Tina Bouman

Tina B.

Apple Valley, CA

About Tina B.

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Tina teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 1995
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Overview

I started singing professionally at the age of fourteen. I have had leading roles in semi-professional theatre productions since I was seventeen. I have also been assistant director, musical director, choreographer, costumer and writer for many productions from West Side Story to My Fair Lady to Camelot. In the theatre I have worked with and trained children and adults of all ages. I have also conducted summer camps that were theatre workshops for children. I was a school teacher at a Charter school for eight years and I taught music and drama to children from Kindergarten to 12th grade. I have been giving voice lessons for more than twenty years. I tailor my programs based on the needs of my students. I am passionate about music and I love being able to share that with other individuals who are passionate about music. I have worked with children and adults who told me "I cannot sing" and have shown them that, once you understand how your voice works, you can do things you never dreamed you could do. I will work hard to help anyone who has the love and determination to sing to improve and become a better singer.

One of my students was accepted to AMDA in New York and several of my students have won various competitions.

*** Lesson Details ***
The voice is an instrument and, like any instrument, you have to know all of its parts and how it works in order to get the most out of it. I teach my students how to properly use their voice without damaging their vocal chords. I teach vocal techniques and exercises to help my students become a better singer. My students will learn how to use their diaphragm; how to use dynamics; how to project; how to build up their lung capacity; how to sing in a clear and articulate manner; how to sing various different types of music; how to control their voice; and how to develop their natural ear for music as well as showmanship. My style and technique has been developed over many years of practical experience and learning from instructors and entertainers who work in the entertainment industry. My method of teaching is entirely my own and I have had a lot of success with it. I expect my students to work hard and be dedicated but I try to make the lessons not just instructional but fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home-lessons taught in a designated music room, has an electric weighted keyboard and a karaoke machine.


*** Specialties ***
I teach my students breathing techniques; how to use the diaphragm and relax the vocal chords; how to project; how to properly enunciate; how to perform a song instead of just singing it; showmanship; how to select the music that is right for them. The voice is an instrument and, like any instrument, you have to fully understand it and its different parts in order to get the most out of it.

In regards to the various hand-crafting arts that I teach. I have been hand-crafting for more than forty years. I first discovered my love for creating things when I was only six years old, which is when I first began to learn embroidery. That just made me want to learn even more and I am always looking for some new and interesting art to learn and master. I have been a costumer for more than thirty years, creating costumes for community theatre and making period costumes for events such as the Renaissance Faire and Civil and Revolutionary War Re-enactments.

One of my new passions is Recycled Crafts. Taking items that you might throw away and turning them into something useful. For example, I had a pile of sheets that we didn't use any longer. Instead of throwing them away, I made them into rag rugs. Another of my favorite recycle crafts is taking the plastic bags that you get your groceries in and making them into re-usable totes that are washable.

Needle tatting is a form of lace making. Taking string and creating some beautiful lace that allows you to add old world charm to a garment or project. One of the things that I like about this hand-craft is being able to easily take it with me (to doctor's appointments for example) so that I can have something to do while I wait.

As you can probably tell, these are things that I am passionate about and I love teaching them to anyone who wants to learn.

Experience

Program Advisor

May 1995 - Sep 2001
California Baptist University

I worked in the Evening College program at the university. Because I worked at an extension site, I had to help my students with admissions, financial aid, unofficial transcript evaluations, education plans, file maintenance and academic counselling.

I also provided tutoring in English, creative writing, essay writing and how to take notes and prepare for exams.

Education

Bachelor of Arts

May 1994 - Dec 1998
California Baptist University

Associate of Applied Science

May 1992 - May 1994
Phillips Junior College

Certifications

Associate of Applied Science

Apr 1995
Phillips Junior College

I have an associates degree in Paralegalism.

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18 Reviews on Tina B.

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Barb Apr 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio
What a great teacher!!
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Ron S. Mar 17, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I could tell Tina has a lot of knowledge,and a special gift of helping you understand ,so you work on lessons through the week . Can't wait till next lesson . Thanks Tina !
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Tyler W. Jan 20, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Great Teacher.
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Robert C. Jan 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She is nice and knowledgeable teacher.
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Casey Atkins Nov 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
she's a great teacher. She has a set purpose for every lesson and cares immensely about how I grow as a singer
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Kiara M. Oct 27, 2015
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Tina B. is amazing. She boosted my daughter's confidence in singing..
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Tracey C. Aug 13, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Kid friendly and enthusiastic teacher. My daughter enjoys enhancing her singing with Tina
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Sydney C. Jul 18, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
A fantastic teacher, my daughter has learned so much. She loves Tina, nice professional lady with so much talent. Thank you Tina!!!
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Priscella K. Apr 26, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Tina is the best voice coach. She is very professional but friendly at the same time. Somehow my daughter(8 years old) clicked with her and loved singing with her! Tina successfully prepared my daughter for the Talent Show quickly even though the date was imminent. My daughter is currently taking a break from singing until her school is over. I highly recommend Tina to anyone who has a child or teenager as she is very patient and fun to sing with!
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Nhien L. May 28, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Tina is the best singing teacher in the High Desert! My daughter loves coming to her lessons, and has vastly improved. She has had 3 other singing teachers prior, but they did not teach breathing and vocal techniques. Ms. Tina coaches and critiques without being overly critical. She challenges my daughter with different genres of music, which has helped her not only widen her interests in music, but also improved her vocal abilities tremendously.
So if you're looking to sing better just for fun or for a competition, Ms. Tina will help get you there!

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