Seth is an exceptional teacher. My 9 year son is so engaged in his piano lessons. Thank you for such a great experience!
Helen is a dedicated pianist and teacher with professional training. She began teaching in 2017 and is continuing her passion at the Champaign School of Music. She teaches students of all ages from beginner to advanced levels and believes all students are unique and each student deserves a personalized teaching plan that will fit their indidual learning style.
Her approach to teaching relies more on hands-on experience than
textbooks. Her teaching strategy encourages students to enjoy and
make music first while explaining concepts as they came up in the
As a performer, Helen graduated from the Music School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music, one of the most prestigious performing arts high schools in China, and was admitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a piano performance major at the age of 16. She is the winner of the Gertrude Weber Gassmann Piano Award in 2020, First Prize of 2020 Best Beethoven competition Age Group V, winner of 2021 Clara Rolland Piano Competition, and winner of Illinois Club The Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award.