Angela is an opera singer currently working at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC. She finished her Artistic Diploma in voice at the Yale School of Music and a Master of Music degree at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. She pursues her career as a professional opera singer and also as a voice instructor for more than 10 years.
She believes that having a great technique helps students gain freedom of expression in singing. She focuses on having strong technique first so students can be confident to sing and perform. Based on her great career, she brings her experience and wisdom to her students. Most importantly, she truly thinks everyone can sing beautifully and she makes things happen.
What I enjoy the most is seeing the students getting developed and having more fun in singing. I am sure anyone can sing beautifully and have ability to perform. I would like to encourage all my students to achieve these goals.
I was really looking forward to starting lessons with Miss Kim. It was hard to communicate with her however because she would only email me and never provided a phone number. She only recently added a phone number to her profile, which she does not answer calls or text, and does not have a mailbox set up. I was unable to attend my first lesson because I was sick and was only able to communicate my need to reschedule by email. She asked me to meet at her home and call when downstairs because her bell was broken, but again never provided a phone number. I tried numerous times to contact her via email and asked her for a phone number and she simply never responded. This experience was very disappointing and highly unprofessional. I recommend you go with another teacher who knows how to communicate and get back to her students.
Jihee is good at working with beginners and tries to provide a musical foundation (sight-reading, listening, appreciating timbre, singing technique). I'd recommend her for people who are looking for a tough love approach - she really does make you improve and has a keen ear that can hear any small deviation in pitch/rhythm. She's a good fit if you're looking to challenge yourself. As she herself is constantly improving/working on her craft, she's also really able to stand in your shoes for a minute and figure out how to get her message across. She does a lot of demonstration by example, which I find really effective.
Of course it depends on the students' level and age. With beginners, I focus on how to read music and to resonate beautiful sound so the students can get more confident with their body and learning new music.
With more advance level, I emphasize on repertoire so they can have fun singing furthermore, they could perform also.
I have my music education degree in University and I have taught more than 50 students in different levels and ages.
I am a professional opera singer currently working at the Metropolitan opera. I will definitely give improvements to all students who are willing to learn and enjoy music.
Teaching is my big passion for a long time. I have started teaching when I was in college and I continued teaching once I moved to the USA.
I worked with very young children (5-10 years old), the college students(especially, Yale University students), and people who had passion in singing(diffrent ages).
You want to find a teacher who could encourage you but on the other hand, who could stimulate so the student can work hard. But the most important thing is you have to like the teacher!
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