Shakeatha Davis

Shakeatha D.

Houston, TX

About Shakeatha D.

Shakeatha teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: March 2008
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

I have sung for as long as I could speak! I hail from a family of recording artists and have graced the stage since the age of 4. During high school, I learned to read music and took piano lessons. This peaked my interest in wanting to learn the fundamentals of music so I decided to major in it in college.

I then went on to Xavier University, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. While at Xavier I participated in many productions. I also received a Xavier University Music Scholarship for four years. I have noted my experience in detail: Xavier University of Louisiana-Senior Recital; Xavier University Student Recital – “Opera under the Stars”, April 2008; Xavier University Concert Choir Midwest Tour – Soloist for “Amazing Grace”, April 2008; Xavier University of Louisiana Student Productions - Treemonisha (2004), Purlie (2005); Xavier University University Chorus; 2004-2009; Xavier Concert Choir; 2004-2009; Vocalist with Recording Artist: Josh Jones Nu Horizon, New Orleans, Louisiana; Vocalist with Recording Artist: Bishop Alvin Davis & Company, Baldwin, LA; Greater St. Stephan Gospel Choir and Praise Team; Background Studio Vocalist for Ebony Lockett (2009), Community of Faith Praise Team, 2012-2013

Currently, I sing at many venues and with various groups throughout Houston area. In addition to all of this, I also perform a great deal of gospel music on the praise team at the Community of Faith.

As you can see I have a great deal of experience and expertise different genres, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
To my future students:

I sit down at our first lesson to make a Custom Lesson Plan for what you want to study and goals you want to achieve.

I want to help you reach your goals and make you happy as a singer, so I am open to teach you anything no matter how little/much experience you have.

Next, we will pick a fun area to work on, and a challenging area to conquer. For example: we will work on a fun song then we will work on reading and/or rudiments.
I am also very patient and flexible to those students whom have special needs, or need to accelerate at a slower pace.


“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”- E.Y. Harburg

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room: keyboard, stands, music books, additional seating for parents.

Vocal Studio: Practice room, piano/keyboard, music stands, chairs; waiting area with television for parents/guests; security system; recording equipment

*** Specialties ***
CLASSICAL MUSICAL, GOSPEL, NEO-SOUL, JAZZ

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Education

Music and English

Jan 2004 - Dec 2009
Xavier University of Louisiana

Bachelor of Arts, Music

Jan 2004 - Dec 2009
Xavier University of Louisiana

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Opera Under the Stars

Apr 2008
Xavier University
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11 Reviews on Shakeatha D.

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Rona K. Sep 30, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
After discussing my daughter's musical interests, Shekeatha helped to discover her range and develop her voice for theatrical performances. Her patience and guidance helped to give my daughter more confidence when auditioning and performing. Great Instructor!
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shaun P. Sep 28, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I have been working with Mrs.Shakeatha for sometime now. I'll never forget my very first lesson, I was so nervous, for many different reasons, but without even trying she made the atmosphere welcoming, nonjudgmental, noncritical, and enjoyable. she is extremely patient, has never been rude, harsh, or critical, even within the past lessons. She is very professional, very intellectual (on many things, not strictly musically or vocally), very positive, very thorough, very loyal, and very helpful. She is able to coach at a professional level while still always reminding me to keep it fun, and to enjoy the process. She neither sugar coats nor over exaggerates, and has always had my best interest in mind. The months under her coaching I have been extremely beneficial and I have (and still am) learning so much. It's been a great experience, and I look forward to the years to come!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND VOICE LESSONS WITH MRS.SHAKEATHA , SHE IS A AWESOME WOMEN!!!
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Bill H. Sep 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
GREAT TEACHER EASY TO LEARN FROM JUST COME READY TO WORK DOING VERY WELL WITH HER
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Bill H. Sep 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
GREAT TEACHER EASY TO LEARN FROM JUST COME READY TO WORK DOING VERY WELL WITH HER
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Bill Sep 27, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
She is great easy to work with and she listens to what you have to say.If you are serious then Shakeatha is the one for you.
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Kehinde A. Sep 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent instructor and very dedicated to ensuring you reach your goal.
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Corey O. Sep 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
In the few months I've taken lessons with Shakeatha, I have learned very valuable information on the fundamentals. She has a good ear for what voice type you have. The basics aren't easy, but you get better as time progresses. I would recommend her to anyone interested in R&B.
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Ronique W. Jun 16, 2014
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Shakeatha is great! After just a few lessons, I felt like I was improving. I like that she stresses proper vocal technique and breathing as well, which are very important. She's also highly versatile, so no matter what style you want to learn, whether its pop, jazz, soul, or classical, she's got you covered. She really encouraged and challenged me, reawakening my love for singing and music overall. I highly recommend her!
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Ciara W. Jan 6, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
singing lessons

I enjoy singing lessons with Ms.Shakeitha , she makes learning fun and easy and she pushes you. Overall she's the best teacher and my singing is improving.
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Yolanda B. Dec 19, 2013
Singing
Excellent!!!

Shae is extremely talented and has a well trained voice. She is very knowledgeable about the nuances of singing and is a great teacher!!