Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing
Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing

Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing

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Introduction: Hi! I'm Topher Keene and I'm a high-level Vocal Coach training Singers, Actors, and Public Speakers to improve their performance skills. I work with all ages and ability levels, from Amateurs to Professionals. I'm a Quarter-Finalist for the Grammy Award for Educator of the Year, I've been featured on MTV, and I was a Soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. My mission is to help my students to develop their unique talents and achieve their goals as performers. I'd love to meet you for a Free First Lesson to see if my studio would be the perfect fit for you! I enjoy working with singers and actors 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 regularly touring, performing and recording their music. 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. Some of my students are complete beginners, and some are professional actors with large social media followings, paid acting roles, and experience on stage and on camera. 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. I prioritize proper vocal health to avoid voice damage for my students. My Public Speaking Coaching combines the best of insights from Singing and Acting lessons to help you unlock the power of your speaking voice. I can help you with Job Interviews, School Presentations, and even major Public Keynote Speeches, or just in improving your daily conversational speaking skills. Singing is one of the most vulnerable things a human can do. Learning to sing confidently makes someone feel much better about themselves and can dramatically improve self-esteem. I love seeing the smile on a singer's face when something 'clicks' and they hear their voice in a new way. When my Acting students connect deeply with a character/role and feel themselves reaching a new level of skill through our work together it's very rewarding. Many of my students have landed their first lead roles after our work together, and seeing a student I've coached go on to a starring role on stage is always a thrilling experience. All the work I do is done through the lens of a LifeCoach/Mentor. I focus on habit formation, overcoming anxiety, and developing self-confidence in every subject I teach. My students come out of a coaching session feeling more in control and less stressed about the challenge of our work together.
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Hired 19 times

Serves Phoenix, AZ

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16 years in business

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Tula B.
2 weeks ago
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Topher is a master mind of a coach. He has numerous acting methods to get your brain working each session. I truly always look forward to and enjoy my sessions with Topher as i’m constantly learning something new and in such a short amount of time. Topher never fails to amaze me and succeed in guiding me, improving my comfort ability and skills so far and I look forward to growing with his coaching more! Thank you Topher !

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Beginner • To explore as a hobby • To continue professional development • To build confidence • Not applicable; lessons are for personal interest • Scene study • Cold reading • Method acting • What the teacher recommends • Improv • No specific focus • 1 person • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing's reply
Thank You, Tula! It’s always a joy working with you, you’ve already grown so much and your dedication to improving is very clear. Keep up the excellent work!
Acting Lessons
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Suresh G.
2 weeks ago
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Topher has been giving my 11 year old son voice lessons for a few months now and he has had a huge impact on my son's confidence. He is a dedicated teacher, who understands very well how to bring the best out of his student. My son always speaks very highly of him and I am glad I reached out to him here.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Pop • What the teacher recommends • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing's reply
Thank you Suresh! Your son has grown steadily in our lessons and it fantastic to see his confidence and musical skill improve!
Singing Lessons
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Stacey N.
Aug 1, 2021
My 14 year old daughter has been working with Topher virtually since January of 2021. She loves her acting sessions with him. She has learned so much from him, she has gained a great deal of confidence from working with him, and she looks forward to every weekly lesson with him. Topher is quick to respond to my email or texts, is understanding when we have technical issues, keeps me updated on my daughter's lessons, and seems to truly care about her progress. I highly recommend Topher Keene as an acting coach.
Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing's reply
Thank You Stacey! It’s been such a joy getting to know you and your daughter. She is one of the rare students who fully dedicates herself to the work of becoming a better Actor and puts her all into each performance. She practices consistently between lessons and always has something new to show me. She’s got a ton of talent snd more importantly, she knows how to work hard. I always look forward to our lessons!
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Jammal L.
Nov 8, 2021
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Topher really knows what he’s doing. I’d recommend to anyone really trying to build a strong instrument that is your voice.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Pop • R&B • Gospel • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing's reply
Thank you Jammal! Always fun to work with you, and I’m so glad you feel your voice is growing!
Singing Lessons
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Kathleen H.
Jul 23, 2021
Topher was amazing with my daughter who took voice lessons and also SAT prep with him. He is patient , kind, charismatic , fun, professional and effective. She won several vocal competitions and placed top 20 out of 250 in an international vocal contest and landed leading roles in numerous musical theater productions. Topher is an effective and inspiring teacher that children respond to. We know many and he’s the best of the best.
Topher Keene Studio | Acting, Speaking, Singing's reply
Thank you Kathleen! It was lovely working with you and I'm so proud of her progress and all she's gone on to do since our work together! Keep me posted with any future roles she lands!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My policy is the offer a Free First Lesson for all new clients so we can get to know each other and see if my studio will be a good fit for you as a student. After the first lesson I will send a rate sheet fully describing my rate structure and outlining scholarship funding for students who require assistance.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    In the Free First Lesson I'll ask about your background and your goals for lessons. We'll work on a plan for improving your skills and do some exercises together while getting to know each other. After the first lesson we'll discuss how frequently and for how long we'd like to continue lessons, then I'll build you a practice page on my website where you can find videos, recordings, and PDFs of exercises and material to work on in your practice.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have over 25 years experience as a Singer, Actor, Director, Public Speaker and Coach. I have been a Quarter-Finalist for the Grammy Award for Educator of the Year and have performed as a Featured Soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I've worked with thousands of Singers, Actors, and Speakers as a Coach, Director, and Conductor of Plays, Musicals, Choirs, and other organizations. I've been a Keynote Speaker for many years and have delivered speeches to crowds of hundreds of people at state and national conferences. I competed at the national level in Speech and Debate, and won several state tournaments. I previously was the Associate Director of the Grammy Award Winning Phoenix Boys Choir. I am CEO of a Sheet Music Publishing Company, ChoirUnlimited, and previous founded a Young Adult LifeCoaching StartUp in Boston. I was head of Learning and Development and led the training of hundreds of business professionals for a Business Consultancy firm in Boston. My Undergraduate Degree is in Vocal Music Education from the University of Maine and my Graduate Work was in Instructional Design.

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