Hsin-Yee Shih – Piano
Hsin-Yee Shih began her musical training in her native hometown, Tainan, Taiwan, where she studied both piano and oboe and was exposed to both western and traditional Chinese music. Upon immigrating to the US in 1994, Hsin-Yee started to take private piano and oboe lessons, theory, and chamber music classes at the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She also joined the Oakland Youth Orchestra in the same year. Prior to going to the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, Hsin-Yee performed as a soloist with the Oakland Youth Orchestra (oboe), and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra (piano).
Hsin-Yee got her Bachelor Degrees in both Piano and Oboe Performances and her Masters degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Institute. Hsin-Yee has completed all the requirements for the preliminary California Teaching Credential. Hsin-Yee has served as a staff accompanist for the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore, and the Ohlone College in Fremont, CA. She is the music director for the American Buddhist Culture Society Youth Orchestra. She has been teaching piano since 2005. Hsin-Yee is a patient teacher; she enjoys guiding students on the path of becoming better musicians.
JiYeon Lee – Piano
Jiyeon Lee is a professional pianist who graduated from Yonsei Universeity (South Korea) in Piano performance and accompaniment(MD). Also, she has briefly studied at the Manhattan school of Music in New York. As a pianist, she was a member of Korean chamber Orchestra and performed at concerts for Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Kazakhstan National Conservatory to name a few. Her teaching experiences was gained from teaching piano at Busan Middle School of Arts, Busan High School of Arts, Kookmin University, etc. in Korea and currently she is enjoying teaching students in SF bay area.
Joy Zheng – Piano, Vocal
Ms. Joy Zheng possesses more than 30 years of Music Teaching experience. Specializing in Children’s Music education (K to 12). She conducted extensive research on Music teaching methods, has a deep understanding of student’s learning psychology. Joy is highly skilled in the below areas (both group classes and individual teaching):
Piano (beginning to intermediate level),Voice (Singing).Chorus training, conducting,Music theory.Sightsinging, Ear training.
Working experiences: Fruit Lake Middle School Hubei Province China 1982-1995
Music Teacher -Wuhan Academy of Educational Sciences Wuhan, China 2006-2014. Resposible for music education teaching methods research.Music teacher training
Education: Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Wuhan, China 1982. BA (Major in Voice with a Minor in Piano)
Awards: “The most outstanding music teacher” in China Associations
Membership: Vice president of the Hubei Chorus Association .Vice president of Music Education Association of primary and secondary schools.Vice president of Social Music Education Promotion Association.
Publications: Music education is intellectual education Chorus art and chorus teachingPrimary and secondary school instrumental music teaching Singing and singing teaching practice.
Vivien Tay – Piano
Sarah Zhong – Piano
Kitty Chen – Piano, Violin