Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of The Vocal Academy

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they’re united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families in the North Valley!

All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together® Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.

photo Tenaia Sanders, Center Director

Tenaia Sanders is an Established Singer, Multi-Platinum Published Songwriter, and Master Vocal Instructor, originally from Chicago, IL with 20+ years of experience in the Entertainment Industry and Teaching. She signed her first record deal when she was 18 years old, and has since then, written, recorded, and produced vocals for several major record companies, including but not limited to; Motown, Universal Music Group, Priority/Interscope, Zomba, Tee Vee Toons, and JYP Entertainment (Korea). She has been featured on songs with artists like Pit Bull, Lil Jon, and many more! She has been nominated for a Soul Train "Lady of Soul" award. She has also been an ongoing member of The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1996, and has won several ASCAP Plus Awards for songwriting. 

Tenaia also teaches The Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program (RCM) Voice Curriculum. Her students have been honored by The Royal Conservatory of Music for earning The National Gold Medal for the Highest Assessment Scores in the United States of America!!! She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She offers private lessons and group classes for Singing, Songwriting, and Artist Developement in two locations: TenaiaS Voice Studio, Woodland Hills, CA  & Valencia, CA 

For more information on pricing and availability for private lessons, please visit www.thevocalacademy.net