Jiawei Yan

Jiawei Y.

New York, NY

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Gratuate student at The Juilliard School major in viola performance. Will offer instruction and demonstration on viola solo repertoire, orchestra as well as chamber music repertoire. It is always a great pleasure to share my passion in music with you!
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Jiawei teaches



Jiawei delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2015

The Juilliard School, M.M. Viola Performance
Bard College, B.A. Philosophy
Bard Conservatory of Music, B.M. Viola Performance

Experienced with teaching both children and adult students in music trainings. Is also willing to teach in Mandarin if preferred.


Violin Instructor; Chamber Music Instructor
Oct 2017 - Present
Thurnauer School of Music

String Quartet Seminal Mentor
Sep 2015 - May 2017
The Juilliard School

Violin and Viola Instructor
Oct 2015 - Jun 2016
LX Music School

Orchestra Viola Mentor
Sep 2015 - May 2016
The Juilliard School Pre-college

ESL Tutor
Sep 2014 - May 2015
Bard College Learning Commons


Viola Performance
Sep 2017 - Present
The New School, Mannes School of Music
M.M. Viola Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017
The Juilliard School
B.M. Viola Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2015
Bard Conservatory of Music
B.A. Philosophy
Sep 2010 - May 2015
Bard College


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


President Scholarship
Sep 2017
The New School
A.H. Kuhn Memorial Scholarship
Sep 2016
The Juilliard School
Lillian Fuchs Scholarship
Sep 2016
The Juilliard School
Juilliard Scholarship
Aug 2015
The Juilliard School
Bard Conservatory Fellowship
Aug 2010
Bard Conservatory of Music


American Federation of Musicians
Mar 2016

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Jiawei Y.



Dvorak, Viola Quintet Op. 97, "American"
Fairy Tales, Märchenerzählungen, Robert Schumann 
Jiawei Yan, viola
Meditation and Processional, Ernest Block 
Jiawei Yan, viola

2 Reviews

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Jess Sep 15, 2016
Viola · In studio

Though our experience with Jiawei was brief (just three lessons as a summer fill-in for our regular teacher), our daughter very much enjoyed working with her. Jiawei is certainly someone we would pursue as a regular teacher if we had that need.

Oona Jan 30, 2016
Violin · In home

Student says she was very nice and very insightful.

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