Melody Hsu

Melody H.

Los Angeles, CA

About Melody H.

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Melody teaches: Ages 5 to 70
Teaching since: June 2007
Last sign in: 4 days ago

Overview

Music Genres:
Pop, Jazz, Modern Rock, Broadway/Musical.

Specialized in:
Vocal Warm Ups
Vocal Range Development
Troubleshoot Problem Areas
Mask Resonance
Vocal Interpretation
Stage Performance
Microphone Techniques

Lesson Details:
A step-by-step instruction to developing vocal technique, geared towards contemporary styles. Exercising, developing, strengthening, and troubleshooting vocal registers. During the 1st lesson there will be an in-depth vocal assessment being conducted to determine the student's strength and trouble areas regarding vocal ranges, vocal tonality, breathing, and posture. Will discuss with the student for his/her goals in terms of singing, then design a personalized training plan to help the student reaching his/her goals.

The exercises listed below will be included(but not limited) in a normal class session.
*Simple body exercises
*Vocal warm ups
*Vocal range development exercises
*Practice songs of student's choice(or suggested by the instructor)
*Develop vocal interpretation through practicing songs

Languages:
English
Mandarin Chinese
(Both fluent)

Education:
Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music - Hollywood, CA
Professional Certificate: Music(Vocal Performance)

Cal State Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
Bachelor of Arts: Communications/Advertising


*** Studio Equipment ***
88-Key Digital Piano
Microphone Set
Vocal Booth & Ambient Reflection Filter
Amplifier
Recording Interface
Music Stand
Sofa
Chair
Mirror
TV/DVD
wifi

*I do have a cat at home. If you are allergic to cats it's better to book In-Home lessons(I'll drive to your place for lessons).

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do have a 88-key digital piano at the studio. Piano students need to have at least a 54-key keyboard at home.

*24 hour advance cancellation notice is required to change or reschedule lessons.

Photos and Videos

Melody's Contemporary Vocal Warm Up Exercises

Experience

Vocal Coach/Piano Teacher

Sep 2013 - Present
Self Employeed

Provide private voice or beginner piano lessons to students in all ages in contemporary pop/jazz/blues/rock/musical theatre genres, covering technique, repertoire, musical interpretation and music theory.

Solo/Background Vocalist/Music Producer

Aug 2006 - Present
House of Miracles Music Ministries

Lead singer/background vocalist as well as production manager for 3 released albums.

Vocal Coach/Piano Teacher

Sep 2013 - Jan 2016
Hollywood Academy of Music

Provide private voice or beginner piano lessons to students in all ages in contemporary pop/jazz/blues/rock/musical theatre genres, covering technique, repertoire, musical interpretation and music theory.

Vocal Coach/Piano Teacher

Feb 2014 - Jan 2015
Encore School of Music

Provide private voice or beginner piano lessons to students in all ages in contemporary pop/jazz/blues/rock/musical theatre genres, covering technique, repertoire, musical interpretation, and music theory.

Education

Professional Certificate: Music(Vocal Performance)

Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music

Bachelor of Arts: Communications/Advertising

Jan 2001 - Jun 2003
Cal State, Fullerton

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Vocal Performance

Mar 2012
Musicians Institute, Hollywood

Awards

Development Scholarship Recipient

Mar 2011
Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music
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13 Reviews on Melody H.

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Madelyn R. Jul 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Really great with kids..she has so much patience with my daughter and love how she takes time with her to explain everything..highly recommend her to anyone..
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Cole M. May 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It's only our first lesson but she was UH-MAY-ZING! Both my kids loved her and my son HATES piano lessons. And she can teach singing and piano...gold mine.
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Lara M. Jan 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She's a very nice and comfortable person to be with! I'm just on my first lesson but I can already see that she is truly talented and knows what she is teaching; she has already shown me many things I have done wrong with using my voice and is guiding me through to fix them. :)
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Sharon S. Jan 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She's very good I learn so much fr her today.
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Karen L. Oct 17, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Melody is a wonderful teacher. She has helped my daughter improve her vocal technique and continues to help prepare her for singing professionally. She's warm, inviting, and makes you feel 100% comfortable so you can be the best you can be. She's great at what she does! We're very happy!
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Shuang Y. Sep 4, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient teacher. She tailors each lesson to make is fun and go at your own pace. Also encourages me to do better and she really knows her stuff.
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Patric H. Jul 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
Couldn't have made a better choice :) very knowledgeable and teaches fluently .
It's my first time taking vocal lessons and I didn't have a problem with being shy .
Recommended for people who want to improve their voice and want to get out of your shy bubble when singing in public .
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Joseph S. Jul 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Melody is great when it comes to her patience. She is very knowledgeable and dedicated to taking her time with each students individual needs. I highly recommend setting your kids or even yourself up with Melody she is amazing.
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Seidy A. Jun 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Melody is such a great piano teacher! She is very patient and kind. She makes piano lessons for my daughter fun and exciting!
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Joao V. Nov 19, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I had never taken vocal lessons before, but I have always been interested in them. A few months ago, I finally decided to take classes and I signed up with Melody. I was a bit apprehensive because I've never sung for other people, but Melody made me feel comfortable and she was and has been completely supportive. She identifies problem areas like breathing, improper form, or technique and provides constructive criticism. Melody pushed me to hit notes I've never been able to and I've noticed my vocal range expanding and the overall quality and tone of my projection has improved. I’m extremely happy with Melody and highly recommend her to anyone looking to take singing classes.
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