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Yu-Ting Stevia Gong

Burnaby BC | V3N 2N6

About me

Membership:

International Steinway & Sons Teacher Directory (http://teacher.steinway.com/listing/yu-tings-piano-studio.html)

Canadian Chopin Society Supporting Membership

Young Artist Program of the Steinway Society of British Columbia

Golden Key International Honour Society, Chapter at McGill University

Chinese Music Teachers’ Association of Canada (2012-2016)

Certificates

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)

Prizes

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)

Specialties

After fifteen years of experience in teaching piano in schools and at home, I am comfortable with children of all ages, as well as with teenagers and adults. I was trained at the Normal University in Taiwan and developed a professional approach toward students and parents. By working in junior and high schools, I have accumulated lots of experiences for repertoire selection, believing that the music students work on should have an artistic image: the meaning, not just a repetition of lots of notes and busy hand movements.

My method of playing also combines the Russian School Piano Pedagogy and French Classic in Montreal, focusing on score-reading and accurate position for playing piano. However, at the same time, the technique, which comes from Chopin’s tradition, is never separated from music. Students improve their piano skills based not on what comes first in music theory, but based on what comes first in piano skills. In this way, they then learn the theory of music accordingly. Thus, I teach both theory and piano lesson simultaneously since they are always combined with each other.

The preparation for exams, auditions and competitions is possible upon request.

Education and Accreditation

2012 Artist Diploma, Major Performance Piano, McGill University
2010 Master of Music, Performance Solo, McGill University
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music, National Taiwan Normal University

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Please contact teacher directly.

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Chamber Music
Classical
Performance

Methods

ABRSM
BC Conservatory of Music
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English
Mandarin

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