April Chung

April C.

Los Angeles, CA

About April C.

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April teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Ms. April Chung is a young Taiwanese pianist whose performances have been heard in several 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 of Austria and Taipei city of Taiwan.

Besides performing, Ms. Chung loves teaching music. Her students vary from the young to the old, beginner level to advanced level, 5 year-old kid to professor of Music Therapy. The subjects go from piano playing to Music Theory, Harmony and Counterpoint, Ear Training, Form and Analysis as well as Music Appreciation.

With a very warm and friendly personality, Ms. April always gives positive energy to her students. She is very caring, courageous 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.



She holds Masters of Music degree on piano performance in University of Southern California under the studios of professor Bernadene Blaha and professor Daniel Pollack. Also, She holds BM degree from the Boston Conservatory under instruction of professor YaFei Chuang.

Please feel free to visit her website for more information:
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 Spoken

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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2 Reviews on April C.

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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.