Branda Tan

Branda T.

Richardson, TX

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About

Branda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
August 2007

*** Specialties ***
I play and teach primarily classical music. I do mix in other types of music for variety, such as holiday music in the Fall semester, and movie music and show tunes in the Spring and summer. Most of my students are in the Faber method, but I am familiar with and teach from the Alfred, Hal Leonard, and Bastien methods.

All my piano students do theory exercises. Most of them take the state theory tests. I use Just the Facts and Theory Time for theory, and I also use other supplementary materials for additional practice.

My students participates in recitals, festivals, and some take exams. I am an ABRSM teacher.

Adult learners are welcome.

Experience

Adjunct Faculty
Jul 2016 - Present
Parker University

Piano and Violin Instructor
Jun 2009 - Present
Gray School of Music

Piano and Violin Instructor
Aug 2007 - Jul 2009
The Master's Touch School of Music and Performing Arts

Education

Master of Music
Jan 2005 - May 2008
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2002 - Dec 2004
University of North Texas

Languages

Chinese (mandarin)
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Associate in Recital in Solo Piano
Jun 2001
Trinity International Examination Board (under Trinity College London)

Awards

Academic Achievement Award
Jan 2005
University of North Texas
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Musicology
May 2004
University of North Texas College of Music
Multicultural Scholarstic Award
Jan 2004
University of North Texas

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2012

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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James K. Jul 12, 2014
Violin · In studio

My instructor Branda was very nice, understanding, and a courteous person.

She thought me the basics of the Violin, gave me tips on reading notes.

I really appreciate and recommend her to anyone who wants to take violin lessons.

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