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Instructors

Max Foster

Private Guitar | Private Piano | Private Ukulele

Max Foster is an accomplished instrumentalist, vocalist, beat-boxer, and arranger. He first began playing music when he joined his elementary school band to play trumpet. Since then, he has studied and performed a wide range of music, including classical music, rock and pop, jazz, musical theater, and choral music.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Northern Arizona University, where he directed the school’s coed a cappella group and sang with the renowned Shrine of the Ages Choir in New York City, Bulgaria, and Istanbul.

Teaching Days:  Tuesday | Thursday | Saturday

Wendy Roman

Private Voice | Private Acting

Wendy has over 20 years experience in musical theatre. She has 12 years experience on Broadway, 7 years teaching Music and Drama as well as directing. Wendy served on the board of directors and is the former musical director for the North Valley Playhouse.

Teaching Days: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Cassidy Hilgers

Private Voice

Cassidy was born into a rockin’ family where Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell were constantly blaring throughout the house. These rockers were her early inspirations as she grew into the musician she is today. Cassidy first started hitting the stage in seventh grade where she starred in musicals, such as, Anything Goes, Hairspray, and Wicked. Throughout junior high and high school she rocked the alto section in the mixed choir and jazz choir. Later on, Cassidy picked up her older sisters Ibanez acoustic guitar and started teaching herself the ways of rock, blues, and jazz! After getting accepted into the singer/songwriter program at Berklee College of Music and not having the funds to attend, Cassidy decided to go on her own musical journey in her hometown of Mesa, Arizona. She started an all-girls blues/rock/jazz band, called Sister Lip.

She has had the privilege of touring across the United States and Canada, played festivals, such as, Apache Lake Music Festival and McDowell Mountain Music Festival, has performed at the Musical Instrument Museum twice, and has recorded a six song debut EP at STEM Studio entitled, “Thanks for the Mondays.” Sister Lip was crowned the “Hardest Working Band” from YabYum Music and Arts in 2014. While Cassidy is still writing and performing with Sister Lip, she sings with Mesa Community College’s Jazz Combo, plays guitar and sings harmonies for a local indie band, Field Tripp, rocks out in the funk/jam band, Jay Allan and The Uncommon Good and even works on her own solo project as well. To say the least, Cassidy is super stoked to be apart of the VOICES community as a Vocal Instructor and looks forward to teaching!

Teaching Days: Monday | Wednesday | Thursday

Tavit Tashjian

Private Piano

The young Armenian pianist, Tavit Tashjian is already beginning to carve a name for himself as a very bright new star on the musical horizon. Tavit is already receiving numerous accolades and his performances have been noted to be “brilliant” and “energetic and virtuosic”.

He attended Indiana University South Bend being part of the world renowned Toradze piano studio, and continued studying at Arizona State University under Caio Pagano. Since that time, he has appeared in many solo recitals and as guest artist with orchestras throughout Europe and the United States. Recent engagements have seen him perform with Roanoke Symphony, Lima Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, and Mission Chamber orchestras.

Teaching Days: Tuesday | Friday

Katie Harney

Private Voice

Katie began studying Speech Level Singing at the age of 5. She has worked with several expert vocal instructors throughout the U.S. to perfect her craft. Even after earning an Advertising degree from Northern Arizona Universty, singing has remained a natural gift and significant form of expression in her life. Her years of knowledge and experience continue to develop and now foster through teaching. Katie takes a personalized learning approach to all her students. While catering to each singers needs, she ensures a healthier technique without eliminating the unique qualities of the voice.

Teaching Days: Tuesday | Friday | Saturday

Front Desk Hours

Mon-Thu: 2:30pm-8pm
Fri: 2:30pm-7pm
Sat: 9am-2pm
Sun: Closed

Voices Music & Acting Studio

Serving Scottsdale,
Paradise Valley, Cave Creek,
Fountain Hills, and Phoenix!

16674 N 91st St, Suite D-102
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(p) 480.905.4102 (f) 602.513.7454
E-mail: info@voicesstudio.com

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