Alice Chen

Alice C.

Arlington, VA
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About

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Alice delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4+

Teaching since:
2002

I am a classically trained pianist and piano/ cello teacher. By more than ten years of teaching experience, learning with me is going to be engaging and enchanting. I chose the right method books and design the lesson plan/ practice plan according to your needs. Through my lesson, you are not only learning music but also having a great time learning.

I held a Master degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music, , as well as a bachelor degree in piano performance from Taipei National University of the arts. By 27 years of indulging in music, I have to say, it is such a fulfilling journey!

Therefore, I would like to meet all of you. No matter what age you are, what level of playing you are, don't be hesitate to talk to me. I love meeting people and sharing musical thoughts. Looking forward to meeting you.

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Experience

General Manager
Aug 2010 - Jan 2017
Long Xing Music School Brooklyn, New York City

Managing school daily classes. Interviews with students and teachers. Hosting piano competitions and music festivals.

Solo Pianist
Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

Alice has been performed in many venues among the United States, Italy, China and Taiwan. In October, 2015, she gave out her first solo debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall which brought her performance career into a greater success. Alice not only performed as a solo pianist but also a collaborative pianist. Her performance took place in concert halls such as Diminna Center, The Town Hall, Manhattan School of Music, Barletta, Italy, Taipei National Concert Hall. Another highlight of her performance career is that at her age of 14, she performed as the piano soloist of Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 with Boston Long Wood Symphony Orchestra during Walnut Hill Music Festival at Hatch Shell in Boston. The whole concert was live broadcasting by Boston WCRB classical music radio.

Besides performing, Alice devotes her love of music into teaching. Her lesson includes piano techniques, sight reading, ear & aural training and music theory. She assists students with performance pieces and stage manner for recital as well as helping students with NYSSMA, ABRSM music exams preparations. Her students got admitted to music conservatories and music talented schools including Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of music, LaGuardia high school and Mark Twains middle school with music talent in New York.

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Education

Master Degree of Piano Performance
Sep 2007 - Dec 2009
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor Degree of Piano Performance
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Taipei National University of the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Manderin
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Early Childhood Music Teacher
Aug 2008
Musik Garten

Music Garten is a education system that provides music to early childhood. This music system brings a lot of joy to young children before they start leaning a musical instrument. As a piano instructor and one of the Music Garten teacher, I do find a well connection for each of my students when it comes to musical learning. Even for those students who didn't start learning a musical instrument later, still get benefits from the classes I gave.

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Awards

Semi Finalist, Selected Taiwan Participant
Aug 2003
Manopoly International Piano Competition, Italy
Semi Finalist, Selected Taiwan Participant
Oct 2002
Young People Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, China
The Third Prize Winner
Feb 2002
Taiwan Piano Competition, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The First Prize Winner
Nov 2001
Taipei Piano Competitions, Taipei, Taiwan
The First Prize Winner
Oct 1999
Taipei Piano Competitions, Taipei, Taiwan
The First Prize Winner
Sep 1997
Taipei Piano Competitions, Taipei, Taiwan

Photos & Videos

Austin. Chopin is his favorite composer. He loves playing on it!
Matthew. One of my favorite piano students. He loves playing this F major sonatina. Good job!
He loves playing!

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Serena has been taking lesson since she was 6 years old. She is preparing for 8th grade ABRSM music exam. How excited!

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One of my best cello students who is preparing for music chair audition. She is amazing, isn't it?

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My Carnegie Hall solo debute in 2015. It was a remarkable night.

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Carnegie Hall backstage rehearsing. I was excited and nervous.

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Photo by Alice C.

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Sebastian. He is a beginner. This is his first try out on Ode to Joy!
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7 Reviews

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Frances Dec 3, 2017
Piano · In studio

My experience with Mrs. Alice has been nothing but pleasant, not only is she caring, kind, and considerate, she's extremely talented in what she does. I have had the honor of being her student for nearly 5 years and am glad to say that if you're a student of Mrs. Alice then you are in good hands.

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Wenley Dec 2, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Ms. Alice is one of the most memorable piano teachers I've taken lessons with. I would always look forward to piano lessons because she would make them fun yet still be able to move forward in songs and techniques. Whenever Ms. Alice plays a section of a song for demonstration, I could feel the emotion behind her playing and I think that plays a role in her being an excellent piano teacher.
I enjoyed my lessons with Ms. Alice very much and I strongly believe that anyone who takes lessons with her will enjoy them as well.

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Serena Dec 1, 2017
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Ms. Alice is a great piano teacher/instructor. She is so patient with her students even when they sometimes don’t listen. She is also very experienced with piano and amazing at playing it as well. She is not only a great piano teacher but also a great friend to have.

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Kandy Dec 1, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ms. Alice is a very experienced piano instructor. She's very patient to my kids. Both of them love her so much. If you want to study how to play piano, Ms. Alice is the one you should go for.

Abby. L Dec 1, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

She can give you not only about the notes, she will let you feel the music on piano. You will learn how to interpret music on your way and find your music style.
She will let you feel not as a teacher and student just like the friend and do something together.

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Ryan Dec 1, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

Alice is a very experienced, proficient and patient piano teacher. She also can perform, and that makes her a great piano teacher.

Lily Nov 30, 2017
· In studio

Ms. Alice was honestly just a delight to work with. Not only was she good with teaching the piano but she works very well with younger kids and teenagers. I can say that I have never heard any of her other students or other teachers complain about her and her teaching . While under her teaching, I personally was able to expand my repertoire and advance my techniques on piano. She is definitely very well educated in music history and is always able to explain a piece's background and the musicality and style of it. she always encourages her students to work hard and try something new. Ms. Alice being bilingual also helps the parents a lot from what I have seen. Most children speak English but their parents who speak Chinese are able to notified of what their children are learning through the teacher .If you happen to work with Ms. Alice, I think it is worth it and you will have an amazing time, she would never give up on her student and would push them in the right direction or help them find another one .

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