Chaz Ronald Barcenilla Medalle y Llanos
Los Angeles, CA
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Chaz Ronald Barcenilla Medalle y Llanos

Chaz B.

Los Angeles, CA
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A graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education with majors in Spanish (Native Speakers' fluency) and German
( Native Speakers' fluency) in Language, Literature, and History, and Piano/Vocal Performance (Music); and minors in French Studies (Advanced Language and Culture), Italian, Linguistics, and Interpreting/Translation.

He has spoken German and Spanish since the age of 11 due to his German upbringing with a German step-father as well as his Hispanic background from his real father. He also studied at
Die Hochschule der Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien, Osterreich (Vienna, Austria) and has been active in the Latino communities in the USA. He speaks Spanish at home, Italian and French with his friends. He regularly keeps in contact with friends that reside in Calabria and Nice.

He has a B.A. and M.Ed. (majors in Spanish, German, Music (Vocal/ Piano Performance); minors in French, Italian, and Interpreting/Translations ). He is fluent-native speaker fluency to teach all the above languages in addition to Tagalog and Cebuano (Visaya). He also teaches Voice/Piano performance in these languages

About Chaz B.

As a music and foreign language education specialist Ronald structures and restructures educational programs for leisure, college matriculation, and as degree course components administered by the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Testing-USA), ACT (American College Testing), HSC (Higher School Certificate-Australia), Trinity College London (external studies dept for Music, Speech, Drama, and English as a foreign language), the Certificate of Merit program (MTAC), and other music examinations boards such the R.S.M. and R.C.M. His subjects of expertise are: Music Theory, Composition, Piano and Vocal Performance - taken up in either English or as a Music program immersed in language programs in either Spanish, Italian, or German; and language courses from Beginner's to Advanced Conversational / Literature in English, Spanish, Italian, and German; as well as French from Beginner's through Advanced levels.

He is a graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in EDUCATION in the fields of Music, Spanish and German Literature, with a minor in Linguistics, French, and Italian Studies from UNSW (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia).

He is fluent (native speaker fluency) to teach Music in language immersion programs in these languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Tagalog, Cebuano (Visaya).

He also has advanced students with an Associate Degree (A Mus TCL) and B Mus candidates teaching at much lesser rates.

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Indira
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Dr. Chaz is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. He is an incredibly adept musician. He can identify what exactly you need improvement on and provides the most helpful advice on how to attain that improvement. I have studied music (flute) for 10 years with numerous teachers and band/orchestra directors, all very skilled and incredible themselves, but I never received clearer instruction than with Dr. Chaz. He explained concepts that many young musicians (like myself) struggle with and he beautifully portrays the relationship between theory, practice, and performance. Additionally, I appreciate his emphasis on ensuring vocal health and meditation- meditating pitches so that one can internalize the pitches to sing them more accurately. I was planning to remain his student for as long as I could but due to personal health and scheduling reasons, I had to discontinue and hope to return soon. I 150% recommend taking his lessons. Get ready to learn so much and expand as a musician!

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Mark
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Really great vocal teacher. He's very patient to his students. He goes on all the topics about singing. He's really good at helping his students prepare for a song. He doesn't waste time on any unnecessary practice. He teaches his students how to practice at home. I learned a lot of singing terms from him as well. Overall, I think he's a great vocal coach.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Maria J.
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Excellent! knowledgeable, friendly, easy to follow. Great introduction for a total beginner.

Posted Feb 17, 2017
Angelika
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I have taken lessons with Ronald since I was 6, I am now 23. In my 17 years of taking lessons I have learned to play piano, sing and am proficient in music theory. In the more recent years I have even had the opportunity to teach music through Ronald. Throughout the years, I have experienced and witnessed the patience and kindness Ronald consistently shows his students. He encourages his students to become better and shares in their enthusiasm due to their accomplishments. Ronald genuinely cares about his students and is dedicated to making sure his students improve. I fully recommend Ronald for students who have parents who want to be involved in the learning process and especially for young children who are just starting out. Ronald works well with families, includes parents every step of the way and is very patient with young students helping them learn in an open and encouraging environment.

Posted Apr 1, 2016
Sarah
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Mr.Chaz is really dedicated to his profession. He started to teach my seven year old son over one year ago and he has motivated him to sing his best and he started piano with him last year which has been a phenomenal experience for my son. Chaz really focuses on the detail, theory and groundwork necessary to excel in music. If you are lucky enough to get your child started with him you will never regret the experience. He is simply the best! My son sings all the time now and loves to play piano. I am so happy for my son to have found someone to expand on his talents!

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Sarah
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Mr.Chaz is really dedicated to his profession. He started to teach my seven year old son over one year ago and he has motivated him to sing his best and he started piano with him last year which has been a phenomenal experience for my son. Chaz really focuses on the detail, theory and groundwork necessary to excel in music. If you are lucky enough to get your child started with him you will never regret the experience. He is simply the best! My son sings all the time now and loves to play piano. I am so happy for my son to have found someone to expand on his talents!

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Sarah
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Mr.Chaz is really dedicated to his profession. He started to teach my seven year old son over one year ago and he has motivated him to sing his best and he started piano with him last year which has been a phenomenal experience for my son. Chaz really focuses on the detail, theory and groundwork necessary to excel in music. If you are lucky enough to get your child started with him you will never regret the experience. He is simply the best! My son sings all the time now and loves to play piano. I am so happy for my son to have found someone to expand on his talents!

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Renee
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Crazy but Chaz would travel all the way to the hills of Pacific Palisades from where his studio was then (Beverly Hills) to come to me. He is very energetic, passionate and has never short changed any of my lessons (sorry I'm just a type that watches the clock all the time!). In fact he would sit down with me and explain my homework in detail after the time the lesson has completed, so then I would be obliged to make him a lil something from the kitchen lol, but that is the kind of teacher you will come up with if you hire him. I was lucky I guess as I was always his last home visit student for the day. Technique-wise be careful as he is most meticulous but in a very good way. Musical phrasing was his big thing. I wish I would be able to continue lessons with him but immediate family responsibilities have kept me somewhat busy to manage any other schedule :(
hidalgorenee11@yahoo.com

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Bruce
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Ronald Chaz Barcenilla was an employee at the Johannes School of Music (1997-2011) and an independent contractor (2012 - current) . He has been the music education consultant and coordinator to develop a music and language curriculum primarily for college entrance matriculation. He also teaches Piano Performance, Vocal Technique, Composition, and Music Theory. There has been nothing but positive remarks and praises from both parents and students. His passion and dedication for teaching children, teens, and young adults (oh there were 3 senor citizens at 78, 82, and 95 year of age also!) is reflected in the top- quality recitals and concerts that have been a half-yearly and yearly goal for his students, as well as the examination reports achieved in the majority of cases in the Distinction range. He has also produced very fine musicians, most have become music graduates and a few are well known in the industry. It's deceiving because he does not at all look his age considering all the achievements he has received. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the talents of this great teacher and mentor. He is also fluent in Spanish, Italian, German, French as I have heard him many times teach in these languages. I cannot download a pic from this computer but feel free to call the school at (424) 204.5433 for any further query about him.

Posted Mar 8, 2016
Jose
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What comes out of my mind first is that Ronald Chaz is a great motivator. He has focused on the positive side of my voice and trained me to get it stronger. After just 3 months under his tutelage, I became more and more confident with the techniques I was mastering. My range also blossomed. After 1 year, I'm now finally able to reach top Ténor A with the least effort. I definitely recommend Chaz to anyone who wants to improve on their vocal technique and range in such a short time. He is also fluent in Italian and German which is a big plus in Opera Studies!

Posted Mar 8, 2016

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Experience

Music Education Consultant
Oct 1997 - Present

Johannes School of Music Scholastic Studies

Ronald structures and restructures educational programs in piano and vocal performance, music theory, composition, harmony, counterpoint, score-reading, orchestration, and history.

Piano and Voice lecturer
Feb 1990 - Dec 1996

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Director and Teacher in Special Education
Feb 1987 - Dec 1996

Amadeus School of Music, Sydney, Australia

Perform curriculum that uses music therapy to facilitate and enhance cognitive response in children with learning disabilities and difficulties, particularly children with autism. Ronald also taught and supervised teachers in piano, vocal performance, and music theory in preparation for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).

Education

Master of Education in Music (M.Mus.Ed.)
Feb 1990 - Dec 1992

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Arts (Music, Spanish and German Literature; minors in French, Italian and Linguistics)
Feb 1985 - Dec 1987

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Languages

ENGLISH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

FRENCH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

GERMAN

Fluent / Native Proficiency

ITALIAN

Fluent / Native Proficiency

SPANISH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Tagalog

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Visayan

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Fellowship in Music (Piano Performance)
Jul 1989

Trinity College of Music, London, UK

Associate in Music (Piano Performance)
Jun 1984

Royal College of Music, London, UK

Awards

Nominee of The Young Outstanding Australian Award. 1981
Jan 1981

Australia Day Live

Affiliations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Apr 2017
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.
Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2000
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Music Teachers' Association of California
Oct 1998
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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