Koon Wong

Koon W.

Lakewood, WA
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Young multilingual (English, Cantonese, and Mandarin) piano and violin teacher who combines the formal traditional Eastern style of teaching, and the fun approach of Western style of teaching into his music lessons.

Fun lessons but also challenging
- I believes that fun lessons are easy to gain young student interest, but it often lack to give them motivation. In the lessons, I often challenge my students, let them be self-motivated and become a better musician.

Techniques
- I focus lessons on teaching proper techniques with their instruments. With my experiences in taking lessons from American, Chinese, and Russian teachers, I learnt a great spectrum of techniques and like to teach what I had learn.

Learning pieces and other related topics
- Playing pieces and songs is only a small piece of playing an instrument. In lessons, I also teaches proper music theory, and ear-training.

I haves students from age 4 to retirement age. Early beginner to preparing for college audition.

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About

Koon passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Koon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

I was born in Hong Kong, China. I have been studying music with a dual focus on piano, and violin since the age of 8. I Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music with a primary focus on piano performance from Arizona State University. I also hold a violin performance diploma from Trinity College London since the age of 16. I am an experienced teacher with past studios of up to 50 students from all age ranges. Classically trained and capable of teaching a wide range of musical styles.

Winner of numerous awards in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival competition in both violin and piano. A member of several symphonies, Arizona State University Symphony, Arizona State University Lyrical Opera, Arizona State University Philharmonia, and University of Washington Symphony Orchestra. Panel judge for the 2018 Arizona State Music Teacher's Association - Arizona Study Program certification exams.

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Experience

Violin Instructor
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Kirk's Studio for the Performing Arts

Piano Instructor
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Kirk's Studio for the Performing Arts

Piano Accompanist
Oct 2017 - Apr 2018
Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church


Education

BA in Music
Jul 2015 - May 2017
Arizona State University

Languages

Cantonese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

ATCL Violin Performance
Apr 2009
Trinity College London

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