Tammy Ying

Tammy Y.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Mandarin Chinese

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

I was born and raised in Singapore, and am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in English and professional proficiency in Mandarin.

I'll teach you depending on your level and age. For kids, I use fun, interactive storytelling. For the adults, I'll dive into concepts like the origins of the language, nuances of the intonations, all the while teaching you vocabulary and sentence structure. I'll also adjust my lessons based on your feedback, your learning style and your goals!

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About

Tammy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
December 2009

I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profile/list of services here. You can send me a message if you are interested in them!

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others.

I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013 with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production!

My students range from as 3.5 years old, to the grandmother of a couple of my students. I work mostly with children, but have a handful of adult beginner students I work with as well.

Everyone is different - and I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize my lessons and materials for each student. I'll push you (a little!), to make you realize just how much you can do!

Music is an all-rounded experience. Not only can I offer you a chance to learn how to play different styles of piano, from jazz to pop to classical, but I can also teach you how to write your own songs, arrange them, and perhaps (if you like) record them!

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Experience

Owner/Instructor
Nov 2013 - Present
Private Studio

Currently teaching and managing a team of 7 teachers, with over 90students all over New York City!

Ballet/Dance Accompanist
Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
Harlem School of The Arts and Dance with Miss Rachel

Performer
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Keyboardist for the "Night Beats" show during Howl-O-Scream 2013


Education

Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production
May 2010 - Aug 2013
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Berklee Achievement Scholarship
Jan 2013
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

Headshot!

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Here I am talking about The Music Box NY!
Me and a bunch of my crazy students after our Winter recital in December 2016!

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Arden Sehgal plays Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) and Fight Song (Rachel Platten) for our recital on May 13th 2017!
Quentin Cutone, one of my intermediate students, plays Minuet in G and The Flintstones during our recital held on May 13th, 2017.
A few video clips of my students playing some songs!
Photo by Tammy Y.

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Ms Tammy can teach ukulele too!

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Recitals are held twice a year!

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7 Reviews

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Elizabeth N. Jan 23, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Samuel J. Oct 23, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

A very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Tammy came very well prepared for her lesson and brought readily custom-made materials that make the lesson very smooth. Our son is really excited about his piano lessons again!!

Thanks a lot!

Juan

Estrella H. Nov 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!

Estrella H. Nov 28, 2015
Piano · In studio

Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!

Mary S. Jan 8, 2015
Mandarin Chinese · Online

We are absolutely thrilled with our experience with Tammy. My two sons meet with her online to review the Mandarin language they take at school. The extra 30 min. a week of conversation and tone work is invaluable. I would rate Tammy a 10/10 as she sends highlights, a review and suggestions of study for the week after each lesson. If a person can have teenage boys look forward to "extra" Chinese weekly, they deserve a medal!

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Christian N. May 12, 2014
Piano ·

Great Teacher for Toddler

Tammy is great with children. My son was immediately at ease and she really went out of her way to make his first piano lessons fun and comfortable. She has a natural gift with children and a great singing voice.

Shawn Y. Apr 7, 2014
Classical Piano ·

Daughters first lesson

Tammy was patient, personable and let's not forget an amazing pianist...she made my daughters first lesson a wonderful experience. Look no further, Tammy Y is it!!!!

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