Faculty 

Carrie Shi

Founder

The First Prize winner of the Munz Chopin Competition, and the Sixth China International Piano Competition, pianist Carrie Shi was praised by conductor Jahje Chiang: "Shi is special because of her total mastery of the piano; she also has that flair and great communicative power."

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Burak Bedikyan

Piano Instructor

Burak Bedikyan is a critically acclaimed international artist; one of the foremost pianists and composers of his generation as a leader and a highly sought after sideman for a variety of American and European musicians thanks to his unique style. Recording four solo albums and touring with his bands made his work recognized worldwide.

 

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Marla Brasil

Piano Instructor

Ms. Marla Brasil is an accomplished and professional piano instructor from Brazil. Ms. Marla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Faculdades Mozarteum from the College in Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a piano music theory specialist, Ms. Maria brings absolute proficiency and knowledge to her students and their music lessons.

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Zane Myers

Piano Instructor

Mr. Myers studied piano with Beveridge Webster from The Juilliard School, Mr. Myers’ students have been honors winners in competitions held by the Virginia Music Educators Association, California Music Educators Association, and Music Teachers National Association regional competitions.

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Viann Yu

Piano Instructor

Viann has performed in Hong Kong, Florida, and Greece; in the summer of 2018, she will be going to Italy for a piano camp. As of now, she is studying in Mannes School of Music. “We may not be able to communicate in the same language, but we can use the power of music to create our own language.”

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Rishi Mirchandani

Piano Instructor

Rishi Mirchandani received his master's degree in piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music as a winner of the President's Award scholarship. At 18, he debuted with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra after amassing six first-prize awards in major national and international competitions for young artists.

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Emily Chang

Piano Instructor

Pianist Emily Chang earned her bachelor degree in Central Conservatory of Music and Master degree from Manhattan School of Music in piano performance. 

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Leo Khudyak

Piano Instructor

Leo Khudyak began taking piano lessons at age five and was accepted into Juilliard MAP Program.  In 2009, Leo was invited to join the pre-college division of The Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

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Ruby Zhou

Piano Instructor

Ms.Ruby Zhou received her Master Degree from the “Hartt Music School of the University of Hartforda with full scholarship,  where she studied Classical Piano with Legendary Piano Master Luiz Demoura Castro; conducting with Dr. Edward Bolkovac and Edward Cumming, Glen Adsit, Voice with Professor Wayne Rivera.

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Haley Diers

Piano/Flute Instructor

Pianist/ Flutist Haley Diers earned her Master's degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Haley has performed with premier ensembles such as the Queens College Orchestra, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, and University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.

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Alice Colby

Violin/Viola Instructor

Alice Colby received her Bachelors degree from Manhattan School of Music and Masters degree from Purchase College Conservatory of Music, where she was a scholarship student of Daniel Phillips and Sally Thomas. While at Purchase, Ms. Colby performed in the master class of Elmar Oliveira. She has also participated in master classes by David Halen at Orford Arts Centre in Quebec and Simon Fischer in the United Kingdom.

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Chloe Jin

Violin/Viola Instructor

Chloe Jin has received numerous awards and honors in both China and the United States. Jin was the gold prize winner of the National Violin Junior Competition in China in August 2008, and has also a won several prizes in the open division of the Southwestern Youth Music Festival in Long Beach, California in summer 2011 through 2013.

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Aysen Milliogullari

Vocal Instructor

Aysen Idil Milliogullari is a lyric coloratura soprano. She received her Master degree in voice performance from Mannes School of Music, studied with well-known voice teacher Arthur Levy.

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