Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

5.0 (1)
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

Have you always wanted to find your voice? Confidently talk about what you know? Avoid sounding scripted, memorized or calculated? Create and cultivate the opportunity to speak about your platform, passion and mission? Enhance your public-speaking skills? Are you seeking Interview Coaching? 

With over two decades of experience, I've been recognized by the Miss America Organization on multiple occasions. My client roster includes: 3rd place Miss America, Miss Oklahoma, Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen, Miss Teen Oklahoma, Top 15 Miss Teen USA, CNN Anchor, Miss Tulsa and Miss Eastern Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen, to name a few. 

There is no greater joy or more profound fulfillment than helping another soul find their voice! Igniting and inspiring another person to discover and cultivate their passion-is an AMAZING feat! Refining those skills and finessing the most effective strategy in projecting and communicating their mission is pure MAGIC! Let me light your path, precious spirit! From breathing exercises to polished delivery-let's unlock the mystery! I promise I will work diligently toward your success! 

Read more about this pro


Credentials

McKinney, TX 75071
Email verified
Phone verified

1 Review

5.0

  • Rosa Flores

    Stephanie Peña is one of the most beautiful and amazing individuals I have ever known in my life. She brings out the best in people. Her soul is so brilliant that it’s contagious. With Stephanie you will find more than your voice, you will find amazing things about you that you didn’t realize. I’ve known Stephanie for about 15 years now and even though I was only in Oklahoma for about 2 years we’ve stayed in touch. I’ve shared meals with her and her amazing family. We have laughed and we have cried together. And Stephanie always manages to help me find the best in me. My voice, my path, my soul. If you have the opportunity to be on a journey with Stephanie, don’t miss your chance.



Photos & Videos


FAQs


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

I DELIGHT in getting to know YOU! Based upon your specific needs, I research, curate and design each and every session around your unique, individual goals, strengths and areas of opportunity!

Available for in-person coaching as well as online teleconference via Zoom or FaceTime. 


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

Stephanie serves as a Performance Coach, Actress, Singer & the Voice Announcer, Emcee & National Anthem Vocalist for UnidosUS; the largest Latino constituency-based, civil rights & advocacy organization in the nation. 

Former vocalist at BB Kings Jazz & Blues Club, Miss Peña has performed at the Kennedy Center and for previous U.S. Presidents for the past 19 years. A member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild, Miss Peña can be heard on television, radio and other mediums, playing a key role in advertising and marketing campaigns for clients such as the United Nations, the U.S. Small Business Association and Subway Restaurants. Recently cast on an NBC sitcom, Stephanie can be found on Netflix, Vimeo, Amazon, iTunes and Audible. Stephanie made her comedic film debut in the award-winning film, " Crazy Enough ", opposite Saturday Night Live's, Chris Kattan. Since then, she hasn't looked back! Stephanie is thrilled to soon begin shooting her 10th SAG-AFTRA Feature film, later this year! 

Passionate about cultivating the Arts community, Stephanie has served as Drama & Vocal Music Faculty at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute as well as Midwest City High School. Miss Peña previously served on Oklahoma’s deadCENTER film festival Board and as Dean of deadCENTER University, Oklahoma’s leading film education program. Miss Peña serves as adjudicator, educator, clinician and coach and LOVES performing! 

Stephanie's personal mission statement is as follows: 

I believe in amplifying the accurate portrayals of Latinos in the media and am committed to empowering & elevating our voices as well as ensuring our message resonates. It is with that same passion that I'm compelled to empower my clients to discover and cultivate their own voices. 

<br><a href="https://lessons.com/tx/plano/singing-lessons/" target="_blank"><img src="//cdn.lessons.com/assets/images/tmp/lessons-2020.png" width="150"></a><br>


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

Pricing system ranges based upon frequency of lessons, location, travel, and, of course, whether clients wish to engage in-person lessons or virtual options. The average lesson pricing structure starts around $70 per session. Packages available! Lesson discounts available when purchased in multiple sessions! Please know that these figures are merely a jumping off point! Please don't be afraid to share your price point. Let's find the structure that fits! Each lesson is custom-designed, according to student! I look forward to addressing student-specific inquiries as well as further discuss your individual goals and scheduling preferences! 


How did you get started teaching?

The product of lifelong educators, I received my " Tutoring Children and Youth " certification prior to entering University. My coaching career started over 22 years ago as a collegiate scholar, thriving in elite performance groups, working with middle school and high school students and grew, exponentially, from there! I've been blessed to put in a lot of hard work with some of the finest educators in the the country, including learning under Byron Stripling, who played Louis Armstrong in a jazz film as well as Director of Jazz Studies; Will Campbell, former Musical Director for the great Harry Connick, Jr.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with elementary-aged students, preparing for Advanced Institutes of Higher Learning/Private Performance School auditions to coaching one of the world's most talented, current CNN anchors. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am honored to have coached the current reigning Miss Oklahoma who recently placed 3rd in Miss America. I served as her coach from the age of 15-20. Along her journey, she earned the title of Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen, prior to her win of Miss Oklahoma, post-high-school. 


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

Never be afraid to ask questions. Seek to understand your role and the roles of all the mentors and teachers in your life. How do you serve them? How do they serve you? Be willing to put in the work and be prepared to reap the BEAUTIFUL benefits! 


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

What are your specific, short-term and long-term goals? Who do you aspire to be like and why? What do you think it takes to get there?