- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Improvisation, in my opinion, is one of the most important talents that an actor can acquire. I feel that it is essential in method acting and, as a theatre performer who understands that anything can happen on stage in front of a live audience, it is a tool of survival. Improv can also unlock our ability to be natural and, in turn, more believable.
Last but not least, an actor who has mastered the art of improv will be more confident and less nervous on stage.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- May 1995
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.
Students I have worked with have won competitions and even been accepted into the AMDA in New York.
*** 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.
I have recording capabilities that allow me to record my students and blend their voices with the background tracks that we work with. Once a song has been mastered, I record the song and email it to you so you can have it to enjoy and share with family and friends.
*** 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.
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.
I have an associates degree in Paralegalism.
Tina was fabulous! Incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, my daughter is so excited to learn and train with Tina.
She is very patient and very informative...
Tina is extremely approachable, unassuming and welcoming. Her concepts are easy to understand and she is a pleasure to be around. I'm enjoying my adult Broadway lessons very much and she's helping me prepare for an upcoming audition.
Very knowledgeable and patient. Overall wonderful experience!
Love her style. Makes you feel comfortable from the start. Knowledgeable lady!
Ms. Tina is very educated and professional.
I am having a great time learning from her.
Tina gives very clear, precise instruction with modeling and practice. She lets you know what your goals are and how you are going to work toward them, and follows up the lesson with a written recap of everything you went over. The only thing that I am sorry about is that I did not record everything we practiced. She was more than happy to let me record whatever I needed, but I only recorded one thing and I already forgot the other two things! Anyway, I am happy with the instruction. :)+ Read More
Love Tina! Took some lessons to improve my ability to project my voice. Only thing I would add is maybe an air purifier in the lesson room for ventilation. Thank you very much!
Great first lesson. I look forward to continuing the journey.
Tina is amazing. So skilled, knowledgeable and patient. My daughter was nervous about the lessons and she had her call her personally so she could speak with her. I am so happy to have her teaching my daughter.
Tina is an excellent teacher and my son is enjoying his lessons very much
What a great teacher!!
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 !
She is nice and knowledgeable teacher.
she's a great teacher. She has a set purpose for every lesson and cares immensely about how I grow as a singer
Tina B. is amazing. She boosted my daughter's confidence in singing..
Kid friendly and enthusiastic teacher. My daughter enjoys enhancing her singing with Tina
A fantastic teacher, my daughter has learned so much. She loves Tina, nice professional lady with so much talent. Thank you Tina!!!
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!+ Read More
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!
Best Vocal Teacher Ever!!
Ms tina is an excellent vocal coach, her ability to cover the most important aspects of vocal instruction is very impressive. My experience with her has been extremely beneficial. I had been singing 5 plus years and after taking vocal lessons with Ms.Tina I realized I was singing the wrong way and damaging my vocal cords. After working with Ms tina for a little over 1 month I was able to identify correct breathing tecniques, pronunciation, as well as being able to stay on key. Ms tina is extremely professional, patient, reliable and very passionate about helping her student's reach their goals and aspirations in music.
Any direction that my signing career goes, I would love to keep her as a vocal coach!
Our Daughter has not stopped glowing after placing 2nd in a local talent competition! Tina helped bring the personality and confidence out of our Daughter. She is patient, understanding and knowledgeable. Our Daughter looks forward to every lesson and learns more each time. Thank you Tina for all you have done...you are a hidden gem of the desert!
Ms. Tina is an excellent voice lesson teacher.
We are very lucky to have Ms. Tina because shes very professional,talented and has alot of patience to her students.My daughter learned so much from her and made many improvements because of Tina my daughter is going to participate in a singing competition this coming june.Im going to recommend Tina to all my friends.Thanks to you Tina!
Tina is well qualified, she really puts a lot into the lessons. She's very easy to deal with and we are very satisified. Wouldn't go anywhere else ! Maryann
Thank you Tina
She is awesome, im very happy with her coaching, I feel more confident with my voice, I have learn a lot in short period of time. She is very experience and she get ME exactly that I want and need.
tina is awesome we love what shes been doing with cheyenne. thanks tina
I can now say that my life has 2 parts: life before Tina and life after Tina. After I hired her to give voice/signing lessons to my daughter, I have seen a 100% increase in her knowledge and her skill level. She is definately worth the time and money spent on educating my daughter. Her home studio is very professionally set up for education. The instructor has more than 20 years of experience in music. She is worth twice what I paid!
Tina was very accomodating and sounds like she has a great knowledge with voice training lessons. I would recommend her to any others who are in this area.A very likeable person.