Gloria Yin

Gloria Y.

Princeton, NJ

Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing piano for 13 years and I have over 3 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I am able to teach all levels of piano: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Lessons will be catered to your needs, learning style, and aspirations. I believe ear training, theory, and sightreading are all important to the development of a musician, so these aspects will be also integrated into lessons to help develop musicianship. Finally, it's important to remember that music should always be fun! I love music and I hope to bring my passion for music to others.
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Gloria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2015

I graduated from Princeton University in June 2018. I majored in math with minors in piano performance and computer science, and I am now pursuing conducting as a career path. I've been playing piano for 13 years. At Princeton, I was enrolled in the Certificate Program for Piano Performance, which is reserved for the top 2-4 pianists in each year. At the end of my time at Princeton, I played a 60 minute senior recital comprising works by Prokofiev, Debussy, and Frank Bridge.

Also at Princeton, I was Music Director and President of the Princeton Pianists Ensemble, which brings together advanced pianists at Princeton to play multi-piano music. During my administrative role, I organised 20 hours of rehearsal per week for each of 5 sold-out concerts for audiences of 300-800 people.

As a conductor, I have conducted the Princeton University Glee Club and the chamber choir Contrapunctus XIV. I have also conducted the premiere of five new works and one US premiere.

I have been teaching and tutoring for over three years, in various subjects as math, physics, piano, music theory, and SAT prep, including working as a Teaching Assistant for the Princeton University math department for three years. I have taught music at all levels of experience.

I believe that a well-rounded musical education (theory, history, performance, composition) enhances one's experience of music in all areas. I absolutely love classical music and I am keen to spread this passion as much as I can.

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Experience

Research Intern
Jun 2017 - Aug 2018
Caltech Computing and Mathematical Science

Studied the literature of generalized principle component analysis and non-linear dimension reduction, in particular pertaining to Isomap. Developed Parallel Transport Unfolding (PTU), a new algorithm for non-linear dimension reduction that is more robust to general manifolds than Isomap by using parallel transport to unfold geodesics and perform geodesic curvature correction. Produced a paper to be submitted for review and published.

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Wilderness First Aid Instructor
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Princeton University Outdoor Action

WFA Instructor for Outdoor Action, Princeton University. Taught intensive wilderness medical care course involving classroom instruction and hands-on simulations that covers patient examination, first aid for common outdoor injuries and illnesses, and evacuation decision-making.

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Teaching Assistant
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Princeton University Mathematics Department

Held weekly review sessions and offered individual tutoring for the Calculus and Pre-Calculus courses at Princeton University.

Education

Mathematics
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Princeton University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance
Dec 2013
Trinity College London

Equivalent to completion of undergraduate study in piano performance at Trinity College London.

Awards

Isidore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize
Jun 2018
Princeton University Department of Music

Photos & Videos

My junior recital, April 2017.

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Conducting the Trego Singers at Princeton.

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Just before Princeton Pianists Ensemble, November 2016.

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Caitlin M. Sep 17, 2018
SAT · In studio

Gloria was very thorough and is helping my daughter get up to speed in Math for the SAT.

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