Woman You Want
With a love of music that began with roots deeply planted in gospel, Rhonda Tate has been singing since the age of three. The daughter of a Baptist preacher, Rhonda and her sisters formed 'Tate Sisters' singing group in 1969, and performed in churches throughout the south and midwest. Learning their tight, three part harmonies from popular family gospel groups like 'The Smith Family', (who lived next door to the Tate's), and the 'Spear Family', 'The Tate Sisters' were alway a popular draw. As a member of her 'Varsity Choir', and the elite 'Chamber Choir' in School, Rhonda continued to develop her singing skills and won over a dozen medals for her solo and ensemble performances. After a move to Houston, Texas in 1980 Rhonda continued singing and studied with noted vocal coach Debbie Bienhorn. During this time Rhonda was performing at the Old Cole Theater sharing the bill with country music favorites such as Tommy Cash and Wanda Jackson. While living in Texas, Rhonda discovered her interests in other genres of music, and was inspired after hearing Lou Ann Barton and Angela Streli, to form her first blues band in 1990. In 1994 Rhonda, her husband and daughter made a move to her current home in Heber Springs, Arkansas. While continuing to sing and play keyboards locally with several groups, Rhonda felt the need to share some of the voice techniques she had learned along the way, and began offering singing lessons to area students. First working from her home, and then in 2003 opening her 'Dream Maker's voice and piano studio' at 1915 W. Main St., Heber Springs, Arkansas. Many of 'Miss Rhonda's' star pupils have won top prizes in state wide and regional competitions. Developing as a vocalist and pianist, Rhonda began writing songs to creatively express her emotions, and to share her thoughts on love, from a woman's perspective. Recording nine original songs for her CD including the title track 'The Woman You Want,' Rhonda's debut album expresses the many styles of music that reflect the wide scope of her God given talent. Enlisting top Nashville studio musicians for the project, Rhonda Engler's CD 'The Woman You Want', blends her love of gospel, country, jazz, and blues into a unique, and soulful original Album.