- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Being able to sing is one thing but to also be able to perform and have your audience receive you well takes skills and training. I will help you engage with your audience while you display your art through your voice.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
- September 2000
My name is Chau and I am a transplant from Australia who has resided in Las Vegas for the last 15 years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Sydney and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, majoring in vocal performance and music technology. I am a wife to my husband and a mother to our four children. I've been teaching voice for over 18 years and have loved every minute of it because I truly care about my craft and more importantly, my students and their creative goals. I was a Music Specialist at Merryhill School in Las Vegas, teaching K-8th Grade, until I became pregnant with my second child. I've also worked in church worship teams for the past 20 years, both in Australia (Sydney and Brisbane) and Las Vegas, Nevada. My faith dictates the way I live my life and as a young child, my dad taught me to always strive for excellence in all that I do. This mentality has undoubtedly motivated my teaching career. My students can count on a teacher who is prepared and creative in developing a learning experience that will exponentially grow them in their creative field.
I inherited my love for singing from my Mum -- as a child I watched her perform and wished that I could one day do the same. At the age of 16, after auditioning, I was selected to be a part of the New South Wales Senior (High School) State Choir and as a result, I toured the USA in 1999 representing the Australian Embassy in the United States. This was around the same time that I caught the bug and decided to pursue music as a career. I then went on to study music, first briefly at the Music Conservatorium in Sydney and then finishing my Bachelor's degree in Music at the University of Western Sydney. I was first classically trained vocally and with that background, moved onto more contemporary vocal styles. After marrying my husband, I moved to Las Vegas and began to study Counseling/Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Music and Counseling, to me, made the perfect marriage as I love music and love people equally. Needless to say, teaching music and helping people has made my life very fulfilling.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Sitting area for Parents/Guardian
I will provide students with the necessary materials needed for instruction for e.g. Books, CDs, DVDs...etc
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in vocal techniques, and diaphragm/breathing techniques.
As far as style or genre are concerned, I use both, my experience in classical voice training and contemporary voice training, to keep my students engaged in their craft. I listen well to my student's needs and meet them where they are at, ensuring that I meet their creative goals and not my own.
Chau is absolutely exceptional. In ONE lesson I have gotten further under her instruction than I have in years of singing on my own. She is direct, easy to understand, and exceedingly nimble with regard to identifying problem areas and providing clear solutions. This is the teacher you want (and probably need).+ Read More
Chau has been an amazing instructor. She listened to my goals and came up with a personalized plan tailored to meeting them. She is patient and kind. She is very knowledgeable and takes pride in her work. She cares about her students and wants them to succeed. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to improve their vocal skills and technique.+ Read More
Chau is a great singing teacher. She has techniques that are useful and beneficial to her student. Her dedication and passion to her craft is evident. Great students are born out of great teachers, and Chau is a great teacher.
She is one of the best vocal coaches ever! I have had many but she is the best out of all of them. She understands the vocal anatomy way better than any one else and has taught me so much. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for vocal lessons+ Read More
Chau H is a remarkable teacher She has a lot of patience understanding She is carrying and she is not judge mental she wants you to succeed and she's always there for the students I totally recommend her to anyone at any age you will love her she makes you feel comfortable and her heart is warming loving !!!!!.....+ Read More
Chau has been a great instructor for me. When I was searching for a vocal coach, I took into consideration not only their credentials and experience but their ego or lack there of. Chau has fulfilled all my expectations that I wanted from a vocal coach. She really cares about her craft, her students and their progress. She's down-to-earth and is a positive energy to be around.
Chau has been a great match for me. She tells me how it is. She knows when to give me encouragement and when to kick me in the butt. She's strict in a good way. She notices little details and teaches me how to develop my own vocal awareness so I can start to notice mistakes myself when I practice on my own. She demonstrates special techniques that have been instrumental to my progress. I am thankful for her support and expertise, and for being a part of my journey to make my dream come true to learn to sing at last. ^_^
Even if you're a total beginner or experienced singer, you're in great hands!! ^_^
My experience with Chau is absolutely amazing, I always look forward to going to her lessons. I have learned so much from her in a short amount of time and I continue to grow very quickly thanks her patience and hard work. I love how comfortable I feel with her and how helpful she is. She's motivated and really works towards getting you to your goal. I really appreciate all she does for her students :)+ Read More
Taking lesson from Chau is always a pleasure! Chau has such a friendly and funny personality that makes you feel comfortable in your lessons. She not only acknowledges and presents your abilities and areas of improvement but also teaches and shows you how to improve your quality utilizing the strengths already present in one's own voice and the techniques she provides. She makes sure to explain the techniques/changes needed in a way that appeals to the student's understanding and takes the time to make sure you master them well. She emphasizes the great potential that is already waiting within and is frequently reminding you to strive towards it.+ Read More
Chau has been an amazing instructor. She gives great feedback and tries her best to help you understand the lesson. She's patient, kind, and pushes you to do better. I look forward to going because I know I'll learn something different.
Chau is very patient, very knowledgeable and very professional. I am really enjoying the lessons so far.
Loved it. Love Chau. Can't wait to learn more. :)
Chau is awesome! I am very grateful to have her as my vocal instructor. She doesn't just help you develop your singing capabilities but also help you with your thinking so you can take charge of your talent. If you need a teacher, a coach, a mentor in music, Chau is the right person for you!+ Read More
Chau is very professional and knows exactly what I need to improve my vocals. Chau is extremely patient and really helps me to be my best.
She was amazing! I really appreciated everything that my daughter got out of the lessons. Chau is really personable. She did a great job at connecting with my daughter and tailored to her style. Recommend!
Chau is a friendly and outgoing instructor. She knows how to make one feel comfortable in expression and singing. Everything she explains in done so in a clear and understandable manner, I love it! I definitely recommend her to anyone interested in furthering their vocal skills!+ Read More
Great teacher!! My daughter really enjoys her lessons!!
Chau was able to quickly assess my strengths and weaknesses. She exercised excellent control over the class. I am looking forward to our time together.
My girls are always excited and looking forward to their weekly singing lesson. Chau teaches beautiful vocal technique in a way that my kids not only understand how sound is created but also where and how to use it. My girls know terms like diaphragm and larynx, where they are, what they do, and how to engage them. It takes an extremely gifted teacher with experience and passion to give a kid the confidence, education, and training that Chau can. She is so understanding, kind, and patient, not just with the girls but as a person. Having soccer seasons and karate competitions year round makes our schedule complicated but Chau can always find us a time slot! Highly, Highly, Recommended!!!!!+ Read More
She is awesome. Very friendly. She is flexible with scheduling. Recommend!
Chau was amazing! Very friendly, welcoming and made my daughter feel at ease, instantly! My daughter left feeling so inspired and excited about going back! We drove across town and it was absolutely worth the drive! I highly recommend her!
Chau is amazing we would highly recommend her to anyone who is serious about music.
This is Yesenia's third lesson and she is already showing improvement in her voice and in taking direction from Chau. In the past, with violin lessons, Yesenia had trouble focusing and carrying out instructions. Yesenia seems to have met her match as well as her passion!+ Read More
Chau is great at what she does. She teaches my 7 year old daughter Lindsey how to sing and play piano. When we first started taking her to Chau she was very shy. She has really opened up since working with Chau and now she sings loud and proud all the time. Chau is very patient with her when she is teaching her a new technique. If Lindsey is having a hard time comprehending something, Chau will take different approaches to help her understand. She never gives up on her. Lindsey absolutely loves her lessons with Chau. I'm welcome to stay and watch but I've found that Lindsey focuses better when I'm not there. I feel very comfortable leaving Lindsey with Chau. If you're looking for a great teacher that you can trust with your kids, Chau is definitely the one!+ Read More
Chau has been a blessing for our Granddaughter ! She is very knowledgeable and very patient. Aby looks forward to each lesson ! We highly recommend Chau.
Chau takes my 15 year old daughter for singing lessons. This was the first time she had ever been to lessons and straight away Chau made her feel comfortable and right at home. She has engaged fantastically with my daughter who has completely enjoyed every single one of her lessons; coming home with a huge smile. The utmost professional; Chau stretches my daughter to reach her full potential and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone considering taking lessons.+ Read More
I met Chau a little while ago, and already I have learned so much! She is always very kind, caring, patient, and upfront unlike any other instructor iv had. Each lesson is encouraging, and thanks to Ms. Chau my confidence as a vocalist is building. I can't imagine a better teacher and would defiantly recommend her!+ Read More
One of my best vocal teacher I've had! Very nice, patient, and has a great way of teaching. My voice improved so much when I took lessons with her. She pushes me forward and help me to be a better singer, also a better person. She is very supportive and I couldn't ask for a better teacher. I would totally recommend her to others! Thank you Mrs. Chau you are an awesome teacher and keep it up!!!+ Read More
THE. BEST. PERIOD.
Ms. Chau is a parent's dream! She is soft spoken, incredibly kind, patient, and talented. My daughter is shy and sensitive, but Ms. Chau had her laughing and playing with confidence from the from the first lesson! I HIGHLY recommend this instructor for first timers like us as she is truly a gem. She makes learning notes, rhythm, and rests so easy.
Chau is Truly a Gifted Teacher as well as singer
We found Chau Kim through our elementary school that my two kids were attending. She was the music teacher there. She was putting on Musical Programs at the school and doing a find gob at it. Both my children were interested in taking vocal lessons, so we asked if she gave private lessons. She did, and from that moment on our lives without a doubt have changed for the best. Both my kids took to her from the start. Chau is able to be bond with all ages of kids. My kids were a little rough to listen to at first, but now they bring tears of Joy when they sing. Chau helped my son get into the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. Where he is one of the top male vocalist at his school. He now performs in Musicals through the Valley, as well gets several paying gigs around town. My daughter is in one of the top Performing Arts Colleges in New York City. So there is your proof that you will also benefit greatly from having Chau as your Vocal Teacher.
You cannot go wrong with Chau as your instructor!
In the time that I met with Chau, I learned so much. I normally don't feel very comfortable with strangers, especially when I'm in a position to mess up, but with Chau I felt totally accepted and successful. We became fast friends, and I enjoyed every lesson we had together. Thanks to the instruction from Chau I discovered that I was capable of things I had only imagined doing. When I got to school this fall my vocal instructor was very impressed with a voice that I didn't have before I met Chau. I owe any success and vocal quality I have to Chau; without her I don't think I would have the vocal confidence that I have now. Chau has a unique talent for taking even the most unlikely voices and people, and helping them discover just what they are capable of. I really never though that I would be able to sing anywhere or, feel OK singing, anywhere but in my shower, however when Chau came into my life I feel like a different me came out. I am so thankful that I met Chau, she is truly one of the most talented and kind people I have ever met; she is upfront and honest because she really cares and isn't just looking to make a buck. If you're looking for a vocal instructor that really cares about helping you develop as a person and as a vocalist, Chau is definitely worth meeting.