My services stand out because of place in the Entertainment Industry in LA and NY. I produce live singing events, arrange the vocals, sing in many of the bookings, play piano on many of the bookings, and cast directly from my own company Chris Wade Music Productions. This year alone I have provided vocal talent, arranged vocals and created music content and shows etc for 3 commercials, two music videos, produced my choir for two Coachella performances, produced my singers in starring acts in 40 huge live events, and have two original musicals being produced in NYC. I make my living singing, playing piano, music directing etc.
Additionally I often play piano, conduct, music direct and vocal direct for Riverside Unified School District's musicals including the Honors Musicals. I work with young people, teens, young adults and not so young adults :)
Chris is not only a master of all his instruments, but is a wonderful teacher. He breaks things down and explains things so that they are easy to absorb and understand. He is also great to work with and a team player.
Start by seeing what skill level they are currently at by asking them to demonstrate something in their craft.
Then, we will work on a few things I notice that could use improving upon, and work on developing techniques to aid in advancement.
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts - Voice & Theater
California Lutheran University - Music and Theater
Wagner College, NYC - Music and Theater
BMI Musical Theater Workshop - Composer
Training and work experience:
Worked as a lead production singer (and dancer) on cruise lines for many years.
Leads in musicals in regional companies and tours.
Played piano, music directed and arranged many musicals in NYC and Southern California.
Played piano and sang as prinicipal musician, pianobar entertainer and lounge musician on many cruise contracts as well as restaurants (Seasons 52 NY, NJ, PA, San Diego, Santa Monica, LA)
Have had original musicals produced Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway (NYC) and in Southern CA.
Have been a vocal coach for actors/singers in NYC and LA for over 20 years.
Currently runs production company working with pro singers on live events, recording sessions, TV spots and commercials (Chris can recently be seen nationally in GEICO commercial featuring his Barbershop Quartet #TheAccidentals - playing basketball and singing)
$50 for 45 minute lessons.
People would ask me if I do coachings, or teach voice or piano. I said yes! :)
I have worked with a wide range of ages and skill levels. From young people with highly developed talent, to older people just starting out and everything in between. I have worked with Broadway singers and TV personalities and major celebrities.
This year (2019) a commercial I booked and shot aired nationally for four months, featuring the Barbershop Quartet I produce - in a spot featuring us playing basketball and singing!
That's me at the beginning (the tall guy - and blond in this ad!) blowing the pitch pipe and leading the group.
The audition and call back was November 2018 and the shoot was Dec 2018. The spot aired Feb-June 2019! Amazing experience!
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