John‘s interest in music came about rather late as he started guitar and piano at ages 13 and 14 respectively. However, he was dedicated and was accepted at Bowling Green State University as a Piano Performance major 4 years later. Later he received his Master’s in Piano Performance from the University of Iowa where he was also awarded a Teaching Assistantship. While John‘s own interest in piano is primarily classical, he is comfortable teaching and playing many styles. On guitar, John enjoys playing rock, blues, finger-style, and other genres. John’s teaching philosophy focuses on helping students genuinely understand the concepts in whatever they are learning. He believes that it is also important to help students develop their own passion for music and learning. John moved to Ohio in 2017 with his wife and daughter from Texas where he lived and taught music for 4 years.
Yuway's a classically
trained pianist and began learning piano when she was four years
old. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Piano Performance in
Malaysia where she grew up. Her passion for music and learning
brought her to study in the States and she later recieved her
Master's from Bowling Green State University and a Doctorate in
Piano Pedagoy from Texas Texh University. Yuway has been teaching
piano for more than 10 years. She has taught students ranging from
ages 4 and up, from the elementary level to the collegiate level
when she was a teaching assistant at Texas Tech where she received
the Helen Devitt Jones Exellence on Teaching Award. She is
comfortable speaking English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Yuway primarily enjoys playing classical music like works by Chopin, Liszt and Beethoven. However, she is also fond of other styles and comfortable playing and teaching them as well. Yuway believes that music learning can be an enjoyable process and that music at every level can be expressive, and fun. While every student learns differently, they all can benefit from studying piano, by learning to be persistent and disciplined, and how to work efficiently. Yuway lives in Columbus with her husband and energetic 2 year old daughter.