- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- July 2013
-Bachelor of Music in Flute performance - University of California, Santa Barbara (2009-2013)
-Master of Music in Flute performance - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, CSULB (2015-present)
Current Principle Flute of Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony.
Current Flute player in Bob Cole Conservatory Wind Quintet.
Current and past students include: principle flute of Diamond Bar High School Wind Ensemble, principle flute of Pacific Symphony of Youth Wind Ensemble, 1st flute of Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra.
I am a music teacher and musician in the Los Angeles area. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. I started my music education at the age of three; it started with clapping, rolling around on the floor, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. I was fascinated by the magic that music possesses; as Rimsky-Korsakov unfold a tale of an enchanted land, with camel-riding merchants, bazaar, and princesses, without uttering a single word. I went on to learn a few instruments: xylophone, three different kinds of recorders, and then all this eventually led to flute.
I started studying flute at the age of 8, and it has been a delightful journey. In high school, I have participated in marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, and symphonic orchestra. I was also part of two prestigious local youth orchestra, the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Claremont Young Musician Orchestra.
I obtained my Bachelor of Music (Flute Performance) degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. I grew immensely as a musician during my time in Santa Barbara, I studied under Jill Felber, and I was able to expand my repetoire and gain considerable experience. I even played at the local farmers market as a street performer during the weekends. After graduation , I traveled to my home country Taiwan to study another great musician - Anders Norell, the principal flutist/flautist of the Taiwan Philharmonic. It was another great opportunity as I was able to garner teaching experiences, as well as attending master classes of great flutist/flautist such as Emmanuel Pahud.
As a music teacher, I encourage and inspire. I am foremost a music lover, then flutist and flute teacher. I aspire to spread the abundance of joy and beauty that music has bring into my life. As the great conductor and cellist Pablo Casals puts it: "Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart". Therefore, whether if you are a wobbly toddler, high school marching band enthusiast (as I once was), house wife looking for a new hobby, full time employee who always had a love for classical music, or grandmother who is looking for something other than crochet, join me on this wonderful journey.
"The pursuit of music would provide you a life time of joy".
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Yuh-Jiun, who goes by the name of Melody also. She took everything at a slow an steady pace and gave helpful suggestions She knew the piece by Debussy that I wanted to learn, and she had it right in front of her, so she could make very helpful comments. I am looking forward to working with her.+ Read More
I am a total flute beginner and she took her time to teach me.
She is very nice and have lots of patient! My daugher likes her lesson very much!
Yuh-Jiun was very patient and explained everything clearly. FeiXiang received great feedback and correction on hand position and note production.
Melody is extremely well qualified, patient, and just a great teacher. You won't be disappointed! Highly recommended!