Toni Carthan

Toni C.

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Have you’ve always wanted sing publicly but were too afraid? You sing in the church choir but deep inside you want to sing a solo. Maybe you want to be in your school talent show, or get ready for your next audition. I bring over 20 years experience as a professional vocalist, recording artist and educator to coach you to confidence so you can “Take Your Stage” as a singer. Whether you're 6 or 60, I teach children and adults the performance and the technical aspects of singing. Learning, growing and having fun, that’s the class assignment! Looking forward to seeing you “Take Your Stage!”

About Toni C.

I am a natural born teacher. I have taught children and adults in the public schools, music schools and private lessons. I have prepared students for showcases/recitals, auditions, and recording projects. I bring well over 20 years of experience as a Vocalist and Recording Artist. I am excited to help you learn, grow and have fun on your singing journey! The technical stuff: formal voice training in college, and trained with Vocal Coach Seth Riggs, Vocal Coach to the Stars (Michael Jackson, Streisand, Natalie Cole) and creator of Speech Level Singing. Master in Education and B.A. in Communication. I would love to help you communicate in song with you voice!


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Rhonda G.
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Toni is wonderful! She provides warm-ups, strength building exercises, exercises to do between classes, ways to build confidence as a singer, nuances regarding making songs my own. I highly recommend her!

Posted May 28, 2020
Phillip F.
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Toni is an excellent voice instructor! The very first lesson was challenging, exciting and fun. I am ready to conquer the remaining seasons and see how far Toni will take me.

Posted Nov 19, 2019
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Ive been singing most of my life but Toni helped me to greatly improve my voice. She is literally one of the best vocal teachers I've had. she has loads of experience, was able to show me new techniques and was very understanding if i had to miss a lesson. she's a loving kind all around wonderful teacher and i would recommend her to anyone.

Posted Aug 27, 2019

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Vocalist, Vocal Coach & Recording Artist
Jan 1980 - Present

Toni Denise Music

Professional Vocalist/Vocal Teacher with over 25 years of experience performing lead and background vocals for live performances, sessions, and choral work. Experienced Vocal Teacher for children and adults focusing on vocal placement, tone, proper breathing technique, repertoire, performance coaching, and voice health. Vocal Coaching/Teaching Experience: Toni Denise Vocal Studio, Silver Spring, MD Van Tuyl Music Academy, Huntington Beach, CA Center for Collaborative Solutions (Public Schools), Cincinnati OH Eubanks Center for Music, Durham, NC Provide private and group lessons for adults and children. Presented students in recitals and prepared students for successful completion of recording projects/ auditions/talents shows. Guest Teacher for music classes for grades K-5 for several public school districts. RECORDINGS/SESSIONS Debut CD, “Summertime Jazz” self-produced released in 2009. Covered standards include, “Summertime,” (Gershwin), “Get Your Kicks, on Route 66,” (Troup) “My Romance,” (Rodgers & Hart), and “That’s All,” Brandt & Haymes. Sold on Sales in the U.S, Austria, Germany and Brazil. Featured vocalist, “Just Can’t Wait,” a duet by R & B Artist, Tony Yarborough for his debut CD “Simply Blue.” Background vocalist throughout the CD. Background vocals, “Brand New Day,” demo track, produced by Vocal Coach Dorian Holley. Background vocals, “God is Real,” track for Gospel Artist, Bernice Patterson. Background vocals, The Rapid Richard Group, Rock, Christian Single recordings Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, (Kern) genre, jazz standard “Am I Dreamin’ Cover, recorded by Vanessa Williams, genre R&B “Joy Within” original, genre, contemporary Christian ‘I Need You” original, genre, contemporary Christian “I Want More” original, co-written with Bryant Carthan, genre, smooth jazz “When You Smile,” original by Bryant Carthan, genre, easy listening Choral Recordings A Lullaby for the Nativity,” recorded on the CD “Dashing: songs of the season” written by composer Philip Rhodes, performed with the Stanbery Singers. 2016 Radio Melva’s Musings on Jazz 103.5 Featured Guest Artist for an hour long radio broadcast, Chapel Hill, NC 2007. Performances/ Venues "Elegance, Beautiful Sounds," Duet, Supper Club Act Featured Showcase, the Greenwich Jazz Club Cincinnati OH Nine month residency, The Irregardless Cafe, Raleigh, NC Featured vocalist for a multitude of private events including weddings, corporate functions, anniversaries birthdays, and special events, in Southern California, North Carolina, DC/Maryland, VA, Ohio, The Bahamas, & London, England. Choral Experience: Morgan State Choir & the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the late Dr. Nathan Carter, Director Butler Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Paul Stanbery, Director and conductor, Hamilton, OH 2016 Soloist, Celebration Church Choir, Columbia Maryland Bel Canto Ladies Choir, Azusa Pacific University, the late Dr. Al Clifft, Director Soloist, Watts Chapel, Dr. Idella Johnson, Director, Raleigh North Carolina Friendship Baptist Church Choir, Yorba Linda, CA Faithful Central Baptist Church Choir, Los Angeles, CA True Unity Baptist Church Choir, Fullerton, CA Christian Family Singers Los Angeles, CA Other: Creator of “Serenades for Seniors,” a themed interactive musical presentation for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Formal vocal and piano training Morgan State University, Baltimore MD Formal vocal and piano training, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA Private vocal Coaching, Seth Riggs, Hollywood Vocal Coach, ( Michael and Janet Jackson, Streisand, Natalie Cole) & creator of Speech Level Singing.


Master in Education
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014

Concordia Portland

Private Voice Training
Jan 2000 - Jun 2001

Morgan State University,

Bachelor of Art, Speech Communications
Sep 1975 - May 1980

Azusa Pacific University



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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