Shien Yuin Yong (Naomi)
Seattle, WA
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Shien Yuin Yong (Naomi)

Shien Yuin Y.

Seattle, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hi everyone!! This is Shien Yuin (Naomi). I am an experienced piano teacher of 18 years, teaching students of all ages! I absolutely enjoy helping my students progressing at every stage of their learning!

I personally handpick the materials for my students that suit their learning needs. The number-1 philosophy of my music teaching is to go on the journey with my students to discover the joy of music that enriches their lives, while building a strong foundation of playing techniques.

As my studio is growing, please contact me to check for the latest availability. I look forward to hearing from you.

About Shien Yuin Y.

Hi there, I'm Shien Yuin (Naomi), a professional piano instructor passionate about guiding my students explore and enjoy what music can bring to their lives. Have been teaching piano for more than a decade now, and absolutely enjoy seeing my students picking up music playing and loving it!

Graduated with the Piano Performance and Pedagogy Degree from Bemidji State University, Minnesota, music teaching has always been at the core of my career.

Having taught in a public school as a music teacher in Singapore had given me the cutting-edge opportunity to work with students with different learning needs and personalities and developed skills necessary to guide each of them based on their learning abilities.

The philosophy of my music teaching is to help students discover the joy of music and to establish the mindset of lifelong learning.

I've taught students of all ages. I personally handpick the materials for my students based on their personalities and learning needs.

Recently moved to Shoreline,WA and ready to take new students!

If you're serious about enriching your life or the life of your child, I’d love to get in touch with you! :)

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Mary C.
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My daughter is enjoying her beginner-level lessons with Miss Naomi very much. Miss Naomi is encouraging her to learn and play and develop her technique in class and at home during practice sessions. I was very pleased with my daughter's progress during our initial 5 lessons. We're planning to continue lessons with enthusiasm and appreciation for Miss Naomi's teaching skills and professionalism.

Posted Jun 8, 2016
Vincent N.
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Naomi is great with kids. My daughter always had fun during the lessons. And, that is the most important thing for a 4-year-old. Naomi is goal-oriented, and she made sure that there is continuity between the lessons. Good teacher.

Posted May 31, 2016
Bob J.
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My first experience with any music lesson.
I am a senior.
I loved it.
Naomi was excellent.

Posted May 10, 2016
RILEY
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First class went pretty well. She understands my goal and knows what I need to do. I cannot wait for the next class. Thanks.

Posted May 1, 2016
Dylan D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She improve my son piano skill on the first day. Highly recommended.

Posted Mar 20, 2016
Shien Eit Yong
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Naomi is one of the most patient persons I have ever come across. I have the basics of piano playing but have always wanted to learn how to play certain pieces of music. After assessing my basic playing ability, we discussed the things we could do and the possibilities we could explore to help me improve. I am well on my way to my second piece of music now and I still can’t believe that I have finally learnt how to play them! She’s an amazing teacher.

Posted Feb 28, 2016
Susan
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My 5-year-old daughter has visual disabilities and can’t really read music scores or see properly the positioning of the piano keys. Understanding my daughter’s condition, Naomi self-made a manuscript book specially for my daughter so that she's able to read music (as I would still like her to learn how to read music scores). She constantly checks with us on her learning progress at home, if there is any difficulty we face while practicing, and constantly comes up with new ways to keep my daughter’s interests going. She is patient and fun-loving, we absolutely recommend her to anyone who would like to learn how to find joy in music making! -Susan Knutson

Posted Feb 28, 2016
Sebastian
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She is a great teacher, very patient and knows howhat to give challenges to strengthen my playing ability.

Posted Feb 28, 2016
Andrea
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I used to get lessons with someone but I had to relocate and could not continue with him. I did search and try out a number of other teachers until I met Naomi. She took her time to review what my goals were and what i envisioned as my learning goals. Then she discussed the options and recommended a process. After taking lessons with her, I had my daughter take lessons with her too. That was a very wise decision. I was impressed in her ability to coach me and my daughter along the process. My daughter had taken lessons with other teachers before but she set a goal to correct a few things that would affect her ability later. And she was able to connected with my daughter. That was very important to me. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a music teacher with real teaching experience. I am sure there are cheaper instructors but I needed someone who could take her time to evaluate my skills and my daughter's skills and tailor a learning experience that would suit us. It is very hard to find good teachers. I used to take piano lessons by two concert pianists and they were horrible experiences. They are good musicians but awful teachers. Anyway, I highly recommend Naomi as a music teacher.

Posted Feb 28, 2016

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Experience

Founder, Music Coach
May 2016 - Present

Minds of Piano Inc.

I'm currently running a music education business providing piano education to music students around the greater Seattle area. At the same time, I conduct regular workshops for piano adult learners who are highly enthusiastic in learning piano playing and advancing their skills.

Head of Aesthetic Curriculum
Oct 2012 - Dec 2015

Commonwealth Secondary School

I oversaw the music and art curriculum in the school, worked very closely with students and teachers in the performing art groups, initiated music programs for students who were financially less privileged and had problems dealing with the home front and needed something to keep them occupied, created performing platforms for students who had always wanted to perform but were never given a chance, personally coaching and training them in skills and confidence up to the performance level. I was also the overall aesthetic director for the school’s 50th Anniversary concert in 2014, which was held in the Esplanade Concert Hall, a world-class Concert Hall in Singapore.

Music Teacher
Jun 2010 - Dec 2015

Commonwealth Secondary School

Piano and Violin Instructor
Jun 2007 - Dec 2008

South Front School of Music and Art

Although the time spent there was short, relationships were built, interests in music were strengthened. I still keep in touch with quite a number of my students and many of them continue to pursue music coaching as part of their lives.

Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Education
Jun 2009 - May 2010

National Institute of Education, Singapore

Bachelor's Degree Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Jan 2004 - Jun 2007

Bemidji State University

Languages

Cantonese

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Education
May 2010

National Institute of Education, Singapore

Bachelor's Degree Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Jun 2007

Bemidji State University

Awards

Outstanding Contribution Award (Individual and team)
Nov 2015

Commonwealth Secondary School

Service Excellence Award
Nov 2013

Ministry of Education, Singapore

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