way that make her focus better when singging.

Ms. Fawn is a great teacher, I am glad that I found her in take lesson website. Both me and my daughter have a great experience with her.
Silhouette-280
Lebene A. Mar 23, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Fawn is a wonderful teacher! I was in the process of prepping for acting conservatories, some schools require the students to sing; Fawn helped this extremely inexperienced singer sound pretty good and confident for her auditions. Fawn is extremely professional and light hearted, she'll never make you feel uncomfortable about your performance. Fawn is encouraging and very talented, I could hear improvement within my performance by my third lesson. You'll never feel stuck when rehearsing with her and she's full of suggestions. I would recommend Fawn to anyone wanting to take singing lessons!
Silhouette-280
Laila K. Mar 4, 2015
Online
Verified Student
Fawn is an incredible teacher she made me feel very comfortable. She's very sweet and knowledgeable. She is very caring and passionate about what she does. She is an amazing women who is very helpful. My experience with Fawn was incredible. I highly recommend taking her!
Profile_63229_pi_DSC_0952_2
Montana S. Feb 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Fawn is an incredibly kind person and wonderful teacher. I immediately felt comfortable with her and learned more in 3 lessons than I have with any other vocal coach I've had in the past. She's so encouraging, really listens to what you have to say and has a great ear for knowing what you need to work on and develop. I think what sets her apart from other teachers is her generosity and vibrant spirit. It really is contagious.
Profile_61939_pi_1521418_267117433444667_1036236125_n
Ashley M. Feb 7, 2015
Songwriting · Online
Verified Student
Fawn is an amazing teacher. I've been taking songwriting classes from her and I learn something new every lesson. She's very sweet, talented, encouraging, and understanding. I was nervous to take lessons online at first, as I've never done it before, then was unsure who I should take from because I didn't want to get someone who was terrible. I got really lucky though, I highly recommend her. She's absolutely fantastic.
Silhouette-280
Natalie A. Feb 1, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Fawn is a very sweet and encouraging person! I am a beginner who was very shy when it came to singing in front of people, but after taking lessons with fawn over Skype I have never felt more confident and I have definitely noticed a huge improvement in my voice. Fawn also has the experience and knowledge on how to get your name out there and turn your passion into a career. Not only is she very smart and professional, but she is friendly, positive, and has an extremely big heart. Fawn wants to see her students succeed and has the ability to help them do so.
Profile_59499_pi_selfiephoto
Mary E. Jan 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Fawn teaches my daughter Rachel piano and is a wonderfully patient and engaging teacher. She is very good a moving at the pace of the student. Fawn knows how to keep Rachel excited about learning and we are thrilled to see the progress she has made in the three years that Fawn has been teaching her.
Profile_51388_pi_image
Ericka C. Dec 29, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Very nice teacher, always a positive attitude, she's always willing to help you improve. I've had 3 lessons so far and she's been helping me a lot with many vocal exercises :)!
Silhouette-280
Mari Anne C. Nov 11, 2014
Music Recording · Online
Verified Student
Best instructor ever