Tanisha Hall

Tanisha H.

Los Angeles, CA

About Tanisha H.

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Tanisha teaches: Ages 4 and up
Teaching since: March 2002
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Tanisha is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music's Vocal and Music Business programs. Since arriving to Los Angeles, Tanisha has built a solid career providing artist development services to professional entertainers, recording artists and actors. Her services include vocal coaching, piano lessons, music theory, songwriting, performance development, media and stage training. Tanisha is also an accomplished songwriter. She is a regular co-writer with platinum selling recording artist Shanice Wilson of "Flex and Shanice" on OWN. Tanisha also works closely with casting and producers of the major network talent competitions The Voice, America's Got Talent and American Idol. Additionally, many of our clients can been seen and heard

In addition to teaching music, Tanisha has enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment industry working with top tier performers such as Chaka Khan, The Black Eyed Peas, Montell Jordan and Babyface to name a few. Accompanying her is a staff of accomplished performers and teachers who have credits throughout the entertainment industry. At the WHAA, her performing arts academy, she offers a conservatory-level curriculum focusing on the fundamental skills of technique, composition, artistry and performance in music, dance, drama and visual arts.



*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very fun loving person and believe in creating a positive environment where students feel comfortable to be themselves. At the same time I am a stickler for details and do not allow laziness. I believe a balance of fun with excellence has allowed my students to excel far beyond their own expectations. Good results takes HARD WORK! Please do not come to lessons with the expectation to sing like Beyoncé or play piano at Carnegie Hall after 4 lessons. Mastering your voice and instrument takes equal parts of time, hard work, dedication and patience.

My teaching style is individually based.
For vocal clients, I asses their strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to build up their weak areas while helping them find "their own voice". I focus on breathing, intonation and control which I believe are the foundation of great singing ability. I use a classical Italian based program along with pop, R&B, jazz, and rock. I have vocal coached in many languages including Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

For piano clients I focus on strength, dexterity and precision in fingering. I also help students learn to feel the music and bring their personality and touch to each piece they are performing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tanisha currently teaches at her performing arts academy the White H Arts Academy. There are private instruction rooms and a lobby waiting area for parents and guests. Parents may also sit in the lesson room if desired. Private lesson rooms include a piano, speakers, and a music stand.

The White H Arts Academy also has two state of the art mirrored dance rooms with sound systems and wireless microphones for practicing stage performances or rehearsing for a big show.

*** Specialties ***
Vocals: beg to adv
Piano: beg to inter

Vocal genres are classical (opera), pop, R&B, gospel, rock, jazz, blues and musical theater. I studied voice at Berklee College of Music. Have also studied Seth Riggs SLS (Speech Level Singing) method independently, however, I am not certified. I also teach in languages other than English including Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.

Piano instruction levels I teach are basic to intermediary focusing on classical, and general accompaniment abilities.

Photos and Videos

Official music video for For Real by my client DeLon.

Experience

Program Administrator

Jan 2014 - Present
City of Los Angeles Music LA Program

Provide music classes to over 300 the underserved Los Angeles youth in the communities of South Los Angeles and Lincoln Heights.

Founder/Instructor

Jan 2002 - Present
White H. Arts Academy

The White H. Arts Academy (WHAA) is a one stop shop performance training center for discovering the true performer in you, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist. Located in central Los Angeles WHAA was founded by music industry veteran and meritorious vocal and piano instructor Tanisha H. Accompanying her is a staff of accomplished performers and teachers who have credits throughout the entertainment industry. The WHAA offers a conservatory-level curriculum focusing on the fundamental skills of technique, composition, artistry and performance in music, dance and drama.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Business Management, Instrumental focus Voice

Aug 1995 - May 1998
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Top Performing Instructor

Oct 2015
TakeLessons.com

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education

Jan 2014
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

Broadcast Music Inc.

Jan 2013
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 2001
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.

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109 Reviews on Tanisha H.

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Telecia L. Aug 28, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My first lesson with Tanisha was incredible! She is an amazing vocal coach. I was a tad bit discouraged before I met with her, but now I look forward to my next lesson!
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Donna B. Aug 27, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
My first experience with Tanisha was very enlightening. She really is a woman of many talents. Professional and a sense of humor.
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Sariah B. Aug 26, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I love the atmosphere, very calming and relaxing. My daughter is able to focus and retain everything she learns.
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Bentou K. Aug 3, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed her lessons, she has helped me develop my head voice and i already see a difference.
-thanks
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Terry J. Jun 22, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson with Tanisha and it was pretty awesome. She's warm, personable, knowledgeable with a high level of professional. Definitely one of the best I've ever had!
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Bray K. Jun 22, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Mrs. Tanisha is the best instructor ever!!!! I love taking lessons from her!
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Lakiesha Jun 18, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
First lesson was amazing. After reading the reviews, I thought she just sounded to good to be true, but her reviews were right on the money. She made me feel comfortable by getting to know who I was as a person not just a paycheck. The little nerves I did have melated away with the little accolades I received for time to time trying to sing. I plan on stick with her for a while, maybe even after I achieve my main goal. I'm definitely not a singer but with her, I think I can get somewhere.
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Genevieve C. Jun 17, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I love Tanisha's personality! She's also very patient and very accommodating. Looking forward to more lessons!
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Xavier G. May 20, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tanisha was very hands on with teaching, making it very easy to understand. I'm extremely excited for the skills and talents that Tanisha will help me brush up on and discover as well.
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Marques S. May 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
These lessons are great and helpful! Helped me grow as a singer!