Tina Bouman

Tina B.

Bainbridge Island, WA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Singing in live theatre requires a set of skills that are very different from singing on film or in a studio. The ability to project (be heard) and to inject emotion and facial expressions into the music so that the audience is drawn into the emotion that you are trying to portray. Singing Broadway songs requires that you don't just sing but act as well.

My acting background is in the Stanislavski Method. I also followed Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.

About Tina B.

A recent transplant from Los Angeles, California; I have been singing professionally for more than forty years as well as having leading roles in local theatre productions. 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.

I teach ages five and up and love working with singers of any age. I have also conducted summer camps that were theatre workshops for children. I was a school teacher at a Charter school for ten years where I taught music and drama to children from Kindergarten to 12th grade. I have been giving voice lessons for more than twenty-five years.

I tailor my programs based on the needs of my students. I have worked with children and adults who told me "I cannot sing" and I 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 and the desire to improve.

Students I have worked with have won competitions and even been accepted into 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. My students will learn how to correctly use the muscles surrounding the diaphragm; how to use dynamics; how to project; how to build up their lung capacity; proper breathing and breath control; how to sing in a clear and articulate manner; showmanship/stage presence; how to develop their natural ear for music; and how to sing different genres of music.

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.

**Online Classes**
No worries about how to get to your lesson, or getting stuck in traffic and missing part of a lesson. You pick the space, set up your webcam on your computer/laptop and reserve your time. The thing I love is my students ability to record their lessons, or just a section of the lesson, and refer back to it as often as needed. This combined with my website voicelessonsbytina.com where I leave notes and materials for my students, allow me to offer a program that works well for students of all ages!

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Jacqueline E.
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Posted Apr 29, 2020
Shelbie H.
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Shelbie is so excited. Can not wait to next lesson

Posted Jun 28, 2019
Paula
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I absolutely loved my first class with Tina. I am very excited to continue voice lessons with her.

Posted Mar 15, 2019
Grace E.
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Tina was fabulous! Incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, my daughter is so excited to learn and train with Tina.

Posted Jan 16, 2019
Jazz
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She is very patient and very informative...

Posted Mar 27, 2018
Michelle
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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.

Posted Sep 9, 2017
Kayte O.
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Very knowledgeable and patient. Overall wonderful experience!

Posted Aug 30, 2017
Cara H.
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Love her style. Makes you feel comfortable from the start. Knowledgeable lady!

Posted Aug 15, 2017
Joseph
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Ms. Tina is very educated and professional.
I am having a great time learning from her.

Posted Aug 11, 2017
Darlene S.
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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. :)

Posted Mar 16, 2017
Mary
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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!

Posted Feb 8, 2017
Sharon P.
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Great first lesson. I look forward to continuing the journey.

Posted Feb 2, 2017
Cheyla T.
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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.

Posted Dec 15, 2016
Isabella
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Tina is an excellent teacher and my son is enjoying his lessons very much

Posted Oct 11, 2016
Barb
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What a great teacher!!

Posted Apr 24, 2016
Ron S.
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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 !

Posted Mar 17, 2016
Tyler W.
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Great Teacher.

Posted Jan 20, 2016
Robert C.
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She is nice and knowledgeable teacher.

Posted Jan 6, 2016
Casey Atkins
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she's a great teacher. She has a set purpose for every lesson and cares immensely about how I grow as a singer

Posted Nov 17, 2015
Kiara M.
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Tina B. is amazing. She boosted my daughter's confidence in singing..

Posted Oct 27, 2015
Tracey C.
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Kid friendly and enthusiastic teacher. My daughter enjoys enhancing her singing with Tina

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Sydney C.
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A fantastic teacher, my daughter has learned so much. She loves Tina, nice professional lady with so much talent. Thank you Tina!!!

Posted Jul 18, 2015
Priscella K.
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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!

Posted Apr 26, 2015
Nhien L.
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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!

Posted May 28, 2014
Yolanda P.

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!

Posted Feb 12, 2014
Monika W.

Awesome Teacher

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!

Posted Dec 19, 2013
Rico P.

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!

Posted May 5, 2013
maryannm

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

Posted Jun 8, 2012
KarinaR

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.

Posted Mar 29, 2012
maryw

cheyenne

tina is awesome we love what shes been doing with cheyenne. thanks tina

Posted Jul 14, 2011
IanL

Awesome Instructor

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!

Posted Mar 11, 2011
LarryR

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.

Posted Sep 5, 2010

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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