Tavonna Miller

Private Voice, Beginning Piano, Songwriting, & Music Technology Instructor

Brooklyn, NY





To administer vocal, piano, songwriting and music technology instruction to individuals who are seriously seeking to express themselves musically.



Fullerton College (Fall 2006- December 2008) Associate of Arts Degree in Music with a Concentration in Vocal Studies (Opera)


Berklee College of Music (January 2009- August 2010) Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Songwriting


Received private piano instruction for over 13 years.


Received private Voice instruction for over 15 years.


Vocal Lessons with:

Steven Dahlke (Featured Soloist with The Seattle Symphony Pops, Oregon Symphony Orchestra,Portland Baroque Orchestra)

Nichelle Mungo (Vocalist for James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle)

Janice Pendarvis (Vocalist for the late David Bowie & vocalist for The Late Show with David Letterman)

Monique Phinney (Santa Fe Opera, Musica Sacra in NY)


Piano Lessons with:

Monica Lee (Fullerton College Piano instructor & Piano Deptartment Chair)

Suzanne Davis (Played in theMorteFontaine Jazz Festival in Paris, also played with renowned saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.)


Teaching Experience:


Basic Piano Instruction


Freelance Beginning Piano Private Instructor in Boston & New York since the Fall of 2010.


Basic Levels of Music Technology


Freelance Music Technology Private Instructor in New York for Logic & GarageBand.


All Levels of Vocal Instruction  


Freelance Vocal Private Instructor in Boston & New York since the Fall of 2010.


Substitute Vocal Instructor for StageCoach Theatre School in Brooklyn, NY from 2013 to the present


Voice & Music Technology Instructor for The New York Jazz Academy in Manhattan, NY


Religious Music Instruction



Music Director at West Angeles Cathedral Youth Department for Praise and Worship Ensemble for 3 consecutive years.


Students on Autism Spectrum



Beginning Vocal Instructor for Boston Conservatory’s Program for Students On the Autism Spectrum for the Fall semester of 2010


Students with Mental Disabilities



       Beginning Vocal Private Instructor for two elderly students with mental disabilities at an Elderly Home in Brookline from the Fall of 2010 to the Spring of 2011.


Songwriting Instruction


Songwriting Instructor for Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting Workshop in the Summer 2014, 2015, & 2016.



Life Coaching


Volunteered as a Life Coach at The Regina House in The Mercy House Organization Adult Rehab facility for homeless mothers and taught subjects that include Self Esteem, Boundaries in Relationships, Health and Fitness, Financial Planning, etc.




Invited to teach at Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting Workshop 2014, 2015 & 2016


Strong grounding in Common Practice Harmony, Jazz Theory, and Classical Theory.


Strong grounding in proper vocal health and performance.


Performed with the Fullerton College Concert Choir for 2 years.


Currently performs throughout The United States.


2013 Finalist for John Lennon Songwriting Competition



Available upon request