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Michelle S.

Walnut, CA

$50/hour

Mandarin Private Instruction and Voice Lessons

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Background check passed as of 12/11/14

$50/Hour


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New York University

Education

New York University

About Michelle

I am an internationally-touring musician, composer, and educator based in LA.

I am a native Mandarin speaker and Mandarin tutor, and have worked in many institutions in NYC as a Mandarin translator for public events, private events, and literary and performing arts.

I have a wide background in vocal music and teaching styles that range from opera, jazz, musical theater, choral, to world music. I have extensive experience teaching children from ages 3-18, and currently lead many adult classes in vocal technique, improvisation, and composition.

I love teaching and learning from my students of all ages, and generally teach embodied vocal techniques with emphasis on a holistic, healthy, and supported sound.

My lessons are very much formulated to support each individual student's goals and interests.

Lessons are unique and personalized to the student, though all with an emphasis on technique and a deep understanding of the material.

Willing to travel.


Education: New York University
I am an internationally-touring musician, composer, and educator based in LA.

I am a native Mandarin speaker and Mandarin tutor, and have worked in many institutions in NYC as a Mandarin translator for public events, private events, and literary and performing arts.

I have a wide background in vocal music and teaching styles
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Walnut, CA 91789
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Writing
Language:
Chinese

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Chinese

I'm a native Chinese speaker. I'm fluent in Mandarin (speak/read/write). I have experience translating Chinese plays, poetry, and literature in New York (Signature Theater, the Lark). I also have experience teaching elementary spoken Mandarin, and my current students range from 1.5 years old to 61 years old.

Composition (Music)

I am an NYC-based composer specializing in vocal compositions and arrangements, as well as musical compositions for the new works in the theatre. I have 3 years of teaching experience with emphasis on vocal and choral compositions; composing with piano; the creative process; improvisation exercises; in depth study of genre; and writing for unique instrument/vocal types. My tutoring method is very personalized to the student's own interests. Education: NYU.

Songwriting

I am a recording singer-songwriter in NYC. Lessons involve music and lyrics, improvisation, orchestration, arranging, finding one's unique voice. I have 4 years of teaching experience, currently lead large groups in Brooklyn in song-writing, both individual and ensemble-based.

Theater

I have a BFA in Drama from NYU. I have eight years conservatory training in theater and film; and three years experience teaching acting, theatre, and play-making to children. As a performer and director, I have toured major theaters in New York, LA, Edinburgh, Shanghai, and London.

Voice (Music)

I had 10 years of conservatory study in vocal music (choral, music theory, music history, world folk music, opera, jazz, musical theater, music therapy, improvisation). I perform regularly in NYC. Teaching vocal technique, embodied singing, breath support, physicality, improvisation--material ranges in jazz, opera, musical theater, folk. I have three years' experience teaching private lessons to children and adults, as well as leading group workshops and ongoing choral rehearsals.

Writing

I have been privately tutoring kids and adults in writing for many years in NYC. Lessons are unique to each student's interests and goals. As a published writer and playwright, my credentials include published works in Used Furniture Review and Mercer Street; original plays produced in Germany, Italy, Republic of Georgia, and various major venues in NYC; a recent finalist for the Innovative Performance Writers Award.

New York University

Education

New York University

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 40 miles of Walnut, CA 91789.