Cristina Huang Music Studio
Cristina Huang Music Studio

Cristina Huang Music Studio

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Introduction: Cristina is a Steinway Certified Educator and professional with 10+ years of music teaching experience. She has demonstrated aptitude for teaching young children a variety of musical instruments through developing a personalized lesson plan and rigorous curriculum. She has coached children starting at the age of 3.5 years old, culminating in their placement to prestigious music programs such as the Mark Twain Intermediate School Gifted and Talented (Music), Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts, and other pre-college programs such as Manhattan School of Music. She is also experienced in preparing children for national and state examinations, such as the New York State School Music Association. For example, almost all of her students who sit for the UK Royal Schools of Music ABRSM exam receive a Distinguished or Merit result. ------------------------------------------------------------ What you will learn from Cristina's piano class: Note Reading Scales Chords Piano Technique Efficient Practice Ear Training Rhythm Memory Training Music Theory Performance Skills Discount tuition is available for lesson in Studio. 1 Park Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Apt 302 Hackensack, NJ 07601 Teaching Philosophy Cristina’s teaching philosophy revolves around fostering a learning environment that focuses on curiosity and personal growth. She understands that children learn best when they feel safe, valued, and inspired. Central to her approach is the recognition that learning is not a one-size-fits-all. She embraces the individuality of each child, tailoring her curriculum to accommodate their learning styles and preferences. For example, for children ages 4 to 5, she may try a few different piano books ranging from play to notes reading. Once they progress, she will begin adding new activities such finger techniques, etudes, and music repertoires. She will learn about their music interests and make suggestions for building musical expression. Cristina believes that nothing is more rewarding than seeing her students develop a passion for music. She makes sure that each student progresses at his or her own pace, and she focuses on equipping them with the skills and mindset needed to navigate challenges and pursue their own dreams. In addition, she works closely with the parents to ensure that the children have a robust support network. By fostering a love for learning and providing personalized support, she hopes to ignite a lifelong passion for music. ------------------------------------------------------------ Personal Cristina began to study the piano at the age of 5 and the violin at the age of 10 in Taiwan. At the age of 9, she won the audition of Primary Music School of Tainan, Taiwan, where she was classically trained. She continued her piano and viola studies at SooChow University in Taipei, Taiwan, where she received her Bachelors in Music. Afterwards, Cristina received numerous scholarships, including a Music Talent Scholarship from the Steinhardt School at New York University where she pursued her Master of Music Performance. Cristina was an Adjunct Faculty at NYU Steinhardt from 2012 to 2015. She has also performed in the Taipei Philharmonic, the NYU Philharmonic, the United Nations Symphony Orchestra, the National Opera Center of Opera America, the Vokenasen Summer Academy in Oslo, Norway, the Dobrichovice Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, and at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. She was acknowledged by Steinway & Sons as a Top Piano Teacher in 2022. She has also been recognized by the Global Music Awards numerous times - as a Silver Medal Winner for her original compositions Sunset (2022) and Autumn Waltz (2020) and as a Bronze Medal Winner for her song The Color of Amour (2019). In addition, she has received numerous awards, including sponsorship by Chimei Museum (2015), 1st Prize of the National Taiwan Viola Competition (2009), and New Art Inc. Rising Stars (2008).
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Hired 38 times

Serves Paramus, NJ

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17 years in business

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2021

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Ying M.
Mar 8, 2024
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We felt very lucky to have Ms Huang as the piano teacher for our son. She is very professional and knowledgeable in piano teaching, especially for little kids. She is always very responsive and she customizes the learning courses according to what skill set and knowledge the student need to lear at different stages. What is amazing is she created her own way in the path suitable for little kids to form a strong foundation. My son love her a lot! I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for a piano teacher for your kids.

Details: Younger than 6 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Soojung n.
Sep 22, 2023
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Christina is so amazing teacher. She was professional and so patient with my toddler kid. My daughter liked her. I'm willing to get my firstborn kid to have a lesson with her again.

Details: Younger than 6 years old • No formal training • No, the student cannot read music • Classical violin • Classical • Yes, the student has a violin • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Violin Lessons
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Anna g.
Apr 24, 2023
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Cristina is a very talented and wonderful instructor. Easy to work with and efficient in her teachings. My daughter as well as myself were very fast to pick up learning to play the piano. Also hold recitals for her students to perform which is exciting to showcase their hardwork.

Details: Younger than 6 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Piano Lessons
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Anna B.
Dec 8, 2021
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Cristina helped our daughter to significantly progress in piano and violin for the period of one year. We can’t say enough good words about their interaction during that time. Not only Cristina helped with learning new pieces, as well as new techniques, but also she immediately found an approach to our child, making lessons valuable and pleasant. Cristina came to our house, always on time, and she spent enough time to make sure that the material is appropriately covered. Thank you, Cristina! We look forward to working with you in future.

Details: Younger than 6 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, the student can read music • Classical violin • Classical • Yes, the student has a violin • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Violin Lessons
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Jennifer F.
Sep 21, 2021
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Christina is amazing with my son. She is patient and provides a high quality lesson. My six year old is even practicing on his own!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Piano Lessons
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lesson in studio, rate starts from $55 In home lesson, rate is varied by distances.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I would love to speak with new customer on the phone before we meet. Gives me a better idea of student's music background and personality.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    From 3 years old kids who just learn alphabet to75 years old who already retired.

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