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University of Washington (Music, Psychology)
Music has been my passion ever since I first took piano lessons at the age of six. I received vigorous classical training through the Suzuki piano method and perennial entries in state adjudications and competitions, including the Simon Fiset competition and the Young Artists Festival. I then started taking violin lessons at the age of nine to join my school orchestra, which allowed me to gain an even bigger appreciation for ensemble music not commonly found in the piano repertoire.
I have also been exposed to many exclusive musical experiences throughout my childhood. I have performed in many of major theaters in downtown Seattle, including the Paramount Theater, the Moore Theater, McCaw Hall and Benaroya Hall as both an orchestra member and lead pianist for various professional music groups. I am currently an orchestra member for Christian artist Michael W. Smith every year he tours the Pacific Northwest.
I believe I offer both a unique perspective and a natural ability in the field of music education and pedagogy. I have had experience teaching a variety of students with different musical backgrounds for the past four years. Some students are able to grasp classical music with a strong sense of intuition and appreciation, whereas other students just want to play their favorite pop songs and movie music. I have learned to tailor my lessons to suit the student’s interests by teaching ear training, chord reading, and improvisation to a handful of students as a supplement to their classical training. I have also had the privilege of recording violin tracks for pop artists Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran. I therefore incorporate many of the techniques I employed during that experience in my teaching. In addition, I received high marks in all my performance, theory and ear training classes throughout college. As a result, I am even more flexible in teaching topics in music that do not directly relate to piano pedagogy.
Piano, Violin, Classical, Pop, Contemporary Worship, Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight Singing Music has been my passion ever since I first took piano lessons at the age of six. I received vigorous classical training through the Suzuki piano method and perennial entries in state adjudications and competitions, including the Simon