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Fanjin M.
Sunnyvale, California
You are born a singer, and all you need is to remember how to express with vocal freedom.
----------------------------------------------------------- Singing is a SKILL that can be learned. Come learn with me! Contrary to the popular belief that singing is an innate talent whether you are born with or you are not, singing is a skill that could be learned just like driving. The mechanism of voice production could be separated into chunks and trained accordingly. I am classically trained vocally, with an intensive vocal pedagogy training certificate that requires more than twenty hours of vocal teaching analysis/observation and more than thirty hours of voice teaching in-depth training at New York Vocal Coaching with its founder Justin Stoney. Yes, I am a voice technician that knows how the voice works and ready to help you hone your own voice! With me you can learn about: * Singing in tune with correct pitch * Singing in chest, chest dominant mix, head dominant mix, and head voice * Singing without voice breaks between your different modes of vocal mechanisms * Singing with powerful breath support * Singing with a full, resonant and free voice * Singing with an increased range * Singing with an appropriate level of vocal compression * Singing with a stable larynx at a favorable position for your style * Singing with less tension in the tongue, jaw and neck * Experimenting freely and discover what YOUR voice could do * Singing with EXPRESSION and pull the heart strings of your listeners * Recording your singing and editing it * Singing in multiple languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Italian) * Finding the repertoire that suits YOUR voice With all that said, I truly think all voices are beautiful, and our only job is to discover how to work with them and produce fun and beautiful vocal products. I will be able to give you CUSTOMIZED vocal exercises along the way to help you grow your voice. I will not mindlessly give you exercises that might be not useful or even detrimental to you. I know how voice works and I know every voice exercise should have purposes, and what one person needs, the other person probably does not need at all. So I will keep you safe on the way by tuning in to YOUR voice and YOUR needs. If you are interested in the voice production and why I give you certain voice exercises, I am more than happy to explain all of them to you so that you could carry around your vocal toolbox with you anywhere knowing what you are doing for your voice. There are so many things we could do with your voice because I know your voice could shine brighter than ever, more so than you could ever imagine! ----------------------------------------------------------- If you are interested in more than excellent singing skills and are interested in the spiritual part of it, feel free to read the following thoughts of mine... What singing is - Singing is healing. Singing is a prayer. Singing is the soul’s language. When we turn off our judgmental storm inside our head and be one with our gut feeling and our hearts, the notes flow out effortlessly. In a sense, singing is meditating. And a singing lesson is a zen session. Struggling, suffering, shouting, straining, would only cause pain in the vocal folds and produce sounds not so friendly to the ears. We learn how to trust out instinct and intuition, relax ourselves in different shades of emotions, hold onto our true selves no matter what note or words we are singing. So in a way, singing is a journey to finding your personal truth, with hours and hours of zen time to find your center and express the life inside you. What singing is not- Singing is NOT a competition. Singing is NOT merely hitting the right notes at the right time like playing a computer game or handling some machinery. We cannot directly control the muscles involved in singing like we control the hands playing the piano. We have to surrender to a certain extent. To God, to the world, whatever your world view integrates it. It has a gesture of surrendering and being in the flow. The best things is, eventually your singing spills over to every area of your life. When the pain of the life crushes you down and you feel trapped in a misty maze, singing is the light that shows you the way and tells you that you are okay. The more you find the truth inside you with singing, the more you shine; the more passion you feel inside yourself; the more you could feel the life force, carrying you through the ups and downs of this world. So embark on this journey of singing with me. I am here as your guidance, your traveling mate, your fellow soul in the river of time and space. Let us quiet our minds and drop into our hearts. Let us celebrate the present of the present. Let us melt down the walls inside our hearts and experience the strength that only love can bring. I am so happy to be here for you and with you. I see you, a shiny soul. I see you. Come, my friend. Now is the perfect time. I am here waiting… Blessings, Fanjin Note: for lesson rescheduling or cancellation, please give at least 24 hrs of notice in advance, as stated in the official Takelessons policy.
About Fanjin M.

Let me help your soul flow with music! As a classically-trained singer, a piano player, a ukulele player and a native Chinese speaker, who also used to work as an engineer in the IT industry and did psychology research, my own life has been blessed with colorful and diverse experiences, and as a result, I embrace people with all kinds of ideas from different walks of life as well! So, hi, dear you, welcome! I value open, authentic and compassionate communication, and deem it as one of the most important part in teaching. I like to have fun and be playful during teaching, because I would love to see my students have their interest in a new skill kindled, not burned out by ineffective, pushy plans or unrealistic expectations. Most important of all, my biggest wish is to serve you professionally as a teacher with love and joy. Let us meet your goals together! Note: for lesson rescheduling or cancellation, please give at least 24 hrs of notice in advance, as stated in the official Takelessons policy.

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Fanjin has a warm presence and makes singing the most approachable it has ever been for me. I appreciate her healing guidance as a fellow ADHD Asian creative. In only two transformative lessons, she has significantly increased my singing confidence which took at least 5+ lessons with other singing teachers.She is like yoga for your vocal muscles. I feel my jaw more because of her and hold less stress there. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jul 30, 2022
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Fanjin is amazing and super talented at what she does! Her positive and uplifting energy makes you comfortable and grow even more as a singer. I have learned more about my own voice with her even in just one class. You can tell she really analyzes and cares for your voice as an individual. She's super amazing!

Posted Jun 18, 2022
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Fanjin is amazing and so talented at what she does! Her positive and uplifting personality makes you feel comfortable and grow even more as a singer. She gives great tips and what you need to work on. You can tell she really analyzes and cares for your voice as an individual. She's truly amazing!

Posted Jun 18, 2022
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Voice Teacher
Feb 2020 - Present
Take Lessons
Teaching singing on TakeLessons, both online and at student's home.
Vocal Teacher Training Program
May 2019 - Dec 2019
New York Vocal Coaching
My past teaching experience was mostly designing singing exercises for students in 1-1 singing sessions, each session one hour long, working with my voice pedagogy coach Justin Stoney at the same time. I focused a lot on making sure the exercises are working in the correct way and is in line with what that the singer wants, and at the same time giving them lots of encouragements, and pointing out where are the possibilities waiting to be discovered in their voice.
Vocal Pedagogy
May 2019 - Jan 2020
New York Vocal Coaching
Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering
Aug 2013 - Apr 2015
Georgia Institute of Technology
Chinese
Native Proficiency
English
Native Proficiency
Advanced Voice Teacher Training
Jan 2020
New York Vocal Coaching
First Place - Community Singing Competition
Jun 2006
Xi'an Dongxin City Garden
First Place - Chinese National Writing Competition
Mar 2005
Chinese National Writing Competition
California Association of Professional Music Teachers
Mar 2020
CAPMT is the California State Affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). CAPMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music teachers organization of over 1,000 members, teaching in independent studios, private and public schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities throughout California.
Music Teachers National Association
Mar 2020
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Singing
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$44
45 minutes
$66
60 minutes
$88
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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