MUSIC IS A JOURNEY
Hi! My name is Tashaka, I am a Vocalist, Coach, Photographer, Business Owner and Campaigner based in Nottingham, UK.
This site brings my huge world together and gives you an insight into my life and love, passion and purpose. As humans, we are always learning and growing, for the better or worse, but one thing is for sure. Change is inevitable. My personal mission is to help and encourage people to work for the greater good, sing from the heart, live in every precious moment and dare to be different, in order to take that important step.
As a well accomplished vocalist with over 30 years of experience performing, I have been involved in many exciting projects. Having had the pleasure of touring most of the world with various pop artists such as Westlife, Misteeq and The Lighthouse Family to name a few, I aim to use my experience wether, singing or acting, on television or performing in the West End.. To inspire and develop others.
MUSIC & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Here are some of the past projects, performances, skills, and training experiences that make Tashaka such an interesting and creative music professional.
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts LTD (1988-1993)
West life, Lighthouse Family (Asia/Europe Tour 2002), Samantha Mumba, Misteeq (Uk Tour 2002), Miss Dynamite, Bellfire, Andrea Bocelli, Kenny Thomas, Nathan Moore, Jamelia, Princess, Peter Andre, Shayne Ward (Debut single) "Thats my Goal", Journey South, Russell Watson, G4, Take That and Leone Lewis (Debut single) "A moment like this", Paris Fashion Week (2016) - H&M Collection.
Music Videos: Jinny "Keep Warm", Samantha Mumba "Lately", Lonyo "Garage Girls", Zuccero "Baila", London Beat "Lover You Send Me Colours".
The Lion King (1999-2001), Smokey Joe's Cafe UK TOUR (1998-1999)
TV & FILM
TV: Eastenders (Lou-Lou 2003), Birds of a Feather, One Foot in the Grave / The Pit and the Pendulum, Hale and Pace, Uncle Jack
Film: Love Actually
Other appearances include: TOTP, Gmtv, Parkinson, CDUK, Party in the Park, Big Breakfast, The Word, Children in Need, Hit me baby one more time, This morning, T4 On The Beach, T in the park, Fully Booked, Glastonbury, Jules Holland, The Brits, Sky sports Awards, Paul O'Grady and The Record of the Year Awards, Road and Railway Safety films and The Underground.
LIVE PERFORMANCE & RECORDING
Tashaka also appears regularly alongside Iain palmer in the band function and party band 'Miles Harlem'. The band appear up and down the country playing weddings and functions alike, in venues and for clients such as: Belvoir castle - Nottinghamshire, Silverstone - Northamptonshire, Floridta -Soho London, Four Pillars Hotel Group, Toyota, The Resort Group, Experian, Warwick Castle, Langar Hall - Nottinghamshire To find out more about the band please visit for more information.
Scott Mills: Scott was in the process of putting together his show 'Scott Mills The Musical" for the Edinburough Music Festival in August 09. So Tashaka and husband Craig sent some song ideas in to Scott at Radio 1 after he requested that any listeners who had ideas for the show do so. Scott liked the 5 songs so much he played them a number of times on his show and referred to Tashaka an Craig as "our songwriters" stating they are very likely to be used in the show and requested "more like this please!"
Four of their songs including Scott's favourite 'The Scott Mills Musical - Opening Song' have been put on his web page at Radio 1 for listeners to re-play.
My aim is to share my skills, experience and artistry with others, helping to develop, style as an artist, technique as a vocalist and confidence and insight as a performer, so you can stand along side the best. Whether your goal is to perform professionally, prepare for an audition, work through grades, or you would just love to sing, I can help you achieve your goal, in a natural, fun and inspiring way!
I began teaching in 2005 and well as teaching privately I also teach in secondary schools in and around Nottinghamshire. Coaching vocalists from small groups and one on one, up to full choirs. I work on all aspects of singing and performance techniques, with pupils of all ages and abilities. I work on all aspects of singing and performance techniques, for pupils of all ages and abilities.
I will help you explore and develop your own voice at your own pace, in a safe, supportive, respectful environment. Learn skills such as, correct breathing, projection, voice control, expression, dynamics, improvisation, audition preparation, increased range, improved tone production and quality, microphone technique and how to overcome vocal obstacles, working on a wide variety of genres and vocal styles based around the needs of each individual pupil.
Lessons available in person, or via Skype.
I am fully CRB checked.
"The ceremony was supported by Tashaka (Craig Baumber on piano giving background vocals)… and I was doing reasonably ok until she started singing. Then I turned into a jibbering wreck." - Chris Giles Photograpy.
"Tashaka proved to raptured audiences just how brightly she sparkles, she is a natural, a true professional, with a flawless relaxed style." Orla Moore (EDP - Currently Senior Broadcast Journalist and Producer BBC News)
"Tashaka instantly made me feel at ease, she is so friendly and personable, yet also very professional and an amazing singer herself. Her teaching methods have brought me out of myself and enabled me to develop good singing habits (and break bad ones!). Most importantly she helps me to believe in myself!" - Jo Tilley
"I really looked forward to my lessons with T. With her guidance I think I became more confident in my ability, and using her techniques and expertise I managed to conquer some very difficult songs!" - Bethan Griffiths
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