Alison Chiang

Alison C.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
For those who are interested in learning the building blocks of music, music theory can teach you how to analyze, find patterns, and better understand music. We will work through the beginner and intermediate stages of music theory to help you better understand the music you play.

About Alison C.

Music is such an important aspect of life that can be enjoyed by all ages and is a crucial aspect of sharing and communicating. My approach to lessons is individual-based and flexible to your goals and needs. I believe that the enthusiasm, love, and enjoyment of playing music should never be lost, and it is my goal to maintain and cultivate your continued interest in music.

Learning piano should be a balanced skill. We will improve or learn piano techniques to help you play the pieces you've dreamed of, as well as hone ear sensitivity to sound and creative imagination for bringing the music to life. As a concert pianist, there are definitely pianistic techniques and "hacks" I can share that will help in grasping both difficult musical and physical techniques.

Looking forward to a musical journey together!


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2 Reviews
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Alison is great at explaining complex terminologies as well as breaking down difficult piano techniques. Her passion and understanding of different classical music styles exude even when she is just demonstrating a repertoire during our lessons. In addition, her patient and kind personality make our lessons very enjoyable and rewarding. Every week I look forward to our lessons and I am always excited about them.

Because Alison is also an inspiring role model herself, she constantly challenges me to become a better pianist. Throughout my years as her student, not only has my piano skills immensely progressed on a technical level; but I have also learned how to better interpret the repertoires of different styles, and conveying those emotions through my playing.

Posted Nov 9, 2020
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Alison is an extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and experienced instructor. Her love for music comes across through her words and demonstrations, and she knows how to pinpoint and help me with both technical and musical issues. She also helps me understand the piece better without getting too theoretical or technical, which allows me to make more sense of what I am doing and still maintain interest. Her teaching is organized and detailed, which I appreciated. I highly recommend Alison for piano lessons!

Posted Aug 17, 2020

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Piano Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present

Private Music School

Teaching all ages and levels Preparation for recitals and juries

Piano Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present

Various Online Websites

Using a variety of online platforms

Secondary Piano Instructor
Aug 2016 - May 2020

Eastman School of Music

Taught college students in piano instruction, both music and non-music majors

Class Piano Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Eastman School of Music

Taught music majors in a piano lab Basic piano skills


Doctorate in Musical Arts - Piano Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2020

Eastman School of Music

Master of Music - Piano Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Eastman School of Music

Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Eastman School of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Cobos Prize
May 2020

Eastman School of Music

Carnegie Hall Debut
Oct 2019

Eastman School of Music

First Prize - Lewisville Lake Symphony International Competition for Piano
Jan 2018

Lewisville Lake Symphony

Concerto Performance - Shreveport Symphony
Jan 2017

Wideman International Piano Competition


Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2020
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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