JunZhao(Ryan) Deng

JunZhao(Ryan) D.

Kent, OH
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Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! My name is JunZhao, and I have over 10 years of teaching experience! I teach all ages, of all levels. I specialize in classical piano, but I can be flexible to fit what every student wants to learn. I am fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. If you are interested in picking up piano as a hobby, being a serious player, or just brushing up on your music theory/playing skills, send me a message!
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JunZhao(Ryan) passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
JunZhao(Ryan) delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2008

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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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

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

Photos & Videos

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My student, Brodi, playing at the student recital in 2019. She has been my student since he began playing piano 4 months ago.
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27 Reviews

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Gina L. Jun 26, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!!

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Andrew J. Jun 26, 2019
Piano · In studio

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.

Adam T. May 19, 2019
Piano · In studio

Ryan is the best! I have learned so much.

Emily T. May 16, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

My son really enjoys working with him. Mr.Deng is very encouraging and patient. Just what he needs in an instructor!

Sasha K. May 12, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

Tiffany M. May 5, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

Justin Z. May 5, 2019
Piano · In studio

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.

Kevin G. May 2, 2019
Piano · In studio

Ryan is super awesome. My son really absolutely loved his first lesson. I highly recommend him for lessons.

William D. Apr 25, 2019
Audition Prep · In studio

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.

Ling L. Apr 15, 2019
Piano · In studio

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.

Sarah Apr 13, 2019
Piano · In studio

We LOVE Ryan!!!! He has really been such an amazing piano technique and knowledge to our teen! So talented!

Ashlee Apr 13, 2019
Piano · In studio

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

James Mar 26, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

Judy Mar 26, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

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!

Lisa Mar 9, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

Best!

Aleena Mar 4, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

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Dima Mar 4, 2019
Piano ·

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.

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Ainsley Feb 12, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

Best teacher ever. I would highly recommended to everyone.

Reid Feb 8, 2019
Piano · In studio

Excellent teacher and musician. Very talented and supportive . I really enjoy to work with him.

Katie Jan 25, 2019
Piano ·

Ryan is very knowledgeable and good to work with!

Lucia Jan 23, 2019
Piano · In studio

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

Brianna Jan 22, 2019
Piano · In studio

Ryan is an outstanding teacher that is committed to the art and is a great supporter.

Jackie Jan 7, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

Stefan Jan 4, 2019
Piano · In studio

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

Kathleen Jan 4, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

Jessica Jan 3, 2019
Piano · In studio

Great instruction especially the basics

Hannah Jun 7, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

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