Teaching Philosophy

I believe that students learn best in an encouraging, positive and motivated environment. I also believe that students feel motivated only when they enjoy playing the piano and receive positive feedback. I always set up attainable goals for students, so that they could build up confidence and have a sense of accomplishment! Piano lessons are always fun, yet I maintain high standards in my teaching for building up firm, solid and proper technique.

Besides piano playing, I incorporate ear training, improvisation and sight-reading in my teaching to provide all-round music education.

Performing is also another part that I value. I do two studio recitals every year and some occasional concerts like Halloween Hoot Concert (partnering with the Ann Arbor Piano Teachers Guild). If the student and parents are interested in taking assessment tests, I also help prepare for the local SAT, ABRSM and National Federation Junior Festival.