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.