Rashida Bryant aka “ShidaDiva”

Specializing in:

- Vocal Performance
- Melody / Lyric Writing
- Song Writing / Arrangement
- Creativity / Inspiration
- Career Advice
- Working with Other Artists
 

 


Rashida Bryant is an incredible singer with a rich, soulful, powerful voice and four-octave range AND a mastery of all musical styles. A native Philadelphian, she grew up listening to all kinds of music and developed a deep love for R&B and jazz music at an early age. At the tender age of 18, she studied voice performance at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory where she discovered a love of classical music and opera. In the summer of 2004, she took a chance and auditioned for an local R&B band in New York City - where she was immediately invited to join them on their US tour. For the past 14 years, Rashida has performed and toured with various major recording artists, several musical theater productions, major concerts, and is now a highly sought-after international recording session artist. After accomplishing so much in her career, she has decided to put herself in center stage by writing songs for her untitled debut EP, to be released in the Fall of 2019.

…”Developing talent in others is extremely important to me, and that’s why I devote my spare time to teaching voice to singers and shaping artists with musical aspirations of their own. Giving back is something that I’ve always been very passionate about and this is my way of showing my appreciation for all of the gifts that music has given me. My teaching philosophy is one of “different methods for different people. Everyone learns differently so when I’m working with my students, I’m very aware that what may work for some may not work for all. My firm yet nurturing approach to teaching has helped many students grow and become better singers than they ever thought they could be. The most amazing thing about being a mentor is seeing the recognition and understanding come over the faces of my students. Knowing that they get it and they are just as passionate about their own growth and development is priceless…”