Tiffini Lopez

Tiffini L.

Escondido, CA

About Tiffini L.

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Tiffini teaches: Ages 5 to 85
Special needs
Teaching since: February 1996
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I offer a fun, interactive teaching style that encompasses more than 20 years of performing and 15 years of teaching experience. As a performer I have worked as a professional singer, actor, musician, and dancer. I have always had a passion for teaching, directing, and composing. While my love for performing has lessened over the years, I have found my true calling: teaching, directing, and helping others to find their passion for music and the performing arts.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a special emphasis in music, theatre, dance, and psychology. I am a graduate candidate working on completing my thesis as my final requirement for a Masters of Arts degree in Music at San Diego State University.
Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

*** Lesson Details ***
Good technique, styling, and musicianship are VERY important but you have got to have FUN learning and performing! I channel and encourage each student'€™s creativity while helping them to learn to use their gifts as expertly as possible. My students can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on television, in commercials, in the movies, and in professional regional theatre throughout the United States. I have proudly seen many of my students go on to pursue higher education and careers in music, theatre, and dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio/Office: desk, piano, mirrors, sound system, chairs, extensive collection of sheet music and arts related books.

Parents can sit in on lessons.

*** Specialties ***

Voice: Speech Level Singing, Broadway music, Popular music, Classical, Speaking
Piano: Classical, Improv, Harmonization, Songwritting
Acting: Theatrical acting, Acting for the camera, Voice over, Comedy, Improvisation
Other: Conducting, Ear Training, Performance Coaching, Audition Coaching, Music Theory

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Education

M.A. in Musicology - Thesis in Progress

Sep 2007 - Present
San Diego State University

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Aug 2002 - Dec 2003
San Diego State University

B.A. In Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Music, Theater, Dance, and Psychology

Sep 2001 - Dec 2002
San Diego State University

A.A. In Liberal Arts

Aug 1999 - May 2001
Palomar College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

May 2012
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

National Association of Teachers of Singing

May 2012
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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37 Reviews on Tiffini L.

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Cailean Aug 26, 2015
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Tiffani was interested in the knowing what I wanted to learn about. I am looking forward to more lessons!
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Taylor Aug 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson with Tiffini!
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Taylor Aug 25, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson with Tiffini!
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Sheree B. Aug 24, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Tiffini is a wonderful instructor. My 12 year old daughter was apprehensive about taking lessons, especially online, but Tiffini puts her at ease. She explains things well and is understandable and very nice. I highly recommend her.
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Lynne G. Jul 21, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Tiffini is an exceptional teacher and makes learning piano really enjoyable for our 14 year old daughter. We are amazed how far our daughter has come in such a short time, this is thanks to Tiffini's teaching methods and patience. Would highly recommend her for lessons.
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Ashley M. Jul 11, 2015
Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I had Tiffini for both Acting and Piano lessons and she was amazing! She was very supportive and patient which is very important in my opinion. She always makes sure you are learning at your pace and catering to your individual learning style! I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Jon Jul 11, 2015
Broadway Singing · Online
I was having trouble finding an appropriate song for an audition and Tiffini used her expertise to help guide me toward a few appropriate selections. We worked on each song and now I have some solid additions to my audition repertoire. Thank you Tiffini! I really enjoy working with you and appreciate all your knowledge and creative input in developing my vocal style and range. When I auditioned, I got the part! I would definitely recommend Tiffini for lessons.
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Kari Jul 10, 2015
Acting · In studio
Tiffini is a terrific instructor! My son started with her as a beginner and continues to love acting. We would highly recommend her.
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Lauren B. Jul 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
I'm a fellow instructor in Tiffini's studio and I have heard her help many students grown in their abilities throughout the time I have worked with her. I have also sung in a choir that she helped to run sectionals and choreograph songs. She is a well-experienced teacher and is great about changing her mindset to do things backwards to help be a mirror for the learners! She is also timely and professional which are important attributes to a good teacher.
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Andrew B. Jul 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tiffany was an absolute pleasure to work with. Would recommend her to anyone.