Officially founded in 2013 in Portland, OR with just two students, The Tabor Studio has quickly grown to help of hundreds of students hone their music and performance skills. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2015, we expanded our offerings to include vocal recording, songwriting, and music production to a global audience via both online and in-person lessons.
The Tabor Studio is a safe space where all students are encouraged to explore and stretch their artistic abilities to the max. It is also an operation to empower people to connect with the world around them through their art. First and foremost in our teaching, we encourage students to feel comfortable and confident in expressing themselves. We hope that they learn to follow their instincts and learn to harness both their strengths and their weaknesses.
We believe that while learning technical skills is an important part of free expression, these skills do not overshadow the importance and need for self-acceptance and understanding. We also work hard to create an atmosphere of focus and discipline, providing insight and opportunities for our students to find work in the industry. We believe it is necessary for students to expand upon the work they do in lessons by fully acknowledging their craft through performance in front of others.
We hope that everyone leaves us with skill improvement and an invigorated sense of self-worth.
Jameson is the composer/co-creator of three fully-produced theatre works, and several others currently in creation mode. In 2010, he received recognition for his outstanding achievement through “The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival” as a composer, music director, and choreographer on the new children’s musical Annelie in the Depths of the Night, based on the popular Dutch novel of the same name by Imme Dros. This piece toured to 20+ schools in rural Oregon. His second new work, Masculism: The Mantastic Musical Experience, centered around the male identity in American society, was given a workshop production through the Pocket Playhouse in Eugene, Oregon. Jameson also wrote the sound score for an original, devised, movement-based adaptation of The Tempest, simply titled Tempest, which premiered at the same theater in 2012. Jameson is currently writing the music for an original musical, Broken Places, with friend and Eugene-based playwright Gregory Foote, that takes place in the aftermath of a fictional school shooting. He is also co-writing a semi-autobiographical musical entitled ReAwakening, which centers around the story of his uncle and co-author, Garry George Wilkes, and his struggle with dementia. He has composed original music for vocalists, pianists, marching bands, and other small chamber groups, and has arranged music for several a cappella groups, including NBC’s “The Sing-Off” second-season champions, “Committed.”
Music Directing credits include such shows as Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog, Footloose, Annelie in the Depths of the Night, School House Rock, and How to Eat Like A Child. He also served as the Director of Music at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Beaverton, OR for three years, directing an incredibly versatile choir and band in many styles of music including rock, hip-hop, gospel, and blues.
When not coaching, Jameson enjoys a career as a performer and as an award-winning actor. At age 10, he was awarded a Portland Drammy Award for his performance as Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Throughout the past 17 years he has held roles that include The Baker in Into the Woods, J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Jimmy in 110 in the Shade, Frank Schultz in Showboat, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, and Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. As a high school Junior, he was awarded for his Outstanding Achievement as a High School student through the Beaverton Arts Commission for his work as Bobby Child in Crazy for You. Post-grad, he became a member of the Portland Area Theater Alliance (PATA), and a faculty member at Northwest Children's Theater and School, involved with their Audition Preparation, Voice & Dance, musical playlabs, and Outreach programs.
While studying at the University of Oregon, Jameson sang with the award-winning Gospel Singers in their two-time National Championship wins in Orlando, FL. He also co-founded and was the Artistic Director of the University of Oregon Arts Collaboration, a group that sponsored musical theater workshops and performances on campus and inspired professors and artists of all artistic mediums to co-mingle and create new works. Jameson co-founded the male a cappella group the Y-Chromatones at Westview High School and has frequently conducted as a guest clinician for the school and other choirs in the Beaverton area.
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Jameson Tabor is the owner of The Tabor Studio, and thoroughly enjoys his role in coaching and developing new talent while also maintaining his own career as a professional recording artist.
Now located in Los Angeles, he is a graduate from the University of Oregon, and holds a BA in Theater Arts with minors in business and music. While studying there, he completed the classical vocal performance pedagogy, and studied with such mentors as Dr. Eric Mentzel, Dr. Sharon Paul, Dr. Webb Parker, Dr. Harry Bæchtal, Andiel Brown, Dr. Robert Barton, and Dr. John B. Schmor. As a vocalist, he has studied the Alexander Method, Body Mapping, Singing by Speaking Voice, and Vowel Isolation as well as the application of this technical work through text and emotion. His acting training includes work with both the Stanislavski Method, Meisner Technique, Shakespeare and Lyric Performance, Clowning, Improvisation, Dance/Movement for actors, and exposure to Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg's work. He was a select member of the University's unique and highly-revered London Intensive study abroad program where he saw over 35 professional productions, and worked with some of Britain's finest theater actors and directors.