Checking in with Tatum Lynn
Tatum Lynn teaches voice lessons and Music for Little Mozart piano lessons at Music Maker Workshops. A vibrant ray of positivity we are so proud to have Tatum on our faculty. Let's hear about her musical journey...
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When did you realize you loved to sing?
I finally realized singing was an important part of my life when I was asked to sing the National Anthem at an Arizona Cardinals game when I was a sophomore in high school. It was a day I would never forget and I wanted to relive that moment on the stage over and over again. I felt noticed!
When did you start singing and making music?
I like to tell people I have been singing before I could talk! I started writing my own songs in the beginning of high school and released originals my senior year. I love to both write songs myself, and co-write with other artists.
Who produced your music?
I have produced music with several famous producers all the way from Los Angeles to Minneapolis. The producers I worked with also produced songs for Pink, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, Celine Dion and many more amazing artist.
What is your favorite single?
My favorite single that I released was “Now U See Me Now U Don’t.” It was a song that I originally co-wrote for Disney Channel, but decided it should be on my album. It is full of fun, pop lyrics with a rock vibe. The music video was my favorite.
After your singles landed in the charts what changed in your life?
My life changed fast. Right away I began to tour and promote my single by visiting radio stations and opening up for different bands around the United States.
What surprised you about being a professional singer and performer?
How busy you become! I spent months traveling to different states interviewing and performing. Some nights I even had to sleep in the car due to over night driving and how busy I was.
What was a performance moment you'll never forget?
I will always remember my visit and performance in Pennsylvania. I opened up for Why Don’t We, and performed in front of an audience of 6,000 people. They all held up a flashlight during my song, “I’m The Dancer Now.” It was the most beautiful thing.
Can you tell us about the non-profit Music as Therapy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company that you founded?
Who is your inspiration and why?
Musically, my inspiration is Justin Timberlake. He is a quadruple threat with his singing, songwriting, dancing and acting. I always wanted to do all four just like him. Because of him, I chased and concurred my dreams of being a performer that sings , song-writes, dances and acts.
We are thrilled to have on our faculty at MMW. What is your favorite thing about teaching?
My FAVORITE is when I walk through something with my students and I see what I taught clicked with them. For example, when my student is wanting to sing a higher note, I walk them through the steps of getting there and they finally realize the placement they need to hit that note. Makes me SO happy.
What fun things do you do in the classroom to engage young children?
I love playing games that involve music and growth in learning music. I also like to not only focus on just singing, but performing.
What has brought you the most joy in the last couple of years?
My rewarding job of teaching children at MMW and the marriage to my husband last March! Oh, and I can’t forget my puppy Flyer (:
To sign up for lessons with Ms. Tatum:
Call us at the studio at 480-706-1224 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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