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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92 Reviews on Tanisha H.

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Sakara L. Apr 21, 2016
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
Tanisha is great!
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Anisa Apr 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She's very personable and has a great ear.
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BINTA Mar 29, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She's very good at what she does.
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Barbara Mar 20, 2016
Singing · In studio
I've met Tanisha during my temporary stay in LA, so I did just a few lessons with her because of the short time I had.

Tanisha was really good in focusing on the core of my singing attitude and really helped me realize how I can improve my technique.
That's why I'm still training with her vocal exercises; despite the brevity I feel I've improved already.

Thanks Tanisha for all your support and hints!
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Shayna W. Mar 4, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Fun and patient instructor!
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Danny S. Mar 4, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
She made me feel very comfortable. She's amazing!
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Patrick C. Feb 29, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
I can't say enough good things about Tanisha & WHAA. We live in Chicago and our daughter studies with Tanisha. We decided to visit Tanisha & WHAA for a family vacation just recently, and we are so appreciative of the focus and education that has truly inspired our daughter to master her craft. With Tanisha's help, our daughter has reached a higher level!
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Desiree Feb 18, 2016
Singing · In studio
Tanisha is a wonderful teacher. I have learned so much and she makes the learning experience fun and comfortable. I look forward every week to learn something new. I strongly recommend her.
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Christopher W. Feb 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
A very kind and patient instructor, great to work with.
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Andie Feb 5, 2016
Singing · Online
Tanisha is great! She made me feel comfortable from day one, even though I had no previous singing experience. She is always encouraging and challenges me at a pace that is practical and not overwhelming. We meet online which is convenient, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything not being in the same room. Tanisha makes it work well over Skype. Highly recommend lessons with Tanisha!