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
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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.


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

Post-performance photo of Eron


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


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

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Jul 2015
Chautauqua Music Festival
Kansas State Alternate
Oct 2013
2013 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition
Sep 2012
University of Kansas

9 Reviews on Sharon Hsuan-yu W.

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KN Jan 5, 2017
· Piano · In studio
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Amber Jan 26, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Teacher Wu is really kind and patient with a great teaching system.
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