Nina Music Academy
I provide a fun, supportive, and creative environment for my students, exploring music with enthusiasm and finding new ways of approaching the piano skills to facilitate a healthy technique.
I teach students of all ages and levels, and all musician genres. I believe that in order to play any kind of repertoire (whether it be baroque, classical, romantic, or pop), you first need to understand and work on the fundamental principles of piano technique; body movement/rhythm, basic music theory understanding, and making good sound (touch and articulation).
Studying and performing music has been such an integral part of my life, and I have a lot of enthusiasm and energy to teach aspiring musicians!
Chia Chi Yen, born in Taiwan, discovered the piano at age of five. Within a few years, she has won many prizes in Taiwan. In 2009, she was admitted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a merit scholarship, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree under tutelage of Professor Haewon Song. In May, 2015, Ms. Yen completed a Master’s Degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Professor Yong Hi Moon.
Ms. Yen was a participant in many prestigious music festivals, including Music Festival at Walnut Hill, Cooper Piano Festival at Oberlin, Aspen Music Festival and School. She has also performed in piano master classes with world leading pianists, such as Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Ruth Slenczynska, John Perry, Choong-Mo Kang, Matti Raekallio, and others. Among the venues in which she has performed include Jordan Hall (Boston, MA) Le Petit Trianon Theatre (San Jose, CA), Mayer Theatre (Santa Clara, CA), Warner Concert Hall (Oberlin, OH), Chung Shan Hall (Taichung, Taiwan), Glass Museum (Hsinchu, Taiwan).