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Juan Carlos Zepeda has been a music teacher for over 12 years and has experience teaching students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Equally at home teaching piano and voice, Juan Carlos currently teaches in San Diego, CA.
Juan Carlos combines his teaching and academic experience with intuition and common sense to help his students achieve their goals, whether it’s learning music for the first time or developing advanced skills and artistry. He understands each student learns differently, therefore, he tailors his teaching method to the needs of each of his students.
Having experienced and resolved various vocal and pianistic difficulties during his own studies, he is very adept at finding solutions to solve his students’ vocal and pianistic issues. Juan Carlos is trained in the Taubman Approach, a piano methodology developed to prevent and re-train pianists after a piano-related injury, and is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
In addition to his music career, Juan Carlos also holds a degree in soccer coaching and has led teams in Mexico and the United States. His experience in sports has enriched his teaching philosophy and method. He integrates educational psychology and coaching techniques to keep his students engaged and motivated, and applies his knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to teach a healthy and coordinated technique.
A graduate with honors from UC Berkeley’s Music Department, Juan Carlos was an active member of both University and Chamber Choruses, an American Cultures Engaged Scholar, and a music tutor at the department. Furthermore, he was a student fellow at The Rubin Institute for Music Criticism and co-founded Cal Opera Company. As a baritone, he has sung under the direction of conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Nicholas McGegan, Joana Carneiro, Marika Kuzma, and David Milnes.
Juan Carlos travels regularly to San Francisco to coach voice with master teachers Ruth Rainero and Justin Montigne, and piano with Elizabeth Swarthout and John Bloomfield.
For more information, please visit www.jczepedamusic.com
Launched a private music studio (www.jczepedamusic.com) and recruited piano and voice students through community outreach and online presence. Retained and expanded client’s portfolio by providing excellent music coaching and customer service. Maintained active communication with parents and organized student recitals to showcase their progress.
Selected by UC Berkeley's Department of Music to attend an intensive writing and music criticism program under the guidance of top critics of major newspapers. Reviewed various professional performances on an overnight deadline and underwent private and public workshops with the writers' panel to improve the written work.
Envisioned and co-founded Cal Opera Company, a student-run music organization at UC Berkeley. Unified work relations among student leaders and mobilized the production staff by delegating tasks and responsibilities. Acted as a liaison between university administrators, faculty, and student staff. Recruited the cast and crew members and co-managed over fifty people during the production and final performance. Secured additional funds by researching and applying to grants.
World premiere of the musical drama "A Note Before I Go" by J. Sanders.
Musicianship and music theory tutor for undergraduate music students.
Partnered with youth to engage critically and creatively with issues of race and privilege through music workshops and a collaborative production of a mixtape. Attained new understandings of local Bay Area youth and community programs.
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.
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