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Soong Piano Studio Burlingame, California
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Name:   Maria Soong
Phone:   650 339 2176
Email:   info@soongpianostudio.com
Website:   Click here to go to my website
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Last Update:    2013-03-15 12:02:46
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Soong Piano Studio provides private piano instruction for students of all ages (children to adults). The goal of Soong Piano Studio is to teach, inspire and encourage students as well as to enhance their ability to explore musical creativity and expression in the art form of playing piano. My teaching philosophy is to help individuals find a way to enjoy and incorporate music into their lives. Ideally, I would like for all of my students to acquire an appreciation, love and understanding of music as it represents one of my deepest passions in life. Whether you are a 7 year-old child learning piano for the first time, a sophomore in high school wishing to continue musical studies at an intermediate level or an adult interested in exploring piano as a hobbyist, my main objective is to teach you the fundamentals of music and build upon basic keyboard skills while experiencing how emotionally gratifying it can be to learn how to play an instrument. Iím very patient and will encourage you to learn at your own comfort level in order to accomplish lesson goals and succeed with my pedagogical instruction. Experience 1996: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) BS in Biology, Minor in Musicology 3.89 GPA 1985-1992: Advanced Level Certification, Levels 1-9, Certificate of Merit Program, part of Music Teacherís Association of California (MTAC) 1991: First Place, Division Senior I, Pleasanton Piano Competition 20+ years of piano performing experience 10+ years of piano teaching experience

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Name:  Francine Chun
Title:  Recommendation
Testimonial:  "My daughter, Tracy, after having taken lessons for several years under another teacher, became bored with piano and wanted to quit. Then we found Maria, who was able to inspire Tracy by allowing her to play modern pieces (like Green Day!) that piqued her piano interest again. She even manages to practice several times a week, which parents out there know is quite a feat! We would highly recommend Maria as a piano teacher."

 
Name:  Sue Ellen Campos
Title:  Highly Recommend Maria
Testimonial:  "It is with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm that I highly recommend Maria Soong as a piano teacher. Maria taught piano to my daughter from age 12 to 14 as well as to my son from age 8 to age 10. Prior to finding Maria, we had other piano teachers who were adequate however, unable to excite the children about music the way Maria did. It was apparent from the start that of all the teachers they had, Maria was by far their favorite. The children practiced more and actually looked forward to their piano lessons. Maria is extraordinarily organized, efficient, punctual and all around buttoned-up, yet she is all of those things with an extremely relaxed personal style."

 
Name:  Derrick S
Title:  High Marks for Maria
Testimonial:  "As a piano teacher, Ms. Maria provides everything I could ever hope for as a guide into the magical world of music. I entered into this world with very little musical technical skill, experience nor knowledge. Through Ms. Maria's insightful stewardship, I have experienced the realization of a long-held desire to bring music meaningfully into my life. I attribute my ever-growing accomplishments to Ms. Maria's ability to impart daunting information simplistically, with patience, humor and encouragement. I only wish that I had found her sooner."

 
Name:  Erin Schanning
Title:  Highly Recommend Maria
Testimonial:  "I came to Maria as an adult student who had taken piano until the age of 10 and then had not played for 15 years. Maria immediately got me back in the saddle and had me playing Chopin in no time! She is the perfect teacher who approaches piano playing holistically. She has gotten my finger dexterity back up to par, enhanced my musicality, and is an overall fun colleague. I would recommend her to anyone of any age and skill level."


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