Here are some pics of my son and my other student learning so much from their summer institute @ Stanford! I also enjoyed taking a 1 day course on how to transition my advanced students from the Suzuki books to Mozart concertos with Dr.Gail Johansen.

Beginner student

March 21, 2018

Here’s my 2nd grade student that has been studying with me for the past 6 months and has been consistent with her violin practice at home:

5th Annual Solo Recital

March 19, 2018

Here are pictures from my 5th Annual Solo Recital presented by my students at the First Presbyterian Church Livermore:) It’s also my daughter’s first time on stage! She loved it so much she wanted to perform again the following day! Haha…enjoy!!!

CASMEC 2018 in San Jose, CA

February 19, 2018

Yesterday I attended my student and my son’s first concert with CODA Junior high string orchestra as 7th graders for CASMEC(California All-state music education conference) at San Jose Center for Performing Arts. They had a great experience under the direction of a Suzuki director Marilyn Kesler from Michigan. Here are some pics and performance videos for you to enjoy:)

Here are some videos from yesterday’s lunar new year celebration in Dublin High Center for the Performing Arts

Extremely proud of all of you๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽป๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Thank you for your hard work๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Since the weather was beautiful today, we rehearsed for the lunar new year celebration out in the backyard:) Here’s a clip of our rehearsal that I would like to share with all of you๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ’—

It’s been very difficult to teach my daughter on a daily basis, but I try to give her some pointers from time to time as she brings her foam violin set to me(usually after dinner). Here’s a glimpse of me teaching her and reminding myself to give her lots of encouragements at the same time trying to correct that posture of hers:)

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Congratulations to Michael!!

January 15, 2018

It was only 3.5 years ago Michael began lessons with me starting with the twinkles. 3 months ago, Michael was determined to audition for the primary division of the 2018 Young Artist String Competition. At that time he had just finished the last piece in Suzuki book 4 as we decided to give Accolay Concerto no.1 a shot. After just 2 months of studying the concerto(including holiday break), he went for the preliminary audition and was so happy when he heard he was one of the finalists:) Here is the video of Michael performing this piece after he was accepted as a finalist for the competition.

Today he received 2nd place in his division and I am one proud teacher๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽป

Happy Holidays!!

December 13, 2017

My students and I were so excited to share our holiday music with the local library last night. Here’s a recap of last night’s holiday jam at Dougherty Station Library๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

My beginner student:)

November 30, 2017

Coming back from the thanksgiving break and seeing my 4 year old student picking up the new twinkle variation rhythm in 1 lesson truly made my day!:)