Music Lessons By Sabrina (Singing, Piano + Songwriting)

Music Lessons By Sabrina (Singing, Piano + Songwriting)

5.0 (1)
9 years in business

About this pro

Growing up in an artistic family in Southern California, performing artist Sabrina Fuster, (aka artist name: Madlyn Hall), began to train her powerful vocals with a wide range of influences including Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, and Ella Fitzgerald. After deferring her acceptance into the Berklee College of Music in Boston to study songwriting, Madlyn was cast in her first feature film, "Elena Undone," which premiered at Outfest in 2010. In addition to playing a supporting character in the movie, Madlyn wrote and recorded "Suddenly," an original song that was featured in the film and on its soundtrack. Years of developing her craft have now led Madlyn to writing songs for other artists, including European pop sensation, Suzanna Lubrano, recording the title track for the film "Wheels," writing and recording the title track for the short "Opposite Actions," performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Youngblood Hawke & Thirty Seconds to Mars, recording vocals on the Thirty Seconds to Mars album, “LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS,” and co-writing with legendary songwriters, Billy Steinberg and Ken Hirsch.  Recently, she has won the runner up prize for the 2017 13th annual International Acoustic Music Awards for her summer single, "Will You Take Me Home," and has newly signed with boutique music supervision company, "Tzviah Music." She is also the official 2018 voice-over artist for Peter Piper Pizza, singing and acting on camera in a new national commercial for Gap with Janelle Monáe, and can be seen singing on James Corden's, The Late Late Show, performing the song from the Gap commercial. 
Madlyn’s heart is in live performance, which she does on a regular basis at various venues throughout California, both as a solo act and with her all female musicians. Her original music combines authentic songwriting with her quirky piano playing and pop sensibilities, and her renditions of classic & modern covers, always delivers the root of the song’s authenticity. Madlyn has been releasing singles and corresponding music videos on YouTube since early 2015, which collectively, have surpassed 400k views on YouTube, and found their way to radio charts. By the summer of 2015, Madlyn's single "Kiss Me Goodbye" made its way to #1 on the National Airplay Top 50 Independent Radio Chart, and soon after, reached its way to #10 on the National Airplay Top 50 Rock Chart. Following the success of her first two singles, Madlyn released a personal, special music video & song she wrote in her mother’s memory, “I Call Her Mom.” Madlyn made the choice before the song’s release on October 1st 2015, that for the entire month of October, 100% of all digital sales made from the song would be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
However, Madlyn's work with the NBCF began way before the campaign in October 2015. In early 2014, she created, hosted, & performed in the ongoing breast cancer fundraising music event, "The Siren Song," in association with The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).  “The Siren Song"  had a bi-monthly residency at "The WitZend" in Venice Beach, CA for a year and a half, featuring Madlyn and other up-and-coming singer songwriters in the LA area, and has since expanded into other arenas, continuing to build a very close and enriching artistic community. In October of 2016, "The Siren Song" did its first benefit concert with live music and live painting at the Lois Lambert Gallery of Functional Art in Los Angeles, which was sponsored by Sam's Club, Starbucks, Sam Ash, Trader Joe's, and many local businesses who donated prizes for raffles. Since this time, MadLyn and The NBCF have partnered to transform "The Siren Song" to enter into the college arena, with the first campus performance occurring at El Camino College on March 28th 2017. Madlyn wishes to continue to empower this platform, with a vision of bringing "The Siren Song" to college campuses all throughout the nation, collaborating with community oriented individuals in creating for a cause.
In addition to performing, Madlyn is passionate about sharing her experiences with others, and teaching the craft she knows and loves. She has a wide age range of piano, singing, and songwriting students, she teaches privately throughout Los Angeles. 
Website: http://www.madlynmusic.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/madlynmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madlynmusic/

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Torrance, CA 90503
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1 Review

5.0

  • Steven Ford

    My daughter started lessons with Sabrina about 3 months ago. I've noticed her sing more often since then and enjoy listening to music. Sabrina is in the music industry and has a lot to teach. Thank you for being Jades music teacher!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

*Discussing the students goals, dreams & desires

*Determining a gameplan to best reach those goals


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

*Professional full time performing artist (see bio)


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons can be single one-offs or bought in monthly packages

(discounts apply for monthly packages)

**Ask for Pricing Details - I do my best to be fair and accommodating**


How did you get started teaching?

*Initally from friends & family who wanted help with music and / or wanted lessons for their kids - enrollment grew by word of mouth, and teaching quickly became a passion of mine :-)


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages- Currently, my youngest is 5 years old, and my oldest is 48. All ages welcome-- it's never too early or too late to embark on a new passion and make music a vibrant part of your life! 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

*Have an idea of what area of music you want to focus on and what your goals are prior to picking a teacher 

*Think of artists whose careers, voices, songwriting skills you admire, and why

*Create a playlist of songs you love, that you would eventually like to be able to either sing and / or play

*Make sure you have the time and resources (such as musical instruments) to practice - practice is everything! 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

*How much time am I willing to commit to my artistry (practice) on a daily / weekly basis?

*What are my short term and long terms goals as an artist?