Experienced and dedicated teacher in Piano/Flute/Voice/Music theory.
I believe that each student is capable of musical success and tailor my teaching to match students' interests as well as learning styles. My students have gone on to win national and international competitions, pass the ABRSM and NYSSMA exams, and enroll in university and conservatory programs. Currently, I am on the music faculty of The Pingry School.
My professional affiliations include Columbia University, Eastman School of Music, and Cleveland Institute of Music. I hold a New York State Music and Bilingual teacher license.
My son has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Liu for two years now and thoroughly enjoys the lessons! Ms. Liu is an amazing musician, passionate, and sensitive to my son's needs. We'd recommend her anytime!
Typically, I start by getting to know the student's interests, musical or nonmusical. If the student has prior experience, I start by an informal assessment and determine a plan and goal for the student.
Each lesson is a combination of musicianship, fundamental technique, and creativity. In addition to students' musical development, I make sure that the materials are engaging and motivating at the same time.
I am a graduate of Columbia University (M.Ed), Cleveland Institute of Music (M.M), and Eastman School of Music (B.M)
I hold a New York State teacher license in Music and Bilingual Education and is currently on the music faculty of the Pingry School.
30 minutes $40 per lesson
45 minutes $60 per lesson
60 minutes $80 per lesson
Since I was young, I've always wanted to become a teacher. As my music studies became more serious, I always felt like eventually I'd want to teach. It almost feels like a dream that I get to do two of my favorite things and I enjoy sharing with and learning from my students.
I've worked with a variety of students, including young beginners (age 3-6), students with special needs (autism, ADHD), students with prior experience (age 9 - 20), and adult beginners. Regardless of the differences, all students share a love for music and desire to express through music.
Very recently, I was a teaching artist at the Very Young People's Concert with the New York Philharmonic. Working with the students along with the musicians from NY Phil was one of the most inspiring learning experience in my career.
1. Make sure the teacher is competent, patient, and a compatible match to you
2. Know that mastering a musical instrument is just like mastering any other skills - consistent practice is key
3. Stay open minded and be ready to embark on a musical journey!