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Vincent I.
Chicago, Illinois
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Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a great day so far. A little bit about myself - I am currently in the third year of my Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University with a concentration in Piano Performance, and will be teaching an undergraduate Aural Skills course this year at Northwestern University. I graduated from Rice University with my Master's of Music and the Manhattan School of Music with my Bachelor of Music. I am a concert pianist, as well as a professional figure skater. I have toured with the production Holiday On Ice in Europe, performing both as a figure skater and a live musician. More importantly though, I have a passion for teaching and love to help my students improve. There is nothing more satisfying than communicating knowledge that I've learned to my students and see the progress build throughout the months of hard work. I have taken piano pedagogy courses throughout my undergraduate, master's, and doctoral studies, and am comfortable with teaching students of all ages and levels.
About Vincent I.

Born and raised in New York City, pianist and figure skater Vincent Ip has completed a 35-city tour through Europe with Holiday On Ice. In the show “Time” (2016-2017), he showcased his passion and expertise on both the piano and the ice, performing at world-famous venues such as Le Lido in Paris, Lanxess Arena in Köln, and Festhalle in Frankfurt. After returning from the figure skating tour, Vincent resumed his studies at Rice University and was invited to perform Prokofiev’s third concerto with the MFSO at the Chautauqua Institution as the first prize winner of the Sigma Alpha Iota Concerto Competition. Later that year, he claimed the bronze medal at the 2017 Seattle International Piano Competition. Vincent was awarded second prize in the 2018 Shepherd School Concerto Competition and later that year, he was invited to perform the Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Galveston Symphony. In 2019, he was awarded the silver medal at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition. During that summer, he returned to the Amphitheatre at the Chautauqua Institution to perform Shostakovich's second piano concerto with the MFSO in collaboration with the dance program. Vincent was a finalist of the 2020 Singapore International Piano Competition and 1st prize winner at the 2020 Thaviu-Issak Piano Competition. Most recently, Vincent was awarded a Medal of Honor at the 66th Maria Canals International Piano Music Competition and a first prize winner of the 2021 Bienen School of Music Concerto Competition. He will be featured as a soloist with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra in March of 2022.Vincent completed his undergraduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Andre-Michel Schub, his masters' degree at Rice University with Jon Kimura Parker, and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at Northwestern University with James Giles. Outside of his passion for music, Vincent is a figure skating coach and is a former Hong Kong Figure Skating Champion.

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Vincent I.
Chicago, Illinois
Become a pro pianist with lessons from an experienced pianist
Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a great day so far. A little bit about myself - I am currently in the third year of my Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University with a concentration in Piano Performance, and will be teaching an undergraduate Aural Skills course this year at Northwestern University. I graduated from Rice University with my Master's of Music and the Manhattan School of Music with my Bachelor of Music. I am a concert pianist, as well as a professional figure skater. I have toured with the production Holiday On Ice in Europe, performing both as a figure skater and a live musician. More importantly though, I have a passion for teaching and love to help my students improve. There is nothing more satisfying than communicating knowledge that I've learned to my students and see the progress build throughout the months of hard work. I have taken piano pedagogy courses throughout my undergraduate, master's, and doctoral studies, and am comfortable with teaching students of all ages and levels.
About Vincent I.

Born and raised in New York City, pianist and figure skater Vincent Ip has completed a 35-city tour through Europe with Holiday On Ice. In the show “Time” (2016-2017), he showcased his passion and expertise on both the piano and the ice, performing at world-famous venues such as Le Lido in Paris, Lanxess Arena in Köln, and Festhalle in Frankfurt. After returning from the figure skating tour, Vincent resumed his studies at Rice University and was invited to perform Prokofiev’s third concerto with the MFSO at the Chautauqua Institution as the first prize winner of the Sigma Alpha Iota Concerto Competition. Later that year, he claimed the bronze medal at the 2017 Seattle International Piano Competition. Vincent was awarded second prize in the 2018 Shepherd School Concerto Competition and later that year, he was invited to perform the Saint Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Galveston Symphony. In 2019, he was awarded the silver medal at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition. During that summer, he returned to the Amphitheatre at the Chautauqua Institution to perform Shostakovich's second piano concerto with the MFSO in collaboration with the dance program. Vincent was a finalist of the 2020 Singapore International Piano Competition and 1st prize winner at the 2020 Thaviu-Issak Piano Competition. Most recently, Vincent was awarded a Medal of Honor at the 66th Maria Canals International Piano Music Competition and a first prize winner of the 2021 Bienen School of Music Concerto Competition. He will be featured as a soloist with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra in March of 2022.Vincent completed his undergraduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Andre-Michel Schub, his masters' degree at Rice University with Jon Kimura Parker, and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at Northwestern University with James Giles. Outside of his passion for music, Vincent is a figure skating coach and is a former Hong Kong Figure Skating Champion.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2005

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Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, English

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I worked with Vincent in person while he was living in Houston and these days we do lessons online. He is very encouraging in his teaching and has always provided great guidance and direction for a variety of repertoire. Would undoubtedly recommend him!

Posted Aug 17, 2021
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I am an adult piano student and needed some lessons before an audition. Vincent was a wonderful teacher- he was a great communicator, used our time efficiently, and was super easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend him as a teacher for students of any age or ability!

Posted Aug 14, 2021
Aural Skills (Ear Training) Lecturer
Aug 2021 - Present
Northwestern University
Doctoral Student Teacher
Sep 2020 - Jun 2021
Northwestern Piano Pedagogy
Figure Skating Coach
Jan 2016 - Jun 2019
Bellerive Ice Center, Ice at the Galleria
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Piano
Sep 2015 - May 2018
Rice University
Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance
Sep 2019
Northwestern University
Master of Music, Piano Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2018
Rice University
Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Manhattan School of Music
Chinese
Professional Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Professional Proficiency
Medal of Honor
Jul 2021
The 66th Maria Canals International Piano Music Competition Barcelona
1st Prize - Bienen School of Music Concerto Competition
Jun 2021
Northwestern University
1st Prize - Thaviu-Issak Piano Performance Competition
May 2020
Northwestern University
Finalist - Singapore International Piano Competition
Jan 2020
SIPC
Silver Medal - Young Texas Artists Music Competition
Mar 2019
YTA
2nd Prize
Feb 2018
Shepherd School of Music Concerto Competition
Bronze Medal
Oct 2017
2017 Seattle International Piano Competition

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15 minutes
$38
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$48
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$68
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$88
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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