Janis Yue

Janis Y.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details



Janis delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2006

Hi there! I'm Janis, a recent graduate from the University of Southern California. While at USC, I studied neuroscience, but beyond my science curriculum, I took many literature and music classes.
I love learning about all types of topics and people, and I want to bring this energy to my students. From a very young age, I have loved creating lesson plans for my younger siblings. This developed into more formal tutoring and mentoring roles through middle school, high school, and college.
I have experience teaching everything from beginner piano to young children, to science presentation skills to international teaching assistants.
Using passion, compassion, and a positive energy, I would love to help you achieve your learning goals! :)

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Behavioral Instructor
Jun 2016 - Present
FirstSteps for Kids

I am a Behavioral Therapist for children on the autism spectrum. I have learned applied behavior analysis techniques and theories that will surely come in useful for my lessons!

Co-Administrative Director
Oct 2012 - May 2016
Asian American Tutorial Project

Throughout college, I spent every Saturday tutoring and mentoring kids at Castelar Elementary in LA's Chinatown. I eventually attained the position of Co-Administrative Director, where I helped organize curriculum for the children.

Private English Tutor
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

I taught English to two young Spanish girls (ages 4 & 6) while I was studying abroad in Bilbao. I met with them for a couple hours every day and used different play techniques to teach them English.

Resident Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2015
USC Residential Education

I was the RA for 44 first-year women. Not only did I help enforce USC's Housing Contract, I also planned 3 enrichment programs monthly and responded to several crises.

Dec 2012 - May 2013

I tutored and mentored a small group of high school students 3x/week from an under-privileged area of Los Angeles in college readiness and SAT prep techniques.

Private Music Instructor
Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Throughout high school, I taught many music lessons in piano and violin. I taught children in the 5-10 range, teaching basic sight reading techniques, music theory, rhythm, proper form, practice techniques, etc.


B.S. in Neuroscience
Aug 2012 - May 2016
University of Southern California
Minor in Spanish
Aug 2012 - May 2016
University of Southern California
Spanish Language & Culture Program
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Universidad de Deusto


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This is a video of me accompanying myself singing!
It was a great 4 years spending time learning about the world, about others, and about myself. Fight On!

So lucky to have attended USC!
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21 Reviews

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Catie May 30, 2018
Piano · In home

Janis, you are so wonderful! Evie has learned so much over these past 9 months. He has had an amazing experience working with you and loves when you come. And he is playing so beautifully.

saralynn V. Oct 1, 2017
Piano · Online

Janis is a lovely person with a real passion for piano. I highly recommend her courses! You will love her!

Evie Sep 7, 2017
Piano · In home

My son is loving taking lessons with Janis. I rarely have to remind him to practice and he looks forward to lesson day.

Hannah A. Aug 27, 2017
Piano · In home

Girls enjoy working with Janis. She is calm and pleasant. Focuses on girls interest.

Maximus Aug 19, 2017
Piano · In home

Wonderful with younger children!

Briana D. Aug 14, 2017
Piano · In home

Our 5 y.o. daughter just took her first lesson with Janis and she much enjoyed the lesson. Our daughter is excited to learn to play the piano and Janis made the lesson fun and enjoyable. Our daughter is off to an excellent start with Janis. Janis left homework for our daughter until she returns for the next lesson. We are very pleased with Janis. She is very pleasant and patient and our daughter much enjoys her company.

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Alisha Aug 7, 2017
Piano · In home

We moved recently to LA from London and Janis is a fantastic teacher. My two boys are very much enjoying their lessons now and even practice without me having to ask. She discovered how best to motivate each child and customized her approach. Janis is much better than the previous two teachers in London.

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Lulu Jul 6, 2017
Piano · In home

I have a 4years old boy. He loves taking piano lessons with Janis. You know how hard to let them listen to you, but she did it!

Jing Jul 6, 2017
Piano · In home

My daughter starts her piano class with Ms Janis since she was three and half. She loves her teacher and . Ms Janis is always patient, sweet and cheerful. We feel lucky to have Ms Janis as a teacher and a friend.

Omi Aug 16, 2016
Piano · In home

Janis is really great with kids, very patient and fun.My son looks forward for the piano lessons every week

Max B. Aug 3, 2016
Piano · In studio

What a job Janis did! Turned me from a complete beginner to a proficient classical player in just a few weeks. Thank you so much Janis

Devon R. Jul 27, 2016
Piano · In home

Janis is awesome. Super patient and effective. Very happy I found her on take lessons.

Gavi W. Jul 19, 2016
Piano · In home

So nice and so much fun!!

Ahuvi W. Jul 17, 2016
Piano · In home

Thanks to Janis we are all learning piano!!!

Ester L. Jul 10, 2016
Writing · In home


Ari W. Jul 3, 2016
Piano · In home

Loved the lesson looking forward to more!!

Esther L. Jul 3, 2016
Writing · In home

Wonderful. Best tutor ever!!

Ari W. Jul 3, 2016
Piano · In home

Fabulous, fun and patient teacher!

Kay Jun 14, 2016
Piano · In home

Janis is a wonderful piano instructor. She's patient and find different ways to spark interest, hence my kids look forward to their weekly lesson

Sarah Jun 13, 2016
Piano · In studio

Janis is a patient and intelligent young piano instructor. She loves and is passionate about music. She does not only help kids to learn how to play piano. She also teaches the young minds how to enjoy and appreciate music. My daughter loves Janis. Because of Janis, she starts to appreciate piano and is willing to practice more every day.

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Julie Jun 13, 2016
· In home

She is a very patient teacher and she loves piano so much.

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