I do teach Mandarin songs too and in other langauges as well. Please contact me directly if you'd like to find out more about my work with other languages (i.e. Korean, Japanese, Italian, Malay songs etc.)
I worked with a student who was preparing for a singing competition. She struggled with transitions through the song and she had a very weak connection between her vocal registers, and for this challenging piece, she needed to blend Chest Voice notes very swiftly with Head Voice notes and also between her Belt and Mix Voice Register. I apply colour-coding as I broke down the lyrics for her so that she can better associate and plan her moves accordingly and know when to switch to a particular Vocal Register at the right time. To execute the song well technically, you need to PLAN in advance and know what you need to do. She also did not know how to tackle the Bridge of the song where A*Lin did a set of vocal runs i.e. Woh-oh-oh-oh....Hoo-oo-oo-oo....
I broke down the runs into Sections to make things easier and I recorded my audio-demo for her in slow-motion into her phone so that she knows what notes specifically are involved in this part and the tricks to perfecting this craft and skill.
Customised Vocal Exercises to Solve Her Problems
I customised a Vocal Register Blending vocal exercise for her to practice daily to even out her breaks and smoothen all the necessary transitions to come.
I also gave her Vocal Riffing exercises to work the flexibility of her vocal folds to help her to perfect the runs.