Designed and developed by vocal coach and singer/songwriter Ruth Gerson, the Singingbelt trains singers and public speakers to support their voices with their diaphragms. The belt provides feedback on the position of the diaphragm, which signals to the wearer any time they cease supporting their breath. The belt can help singers develop power, tone, pitch, and endurance.
After finishing her classical education in Moscow, piano player Elena Orduyan switched from student to teacher. For more than a decade, she’s taught the ivory-tickling arts to youths and adults alike, sending students off to institutions like Juilliard with skills she helped them hone. She tailors each lesson to her individual students, creating customized lesson books for every player and curating her own lesson materials by mixing and matching texts from a variety of publishers and schools of thought. Her curricula extend past key-tapping: beginners also pick up the basics of music theory, and intermediate-level musicians learn to use music software. Orduyan even helps young kids along with color-coded markers and stickers. Never content to rest on her musical laurels, she also furthers her own education by attending annual music-teaching conferences and events.
Rocio Guitard Vocal Studio coordinates some of the best theater in Belmont. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time.
While you're enjoying this theater, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Bring the whole clan to this theater — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Imagine an online library that skews fun. This library, like brick-and-mortar ones, covers academic topics and coding—but there's also an entire section dedicated to crafting, and another one devoted to food.
This library, spoiler alert, is real: it's Curiosity, a compendium of 17,000 video lessons featuring attachment, assignments, and interaction with expert teachers. With unlimited access, members are free to roam the site, learning about whatever sparks their curiosity.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
MAM has been in the Bay Area for 20 years and specializes in group class for children age 3 and up: toddler classes, beginner piano, violin, flute, guitar and Ukulele classes/1-1 private. Since 2001, our classes are listed under the activity guild of 12 cities, such as Palo Alto, Cupertino, Fremont.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
-Materials are optional -Full-size 88 keys digital piano provided (every student will have her/his own piano during the class) -Parent's participation required -Student's happy mood and enthusiasm needed!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
MAM started a studio from an apartment 20 years ago. Since I realized the group training would be more beneficial than private lesson, in 1997, the group class started in home garage. Later, MAM began the first campus business in Cupertino. Fremont and Palo Alto campus began due to many referrals.
What do you love most about your job?
Teacher is not only an excellent educator but a good observer. It is fun and surprised to see how children improve and how they get to another milestone. Also, MAM has special program that teachers would co-teach which makes the job much funnier since teachers can learn from each other.