Tina Estes is a self-made independent artist, singer/songwriter, producer, music teacher, worship and arts director, musician, entrepreneur and nonprofit founder who also loves to read books, coordinate events, shoot and edit video, and hand-make jewelry in her spare time.
In 2008, Estes made the big plunge and started her independent artist career. She has since collaborated as a singer/songwriter, musician and producer with and for notable names in the music and arts industry. She has collaborated with Grammy-nominated artist Mega Ran, and other award winning artists like Joel Ortiz and MURS. She has also lended her songwriting and producing skills for songs dedicated to social justice issues surrounding immigrants rights, SB1070 and racial justice. She regularly performs as an artist around Phoenix (and also Los Angeles and New York City) and has opened sold out shows for Grammy Award winning artist, Macy Gray, Grammy nominated artist, Mega Ran, and Malaysian sensation, Yuna, who has had a great crossover career here in the States as well. Just recently, she headlined the Jazz Day Festival in Scottsdale, AZ in April 2018 and was featured in Phoenix Magazine which has over 350,000 readers every quarter.
In 2014, she was recognized as one of seven entrepreneurs to be awarded Filipino American Entrepreneur Under 40. She was recognized as an upstanding local celebrity at the annual Dancing for Dental Gala 2015 where they raised thousands of dollars for local community dental care. She came in 1st runner up in the competition with her professional dance partner.
In 2015, she started her second endeavor, Tina Estes Music Lessons, giving tailored music lessons to children and adults alike. She has successfully created her own niche in the market, specializing in teaching a cultural, well-rounded approach to music that encompasses harnessing individual creativity and partnering it with essential music fundamentals. She teaches guitar, piano, basic music theory, adult enrichment, and basic music production. She expanded to also offering a mobile, budget-friendly studio recording solution.
In 2016 she continued her philanthropical ambitions through her third venture, Trivium Music Camps. She has organized two annual community summer music camps that serve underprivileged student-aged children by way of music, performance and skills building. Later this fall, she’ll be expanding music workshops into NYC and Los Angeles in 2018. So far, her music camp has served over 60+ children and their families, and enlisted dozens of volunteers, mentors, teachers and like-minded non-profit and for-profit organizations in the Valley to help bring this vision to fruition.
Calvary Lake Havasu is where she currently serves part-time as their newest Worship Leader in Parker, AZ. She spent over 3 years as Worship Director at Roosevelt Community Church before that and was an integral part in developing a unique curriculum used in talking groups centered around implicit bias, racial justice and the Christian faith. She works full-time as a licensed agent for a prominent finance company during the weekdays.