Phyllis Chen 25-41 22nd Street , No.1, Astoria NY, 11105
Instruments:Composition, Piano

Styles:Classical, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:15 years
Rate:$70 / hr


Personal Statement

I have been teaching piano for over 15 years and I love being able to help others make music. I have been playing classical piano since I was 5, went to conservatory ( with a doctorate in piano from Indiana University) while exploring less traditional/experimental music. I love a large variety of music and work as both a composer and performer. When teaching composition, I love working with people to realize their ideas by exposing them to a large range of music and ideas that stem from contemporary classical music.

I believe that everyone has a musical voice that can be nurtured and developed through intention and discipline. I have the traditional classical foundation and a creative approach to encourage students to write his/her own music.

Education / Training

I have been living in Astoria for 6 years and concurrently finishing my doctorate degree in Piano Performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. My expected graduation is September 2014. I have also earned a minor in music theory. I studied with Andr Watts.

I received my Master in Music from Northwestern University as an Eckstein Merit Scholar (2000) and my Bachelor in Music at Oberlin Conservatory (1999) on the Deans Talent Award Scholarship.

Phyllis Chen