Seepersaud Studios is a privately-owned music studio located at 501 E Tennessee St., Tallahassee Florida.
Chris and Therese Seepersaud are versatile, passionate and caring teachers that specialize in holistic music lessons. They began with two students in 2009 studying voice and guitar...
Now "Seep Studios" is expanding with over 40 students who are thriving in their musical fields! As a teaching team, we aim to make independent, highly successful musicians who have the proper tools to continue pursuing their musical dreams long after our journey together. In fact, some of our students are recording artists and touring musicians, such as Rachel Hillman, Josh Grimes, Lili Forbes, Jack Straub, and others. We have successfully prepared students for college-music entrance auditions and also teach pop, rock, jazz, and Indian music in a warm and personable academic environment.
Christopher is a professional guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He plays sitar, harmonium, tabla, piano, hand percussions, surbahar, sarod, and more! He is gifted at improvising in every genre.
"Seep" has played with grammy-nominated artists such as George Porter Jr. and Brian Stoltz of the Funky Meters, Le'Andria Johnson (Winner of Sunday Best), Aston Barrett (of The Wailers) and Kathy Burrell (grammy nominated songwriter and recording artist). He has been mentored and molded by many excellent musicians such as Clarence Seay (jazz), David Detweiler (jazz), Dr. Leo Welch (classical guitar), Perry Osborn (jazz guitar), Karin Ray (all styles of guitar and music literacy), Len Perry (guitar all styles), John Torelli (blues and rock guitar), Yaron Sarch (piano songwriting), Christopher Lowe & Lamar Simmons (contemporary gospel music), Gayatri Melkote (Hindustani Music), Prabha Bhaskar (Carnatic music), Steven Landsberg (eminent American Musicologist, sitar and surbahar player), Gowtam Gosh of Rabindra Bharati University, and the late Michael Bugter Van Loon, a prodigious classical pianist who died of a heart defect at the age of 28.
There are very few types of music Christopher hasn't delved into, which is part of what makes him a rare commodity as a music teacher. His gentle approach coupled with a fierce love for musical understanding allows for his students to feel immediately comfortable and learn what they need to. Christopher demonstrates a seasoned approach with step-by-step learning that's made fun and tailored to each individual student.
Therese is the youngest and only child of 7 children to be trained by her father, Richard Whichello (1932-2008) in clarinet, piano, voice, and music literacy. As a child she was a quick prodigy on the clarinet and then as a singer--her gift has always been brilliant sound production and a masterful ability to sight-read music. Therese's father was a touring musician, big band leader, composer, and ferocious musician. He is the reason for Therese's many musical gifts. Singing in over 30 groups and in 13 musicals before her mid 20's, her love for music led her to study the subject at NYU and FSU. Therese has performed with jazz musicians of the highest caliber, including legendary Clarence Seay, Leon Anderson, Barry Stephenson, Jamison Ross. She has recorded with gospel artists and led worship music at many Episcopal churches over the years.
Therese opened her own voice and piano studio during her studies at FSU. Her goal is to create a sense of mutual respect and open dialogue so that students can grow in their music and in themselves. She has an unusually deep understanding of the science of vocal production and can train ANYONE to sing from the very first lesson. Singers of the highest caliber can benefit from her healthy technique, near-perfect pitch, and fusion of classical and jazz styles. She has a special knack for children of any skill level, special-needs individuals, and advanced singers.