Gio Xu

Gio X.

New York, NY
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Gio delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 17 and special needs

Teaching since:

A native New Yorker, Giovanni began his musical studies at the age of six and soon enrolled at The Lawrence Eisman Center for Prepatory Studies in Music at Queens College. He is from Manhattan School of Music where he studies under the tutelage of Cynthia Hoffmann. He studied at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Vocal Program. In 2015, he was named a New York Lyric Opera Theatre National Finalist. He has attended Classic Lyric Arts: La Lingua Della Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy where he worked with Glenn Morton. An avid chorister, he recently performed Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski. He has participated in productions under the direction of Michael Capasso and Benjamin Spiermann. He has participated in the Academie Internationale D’Été Nice in France where he will work under the guidance of Lorraine Nubar and Dalton Baldwin. He has also studied with Terence Goff, Catherine Green, and Sandia Ang. He currently teaches at The Great Neck Summer School Musical Theatre Program where he assists Dr. Pamela Levy. He has performed in masterclasses with Jane Marsh (Metropolitan Opera Guild) and Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi (CLA). He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

He recently joined the Music Faculty at Joyce Music Center. Gio X maintains a private studio in NYC/Long Island.

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Voice Teacher
Jun 2018 - Present
Joyce Music Center

Private Voice Teacher (Students from the age of 10-17).

Tenor Ringer
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
National Children's Choir

As the tenor ringer, I sing as part of the choir and work with other college-leveled singers in helping aid young singers (middle-school aged) in achieving a beautiful and healthy choir sound.

Assistant Teacher
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Great Neck Summer School

As an assistant teacher for the Musical Theatre program at the Great Neck Summer School, I assisted Dr. Pamela Levy (Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, Great Neck North High School, Great Neck Summer School) in setting up a full production of Aladdin. Along with a team of three other assistants, we were able to put on a musical with lighting, costumes, and a set, which up until that summer had not been done before.

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Vocal Performance
Sep 2016 - Present
Manhattan School of Music


Chinese (Cantonese)
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jun 2018

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Photos & Videos

at a performance in Italy as a participant of Glenn Morton's summer program, Classic Lyric Arts: La Lingua della Lirica

Gio performing at Manhattan School of Music

Giovanni X
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3 Reviews

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Maia J. Jun 30, 2018
Singing · In studio

Such a great voice teacher! He knows what he wants and doesn't stop until he gets it from me! He has high expectations but is really encouraging. My lesson is an hour long, but he always makes himself available! I have an audition next week for a musical in my summer program and I feel confident and prepared because of Gio's attention to detail during my lessons. Thanks for everything Mr. X! I'll make sure I remember to "Hear it. Breathe it. Say it!"

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Mitchell D. Jun 28, 2018
Vocal Training · Online

Gio went above and beyond in teaching my son Romie. My son studied with him privately to prepare for NYSSMA and got a perfect score. His first few lessons were via Skype and then we decided to switch to in person lessons. Both were great. We are so glad to have found a patient and diligent teacher in Gio. Our daughter Maia will be starting lessons with him soon and we look forward to watching her growth with Gio.

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Jeremy Jun 15, 2018
Vocal Training · In home

Gio’s technique has been so easy to understand. He’s very patient and works very well with beginners. He really talks a lot about breath support, which helped m do well on NYSSMA!

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