Tracy Wong
Los Angeles, CA
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Tracy Wong

Tracy W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced teacher, active and accredited member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and have experience in a variety of settings from standard private lessons to university pre-college faculty positions to summer festivals and intensives. I welcome any and all levels of pianists with the end goal of providing quality music education across the board. Whether you are hoping to go into music professionally or not, I believe that any approach to the keyboard deserves the highest level of teaching on my part. This is why my lessons are not simply 30/45/60 minutes a week but an ongoing partnership where I offer guidance and support as you explore what it is that you want within the wide and wonderful field of music. Whether this entails a professional opinion on an instrument, a safe place to express yourself, or a starting point for your artistic digital portfolio, it is my belief that our community can and will help you achieve whatever it is you set out to do.

About Tracy W.

Hello! Some quick pedigree-type qualifications: I am currently completing my Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) at USC's Thornton School of Music and graduated with my Master's from Indiana University. I also hold a BA in psychology along with a BM in piano performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory.

On to thoughts about music: I emphasize the importance of a well-rounded musician and have integrated my own performance career with experience in music business, education, and non-profit advocacy/outreach. My approach to teaching follows much of this same philosophy. I draw from the classical tradition for technique, posture, and general musicianship but lessons are also a partnership where students may choose additional aspects of what they are most interested in, whether that be songwriting, mixed media, composition, etc. Music (and the skills that learning an instrument gives you) touch almost every part of the human experience and my goal is to help you discover the unique ways this applies to your story. I am also a firm believer in cultivating something tangible beyond just our lessons so that your music can continue to be shared and loved. As such, my studio offers professional recordings/videos of each finished piece at no additional cost so that you can start your own artistic digital portfolio; a great way to learn from yourself and see how far you have progressed.

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Greg
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I started taking lessons with Tracy a few months ago after many years of playing with bad habits and technique, and I've been making big improvements from day one. She's incredibly patient and fun, and I'm certain she is a great instructor for children as well. I cannot recommend Tracy highly enough.

Posted Jan 15, 2021
Anniecho
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My 7 years old daughter has developed a passion for playing Piano since she started learning with Ms Tracy Wong. Tracy is very energetic, talented and wonderful teacher.
You will not regret to take her lessons.

Posted Aug 20, 2020
YONG LIU
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Awesome online lessons' experience with Tracy. Vibrant teaching and effective interaction! Now my daughter loves playing piano and practicing more every day. In addition, the bonus is her excellent notes to students for after-class use. Clear structure and highlighted key points so as to follow up easily for daily practice.

Posted Aug 17, 2020
Matteo
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Complete novice who has always wanted to play piano since young age, However being completely uncoordinated I was never able to find a teacher to take the time and work with me. Tracy is incredibly well prepared and was able to break down every process into a easily digestible portion. Taking time to correct my technique all while still listening to what I wanted to learn/get out of the lessons as a whole. Probably the most professional and helpful music professional I have had the pleasure of working with.

Posted Aug 15, 2020
Alex mom
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My daughter has been taking piano lesson with Tracy since she was five. Tracy is truly a great teacher. She is an outstanding pianist (if you have watched her YouTube performance, you will see her amazing techniques), very patient with young kids, and very good at explaining complicated music theories to kids. She is also very organized. This becomes very important now with virtual piano lessons. She sends lesson notes after each lesson where she write down a detailed weekly practice plan. This is very helpful for parents with little piano experience themselves.

Posted Aug 13, 2020

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Experience

Pre-interviewer
Aug 2017 - Present

NPR From the Top

Faculty
Jan 2019 - May 2020

Indiana University Young Pianists Program

University pre-college department

Executive Assistant to the Directors
Jan 2019 - Aug 2019

Indiana University Piano Academy

Summer intensive

Faculty
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

Cincinnati School of Music

Adjudicator
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018

Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons Junior Piano Competition 2018

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2020 - Present

University of Southern California

Master's of Music
Aug 2018 - May 2020

Indiana University

Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Oberlin College

Bachelor of Music
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Oberlin Conservatory

Languages

Cantonese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Member
Sep 2019

Music Teachers National Association

Awards

1st place / Grand Prize
Mar 2018

Delta Symphony Orchestra

2nd place
Feb 2018

Camerata International

Joseph Shelhardt Prize
Mar 2017

Hellam Young Artist Competition

Finalist
Jun 2016

Stecher and Horowitz Foundation

Affiliations

California Association of Professional Music Teachers
Oct 2020
CAPMT is the California State Affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). CAPMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music teachers organization of over 1,000 members, teaching in independent studios, private and public schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities throughout California.

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