Celine V.

Celine V.

Claremont, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
So rare to find a good accordion teacher or even an accordion player nowadays, I know... But here I am! Want to learn Polka, Musset and improvisation on accordion, please let me know and I'll help you learn fast!

About Celine V.

I hold a MA in Piano Performance from Azusa Pacific University. I have been teaching piano for all ages and all levels since 2002. I had formal training in Suzuki pedagogy method from the Suzuki certified trainer. Over the last ten years, I have been integrating Suzuki method with various modern piano pedagogies to teach beginners and received positive feedback from students and parents. I believe that students under my integrated method usually progress much faster than the ones under traditional Suzuki method.

In addition to piano teaching, I also teach all levels of accordion and violin (Suzuki Method).

I am patient, friendly, cheerful and good at customizing my lessons to meet individual student's needs. I believe all students have potential to master skills as long as they have strong self-discipline, perseverance and supportive family and good teachers.

I welcome all of students and parents to contact me to start a joyful learning journey with me. You will get your time and money worth!

*** Lesson Details ***

Beginner: Within a month, you will learn how to count the beat, and how to read music notes (treble clef). There is a great emphasis on the ear training and music theory throughout the course of the lessons.

Intermediate and advanced students: I will help you get rid of incorrect or unhealthy habits such as postures, hand positions, etc; and further build you strength in sight-reading and music theory. I customize your study repertoire based on your own personality, interest and musical goals so that you always feel motivated to study musical instruments with me.



*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'm willing to travel to the student's house for private lessons if it is at an hour lesson. Additional $5 will apply.

*** Specialties ***
Music
-Suzuki and traditional method for piano
- Accordion
- Music theory, ear training, music history

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Shari E.
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Celine is probably the most patient teacher I know. As an adult learner, I look forward to my lessons and appreciate the ongoing encouragement from Celine. It's obvious that she is not only extrememly knowledgeable but also very passionate about teaching. I highly recommend taking lessons with Celine!

Posted Feb 12, 2020
Ariana H.
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I LOVE taking piano lessons with Celine! She’s a great teacher and a very kind and sweet person. She is by far the most knowledgeable piano teacher I’ve had. Celine’s teaching style is very flexible—she’s great for a serious player because she’s very thorough and also for a beginner because she’s so kind and patient. I’ve played the piano for many years and Celine has really helped me improve. She’s taught me how to practice effectively at home and helps me notice details in the music I wasn’t taught before. Celine is clearly very passionate about what she does. I always enjoy my lessons and I highly recommend taking lessons with her!

Posted Oct 29, 2018
Olivia
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My daughter started her lesson with music school group class, while it is fun and fundamental, it starts to get harder as the year pass.
She need more one to one attention with experience teacher who could help her with the details that the group class cannot provide. We are so grateful to have Ms. Celine. She is so patience. Her teaching supported my daughter skill that lack from group class and my daughter is happy to learn piano which in turn make her do more practice and improve her skill. I am very satisfied.

Posted Oct 24, 2018
Michelle R.
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Celine is a wonderful piano teacher! She is patient, works well with children, and is truly dedicated to developing her students. My 6-year-old son had no musical background and she has since taught him how to sight-read in a short amount of time! She encourages a little bit of music book homework, helps with posture, finger positioning, proper technique, etc. and makes each lessons fun and enjoyable. She is an expert in everything music and is very responsive to any questions I have. My son looks forward to each of his lessons. I highly recommend Celine!

Posted Nov 15, 2017

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Experience

high school teacher
Jan 2012 - Present

local school district

teaching math and science at a local high school, specialized in algebra, geometry, math analysis, chemistry, biology, physical science

private math and science tutor
Jan 2002 - Present

private homes

tutoring K-12 students in math and science subjects including algebra, geometry, precalculus, AP/SAT test prep in math and science and Mandarin.

Private Piano Teacher
Jan 2002 - Present

Private homes and home studios

teaching piano at private and home studios for young and adult students, specialized in Suzuki method as well as my own style of integrated Suzuki method.

Education

Master of Arts in Piano Performance
Sep 2009 - Jan 2013

Azusa Pacific University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CA Single Subject Credential
Feb 2012

CTC

Awards

1st Place of regional accordion competition, China
Jul 1999

Shenyang Music Conservatory

1st Place of regional piano competition, China
Jun 1996

Shenyang Music Conservatory

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