Contact Amy regarding private or small group lessons in voice or electronic music, workshops, college residencies and so forth.
Amy’s vocal teaching focuses on discovering and developing your natural voice — working in whatever style interests you — with technique grounded in the classical tradition. Exercises concentrate on developing a fluid connection over the many parts of the vocal range, and Amy will work with you on language and diction, effective delivery and musicality, ear training, and (if you like) improvisation, experimentation and microphone technique, as well as coaching for specific performances.
Electronic music performance and composition
Amy specializes in using interactive technology expressively in composition and live performance. She can help you get the most out of the tools you are working with, help you find ways to experiment and create, and advise you in developing songs and compositions. Product expertise includes percussion controllers and live looping hardware/software, Logic, Protools and other home studio software, and analog synthesis.
Examples of past teaching experience include teaching assistantships in vintage analog synthesis and multi-track recording, private tutoring in Drumkat and hardware synth programming, university master classes in electronic music composition, and a community college course in MIDI Fundamentals.
School residencies, lectures and workshops
Below are some of the institutions at which Amy has taught workshops, lectured or been in residency.
Arizona State University
CNMAT at UC Berkeley
Berkeley High School
Columbia College Chicago
Cal State Irvine
Cal State Long Beach
College of New Jersey
Indiana University Purdue
Jazz School at Christchurch Polytech, New Zealand
Truman State University, MO
UC Berkeley Physics of Sound class
UCLA composition dept.
UC Santa Barbara dance dept.
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
Available group workshops:
Make-a-show! with Amy X: A 2-week to 1-month intensive in creative music-theater collaboration and performance production.
Creative Vocalization: Focus on vocal projection and experimentation, text, and rhythm. Amy has led creative vocalization workshops with young dancers and people with Parkinson’s disease.
Music for Dancers: Basics of musical structure, editing and sound design, live sound, collaborating, permissions and legalities.
Amy also has CELTA certification in teaching English as a second language. She volunteers at UC Berkeley providing English conversation practice to foreign students.