John Hanson has been enthralled with music his entire life. Growing up in Dublin, Ohio, he participated in choir, band, and theatre, as well as any opportunity he could find outside of school. He later attended Bowling Green State University, where he received a Bachelor of Musical Arts, and studied Voice under the direction of Chelsea Cloeter. John has been involved in many types of ensembles during his education, including elite choirs, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, early music ensemble, and an Afro-Carribean ensemble. John has also been a part of professional recording sessions, gigs, and a professional choir. All of this is to say that John has a deep love for music, and this translates to his teaching. The most important thing in learning more about music is having fun and enjoying yourself and others! His primary teaching method is imitation as well as analyzing the music in a way that provides a cerebral connection to how your body is producing the music. John also utilizes a variety of kinesthetic choices to ingrain the music making into the body. A few activities he enjoys outside of music are tabletop games, racquetball, and most major sports.
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.