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Chuan Li K.
San Francisco, California
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Chuan Li K.
San Francisco, California
Holistic Piano Training with Dr. Ko
I have a Doctorate in Piano Performance and hold a Fellowship in Piano Performance (Special Candidate Award) - the highest music diploma level awarded by Trinity London of College. Currently an after-school piano instructor at the French American International School in San Francisco, I’ve been continuously developing and implementing an innovative, thoroughly integrated basic music history, theory, and aural skills curriculum for approximately 40 students at the age range from 4 to 65. Throughout my 15 years of teaching experience, I have always challenged myself to incorporate creative methods into studio and classroom teaching. I like to make new concepts fun and easy to absorb. While I constantly assign tasks and pose questions that challenge my students to think critically, I am good at presenting my ideas in a relatable yet profound way. Besides setting goals periodically to motivate my students, each week I am able to find new angles and aspects in an old piece to work on. Because I care about what each student can offer differently in their playing, I always provide feedback that brings out their best. I am also open to discussion with students in which they bring in unique, dynamic, and unconventional ideas. As a result, I discover something new from my students daily. “Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” has always been my motto. Ultimately, I seek to encourage students to continue learning in a life-long passion for music.
About Chuan Li K.

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Teaching since 2007

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Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance

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Classical Piano
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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$160
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$240
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$30
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Dr. Ko is enthusiastic, friendly and clearly a talented musician! He takes the time to listen to the music you're into and constructs lessons around music you like. The lessons are always fun, well structured and the time and effort he puts into planning these is obvious. Highly recommended!

Posted Jan 2, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Excellent teacher and piano player!

Posted Dec 27, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Dr. Ko taught me to play the piano since 2021 and I highly recommend him for anyone looking to start playing. His teaching methods are fantastic and he makes all lessons extremely enjoyable. Being taught to play the piano by Ko is the reason why I still continue to play the instrument now. A very friendly and reliable guy!

Posted Dec 24, 2022
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Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance
Aug 2019 - May 2021
Texas Tech University
Master of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Texas State University
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Jan 2006 - May 2009
UCSI University (Malaysia)
Cantonese
Limited Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Malay
Professional Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Native Proficiency
Fellowship in Piano Performance
Nov 2009
Trinity College of London
- Received “Special Candidate Award” for this diploma - it’s the highest diploma level
Licentiate in Piano Performance
Jul 2007
Trinity College of London
Grade 8 Music Theory
May 2006
Associate Board Royal School of Music
Distinction

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Instructor details
Classical Piano
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Dunsmuir St
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$80
45 minutes
$120
60 minutes
$160
90 minutes
$240
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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