Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Singing
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Online via Webcam
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
My Musical Education Background
• Lyric Writing with Multi-Grammy Winner Marty Panzer • Voice Seth RIggs Vocal Coach To The Stars • Lyric Writing with Pat Pattison • Berklee College Of Music Bachelor Of Music • Songwriting with Jack Perricone • Boston Conservatory • Juilliard • Gwen Bowen School of Dance • Piano Private Instruction - Allen Hobbs • Jazz Piano Private Instruction - Tom George Experience Music Publisher Jan 2009 - Present My Posie, My Rosie Music, BMI Songwriter for TV and Film Jan 2003 - Present CBS, LMN, LOGO, ABC, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Spike Lee other CBS, LMN, LOGO, ABC, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Spike Lee other TV and film projects. IMDB: Fawn (II) • Songwriter and Recording Artist Jan 2003 - Present • Composer for Film See IMDB: Fawn (II) • Magazine Cover Model & Calendar Model • Songwriting and Composing Songirl Music, ASCAP Over 500 song catalog • Music Publisher Songirl Music, ASCAP • TV Appearances NBC, CBS, Lifetime, LOGO, etc. Appearances on a variety of television shows and TV commercials • Appearances in FILM Paramount, MGM etc. • Appearances on a variety of Films with Kevin Costner, Alexandra Paul, Rae Dawn Chong, John Amos, Paula Abdul, Carson Kressley, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Anjelica Huston, others • JINGLE Singer, Voice-Over Artist, Jingle Writer Jingle singing, voice-over's, jingle producing, jingle writing Internationally. Also Worked with the #1 jingle house in New Zealand. I can be heard on commercials such as Barbie, Ford, Mazda, Target, Kitchen Aid, Epecurious, Lavazza Coffee, Mrs. Field's, Ponds, Pontiac, and many others. • Traveling Entertainer/Recording Artist/Songwriter World wide Performances and appearances made around the world for my albums, songs, performances for charities, live shows, recordings etc. • Prague Tour Body Soul and Mind • Pop Dance tour as a recording artist and songwriter • Child, Adult and Family Services Specialist Individual Basis Correction of child behavior and trouble shooting. Helped them learn skills and strategies in education, child care, youth development, family interaction, conflict resolution, and addiction/abuse treatment. • Stage Manager Denver Chamber Orchestra • Soprano in a Jazz Quartet Lamont Jazz Singers Soprano of a 4 part jazz a ccapella group • Acapella Jazz Singer Quartet Lamont Jazz Singers Soprano singer in 4 part acapella group, • Lead role in Oklahoma! Rocky Mountain Singers Toured Japan, Hong Kong, China performing in the musical, "Oklahoma!" • John Berger' 12 piece Choir International traveling Choir, hand picked by Famed French composer and conductor John Berger' • Pageant Winner -- A Variety of Pageants Performing and competing in Pageants • Vocalist for Duane Wolfe's Children's Chorale Children's Chorale, Duane Wolfe Records and performances for Pope John Paul !!, Dalai Lama, Presidents. • Broadcasts: BBC, ABC, CBS, Christmas Specials, etc. The Chorale has performed in Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan
Genres and Subjects Taught
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.
Piano/Songwriting/Theory -- $30 half hour, $45 45 min., $60 hour
Voice -- $50 half hour, $65 45 min., $80 hour
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I've taught from ages 3-89 so far. Beginner, advanced and intermediate.
My Certifications and Awards
• Beauty Pageant Judge Miss Plus Size USA 2 years as a celebrity beauty pageant judge 2011-2013 • Singing Competition Judge for Local Celebrity-- A Celebrity Judge for 3 years for a Los Angeles singing competition, "Local Celebrity" in West Hollywood, CA • Published Short Story Author Western Legends Unnatural Tales Of The Jackalope "The Jackalope and The Jelly Bean" Written by Fawn • Grammy NARAS • Music Publisher "My Posie, My Rosie Music," BMI • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College Of Music BA in Music • Music Publisher 'Songirl Music', ASCAP • Child Psychology Minor Degree • Mass Communications Jun 1996 D.U. • Adult-Child-Infant COR and AED Jan 1992 Health Association • Top 20 Playlist Women Of Substance Radio Jan 2016 WOS Radio • GelderHead Award Of Excellence 2015 Jan 2016 Gelder Head Productions • Top 20 Songs 2016 Jan 2016 Music Silk Showcase • GelderHead Award Of Excellence 2014 Dec 2014 Gelder Head Productions • ASCAP Plus Awards 2014 Jan 2014 • EOTM Best Music Video 2013 Aug 2013 Entrepreneurs On The Move • EOTM Best Pop Song 2013 Aug 2013 Entrepreneurs On The Move • EOTM Award Best Female Artist 2013 Aug 2013 Entrepreneurs On The Move • GelderHead Award Of Excellence 2012 Dec 2012 GelderHead Productions Magic CD • Best Interview Oct 2012 Zombie Beaver Award • Most Interesting Interview Oct 2012 Zombie Beaver Award • VH-1 / Save The Music Songwriting Award May 2011 VH-1 / Save The Music • Cover Model Of The Year Feb 2011 LIC Magazine • HMMA Award Best Dance SIngle Nov 2010 Hollywood in Music and Media • Top Sellers List on Masterbeat Aug 2010 Masterbeat • WAKE UP Award May 2010 Wake Up! • MTV LOGO Channel Top 10 Music Videos May 2010 MTV/LOGO Channel • ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2010 • Top 10 Dance Songs of The Year Jan 2010 DJ Hades • Billboard Top 10 Hit Song Jan 2010 Billboard Magazine • Top 150 Dance Songs of the Year Jan 2010 About.com • Top Sellers List on Masterbeat Oct 2009 Masterbeat • #5 Billboard Chart Hot Dance Club Songs Sep 2009 Billboard Magazine • JPF Music Award Best Dance Single Sep 2009 • JPF Music Award Best Dance Album Sep 2009 • Top 5 Billboard Break Out Charts Aug 2009 Billboard Magazine • ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2009 • #1 Scoring Composer of the Year Jan 2008 Music Freedom • ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2008 • #1 Electronic Artist of The Year Jan 2008 Music Freedom • #1 Electronic Artist of The Year Jan 2007 Music Freedom • ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2007 • ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2006 • #1 Electronic Artist of The Year Jan 2006 Music Freedom • ASCAP Plus Awards Jan 2005 • Best Jazz Vocalist Jun 1995 Elevox Jazz Competition • Best Jazz A cappella Group Jun 1994 Elevox Jazz Competition • Humanitarian Award Aug 1993 Miss T.E.E.N. Pageant • Best Cheerleader Nationals Award Aug 1992 Byers Bobcats National
My Musical Influences
Everything from Pop to Opera to Jazz to Rock to Broadway to Country to Classical to Ragtime to Rap to R & B to Film to Blues
I started working with Fawn a few months ago. I joined her on Skype, because there weren't any teachers that were as qualified as her in my area. I realized that years of singing incorrectly was making it painful to sing. I decided to take some private lessons with her. Within a few lessons, I have noticed a huge improvement in my technique and range. Fawn has a very positive attitude and encourages her students to try things and not worry about being perfect in the beginning. She has lots of tips and tricks so if the first one doesn't work, she always has something else to try. I love her attitude and she has given me a lot more confidence than I had when I started. I can't wait to start recording my own album!
invalid, Utena County
Fawn is a great vocal instructor. She worked with my young daughter who wants to sing opera. A lot was accomplished in one lesson. I definitely recommend Fawn for anyone that wants good quality vocal instruction.
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!!!
Las Vegas, NV
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, Emmanuelle
I have never had online lessons before, and I was really worried that it wasn't going to work. However, Fawn exceeded my expectations. She made me feel so comfortable, which made it that much easier to be myself. At the age of six, I started taking lessons. I ended up staying with that vocal coach until the age of 21, when she told me that I needed to find a more advanced vocal coach. I found someone who was really good, but I didn't feel that I was going anywhere with her. After my 1st lesson with Fawn, I said to myself, "Bingo! Someone who knows her stuff, knows what I need to do to be successful and will be there to help me do so." Thank you Fawn!! :) I couldn't be happier with my choice. It's hasn't even been 24 hours, and I'm already looking forward to our next lesson. Thank you Fawn!! :)