Amanda Ma

Amanda M.

New York, NY

About Amanda M.

Amanda teaches: Ages 3 and up
Teaching since: April 2001
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

STEINWAY Educational Partner since 2013
Member of American Guild of Musical Artist since 2012
NY METS Honored Performer 2011
Master of Music in Music Performance 2009
International Folk Song Vocal Competition Third Prize 2006
German Lieder Competition First Prize 2005
B.F.A in Music Performance Vocal & Piano 2003
B.F.A in Music Ed. & Performing Arts Ed. 2003
Steinway& Sons International Youth Piano Competition Second Prize 1992

*** Lesson Details ***
- Technique Development 33%
- Music Appreciation 33%
- Self Expression 33%
- Talent 1%


As for advanced teaching, my teaching style helps students to open their minds so they can enjoy themselves through music. I enjoy teaching my students helpful ways to think about music, as opposed to just teaching them to execute the right notes. For example I might say "play the piano like you sing, and sing as if you are telling a story!" This is an important part of my teaching philosophy.

I have students auditioned for America's Got Talent, the Disney Channel and the Met Opera Children Chorus

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room: baby grand, music stand, couch, chairs, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
My students need a piano or an eighty-eight weighted electronic keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Classical Piano
Ear Training
Music Theory
Vocal Coach
Vocal Technique
Stage Presentation
Audition Preparation

Photos and Videos

Jordan learned the song in just one lesson!

Experience

Program Director

Oct 2012 - Present
Cre8voce Music Lesson

Education

Master of Music in Music Performance

Jan 2008 - Jun 2009
New York University

Master of Music

Jan 2008 - Jun 2009
New York University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

mandarin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certified teacher

Jun 2013
Music Together

Music Education

Jun 2003
National Taiwan Teacher's College

Certified classroom music teacher for Middle school and High school level

Awards

NY METS Honored Performer

Jul 2011
NY METS

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education

Sep 2010
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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3 Reviews on Amanda M.

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Samantha Jun 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We love her!
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Stacy L. Oct 11, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I feel so lucky to find Amanda as my son's first piano teacher. She is great with kids and make my 3 year old boy fall in love with piano now through her great teaching skills and interesting "animal story books" designed specifically for young children to learn piano. It's been only 2 months since Ethan's first piano class with her, and he's already playing with both hands and a lot of kids songs like "twinkle twinkle little star", "London bridge is falling down", "old McDonald had a farm"...Thank you Amanda!
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Amanda M. Mar 11, 2013
Piano
The piano teacher for a lifetime

Amanda is an amazing teacher. I went back to taking piano lessons at the age of 45 and Amanda has been an incredibly patient, generous, intelligent and warm teacher. She is very personable, extremely knowledgeable about music, and the lessons are individually tailored so that I get the most out of them. I have learned so much as her pupil and I am growing (slowly!) as a pianist. Amanda has made this process enjoyable, fulfilling, and yes...fun!