Sharon Hsuan-yu Wu

Sharon Hsuan-yu W.

Mountain View, CA

About Sharon Hsuan-yu W.

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Sharon Hsuan-yu teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: 2010
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Education:

I received my Bachelor’s degree from Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan in 2010, and continued on to a Masters degree under Dr. Steven Spooner as a scholarship student at the University of Kansas. I am currently pursuing a D.M.A degree at Stony Brook University, where I study with Gilbert Kalish.

Experience:

I am a native of Taiwan, one of the few pianists in the world to successfully perform “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” (Frederic Rzewski’s hour-long set of 36 variations) from memory, and I have performed in the United States, Taiwan, and Prague. I am also involved in chamber music, contemporary music, and piano collaboration. I am an active member of MTNA (Music Teacher National Association).

Personality and Teaching Style:

Patient, dedicated and caring. Providing a comfortable and stressless experience is my principle. My goal is to cultivate every student's interest in music and ability to learn music as their own teacher. I apply musical games and online musicianship development activities in teaching. It's FUN!

*Teaching in Chinese is available.

Photos and Videos

Performing in a Benefit Concert for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra as a guest artist.

Experience

Choral Advisor & Accompanist

Sep 2015 - Present
Elim Chinese Baptist Church

Piano Teacher

Sep 2010 - Present
Private Studio

Piano Teacher

Apr 2010 - May 2012
Childhood Music Studio

Education

Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance

Sep 2014 - Present
Stony Brook University

Master Degree in Piano Performance

Sep 2012 - May 2014
University of Kansas

Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance

Sep 2006 - May 2010
Tunghai University, Taiwan

Languages Spoken

Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Professional Proficiency

Taiwanese

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Scholarship

Jul 2015
Chautauqua Music Festival

Kansas State Alternate

Oct 2013
2013 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition

Scholarship

Sep 2012
University of Kansas
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8 Reviews on Sharon Hsuan-yu W.

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Florence Sep 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Sharon is a good and kind teacher. As a beginner, I learnt some basic but very useful skill while taking classes with her.
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Jian Sep 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Sharon is a very kind and great instructor. She is very good at teaching young kid, my daughter loves to take lessons with her!
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Yuna Jun 22, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
My son started taking lessons with Ms. Sharon about four months ago. I was searching for a piano teacher with classical background because I know that classical background is very important in basics of piano. I was looking for a serious teacher who was able to keep my son focused and learn well because I want piano to be a big part of my son. Sharon not only can keep my son, who is only 7, focused for 60 minutes, but he is truly enjoying his time with her. He loves taking lessons with her, enjoys practicing at home, and eager to go back to the lesson every week. I thought, at first, 60 minute lesson may be too long for 7 year old boy. However, Sharon keeps him interested, and he is learning basics of piano very well. I searched for a good piano teacher for almost a year, and I am very glad that we met Ms. Sharon.
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Ruby Jun 21, 2016
Piano · In home
My daughter is 8 years old, and has been learning piano from Sharon for almost a year. Sharon is very kind and patient with kids. Her professional teaching skill is also very impressive. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested learning piano.
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Nancy K. Feb 13, 2016
Piano · In home
My daughter just started taking lessons with Sharon three weeks ago. I found Sharon's education and experience are very solid, and she knows how to observe students. My daughter Emma is 9 years old, and she was not very excited when I mentioned starting having piano lessons. However, it turns out that she likes Sharon's piano lessons! It's fair to give four stars since we only know Sharon for three weeks, but I have good expectation and am very looking forward for next lesson!
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Stephen Jan 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
I have worked with Sharon as a colleague in many different settings. Her personality is always kind, her musicianship profound, and her dedication to the arts undying. Students of any level would no doubt benefit from her experience.
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Chen Jan 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Sharon is a very experienced teacher with patient and carefulness. When I don't understand how to approach my piece, she would demonstrate and explain it thoroughly. I highly recommend her!
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Amber Jan 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Teacher Wu is really kind and patient with a great teaching system.
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