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Michelle D.

Ann Arbor, MI

$40/hour

Classical Pianist and Opera Singer

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BFA-California Institute of the Arts
piano and opera
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Master's
(Attending) Michigan State University
PhD

Education

BFA-California Institute of the Arts (piano and opera)

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (Master's)

(Attending) Michigan State University (PhD)

About Michelle

I am Michelle. I am a pianist and opera singer. I graduated from University of Michigan Ann Arbor in April 2016. I got my bachelor`s degree in California Institute of the Arts where I got trained both in classical piano performance and Opera. Now I am a DMA student of piano performance at Michigan State University. As a pianist I have traveled around the world and attended many performance and festivals. In July 2016, I played Yellow River Concerto with Shanghai Orchestra and in the same concert I sang the famous Chinese operatic folk song "I love you China" with the orchestra. In August 2015, I played Rachmaninoff piano concerto no.2 in Perugia, Italy. In July 2014, I did my own concert in Shanghai Grand Theatre. I performed five solo piano works including Beethoven`s Appassionata sonata and Liszt`s Faust Waltz while I sang Puccini`s O mio babbino caro and Lehar`s Mein Lippen sie Kussen so Heiss.

I come from a musical and theatrical family. Both of my parents are good at both performing and teaching. I used to help my mother to teach her students. I can teach private piano lessons and voice lessons. I can also do collaborative piano and vocal coaching. I have got a training background in Italian and German. Besides that, I am able to teach music theory and ear training. When I took music theory courses in college, I was the tutor and piano player for the class. I've got my own tricks in music theory that I want to share with my students so they will have easier and happier time to deal with music theory homework and exams. I always believe that being able to teach music is vital to all the musicians. It requires not only our instrumental skills but also our ability of communications in which we can talk about music in understandable and elegant words. In aspect of communications, I am good at presentation and public speech. Because of my skills and ability, I have confidence and lots of positive energy to do a great job teaching music in the community!

I am from Shanghai, China. Because of my training in opera, I needed to study Italian and German dictions.

I am a bright and talented teacher. I have confidence and lots of positive energy to help students discover the subjects. I will arouse student`s interests when they feel bored about the subjects as the basis of my teaching philosophy. I also have got tons of tricks in the subjects that I teach: making everything challenge simple is my motto.
I am Michelle. I am a pianist and opera singer. I graduated from University of Michigan Ann Arbor in April 2016. I got my bachelor`s degree in California Institute of the Arts where I got trained both in classical piano performance and Opera. Now I am a DMA student of piano performance at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Music:
Ear Training,
General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing, Voice (Music)
English:
IELTS, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
IELTS, TOEFL
Language:
Chinese,
German, IELTS, Italian, TOEFL
History:
Music History

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Chinese

I grew up in Shanghai, China. I went to one of top 4 high schools in Shanghai, Shanghai Foreign Language School, before I came to America. I was very good at Chinese literature and Chinese writing including novel and poetry.

Ear Training

I have got perfect pitch so I have talent in ear training at the first place. When I took the ear training session, I was the tutor for the class. Therefore, I got to know how to help students learn ear training. Plus I am good at piano.

Piano

I am currently a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) student in piano performance at Michigan State University. In April, 2016 I got my master`s degree of music in piano performance from University of Michigan Ann Arbor. I studied with Professor Arthur Greene. In May 2014, I graduated from California Institute of the Arts where I studied classical piano performance and opera singing.

Voice (Music)

When I achieved my master's degree of music in the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, I studied Voice with Martha Guth as my second major. I got A+ in three out of four semesters during the program. I have studied vocal performance as a major in California Institute of the Arts. I've studied with Prof. Maria Dean, Agatha Carubia, Juliana Gondek and Jennifer McGregor in California. I've got solid training in Italian and German diction. Recently I have sung with Shanghai Orchestra for a national event in Shanghai. Plus because I am a pianist I am good at accompanying my students.

BFA-California Institute of the Arts
piano and opera
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Master's
(Attending) Michigan State University
PhD

Education

BFA-California Institute of the Arts (piano and opera)

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (Master's)

(Attending) Michigan State University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 20 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48108.