Daniel Yu
Lakewood, CA
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Daniel Yu

Daniel Y.

Lakewood, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Daniel is a conservatory-trained pianist with over 16 years of experience based in Southern California.

Daniel holds both M.M. and B.M. degrees in Piano Performance.

As a member of both the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), Daniel has taught students of all ages, from young children to retirees.

As one of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra's featured solo artists, he has worked with notable musicians including composer Eriks Esenvalds, the King's Singers, and Christopher O'Riley. Daniel is the resident pianist and organist of the Lakewood First United Methodist Church.

About Daniel Y.

My lessons are designed to provide well-rounded music training including theory, ear training, keyboard strategies, practice planning, as well as advanced keyboard techniques and competition/audition/performance preparation for advanced students.

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Experience

Organist/Pianist
Oct 2019 - Present

Lakewood First United Methodist Church

Private Piano Instructor
Nov 2015 - Present

Yu Piano Studio

Instructional Teaching Assistant
Sep 2019 - May 2021

California State University Long Beach

Taught MUS 120A and 120B (Class piano) at CSULB

Education

M.M. Piano Performance
Aug 2019 - May 2021

California State University Long Beach

B.M. Piano Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2019

University of Redlands

Languages

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Presser Scholar Award
Mar 2018

Theodore Presser Foundation

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2019
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.
California Association of Professional Music Teachers
Oct 2017
CAPMT is the California State Affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). CAPMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music teachers organization of over 1,000 members, teaching in independent studios, private and public schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities throughout California.

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