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BM, Dana School of Music, Vocal Performance
1st Place, Night at the Apollo, July '15
Hello, and thank you for reading! My name is Kiyan, I am a classically, contemporarily and pop-music trained singer, music director, recording artist, composer, and teacher. I have studied music of all genres very intensely, including everything from early Baroque technique, opera, musical theater (golden age to contemporary), gospel music, pop music, rock music, all the way to every single Beyoncé riff. I'm a recording artist based in Brooklyn, so teaching is the best way to spend my free time between gigs and recording. I LOVE having open minded people come to me so I can really show them how to get the best sound out of their bodies. To me, teaching is as much a spiritual, social and mental exercise as it is musical. I can help you sound as good as you can. I've cured tone deafness countless times, and I have a strong theoretical background as a pianist for which to fill your brain with information. And we will have so much fun. :) Cheers, and love! K
Teaching is something I have been doing since I was in college! I love it, honestly. I should be so lucky to teach for the rest of my life! Through college, after, and till now, I've been faced with just about every kind of student. I've had small children, teenagers of both genders, young adults, adults with kids and full time jobs, and even the elderly. Theres nobody I havent worked with, and what you'll find is that age is such a small factor when it comes to getting the same basic information of the music to you.
A trained musician my whole life, I have been exposed to many different teachers and schools of thought on teaching. My personal approach to teaching is to wait until meeting the student, and I weight out your previous training and experiences to make a plan that I know will work specifically for you. If there is no previous experience, then we'll spend our first lesson sitting down together and working out exactly what you want from me! I've got so many different pockets of musical knowledge, and its best to tailor to each student. This, to me, is the benefit of private lessons as opposed to a classroom setting.
I approach each subject with a very holistic, meditative approach. In voice, I teach my students to communicate with their bodies to make the best sound possible. I make sure we understand the anatomy of WHY sound comes, as we work on getting some of it out. In piano and theory, I make sure to communicate at the level of my student. I never "teach in the dark" as to confuse you with new and large concepts, but rather explain ahead of time, and fill in the blanks as we go along. Its proven to be the most effective way!
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