Perri Lin

Perri L.

Manhasset, NY

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Perri delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 15 and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2009


Perri believes that being a pianist requires a strong foundation in music theory and the expression of one's self while appreciating each piece of music.

At the age of 4, she began her training in classical piano with a renowned professor from Changshu LiGong Academy (常熟理工学院) in China. At the age of 6, she obtained The Examination Board of The Shanghai Conservatory of Music Level 2 Degree and later on achieved the Level 6 Degree when she was thirteen. While studying at Suzhou Singapore International School, she was showcased in various music festivals and performances. In 2008, she opened a Musicians Club for Middle School and High School students, specializing in instrumental education including bass guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, piano and percussion.

As main director and overseer of club operations, Perri also acted as the primary piano instructor, leading students to express themselves through performances of their favorite piano compositions.

In 2010, she achieved the Level 10, the top level of the Certificate of Arts Grade Examination Degree. Growing up in China, she developed an international background and fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English. She sings, plays guitar and piano at the Community Church of Great Neck in Long Island, NY. During her time of service at the church, Perri has led elementary-grade students (Pre-K to Grade 5) to appreciate contemporary music and gospel-influenced worship songs.

In 2014, she achieved the ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory with merit.

As a Sunday School educator, Perri's genuine passion for educating children is exemplified in her utilization of object lessons, games, videos and other multi-media platforms that ensure effectiveness and efficiency.

In addition to her education duties, Perri also assists the Children’s Church Choir at CCGN in the areas of vocal training and stage performances.

| Lesson Details |

Lessons are specifically designed to fit each student’s goals. I specialize in students aged 2 and up. A strong emphasis is put on building a firm foundation in music theory and piano techniques. Main areas of focus cover rhythm development, ear training, sight reading and performance. I design object lessons and games to help young learners stay focused and engaged. Each class introduces a new concept so students can move at a suitable & challenging pace.

| Studio Equipment |

YAMAHA U1 Upright Piano
YAMAHA Acoustic Guitar
Seating for Parents

| Specialties |

- Classical Piano
- Music Theory
- Performance
- Self Expression
- Popular Music


Perri Lin is a Grumbacher Certified Art Instructor and Designer. In 2013, Perri received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts. Perri's love for drawing and canvas painting started since early childhood. In describing Perri's ceaseless devotion to artistry, many hours spent in creativity feel like only a few minutes past. She finds true joy when engaging in the creative arts. Her passion and love for artistry motivated her to the professional and educational settings. Today, she has a heart to reach your community by providing a place for people to connect, learn the arts, and have fun!

Paint with Perri is located at Michael’s Arts & Crafts in Manhasset, NY, hosted by Grumbacher®, a leading brand in American manufactured paints. Follow Paint with Perri on Facebook to keep up with monthly schedules!

Paint with Perri provides a relaxed atmosphere for learning new artistic abilities and refining prior techniques with valuable instructional feedback. We welcome all age groups and experience levels, including beginners! Your needs and interests are our #1 priority. Our classes are purposely kept small so we can provide personal attention in every class session. Classes consist of acrylic painting and drawing in the following areas: Still Life, Landscape, Seascape and Floral. Come in and acquire step-by-step painting and drawing techniques as an interactive community!

At the end of each 2 hour session, you will be able to:
Complete a 9”x12” Acrylic Painting or Drawing.
Learn basic acrylic painting or drawing techniques and apply them to your own future projects.
Use hands-on fine art tools, including brushes, acrylic paints or drawing sets.
Learn proper brush handling and techniques for brushstrokes.
Select colors to create depth, perspective, and interest in your paintings.

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Fine Arts Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present
Michaels Stores

Private Piano Tutor
Oct 2014 - Present


Sep 2009 - May 2013
School of Visual Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Grade 5 Music Theory
Dec 2014
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Grade 5 Music Theory passed with merit

Certificate of Arts Grade Examination
Aug 2010
The Musician's Association of Jiangsu Province

Achieved the Level 10/ Top Level

Certificate of Arts Grade Examination
Jul 2005
The Musician's Association of Jiangsu Province

Achieved Level 9/ top level is level 10

Piano Examination Level 6
Sep 2001
The Examination Board of The Shanghai Conservatory of Music


Photos & Videos

Cherry Blossom

Playing at a wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club

Teaching Grades 2-4 at 2012 Summer Camp Retreat

Teaching Grades 3-4 at Community Church of Great Neck

Balcony Scene - Acrylic

House on a Hill

Sunset by the Sea - Acrylic


Tuscany Scene


4 Reviews

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Stephen N. Jan 23, 2015
Piano · In home

I was impressed with how Ms. Perri connected with my daughter during the lesson. Her instructions were encouraging and helpful. My daughter never played piano before but now she is willing to take on the challenge. I believe Ms. Perri brought out the fun element in learning a new instrument with her engaging personality. Thanks for your dedication to teaching piano to our younger generation!

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Alvin L. Jan 10, 2015
Piano · In studio

Ms. Perri teaches piano to my two sons, ages 9 and 6. Each child's lessons are tailored for that child, to help them with their strengths and weaknesses. Ms. Perri has excellent rapport with the children. The boys have fun and enjoy their lessons. She encourages the boys and sets clear expectations. Ms. Perri is also hospitable and friendly to parents. I am very thankful to have her as my sons' piano teacher.

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David C. Dec 21, 2014
Piano · In studio

Perri is fantastic instructor for children and adults. She knows how to go at student's pace and really makes the lesson fun for them. She was extremely professional and courteous throughout the entire process. Would definitely recommend her!

Christine H. Nov 14, 2014
Piano · In home

Mrs. Perri was a fantastic teacher. It was my first time learning how to play an instrument, and Ms. Lin made the learning process very enjoyable.
She is truly compassionate and enthusiastic about what she does. I highly recommend her!

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