Olivia Shue

Olivia S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Enthusiastic teacher studied music production and experimental pop at Ableton-accredited school California Institute of the Arts eager to work with students of all ages! I specialize in music production and have a theory-driven background. I absolutely love Ableton Live 10 as it's very intuitive once you learn how to use it! It is a total blast showing students how to create their own sounds and play with ones the software already comes with! Message me if you want to learn more about my Ableton Live 10 lessons!

About Olivia S.

Hi, I am a vocalist, ukelele-ist, composer, and California Institute of the Arts’ alumn specializing in jazz, rock, pop, and Broadway vocals as well as musical composition.

I teach voice and composition for students of all ages and experience levels at their home or online. Voice students can expect to gain confidence week to week about their ability to perform any song they want to sing; while composition students can expect to find their unique, contemporary voice within the music community. I encourage students to release all their doubts and qualms about how hard it is to learn music and to just express however they feel necessary while at the same time learning contemporary and helpful techniques.

As a composer my first piece was premiered when I was in high school by the Pasadena Master Chorale in Pasadena, CA and I studied at California Institute of the Arts (CaLARTS) with regarded composers such as Wolfgang von Schweilintz and Daniel Corral. I specialize in vocal composition as well as electronic composition using the DAWs Ableton Live and Logic Pro X, but have experience writing other classical-type compositions such as my string quartet Wheatfield With Cypresses premiered by Fuoco String Quarter from the Salastina Music Society in Pasadena, CA. As a vocalist, I have sung my whole life in choirs, musical theater, and solo performance and am currently in the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble as an Alto vocal part at CaLARTS. In High School, the choir I sang with toured Italy and we sang at the Sistine Chapel as well as other historical sights. In previous college experience at Pasadena City College, I sang in two jazz ensembles as the lead vocalist in Latin Jazz and Contemporary Jazz stylings.

Some of the musical styles I enjoy teaching as well as listening to are r&b, blues, jazz, rock, pop, and classical.


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Really wonderful experience all around. Hayden is friendly, patient, open, welcoming, extremely knowledgable and provides a huge scope of musical ideas, genres, exploration, and excitement. I am deeply inspired. (Great sense of humor too!)

Posted Feb 19, 2020

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Choral Vocalist - Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Jan 2020 - Present

California Institute of the Arts

Choral Vocalist - Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Sep 2017 - May 2018

California Institute of the Arts


Music Composition & Speech Communication
Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

Pasadena City College

Music Composition
Sep 2017 - Dec 2018

California Institute of the Arts



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Listening to the Future - 2017 Original and Arranged Choral Music Premier
May 2017

Pasadena Master Chorale

Young Composers - 2016-17 Season String Quartet Premier
Jan 2017

Salastina Music Society

Listening to the Future - 2016 Original and Arranged Choral Music Premier
May 2016

Pasadena Master Chorale

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