Mandy Chen

Mandy C.

Long Beach, CA

Lesson Details



Mandy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2010

Currently accepting new students.

Hi, I'm Mandy!

Over the years, I've had the great pleasure of instructing a range of students in classical piano, violin and voice, working in both classroom settings and one-on-one instruction. My mission as a private teacher is to provide the quality and professional instruction that will best help each student to grow in their own skills, knowledge, and passion as a musician. I enjoy creating a positive learning atmosphere for my students and truly value the unique talents of every individual. I look forward to meeting you!

Extended Biography:
As a young musician, Mandy C. grew to receive local recognition for her diverse knowledge and advanced skills in both instrumental music and voice, propelling her early career and leading her to hold a multitude of leadership roles. A classically trained pianist, violinist, and singer, her credits include conducting concerts as Student Director of the Davis Madrigals, serving as a soloist, 1st violinist and harpsichordist with the DHS Baroque Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, and becoming the second of only two qualifying recipients of the Nicole Auclair Memorial Music Scholarship Award. Driven to challenge herself further, Mandy graduated from high school with multiple honors at age 16, and relocated to the Los Angeles area in 2014. Since 2010, Mandy has maintained several teaching positions in both Northern and Southern California. She is currently studying to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Choral/Vocal Music Education with an Emphasis in Piano at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. Her incredible musicianship continues to be lauded by professors and colleagues a-like; and her versatility remains an asset. Among many professional skills, Mandy is furthering her studies to achieve a breadth of knowledge in vocal pedagogy and music methodology. Mandy is excited to be involved in the Los Angeles area's thriving hub of classical music, which is flourishing at this time. Summer 2016, Mandy was invited to play piano at the annual Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, her role as accompanist in performances receiving positive remarks from judges.
In her free time, Mandy enjoys hiking, swimming in the ocean, and long chats over coffee.

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Piano Accompanist
Aug 2016 - Present
Bob Cole Conservatory Women's Choir

Music Teacher
Mar 2016 - Present
Jammin' Music & Arts

Private Piano Instructor
Jun 2010 - Present
Mandy's Music Studio

Assistant Choral Director
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Davis Madrigal Singers

Music Director and Advisor
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
DHS Drama Theatre Productions

Music Worship Leader
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014
Davis Chinese Christian Church


Bachelor of Music in Choral/Vocal Music Education with an Emphasis in Piano
Aug 2014 - Present
The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
High School Diploma
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Davis Senior High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Teacher's Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Training
Jan 2016
Through Armatus by Praesidium

-I am certified to work with minors under 18 in school-related functions.
-I carry out a Standard Code of Conduct when working with youth.
-I maintain a secure learning environment and strictly follow proper procedures to ensure the safety of children.

Completed as part of Youth Activity Training to provide instruction at the Bob Cole Conservatory's "HS Honor's Festival" and "Exploration Day" for young musicians.

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Nicole Auclair Memorial Music Scholarship Award
May 2014
Dr. Stephen Kidd and the Davis Joint Unified School District


American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2014

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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National Organization of Women
Aug 2014

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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Photos & Videos

Performing on the harpsichord with a baroque quintet at the Cole Conservatory, teaching concepts of continuo and figured bass. (Jan. 2016)

Teaching students in MUS 190 about structure and stylistic differences in the baroque music period. (Jan. 2016)

Invited to perform at the 2016 Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

Performing as piano accompanist at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod 2016.
Little Man in A Hurry by Eric Whitacre.
Singers from the Bob Cole Conservatory perform John Rutter's Gloria at the annual Winter Festival (December 2016).

Directing the Davis High School Madrigals in a hired, private event. (Nov. 2013)
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5 Reviews

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Frederick F. Jul 22, 2016
Singing · In studio

My son said she a great Teacher, he said he already learned some music technique on the 1st lesson 👍👍👍

Camille Jun 1, 2016
Piano · In home

Mandy is an awesome teacher. She is energetic and patient.

Dalila May 1, 2016
Piano · In home

Mandy used to teach piano to Evan(7), Ciara(6) and Kiera(4), and she did a wonderful job with making the lessons fun and engaging for the little ones. She is very patient with the kids and knows how to motivate them.The kids improved very quickly! You won't regret hiring Mandy!

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Mark Mar 15, 2016

Mandy is a great musician! She is a student of mine at CSULB. I can highly recommend her as a teacher.

Mark Uranker
Keyboard Faculty
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Emily Mar 7, 2016
Piano · In home

Mandy was so helpful when I was learning piano! She allowed me to work on what I needed improvement in and helped me gain all of the skills I needed to sight read easily! I loved her calm and supportive attitude because she helped me to get better without pushing me too hard! I loved working with her and would highly recommend her!!!

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