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Randy Martono-Chai

Randy M.

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I am an eclectic pianist-singer with dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance and Jazz Studies from Shenandoah Conservatory. My skills are diverse and I enjoy using them as I teach at any level. Other than teaching, I compete in voice and piano competitions, perform as a soloist and accompanist, arrange, and compose. I also play in a funk band called Souled Out, stationed in Winchester, VA. My passion is in classical and jazz music, as well as musical theatre, but I teach all contemporary styles.

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  • Speaks Mandarin, English, French, Latin
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School

Reviews (7)

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Stephanie Jul 11, 2019
Singing · In home

Randy has helped me accomplish my goals. He is an excellent teacher and mentor. He helped me believe in myself by believing in me as well. I highly recommend him!!!!

Ethan Jan 9, 2019
Singing · Online

Interesting and funny classes

Mark R. Oct 23, 2018
Singing · Online

Was a good 1st lesson

Noah P. Sep 26, 2018
Piano · In home

Firs lesson.
the kids loved it and we plan to work with Randy moving forward.

John P. Mar 30, 2018
Classical Voice · Online

Excellent teacher. I've studied jazz guitar, classical guitar, and voice in the past- he is building my confidence in my higher register- enthusiastic, disciplined and
hard working. You will progress with this teacher!

John P. Mar 30, 2018
Classical Voice · Online

I'm having a fantastic experience with Randy. I am a lifelong musician- have studied Jazz guitar, classical guitar and voice- he's a great voice teacher- very positive, and I feel I am progressing with him- I am more confident in my upper register, and he's helping to claim my singing voice!

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Gus Jun 21, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Mr. MC is an excellent instructor. He always takes into account students' background and interests in order to develop meaningful lessons. He explains and presents new music material clearly, and always models in order to facilitate learning. He also monitors progress continuously and provides feedback on students' performance. One of the best instructors I have had the pleasure to work with.

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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

A vital subject for a performer, the study of music theory allows us to explore the reasoning behind the music we create and possibly create. In sessions, we discuss a variety of objectives, including rudiments, notation, compositional techniques, and ear training.

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Experience

Tutor
Dec 2017 - Present

Huntington Learning Centers

SAT/ACT prep, maths up to calculus and statistics, and English language and literature

Music Director
Oct 2017 - Present

Pual VI Catholic High School

Vocal coach, conductor, & rehearsal pianist

Private Piano/Voice Teacher
Jul 2017 - Present

The Community Music School of the Piedmont

Specialized in Western art, jazz, musical theatre styles

Tutor
Dec 2015 - Present

Hometown Learning Centers

Maths up to calculus and statistics and English language and literature

Tutor, Accompanist, Theatre Technician
Aug 2013 - Present

Shenandoah University

• Peer tutoring in a wide array of undergraduate subjects • Provide piano accompaniment to voice and instrumental studios • Aid in backstage management for theatre productions

Pianist-Singer
Sep 2011 - Present

Self-employed

• Specialized in Western art, jazz, musical theatre styles • Performed in Northern Virginia, Southern California • Former music director, vocal coach, arranger, orchestrator for stage performance Voice: • National voice competition semifinalist - lyric tenor, baritenor • Chorister for Arts Chorale of Winchester - 3 seasons, Stephens City United Methodist Church - 3 years • Somatic Voicework Method-based pedagogue Piano: • Vocal, instrumental accompanist • Funk band Souled Out's keyboardist, vocalist

Music Teacher
May 2015 - Nov 2017

Winchester Parks & Recreation

Taught piano, voice, and flute to all ages


Education

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Shenandoah Conservatory

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Shenandoah Conservatory

Performer's Associate of The Royal Conservatory Diploma in Piano Performance
Dec 2012 - Oct 2015

The Royal Conservatory, Toronto


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Latin

Limited Proficiency

Mandarin

Limited Proficiency


Certifications

Somatic Voicework® - The Method (Levels I-III)
Aug 2015

CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Certicate of Merit, Advanced Panel with Honors
Jul 2013

Music Teachers' Association of California


Affiliations

Alpha Lambda Delta
Apr 2014
Founded in 1924, Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for students in their first year at an institution of higher education. (For a brief history of the Society, click here) We recognize those students who have succeeded in maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA, and are in the top 20% of their class, in their first year. Alpha Lambda Delta's mission is to "encourage superior academic achievement... to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society."
Kappa Kappa Psi
Dec 2013
Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them.
International Thespian Society
May 2013
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

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