Hsiao-Lan Wang

Hsiao-Lan W.

Houston, TX

About Hsiao-Lan W.

Background check: Last verified 09/05/2016
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Hsiao-Lan teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1993
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

I have been playing the piano since age 3 and violin since age 8. Besides regularly performing, teaching has been one of the most important things in my life. For more than 20 years, I have taught piano, violin, composition, theory, and music technology to music lovers of all ages. My students have gone on to win prizes both locally and nationally. I enjoy sharing with students my love for music in a nurturing atmosphere.

*** Lesson Details ***
Note-reading, technique, theory, improvisation, standard and not-so-standard pieces. Occasionally, we also include pop, jazz, blues, and musical theater works in our lessons. I have been described by my students as funny, strict, nice, and patient. I am not afraid to tell my students they need to step up the effort if I see potential in them to do well. I also know when to give them the support when they feel frustrated. Students' interests will be taken into consideration for the pieces chosen and the style of lessons given. Teaching has always been my passion. I get to know the personality of my students so we can work together to bring out the musical talent in each of them. Student recital is held at least once every year. I encourage all students to participate in the recital.

*** Studio Equipment ***
One Yamaha upright piano and one Yamaha grand piano (for advanced students)

Dedicated chair for parents who choose to wait or observe during the lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
N/A

*** Specialties ***
I am a classical musician by training, although I do play other styles as well.

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Experience

Associate Director of Music

Feb 2015 - Present
Friendswood United Methodist Church

Organist/Pianist

Feb 2012 - Feb 2015
First United Methodist Church Rosenberg

Instructor in Audio Production

Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
Art Institute of Houston

Accompanist

Mar 2012 - Oct 2014
Taiwanese Chorus of Greater Houston

Piano Instructor

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Maestro School of Music

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Aug 2008 - May 2011
Montana State University

Assistant Conductor

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
Flower Mound Community Orchestras

Teaching Fellow

Aug 2003 - May 2007
University of North Texas

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts

Aug 2002 - Aug 2010
University of North Texas

Master of Music

Aug 1999 - May 2002
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Bachelor of Music

Sep 1994 - Jun 1999
Taipei National University of the Arts

Languages Spoken

Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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4 Reviews on Hsiao-Lan W.

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Carmen D. Jun 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Hsiao-Lan started teaching my 3 year old. She has incredible patience and shows the kids how much fun you can have while playing the piano. My daughter loved her and was always looking forward to her piano classes. I would highly recommend this teacher to anyone who is looking for their kids to have fun while they learn to play the piano. Unfortunately, we were not able to continue the classes but in a near future i would love for her to teach my daughter once again. Hsiao-Lan truly has a gift in teaching young children.
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paige H. Nov 19, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
wonderful teacher

I asked my 10 year old son what rating I should give Dr. Wang and he said "5 stars". She is very patient and friendly when teaching my son who is a bit shy. She has chosen songs that are fun that he enjoys playing, and I never hear a complaint about going to lessons. She is helpful with all aspects of learning to play the piano, and I have noticed his playing becoming more personal rather than simply following notes.
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Jane J. Nov 13, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
nice and patient

The teacher is nice and patient, My daughter just turned 4 when she first started the lesson. I was afraid she was going to find this difficult and boring. But instead she has enjoyed each lesson and has made surprising progress. The lesson is talored to her short attention span, mixed with games and fun motivation. We have enjoyed the lessons.
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LaurieB May 8, 2008
Mother of 6yr old student

Hsaio Lan returned my phone calls and emails promptly. Her schedule was posted, making appointments easy.She is organized and efficient.My 6 yr old enjoys her lessons with her.
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