April Chung

April C.

Los Angeles, CA

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About

April delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2012

April Chung is a young Taiwanese pianist who has performed in many countries. She began to play the piano at the age of four and gave her first performance at the age of seven. Her recent performances include solo recitals in Boston and Los Angeles, piano concertos at the Perugia Festival in Italy, as well as chamber concerts in Luxemburg. She has also performed as a soloist in Salzburg, Austria and Taipei, Taiwan.

Besides performing, Ms. Chung enjoys teaching music. Her students include all ages and the subjects range from piano playing to music theory, harmony and counterpoint, ear training, form and analysis, as well as music appreciation.

Ms. Chung holds a Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California under the studios of Professor Bernadene Blaha and Professor Daniel Pollack. Ms. Chung also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the instruction of Professor YaFei Chuang.


With a very warm and friendly personality, Ms. April always gives positive energy to her students. She is very caring, encouraging and she expects her students to bring out their best to the lessons. Her students love her fun and true music stories, which give them strong motivation to practice.




Please feel free to visit her website for more information about her teaching philosophy:
www.aprilchung.com


"Studio Equipment"

-grand piano
-TV and Speaker
-printer
-sheet music
-reward gifts for young kids
-music board games

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Experience

Piano Instructor
May 2016 - Present
Yamaha School of Music

I am an official qualified Yamaha piano instructor and currently working with kids in Yamaha School of music that provides its own method of teaching and learning system.

Piano Instructor / Theory Instructor
Mar 2016 - Present
French Conservatory of Music

I work with students at all ages in the French Conservatory of Music located in the center of Beverly Hills as a Piano instructor.

Piano Class Tutor
Jan 2011 - May 2014
Boston Conservatory of Music

Ear Training Tutor
Jan 2011 - May 2014
Boston Conservatory of Music

Form and Analysis Tutor
Jan 2011 - May 2014
Boston Conservatory of Music

Harmony and Counterpoint Tutor
Jan 2011 - May 2014
Boston Conservatory of Music

Education

Master's of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of Southern California
Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Boston Conservatory of Berklee

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Yamaha Advanced Certificate
Jul 2003
Yamaha Music Foundation

The Yamaha Advanced Certificate is the official certificate in order to be able to teach in Yamaha Music School all around the world.

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3 Reviews

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David Chen Oct 15, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

April is a knowledgable, skilled and kind piano teacher. She is very knowledgable about and helps me with the little details in the songs I play like articulation in Bach and rubato in Chopin. Overall, since I've been taking lessons with her, my technique, interpretation and music theory have all improved greatly. :)))

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Alex Jul 1, 2016
Classical Piano · In home

Very good piano teacher. I had the pleasure of taking piano lessons with April and she has a natural ability to teach. April helped me to make a lot of progress in a very short time! And she is very involved in having the classes always very enjoyable for the student, by adding some cultural/historical references and funny facts about classical composers and music in general.

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Yuh-Fang Jul 1, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

I've been taking lessons with Ms. April Chung for a couple months. I had not played the piano since high school, and was hoping to pick up the old habit. Lessons with Ms. Chung has been pleasant, efficient, and very informative. I am very impressed (or shall we say surprised?) in how fast my techniques improved over the short period of time. I was able to put together a solid Chopin piece in good shape over a few weeks. I especially admire April's tips for self-practicing, and her balanced focus on both basic skills and musical expressiveness. I highly recommend anyone, with different experience and age, to work with Ms. Chung and learn to enjoy playing the piano.

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