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About Ian S.

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Jersey City, NJ

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I majored in Mandarin Chinese at Rutgers University and also studied Chinese at Donghai University in Taiwan. I have excellent pronunciation, and can help you also master Mandarin pronunciation, as well as grammar, sentence structure, reading and writing, etc. Chinese is an amazing yet very difficult language. Let me help you build a great foundation for becoming fluent and expressing yourself in Chinese!

About Ian
A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has studied and performed with several award-winning music artists, and has written, recorded, and produced over one hundred songs. He plays and teaches a variety of styles on both the guitar and the piano, from classical to jazz to rock. Ian is patient, friendly, and loves sharing the gift of music.

Ian was the guitarist in the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble for 3 seasons, was selected from a nationwide pool of musicians to perform at a special music event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Gove
rnor's Award in Arts Education for the category of Instrumental Music.

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I am very laid back and friendly, and I want you or your child to be as comfortable as possible during our lessons. You or your child will develop confidence and musical intelligence. I will make your lessons fun, enjoyable, and effective. Boredom is not an option! Music is fun... let's keep it that way.

The teaching methods I use will be custom-tailored to your individual needs, personality and specific musical goals. If it's guitar or piano you want to learn, I want to get you playing exactly what you want to be playing as soon as possible. That's what you're here for, and that's what I'm here for. I will make it happen. If it's songwriting that you want to learn, I will help you access that place inside of you that is dying to express itself creatively, and will teach you techniques to harness that energy and translate it successfully into musical expression.

You can expect to learn all the basics of music theory, proper playing techniques, improvisation and spontaneous musical expression, and I will help you develop your "ear" so you can figure out songs you like just by listening to them. This is all about you and your goals, and I want you to achieve them in a fun and engaging way.

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Living room: Upright piano, guitars, amps, keyboard, percussion

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I specialize in pop, rock, classical, jazz, blues, folk, fingerstyle (guitar), etc. I also teach improvisation and songwriting, and try to develop the student's ear for figuring out songs they like on their own.
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Shehryar ghori September 6, 2019
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Miguel July 2, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Ian is a fantastic instructor. In our second lesson, he completely changed the way I look at scales and soloing AND helped easily make sense of a music theory concept that always confused me (and how to apply it practically).

On top of it all, he is very approachable and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
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Kevin July 2, 2019
· Piano · In home
Ian is a wonderful teacher! I have been taking lessons with Ian for two months, and am very happy with his instruction and my progress. He has been particularly helpful in clarifying music theory concepts (to someone with no real musical training) and then translating those concepts to playing and practicing. I highly recommend him!
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About Shu W.

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Palo Alto, CA
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Have many years experience teaching mandarin with different age range people. Have systematic textbook for teaching.

About shu
I'm a violin majored music therapy graduate student in NYU. I played guitar for 3 years. Teaching violin for years, and also can teach intro level guitar. I'm a native Mandarine speaker, and teach mandarine for 2 years after I came to US. I also good at teach Mandarine with Music to help student better remember and understand. Since my major--Music Therapy, I also can teach children with special needs.I have been work in special education school for 2 years.
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Shu W.

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About Joy S.

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Upper Darby, PA
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Mastering the fundamentals is essential to language learning. I focus on building a strong foundation of accurate sounds and tones, using familiar examples to make connections stick. Step by step, we cover everyday essentials, including numbers, colors, greetings, and phrases and expressions that will help you feel confident in Chinese-speaking environments.

About Joy
I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.
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ron May 10, 2019
· Photography · Online
straight up explanations for beginners..easy to understand when to use what..will continue with her....practise makes perfect!! Ron
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ron May 10, 2019
· Photography · Online
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Marietta S. April 15, 2019
· Spanish · Online
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About Sandy Q.

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Vista, CA
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I've been teaching Chinese for almost 8 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Chinese language, culture and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start learning and speaking simple practical Chinese characters and sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to write and speak Chinese fluently.I typically use worksheets, living textbooks,Chinese songs, role play and more. I love working with students of all experience levels.

About Sandy
Having taught Chinese Language Skills in the private sector, primary, secondary and college institutions for a number of years in China, has not only given me great confidence to teach in a classroom setting, but has inherently brought an instructor comfort that feels natural to me.
In addition, finding an opportunity where I can assist the kids, middle school and high school students and adults who love to learn Chinese college staff while maintaining my teaching proficiency in traditional or simplified Chinese characters is both welcome and rewarding to me.

I'm certain that my rich knowledge and years of experience in classroom practical application of Chinese Curriculum / Culture coupled with my love to teach make me a professional, responsible and patient teacher.

In addition, I can teach you Chinese in your location which
is no more than 10 miles away from Vista where I live. I can also teach you how to play badminton and cook delicious authentic Chinese food.
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Walker September 23, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
My kids are enjoying leaning Chinese!
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Jackie G. January 30, 2018
· Origami · Online
My daughter had a great experience and is looking forward to the next lesson.
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Nolan M. October 13, 2015
· Mandarin · In studio
Ms. Qi is a very accessible and diligent teacher. My son can be difficult, but she found ways to quickly connect with him and get him to open up. She accommodated his need for assistance with his regular work, but encouraged us to "start again" with Chinese which is probably a good idea. Very much appreciate her experience and enthusiasm.
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About Cristina H.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I am a native mandarin speaker, and write traditional character as well not simplify. A passionate and patient teacher, I love to teach mandarin and my hometown culture in the same. Hope we can enjoy and communicate through language learning,

About Cristina
I am Cristina, Violin Piano Music teacher, recording artist and educator. Classical trained from Piano and Violin when I was 5 and switched to viola after high school.
I earned Advanced Certificate and Music Performance Master degreed from New York University where I also teach private lesson as an adjunct. I had also performed at major music festival such as in Norway, Czech Republic and Korea.
I have taught students of all ages from 3 to teenager and adults. and have prepared students for ABRSM exams, NYSSMA exams, specialized middle school and high school auditions, pre-college programs and other auditions. Of course, I have also taught students who are learning just for themselves from reading sheet music. I like to teach students the method and tip to practice, and encourage student challenge something new techniques , and most
important is expression from music.
I love to help students to reach their goal or giving them practice tips. Have fun with music.
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Sue June 19, 2019
· Piano · In home
My son has been taking lessons from Cristina for 2 years and wow has he progressed. He loves his lessons, can read music, and is playing well. The struggle is getting him to practice! Cristina has a great blend of warmth, knowledge and discipline that works well for my 6,7, and now 8 year old son. I highly recommend her.
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Sarah June 19, 2019
· Violin · In home
Our 8 year old had been taking violin for two years and was about to the point of quitting due to the lack of motivational teaching. I went in search of a teacher that could motivate her while still progressing rapidly each week! My daughter is so eager to please Cristina, because she makes the lessons fun and interesting. When I check in to see how the lesson is going, my daughter is engaged, and answering questions correctly which tells me she's still paying attention - even in the evening hours when she's tired. Cristina mixes classical and popular music as well. I still have to ask my daughter to practice each night but she pulls out her violin on her own a couple of times a week as well. It's a complete 180 from where we were 8 months ago. Cristina is a rare find and I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure their child is getting the best violin training while being inspired!
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Everett June 19, 2019
· Violin · In home
Our 11 year old daughter, Drew, started with Cristina for a little over a year, and has made some amazing progress from not knowing how to play, to having great intonation and musicality. Cristina teaches our daughter in a way that works with her interests and learning style, rather than having a regimented curriculum. I think this has allowed Drew to be way more excited about playing.

i've been playing music all my life but since i'm a square parent, it's hard for me to teach drew :) Cristina does a great job giving her guidance during the lesson.
i would highly recommend her as a teacher!
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About Guifang X.

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Phoenix, AZ
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I have more than nine years of language teaching experience. I have learned five languages over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese when I was 19 and I founded my first summer camp in China when I was 20. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Students should get involved in the lesson planning process.

About Guifang
I have 10 years of language teaching experience. I have learned eight languages and dialects over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese in 2009 and I founded my first summer camp in China in 2010. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Students should get involved in the lesson planning process.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught non-native Chinese
speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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Ethan July 2, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
My son had a great first lesson with Guifang. She is so patient and she makes the lesson fun.
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Winnie A. June 7, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Guigand is excellent--a great teacherand patient!
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Cheryl F. May 12, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
My first lesson was very helpful. I’m looking forward to my next lessons. Very good instructor.
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About Bill L.

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Chicago, IL
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Grew up in America (born in Taiwan) for over 13 years and native speaker of both English and Mandardin Chinese.

About Bill
I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring (doing it ever since I was in high school for my classmates) and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!
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Britney N. August 12, 2019
· Python · Online
Good communication and best explanation
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Nathan F. January 26, 2019
· Python · Online
Good explanations and efficient with time!
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Jasmine November 21, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Had played piano when I was young, and missed playing it. Bill is an excellent motivator and helped me enjoy practicing again and playing new pieces!
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About Ying W.

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Modesto, CA
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I am from China. Both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese are my native languages. Want to learn Chinese? Speak Chinese fast and easily? Learn how to read and write Chinese characters? Get to know the Chinese culture, customs and traditions? Let’s get started!

About Ying
My name is Ying. I am from China. I was born and brought up in China. Moved to North America in 2014. My native language is Chinese, I speak both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.

I graduated from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing China and received a Bachelor’s degree in Management.
I worked for a Fortune 500 global technology company for nine and a half years. I have been working as a lead teacher at a child care center in the United States since 2016, supervising and engaging children in age appropriate activities between Newborn and 12 year old classrooms.

I have worked with students both individually and in groups to help them learn to process new content and improve study habits. I utilize various teaching materials and approaches to suit the student’s level of understanding the subject. Adjust to
the student’s learning styles and preferences. Customize lesson plans according to requirements of the student. I take pride in helping students succeed.
I am patient and have a sincere love for teaching Chinese. I am flexible. I truly care about your progress and will be available for out-of-class queries.

I look forward to meeting you! :)
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Nicole September 17, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very nice and pleasant to work with!
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Jeff August 13, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very pleasant to work with.
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Brian W. July 26, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very comprehensive and fun lesson! Hint answered all my questions and was extremely patient with me. Highly recommended!
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About Rae L.

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I will provide you the learning materials, although you could send me the files that you are interested in learning or need help with.

About Rae
I am a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from northern China where Mandarin Chinese is born. I graduated from a Chinese university. I also learned how to teach a second language from a graduate school in the US with a 3.9 GPA and scholarships. I have over one year of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese as well. I have tutored school and college students who needed assistance with their Chinese homework, tests, or extra practice, and taught school students and adults that just wanted to pick up a new language. My students' age range from 10 to 80 years old. Currently, I'm studying Language and Learning focusing on teaching a second language. My passion is to be a language teacher. I think it would be awesome if I could help you learn Chinese while doing what I love.
I offer online sessions with standard Mandarin Chinese and simplified Chi
nese characters. I will provide you the learning materials, although you could send me the documents that you are interested in learning or need help with. Right now I am specialized in beginner Chinese. My availability can be found on my profile. Looking forward to hearing from you.
大家好! 我的母语是中文, 我能够准确地使用普通话和简体字。我教过中学生中文, 辅导过在校学生的中文作业, 也帮助过职场人士提高汉语水平。我在本科毕业后移民到美国, 现在在读语言习得专业。我对语言教学很有热情。如果可以在你学习汉语的过程中助你一臂之力, 那将是我的荣幸。中文并不像大家想的那么难学, 而且学起来会相当的有趣。选择一个好老师很重要。所以赶快联系我吧!如果可以,请告诉我你曾有过的任何和中文相关的学习经历,你的学习目标, 以及你想要上课的时间。我会尽我最大的努力来满足你的需求。
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Olga July 30, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Rae is very knowledgeable, I plan on continuing lessons with her. The lessons are very well structured. Also she is good at communicating and responding to all my question between the lessons.
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Aaron July 9, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Rae taught me the basics of Chinese tones and some vocabulary. She was very organized and explains things well. Will definately book another session soon! Thanks
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Miracle July 7, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Rae 老师,was absolutely fantastic. She helped me with several pages of homework that I had already completed. She answered my questions and helped me to create more natural sentences. She also was wonderful with helping me to improve my pronunciation. She is patient, friendly, and very good at what she does. I will definitely be back for more lessons with this wonderful teacher!
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About Jingci L.

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New York, NY

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1. Fun lesson
2. With music inspiration
3. Learn what you want
4. Relaxing and productive

About Jingci
Piano Competition Awards:

2019 Grand Prix London International Music Competition, First Place Winner, London

2018 III Future Star International Piano Competition, 3rd Prize Winner, Young Master Division, New York

2018 North International Music Competition, 1st Prize winner, Solo Piano XI, Sweden

2018 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, New York
Young Artist, 1 st Prize Winner;
Senior Piano Duo, 1 st Prize Winner

2015 23th American Open Music Competition, Oakland, CA
Young Artist, 1st Place;
Bach advanced, 3rd place
Beethoven Sonata advanced 1st Place;
The HIGHEST PERFORMING ARTS AWARD: OUTSTANDING DIAMOND AWARD

2014 MTNA Piano competition, Young Artist, Honorable Mention, Columbus OH

2013 OhioMTA GRAVES PIANO COMPETITION Senior solo, 1st Place; Adult Duet, 2nd Place

2013 Women i
n Music Columbus Music Audition, 3rd place

2012 National Teacher Association State Competition, senior division, Honorable Mention

2011 CCTV Piano and Violin Competitions in Beijing, China, Semi-finalist

2011 Asian Young Artist Piano Competition, 3rd Prize

2009 Schumann International Piano Competition, Asia Pacific Division, 2nd Prize

2009 Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Wiesbaden Vorrunde China, Certificate

2008 The 14th Oberlin International Young Artist Piano Competition, Finalist

2009 Asian Open Piano Competition in Hong Kong, 2nd Prize in the Chinese Work Category

2009 Asian Open Piano Competition in Hong Kong, 3rd Prize in Junior Division

2007 The 6th Asian Youth Music Competition in Singapore, Finalist

2005 TOYAMA Asian Youth Music Competition, 2nd Prize

2005 National Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition, Preliminary in Tianjin, 1st Prize in

JINGCI, native of Tianjin, China, is currently pursuing her Professional Studies Diploma (PDPL) at the Mannes School of Music of the New School under the guidance of Bulgarian-American pianist Pavlina Dokovska. She is the recipient of President’s Scholarship, Supplemental Scholarship for Graduate Student and Schoenberg Pianist Scholarship.

Most recently, Jingci won the first prize winner of The 2018 North International Music Competition in Sweden, and Third prize winner of The III Future Star International Piano Competition in New York.

In summer 2018, Jingci won the first prize of Young Artist and Senior Piano Duo Divisions of 2018 Golden Classical Music Award Competition. Meanwhile, she has been invited to perform the winner’s recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as her debut on October and November, 2018. Also, on this coming December, Jingci is participating the Closing Ceremony of “2018 Mannes Sounds Festival” as a featured artist at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

Jingci has been appeared multiple times as a soloist at the Mannes Sounds Festival and Mannes Piano Cantabile concert series at the premiere venues in New York City, concerts including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Ernst C. Stiefel Hall at arnold Hall ,Steinway and Sons Hall in NY, German Consulate General NYC, Bohemian National Hall, the Metropolitan Club, etc.

Jingci received Bachelor of Music Degree with cum laude from the Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, May of 2016. The Capital University awarded her with the Global Ambassador award Full Scholarships and twice-winning outstanding keyboard department student. During her years in Ohio, Jingci has performed Mozart Piano Concerto K.466 with Capital University Orchestra under the baton of Grammy Award nominee conductor, William Boggs and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with Barry E. Kopetz. She has been featured soloist multiple times at the “Now Festival” for commissioning new music with Orchestra and Symphonic Band. As well as the Lancaster Mostly American Festival.

Jingci is a prize winner of many national and international competitions. She received the First Prize of the Young Artist, Advanced Baroque and Advanced Beethoven Categories in the “23rd American International Music Open Competition” in Oakland, California.

Academic Awards&Scholarships:

President’s Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2018-2020

Dean’s Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2016-2018

Schoenberg Pianist Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music 2017-2020

Supplemental Scholarship for Graduate, Mannes School of Music2016-2020

The Perrini Award, Outstanding Sophomore Music Major, Capital U. 2014

The Kenneth R. Keller Award, Outstanding Freshman Music Major, 2013

The Karen Jeanne Foster Keyboard Performance Award, Capital University, 2013

Global Music Ambassador -Full Scholarship, Capital University, 2012-2016
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Lloyd September 22, 2019
· Piano · In home
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Agnes August 23, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
My 4.5 year old daughter had her first piano lesson with Jingci. I had learned how to play piano when I was a kid, so I could tell Jingci knows how to teach the basic foundation very well. She's firm yet patient and got my daughter to follow her instructions even though her attention span isn't that great at her age.
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Sally April 13, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Ms. Liu is so kind and patient. Great to know her and study with her.
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