Ear training, or aural skills, is a skill by which musicians learn to identify, solely by hearing, pitches, intervals, melody, chords, rhythms, and other basic elements of music.
For music major students, Ear Training is taught in a class called Musicianship, and I have finished the most advanced musicianship class.
Also, Ear Training is a requirement for my violin students that need to take the Certificate of Merit Exams (for example, The Royal School of Music Exam), and I have been teaching Ear Training in order for them to pass the exam.
Because I am a music major in my senior year of college, I can teach basic music reading, writing, singing, theory, history basic keyboard skills and music appreciation. I have already received my AA/AS degree from a junior community college.
Music history, sometimes called historical musicology, is the highly diverse subfield of the broader discipline of musicology that studies the composition. In theory, "music history" could refer to the study of the history of any type or genre of music (e.g., the history of Indian music or the history of rock).
I have taken classes in Medieval Renaissance History, 19th-20th Century, and Baroque Classic history.
The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, cello, and double bass.
I began studying violin with my father at the age of three. I attended Kunming Art Institute in Yunnan, China for junior and senior high school and than studied with Professor WeiJian Zhao from Central Music Conservatory in Beijing. I hold both AA and AS degree from Pasadena City College, where I served as the assistant concert master for many semesters. I also studied violin with Prof. Jay Zhong, former violin Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. I am currently a scholarship student at Bob Cole Conservatory of California State University, Long Beach, and studying with renowned violin pedagogue Linda Rose.
I have performed extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and the United States and won many awards for my performances. At age six, I won 1st place at The Future Violinist Competition in Yunnan and continuously won different competitions around China. In summer 1989, I held my solo recital at The HongKong Academy for Performing Arts and was a great success. My most recent performances include: Solo violinist at 2005 New Universe Entertainment Academy; Performing with international tenor Oscar Zhang at UCI Barclay Theatre as guest solo violinist, with UCI symphony Orchestra, 2006, Guest Solo Violinist performing at Cerritos Performing Art Center in 2007. I also performed with different orchestras year round at different locations, such as the Ford Amphitheatre and Orange County Performing Arts Center, playing Jazz with the Michael McDaniel Quartet.
I began my teaching career at the age of 15 at my father’s violin school in Yunnan, China. The school currently has more than two hundred violin students and five violin teachers. Each year, I travel back to China and give master classes and exchange valuable teaching experience with the students and teachers there.