Ms. Yanbing Dong
My musical journey began when my parents discovered that I was able to play songs by ear after learning them at school when I was in kindergarten.
I loved piano lessons from the beginning and I never hated lessons. I rarely complained about practicing (you could say I was the perfect daughter ;)).
I always find true joy when I'm playing piano. I believe music conjures all kinds of emotions in our hearts that complete one’s feelings as human beings.
I want to share this most beautiful and charming thing on the planet with as many people as I can!
To do that, I knew I had to learn more about teaching so during my graduate studies, I delve deeper into the teaching aspect of piano and trained in piano/group piano pedagogy courses. Through the process of developing my own improvisational teaching curriculum and teaching stye, I learned to focus my teaching on discovery learning and active learning.
Outside of Piano
Outside of my love for piano, I also love traveling (visiting art museums, historical sites, nature sceneries) and writing postcards to my friends.
I also love shopping for new items from interesting supermarkets and testing them out in my kitchen and stomach (followed by the necessary workout).
This one is technically still piano related, but I enjoy reading about new teaching ideas and other books that continue to open my mind.
Lastly, coffee-ing is breathing.
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