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Topher K.

Coaching for Singers, Actors, Musicians and Speakers of All Ages

Coaching for Singers, Actors, Musicians and Speakers of All Ages

$50/hour

  • 1 hours tutoring

About Topher


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I enjoy working with singers of all ages and ability levels. I've worked with dozens of "tone deaf" students to help them develop their ability to sing, and frequently train teachers in working with singers who struggle. On the other hand, I have many professional students who are professional singers and performers and work on highly advanced technique.

I always focus on enjoyment in the lesson, as the best learning happens when we're having fun. I also work hard to build confidence and...

I enjoy working with singers of all ages and ability levels. I've worked with dozens of "tone deaf" students to help them develop their ability to sing, and frequently train teachers in working with singers who struggle. On the other hand, I have many professional students who are professional singers and performers and work on highly advanced technique.

I always focus on enjoyment in the lesson, as the best learning happens when we're having fun. I also work hard to build confidence and stage presence. Finally, a main priority is instilling proper vocal health to avoid voice damage.

I also offer Acting Coaching. My students focus on developing stage presence, learning short monologues and scenes, building audition skills, and developing their vocal/facial/physical expression.

In addition, I've been a math tutor for the last decade for students of all ages. I specialize in standardized test prep, particularly SAT/ACT. I have near perfect scores on both tests and I'm a member of MENSA and the Triple 9 Society.

I have coached and judged Speech and Debate for over a decade and competed at the national level in Poetry, Comedic Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation. I won dozens of local, state, and regional speech tournaments in my career. I was also active in Toastmasters International and earned several awards. I've been paid as a professional speaker for many conferences and have spoken to audiences of thousands of people. I've been featured on MTV and a variety of local, state, and national media.

I also bring over a decade of professional singing and vocal coaching experience to help speakers develop their vocal skills and improve the physical qualities of their voices.

I am a Quarter-finalist for the Grammy Award for Music Educator of the Year and have spent over a decade coaching thousands of singers to develop their voices and improve their musicianship. I've worked with singers of all ages and in many varying styles including Classical/Opera, Choir, Musical Theate


Education

University of Maine
Vocal Music Eduation
New England Conservatory
Graduate Coursework
Western Governor's University
Masters

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I've written dozens of songs and arrangements for solo voice and choir, along with many arrangements for bands and orchestras. I have multiple degrees in music from schools such as the New England Conservatory. I founded and run a sheet music publishing company with over a dozen composers, I can give you advice gleaned from helping many composers build their careers.
Theater

Theater

I have performed as a paid professional actor in a variety of live theater, podcast, TV and Film Projects. I have directed dozens of plays, musicals, and produced film projects for internet broadcast. I have been a keynote speaker for several conferences for performers and educators I have over 15 years experience coaching actors individually, in classes, and in ensemble settings.

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a Keynote Speaker at multiple state and national conferences. I am a professional vocal coach with over 15 years of experience coaching speakers and actors. I have won multiple awards in various public speaking competitions such as the National Forensics League and Toastmasters International. I have judged dozens of speech and debate tournaments.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a Keynote Speaker at multiple state and national conferences. I am a professional vocal coach with over 15 years of experience coaching speakers and actors. I have won multiple awards in various public speaking competitions such as the National Forensics League and Toastmasters International. I have judged dozens of speech and debate tournaments.

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have been a Keynote Speaker at multiple state and national conferences. I am a professional vocal coach with over 15 years of experience coaching speakers and actors. I have won multiple awards in various public speaking competitions such as the National Forensics League and Toastmasters International. I have judged dozens of speech and debate tournaments.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I've written dozens of songs and arrangements for solo voice and choir, along with many arrangements for bands and orchestras. I have multiple degrees in music from schools such as the New England Conservatory. I founded and run a sheet music publishing company with over a dozen composers, I can give you advice gleaned from helping many composers build their careers.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I am a Co-Founder and CEO of a sheet music publishing company and have written many pieces for choirs and solo singers. I've taught Ear-Training to thousands of singers in public and private schools, churches, choirs, and musicals. I am highly-skilled in all ear-training systems including movable-do solfege (do-based and la-based minor), fixed-do solfege, letter names, scale numbers, intervals, and more. I have taught aural skills and ear-training classes at the college level and can help you improve your skill or help you pull up your grade in your aural skills class!
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have my Bachelor's in Music Education from University of Maine and a Graduate Certificate in Kodaly Philosophy of Music Education from New England Conservatory. My Master's (ABD) work in Education & Curriculum Design was at Western Governor's University. I have 15+ Years experience in teaching private lessons in voice, piano, conducting, acting, music theory, and composition and 10+ years experience teaching lessons and tutoring over online video chat. I received the Outstanding Emerging Educator of the Year Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I have multiple degrees in music education and over 15 years of experience teaching vocal music (and sight-singing) to thousands of singers in public/private schools, churches, choirs, and musicals. I've coached hundreds of singers 1 on 1 and helped my singers develop a high level of sight-singing skill. Whatever system you prefer (or if you don't know which one to pick!) I can help you improve: movable-do solfege (do-based or la-based minor) with or without handsigns, fixed-do solfege, letter names, scale numbers, interval training, or any other system you choose! I am a paid professional singer who frequently sight-reads on stage to audiences of hundreds or thousands, I'm confident in my sight-singing skill and I can help you develop that same confidence for yourself!
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I've performed as a professional singer for many years. I've coached thousands of singers in private lessons, musicals, and choirs. I've worked with many excellent songwriters to improve their technique and I'd be happy to help you bring your songwriting to the next level!
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I am a professional singer with over 20 years of experience singing in choirs, musicals, solo projects, recording studios, live concerts, and other venues. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in Vocal Music Education. I have spent more than 15 years coaching singers in schools, churches, community choirs, musicals, and professional pop/rock/punk/indie bands. I've worked with dozens of singer-songwriters as well to help them refine their sound and improve their technique. I was recently a Quarter-Finalist for the Grammy Award for Music Educator of the Year.

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$50/hour

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Response time: 2 hours