Wai Chi Tang

Wai Chi T.

New York, NY

About Wai Chi T.

Background check: Last verified 10/14/2016
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Wai Chi teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday


Waichi is a professional classically-trained percussion performer and educator. She has taught students of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, Waichi has experience coaching percussion ensemble at Northwestern University and the percussion section of the North Shore New Horizons Senior Band as well as giving marimba masterclasses.

Waichi has performed with Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta Orchestra. Besides orchestral performance, Waichi is a passionate solo percussionist having won prizes from different percussion competitions, such as the PASIC marimba and solo percussion competition, Southern California Marimba Competition, Great Plains Marimba Competition.

Waichi earned her M.M. in Percussion Performance from Northwestern University and B.M. from Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers include She-e Wu, Christopher Lamb, Duncan Patton, Eric Charlston and Vadim Karpinos.

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Percussion Coach

Jul 2014 - Jan 2015
North Shore New Horizon Band

Percussion section coaching

Percussion Teacher

Sep 2008 - Jul 2009
PLK Chee Jing Yin Primary School, Hong Kong

Percussion Group classes and Ensemble coaching.



Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Northwestern University


Sep 2010 - May 2014
Manhattan School of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


2nd Place

Jul 2013
Great Plains Solo Marimba Compeition, 2013

2nd Place

Oct 2012
PASIC Solo Marimba Competition 2012

1st Place

Feb 2012
PASIC, PAS New York Chapter, Solo Marimba Competition 2012

Grand Prize

May 2011
Southern California Solo Marimba Competition 2011
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4 Reviews on Wai Chi T.

Tim Oct 20, 2016
Chi is a fantastic player and teacher! Her playing is clean and inspirational - definitely makes you want to practice. As a teacher, she is super patient and supportive while also offering helpful critique to improve your playing and understanding of the music.
May Oct 19, 2016
I enjoyed my lessons with Wai Chi and highly recommend her! She is a great teacher, musician, and mentor.
Josh Oct 19, 2016
Percussion · In studio
Took a handful of lessons with Wai Chi. Was very upset that she moved to New York (I took lessons with her when she was located in Chicago). She is a talented individual who has thought a lot about what she does and it shows in her playing and teaching. She provided me with plenty to work on and to chew on and I am very glad to have taken lessons with her. We worked on many percussion instruments: snare, tambourine, triangle, xylophone, cymbals, and marimba and she showed and shared her expertise on all of them. Especially enjoyed working on Bach with her.
Ryan Oct 17, 2016
Percussion · In studio
Wai Chi is an incredibly dedicated performer and educator. Her teaching is patient and effective, and she knows her craft like no other. Wai Chi has an incredible talent and a great love of what she does, and is eager to share her expertise with others. Could not more highly recommend her!
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