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Tina Lear

Tina Lear

Folk / Singer/Songwriter / jazzy folk Floral Park, NY  US
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Mother Daughter singing "One Candle" by Tina Lear


  • 2013

    Apr 27

    Seaford, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Contact Song Box either by email or phone, to make reservations.

  • 2013

    Apr 27

    Seaford, NY, US | 8:00pm

    There will be 2 sets of music. Wild Ginger will begin the evenings, and Tina Lear will finish. A pot luck buffet is served during the break.

  • 2013

    Jan 4

    Garden City, 11530, US | 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Jun 22

    Malverne, NY, US | 7:30pm

    Tina grew up in a Learjet. Her grandfather was a beloved Vaudeville comedian a prankster extraordinaire. Her brother is one of this country’s top experts in UFOs. Her children are artists and musicians and restauranteurs. It’s a beautiful mess that has been the soil for her music, which has been played on radio stations nationwide. She’s been named one of the Dramatists Guild’s “50 to Watch” (2007), has gotten the New Emerging Outstanding musical theatre writer award (2010) from the York Theatre, performed in cabarets, and recently fulfilled a commission to write a song honoring the 2011 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee. She’s written four musicals (one of which has been published), and produced three cds. And now she’s pursuing her deepest dream of teaching yoga (Thanks, Yoga Polarity!). It makes for an interesting concert. Please come share a wonderful evening of songs and stories from this woman with a gift for exploring all aspects of the human condition. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Yoga Polarity.

  • 2012

    May 13

    New York, NY, US | 6:00pm

    "Art & Soul," is a monthly event at Middle Collegiate Church. They feature a different artist every month, and this month I had the honor of being the one! I'll be singing five of my songs for this service.


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  • Dave Schindele (Artist)
    Dave Schindele
    How soulful and how richly expressive you are. You have a gift for entraining harmony and for mood-setting that nourish me inside. Thank you!
  • kajethomas (Fan)
    Wow! Great site! I could stay here and play all day long. I love your stuff sister! XO Kaje


  • Concert on Whidbey Island, WA 2003
  • In Long Beach, NJ -- when I opened for Christine Lavin! 2004


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Bio: Tina Lear has been writing music since she could put together a decent sentence. She’s been writing songs at least that long as well. Classical piano training at age four gave her the good foundation. Stephen Sondheim shows and Joni Mitchell albums gave her the rest. She married at 18, lived a ri...See Full Bio

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“A superb songwriter with deep piano roots, Tina Lear knows how to tell a story. On The Road Home, her third album, she sings those stories in a way that makes you want to hear them over and over..."”

— Ernie Rideout, Keyboard Magazine

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Q: Seeking comment for newspaper feature on Gunnar Johansen and your concert at Sea Ranch in 1970. Steve McLaughlin, Independent Coast Observer, Gualala, CA edpub@mendonoma.com

A: Gunnar Johansen was my mentor for several years. I studied classical piano with him starting at the age of around 8 or 9, and we worked together for about five or six years. He would visit my family's home in Wichita, Kansas (home of the Learjet, made by my father, William P. Lear, Sr.) once a month, and work with me for a weekend. I lived for those weekends. Eventually, when I was 15, I spent a summer in Gualala, working with him every day in preparation for a concert that he gave at Sea Ranch, giving me the chance to play a few pieces as well. He was an incredible teacher, with inexhaustible amounts of energy and information. He taught me so much. I will forever be grateful to him for the time he gave me in my musical development.

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