Nǐ hǎo! Wǒ jiào Tim. Really, it's me. :-)
Chinese Buddy is an immense passion. Part art, part education, it's pure joy for me to bring out new Mandarin learning songs and release them online. I hope they excite the same love I have for the Mandarin language and make Chinese teaching and learning a lot easier.
I'm an American/New Zealander and am a professional composer. I've lived in Taiwan for 14+ years, where I've grown my Mandarin Chinese ability. I'm also a university lecturer and have not only written 120+ Mandarin education learning songs but also opera, orchestral and choral music. But my first instrument was the trombone (don't hold it against me)!
Each new day brings fresh possibilities to try to write new music, be an innovative educator and learn from the past.
I always love hearing people's experiences with my music, and I sincerely hope it aids your Mandarin journey!
P.S. I am not affiliated, promoted, nor in the past have had any connection with any government agency. I’m just a guy with a Taiwanese/Kiwi wife and 3 homeschooled kids who creates music.