Tonya’s Musical Background
Tonya was classically trained in Opera Vocal Performance, including Music History studies at the Los Angeles Opera.
She was raised in a family of spiritual music musicians and singers, some of whom are featured performers in Quest Love’s current major motion picture, “Summer of Soul.”
She was an active singer, songwriter and musical theater/commercial actress in Hollywood, California, and abroad for several years. She is still an active member of the Hollywood Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). View Tonya’s Actors Reel
In 2017, she also became a Parish Cantor, Certified by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
She has produced and co-produced Music CDs and performance projects in classical and spiritual genres.
If your Ceremony has need of musical direction of any genre, Tonya is skilled at talent recruitment, and can help facilitate your desired musical needs. She can also offer guidance and direction if you are unclear regarding what is desired.
Smiling Children’s Eyes
The song was inspired by actor Will Smith; the pending death of my father; the things people do to project the appearance of success in Hollywood; as well as a series of other seemingly unrelated events.
The song’s main theme, however, centers around the idea that cultivating self-worth, self-knowing, self-value, and self-esteem within the hearts and minds of children.
Step Into the Now
Tonya wrote “Step Into the Now” which was inspired by Mindfulness Meditation practices, such as Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka during 10-ten Silent Meditation Retreats near Yosemite, California during the late 1990s. The song was later recorded and produced by Athoas Brown in Hollywood, California in the early 2000s
I Walk in the Love of God
LaTonya Reed featured with The Agape International Choir in Santa Monica, California.
Joy In My Life
Here are two of Tonya’s performances.