Los Angeles Voice Teachers
Taylor Lenz is a Los Angeles-based vocalist and songwriter. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree from the esteemed Los Angeles College of Music in songwriting and vocals. Taylor has had longtime students in the disciplines of voice and performance for five years. She teaches students ranging from ages 5-16. Taylor has taken vocal lessons herself for 12 years. She has had extensive technical vocal training in various styles, including; Pop, Rock, Funk, Musical Theater, Brazilian Music, Jazz, Vocal Improv, R&B, Country, and Blues.
Taylor has been singing and performing since she was 6 years old, accompanying herself using the piano. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Taylor moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to pursue her dreams! She is currently pursuing a career in music as a singer/songwriter. Teaching is something she has been passionate about for years, and she loves to pass on her knowledge in vocal technique, stylistic vocals, and performing to others!
Lyusi Simon graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, and Voice Performance.
Lyusi started her music career as a drummer, but she felt truly passionate about voice and piano. During her studies at Berklee, she performed with originals and covers arranged for an acoustic set as well as for a 20-member band.
Now Lyusi continues her career in Los Angeles as a singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and an educator. She wishes to bring her immense love for music and knowledge to her students.
Conrad Reeves is a professional guitarist, music educator, music producer, and audio engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the esteemed Oberlin Conservatory of Music, as well as his Performance Diploma from SAM College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Reeves offers teaching services for guitar, keyboard, vocals, songwriting, bass, drums, and music production.
Reeves holds extensive teaching experience in many instruments and age ranges. He has been a faculty member at institutions such as Michigan State University CMSD, Detroit Institute of Music Education, and a secondary lessons instructor at Oberlin Conservatory. Reeves has had longtime students in the disciplines of guitar, piano, production, drum set, bass, and songwriting. His students have rave reviews for his encouraging and engaging teaching style.
Reeves is currently the guitarist for R&B legend Faith Evans, and has worked professionally as a guitarist for major acts such as Kierra Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, and many more. He has produced and mixed projects for many local artists in Detroit and Los Angeles.
Chris is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Santa Cruz, CA. He started guitar lessons at age 5 and has an extensive background in traditional Bluegrass and Irish flat picking guitar, Jazz voice, and Pop songwriting/composition and guitar. Chris graduated with a B.A. in Music from UC Berkeley, where he studied Jazz Voice and Guitar. He is a recipient of the prestigious Eisner Prize at UC Berkeley for “creative achievement of the highest order in Music”.
In 2016 Chris released his debut album, ‘Make Things Right’, a project he spent two years writing, arranging, producing, and recording with a team of 40 musicians. He has toured the West Coast with his band, the Sound Agency, and as a back-up vocalist for a number of Los Angeles-based artists. For eight years, Chris has taught music across multiple genres in guitar, voice, songwriting, musicianship, harmony, and performance workshops to students of all ages. His philosophy is to teach within the framework of each student’s learning style, experience level, and musical interests. Chris is also a certified Power Yoga teacher and incorporates meditative elements of yoga into his music practicing methods.
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Arthur Smeall has been playing music all of his life. He started formal training on voice and cello at age five. Since then, he has picked up other instruments including guitar, bass, and drums. In 2012, Arthur was accepted and enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston. As a cello principal, Arthur studied under Eugene Friesen of the Paul Winter Consort, and Mike Block of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Arthur completed his Bachelor’s in Professional Music in May of 2016. Shortly after, Arthur released his first 6-track EP entitled Stuck in Space and Time, consisting of original compositions that he produced and recorded with his peers.
Arthur has lived in Los Angeles since October of 2016. He has sung in the bass section of the Angel City Chorale. He had a residency playing live cello weekly at the Urban Press Winery in Downtown Burbank. He regularly performs in Hollywood as a bassist with the rock band Cinema Patrol. He continues to work as a freelance session and live musician, and private instructor, while writing, producing, and performing his own music. Arthur’s passion for music runs deep because it is the most universal of all languages.
After graduating from New York University with a Bachelor’s of Vocal Performance Cum Laude, Tyler began performing professionally as a member of Actor’s Equity Association. In 2012, he was in consideration for Frankie Valli for the Chicago production of "Jersey Boys." His passion for film composing and education brought him to the West Coast after working as a hook singer for Hip Hop label, King’s Vision Entertainment and Michael Gilboe of Broadway Bullet.
Since then, he has served over 100 students as a voice and piano teacher, piano accompanist, stage and film director and specializes in working with youth students making their transitions into adult voices. Tyler teaches classical, rock, funk, pop piano, vocal jazz, pop, musical theater and vocal percussion styles. In 2015, he helped develop special needs arts programming with Arts4LA’s Activate Arts Leadership program, sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission. His work with adult with Autism at Inclusion Films produced the first film musical by and for the population, set to premiere on the COX cable networks in September set to his original music. A member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, Tyler’s film music has accompanied films at the Catalina Island Film Festival, Las Vegas Black Film Festival, and Ft. Worth Indie; in 2016, his music was nominated for best score at the Maverick Movie Awards. Tyler's Range: E2-G#5.
Anna Mezentseva is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and active performer. Anna started taking piano and voice lessons at the age of 5. She took an intensive vocal course in Tech Music School in London and studied songwriting, vocal performance and arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Anna has been teaching voice for the past 7 years, constantly improving her methods, vocal techniques and adding new topics to her lessons. "I mainly focus on vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises, basic music theory and vocal performance. I think it’s important for students to not only listen to music but to understand how it’s written and structured. I always ask my students to choose a favorite song that they would love to perform so we can work on it together and make it perfect."
Jean-Luc Piriou is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Commercial Vocal Performance from the California State University of Los Angeles. He has studied voice since he was just 15 years old and has taught voice, piano, and composition to his students over the past three years. Jean-Luc can teach a wide variety of vocal stylings including, but not limited to: Pop, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Standards, French Repertoire, and Rock.
Jean-Luc was born to French parents in Southern California and has been writing music for voice and piano since he was just 12 years old. He is currently in the process of recording his first two albums and he plays his original music around Los Angeles with his band. Jean-Luc is a devoted teacher and his students appreciate his ability to see the very best in them, working patiently and effectively to bring out their full musical potential.