"Classical music is one of the best things that ever happened to mankind. If you get introduced to it in the right way, it becomes your friend for life."

Yo-Yo Ma

 

Watlz in Eb Major, B. 133, Posthumous- Chopin
Ballade Op. 100, No. 15- Burgmuller
Miniature Sonatina (1st & 2nd Movement)

 

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About Cherry

Cherry, NCTM, is a classically trained pianist. Her brand is built around the concept of eclecticism, borrowing freely from an array of musical languages (Classical, Jazz & Pop).

As a Nationally Certified Teacher in Music (NCTM) and Steinway Piano Teacher in the United States, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in her teaching. She is honored to serve as the MTNA Nominating Committee chair, adjudicator and facilitator for music festivals. These positions allow her to give back to the music education community and support the advancement of the profession.

In 2023-2024, she earned the "Top Piano Teacher" from Steinway Piano Gallery of Seattle. The award is a formal recognition of music educator's passion, artisty and commitment to students that is awarded to the top educators in the world.

In 2023-2024, she was appointed as the Nominating Committee Chairperson and Musical Gift Recital Chairperson by the Lake Washington Music Teacher Association.

In 2021-2022, 2022-2023, she was awarded "Certificate of Teacher Appreciation" in recognition of her support for the Lake Washington Music Teacher Association.

She studies music under Dr. Richard Fountain at the Wayland Baptist University. Dr. Fountain is the Principal Keyboard of Lincoln’s Symphony & Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor in Arts and accredited degree in Music Performance. She has additional studies in Piano Pedagogy.

She is an accomplished pianist who has played in many concerts and events. Her love for music extends beyond teaching, and enjoy sharing her passion with others. She is also a former choir member affiliated with the Lake Washington Symphony.

As a teacher of all ages, she understands the challenges and rewards that come with teaching adults and kids. Her students take part in Lake Washington's Gift Recital Programs, Music Festivals; have won prizes in international piano competitions and have excelled in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded examinations.

**The Music Teachers National Association awards "NCTM" prestigious distinction only to teacher who meets the most rigorous standards in music teaching and professionalism. This signifies a teacher's commitment to excellence in music education and requires ongoing professional development.

***Student must attend 36 weeekly 45-minutes-lesson in the school year to be qualifed for High School Credit Program in Applied Music in the State (ONE Credit Per Semester).

Teaching Philosophy

Cherry is a native of Hong Kong and has moved to United States a decade ago. Teaching students of all ages, including adults, is a true passion of her. She understands parent and bonding for the student.

I work with my students to develop personalized plans that help them achieve their musical goals, whether they are a beginner or an advanced player.

I believe that music should be enjoyable and fun, while also providing a solid foundation of skills and technique.

Ultimately, my goal as a piano teacher is to inspire and encourage my students to become lifelong learners and lovers of music. It includes reading music, ear training, technique, and theory. With the combination of traditional and new approach for teaching. First one is “Sight-Reading” and the other one is “Play by Ear”. You can play both classical and your favorite pop music at the same time!

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Studio Policy

Student should expect four 30-or 45-minute lessons monthly.

The tuition is a monthly flat fee (September-June) and due on the first day of the month

The monthly flat fee covers weekly lesson instruction, individualized teaching plan, student incentives and Annual Recital preparation.

An individual trial lesson for prospective student is $45/30min

Accept Credit Card, Check and Zelle. A processing fee will be charged for credit card transaction. $10 registration fee for New Student.

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Instrument for home practice, an acoustic piano or full-size keyboard with weighted-keys is required (with pedal). Each student is expected to practice five days a week for at least 15-30 mins per session. Parents are encouraged to help the student maintain a practice routine.

Cherry Studio's Double Pianos allow her to create a unique and immersive experience for learning Duets and Concertos. This encourages students to build their confidence and develop collaborative skills.

Lesson does not only take place in studio but in Real Performance! Teacher will organize a recital at the end of the year. All students will have a chance to perform =)

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Student Achievements and Awards

Evan S. won Gold Star Performer in Seattle International Piano Competition 2023 Bach Festival

Bernadette S., Evan S., Myra N., Jayne Y., Sabina C. achieved Diamond and Gold Awards in 2023 Lake Washington Musical Passport

Elodie T., Felix T. and Lucas L. 2023 September Musical Gift Recital @ Madison House

Evan S., Grace K. 2023 Musical Literacy Program, Evan received FULL marks in ALL TEST AREAS

Grace K. 2023 April Musical Gift Recital @ Madison House

Evan S. 2023 January Musical Gift Recital @ Trilogy

Jayne Y., Wency Y., Sabina C., successfully completed the 2023 ABRSM Grade 2, 3 and 4 , Two of them earning outstanding MERITS

Jayne Y. won the Pacific Rim International Music Festival 2021 National Round 3rd Place

Reviews

"Cherry is an energetic, very knowledgeable and encouraging teacher. My kid absolutely loves her and he is learning so quickly." Crystal L. From Google

"Love the way teacher teaches and the comfortable classroom! I love Cherry leaded kids to know moreabout music step by step" Min W. From Yelp

"She has been teaching my 5-year-old for 5 months now. He is enjoying it and got hang of it now. She is patient and kind to him. I will recommend her for your child" Amol A. From Next Door