Pianist | Composer | Producer

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Tenaya on SoundBetter

I'm a full-time piano composer, singer and songwriter. I specialize in composing a wide variety of piano compositions and vocal harmonies for demo tracks, commercials and full productions. I utilize my own state-of-the-art studio to create and finalize your desired outcome in a time efficient manner.

Music is my first love. I have 34 years experience as a piano composer. I can create and compose tracks for any genre of music for your movie, video, commercial, relaxing massage cd, song and more. This includes, but not limited to, a variety of piano, synthesizer, vocal, strings, brass and woodwind instruments and beats. In 1999, I experienced my very first recording with Loren Lawner, violinist from the band Jefferson Starship. Since then I have worked in L.A., the Bay Area and Hawaii with various artists and music producers.

I am truly passionate and take pride in my work. I'm 100% committed through the process and genuinely care about bringing your project(s) to life. I absolutely thrive from new challenges and give each client my creative BEST for their projects. I'm truly looking forward to collaborating with other musicians and artists to help them with their musical endeavors.

* Prices will vary depending on the complexity of the project*
**SATISFACTION GUARANTEED** or your money back

Software: Logic Pro X
Keyboard: Yamaha DGX-650 Portable Grand

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8 Reviews

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  1. Review by David S.

    Did a good job with my song and was quick with turnaround on the song and revisions. Addressed all tweaks well and friendly and polite to work with.

  2. Review by loren l.

    VERY nice results working with Tenaya..The piano track she added was spot on and added a very nice flavor to the track.. I will definitely be utilizing her talent on future tracks.. Easy to work with and good vibe all around..

  3. Review by Anthony A.

    I've worked with Tenaya on a previous project where she added amazing underlying piano tracks that helped emphasize the melody that made a huge difference in the final product. She has a knack for just "getting it" the first time which makes the process much more enjoyable and affordable. For this track she provided some harmonies for vocals which also made a big difference. I highly recommend her for piano tracks and any type of harmonies whether vocal or piano. Thanks Tenaya!

  4. Review by Jillian H.

    Tenaya is the best! Incredibly easy to work with, very talented and very flexible re: timelines. I had a lot going on and she worked with me and didn’t pressure at all which was awesome. LOVE the music she composed for me.

  5. Review by Taylor Barefoot
    by Taylor Barefoot

    As a producer who has had experience recording Tenaya multiple times as both a vocalist and on piano, I can 1000% attest not only to her complete attention to detail, flexibility, range and easygoing cooperative attitude but her incredible ability to surprise you with a classically trained level of musicianship with the fire of emotional energy needed to really make songs POP! She is a great (not so secret now) weapon for making tracks stand out in the very muddy waters of the industry.

  6. Review by Loren
    by Loren

    Tenaya has an original, heartfelt tone which was perfect for my rock project. Her improvs were on point and she was able to get the feeling I wanted for my song. Her passion for her work is undeniable. I can't wait to work with her again for my next project!

  7. Review by Shobhan Smash
    by Shobhan Smash

    We worked with Tenaya several years ago. She was professional, thorough and fun to work with. Would love to work with her again. Thanks Tenaya

  8. Review by Phil Bellante
    by Phil Bellante

    I worked with Tenaya in the studio last year for several songs. Her work ethic, focus and ability to find the right piano / synth sound for my songs in a short amount of time (mainly 1st takes) was amazing to watch. Not to mention it saved me a lot of money by her being able to dial it in right away with very little direction. Her vocal harmonies also added a lot of soul and another dimension to the songs bourbon and bitters, missing you, so far away, and me and you. I believe she has them posted here for reference. I will be working with her again and highly recommend her for any project.

Interview with Tenaya

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I'm currently working on a piano piece I wrote along with lyrics, about loved ones who have passed on, but that are still very much alive in us....It's called "Alive In Me" and I'm handing in off to an amazing vocalist. I will be recording her vocals then producing the song.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: My promise to my clients is that I can guarantee 100% satisfaction, every time or their money back.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: Being in a constant state of creativity.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: Listen to your body, take breaks when needed and listen with fresh ears.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: I generally work on folk, rock, soulful r&b and original soundtrack compositions.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I believe my strongest skill, on piano, is being able to nail the feeling of what the client wants for their project and for vocals, being able hear harmonies automatically.

Mashup by Tenaya

I was the Mixing Engineer, Singer, Songwriter and Pianist in this production

Terms Of Service

Recording Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm (US Central Time.) Turn around time depending on the project, can be two business days to one weeks with two free revisions. $50/revision after that.

Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Kontakt 5
  • Rode NT1A Microphone
  • heavy weighted 88 keys Yamaha keyboard
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