Professionals

Adrian Wilson

Professional Singer

Adrian Wilson was already an established singer, but wanted to have more control over his voice. That’s when he came to Terri.

Adrian recently had his first worldwide single release, All Consuming Fire.

Jessica Jarrell

Jessica Jarrell is a popular R&B/Pop singer.

Jessica Jarrell started her career in the spotlight as a child model and is currently releasing music on iTunes. She honed her singing technique years before becoming a star, singing in Terri’s Songfests.

“Thank you Terri for helping me find my own voice and for showing me all that I can do with it. You have always challenged me to be my vocal best. Thank you…You are amazing!”

Tara Strong

Actress/Singer

What a treat yesterday, Terri. I cannot stop thinking about the vocal breakthrough!! E.G. came over tonight and was sharing how exciting it was when she had those breakthrough moments. You are truly so gifted. Life changing. So grateful for you!

E.G. Daily

American voice actress and musician

E.G. came to Terri from other, more famous teachers and stayed. Later, while doing The Voice, she came back for Terri’s exercises and coaching. Her two daughters, Tyson & Hunter Soloman, both in the music industry, studied with Terri also.

“I have studied with many voice teachers on my journey. Terri Weiss is one of the best. She knows the voice and understands the instrument being an incredible singer herself . I would and have recommended her to anyone!”

E.G.  is an American voice actress and musician, who is best known for voicing Tommy Pickles in Rugrats and its spin-off All Grown Up!, Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls, Rudy Tabootie in ChalkZone, and Private Isabel “Dizzy” Flores in Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles.

Dakota Fanning

Actress/Singer

Dakota’s manager sent her to Terri at age 10 to learn to sing for a charity event in New York. After studying every day, two weeks later she did a fabulous job. She returend to Terri later to study for her role in Houndog.

Dakota rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance at age seven in the 2001 film I Am Sam. Her performance earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight in 2002, making her the youngest nominee in history. As a child actress, she went on to appear in high-profile films such as Man on Fire (2004), War of the Worlds (2005) and Charlotte’s Web (2006).

Elle Fanning

Actress/Singer

Elle sang with Terri when she was six with her sister, Dakota. She loved performing, even then.

“Terri made learning to sing so much fun for us. She is a great teacher and we are so happy we found her.”

Elle is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, and as Aurora in 2014′s Maleficent. 

Lindsey Haun

Actress/Singer

Lindsey started with Terri at age 9. As a teen, she sang opera and pop in the movie, Get to the Heart, and then country in Broken Bridges. Recently, she was a regular on True Blood. She’s now directing on top of writing, singing, and having a successful acting career!

“Because of Terri I can sing all styles. Thank you Terri for everything. I love you.”

Lindsey was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her role in the 2000 Disney Channel original movie The Color of Friendship as Mahree Bok, and has starred in the film Broken Bridges, for which she also recorded a portion of the soundtrack.

Mary Bogue

Vocalist

“It seemed insurmountable…

The daunting challenge of actually singing live with a mic in front of a crowd, and not at home with my hand-held shower head where I always sounded pretty okay, might have stopped me dead in my tracks if not for Terri Weiss. Terri is a magician of sorts. I left my first session with her, and like a whooped noodle, climbed into the car and wondered if I had what it would take to really sing. The second time I went to study with her, it was no better. I was exhausted. It left me seriously doubting myself. Thankfully, Weiss encouraged me to return and I did; thankful for her persistence and believing in my new venture.
Without a cape of glittering stars, Weiss transforms the possibilities to probabilities. She has no magic wand or top hat, but nonetheless pulls the best you out of yourself – if you do the work. If you’re even thinking about giving voice to your dream of singing, don’t wait. There’s a good reason her studio is booked with such great sounding talent of all ages. Everyone likes a magic show, and Terri Weiss is a sorceress.
Terri, thank you for your brilliant insight and talent. You are no slight-of-hand talent, you’re all hands on! I wouldn’t be here without you. By the way, was that a white rabbit that just ran by?”

Low Low Jones

band

“Terri, you are the best and I miss you lots!” – Tawny Summer (Lead Vocalist)

“This band truly would not have been possible without your guidance & amazing teaching. Thanks for not letting us quit!!” – Dean Parra (Guitar Player/Vocalist)

Akosua Busia

Ghanaian actress, film director, author and songwriter

“I refused to sing in public, but since taking singing classes with Terri, I have sung before a president, a king, and many in-between, but the biggest blessing is Terri having shown me how to sing in my own voice. No one else’s, only the best of mine!”

Karla Kelly

Singer

“I had studied with quite a few different people over the years and had already been sing professionally for a while when I came to study with Terri. Ever since then I have told many people the same thing…Terri is the one who really taught me how to SING!!

Before studying with her I was afraid of losing my voice, afraid of doing things “wrong” and not sure what to do that was “right.” I had lost my voice once on a gig once and couldn’t sing for a week. Also I really didn’t know how to truly use my voice nor did I have any idea what I was capable of.

Studying with Terri I learned all of that. I learned how to really use and stretch my voice… and how to do it correctly so that I never hurt anything.

The 2 compliments that I get most often when singing, are how much stamina and power I have with my voice (I regularly sing 6 nights a week, 4 hours a night and my voice never gets tired) and how versatile I am with the styles I sing. I attribute both of those abilities to having studied with Terri.

To put it simply Terri is a wonderful vocal coach. She doesn’t ever make you feel bad or like you can’t do something. I truly believe she could teach anyone to sing. And make them feel great about themselves the entire time.

I have made my living as a singer for years now and I have great confidence that I can sing anything thanks to Terri.”

Renee Olstead

Actress/Singer

Warner Bros. recording jazz artist and television star, Renee Olstead studied with Terri from age 9 on.

“Terri has always supported me in finding my own style and has never tried to mold me into a cookie-cutter vocalist. I use her vocal workout tapes before performances and find that they give me much strength and confidence. Thanks Terri! I look forward to all my lessons!”

Renee is best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms Still Standing as Lauren Miller and The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Madison Cooperstein. In addition, she has recorded four studio albums.

Darcy Rose

Actress/Singer

Darcy Rose Byrnes is working with Terri now. Not only does she sing in many languages, but she also writes and plays piano.

“Terri Weiss is an amazing teacher. She has really helped me find “my” voice. Terri pushes me to be my best,  but also always stresses “safety” first. And she’s a wonderful person. What can I say…I’m a fan!”

Darcy is best known for her roles as Abby Carlton Newman on The Young and the Restless and Penny Scavo on Desperate Housewives. She is currently the speaking and singing voice of Princess Amber in Sofia the First.

David Rosales

Singer

David Rosales came to Terri a heavy rocker in Silent Treatment. He’s now singing with a sweeter sound in his album, Along the Way.

“I came to Terri having a couple key issues with my voice: control and power.  She welcomed me with open arms, a nurturing heart and the ability to work on exactly what I needed.  Over the course of a year-and-a-half, she worked me over pretty well.  Each session was always encouraging, loose and fun.  Terri never tried to mold me into any one particular style.  She enhanced what I brought to the table – reinforcing my hard work outside of our sessions with an eagerness to push me further and applaud when I reached our goals.  I wouldn’t be nearly the singer I am today without my time with Terri.”

Reminiscent of artists such as Ryan AdamsAmos Lee, and Brett Dennen, David Rosales shakes things up on his 2014 sophomore solo EP, Along the Way, with a broad sonic palate rooted in American country, folk & blues.

Aria Summer Wallace

Singer/Performer

Aria came to Terri as a tiny tyke, studying for years. As a teen, she decided to give up her television/movie career to go to Nashville where she’s become a songwriter/performer.

 She is best known for her guest role as Amanda “Mandy” Valdez on the hit Nickelodeon comedy-sitcom iCarly, and also well known for her role as Roxy Hunter in the four Nickelodeon Original Movies of the same name.

Austin Powell

Singer

Austin Powell has a six octave range which astonishes even Terri. He’s now working on his first solo EP, performing and producing everything!

Since moving to Los Angeles, Austin has worked to discover the musical influences on his sound. Amidst this searching, he has played  music live at venues across town, such as the House of Blues, the Mint, Whisky a Go Go, Busby’s, the Fifty-Seven, Universal Studios, Vitello’s, and others.

Claudia Lee

Singer/Performer

“Terri was my first vocal coach when I arrived in Los Angeles.  She was instrumental in providing me techniques that I still use to this day.  Her love of music and outlook on life is infectious and her passion for music is riveting.  I thank her for guiding me and empowering me with tools that will carry me through life.  Terri is an amazing person to work with, and she makes you feel welcome and comfortable.  Most importantly, she is willing to share her years of experience and her tremendous gift of music with others, and in every lesson that she teaches!”

Hunter Daily

Actress/Singer/Dancer

Hunter Daily is a 20 year old actress and singer from Los Angeles California. She is the daughter of actress and voice-over star EG Daily and poker player Richard Salomon. In childhood she stared in several school musicals including Footloose, Grease, and Bugsy Malone. Her first significant on camera role was in 2004 in a short called Stop That Cycle. Since then she worked on several other projects including the new HBO series Billions and Dear Eleanor directed by actor and director Kevin Connolly.

Hunter Daily is an actress, known for Stop That Cycle (2004), Second Chance Christmas(2014) and Dear Eleanor (2015).

Ry Bradley

Singer

“I think you are an incredibly talented woman and a great teacher. You’ve helped me so much, not just with voice, but also with your perspective. I think we’ve had some great lessons as well as some great laughs. I hope all is going well with your compositions and everything else in your life. Thanks for the inspiration Terri.”

Jeanne Pisano

Vocalist

“Terri Weiss is the best vocal teacher/coach in the business!  Anyone who asks me about how to sing is sent directly to Terri and after their first lesson call and thank me for the referral.  Nobody does it better!”

Lori Donato

Singer – Pianist – Entertainer – Musician
Vocal and Performance Coach
Recording Artist
Songwriter

“Terri Weiss is a fantastic inspirational voice teacher! Her techniques and methods have helped me overcome several bad singing habits and brought me to all levels of good vocal production. I highly recommend her!”

Lori Donato is an internationally known singer, pianist, entertainer, musician, vocal and performance coach based in Los Angeles, California.  As a spirited, charming and versatile performer, she maintains a busy live music schedule in clubs, lounges, hotels, cabarets and concert venues throughout Southern California.Playing the audience as skillfully as the piano, singer/musician Lori Donato brings an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, torch, standards and popular song to the stage.The energetic and amiable Ms. Donato creates a warm, comfortable room, with plenty of lively audience interaction. Weaving together torch songs, ballads, show tunes and plenty of fun repartee, Lori’s act is must-see entertainment

Evonne Rivera

Singer

“Terri has been my singing teacher on and off for about 15 years now! When I attended music school, I tired out a couple of other singing teachers that were recommended to me, but their techniques and style weren’t the same. Terri is incomparable! She truly cares about her students and helping them reach their potential and more. She has become not only my singing teacher but a mentor as well. Her teachings and support have helped me develop a level of courage and confidence that still surprises me when I sing and perform. She will always have my highest of recommendations. Thank you Terri!”

Liana Faith

Professional Singer

“You are the greatest and I only learned everything from the best and it’s you!!!”

Rhiannon Wryn

actress/singer

“Terri is an amazing singing teacher! I have 2 daughters ages 10 and 5 and they both love working with Terri. Terri is a loving, patient and encouraging teacher who teaches with lots of positive reinforcement.”

Hunter Wryn

Singer/Performer

“Terri is an amazing singing teacher! I have 2 daughters ages 10 and 5 and they both love working with Terri. Terri is a loving, patient and encouraging teacher who teaches with lots of positive reinforcement.”

Monet Bagneris

Singer

“I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the advice and vocal training you have provided me over the years!  Your training has given me the confidence to know that there is NO such thing as a challenging song and that I can tackle anything by just going for it! You are an amazing woman and I thank God for putting you in my life!”

Luciano Rauso

Singer/Actor

“Thank you so much for everything you have done for our son Luciano. You have increased his range and depth several octaves since we have been coming to you. You have also increased his self-confidence an and stage presence to incredible proportions. Luciano has been performing professionally for three years; since he has joined your studio his reviews have been spectacular. God has given him a gift and you are nurturing it.” – Shawnett Rauso

“Thank you for making studio time fun time. I always look forward to seeing you and Toy. You make learning fun and exciting. You have taught me many things regarding voice safety and life lessons. I truly cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings.”

Natalya Phillips

Singer

“My nine year-old daughter, Natalya looks forward to singing with Terri each week with great excitement. Though Natalya has had vocal instruction from a variety of sources since age 4, she has blossomed under Terri’s tutelage. Terri’s dynamic and progressive teaching style, an instinctual, unabridged comprehension of all aspects of music and her unique, nurturing guidance make Terri a priceless and vital component for singers of any age or experience level.”