Chun-Ting Chao
Fairfax, VA
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Chun-Ting Chao

Chun-Ting C.

Fairfax, VA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I started teaching private lessons when I was in college. During my masters program, I also taught chorus. I have taught private lessons for more than 10 years since I first started. I teach all different levels from beginners to advanced levels, and I have also taught student between the ages of 4 and 80. Classical music for me is the foundation which can help students with many techniques. Using techniques rooted in Classical music can enable the student to be able to sing, play or even compose other style of music. I have found that combining the style that the student loves and classical music will motivate them and enable them to be more productive.

About Chun-Ting C.

As an accomplished vocalist, my passion is to invite listeners into a journey through song. I have obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts from The Catholic University of America, a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Institute, a Master of Fine Arts from Thunghai University and a Bachelors of the Fine Arts from Taipei National University of the Arts. My background includes performances in leading roles with well-known orchestras and conservatories, including the Peabody Conservatory and Peabody Symphony Orchestra in Baltimore, Maryland; the Bel Cantanti Opera Company in Silver Spring, Maryland; and Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra. In each role, I have been known as a collaborative, hardworking vocalist who is dedicated to delivering performances that are loyal to how the original composer created them. I enjoy digging into the nuances of the music and the history behind each piece to better inform my performances.

For my vocal students, I start with vocal exercises every lesson and allow them learn to vocal techniques through different vocal exercises. Then I work with my students on the repertoire that they are interested in or repertoire that can help them practice their weak spots. For my piano students, I use many different series (Alfred's, Faber, or some classic repertoire) depending on their level and age. For all students, I will also include music theory when I teach because the students will have a stronger foundation with all of these components, which will enable them to learn better, faster and even by their own. I like to teach them "how to fish" instead of "giving them the fish." When they have an upcoming performance, I will help them not only to prepare the repertoire and but also tricks to be better prepared for the performance so they can be confident, enjoy it, and excel at it!

Having relocated several times, I also offer extensive cross-cultural experience, which has only given me a deeper understanding of the music I sing. With my most recent move to Virginia, I am eager to build relationships with others in the industry, as well as with potential students looking to not only improve their musical abilities, but also increase their love of music.

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Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance
Sep 2011 - Jan 2017

The Catholic University of America

Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice
Sep 2009 - May 2011

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Master in Music
Sep 2006 - May 2009

Tunghai University

Bachelor in Music
Sep 2002 - May 2006

Taipei National University of the Arts

Languages

Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

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