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Yung-Ai W.

Astoria, NY

$60/hour

Inspiring and Fun Flute/Piano/Ear Training/Chinese Teacher in NYC

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New York University NYC
Master's

Education

New York University NYC (Master's)

About Yung-Ai

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, I earned a Master’s degree in Music Performance at New York University Steinhardt, Music and the Performing Arts, studied with Artist Faculty member as well as a world acclaimed flutist Keith Underwood.

I started my formal music training at the age of four, and graduated from Keelung Senior High School Music Class and Shih Chien University Department of Music, where I earned her bachelor’s degree in music performance. I have performed with various orchestras, including the NYU Symphony, Shih Chien University Symphony Orchestra, Shih Chien University Wind Ensemble and Taipei United Wind Orchestra.

Notable performance venues include Taiwan Taipei National Concert Hall and Taipei Zhong Shan Hall. I was also invited to perform in Tokyo Disneyland with Shih Chien University Wind Ensemble in 2013. Always endeavoring to improve her playing, I gave three undergraduate recitals and won several competitions and scholarships, including Taiwan National Student Competition of Music, Taiwan Cultural Cup Music Competition, Asia Pacific Cup International Music Competition, and Teng-Hsiu Chen Music Scholarship.

For seven consecutive years, I attended master classes with Judith Mendenhall, the principal flutist of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. I also served as principal flutist of both the Shih Chien University Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra under the baton of renowned conductors, Rodney Winther and Franc Rizmal.

In order to become a better teacher, I started to give flute private lessons since 2010. Most of my students passed the short-term goals I gave them, including qualification exams. After a few years of teaching, I realize that students who know how to play piano or are taking piano lessons, have better sight-reading ability, musicianship, and tonal recognition. With all the above, students can easily tell the differences in many aspects, including major and minor scales, time signatures, music textures, chords and so on. Once I realized how critical this ability was, I started to give piano lessons too. I even mix different instruments' timbre into my piano lessons by using keyboard. For example, after my student is familiar enough in playing a piece, I will ask them to switch the keyboard timbre to violin, then play the music again. Or I will let my student choose and mix two timbres together, one on the high register and low on the other, such as flute and cello, and ask them to play the music.

Ear training, too, is one of my teaching specialties. It is a very significant skill for musicians, especially for beginners. With better ears, students can easily tell the differences in many aspects, including pitch, tone-quality, musicianship, and so on. Usually, before I ask my student to play a piece, I will ask them to sing it first; sing one phrase, play one phrase, so that they know whether they are singing in the right pitch. Or I will play a phrase first, and ask them to imitate, for instance, musicianship. (Musicianship are usually gained by imitating first, then slowly build up a sense of music towards any kinds of musical genres and types.)

Music theory, on the other hand, is some what more difficult and requires memorizing for students than just practice the instruments. But with better knowledge, students can easily tell the differences in many aspects, including rhythm, tempo, major and minor scales, and so on. In my way of teaching music theories, I usually mixed them in my flute and piano lessons. For example, before I ask my students to play a piece, I will ask them to clap the rhythms first in order to make sure they all know and understand every notation. Since there is no pitch, only rhythms, students can focus on one thing at a time. Then I will ask them to play the music in the tempo they just clap. Or I will ask my students to play the scale of the same key that the music is in. By doing so, I can strengthen their tonal knowledge and concepts; it is also a good technique when it comes to sight reading or sight singing.

I was born in Taiwan, so Chinese Mandarin is my mother tongue. Since 2015, I volunteer as a Chinese teacher and the program director of Chinese Sunday School in Taiwan Union Christian Church; students are aged from 4-17. For only 4 months, student population in my class had grown from 12 to 27. I started to realize that Chinese had already become a very important language. But I know having an ability to speak a language is different from teaching it. So in order to be a better and qualified Chinese teacher, I am taking online courses for Chinese Teacher Training Program, host by the Department of Education, Taipei City Government, and combine both materials and pedagogy strategies I learned from the course in my teaching.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, I earned a Master’s degree in Music Performance at New York University Steinhardt, Music and the Performing Arts, studied with Artist Faculty member as well as a world acclaimed flutist Keith Underwood.

I started my formal music training at the age of four, and graduated from Keelung Senior High School Music
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

$60 USD for 60 mins $45 USD for 45 mins $30 USD for 30 mins Every student gets a 50% off price for their first lesson

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Astoria, NY 11102
In-person lessons
Music:
Ear Training,
Flute,
Music History, Music Theory,
Piano,
Sight Singing
Language:
Chinese
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I was born in Taiwan, so Chinese Mandarin is my mother tongue.
Since 2015, I volunteer as a Chinese teacher and the program director of Chinese Sunday School in Taiwan Union Christian Church. For only 4 months, student population in my class had grown from 12 to 27. I started to realize that Chinese had already become a very important language.
But I know having an ability to speak a language is different from teaching it. So in order to be a better and qualified Chinese teacher, I am taking online courses for Chinese Teacher Training Program, host by the Department of Education, Taipei City Government. I believe I will be a good Chinese teacher after finish all of the courses.

Ear Training

I started my formal music training at the age of four, and earned a Master's Degree in Flute Performance at NYU Stainhardt.

In order to become a better teacher, I started to give flute private lessons since 2010. Most of my students passed the short-term goals I gave them, including qualification exams. After a few years of teaching, I realize that ear training is very significant for musicians, especially for beginners. With better ears, students can easily tell the differences in many aspects, including pitch, tone-quality, musicianship, and so on. Once I realized how critical this ability is, I changed my way of teaching. I mixed ear training in my flute lessons. For example, before I ask my student to play a piece, I will ask them to sing it first; sing one phrase, play one phrase, so that they know whether they are singing in the right pitch. Or I will ask them to imitate the music I play, for instance, musicianship. Musicianship are usually gained by imitating first, then slowly build up a sense of music towards any kinds of musical genres and types.

As I always believe in happy learning, I will also make this training become more meaningful and fun. No matter what kind of reason that motivates a student to learn music, it is a teacher's job to keep them interested.

Being a good teacher has been my goal since I was young. With the faith and a passionate, easy going personality, I believe I will be a good tutor of ear training.

Flute

I started my formal music training at the age of four, and earned a Master's Degree in Flute Performance at NYU Stainhardt.

In order to become a better teacher, I started to give flute private lessons since 2010. Most of my students passed the short-term goals I gave them, including qualification exams. After a few years of teaching, I realize that teaching requires passion, motives, and responsibilities the most. It is a job that you need to face people and help them solve their problems or help them improve. It is also a job to get to know each student's personality and become good friends with them. I always believe in happy learning. No matter what kind of reason that motivates a student to learn flute, it is a teacher's job to keep them interested.

Since then , I have decided to be a "good" teacher, which also suits my personality, a passionate, happy, and easy going 24-year-old. With this faith, I believe I will be a good flute teacher.

Music Theory

I started my formal music training at the age of four, and earned a Master's Degree in Flute Performance at NYU Stainhardt.

In order to become a better teacher, I started to give flute private lessons since 2010. Most of my students passed the short-term goals I gave them, including qualification exams. After a few years of teaching, I realize that music theory is very significant for musicians, especially for beginners. With better knowledge, students can easily tell the differences in many aspects, including rhythm, tempo, major and minor scales, and so on. Once I realized how critical this ability is, I changed my way of teaching. I mixed music theories in my flute lessons. For example, before I ask my students to play a piece, I will ask them to clap the rhythms first in order to make sure they all know and understand every notation. Since there is no pitch, only rhythms, students can focus on one thing at a time. Then I will ask them to play the music in the tempo they just clap. Or I will ask my students to play the scale of the same key that the music is in. By doing so, I can strengthen their tonal knowledge and concepts; it is also a good technique when it comes to sight reading or sight singing.

As I always believe in happy learning, I will also make this training become more meaningful and fun. No matter what kind of reason that motivates a student to learn music, it is a teacher's job to keep them interested.

Being a good teacher has been my goal since I was young. With the faith and a passionate, easy going personality, I believe I will be a good tutor of music theory.

Piano

I started my formal music training at the age of four, and earned a Master's Degree in Flute Performance at NYU Stainhardt. Though my major is flute, but because of the requirements to be accepted into music schools, I also know how to play piano since I was ten.

In order to become a better teacher, I started to give flute private lessons since 2010. Most of my students passed the short-term goals I gave them, including qualification exams. After a few years of teaching, I realize that students who know how to play piano or are taking piano lessons, have better sight-reading ability, musicianship, and tonal recognition. With all the above, students can easily tell the differences in many aspects, including major and minor scales, time signatures, music textures, chords and so on. Once I realized how critical this ability was, I started to give piano lessons too. I even mix different instruments' timbre into my piano lessons by using keyboard. For example, after my student is familiar enough in playing a piece, I will ask them to switch the keyboard timbre to violin, then play the music again. Or I will let my student choose and mix two timbres together, one on the high register and low on the other, such as flute and cello, and ask them to play the music. By doing so, I can help them build up concepts in orchestration or composition. This can also be a good ear-training to students, so they know how other instruments sound like.

As I always believe in happy learning, I will also make this training become more meaningful and fun. No matter what kind of reason that motivates a student to learn music, it is a teacher's job to keep them interested.

Being a good teacher has been my goal since I was young. With the faith and a passionate, easy going personality, I believe I will be a good tutor of music theory.

New York University NYC
Master's

Education

New York University NYC (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

$60 USD for 60 mins $45 USD for 45 mins $30 USD for 30 mins Every student gets a 50% off price for their first lesson

Travel policy

Yung-Ai will travel within 10 miles of Astoria, NY 11102.