Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance2022University of California, Santa Barbara(UCSB), CA
Master of Music in Keyboard Performance University of Miami(UM), Frost School of Music, Miami, FL
Major in Piano; Minor in Oboe
Private Music Theory & Music Analysis Instructor, CA
Private Piano Teacher, Taiwan
Music Teacher, Kuang Jen Catholic High School, Taiwan
Piano Teaching Assistant, Individual Piano Lessons, UC Santa Barbara2
Platinum Medalist,2022 Quebec Music Competition - Online International CompetitionJune 2022
First Place Winner ofPerforming Arts Scholarship Foundation Competition - Lehman Hall, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA April 2021
Finalist,UCSB Chamber Music CompetitionChamber Orchestra and Chamber Players Concert, UC Santa Barbara 2019 & 2021
Finalist in Piano Division, University of Miami Concerto Competition Clark Hall, University of Miami, FL 2016
SCHOLARSHIP, AWARDS AND GRANTS
Full Scholarship Department of Music, UC Santa Barbara2017–2021
CARES MSI Summer Grant UC Santa Barbara Sep. 2021
The Martin Kamen Fellowship Award Department of Music, UC Santa Barbara 2018–2019
Sue Yang is the founder of FMMA, and is herself a musician, music educator, curriculum developer, and a parent. After 20 years of teaching, she has established a creative and unique bilingual music program that utilizes art, sensory play and eurhythmics to immerse children in the fundamental of music without resorting to the formal rigidity of the traditional music lesson.
Before FMMA was founded, she was the bilingual music teacher and curriculum developer at International school of the Peninsula (Palo Alto), where she taught students ranging from nursery school toddlers fifth grade students. She has also led children’s choir, keyboard, and violin classes at the Redwood city school district after school program, and has been teaching private music lessons at her home based studio and at other music schools around the Bay Area.
Prior to her relocation to the US, she gained her unique teaching style and extensive leadership experience from the Taiwan national branch of the the YAMAHA music education system where she served as the master vocal teacher (coaching teachers from all local branches), music course recording artist, as well as national branch performer and instructor.
Her musical talent was shown from early childhood. She had her first violin performance at the Tokyo Dome at the age of 9. She was also a signed Recording Artist with Rock Records of Taiwan. In 1997, she had the privilege of being chosen as the Featured Performer at Gianni Versace's 1997 line debut gala in Sydney & Brisbane, Australia. She won First Place at The Treasury Casino Voice Competition, an event jointly planned by the Australian Central Government - all while getting her bachelor of music degree in Australia.
She had also been chosen as the featured performer at numerous business world conference for associations such as the Rotary Club, the Lions, and the Wolrd Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce.
In her spare time, she produces live events and private concerts for corporate clients. She has produced events and concerts for Acer Inc. and Asus Inc. for their respective year-end celebrations.
MASTER IN MUSIC EDUCATION
PIANO | VOCAL
台灣東吳大學音樂系音樂學碩士。現任PALO ALTO CHINESE SCHOOL教師、FMMA音樂教師。曾任桃園市建國國中、新北市福和國中、台北市百齡高中音樂教師。
曾參與台北市立交合唱團、南加州臺大校友合唱團、COLBURN COMMUNITY CHORALE、華山天主教聖樂團、實驗合唱團等演出。
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jane started learning to play the piano at the young age of 4. She received dozens of awards from the Hong Kong Music Festivals throughout her elementary school years, completed her ABRSM Grade 8 at age 12 and received her Trinity ATCL diploma when she was 15.
Jane’s real interest in music sparked when she got invited to play in a contemporary band in high school. She realized that there was more to piano than just reading off of music sheets. She began to explore the world of pop and immediately fell in love with it. She decided to continue to broaden her horizon by completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music in 2016. Jane moved home in 2018 and started teaching piano, preparing her students for their Hong Kong Music Festival competitions and ABRSM exams. Having just moved to the Bay Area, she is beyond excited to continue her passion in teaching!
Jane is a patient, encouraging and fun teacher who is loved by kids. She teaches both Classical and Pop piano (chord theory). She believes in helping kids build a strong foundation in sight-reading, ear training and theory, so they can explore the world of music on their own in the future.
Master in Music Performance-Cello , Essen Folkwang Hochschule (Germany, 2003)
Solo, chamber and concerto performances in Taiwan 2006-2012
Solo recital toured throughout seven cities in Europe, 2010 August.
1998-2003 Performed in chamber with world renowned cellist Rudolf Weinsheimer from Berlin Phiharmonie. Worked with internationally acclaimed cellist Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirschbaum, Wen-Sinn Yang and Prof. Alexander Hülshoff.
Employment 2004- 2012:
2005-2012, appointed as the instrumental specialist for individual cello lessons at Stella Martutina Girl’s High School, Taichung Taiwan.
Minshen Elementary School, Changhua Taiwan
PIANO & IMPROV
Yamaha 3 級講師
MASTER IN MUSIC
PIANO | DANCE ACCOMPANIST
Ms. Tina Yen started to learn piano at age of 4. Graduated from NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY with master of music degree in Taiwan. She has been teaching piano privately while being a professional dance accompanist. She was the featured dance accompanist of Cloud Gate 2 (Cloud Gate Dance Theater), BALLET & MODERN DANCE department at TAIPEI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF TAIPEI, TAIPEI MUNICIPAL ZHONG ZHENG SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, and CURRENTLY at TAICHUNG MUNICIPAL WEN HUA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
Wei-Yang Andy Lin, is recognized as one of the most promising and the only active performers who specialized in both western and eastern instruments. Praised by The Strad “The great Molto adagio…..elicited some of the night’s most sensitive work, especially from Wei-Yang Andy Lin on viola.” and New York Times “Taiwanese-born violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin..…is also a virtuoso on the erhu, and he gave a brilliant performance.” Andy came to the U.S. in 1997 to attend the Idyllwild Arts Academy and holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School with full scholarship, and received his Doctor’s degree in Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook also with fullscholarship. Andy has won numerous competitions including Taiwan National Viola Competition, the Idyllwild Concerto Competition, First Prize in the 2008 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition and subsequently made his Lincoln Center solo debut at the Avery Fisher Hall (now David Geffen Hall) with the Juilliard Orchestra. He has also appeared as soloist with orchestras such as Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Orford Academy Orchestra, Incheon Philharmonic, New York Classical Players, and Children’s Orchestra Society. In addition to his solo career, Andy is an avid chamber musician and is a founding member of the award winning string quartet, the Amphion String Quartet. The quartet was a winner of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and was on the roster of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society CMS2 Program from 2013~2016. Andy is also a member of the Musicians of Lenox Hill and serves as principal violist of the New York Classical Players and the Solisti Ensemble. He has been invited to perform chamber music with Itzhak Perlman where The New York Times described “Mr. Perlman, playing first violin..… answered in kind by the violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin.” In addition to his accomplishments as a classical musician, he is also an active erhu player. He has recorded film music for a number of movies and short films, including “The Blood Brothers” and the award winning short film “Daughters” (Best Original Score at NYU Tisch Film Festival). He has performed the erhu solo part at the U.S. Premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ “Kommilitonen!” with the Juilliard Opera Production, as well as the world premiere of Jeeyoung Kim’s “Engraft” for solo erhu and string orchestra with Solisti Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. He also premiered Winnie Lan-In Yang’s “Fantasy for Erhu and Strings” with the New York Classical Players. He has recently performed an erhu concerto “Wild Grass” by Wenjing Guo with the Juilliard Orchestra at its Focus! Festival final concert at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in which it was featured on the New York Times, this also made him the only person in the Juilliard history who performed concertos with the Juilliard Orchestra on both western and eastern instruments.