As a native from Singapore, I was privileged to receive a thorough musical training in piano with a London-based curriculum. To widen my horizon, I came to America and got graduate musical degrees in both piano performance and pedagogy. My cumulative training and twenty plus years of teaching experience positions me to be able to help people effectively in this field.
I love teaching and enjoy working with students to help them fulfill their musical potential using piano as their medium. Although I teach students of all levels, my strength is in building on the musical foundation that is already there and taking the student to the next level in terms of technique and musicality. If you or your child is looking to improve musically and technically and ready for more challenge, I believe I will be able to help. Whatever your musical goals are, I would love to help you reach them.
We have known Dr. Sansbury for many years. When my older son was 7 years old, his piano teacher moved to another state. She recommended Dr. Sansbury to us. Now my older son is 14 years old. My younger son started his piano lesson with her when he was 5 years old and he is 9 now. She only raised the tuition one time during so many years. She can taught very advanced level piano. On the other hand, she is very patient with little kids too. My kids like her and they are very comfortable to ask questions if they have any. She also recommended different piano performance activities to them and let them choose what they like to get involved in. As a parent, I feel I may freely communicate with her about any issue.
Dr. Sansbury is the best teacher for piano performance and music education, who especially combines scientific methods and systematic curriculum. She has many years of experience and very serious in her teaching; She is nice to and patient with students. My daughter made great progress not only in techniques but also in theory ever since the lessons with her.
To me, Dr. Sansbury is more than just a piano teacher. From first grade through high school graduation, she continuously challenged me to strive for excellence and musicality. Some words that describe her: talented, professional, dedicated, perceptive, personable, encouraging. While majoring in piano performance in college, I found that she had provided a solid background for my music theory and history classes. She has also helped me in teaching my own piano students, through example and advice. We keep in contact, and I trust and respect her. I can’t imagine a better influence in my life.
I like to set up a meeting with the prospective student and the parent to see if we would be a good match. If it is a transfer student, I like to hear some playing to see where the student is at. Usually, the first lesson would involve diagnostic testing with a transfer student. For a student without any prior musical experience, I would have to determine what kind of method is best suited for the student based on age and cognitive ability.