- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
With fifteen years of dedicated experience teaching piano both in schools and private settings, I have fostered a deep understanding of students across various age groups, from children to teenagers and adults. My educational background from the Normal University in Taiwan has equipped me with a professional approach that resonates with both students and parents alike.
Having worked extensively in junior and high schools, I've honed my expertise in selecting repertoire that goes beyond mere notes and hand movements, emphasizing the artistic essence of music. I draw from a blend of the Russian School Piano Pedagogy and French Classic in Montreal, which emphasizes both score-reading and precise hand positioning for piano playing. This technique, rooted in Chopin's tradition, seamlessly integrates with the music, ensuring that students' technical growth is in harmony with musical expression.
In my teaching philosophy, piano skills and music theory are interwoven. I prioritize piano skills and develop music theory concepts around them, allowing students to grasp the practicality of theory through their piano practice. This approach ensures a holistic understanding of both aspects of music education.
For those seeking to prepare for exams, auditions, or competitions, I am more than willing to provide focused guidance tailored to your needs. It's my pleasure to share my passion for piano with you and to assist in your musical journey.
McGill University - Master of Music
McGill University - Artist Diplpoma
National Taiwan Normal University - Bachelor of Music
Piano Teachers List Basic Membership
Canadian Federal of Music Teachers Associations Membership (2018-)
British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association Membership (2019-)
Quebec Music Teacher's Association Active Membership (2018-2019)
Piano Teachers Federation Membership
International Steinway & Sons Teacher Directory (http://teacher.steinway.com/listing/yu-tings-piano-studio.html)
Alliance Membership of West Vancouver Community Arts Counci
Canadian Chopin Society Supporting Membership (2018-2019)
Young Artist Program of the Steinway Society of British Columbia (2017-2019)
Golden Key International Honour Society Lifetime Membership, Chapter at McGill University
Chinese Music Teachers’ Association of Canada (2012-2016)
2011 Finalist, McGill Piano Concerto Competition (Montreal, Canada)
2002 Second Prize, The Piano Concerto Competition of National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan)
1994 Second Prize , The International Kawai Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Kaoshung, Taiwan)
Certificates: British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association (2019-) Quebec Music Teacher's Association (2018-2019) Elementary and Intermediate Piano Specialist (RCM Teacher Certification Program, 2018) Level 10 Piano: First Class Honour with Distinction (RCM, 2017) History and Theory: Level 10 - First Class Honour (RCM, 2017) History and Theory: Basic - First Class Honour with Distinction (RCM, 2016) Advanced Rudiments: First Class Honour with Distinction (RCM, 2013) TCMS Young Artist Certificate (Taiwan Classical Music Society, 2010) Teacher’s Certificate for Secondary School (Taiwan, 2007) Student Teacher’s Certificate (Taipei, Taiwan, 2006)
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher