Xinlei Chu

Xinlei C.

Pittsburgh, PA

Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Theory is the foundation behind everything related to music. In these lessons, we will cover everything from the basics of reading and writing music, identifying, reading, and writting key signatures, time signatures, scales, chords, rhythm, voice leading, figured bass, modal music, and an extensive plethora of music terminology.
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Xinlei teaches



Xinlei delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2003

I started taking music lessons when I was 7 years old. I have earned a bachelor's degree in music composition from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China, and a master's degree in music composition from Duquesne University. I have years of experience teaching voice, composition, ear training, and music theory in both private lessons and in classroom settings. I am very friendly and outgoing, and I'm very easy to work with.


Lead Composer
Mar 2008 - Jun 2012
Kylin Network of Information and Science

I composed music for video games.

Music Teacher
Jul 2007 - Feb 2008
Beijing Modern Music Institute


Master of Music - Electronic Composition
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Duquesne University
Bachelor of Music - Composition
Sep 2002 - May 2007
Tianjin Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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6 Reviews

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Neal Aug 28, 2017
Singing · In studio

First lesson was great. Xinlei is a fine teacher. I can learn a great deal from her.

Yam B. Aug 23, 2016
Singing · In home

Perfectly fit as a voice teacher

Nina T. Mar 28, 2016
Singing · In home

Xinlei is very knowledgeable an very nice. Xinlei made my daughter feel very comfortable and she can't wait until her next lesson.

Brad Feb 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Xinlei. She has learned a lot and Xinlei is always very attentive and motivating. I highly recommend her as a teacher!

Russell W. Aug 19, 2015
Singing · In studio

My son enjoyed his lessons with Xinlei. I like how engaged she kept my son through every lesson. Xinlei was also very knowledgeable about the material which showed in the way she taught. l I thought that Xinlei was a good teacher and I would definitely use her again in the future!

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Amber B. Jul 6, 2015
Singing · In studio

My daughter loved her and looks forward to working with her. Very professional knows what she's doing!!!

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