Hello everyone! My name is Marco, and I teach Japanese and Vocals! (Each exclusively or at the same time; it's up to you!)
Currently studying for my undergraduate Japanese Studies degree at San Jose State University. Have been studying the language for a total of 5 years, and have worked abroad in Japan within the media and music sphere! I have had experience as a teacher's assistant within a university classroom setting. Aspiring to become a full-time Japanese teacher, and to work within the Japanese music industry.
I am both a vocalist and instrumentalist, specializing in drum set and guitar, but will focus on teaching vocals exclusively. Classically trained in a concert choir setting, and also trained in a jazz setting within a vocal jazz ensemble. Currently a label-signed artist and song-writer, with Professor Records, performing English and Japanese pop music in the bay area, and abroad (Japan)! Open to teaching multiple styles, primarily classical, pop, Japanese pop, and R&B.
These two teaching areas of mine are passions that I am pursuing equally, and would love to share what I have learned over the years with you all! I promise to make the lessons relatable, fun, and catering to your own needs.
Speaks Japanese, English
Associate of Arts - AA Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies from De Anza College
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
My Japanese lessons are unique in that I can adapt to multiple learning styles. I can empathize with English learners that have been struggling with Japanese grammar and sentence-forming issues that plague so many by explaining it in innovative ways. I am also very up to date with Japanese pop culture, history, and other fun aspects, such as travel, food, and music, so I often enjoy incorporating those fun topics into my lessons wherever possible!
Experience with media, videography, guest relations, and tour management with local and international clients.
Have taught vocals, drum set, and guitar to various clients ranging from children to adults.
San Jose State University
Assisted in beginning lessons for Japanese language learners within a university classroom setting.
Taught basketball and life skills for a co-ed youth basketball program.
Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC)
Interned for the Ocala Mentoring Program. Gained experience in middle school education by assisting in teaching a Life Skills class, as well as after school group tutoring for at risk youth.
San Jose State University
De Anza College
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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