Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, pop, musical theater, blues, jazz and live performance for vocals and singing. Van Tuyl Music Academy is proud to have some of the most talented and in-demand voice teachers in Southern California. Each one of our vocal instructors has years of experience both as an educator but more importantly, as a performer. The skills they have mastered from their years of experience combined with their passion for helping others achieve their musical goals while having fun are what set them high above the rest. This unique combination is not easy to find but is vital to our success.
Jevon has been performing with Van Tuyl Entertainment since 2013 and began teaching lessons with VTMA in 2015.
Jevon studied vocals, piano and percussion under legendary vocalist Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind and Fire. Philip took him under his wing while Jevon was still in High School after recognizing Jevon’s passion and dedication to music. Jevon embarked upon Guitar and digital Music classes in High School and furthered his studies in vocals, theory and harmony at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California as well as Citrus College in Glendora, California where he is currently studying. In 2001, Jevon got his break when he performed in Dubai U.A.E. at the Twin Towers, six nights a week for four months straight. In 2003, Jevon wrote and recorded the song “He Said” for Cyclo Records. The song was tracked at #12 on the Billboard dance charts by ASCAP in South Africa, Belgium and the United Kingdom, to name a few. In 2005 Jevon produced an album called Volume one with his band “Solacz” and proceeded to travel the globe to places like Austria, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Germany, Iraq, Kosovo, Kuwait, London, Serejevo and Uzebekistan to promote the album with a distribution deal through Universal Records (available on iTunes). After Solacz, Jevon joined a band in 2008 called Stone Mecca and began opening for Black Eyed Peas, Earth, Wind and Fire, Wu-Tang, and Les Nubians. He recorded vocals on Wu-Tang leader Rza’s latest solo record “Digisnax” as well as the RepoMen Soundtrack (a movie starring Jude Law and Forrest Whittaker) on a song called “Everyday will be like a Holiday”. Jevon has appeared on The Craig Ferguson Show twice, and toured the nation and Canada in support of the Stone Mecca album “First Contact” (available on iTunes). Recently Jevon wrote and sang on 2 songs from the new Earth, Wind and Fire album called “Now, Then and Forever” and performed with the famed group Earth, Wind and Fire at the televised event “Christmas at the Grove 2014”. You can find Jevon’s album and singles on Spotify, Pandora and Itunes, and his many videos at www.youtube.com/jevonmcglory. Currently Jevon is studying music at Citrus College and finishing his 2nd solo album as well as finishing up his 2nd rock album both due in digital stores at the beginning of 2016. www.jevonmcglory.com
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Caroline began teaching Voice Lessons for Pop, Musical Theater & Opera with VTMA in 2016.
Caroline Crawford, originally from border town Nogales, Arizona, is an internationally recognized singer and musician covering a diverse range of styles. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.M. in Voice Performance after participating in hundreds of concerts, plays, operas, musicals, competitions, and shows of all kinds. In addition to performing in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and all over the United States, Caroline has won numerous awards in opera, pop, mariachi, and musical theater competitions.
In addition to her performing background, Caroline has extensive experience teaching music to singers of all ages. Growing up in a church gave her plenty of opportunity to share her gift with others through choir, band, and solo performance. Her nurturing and encouraging spirit puts students at ease, opening the teaching space up to rapid and genuine growth as a musician, performer, and singer. Caroline teaches students of all ages in various styles, and is sure to know exactly how to cater your lessons to grow in exactly the way you would like.
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Taking voice lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, pop, musical theater, blues, jazz and live performance for voice. We’re so much more than a music factory for singing lessons.
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