My name is Tanis. I am a qualified teacher and specialist classroom music teacher, professionally singing and songwriting for over 20 years. I play and teach acoustic guitar and flute and have performed across Sydney, the Gold Coast and "beyond" as a solo artist, in duos and bands alongside some wonderful & talented musicians.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Contemporary Music and Multimedia Design at SCU and Graduate Diploma of Education (Middle Years), a qualified Classroom Music Teacher and Choir director. My small schools choir were placed first in the 2019 Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod and my Senior Choir took home first place at the 2015 Gold Coast Eisteddfod!
*I hold a Working With Children check, exp. 2024
I am now taking on new students for 2020 in the Coffs Harbour/Bellingen region.
Please contact me if you would like to be on the waiting list.
I have 10 years experience working as a private music tutor to children and beginners aged 3-adult and additional experience with kid's working as a teacher's aide and child carer - I also taught Music to children in Zaragoza, Spain.
First place awarded to my choir from Bonville PS at the 2019 Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod.
Choir Director for the Senior Choir at Tallebudgera State School taking home first place at the 2015 Gold Coast Eisteddfod!
My first album 'Enchanted Celtic Fairy Pop' was produced with the collaboration of Producer Daniel Phillip Golightly of Red Ferret Studios which can be purchased at iTunes.
2018 - “Seidr” short film key cast (The Valkyrie) https://filmfreeway.com/SeidrFilm
2010 - Cameo film role "The Unjudged" - high school ghost student who plays the flute. Flute composition incorporated into film.....
2009 - Just finished collaborating (backing vocals and flute) with MC Kean for his debut solo hip hop album "Universal Language "http://www.myspace.com/commanderkean
2008 - Collaboration with FYNAN from Essex on his 'Rolling Ball EP' - 6 tracks recorded in studios in Byron Bay and Sydney. Flute and harmonies on 'Rolling Ball' track. Visit .. FYNAN.. for a listen...
2008 - TANIS band support act for Mental As Anything at Helensburgh ....
January 2008 - Three of my tunes (The Gingerbread Girl Flamenco Remix, Every Bird and Dream Keeper) feature on a chick surf safari adventure DVD to the Maldives - 'To Surf With Love' (can be viewed at Curl Magazine Website http://www.curl.co.nz/curl-stuff/curl-tv/ or Catch That Wave Productions http://www.catchthatwave.com/films.php)
June 2004 - I was invited to play at the 2004 NXNE 10th Anniversary Music Festival & Conference in Toronto CANADA 2004. I was 1 of 3 Australians who performed at the festival and was one of the 400 acts chosen out of over 1900 bands.
2003 - My soulful and blues/rockin' tune 'Shine' was awarded an honorable mention in the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Only a small percentage of the thousands of entries recieved are recognized with this award.. The judges felt that this song was among the best entered into the Contest.
2003 - My celtic song 'Witch' gained airplay with FBI Radio, Sydney
February 1999 - My successful girl duo DOLLSHAY (alongside Mandi Jarry www.mandijarry.com) auditioned and were chosen to appear on the series "Starstruck" on Channel 9.
- 'Lothlorien' was written and sung in the Elven language created by J.R.R Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings.