Chang Lu

Chang L.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced piano teacher with young kids. Develop individual lesson methods and plans according to students' personalities. Besides learning to play the piano, students will encounter fundamental music theories.
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Chang teaches



Chang delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2002

Dr.Chang Lu is both an active musician and dedicated instructor in Los Angeles. Born into a family of musicians, she was introduced to piano at the young age of four, and the flute at age of nine. She has given performances on both instruments throughout her music career. Having attended elementary, middle and high schools that were attached to a music conservatory, she has been a professionally trained musician since a young age. She started to provide private flute lessons, piano lessons, aural skills and music theory classes already while in high school in China. In the US, Dr. Lu has appeared in many Hollywood movie sound tracks, she has also performed as principal flutist with Beverly Hills Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Sinfonietta, Debut Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Youth Symphony, Fremont Flute Ensemble, USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, Thornton Symphony Orchestra, Thornton Opera Orchestra and various chamber ensembles. Dr. Lu has worked with many renowned conductors such as James Judd, James Conlon, Carl St. Clair, Gerard Schwarz, H.Robert Reynolds, Sharon Lavery, Larry Livingston and Michael Powers. Chang has just had a concert leading the Thornton Baroque Sinfonia Ensemble performing a Telemann Flute Concerto.

Dr.Lu graduated with a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from USC Thornton School of Music in flute performance studying with Jim Walker, former Los Angeles Philharmonic principal flutist. She also earned minor degrees in Music Theory, Orchestral Conducting and Early Music. Dr. Lu has been a successful teacher teaching at USC as an adjunct flute instructor as well as piano and music theory teaching at several music studios. Dr.Lu’s students have been awarded several prizes in national competitions, such as 1st prize in the SYMF competition in July 2016.

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As a teacher, I love to see my students take pride in their improvements and strive to be a leader. I have taught many students at all levels. From teaching them how to read music while providing the fundamentals of piano playing, to college level of auditioning for significant competitions. I particularly like to focus on students who are interested in band and orchestra at school. It’s the joy of teaching to see kids marvel at different tones and musicality they can produce.

For all my lessons I include music theory and ask that students try their best to learn how music is connected and formed. Learning flute is a rewarding process, so please be patient and open-minded. Feel free to ask me any questions and I look forward to meeting you!

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Doctoral in Flute Performance
Aug 2014 - Present
University of Southern California
Master in Flute Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of Southern California
Bachelor in Flute Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2012
University of Southern California


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Carl Reinecke's "Undine" Flute Sonata is performed by Chang Lu - flute and Sungdae Ahn - piano.
Copland Duo for Flute and Piano by Chang Lu
Flute duet by Chang's students' Lauren and Jane at St Luke's Presbyterian Church.
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3 Reviews

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Sofia Nov 18, 2017
Piano · In home


Steve Sep 13, 2017
Flute · In home

We are super happy with the lessons. Our daughter (age 13) has rapidly advanced in her playing, and the teacher has the perfect mix of being gentle but firm in her expectations.

Jenny J. Apr 30, 2015

Chang is a very dedicated and serious instructor. She is extremely passionate about teaching and learning; it shows in her students' growth. We are part of a group of teachers who try to encourage our students through public performance and actively participate in recitals every couple months. I highly recommend Chang if you are looking to try flute, whether it's for a school band, personal enjoyment, or lifelong goal.

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