Sarah Reich’s Tap Music Project is a band consisting of tap dancers and musicians based out of Los Angeles, California. In 2011, world-renowned performer and choreographer, Sarah Reich started the band with tap dancers focusing on their art form as a percussive instrument. Sarah soon began to collaborate with musicians to write original music based from tap dance. The band has recently performed at the Ford Amphitheatre, UCLA JazzReggae Festival, Blue Whale Jazz Club, and the televised L.A. County Holiday Celebration to name a few.
Sarah Reich has emerged as one of the new leaders in the Art Form of Tap Dance. She was featured in an article titled "the Bandleader" in Dance Magazine (2017). Sarah has been sought after to perform, choreograph, and teach in over 30 countries outside of the United States. She was toured with Scott Bradlee's world famous band, Postmodern Jukebox.
With her Tap Music Project intensives in various cities, Reich teaches tap dancers how to dance with more musicality, communicate with musicians and write music. Using a live band in class, she instructs students on how to "scat" rhythms or transcribe choreography with rhythm notation, among other skills.
Sarah is developing new, and exciting works with her company Tap Music Project, with her debut Tap Jazz Album titled “New Change”. This album is originally produced, composed from percussive tap rhythms, and performed by a great selection of musicians to create a unique sound. She hopes this is just the beginning:
"I want to be the first tap dancer to win a Grammy Award!"
"The Tap Music Project Intensive fundamentally changed my understanding of the dance. It taught me to see tap dance first and foremost as music, opening up new doors to endless possibilities."
-Joe Lesher-Liao, 16
TAP MUSIC PROJECT INTENSIVES
With her Tap Music Project intensives in various cities, Sarah Reich brings tap dancers from all around the world together and teaches tap dancers how to dance with more musicality, communicate with musicians and write music. Using a live band in class, she instructs students on how to "scat" rhythms or transcribe choreography with rhythm notation, among other skills.
WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
“The Tap Music Project Intensive is a transformative experience that truly shifts your way of thinking in the most magical way. With every event I attend, I learn something completely new that I apply to my dancing and thought process. The camaraderie between both the tap dancers and the musicians is something that cannot be replicated. The environment is free of judgment, and every participant feels included and involved. This innovative form of learning is unique, special, and something everyone aspiring for a career in tap dance and music should take part in.”
-Sydney Burtis, 18
“TMP has been an amazing learning experience-not even just for my feet, but for my mind. At TMP we really focus on music theory and collaborating with jazz musicians with improv. TMP gets me out of my comfort zone and pushes me to think differently. I’m so grateful for Sarah’s guidance and the things I’ve learned at the TMP intensive.”