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Hsiao-Lan W.

Houston, TX

$65/hour

Music Lessons with Ms. W

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Taipei National University of the Arts
Composition
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master's
University of North Texas
PhD

Education

Taipei National University of the Arts (Composition)

University of Missouri-Kansas City (Master's)

University of North Texas (PhD)

About Hsiao-Lan

Besides regularly performing, teaching has been one of the most important things in my life. For more than 19 years, I have taught piano, violin, composition, theory, and music technology to music lovers of all ages. My students have gone on to win prizes both locally and nationally. I enjoy sharing with students my love for music in a nurturing atmosphere.

*** Lesson Details ***
Note-reading, technique, theory, improvisation, standard and not-so-standard pieces. Occasionally, we also include pop, jazz, blues, and musical theater works in our lessons. I have been described by my students as funny, strict, nice, and patient. I am not afraid to tell my students they need to step up the effort if I see potential in them to do well. I also know when to give them the support when they feel frustrated. Students' interests will be taken into consideration for the style of lessons given. Teaching has always been my passion. I get to know the personality of my students so we can work together to bring out the musical talent in each of them. Student recital is held at least once every year. I encourage all students to participate in the recital.

*** Studio Equipment ***
One Yamaha upright piano and one Yamaha grand piano (for advanced students)

Dedicated chair for parents who choose to wait or observe during the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I am a classical musician by training.
Besides regularly performing, teaching has been one of the most important things in my life. For more than 19 years, I have taught piano, violin, composition, theory, and music Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$60 hourly at teacher's location

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Houston, TX 77074
In-person lessons
History:
Music History

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Composition (Music)

I have a doctorate degree in composition from University of North Texas, and have taught as a college professor as well as privately.

Ear Training

I have a doctorate in music and have taught ear training for 20 years. All my private students receive ear training as part of their education. I can help prepare for exams as well.

Music History

I have a doctorate in music and have included music history in all my private lessons. All my students receive music history as part of their education. I can help prepare for exams as well.

Music Theory

I have an undergraduate degree in music theory and composition. Also, I have been teaching theory to students for over 19 years, in both private and collegiate settings.

Piano

I have a doctorate in music and have taught piano for 20 years. Beyond teaching, I also perform regularly. I can help prepare for exams as well.

Sight Singing

I have a doctorate in music and have taught ear training for 20 years. All my private students receive ear training and sight singing as part of their education. I can help prepare for exams as well.

Taipei National University of the Arts
Composition
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master's
University of North Texas
PhD

Education

Taipei National University of the Arts (Composition)

University of Missouri-Kansas City (Master's)

University of North Texas (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$60 hourly at teacher's location

Travel policy

Hsiao-Lan will travel within 0 miles of Houston, TX 77074.