Dr. Sharon Wu

Dr. Sharon W.

Mountain View, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
10+ years of teaching experience. Dr. Sharon received her DMA (PhD) degree in Piano in New York and has been working with students since 2006. Students will see that Dr. Sharon helps beginners to establish solid basics, and be able to push intermediate and advanced students to a higher level.

*Teaching in Chinese is available.

About Dr. Sharon W.

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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.

*Certificated MTNA (Music Teacher National Association) piano teacher.

*Certificated MTAC (Music Teacher Association of California) piano teacher.

*Preparation of music exams like CM, ABRSM and RCM.

*Host student recitals and performance classes.

I received my D.M.A degree (PhD) in Piano Performance at Stony Brook University, where I study with Gilbert Kalish. Master degree in Piano under Dr. Steven Spooner as a scholarship student at the University of Kansas.

Every individual has different goals of learning piano. Some want their children to simply enjoy music, some want to ensure their children shine on the stage. I cultivate every student's interest in music and ability to learn music as their own teacher.

*Teaching in Chinese is available.

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Vicky
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Excellent instruction. Sharon is an inspirational teacher that uses effective techniques to help you learn classical pieces. Highly recommend her.

Posted Mar 5, 2018
Apple
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Sharon is very nice and patient for my first lesson. I'd like to keep learning from her:)

Posted Jan 10, 2018
C. W.
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My 8 year old is so happy to be taking lessons from Sharon Wu! Ms. Wu is a true professional: in addition to her top qualifications, she has high expectations for her students and a genuine interest in their learning. She also has a kind and encouraging manner. Highly recommended!!

Posted Jul 13, 2017
Maya K.
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Sharon is great at keeping me on track and tailoring the lessons to my specific goals as an opera singer and voice teacher!

Posted Jun 15, 2017
KN
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Sharon is very patient and at the same time rigorous about getting every single detail right. She has been very helpful in revising different concepts when I first learnt playing piano many years ago, as well as teaching various piano techniques that I didn't realize was important for the long term, especially guiding me how to fix my hand posture. Thanks Sharon!

Posted Jan 5, 2017
Florence
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Sharon is a good and kind teacher. As a beginner, I learnt some basic but very useful skill while taking classes with her.

Posted Sep 8, 2016
Jian
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Sharon is a very kind and great instructor. She is very good at teaching young kid, my daughter loves to take lessons with her!

Posted Sep 7, 2016
Yuna
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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.

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Ruby
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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.

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Nancy K.
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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!

Posted Feb 13, 2016
Stephen
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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.

Posted Jan 26, 2016
Chen
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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!

Posted Jan 26, 2016
Amber
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Teacher Wu is really kind and patient with a great teaching system.

Posted Jan 26, 2016

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Oct 2016 - Present

New Mozart School of Music

Piano Teacher
Sep 2010 - Present

Private Studio

Choral Advisor & Accompanist
Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

Elim Chinese Baptist Church

Piano Instructor
Apr 2014 - Jun 2015

Port Jefferson Music Academy

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

Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Professional Proficiency

Taiwanese

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Scholarship
Sep 2016

Stony Brook University

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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