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Michael T.

Los Angeles, CA

$60/hour

Music (Voice, Theory, Composition) and Italian

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/13/14

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University of Utah
Music, Voice
University of Michigan
Master's
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Music, Voice)

University of Michigan (Master's)

University of Arizona (Master's)

About Michael

For several years now, I have been teaching both privately and in schools. My dual masters degrees are in vocal performance and choral conducting. I am a certified music teacher in the State of California and a C2-Mastery level Italian speaker, certified by the European Commission. This means that I've been through a lot of school! More importantly, it means I'm ready to help you succeed!

VOICE: I hold two degrees in vocal performance, including from the world-renowned University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ever since my undergraduate studies, I have taught in styles ranging from classical to Broadway to contemporary. I have also performed regularly as a professional soloist and chorister. Vocal technique is something I am especially good at. As a singer nyself, I know what technique is like from the singer's perspective. I also follow the latest research, so I'm ready to help you find a healthy, balanced approach, and one that works best for you!

THEORY and COMPOSITION: Music theory and composition is one of my favorite things! It's amazing to learn how music "ticks," and I have specialized skills in counterpoint, voice leading, composition, and orchestration. I have come to L.A. to focus more on my composing, so whether you're just starting to "crack the code" with music theory or you need more advanced help, I want to help you meet your goals.

ITALIAN: Buongiorno! Italian is a strong part of my family heritage, and I have lived and worked in Italy many times. It is an amazing place, and whether you are looking to go there as a tourist or to delve more deeply into the Italian language, I can help. I have already taught Italian for several years, including four years at the University of Arizona. (Italian-hand gesturing is included!) Yo hablo espaƱol, so I am also ready to help Spanish speakers who are learning Italian.

Besides music and languages (I speak several others besides Italian), I love the sun, the outdoors, running and fitness, and the beach. I like movies, theatre, and storytelling. Friendship is also something that makes life grand, so I aim to strike a good rapport with anyone I work with. It just makes everything easier!

If you see there's something I can help you with, I look forward to meeting you and working with you. Thanks!
For several years now, I have been teaching both privately and in schools. My dual masters degrees are in vocal performance and choral conducting. I am a certified music teacher in the State of California and a C2-Mastery level Italian Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90031
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Music:
Music Theory
Language:
Italian

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Italian

Since I was young, Italian has been a valued part of my heritage. Italy is virtually my second home, and I have lived, studied, and worked there regularly since my early 20s. For 4 years, I taught hundreds of amazing Italian students at the University of Arizona. I have a C2 CEFR certification from the Council of Europe, which is "mastery" level and the highest level of certification possible in a European language.

University of Utah
Music, Voice
University of Michigan
Master's
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

University of Utah (Music, Voice)

University of Michigan (Master's)

University of Arizona (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90031.