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Hsiao-Lan W.
Houston, Texas
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I include technique, note-reading, literature, and theory in each of my lessons. Students should have access to a piano or a weighted keyboard before signing up. If the student is the creative type, I encourage improvisation and composition as well.
About Hsiao-Lan W.

I have been playing the piano since age 3 and violin since age 8. Besides regularly performing, teaching has been one of the most important things in my life. For more than 20 years, I have taught piano, violin, composition, theory, and music technology to music lovers of all ages. My students have gone on to win prizes both locally and nationally. I enjoy sharing with students my love for music in a nurturing atmosphere. *** Lesson Details *** Note-reading, technique, theory, improvisation, standard and not-so-standard pieces. Occasionally, we also include pop, jazz, blues, and musical theater works in our lessons. I have been described by my students as funny, strict, nice, and patient. I am not afraid to tell my students they need to step up the effort if I see potential in them to do well. I also know when to give them the support when they feel frustrated. Students' interests will be taken into consideration for the pieces chosen and the style of lessons given. Teaching has always been my passion. I get to know the personality of my students so we can work together to bring out the musical talent in each of them. Student recital is held at least once every year. I encourage all students to participate in the recital. *** Studio Equipment *** One Yamaha upright piano and one Yamaha grand piano (for advanced students) Dedicated chair for parents who choose to wait or observe during the lesson. *** Travel Equipment *** N/A *** Specialties *** I am a classical musician by training, although I do play other styles as well.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1993

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts

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Teaches ages 3+

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Speaks Chinese, English

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Hsiao-Lan W.
Houston, Texas
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I include technique, note-reading, literature, and theory in each of my lessons. Students should have access to a piano or a weighted keyboard before signing up. If the student is the creative type, I encourage improvisation and composition as well.
About Hsiao-Lan W.

I have been playing the piano since age 3 and violin since age 8. Besides regularly performing, teaching has been one of the most important things in my life. For more than 20 years, I have taught piano, violin, composition, theory, and music technology to music lovers of all ages. My students have gone on to win prizes both locally and nationally. I enjoy sharing with students my love for music in a nurturing atmosphere. *** Lesson Details *** Note-reading, technique, theory, improvisation, standard and not-so-standard pieces. Occasionally, we also include pop, jazz, blues, and musical theater works in our lessons. I have been described by my students as funny, strict, nice, and patient. I am not afraid to tell my students they need to step up the effort if I see potential in them to do well. I also know when to give them the support when they feel frustrated. Students' interests will be taken into consideration for the pieces chosen and the style of lessons given. Teaching has always been my passion. I get to know the personality of my students so we can work together to bring out the musical talent in each of them. Student recital is held at least once every year. I encourage all students to participate in the recital. *** Studio Equipment *** One Yamaha upright piano and one Yamaha grand piano (for advanced students) Dedicated chair for parents who choose to wait or observe during the lesson. *** Travel Equipment *** N/A *** Specialties *** I am a classical musician by training, although I do play other styles as well.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1993

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Speaks Chinese, English

Speaks

Has background check

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Hsiao-Lan is a truly great teacher. She embodies enthusiasm, positivity, discipline and most importantly patience. She has taught both of my young children piano, and even when the kids were down she brought them back up by the end of the lesson. We can't say enough great things about her!

Posted Jan 24, 2020
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Hsiao-Lan started teaching my 3 year old. She has incredible patience and shows the kids how much fun you can have while playing the piano. My daughter loved her and was always looking forward to her piano classes. I would highly recommend this teacher to anyone who is looking for their kids to have fun while they learn to play the piano. Unfortunately, we were not able to continue the classes but in a near future i would love for her to teach my daughter once again. Hsiao-Lan truly has a gift in teaching young children.

Posted Jun 9, 2015
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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Langdon Ln
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$65
60 minutes
$85
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30