I’d like to write something about myself, so that you can get to know me more before you consider ((or sending your kids to) taking piano lessons with me.
I moved to Longmont about a year ago. I spent most of my life in Asia, precisely Hong Kong, where I built one piano studio, one charity organization, and one boutique piano school in a decade.
I LOVED what I did. It was a dream come true. I’d always wanted to teach piano after I graduated with my Master’s degree in piano performance from Indiana University (which was also a dream come true studying there). But after I graduated, I spent most of my time performing.
I didn’t think the way I wanted to teach worked. I didn’t like the exam and competition system too much: it sure had its merit, but when it was overemphasized over the other parts of music education, it lost part of its credibility and value.
But somehow I made it. I got to the point where I taught what and how I wanted to and everyone (including students and parents and teachers!) in my studio and school seemed to be happy and enjoy music learning as well as piano playing. I was blessed.
Now I am here in Colorado. Things are different. But I do see people have a passion for music, albeit different kind of music/way to make music.
I like to see how this goes.
I have taught students from all around the world during my times in Indiana and in Hong Kong. I had students from the UK, France, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Sri Lanka, India, China, Macau, and of course the US and Hong Kong. I love connecting with people from all kinds of culture: I always say (and write in my posts) that music/piano is a tool to connect with others, rather than a means to an end.
Let me know if you have any questions about my piano lessons or check out this page to learn more.