Class: Jazz Vocal Workshop
Who knows why we are drawn to certain things in our lives, but never the less we are and we end up at certain points, and this is my story of singing and teaching.
I had no choice but to sing.
Coming from an extremely musical family you find yourself on stage at 3 three years old and just think that it is the norm, everybody grows up like this right?
Well, that is what I used to think as a child anyway. Music has always been a safe haven for me something that I personalize and love, it is because of this that I love to pass on my knowledge from my musical life through teaching singing.
Studying the great American songbook singers of the passed is what I do, they communicate to me in a way that reaches the very soul of me.
I have sung Jazz/blues professionally for over 30 years, and I have taught for over 20 years. I teach voice and beginning piano, I have taught at SCC, Jazz Vocal Workshop, for the last 17 years, and have 6 CD’s recorded to date.
I believe the more people that sing in this world the better place we can make it – spread and share the love:)
Class: Chinese Conversation Level 1
Back in 2000, Tsai-En had been a film and TV commercial producer for several years. One day, she had a chance to sub classes for her friend who was teaching English and turn out that she loved teaching as much as being a producer. She then made a life shift and has been teaching ESL and Chinese as a second or foreign language for more than 10 years.
She believes that learning should be fun and meaningful. Therefore, she always doing her best on building student-centered classroom and use a variety of teaching strategies to help students to learn. She takes extra miles for her students because she believe there is always a better way to teach and to support her students. Therefore, she is not only teaching, but also attending professional classes and workshops to improve her own teaching. In addition, she enjoy giving back to the community, so she would volunteer to host culture event and classes at the library and she host webinar and goes around to present at different conferences to share her knowledge and experiences with other teachers.
She teaches students from 2 year old to more than 65 year old. She teaches Business Chinese, Mandarin, Chinese Business Etiquette,Chinese culture, and parent-child classes. The most unique program is her Raising Bilingual Children program, in which she works with parents directly and provide knowledge and practical advise on how to raise bilingual children with reduce risk of language delay.
Class: Assembling your Finances
From 1999 through 2008, Karl authored and taught money management, consumer credit and tax filing workshops in Seattle and throughout Washington State for non-profit organizations such as Solid Ground, ECEAP, Bellingham Law Advocated, YMCA Transitions and the CENTS Program.
Karl designed Assembling Your Finances in 2009. The core objectives of the curriculum were to provide participants with a comprehensive content and a schedule that enabled practice / application of money management skills.
Pilot classes of Assembling Your Finances were presented through the Employee Wellness program at Group Health Cooperative and at several branches of the Sno-Isle Library System.
In 2010, the workshop was included in the Continuing Education programs at Seattle Central and South Seattle Community Colleges, Lake Washington Technical and Olympic Colleges.
Since 2011, Assembling Your Finances has been offered four times a year at Seattle central Community College and to private organizations through their Employee Wellness programs.