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I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish, Japanese and Italian) I have been lucky enough to study with some of the top teachers in the country and now I bring the experience I have gained directly to you! I am proud to share my student's vast array of musical successes. From being cast on short anime films and musicals to being accepted in
to prestigious performing arts academies to conquering the Karaoke scene. My passion for multiple languages and love of music is the desire driving me to share the gifts for teaching young children to open the door to their own musical abilities and hidden artistic desires. I am currently writing a musical which will be debuting in 2020. I'm currently the vocal coach and choir director at Iglesia Elim Central.
I will make sure my students have fun and help them get in the right track to their musical goals.
Also, I constantly upload videos on Singing, The Spanish Language, and Japanese! So keep Checking in! It ranges on tips and answering the most common questions on those particular subjects!
*** Lesson Details *** I do my absolute best to create a positive atmosphere for my students. Even when the students feel frustrated or stressed, it is important to inspire them and give them the fuel that they need. Though I am strict when it comes to homework and their about their studies. Every lesson at the beginning I will review what we learned previously and test them. then begin with proper breathing technique exercises, the cornerstone of all vocals. We move on to vocal exercises to condition the voice. Then we work on the songs that you are eager to sing!
I will use a piano when doing vocal warm ups and conditioning exercises. Students that play other instruments and accompany themselves when performing (such as a guitar) are encouraged to bring that instrument to their lessons. My goal is for them to gain the knowledge that they need to help reach their artistic goals. With all my lessons every student will be taught a basic run down of Music Theory. My students will always progress in what they do. They will have the discipline that they need and yet have fun and be filled with inspiration. Which is the most important thing, to be Inspired to do better.
*** Studio Equipment *** iMac, condensing mic...performing mic, keyboard, mixer...living room of apartment.
*** Travel Equipment *** I do have a portable keyboard. Though I do expect the student to have their own recording device and karaoke tracks. At Home I do have a studio, and if the students has an iPod or an Mp3 player I can attach it to a device where all of us can hear the tracks. I do have a recording studio as well.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Musical Theatre, and Pop rock genres. When I teach my students I always have them learn a song of another language whether it's Spanish or Japanese. It helps with diction when they learn a song outside the English Language. Also It helps them to learn another Language at the same time. Also I give them a little anatomy class when they are learning how to sing. I give them a model of the vocal Chords and different areas of the Larynx and which part works for the chest voice and the head voice.
Gregory October 27, 2016
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Brilliant! Just Brilliant! A colleague of mine recommended Rosita to work with my singers. And what she provided was more than I was told! I highly recommend her to all professionals out there!
"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn is not your typical music coach. As a recent Billboard hit recording artist & coaching 21 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them! What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whether you're beginner, advanced, special needs, have a short term issue, long term issue or even damaged vocal chords, whatever your situation, Fawn can handle it all successfully. :) Not just in voice, but also in any difficult musical area including songwriting, performance, recording, piano & more.
In Los Angeles, Fawn is
the music and entertainment industry's coach known as the one who "gets the job done." Clients have included Grammy and Oscar winners as well as vocalists and actors from The Voice, American Idol, Disney, Nickelodeon, X-Factor and many others. She has been producing music and vocals in the recording studio, coaching voice, piano, songwriting, rap writing, performance, studio and artist development for the past 20 years. She was operatically trained by Juilliard instructor Sylvia Bagley, trained as a jazz singer at world re-known Berklee College of Music, where she won several songwriting awards, and was R & B/Pop trained by Vocal Coach To The Stars, Seth Riggs. In 2010 she had a #6 Billboard hit dance song, which she wrote and sang and she has written, recorded and performed songs in several different languages for a variety of films, television shows, and commercials such as Nickelodeon's Hollywood Heights, The Natalee Holloway Story, Spike Lee Productions, Barbie, Ponds, Target, Ford, Mazda, Pontiac, The Guiding Light, The Young and The Restless. MTV and several others.
Fawn is a very fun, yet honest and straight-forward coach. She loves working with adults and children, and considers lessons a 'team effort to reach her students' goals. Being that music and the entertainment business are her career and life, she is current and relevant, yet has plenty of old school training to be well rounded. Music and the entertainment business are her life, and she loves helping people reach their goals and meet their dreams. She has released 3 albums, several singles, won numerous awards and worked with such talents as Grammy winners Lalah Hathaway and Paula Cole, Meredith Brooks, Vampire Diaries Katarina Grahm, BT, Jeff Goldblum, Right Said Fred, Ed Townsend, QD3, Club Nuveau's Val Watson, Robbie Benson and shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Carol Channing, Kevin Sorbo, Pink, Joss Stone, David Guetta, Katy Perry, Moby, Dionne Warwick, James Torme', David Foster, Thelma Houston, David Pomeranz, War and countless others. She has also worked with Kevin Costner, Alexandra Paul, David Marshall Grant, Florence Henderson, Jay Leno, Hulk Hogan, Darryl Hannah, Tommy Lee, Martin Lawrence, Magic Johnson, Pamela Anderson, Jermaine Dupri, Rae Dawn Chong, Eva Longoria, Joan Rivers, Erik Estrada, John Amos, and others appearing with them in film, TV and benefits for worthy causes.
Over the years, Fawn has been known to bring students into her inner circle, so they can gain more experience and exposure, taking them to red carpets, events and even putting them up onstage to perform. She remembers having piano, voice and songwriting coaches, and being frustrated in voice because instructors were not addressing issues that needed to be addressed. This is why she creates a positive and comfortable, safe environment so students can open up and progress quickly. Fawn moves straight to the heart of the matter and gets whatever needs work figured out, so students can move on to what their goals and dreams are. She has coached people from American Idol, Disney, Nickelodeon, The Voice, X Factor and many other shows. She has helped actors be able to sing parts for their TV shows, helped popular bands be able to have good stage performances and presence with precision dancing and singing and has helped vocalists find their true voice. She is able to get piano students as young as 5 to a high-level Concerto level of playing with in 3 years, completely reading the pieces on their own. The youngest person she has ever taught was 3 years old and blind. The oldest person she has ever taught so far taught was 89 years old, after suffering a stroke. She was able to help her get her voice back within 20 minutes of her first lesson. Fawn also does vocal rehabilitation, vocal therapy, and music therapy. She has worked with special needs children with Downs Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pit Hopkins Disease and more. As far as being a songwriter, Fawn generally writes words and music at the same time but she has also written lyrics and music separately, as well as composed instrumental pieces. Fawn trained with Pat Pattison and Grammy winning Lyricist Marty Panzer in lyric writing and she is a master at producing, recording and editing vocals, and is happy to help you with your recording projects, as she owns Terrace Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
Brief Synopsis of Professional Experience:
- Platinum and Gold Award Winning Vocal Coach - Began in the Entertainment Industry at age 6 months, starring in several National TV Commercials - Recording Artist and songwriter of Billboard Top 10 Hit song "Wish U Love" - Award Winning Songwriter/Lyricist - Grammy Winning Vocal and Songwriting Clientele - Berklee College Of Music I can get them to Concerto level in 3 years, completely reading music on their own and self sufficient. I teach all of the important fundamentals for a strong foundation, but to the PERSONALITY of the person, because each of us has different styles, different points of view, different things that block us, different things that inspire us. I teach the same, important fundamentals necessary for a strong foundation, but tailor make it to each individual. I teach all styles of music.
I love working with individuals and groups who want to meet their musical dreams, achieve success in their entertainment careers and/or take their abilities and talents to a higher quality level. I have been known to take some of my students on red carpets with me as well as get them performing opportunities and put them in high level networking situations as well.
- Patient - All ages (have taught 3-89 so far!) - Great with kids (of all ages!) - Studio Session Vocal Coaching - I teach children and adults with special needs - Injured Chords/Vocal Therapy/Voice Rehabilitation - Live Performance and Stage Presence - Music Therapy for special needs
SONGWRITING Learn song form, tighten lyrics and melodies, get inspired when you don't "feel" like writing, good prosody, copyright, legalities, how to place songs in film and TV, record your finished song in the studio.
PIANO LESSONS Emphasis on reading music, classical training, music theory, fingering, improv, chords and ear training. All styles of music are taught-Classical/Jazz/Ragtime/Pop/Broadway/R&B-Chord Charts, How to Accompany a Singer, Compose Music, Write songs and Play Piano while Singing. Learn about the origin of music, composers, how styles of music evolved.
VOICE LESSONS "Make A Stop at the Vocal Shop" Learn correct breathing, how to put emotion in your voice, how to connect with your fan base and audience, how to expand your vocal range, style a song, address pitch problems, microphone technique, ear training, how to change your voice for different styles of singing, Opera/R & B/Pop/Jazz/Gospel/Broadway/Jingle singing - Studio singing vs. Live singing, performance, songwriting, lyric writing, stage presence, recording artist packaging, preparation and auditions, recording studio vocal coaching for studio sessions. I have also studied with Seth Riggs and teach his methods. For people who are tone def, or completely off pitch, I can get you on pitch with in 3 lessons.
*** Studio Equipment *** Recording Studio: Complete professional home studio with vocal both. Equipment confidential, but includes piano, guitars, microphones, vocal booth, music stands, step master and much more. Billboard Hit Song, Best Dance Album of the Year and Best Dance Single of The Year Recorded there, as well as many other songs for film and TV.
Kitchen and Bathroom. 400 square feet. Seating for additional guests, parents. Lighting and Disco ball! :)
*** Travel Equipment *** Amp, Microphone, Teaching Materials, Video Camera, iPad, recorder, other
*** Specialties *** *Voice-I specialize in Body Programming, Vocal Rehabilitation, Music Therapy, as well as Seth Riggs's technique. I combine those two techniques, plus my own experience of being in the entertainment industry since the age of 6 months old. Some of the things I cover are range, singing correctly, finding your mix, finding your middle, strengthening your head voice, strengthening your chest voice, vocal placement, correct breathing, singing with feeling, singing in different languages, opera, jazz, pop, Broadway, jingle singing, scat singing, blues, rock, hip hop, r and b, children's, and more. *Piano-all genres are covered with an emphasis on classical, but I also cover-jazz, pop, songwriting, ragtime etc. Theory, technique, ear training and more *Songwriting- good prosody, melody, lyrical meter, chords and more. *I teach what is needed, and tailor the lesson to the personality and individual goals. All students have are given a strong foundation to build on.
Rory June 20, 2016
Speaking Voice ·
In studio Verified Student
Fawn is such a delight to work with! She's always going beyond the lesson to see how she can help empower you take on your goals head on no matter what area of life. I'm so glad to have found such a genuine person in Hollywood & an amazing teacher to guide me in this industry.
EMMANUELLE A. April 15, 2016
Vocal Training ·
Online Verified Student
Truly, Fawn is an amazing woman. Honest but in that natural incessant charm that not only caters to the student’s learning but keeps the student from intense levels of frustration or disappointment with the truth of what she hears and perceives in your presented vocals. Always she is on time for every voice and or singing appointment while this lady is impressively organized. Constantly in tune with her student revealing an intuitive and gracious care to help the learner absorb information to carry home or take to the stage.
Fawn extends her insight with one’s singing lessons in a consistent persuasive manner. Encouraging in a way that she tells you exactly what needs to be addressed with voice, body, expression (presentation) as time evolves with her teaching methods. The lessons Fawn also tailors in an evolving fashion. In the beginning, she calibrates upon first meeting exactly what one’s goals are, where one wants to go, or where one needs to be with vocals for an upcoming rehearsal or theatre production. With each lesson she listens deeply and continually corrects the gamut of voice wrongs to rights. Steadily guiding my voice to the correct breathing method. Persistently raising my flat monotonous sound to a more emotional rounded way of presenting my voice through songs and speech. On and on as time progresses she notes, corrects, addresses and we readily readjust. My confidence has risen and continues to under Fawn’s education and experience as her depth and breadth in the music industry is voluminous.
Undoubtedly, her knowledge is extensive and an all encompassing expertise. Asking her questions provided the greatest joy as this lady has the answer and guides one to look into links, websites, voice references for that extra homework, practice, or interest for the curious aspiring student that provide the perfect example for what is needed in mastery to take one’s voice to another level after her instruction. Over the course of time with her my goals have changed, altered, tiered and with that she has been an incredibly patient instructor. I love every musical second of my time with Fawn and not only treasure her words but the wisdom of her most sensitive voice and the surety of her ears.
P.S. This lady has a fabulous sense of humor that permeates not only her singing soul but the very essence of each inspiring smile. Thank you so very much, Fawn.
I adore you. You are certainly...the very best.
Warmest hugs and kisses,
Megan April 15, 2016
Fawn is an amazing teacher and she is extremely passionate about helping others achieve their goals. Fawn has been helping my 9yr old daughter to sing correctly, she has an amazing ear and knows exactly how to correct the problem. I'm so happy we selected her as my daughters singing coach! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Fawn!!!
My Teaching Philosophy My teaching philosophy is summed up in 3 words: Engage. Encourage. Excel.
I ENGAGE with my students with subject matter that is interesting and purposeful.
I ENCOURAGE my students to work hard to achieve their educational goals.
And, I watch my students EXCEL while successfully and confidently reaching their full potential.
My Goal My goal is to give students the right tools combined with the one-one-one intensive practice to improve upon their reading, writing, and study skills, so they can confidently and successfully excel on their own after working
My Educational Background and Experience I am a highly qualified teacher with a Master’s degree in English Education. I have 15 years of experience as an independent tutor and a high school and college level teacher. I primarily work with students in all of the humanities-based courses to include: English, Writing, Rhetoric, Psychology, World History, European History, U.S. History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies).
My focus with students is most often on: -The college admissions process + essay -Helping students to learn and prep for the AP Exams. I have a 90% success rate for students passing their AP Exams I also work with students who need assistance in the following: -Beginner reading and writing skills -High school reading comprehension and writing skills -High school and college research paper process -Study and organizational skills
A Quick Snapshot of my Education and Experience: Education: -BA in English Education at University of Delaware -MA in English Literature at San Diego State University
Experience: -15 years of tutoring with all ages and humanities-related subjects -1 year as a high school English teacher -2 years as a college-level writing tutor -2 years as a college writing and literature professor
Lesson Details: Upon meeting a student for the first time, I typically discuss the following details with both the parent and student: -What is the overall goal for the tutoring sessions? Does the student need daily or weekly sessions to achieve this goal? Does the student want to work in person one-on-one, in a small group setting, or via Skype? -How does the student learn best? Is he/she an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner? -Once I understand the overall goal and process in which the student learns best, we will create a plan together for moving forward in a clear, manageable fashion. -Before each session begins, I create a list of objectives and a plan to complete them, so it's clear to the student what needs to get accomplished during each session.
In this way, everyone involved feels productive and successful!
Studio Equipment: I have no strict requirements for specific equipment that you must have for our sessions, however, below are a few suggestions:
In-person sessions: It's a good idea to have a work space set up that is away from distraction. Also, have all of your materials ready, so we don't waste any of your tutoring time finding the right books, questions, etc.
Online sessions: Strong WiFi connection, so you can easily access a Skype session. Also, it's ideal to set up your workspace in a quiet setting and be prepared with attachments and exercises opened and/or completed that I've e-mailed to you prior to our session.
*** Specialties *** While I have experience working with many students in all humanities-related subjects (English, History, Psychology, Women's Studies), I most often work with students who need help learning the writing process. I also spend a lot of time helping students navigate the college admissions process and writing their college admissions essays.
In addition, I spend a lot of time working with students who need help staying on track in their AP courses and prepping for their AP exams. I have a 90% success rate for students who pass their AP exams after working with me.
Jessica R May 11, 2016
Best English teacher in High school I have ever experienced. She takes the time to make sure you learn! I will always remember Ms. Natalie S and will always thank her for my knowledge today!
Nouf April 1, 2016
Great Teacher - My son is learning new things very quickly & really enjoying the lessons :)
Chris S. February 6, 2016
Online Verified Student
A breath of fresh air!
Natalie was outstanding in preparing our 12 y.o. for a poetry recitation. She guided him through all elements of the poem from interpretation to his style of delivery and presentation. He did a great job and has Natalie to thank for it. Highly recommended!
What's up, my name's Max Bergmanis and I'm glad you stumbled on my profile! The first thing you should know is that I'm absolutely in love with music and its teaching process.
I started playing when I was just three years old. I asked my parents to start me up on this journey. It has been an amazing, self-fulfilling process. I attended the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano. I'm patient and adaptable as a teacher and will always listen to my students' needs.
If you've got any questions at all, please don't hesitate to
Daisy October 15, 2016
In home Verified Student
Max was friendly and patient! The lesson went by quickly and I had a good time!
Jordan October 7, 2016
In home Verified Student
Max is the best. He has been taking the time to come up with unique lessons designed specifically for me and I can't imagine a better instructor. Definitely recommend.
Jayden October 2, 2016
Online Verified Student
Max is fabulous and super patient with my 8th grader! Glad to have found him! We have him for math now and anticipating piano in the summer!
I recently moved to LA from New Zealand and am a dual US/NZ citizen. I was educated in New Zealand and obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Otago majoring in Chemistry as well as Microbiology and Immunology. I also have a Diploma in German Language from the same university and took a number of mathematics courses during my degree.
I play violin and saxophone, with a particular focus on improvised music and I have a background in the Suzuki method. I also make ink graphic designs, make comics and screenprint t-shirts in my spare time.
I love teaching people and have spen
t a lot of my life tutoring and helping people from a large variety of age groups, and have had previous employment teaching Chemistry at a tertiary level.
I am a patient and kind teacher, and am very willing to try multiple approaches and take all the time that is needed to explore difficult concepts.
I have previous tutoring experience in Violin, Math, Science, Chemistry, German and English
Marina September 18, 2016
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