Introduction: If you are a parent
--You want your child to wow the audience in talent shows, to play something impressive in family gathering that would leave you very proud, and have wonderful extra curriculum activity records such as music exams, competitions, talent shows, or music festival participation that would help college applications
--Want the child to build confidence, develop discipline, increase their memory functions, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, problem solving, and communication skills
--Is willing to work with the teacher to create a positive music learning environment for the students
Ex: sit in in their practice sometimes, remind the student to practice and listen to the teacher, bring them to concerts, encourage performance/always be their fan, tune in to fm 98.7 in the car, sing with them..ect)
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Every child has unique characteristics. They need to be discovered and developed by parents and teachers. Thus, how to guide children in the correct way is a very important task. As I have taught piano for many years, I see that every child is born with talent. Finding the best teacher and the fully supportive parents will always be the most effective way to the child's success. Many parents think that their children do not learn piano well so they are not talented in music. Finally, they give up. I think it is such a pity！As I have been a teacher for such a long time, I have never seen a student without talent. Some might be weaker in rhythm, but have good finger technique, some might have slower music reading speed, but is genius in composing original melody. Every child is a piece of diamond. The key is how the teacher sculp, and they will shine their lights.
With my degrees and teaching experience, I instill you/your child not only the love for music but the most scientific and efficient way to learning classical piano that result in rapid progress. Contrary to public belief, I strongly believe a child can learn piano as early as three years old( even though the learning of music in general can start from the infant time). My goal is to bring my students to solid intermediate level playing. (Ex: please youtube Turkish March by Mozart or Fur Elise by Beethoven) in under 18 month regardless of age.
Wendy received her Bachelor's degree in piano performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a four-year full scholarship. During her undergraduate years at the University of Illinois, she won the Gassman Scholarship for outstanding piano incoming freshman and the undergraduate piano solo competition. She received masters degree in piano pedagogy at the University of Illinois with full scholarship and serves as a graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate students piano lessons.
Wendy has formerly worked as faculty at North Central College Piano Academy, Harper College, Columbia College Chicago pre-collegiate program, and was on staff at Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) camp. Wendy is experienced in teaching students of all ages and abilities. Wendy's students are eligible to participate in all Music Teachers National Association festivals, competitions, Achievement In Music (AIM) Exam, and other events. Wendy's student have received top marks in piano exams and festivals.
Wendy has performed with numerous ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists in venues such as Smith Memorial Hall at the University of Illinois and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. She has been the church pianist at Grace Methodist Church in Urbana, Apostolic Life Church in Urbana, and Chinese Word Ministries in Arlington Heights.