Victoria Theodore, known as Pianist to the STARS, is also a Music Director, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Educator. She brings excellence, joy and camaraderie to every situation and will enhance your project, regardless of musical style. You will love working with her!
Victoria Theodore is a pianist, singer-songwriter, composer, music director, producer and teacher. She graduated from Oberlin College / Conservatory of Music and Stanford University.
She is on the creative team developing a musical about Marian Anderson, Created the Piano arrangement for the “National Anthem” for the 2020 NFL Kickoff Game, Co-Arranged / Orchestrated “America the Beautiful” for Super Bowl LIII, was Beyoncé’s pianist for Kobe Bryant’s Memorial, Music Director for Playbill’s Women in Theatre: A Centennial Celebration and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway.
Victoria joined Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour in 2016, after having been in Stevie Wonder’s touring band since 2007. She has traveled the world, performed for dignitaries such as President Obama, Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family, accompanied musical icons of every genre, is featured in Stevie's DVD "Live At Last", and is seen in the Oscar winning documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom". In 2013/2014, Victoria performed as keyboardist, singer, Co-Arranger, Assistant MD for the short-lived return of the Arsenio Hall Show.
Victoria is respected for her wide-ranging musical versatility and prowess. Her debut album of original music “Grateful” was released on September 1, 2015. Her band, EnSpirits, is a collaborative Alternative Jazz /R&B project with multi-hyphenate artist Dave Tweedie.
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Fellow creators! Yeah you! If you’re looking for stellar piano playing, don’t look any further. I’ve had the immense pleasure of trusting Victoria with my music and I’m happy to open up the reviews section, hoping to see it grow exponentially with time.
Victoria made my piano ballade shine, adding purpose and tastefullness to every lick and voicing put on top of the original arrangement.
I’ve got nothing more to say but, thank you Victoria!
Interview with Victoria Theodore
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am really excited and proud of the work I'm doing for the Marian Anderson musical. I'm proud to have toured with Stevie Wonder for so long and love working with Beyoncé. They're incredible.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm creating a musical based on the life of opera diva Marian Anderson, working on my band's debut album (EnSPirits), constantly bettering my skills.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dave Tweedie is an amazing producer, writer and multi-instrumentalist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whichever the job needs
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make people happy.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: People always want to know what it's like working for celebrity musicians. The answer? It's amazing...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm too busy
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always need to know what you're looking for, so I can attempt to meet your need.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to my work and if you like it, contact me! I'm kind, considerate, hardworking and professional.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Piano, drums, melodica, guitar, violin
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a classical pianist, learned to play jazz and pop, read music easily and can play virtually anything by ear. I work really hard, and love what I do. I've been playing since I was 2...
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I've worked with some of the most amazing people on the planet. I'd love to work with Bruno Mars, Lianne LaHavas, Laura Mvula, Imogen Heap, and other insanely talented people.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen and make the music special
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love and play all kinds of music, classical to R&B, jazz to pop, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to a track, ask questions about what the client is looking for and do my best to give them a performance they're thrilled by.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Macbook Pro, Logic Pro, Steinway piano, various keyboards, including Dexibell.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by artists who work in service to music, whether they're the band at the local bar, or superstars like Beyoncé or Stevie Wonder. My goal is to always be in service to music and to let my love for music shine.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm usually asked to provide piano and / or keyboard parts for songs.