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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Music
Styles: Classical, Pop, Folk, Musical Theater, Opera

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Silvana C In Home
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Music
Styles: Classical, Pop, Folk, Musical Theater, Opera

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 4-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Master Degree: Manhattan School of Music
Awards:

2017, 1st Prize,Grand Prize Virtuoso Music competition in Italy

2018, 1st Prize,Romanian International Music competition

2019, Espoire Prize,Osaka International Music Competition

2013, 3rd prize,New Jersey Alliance Vocal Competition

Overview:

I love to perform, but I also love to work with students by sharing my musical journey. The best people I can share my passion are always my students. After I graduated at Manhattan School of Music, I have made my debut as Mezzo soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall in New York , as well as Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at Carnegie Hall. Because I perform different varieties of music, I had the privilege to perform for Paul McCartney’s US premier “Standing Stone” at Carnegie Hall. I have also released Gospel CDs in both US and Hong Kong. Since I have been playing piano at age 5, I have performed Kabalevsky’s Piano Conerto No. 3 in D Major with Yuba Shuttle Orchestra in California. Besides performing in different states in US, I have been performing opera productions, such as Madama Butterfly, Romeo and Juliette, Rigoletto, Sour Angelica, The Flying Dutchman, and Solo Recitals in Italy, Japan, and Hong Kong etc. I am grateful to many opportunities through performing in different countries, and the experiences definitely benefited me a lot to be a better performer and teacher.

EXPERIENCE

I have been working with piano and voice students for more than 20 years. My students came from different cultures and backgrounds. Teaching young piano students is my specialty. Many kids are struggling with focus and discipline, so piano is a tool to improve their focus and discipline. Playing Piano is multi tasks, because pianists are reading two different clefs at the same time plus handling the paddle. It takes a great deal of coordination. Many my students have improved their struggles through piano lessons. Each year we have our annual piano recital at the National Opera America Center. Students can learn and improve their skills through preparation and performing on stage at the beautiful recital hall. I have been teaching voice students from age 12 to adult. They all learn singing for different purposes, and some of them were even being criticized as tone death in the past, but I never give up to help any students who love to sing. My program will be designed specifically for what their needs and purposes. Many of them have shown improvements and moved on to sing for productions at school and different music organizations.

METHODS USED

I don’t believe one method fits all! I believe each person is an individual, so students should be taught as who they are with their own pace. I emphasize on communication, motivation, and patience for both piano and singing. Basically these 3 elements are missing in our society, especially young students. Everything is being promoted as “Express Way” now as learning process without the middle part, but this won’t work for piano or singing. The way how Mozart and Beethoven practiced piano was not that different from how we practice. That’s the special part of learning an instrument or singing, especially singing is physical, because we cannot see or touch our voice as instrument. I always encourage my students to develop their passion. The motivation will help them to go through struggles during practice. communication is the key of everything, so I value our communication as part of our success. When we can build a trust between us, students will respond much better through my instructions.

LESSON STYLE
I emphasize on solid foundation. I teach my piano students with classical techniques and music theory while they are learning piano, so they are building up both knowledges at the same time. I also emphasize on how to use their fingers properly with 3 basic rules. If students can master them, they can apply to any music they want to play in different styles. Piano lesson is teamwork between me, student, and parents. I always encourage one of the parents to participate our lessons as audience and observe what we are doing, so they can have a tool and knowledge to help their kids between lessons. When parents can involve as our teammate, It will definitely speed up the improvement, and the result will show quickly. When students can play well, the backstage heroes are always the parents. For my voice students, I emphasis on breath support without pushing the voice, so student won’t feel tired easily from singing with a much more projected voice, and I also teach them vocal health. They are equally important. When voice students can sing with good breath support, they can sing any songs they like. I give many good exercises to improve their support without using the voice, so they can do those simple exercises at anytime. Learning singing is the best way to learn about ourselves, because the instrument is inside our bodies. How we feel physically and mentally will show in our singing. It’s my personal experience that I have been learning so much about myself through the process of singing,
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