Chan Park Music Lessons
My name is Chan Park. I was a music teacher/director at Calvary Baptist School in La Verne. Two of my main instruments are voice and guitar. I studied classical voice and guitar at Azusa Pacific University, in which I also tutored all levels of Music Theory and Musicianship. I have sung with members of the Los Angeles Chamber Choir at Walt Disney Concert Hall. I have been teaching music for over three years. I also have experiences teaching special needs students who have a desire to learn their instruments or voices.
The thing I enjoy the most is seeing students being challenged and overcome them as they go through my class and lessons. Music can be tough - but with little bit of help, they are thrilled to see that they, too, can enjoy with others the gift of music.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
My typical process for working with a new student is first to evaluate his or her ability to play or sing. Then it is important to talk to them as to find out his or her initial goal - i.e., to sing in a choir, perform at a show, join a church band and etc. After we set a goal, we find out which study material is needed for each student.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am studying at Azusa Pacific Univerisity and pursuing a Bachelor degree in Music and Worship. I am trained as a classical vocalist and guitarist. I have some experiences with commercial styles (pop) guitar. I have played acoustic guitar and led worship services different churches for over 6 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$20 / half an hour (30 min + 5 min of review / Q&A)
$30 / an hour (55 min + 5 min of review / Q&A)
I do not charge extra for travel, but I only travel within a 10-mile radius from my location in West Covina
How did you get started teaching?
I started out tutoring at Azusa Pacific University music fundamentals which led to tutoring all levels of theory and musicianship. And a door was opened for me to teach Junior high and High school students in a local private school.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students as young as six years old to 19 years old at college. I have some experiences in working with special needs students.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Two of my piano students recently participated in a Christmas program and I was so glad to see them perform in front of the guests and their families. I felt super proud to be theirteacher.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
If you have a passion for music, do not wait. Ask someone to walk with you on a musical journey. Whether a friend, online or face-to-face teacher, get into it. You will soon find joy through making music.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Do a student's level of expectation meet that of the teacher? How far do you have to travel? Is the teacher consistent (on time)? Is the teacher communicative and open to the needs of the student?
* I am Korean-American and bilingual