Chien-Kai Wang

Chien-Kai W.

San Jose, CA

Lesson Details



Chien-Kai delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 50

Teaching since:
June 2012

Hi! My name is Chien-Kai W. and I am a very energetic, friendly, and outgoing person. I graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music and Minor in Kinesiology. I have played horn for over ten years and have learned how to play and teach the fundamentals of numerous woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Along with my education, I devote myself to exercise and participate in athletic and extra-curricular activities: running half marathons, learning new sports, dancing ballroom competitions, and teaching and assisting social dance lessons.

Although I am classically trained, I strive to in making sure that my students succeed in their fundamentals and are having a fun, good experience. My goals as a teacher is to make sure that you achieve your goals as a artist, performer, and learner. I look forward to helping you reach your goals and have you experience the best of your interests and craft.

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Camp Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Mar 2016 - Present
San Jose State University School of Music and Dance

Student Assistant
Nov 2009 - Dec 2015
San Jose State University School of Music and Dance

Concert Manager, August 2009 - 2015
(Head of Concert Management August, 2010 - December 2015)
Recruiting Coordinator, August 2010 - 2015
Special Projects Coordinator, August 2013 - 2015

Camp Instructor
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
San Jose State University Summer in the City Music Camp

Horn Instructor
Dance Elective Instructor

Camp Coordinator
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
San Jose State University Summer in the City Music Camp


Minor Degree in Kinesiology
Aug 2009 - May 2014
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2009 - May 2014
San Jose State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Cal Poly Mustang Ball San Luis Obispo Ribbons
Feb 2016
Jonathan Atkinson, Lorena Bravo, Ikaika Dowsett, Alex Zagrean, Vitalii Proskurin, Maksym Kapitanchuk, Elena Krifuks, and Olga Tsikalyuk
Spartan Invitational Ball Ribbons
Nov 2015
Pavlo Barsuk, Oxana Kashkina, Artjom Shmigeljuk, Diana Masarsky, Hristo Minev, Steve Vasco, and Artjom Shmigeljuk
U.C. Berkeley Beginners Competition Ribbons
Oct 2015
UC Berkeley Dancesport Team
Stanford Cardinal Classic 2015 Ribbons
Apr 2015
Rex Lewis, Sue Swain, Hristo Minev, Tone Jacobsen and Stephan Krauel
William and Marijane Adams Endownment Scholarship
Aug 2009
San Jose State University School of Music and Dance


National Organization of Women
Aug 2010

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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California Music Education Association
Jan 2010

CMEA is an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. NAfME, one of the the world’s largest arts education organizations,

is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education

International Horn Society
Sep 2009

Since 1970, The International Horn Society (IHS) has been an organization of people from around the world drawn together with a mutual interest in the horn. We are dedicated to the performance, teaching, composition, research, preservation, and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.

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Photos & Videos

SJSU Wind Ensemble Tour in Fresno, Spring 2015 - With Jo Oquendo

Chien-Kai Wang Senior Recital Picture Spring 2014 - With Kenton Kuwada, Kelli Self, Kelly Hesterberg, and Johnathan Hsu

Master Class, Spring 2012 - With Bernard Scully

Cal Poly Mustang Ball, February 20, 2016 - With SJSU Dancesport Team Standard Dancers

Washington Square Brass Quintet with Dr. Cohen and Dr. Adduci, Fall 2014

Spartan Invitational Dancesport Competition, November 14, 2015


3 Reviews

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Santwana S. Aug 24, 2016
Trumpet · In home

Mr. Wang's teachings made impact on my son's trumpet skills in just five lessons. He worked diligently with my son to improve on his weak points and gave him excellent tips to be better with his instrument. He encouraged him along the way and his support has already made my son a better trumpet player.

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Arav Aug 11, 2016
Trumpet · In home

Mr. Wang is an excellent teacher. He focuses on the fundamentals and really works on the important details. He helps set goals and work toward them each lesson. The experience with Mr. Wang has been great.

Kim V. Jun 12, 2016
Piano · In home

Chien-Kai is enthusiastic and passionate about music.

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