Fernando Tarango

Fernando T.

Fort Wayne, IN

About Fernando T.

Background check: Last verified 02/09/2016
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Fernando teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2009
Last sign in: 6 days ago


I am a professional vocalist who regularly performs with orchestras, rock bands, jazz bands and as a singer/songwriter. I teach beginners to professional touring artists and can break down the seemingly complex vocal techniques in simple to understand concepts and exercises. My focus areas are breath, placement and freedom from tension in order to increase your efficiency, stamina and flexibility between registers and musicality. (See my online tutorials for a quick idea of what it might be like to work with me)

I have a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan and have worked professionally from Opera to Pop. I started my professional music career at the age of 10, traveling the world with the American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I worked as an instructor and vocal coach for the Grammy Award Winning Pacific Boychoir. I also sang professionally for ensembles such as the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Clerestory, American Bach Soloists and San Francisco Pocket Opera.

I am currently a vocal instructor for Sweetwater Music Academy, music director for the Jesters (a theatre ensemble for people with developmental disabilities) and I sing for hospital patients as a Parkview Healing Artist. I have taught grade levels K-8 in private schools so I am accustomed to all age levels.

As a songwriter I have composed and performed music for MTV, VHI, E! and the Oxygen Network, and have acted on commercials for Southern Comfort, Old Spice, & Anthem Blue Cross.

I am also the songwriter and front man for the original regional RootsRock band, Fernando T. & The Wickersham Bros and have established myself as a teaching artist for young audiences through the Carnegie Hall Link Up Concert Series.

I look forward any questions you may have and hope to help you or your child find creative fulfillment from the most unique instrument in the world- your voice!

Photos and Videos

The first intro lesson. This gives you an idea what it's like to work with me.


Vocal Coach

Nov 2014 - Present
Sweet water Academy of Music

Vocal Coach

Jan 2006 - Jun 2009
Pacific Boychoir Academy

Grammy Award Winning Boychoir - Changed Voice Coach


Vocal Performance

Oct 2001 - May 2005
University of Michigan

Professional Schooling

Sep 1993 - Jun 1997
American Boychior School

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency

Spanish, Italian, German

Professional Proficiency


Broadcast Music Inc.

Jan 2005

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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6 Reviews on Fernando T.

Dayani Feb 11, 2016
Audition Prep · Online
Fernando is a great instructor! He's very professional and very knowledgeable. He has encouraged me, given me confidence in my abilities, and has pushed me to improve. I highly recommend him!
Kevin Feb 10, 2016
Singing · In studio
Fernando has extensive experience in many styles and is great with kids.
Jordan G. Feb 10, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Fernando is very knowledgeable in his craft. He is easygoing in terms of rep as long as the music is at an appropriate level for you. Even if that's not the case he treats your desired material as a goal and trains you in the direction you'd like to grow. He's a very positive person who makes you feel very comfortable in every lesson, and makes effort to impart his vast performance experience to you. The quality of his lessons are awesome, and my voice has grown an incredible amount in the time I've worked with him.
Matt Feb 9, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Professional and fun! Fernando is the best coach!
Troy Feb 9, 2016
Singing · In home
I learned more in half an hour with Fernando, then I had learned in 10 years of playing shows.
Elliot Feb 9, 2016
Songwriting · Online
My daughter (age 9) had an excellent time working with Fernando and has been super motivated to keep songwriting. They wrote the cutest songs and we're planning on having Fernando record her in the studio when he gets back to Fort Wayne!
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