I have studied German for several years, I participated in 2 summer courses at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg and had the opportunity to know many different places in Germany in different occasions, and I understand and do good use of their grammar. I also took the Test Deustch als Fremdsprache and had very good grades on it, this test proves you have the necessary level to study at a College or University in Germany.
Let me know if you are interested. Vielen Dank!
My Name Is Irving M., my mother language is Spanish, I was born and raised in Mexico and I studied International Commerce back in my Hometown at the UVM (Private University). I also earned a Bachelor in Music in my Hometown at the UAQ (Public University) and I moved to L.A. just 2 years ago to study Music at the LA Music Academy, where I finished my diploma in Vocal Performance. So, as it shows, I am a cultivated and professional person. I have a very disciplined and orthodox use of Spanish grammar, and I can be of great help for your needs and goals in learning Spanish.
I studied for a bachelor's degree in Music at the UAQ in Queretaro, Mexico, where I had Classical Voice Training. I also took private lessons with baritone Agustin Sanchez (Choir of the State Theater, Mainz, Germany) with whom I received a combined training between classical voice and a contemporary method called Tao of Voice, based in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, which approaches the singing technique from the perspective of being self-aware and finding balance in the different energies and functions implied for the production of voice; for example, the natural transition between loud and soft volume, high and low notes, fast and slow tempos, and connected inhale and exhale airflow. It made a big difference for me in understanding how to sing with relaxation, being aware of how our body and mind work, and allowing me to feel free to perform creatively.
Later on, I had the great opportunity to come to Los Angeles, California, and study vocal performance at the LA Music Academy, where I took lessons with top music industry vocalists and artists like Tierney Sutton (4 Times nominee to the Grammys for Best Vocal Jazz), Kacee Clanton (backup singer for Joe Cocker, Luis Miguel) and Dorian Holley, among others. I had an integral approach to voice technique in very diverse genres such as jazz, blues, funk, R&B, Latin, etc.
Before coming to the USA I had been already teaching voice lessons in Mexico for about 2 years. I use a mix from Tao of Voice method, classical traditional technique, and recently, after having studied in LA, contemporary singing techniques (for modern genres).
I have been active as a lead vocalist for several music groups for over 10 years and have tons of experience singing live, in all kind of music environments and venues.
From my own experience teaching, using the techniques already mentioned, I can tell that my students have a more clear, precise and realistic understanding about singing, and they learn to do it naturally and with confidence.
We will be covering singing from different angles. You will practice breathing exercises combined with psychophysical re-education for the voice and the entire body, where visualization (imagination) will play an important role. The Idea is to make singing as easy and comfortable as possible so that the student can express with freedom, joy and creativity. The repertoire seen in class will depend on the student's musical preferences hand in hand with students progress and skills.