I teach piano and cello for all ages. Students from complete beginners to students who want to get into all states come to me. I believe in strong teacher-student communication and setting up a good practice routine. If you are a parent, I encourage to participate in the lessons!
My method is a mix of suzuki books along with right hand and left hand exercise that I have accumulated over the years of teaching. I will first give you a consultation on your first lesson to see what kind of material you need-that includes music theory and ear training if necessary. (you need someone to teach you read the clef right?) and music books. I will also make recommendation on your instrument and where to rent or buy them.
I hope this is helpful. Shoot me a message if you have any questions!
My daughter has been studying with Chialing for the past 3 years. She switched from IU String Academy to taking private lessons with Chialing, and were very happy with the switch. My daughter has advanced so much in the past 3 years and she loves her cello and her cello teacher.
Out of all the instructors I’ve had (instructors with PhDs and over twenty years of experience teaching cello), Chialing is the best by far. I’ve been taking cello lessons with her for a little over a year and a half and I know that aside from her general likability, she is very diligent and detail-oriented—characteristics essential to fixing technique problems sometimes rooted in even the slightest improper finger placement. Furthermore, she quickly re-explains concepts in new ways until I understand them both conceptually and physically. She also goes out of her way to find drills tailored toward keeping current skills sharp and improving weak skills. She will work with you to ensure you keep improving and stay interested in the piece and drills you’re working on. She won’t disappoint.
I start with a consultation on how much musical knowledge the student has. I then determine what kind of music book you need. Sometimes I come up with my own musical exercise tailered to your need. If you don't read music or need assistance, we can also include that in the lesson. If you are a parent, I strongly encourage to participate in the lessons as well!