Mandy Burke
San Leandro, CA
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Mandy Burke

Mandy B.

San Leandro, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Coaching will help to develop song/aria. We will dig into story line/plot to bring out an organic performance. Techniques allow student to grasp characters/mood.

About Mandy B.

I have been singing since I was a little girl and began studying voice at age 15. I was singing in my first band when I was in high school and participating in vocal competitions. Professionally, I was a back-up vocalist and percussionist with the Sam Morrison Band from 2006-2012, where I traveled all over the country.

I have studied and performed genres like opera and Lieder and performed in China and Europe with the California State University, Long Beach choirs.

I have worked in opera companies based in southern California, including Lyric Opera of Los Angeles, Long Beach Opera, and Celestial Opera. I have also been hired as a soloist at various local churches.

I was a faculty member at Orange County School of the Arts, for almost a decade, where I taught Music Theory, Music History, and Musicianship.

As a member of Belle Musique, a hand bell trio, I played and sung for weddings, funerals, and private parties.

In addition, I manage and play in a band, Wheel House, where we create a unique blend of rock, blues, and funk.

It is my belief that it is never too late to follow your passion, but you have to find what really makes you happy and fulfilled!


*** Lesson Details ***
I teach students according to their own goals and interests. However, I must include elements that are vital in the musical world whether the student is a hobbyist or leaning toward a professional career. My instrumentalists will learn all aspects of theory including rhythm, basic theory, and musicianship. My singers will learn about breath, anatomy, alignment, and performance. This is in addition to learning fundamental repertoire.

I have very high expectations for my students and do my best to motivate and challenge them, bringing out the natural musician. I am goofy but demanding and always develop a strong and trusting relationship with each and every student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
In home music studio with upright piano, electric piano, recording equipment, drum set, amps, guitars, bass, and seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize vocally in opera, rock, funk, musical theater.

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Dolores

Manny is awesome!!

Posted Feb 3, 2020
Dolores M.
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Mandy appears to be a lovely, friendly and competent piano instructor. Her piano space is very suitable and I like her very much.

Posted Feb 1, 2020
Zahraa
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Mandy is awesome :)

Posted Aug 13, 2019
Gina Weaver

Mandy has been nothing but lovely to work with, Isabella Ruby has enjoyed her lessons and can't wait to sing more!

Posted Sep 13, 2016
Michael P.
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She was wonderful,knows what is needed to get things started.Felt very comfortable with her,can't wait for the next lesson.

Posted Aug 16, 2016
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski-Wrixon

Mandy is a great teacher! She is very patient and works with you at your own pace.

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Bronwynn Lloyd

Mandy is a lot of fun to work with. She is very knowledgeable and I really appreciate how she takes the time to make you aware of how what is going on with your body can affect your voice. I've noticed a huge difference in my singing after only a few lessons by paying attention to these physical things. There is always lots of laughing and constructive silliness during our lessons.

Posted Nov 23, 2015
Lydie S.
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Very sweet and patient teacher! She gives very good tips and helps you work in a serene and nurturing atmosphere! Recommended!

Posted Oct 29, 2014

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Experience

Manager, Songwriter
Jun 2010 - Present

Wheel House

Lead vocalist, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums. We perform original and cover tunes. We are inspired by such artists but not limited to Jack White, Alicia Keys, The Black Keys, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd,

Private Instructor
Jan 2002 - Present

Studio of Mandy B.

Teach private voice, piano and guitar as well as performance technique and coaching.

Music Specialist
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018

Indian Valley Elementary, Walnut Creek, CA

Private Voice and Piano Instructor
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Hayward Music Center

Voice Instructor
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015

Southwest Conservatory

Hand bells
Mar 2013 - Jun 2015

Belle Musique

All female hand bell trio playing music throughout the year including Wedding, Funeral, Patriotic, and Christmas songs.

Teacher
Aug 2006 - May 2015

Orange County School of the Arts

I instruct music theory in the Musical Theater department.

Back-up singer, percussionist
May 2006 - Jun 2012

Sam Morrison Band

Performed the Bob Seger Tribute and our Southern Rock show throughout the country.

Education

MM, BM
Aug 1996 - May 2005

California State University, Long Beach

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2013
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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