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Tara Simon Studios is a premiere, full service performing arts studio in Smyrna GA. We offer Private coaching & workshop classes for adults & children. Call today to book a private tour of our studio and meet our coaches. Family discounts available!

Our coaches are well-rounded, business-savvy, working professionals that will provide you with professional & proven techniques to transform your unique talents into a rewarding career.

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Tara Simon

Vocal | Intermediate Piano | Songwriting | Artist Development

$75 per half hour | $125 per hour


Tara has performed at a wide array of notable venues, released several hit Singles on iTunes and has performed for A-list celebrities Simon Cowell, Sugarland, Brittney Spears, Justin Bieber, and L.A. Reid. In 2012 Tara was selected as one of the top 24 vocalists on the X Factor. After her first audition, Simon Cowell said with a smile, “I believe we’ve only scratched the surface of what you’re capable of.

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Lauren Cibene

Administrative Assistant | Videographer | Editor


Lauren Cibene graduated with a BA in Film and Television Production with an emphasis in producing and business management. As a producer, she raised and managed over $65,000 in the course of her academic filmmaking career to finance several award-winning short films that have screened at festivals around the world. With her love of logistics and passion for the arts, she helps keep Tara Simon Studios operating smoothly and efficiently. Lauren also utilizes her background in film production and marketing to highlight the talented students in TSS. She appreciates creativity, coffee, a good sense of humor, and artistic efforts to raise awareness about global problems. On any given day at Tara Simon Studios, you’ll most likely find Lauren on the phone coordinating students, emailing our coaches internet memes, or shooting promotional footage of our students in our state of the art recording studio.

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Deborah Bowman

Vocal | Acting | Songwriting | Artist Development

$60 per half hour | $90 per hour


This multi-talented dynamo has been thrilling people of all ages worldwide with her appealing song styles and unmatched acting skills. Whether belting out Broadway and big band ballads or softly seducing you with sultry standards, Ms. Bowman always delivers memorable musical moments that keep people coming back for more. Deborah Bowman is an incomparable must-see performer. Deborah began playing piano and singing in the gospel church from an early age. With a BA focus on classical Theater and Dance from University of Alabama, she relocated to New York City in 1999 and began a professional career in entertainment. Bowman soon found herself on stage performing nationwide in Cameron Mackintosh’s first National Tour of Oliver! Some of Bowman’s stage credits include: Chicago (Velma Kelly), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Sweeney Todd (Beggar woman), Shout! (Orange Girl) and Evita. Ms. Bowman can be seen on television portraying the role of Beth DeSilva [fashion editor} in Ugly Betty. She has appeared in several major motion pictures including, “Julie and Julia” and “Its Complicated” with Meryl Streep, and Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2”.

Emily Barnes

Acting | Voice-Overs | Music & Movement

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Emily graduated with honors from Brenau University in 2011 with a BA in Theatre Performance and was selected to represent the Georgia Theatre Alliance as part of the 2010-2011 Repertory Company. Emily is signed to People Store, a top Atlanta talent agency, and is a working professional in all avenues of the business including stage, film, TV, commercials and voice-overs. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel, Lifetime Movie Network and landed numerous roles on screen for companies such as The Home Depot, Havertys, Verizon Wireless, and Comcast Communications.

Heather Statham

Vocal | Beginner Piano | Acting

$50 per half hour | $80 per hour


Heather began her training in her native home of Griffin Georgia. As a student of The Dance Academy and Studio “D” School of Dance, her love of dance and the performing arts was realized and nurtured at an early age. In addition to her training in ballet, tap and jazz, her talent and passion for musical theater landed her with the Griffin Footlight Players. As a result, she was featured in such performances as The Music Man, Pool’s Paradise, A Christmas Carol and The Miracle WorkerShe continued her love of the performing arts in her studies at Brenau University, majoring in Business Administration and Arts Management.

Matt Heath

Producer l Engineer l Songwriting l Bass Guitar

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In the fall of 2004, three friends joined Matt at his home in Atlanta and formed a band called I Nine. They all lived in Matt’s one bedroom apartment writing and performing out as much as they could; all while Matt was finishing his degree.
In February of 2005, I Nine played the opening set at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. Matt paid $20.00 to purchase the live recording the sound engineer had made thinking it would be a “ nice thing to have for the ride home”. Not thinking much of it they passed this to their producer at the time and within 2 weeks they were taking meetings with major labels in New York City. Within 3 months time they garnered a deal with major label J/RCA Records, headed up by Clive Davis.

Amy Dixon

Guitar | Vocal | Beginner Piano | Acting

$40 per half hour | $70 per hour


Amy studied Performing Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). During this time she also served as a founding member of Fabrefaction Theatre Company, located in midtown Atlanta. This launched a six-year intensive dive into the world of Musical Theatre. Some of her most notable roles include: Cinderella in “Into The Woods”, Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Miss Dorothy in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, and Cosette in “Les Misérables”.

Alfredo Fernandez

Flute | Piccolo | Recorder

$35 per half hour | $60 per hour

Alfredo Fernandez has been an active flutist for the past 25 years. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Florida State University, where he studied flute performance with the late Charles Delaney. While at FSU, he was principal piccolo of the Wind Symphony and FSU Symphony Orchestra, as well as being principal flute of the FSU Symphonic Band on their 1999 tour of the Southeastern United States. He also held the position of Vice-President of the FSU Flute Association for 2 years.

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