JunZhao(Ryan) Deng
Cleveland, OH
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JunZhao(Ryan) Deng

JunZhao(Ryan) D.

Cleveland, OH
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ear training. Sounds scary, but it is actually a ton of fun. I love it. I do it with all my students. If you are already serious about music, easy training will deepen your ability to hear and respond,compose and improvise. If you are a regular human, ear training will open your mind and sharpen it.

About JunZhao(Ryan) D.

My name is JunZhao Deng, originally from Guangzhou, China. I am a classically trained pianist, with my bachelor's degree in music education from Xinghai Conservatory of Music and my master's degree in piano performance from Kent State University.

Over the past 10 years, I have taught private lessons to students of all ages and playing levels. Students who study with me can expect to gain a better understanding of music theory as well as technique. I strive to push my students to their maximum potential, and will encourage them to participate in concerts, competitions, etc.

In my career, I have performed in numerous competitions in China, such as the DeYiShuangQing Piano Competition, winning awards such as the Guangzhou Golden Award and Hong Kong International Piano Competition Frist Prize.

I am personally trained in classical music, but I have a great respect for all genres of music, and encourage my students to listen and play more than classical.

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Winnie L
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My 12-year-old son had his first lesson and said “He’s a great teacher. He’s really patient!” It’s amazing how much progress he's made just with his first lesson. We’re looking forward to more lessons with Ryan!

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Charles M
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He is very kind, and professional. And he really understood how to teach my son

Posted Jul 10, 2020
Harry M
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Couldn't ask for a better teacher, worth your time and money!Thank you, Ryan!

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Tom Y
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I am 27 and have had several teachers, and Ryan is the best. He is warm and caring and friendly, with a nice sense of humor, and is also businesslike and focused. The lessons are fun, but you don't waste time. He often gives praise when I do well, and the praise is also thoughtful. He gives good suggestions for practice and for working out a problem within the lesson. He treats me like an individual and appreciates my musical interests, so doesn't try to make me do the same program like everybody else

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Tracy I
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I think Ryan was very perceptive regarding my skill and some basics that I need to learn. Thank you a lot Ryan!

Posted Jun 25, 2020
Alex F
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Ryan has been great with my son Alex! He looks forward to his lesson every week and is learning a lot.

Posted Jun 23, 2020
Wanessa Deshmukh
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Ryan is an excellent piano teacher and musician. He has been teaching my 7 year old now for almost a year. He interacts very well and the lessons are easy to follow, most of all I appreciate his patience in teaching her more difficult partitura. Ruan is also ready available whenever we have a question. My daughter enjoy taking pianos lessons and that is due to Ryan making it a fun learning experience.

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Adam L
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Our son began piano lessons with Ryan at the beginning of second grade. In less than one year he has gone from no experience, to being able to play 2-handed while reading music. Quite a leap. Ryan is patient, works at the child's speed, and is very relatable with school aged students.

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Michael P
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Excellent lovely sense of humor very patient with me. Thank you Ryan!

Posted Jun 20, 2020
Antonio B
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Ryan is very musically focused and knows a wide variety of piano literature. He helped me a lot with technique as well.

Posted Jun 14, 2020
Brian
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Ryan is an outstanding piano teacher. He began teaching my daughter when she was 9 years old, and after 1 year of lessons, I am extremely pleased with how well my daughter plays the piano. Ryan makes learning piano fun and interesting for children by allowing them to choose some of their own popular pieces. His teaching style is the perfect balance of friendly and encouraging, yet very professional with an emphasis on progress. He sets high expectations and inspires his students through his own love of music. I would highly recommend Ryan to any student fortunate enough to work with him

Posted Jun 13, 2020
Eriko
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We’ve been having online lessons because of the coronavirus, and Ryan has still managed to be a great teacher. He is always very positive and encouraging. He gives good feedback to help us become better piano players and improve our level.

Posted Jun 13, 2020
Nakita P
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Ryan has been my teacher for a year now and is an excellent influence on both me and my sister. We've definitely improved in all of the subjects he has taught us: Music Theory, Ear Training, and Piano. Ryan is very patient and understanding during lessons and is a very capable instructor who knows what he is teaching in music. I am very happy to be able to work with him! Thank you, Ryan!

Posted Jun 12, 2020
Gauge
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Very patient with me and my 3 year old!

Posted May 10, 2020
Johnny Z
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Ryan is an awesome teacher. I have been with him a little over a year and have learned so much. Even though it is online, it is just like he is right there with you

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Joey P
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Ryan is a master — a master teacher, a master performer. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has an extensive background in piano performance and works superbly with students of all ages and levels. He is warm, compassionate and beloved by all. . He is a magnificent player and is able to provide magnificent guidance and inspiration. Lucky are those who have the opportunity to study with Ryan.

Posted Dec 22, 2019
Lola
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My grandson, Chris, has been taking lessons with Ryan for several months. Ryan is very helpful and patient with Chris. Chris looks forward to seeing Ryan each week!

Posted Nov 3, 2019
Natasha
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Super nice and very easy and fun to learn with!!!

Posted Oct 22, 2019
Anthony B
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My kid had a wonderful learning time with Ryan. We like the new thing he brought to the kid, about his understanding of the music, the style of the composers and the skills deal with some certain notes. We can't wait until the next lesson.

Posted Oct 8, 2019
Mackenzie
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I have been taking classes from Ryan for 6 months and I am delighted with his style of teaching and how he develops and delivers specialized classes for me. He is also very easy to talk to and listens intently to my goals.

Posted Sep 15, 2019
Mary A.
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Thanks Ryan for making the lesson totally fun and relevant to my present level!

Posted Aug 15, 2019
Anya
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I was impressed with my first lesson with Ryan. He adjust lessons according to my needs. Will continue to take lessons with him. He is awesome.

Posted Aug 15, 2019
Amanda R.
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Ryan is patient, professional and dedicated. Learning with him has been a good experience. Thank you Ryan!

Posted Jul 25, 2019
Gina L.
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Ryan is an excellent teacher. He makes the lessons easy to understand and makes it fun. He is punctual, down to earth and has a great personality on top of his awesome teaching skills. I would definitely recommend him especially for beginners like myself. I'm looking forward to the next lesson already!!

Posted Jun 26, 2019
Andrew J.
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My first online lesson and I can already sense this style of learning is the right fit for me. I work full time and this allows me to do both. Ryan is an amazing teacher to work with. Very friendly. I highly recommend him for lessons.

Posted Jun 26, 2019
Adam T.
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Ryan is the best! I have learned so much.

Posted May 19, 2019
Emily T.
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My son really enjoys working with him. Mr.Deng is very encouraging and patient. Just what he needs in an instructor!

Posted May 16, 2019
Sasha K.
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Ryan did a great job fitting exercises to my skill level. Very friendly and super knowledgeable. I am looking forward to learning more from him.

Posted May 12, 2019
Tiffany M.
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I highly recommend Ryan for lessons!! My kids (ages 6 1/2 and 8) have been doing piano lessons for 2 months. They have learned so much from him and he makes the lessons fun for them! Thanks Ryan!

Posted May 5, 2019
Justin Z.
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Every lesson I feel very excited because I can study so much things from Ryan’s teaching. He is so knowledgeable and supportive. I am so happy to work with him.

Posted May 5, 2019
Kevin G.
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Ryan is super awesome. My son really absolutely loved his first lesson. I highly recommend him for lessons.

Posted May 2, 2019
William D.
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We can’t say enough good things about Ryan. He is so professional, talented and truly loves what he does. Every lesson is so enjoyable. Sincerely and truly the best.

Posted Apr 25, 2019
Ling L.
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I have been taking piano lessons with Ryan for a couple months. He is an excellent musician and be able to figure out the most of music technique problem. I highly recommend him.

Posted Apr 15, 2019
Sarah
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We LOVE Ryan!!!! He has really been such an amazing piano technique and knowledge to our teen! So talented!

Posted Apr 13, 2019
Ashlee
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My instructor was so patient, encouraging and clear in his instruction. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Posted Apr 13, 2019
James
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I feel very grateful and honored to have Ryan as my daughter’s piano teacher (mentor rather, I should say). Ryan has helped her prepare a lot of auditions; he always encouraged and inspired my daughter to love music. Highly recommend!

Posted Mar 26, 2019
Judy
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Mr. Deng has prepped me well for performances. I have learned a lot from him. He is very passionate about music and he really taught me how to express myself through piano playing. I highly recommend him. A great friend, mentor and an amazing pianist!

Posted Mar 26, 2019
Lisa
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Best!

Posted Mar 9, 2019
Aleena
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Ryan is a amazing teacher who is the most patient and supportive teacher. I never thought I could improve and learn so much in such little time. He has boosted my confidence as a performer and with his brilliant detailed methods and kind heart he has helped me overcome many “impossible “ . With Ryan, everything is possible!

Posted Mar 4, 2019
Dima

Ryan is a great teacher, my son has been working with him recently, because his first teacher for more than a year could no longer work at the same school, however my son loved being his student in this short period, and he is very comfortable with him. He is very friendly and patient.

Posted Mar 4, 2019
Ainsley
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Best teacher ever. I would highly recommended to everyone.

Posted Feb 12, 2019
Reid
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Excellent teacher and musician. Very talented and supportive . I really enjoy to work with him.

Posted Feb 8, 2019
Katie

Ryan is very knowledgeable and good to work with!

Posted Jan 25, 2019
Lucia
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JunZhao is a talented, outstanding, patient teacher. JunZhao really knows what each of her students require to be successful.

Posted Jan 23, 2019
Brianna
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Ryan is an outstanding teacher that is committed to the art and is a great supporter.

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Jackie
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My daughter has been taking lessons from JunZhao for several months and he is excellent. She really enjoys it and is learning a lot. He is an excellent teacher!

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Stefan
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Great piano teacher! He is patient and makes things fun and also challenges our son (4 years old) to achieve new skills.

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Kathleen
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My 6 year old enjoys his weekly piano lessons with (Ryan). He is very patient and talented. My son hopes to play like him some day!

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Jessica
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Great instruction especially the basics

Posted Jan 3, 2019
Hannah
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I took lessons with JunZhao (Ryan) because I wanted to strengthen my technical piano skills and also learn more music theory. He was a great teacher, and taught me a lot about how to make playing the piano feel effortless. Not only was he knowledgeable on the technique, but also on the musicality perspective of playing, and the theoretical side of playing. I would definitely recommend Ryan as a piano teacher for players of any level, but especially beginning and intermediate level pianists.

Posted Jun 7, 2018

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Jun 2018 - Present

Fairlawn School of Music

Piano Teacher
May 2018 - Present

Hudson School of Music

Private Piano Instructor
May 2008 - Present

Self-Employed

Private Piano Instructor
May 2014 - Jun 2015

The Royal School of Music

Part-time Piano teacher and Teacher Assistant
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015

XingHai Conservatory of Music

Piano Accompaniment
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Education

Master's in Piano Performance
Aug 2015 - Dec 2017

Kent State University

Bachelor's in Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Languages

Cantonese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Professional Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

ABRSM License
Jul 2016

Guangzhou, China

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is an examinations board and registered charity based in London, UK
Orff music
Jul 2011

Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Certified to teach in public schools in China
Jul 2011

Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Awards

First Prize
Aug 2010

Hong Kong International Piano Competition

Guangzhou Golden Award
Nov 2008

DeYiShuangQing Piano Competition

First Prize
Aug 2008

Hong Kong International Piano Competition

Guangzhou Golden Award
Aug 2006

DeYiShuangQing Piano Competition

Secong Prize
Aug 2005

Hong Kong International Piano Competition

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