Teachers & Coordinators
Jean Lee Duong, Vocal Instructor
Jean Lee Duong is a versatile singer and vocal instructor specializing in teaching beginner to intermediate singers in the styles of pop, operatic pop, Disney, gospel, and contemporary Christian.
She received her B.A. in Vocal Performance, magna cum laude, from Occidental College in Los Angeles with high departmental honors, winning every vocal music award and performing Mozart’s Exsulate, jubilate with the Occidental-Caltech Symphony Orchestra, Mass in C with the Foothill Master Chorale, Yum Yum in the Mikado, and Cunegonde in Candide.
In 2013, Jean Lee went on to pursue her M.A. in Music Education from Columbia University Teachers College, where she studied vocal pedagogy and taught pop and operatic pop voice as a graduate instructor. During this time, she studied with vocal coach Richard Lissemore and educator Dr. Randall Everett Allsup, who profoundly shaped her philosophies on singing with her spirit and discovering her inner musical child.
Jean Lee has won numerous awards including the National Young Singers Foundation Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarship, Rotary International Billy Watson Memorial Vocal Scholarship, Occidental-Caltech Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and U.S. Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Scholarship in South Korea, where she established ESL-through-Singing programs in a Korean high school, elementary school, and orphanage.
A worship leader and soloist in numerous multi-cultural churches for over 17 years, Jean Lee’s greatest passion is guiding students to sing with their spirit, regardless of religious background, music style, or musical level. Jean Lee aims to always create a safe environment for musical exploration and expression for all her students to find and develop their genuine inner voice.