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Lydia Oey

San Leandro CA | 94577

About me

Lydia Oey graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and College with a Music Bachelors in music education, piano, cello and voice, and a Bachelors in Biology. She completed her Choral Conducting Masters degree at Temple University in Philadelphia with Alan Harler, also studying with Graeme Cowan of Singing City. In 1995, Lydia moved to California to study Japanese Taiko drumming, performing with San Jose Taiko. With 20+ years of University (Chiang Mai, Thailand), Community College, Quaker and Public school music teaching, Lydia now directs Connect the Tots-Music Together and is a certified Suzuki Piano Teacher in San Leandro, CA.

Specialties

Choral Conductor, College lecturer (World Music, Theory, Music Education)
Registered Music Together teacher and director of Connect the Tots-Music Together (Newborns to Age 5 and Their Grownup).
Certified Suzuki Piano Teacher, Books 1 & 2, teaching Adults & Children.

With a rich background of music pedagogies, Lydia includes the following in her teaching: Kodaly/Gordon rhythm syllables and notation, Solfege,
Dalcroze eurhythmics, conducting, Orff activities with Boomwhackers!, Education Through Music song-experience games, mapping, drumming, singing and form coloration. These techniques are especially used in Suzuki Group Lessons for music literacy and whole-body music making.

Lesson details

The most vital component of Suzuki Piano lessons is the parent-child-teacher interaction. I involve the parent with the child on every level possible, teaching both so that the parent models music making, plays duets with their offspring, and even performs at recitals too. This is the foundation for performance without pressure, peace and beauty through music.

Education and Accreditation

Lydia Oey graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and College with a Music Bachelors in music education, piano, cello and voice, and a Bachelors in Biology. She completed her Choral Conducting Masters degree at Temple University in Philadelphia with Alan Harler, also studying with Graeme Cowan of Singing City. She is a certified Suzuki Piano Teacher, studying Books 1 & 2 with Martha Stacy and Caroline Fraser.

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$60 & up

Availability

Monday 9am - Noon
Tuesday Noon - 6 pm
Wednesday Noon - 6 pm
Friday 9am - Noon

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Chamber Music
Childrens Music
Classical
Folk
Performance

Methods

Alfred Method
Clark Method
Kodály Method
Suzuki Method
Trinity College London

Instruments and Subjects

cello
flute
pedagogy
piano
recorder
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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