Takosha Swan

Takosha S.

Conyers, GA

About Takosha S.

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Takosha teaches: Ages 1 and up
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I Attained a Master's degree due to a sincere love to teach hungry students. Within my professional history, I have been elected to become a certified trainer to teach representatives the importance of leading students to a higher education within the collegiate environment. It is my duty as a teacher, trainer and instructor, to empower students to believe and always be true to their voice and academic education.

In addition to voice teaching, I am an online college instructor covering general courses and business courses. I also provide continuing education courses for businesses and organizations. In addition, I am a home school teacher for my own children. Therefore, I am experienced in working with adult students and youth. Please see the list of subjects that I tutor and feel free to request a subject that may not be listed.

Voice and singing has been a part of my life since birth. I sing and lead others within the church and fellowship environments. While in the military, I formed a choir in Iraq during the Iraqi Freedom War and received the Director’s award. The choir was full of soldiers and airmen, and we were all given a sense of peace in the middle of war through the singing of blended angelic voices. I have performed in the U.S states and other countries for Generals, Colonels and the like. Locally, I support the military through events in singing the National Anthem for SCAD, Savannah State, and Armstrong Atlantic University. I also lead within the music ministry of Harvest Light Church.

I taught at Charisma Studios and worked side by side with students within the Broadway Dreams Foundation and many gifted people in Atlanta, Georgia. I have taught students within a Georgia State Youth Challenge program to challenge not only their voices but their character to move forward in life. I'm currently singing in Savannah and South Georgia areas. The voice inside of me grows daily and I live to share with others what I experience everyday of my life.

*** Lesson Details ***
When a student chooses to work with me, he or she will gain much strength through my teaching style. I enjoy listening to the student to pinpoint their individual need. I am very attentive to detail to ensure the student will receive everything that he or she has come to receive. I will do all that I can to the best of my ability, and with everything that I currently know and have learned. I learn from students everyday, therefore I am not the only teacher in the lesson.

When students reach the 3 month mark in voice, they will be able to hear themselves and correct their mistakes on their own. They will know if they are an alto, tenor or soprano or maybe all 3! These are the first steps to becoming a teacher themselves one day. At the 6 month point, students will have the confidence to be able to blend with other voices. If students pay attention and continue to practice they will be on their way to take steps to begin the solo and leading stages.

Within the aspect of academic tutoring, the students will learn new methods and techniques suitable for them in order to gain more confidence in the subject that is challenging them. Everyone learns differently, it is my passion to find out how the student learns and to apply the best practices and techniques to their learning experience to ensure their success in that subject.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office/music studio setup with keyboard and computer.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The Voice
Subject Books and tools

*** Specialties ***
I teach students to sing from their diaphragm which helps them to breathe better while singing. It brings a smoother sound and it does not strain the voice. I also teach pitches and volume concerning specific songs being taught. The voice warm-ups and songs that are incorporated into the lesson, help to train the ear. It is important that a voice student learns how to hear the sound of music, so he or she can sing with any instrument including another voice:-)



Academically, I learn the student, so the student can learn.

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Experience

Singer/Composer
Oct 1990 - Present
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Voice and singing has been a part of my life since birth. I sing and lead others within the church and fellowship environments. While in the military, I formed a choir in Iraq during the Iraqi Freedom War and received the Director’s award. The choir was full of soldiers and airmen, and we were all given a sense of peace in the middle of war through the singing of blended angelic voices. I have performed in the U.S states and other countries for Generals, Colonels and the like. Locally, I support the military through events in singing the National Anthem for SCAD, Savannah State, and Armstrong Atlantic University. I also lead within the music ministry of Harvest Light Church.

I taught at Charisma Studios and worked side by side with students within the Broadway Dreams Foundation and many gifted people in Atlanta, Georgia. I have taught students within a Georgia State Youth Challenge program to challenge not only their voices but their character to move forward in life. I'm currently singing in Savannah and South Georgia areas.

Education

Master of Business Administration
Sep 2004 - Jul 2010
University of Phoenix
Business Management
Sep 2004 - Jul 2008
University of Phoenix

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Military Certificates for performing the National Anthem in song
Jul 2000
United States Army

12 Reviews on Takosha S.

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Dalayna M. Feb 17, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Takosha is very patient, yet she challenges you to press beyond your comfort zone. Loving it!
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Ayrica Dec 29, 2016
· Singing · In home
Awesome Instructor! Loves to teach, Loves to sing and brings out the best in you during each lesson.
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Gess Dec 29, 2016
· Singing · In home
Takosha is a great singer and teacher. She is very patient and great at explaining things and breaking them down. I would recommend her to anyone pursuing a singing career ir passion!
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Alexis P. Mar 6, 2015
· Singing · In studio
She is amazing and so very patient with my daughter. I would definately recommend her. I feel she is going to open a lot of doors for my daughter and help me in giving her a bright future.
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Christy T. Mar 4, 2015
· Singing · In home
Our first lesson with Takosha was AMAZING! She is well-rounded and works very well with my children, ages 8 and 15 :) She really explained everything very well to them, at their level, and got them launched into singing (and loving it!) Great teacher!
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Janet O. Jan 28, 2015
· Singing · In home
Ms. Takosha S. is a wonderful teacher who helped me feel very at ease my first lesson.
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ausby A. Jan 27, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Since my first lesson with Tokasha, I've noticed a change in myself . My second lesson I was already showing major improvements. She is very proficient in what she does and will treat you kindly. I am thankful to have met her and can't wait for the next lesson.
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Garett W. May 22, 2014
· Singing · In studio
An outstanding teacher, today was my second session with Takosha and I really enjoy working with her. I really like the way she teaches because she showed me exactly what my grey area was and what's the best was to improve at it. After a second session, I have honestly found a trust in Takosha and a level of comfort to sing sing sing. No more 30 min session's, now time for hour session's.
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Robin B. Feb 19, 2014
· Singing ·
Great teacher

My first lesson was very good. She sought to learn about who I was, what my goals were and how i best obtained I formation. I was singing during my very first lesson!

The best part was the encouragement that she gave me at the end!

I am looking forward to the rest of my lessons and where she will take me!
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Prince F. Jan 2, 2014
· Singing ·
This company has really helped me

It's fun working with takosha she taught the basics first to let me understand.
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