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Jimmy Kuo

Auckland
Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons, Violin Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: 2004 New Zealand Primary Men's Figure Skating Champion, BSc in Biomedical Science, M.A. in Ministry, ABRSM Grade 8 Piano
  • Suitability: Any age

Bio

Beautify Your Life With Music!

Jimmy is a 26 year-old professional singer-songwriter and former ice skating champion, working as a special needs learning assistant at Bayfield School and the children’s coordinator at Hillside Community Church. I have had lots of experience working with students of all ages from holding private tuitions to coaching ice skating at the rink.

Each lesson is tailored to your specific skills, goals and needs, and I believe all lessons have to be FUN and INSPIRING. If you want a teacher who is patient with a sense of humour, passionate about music and knows what he is talking about, I’m your guy! You can find out more about me at www.jimmykuo.com where you’ll see videos of me doing what I love most.

Jimmy holds ABRSM Grade 8 for Piano and uses a combination of Speech Level Singing (technique used by well-known singers such as Michael Jackson & Josh Groban) and Bel canto (technique used by many famous opera singers) with his students. Correct singing technique is really very important if you want to be able to sing effortlessly even when you’re in your 80s and 90s. I have seen lots of incorrect “singing”, such as yelling, screaming and whispering, which are all very damaging to the voice. The results of wrong singing techniques include a lost of range, raspiness, fatigue and even the development of nodules. Jimmy is also knowledgeable in Alexander technique and Feldenkrais, which help musicians play their instruments with greater ease.

Teaching Info

Singing: Are you sick and tired of pushing and yelling to reach those high notes? Is your voice deteriorating as you find it harder and harder to sing some of the stuff you used to? Are you annoyed with that sudden break or bridge in your voice that makes you sound like you’re yodelling? Have you ever been under the impression that you’re tone-deaf and singing is just not for you? If yes, I am here to help. I will revolutionise the way you think and approach singing so you can really enjoy yourself. Sing with greater freedom and artistry today.

Piano & Violin: Would you like to be able to play some of your favourite tunes? Would you like to foster in your children a love for music? Well, it’s never too late to start and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with playing music for yourself and others! Good foundation and techniques are important, because they allow you to improve and play with ease so you can enjoy fully the whole experience of playing. Nonetheless, I always make sure it’s FUN.