MUSIC LESSONS IN HONG KONG
IPA Music connects students in Hong Kong and around the world to professional teachers who are working in their field. Unlike many music studios and tutoring centers, we only recommend internationally trained artists who have worked for years in their fields, and all of our teachers have Masters or Doctorate degrees.
Finally, our terms make sure the bulk of student tuition stays in the teachers pockets by allowing teachers to work from their own homes and private studios. We believe in keeping expensive private centers out of the learning process.
Voice - Classical/Music Theater/Pop
International award-winning American soprano Michelle Lange has been featured in Asia, Europe and the United States. She was recently praised in reviews in Mozart’s Don Giovanni among a cast of met singers, and has performed over one hundred performances of Contessa in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in Vienna. Ms. Lange is ABD for her doctorate in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from University of Southern Mississippi and also holds a Masters and Bachelors in Voice from Arizona State University and University of Texas. Ms. Lange spent her doctorate studying with one of the leading belt specialists in the world and is equally comfortable teaching heavy belt styles like music theater and pop as she is teaching opera.
Voice - Classical/Music Theater/Pop
Dr. Gordon has performed in operas, theaters, churches, and in concert in productions in Asia, Germany, Austria, Italy, and across America with over 300 performances to his name. Dr. Gordon created leading roles in two opera premieres, is featured in two recordings with Albany Records, and created two successful opera companies. In the past, he served as Assistant Professor of Voice and head of the opera program at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. In performance, Opera News praised him for his rich, flexible voice. He holds a Doctorate from Arizona State University, a Masters from Florida State University, and a Bachelors from University of Utah, all in Voice Performance.
Voice - Music Theater/Jazz/Pop
Micah Sandt was born in Taiwan to his French father and Finnish mother. He speaks English and Cantonese as he grew up in Hong Kong and went to local Chinese school there. Micah works as a freelance composer and actor. He trained as an actor for three years at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London and did his masters at NYU Tisch as a composer at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. He is currently living in Hong Kong.
We offer private voice lessons in Hong Kong and beyond via video lessons
We hold five different degrees in voice and have taken lessons directly from teachers who trace their heritage back to the Italian Bel Canto masters. Our operatic career spans four languages and three continents, with over 300 shows between the two of us. Our goal is to empower you to sing with your very best voice in a healthy and sustainable fashion, while reaching deep into your soul to express the poetry of days gone by. From beginning singers to seasoned professionals who just want to check in, our teachers can help you find your optimum vocal technique.
After years of studying with one of the premiere belt specialists in the United States, we have learned how to use style to adjust traditional classical voice techniques to even the most extreme belt in Music Theatre. In addition to vocal technique, we can help guide you through acting and stagecraft. Whether you crave the golden age of the old classics or the newest shows on Broadway, we can help guide you.
POP AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Loving that belt sound? The same principles that apply to singing in modern Music Theatre will carry you into the ability to have a long, healthy career singing a variety of different pop genres. Bring in your favorite artists and styles and we'll help you learn to find your own voice and sing with health and ease without losing the style that keeps you dancing each time you put your headphones in.
PERSONAL GROWTH AND MUSICIANSHIP
Most of our students aren't looking at a full career in music. There have been numerous studies to show how studying music is beneficial to human development. We firmly believe that music performance builds character, leadership skills, discipline, enhances public speaking, and generally builds the leaders of tomorrow. Additionally, music has the ability to heal broken souls. We create a curriculum with the student that will help them maximize their potential while enjoying the music they love.
Courses are available for Classical Voice and new Music Theatre curriculum
IPA's teachers are active performers, meaning about once a term we are traveling internationally for performances. Taking from a teacher with an active performing career means taking from a teacher who is constantly learning and connecting to what is going on in music today. It also means plugging in to a network of other international performers, teachers, and Universities.
Here is a complete list of our payment and cancellation policies:
50 min lessons - $800 hkd
30 min lessons - $500 hkd
An additional charge will be levied for in-home lessons. In home lessons are taught at the discretion of each teacher
Lesson fees are due for each month at the first lesson of the month
Lessons canceled by the student with more than 24 hours notice will be made up at the earliest convenience of the teacher and student
Lessons canceled within 24 hours by the student will not be entitled to a makeup lesson and the fee will not be reimbursed. Exceptions will be made for student illness
All student canceled makeup lessons expire one month after the original cancellation date
Lessons canceled by the teacher will be substituted with another teacher OR if you prefer, credited with a make up credit and made up at the earliest convenience of the teacher and student. These credits do not expire
Lesson fees are due at the time lessons are taught
Lessons not paid within 7 days will be subject to a 100 hkd late fee
Lessons not paid within 14 days will be subject so a 200 hkd late fee and lessons will be put on hold until a payment is made