Huiwen Vivian Yang Piano Studio
Huiwen Vivian Yang Piano Studio

Huiwen Vivian Yang Piano Studio

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Introduction: Hi there, I am Vivian! I am a classical pianist, progressive educator, and meditation facilitator based in New York City. I am known for my innovative teaching style and play-based experiential teaching philosophy. As an instructor, my priority is cultivating joy in learning through exploration and self expression. I am an expert in facilitating self awareness and fostering social emotional intelligence with a focus in healing through art and play. I work extensively with beginners and specialize in early childhood and elementary music instruction. I incorporate Kodály and Orff pedagogies including solfège singing, movement, and dramatic play to help my students develop an inner ear to internalize music and embody the sound as they learn to play the piano. A licensed New York State certified music teacher, I hold a MA in Music Education from New York University and a BA in Psychology from University of Rochester, with a minor in Music. I have studied piano under the tutelage of Daniela Mineva, Clara Yang, and Jacob Ertl at Eastman School of Music. My postgraduate training includes Kodály at New York University and Orff-Schulwerk with Danai Apostolidou Gagné, Judith Thomas, and Laura Koulish. I am also trained in holistic sound therapy at The Integrative Sound & Music Institute at The Open Center and mindfulness meditation at MNDFL. Private piano lessons are tailored towards an individual's learning styles, needs, and goals. I work with students on active listening, coordination, kinesthetic skills, and spatial awareness. Lessons with the youngest children typically include sound exploration, singing songs, and reading stories that are engaging and interactive. Lessons with adult learners can include music and songs adapted from popular genre. In addition to teaching music literacy, I work with students on strengthening articulation, developing an effective home practice, as well as techniques for the mental-emotional part of performance preparation. I have taught at public school, independent schools, and community schools across NYC, including Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, City and Country School, The Calhoun School, The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, ACT at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, and P.S.184M Shuang Wen Dual Language School. I am a native of Taiwan, fluent in Chinese and English. Note: *Piano lessons take place at my home studio in Astoria, Queens. The nearest train stations are Broadway (N,W) and Steinway (M,R). In-home private lessons at a client’s home are only provided only in specific neighborhoods in Manhattan and Queens. DM me for inquiries. *I follow strict COVID safety protocol. Students are required to wear a mask during the lesson. My current availability is limited as I am only serving limited number of students in-person this year.

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Serves Astoria, NY

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5 reviews


Lhakpa G.

Vivian is a great teacher. I had an opportunity to work with Vivian with different age group of children. She is very talented and attentive to children's need. She is able to differentiate her teaching method depending on the needs of children learning's style. Vivian's interest and experiences in music field is vast and she also have experiences with different age group. I highly recommend Vivian for any type of Piano lessons for your child. I can assure it will be a great learning experience.
Jun 24, 2020
Megan B.

Vivian is a stellar educator, bringing expertise, kindness, emotional intelligence, and dedication to every part of her interactions with children. We had the incredible good fortunate of Vivian being our daughter’s IIs program teacher. From the very first introduction, Vivian was able to engage her in play and learning. Throughout the course of the year, we were struck and impressed by Vivian’s quiet presence, her nimbleness and intuition at reading kids where they’re at and identifying the best way to reach them. When school went remote, Vivian took her teaching to the next level, navigating the challenges of computer-based learning for two year olds with limited screen experience. She was able to continue to engage our daughter, and in fact some of her favorite repeat memories are of Vivian and her “friends” (little stuffed animals) coming to sing and play piano for them - despite the obstacles, Vivian was able to maintain emotional connection, convey a love of learning, and provide new experiences for our daughter and our family. And that left a permanent mark - just yesterday, our daughter regaled us with a story of Vivian, and talked about how happy she was to see her as a special visitor on her Zoom class. I can’t give a high enough review of her. Thank you, Vivian!
Nov 20, 2020
Phelan Dante F.

Vivian is Amazing! She has been our daughters pre school teacher at City and Country for over a year, and we are very grateful for her. The past few months has been difficult for our family, and she's been a stable and supportive part of our daughter’s education through this time. Vivian's classroom is filled with music, fun, play based learning that engages her students. She is enthusiastic and supportive, and we really appreciate the individual time she manages to give all of her students. We are so excited to start music lessons! Thank You Vivian! Phelan, Ryan & Artemis
Huiwen Vivian Yang Piano Studio's reply
Thank you for your kind words, Phelan! It has been my absolute pleasure working with Artemis. I appreciate your patience and support when we moved learning into a virtual space. I loved seeing the children everyday. Seeing those smiles, giggles, and the tremendous growth has kept me going, and I am so grateful for the opportunity!
Jul 2, 2020
Mona D.

Vivian is an experienced and intuitive teacher who really took the time to get to know my son and connect with him. Her thoughtful approach and careful study of what motivates and engages him allowed him to feel comfortable taking risks and trying new things. We appreciate everything she has done to nurture his growth and affirm his accomplishments. Vivian also has a great sense of how to structure and organize their time together so that it flows very naturally and optimizes the time they spend together. We are so happy that our son was able to have Vivian as his teacher!
Jul 31, 2020
Sara H.

Vivian brings to her job a high degree of vitality and a refreshing pedagogy. She is a great asset, not only in the class, but in the school as a whole. Her connection to each and every student is apparent everyday. Vivian also incorporated her love of music into our preschool classroom on a weekly basis. Her presence in the school is respected by all and her many contributions, beyond the regular curriculum, are exemplary. It is without hesitation that I commend Vivian for her contributions to students and education. She is a great asset to any school and will surely have a positive effect on any developing mind under her influence.
Jun 26, 2020
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