- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- December 2011
Bo, a soprano, is currently a DMA student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, did Master's degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her performance experiences include opera performances, the major role "Alice" of Verdi's opera Falstaff at University of Illinois-Champaign, the main role"Lauretta" in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, singing in Duquesne University’s Aria Night, Night of Broadway and Cabaret Favorites, and Scene Night.
As a native of China, she completed her undergraduate at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in Shenyang, China. Her performances in China include performances with the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. Bo also took part in making the recordings for Ma Kai’s “Motherland Is In My Heart”. In the summer of 2011, Bo traveled to Rome, Italy, to study and perform at Duquesne University’s Rome campus, successfully completing their Lirica Roma program.
Bo has had numerous success teaching students of all ages. Whether they aspire to become professionals or just singing as a hobby, her teaching techniques are adaptive to each individual student’s needs. She is also offering reading, speaking, and writing tutoring in Mandarin Chinese.
*** Lesson Details ***
As a voice teacher, I believe that my job is to allow the students to discover their own unique characteristics. I like to teach in an relaxed environment where the student will be able to develop a healthy (learning bad techniques can be harmful to the throat and body) strong techniques. It is important for the students to learn their own bodies and limit, while being taught to use their bodies to help produce beautiful singing.
Singing is more than just about using their voice and achieving proper technique.. It is equally important to learn the music history, theory, acting, etc. appropriate to the piece they are working on. When everything comes together with proper singing and the correct knowledge, students will be able to perform a piece in an intelligent manner.
Finally, something I have learned from my previous teachers, it is important to go beyond being just a teacher, and become a role-model and a mentor to my students.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio of BB
*** Specialties ***
Music performance, Opera Voice, Broadway Singing
Teaching beginner piano lessons and beginner and advanced voice lessons
I am adult returning to the piano and just took my first lesson from Bo. She immediately made me feel comfortable, I am very pleased. She has tried to find my level and improve from there. Can't wait for my next lesson! Thank you Bo!
Bo is truly a great instructor!
As basically a beginner with piano, she deployed a perfect blend of patience and push. She makes lessons fun, works with you, but also pushes you to get better.
Bo is also very accommodating to your schedule and is great a working with you to make sure you get your lesson in.
I always look forward to my lesson! With Bo's guidance, I've made a lot of progress in only four lessons
Great singer and teacher
I have worked with Bo as a singing colleague. She is professional, knowledgeable, and intelligent. She has a beautiful voice and knows what students need in order to improve their own voices. Bo has a keen ear for identifying vocal faults and finding practical solutions. Whatever your singing goals may be, Bo will help you reach them.