“The teachers are extremely patient and encouraging which keeps us coming back year after year!”
- Laura, Westwood
Vivian Tsang
Piano Program Director

Katherine Anderson | Piano

A native of New York, Katie began studying music at the age of five, began giving piano lessons at sixteen, and received her Bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Rhode Island in 2005. Since that time, Katie's love of music and teaching has taken her to many different places, from a little piano studio in Rhode Island, all the way to Japan. Before relocating to Massachusetts, she spent a year teaching elementary general music at the Harlem Promise Academy in New York City. Katie has many diverse hobbies, but music, by far, is number one. She looks forward to each and every opportunity she has to share and spread that love of music with others.


Evan Butler | Piano

Evan Butler has a Master of Music in Music Education from University of Massachusetts Lowell, a second Master of Music in Jazz Performance from William Peterson University, and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from McGill University. Evan began playing the saxophone in elementary school, and he knew he would pursue music for the rest of his life. A multi-faceted musician, Evan plays the saxophone, piano, drums, and guitar, all of which he has a lifelong commitment to ever-increasing development. His interests are multi-faceted: on the one hand he has an uncontestable passion for jazz and pop/rock music, as well as a rival passion for education. Evan believes that musical ‘genius’ is available to all who seek it and feels called upon to instill this philosophy to all, thus providing the joy of music to everyone and anyone. He is positive, friendly and enjoys the company of both children and adults.


Rory Butler | Piano

Rory Butler graduated from Keene State with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with her focus in Piano and Composition. During her years of study she was an active member in the KSC Big Band and Jazz combos. She studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Rory’s passion for music and learning began at a young age, enthralled in the compositions of her favorite movies and video games. She is fascinated by various learning styles and is excited to work with students. Rory treasures many relationships with music educators that changed her life for the better, and is excited to be on the other side of the equation.


Eric Chen | Piano

Eric J. Chen is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a major in Professional Music and concentrations in Songwriting and Music Production & Engineering. An all-rounded musician, Eric was classically trained on the piano from the early age of six until his interests shifted to performing pop, K-pop, rock, hip-hop, and musical theater during high school. This transformation brought about a harmonious fusion of classical technique and sight-reading skills with a deep understanding of harmony, ear-training, improvisation, and composition. Eric also pursued Voice as his primary instrument at Berklee and acts as Music Director for the Northeastern Unisons, the award-winning ICCA Quarterfinal champions. A warm-hearted teacher who strives to impact students’ lives through music, Eric is an accomplished singer-songwriter, music producer, and food enthusiast.


Ray Demers | Piano

A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, Ray Demers is not only a teacher but a jazz pianist, composer, sound designer, voice actor, producer, and wearer of many other hats. He has been playing the piano for around 18 years now and has been teaching for 6 years. On his business card he is a musician but in his heart he is a gamer. Growing up with soundtracks from the most interactive art form out there has inspired how he views music and how he views the world. He hopes to be able to inspire others the same way.


Sean Devlin | Piano

Sean Devlin is a pianist and composer from Pennsylvania. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Berklee College of Music, majoring in Film Scoring and minoring in Video Game Scoring . At 4 years old, after hearing his older sisters play piano, Sean fell in love with it and hasn't looked back since. He grew up learning classical music before expanding into pop and jazz. Sean is deeply passionate about video games and works creating both music and sound effects for them. Sean is dedicated to showing students how both fun and fulfilling music can be.


Marissa Dyer | Piano

Soprano Marissa Dyer is an enthusiastic voice and piano teacher dedicated to building community and connection through music education and performance. Marissa’s studio is an imaginative space for students to explore their unique artistry and musical craft. She loves working with students of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds, supporting every student in achieving their goals. Marissa is a firm believer in student led learning and that every student deserves lessons crafted to their needs, interests, and personalities. A diverse singer, Marissa performs a variety of styles including opera, oratorio, musical theater, jazz, and choral works. Favorite past roles include Barbarina in Boston Opera Collaborative’s Marriage of Figaro, Monica from The Medium with Old Town Actors Studio, and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls with Idaho State Opera Theater. Marissa holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Idaho State University and a Master of Opera from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. When she isn’t busy teaching and singing, Marissa enjoys cooking, crafting, walking her pup Quincy and snuggling her cat Oliver.


Isaiah Evans | Piano

Isaiah Evans is a pianist, producer, and composer from New York. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production with a focus in narrative songwriting. He loves connecting with students and discovering what music means to them. He believes the most important step of learning an instrument is for playing to become an unending source of joy for the learner. Outside of teaching Isaiah, works as a composer and songwriter for 21 South Music Publisher. He is also a recording artist and engineer. His passion project, “Church Sessions” is an ongoing collection of live recording sessions of local folk artists. Isaiah hopes to spread his love of music and play a part in the beginnings of the next generation of musicians.


Quinlan Facey | Piano

Quinlan Facey, from Dallas, Texas, is a pianist devoted to sharing his love for music and his instrument at the highest level of quality and passion. Quinlan first began his journey with classical piano at the age of 6 in Massachusetts, studying with Albert Avadyeyev. From the age of 12 and until his Bachelor’s studies at the Eastman School of Music, he learned under the guidance of Baya Kakouberi in Dallas. At Eastman, he studied under the great pianist and Van Cliburn competition winner Alexander Kobrin. Following his undergraduate studies, he earned his Master Degree in Piano Performance at UT Austin under the guidance of Professor Anton Nel. Quinlan has had the opportunity to perform across the country and in Europe. Some notable performances include: Beethoven’s third Piano Concerto in C Minor with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta at Carnegie Hall, Mendelssohn’s first Piano Concerto with the New Texas Symphony Orchestra, and various performances in Ragusa, Sicily, and the United States with the IBLA Grand Prize foundation. Some notable awards also include: First prize at the Nashville International Piano Competition and IBLA Grand Prize competition top prize and Prokofiev special mention. Quinlan is also a recipient of the prestigious Texas Young Masters grant, and is a frequent collaborator with the Blue Candlelight Music Series in Dallas. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Musical Arts at Boston University, studying with Pavel Nersessian.


Winston Feliz | Piano

Pianist and composer Winston Feliz has over twelve years of music teaching experience. With experience in various music methods, including the Suzuki Method, he has taught people between four years and 50 years of age. Winston began his music career at a young age. As the son of a church minister he organized and directed various church musical groups and accompanied the groups on keyboard and organ. Winston then began his own music school and audio recording/mixing studio in Humacao, Puerto Rico, where for ten years he instructed many students of all ages. He also became the director and keyboard player of the pop musical group “Eclipse”, which won performance and compositions awards including being twice-awarded the prestigious “Festival San Juan de la Cancion” (San Juan Song Festival) in Puerto Rico. Winston attended Berklee College of Music and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 2000. During his education at Berklee he was selected to be part of the “World Music” exchange student program in the Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland. Following graduation Winston continued his music career as an educator and music producer concentrating on his interest in music education technology. Winston’s specialty is his ability to tailor his instruction method to diverse students of all ages and abilities and to excite their passion in a musical piano and keyboard style of their own liking.


Amy Fryda | Piano

Amy Fryda is pursuing her degree in Music Education from Boston University. Her goal as an educator is to guide students to use music as a lens through which to explore the world around them. Through BU, Amy has discovered her voice as a soprano, and has had the opportunity to perform Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem and Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony at the esteemed Symphony Hall. She recently studied abroad at the Royal College of Music, receiving training in Alexander Technique, which she prioritizes in her private lessons. When Amy is not teaching, performing, or in classes, she can be found spending time with her friends or adding to her fun earrings collection!


Ivan Gueorguiev | Piano

Ivan Gueorguiev graduated from the University of Texas A&M-Commerce in the Spring of 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. While there, he studied piano with Dr. Luis Sanchez and Organ as a secondary instrument with Dr. Lerie Dellosa. Ivan also had the opportunity to teach through a school program and accompany voice majors in performance. Ivan previously studied with Dr. Brian Allison through a local community college before attending undergrad. He relocated to the Boston area in the summer of 2017 to pursue graduate school. Throughout his studies, Ivan has been actively performing locally. Some of these performances include: fundraiser performance, Christmas party at a residential office, Steinway Hall, Dallas Meyerson Symphony Hall, as well as accompanying an elementary school choir, and a part in a church program. Ivan has been teaching for 6 years and is always excited to help aspiring musicians of any age or level grow into the artist they want to be and build their passion for music. Ivan's goal is to continue reaching out to students of all levels through the joy of music.


Isabella Harkopf | Piano

Pianist, clarinetist, and educator Isabella Harkopf received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Music Performance from Boston University. Isabella is a native of Connecticut where she began her piano studies at the age of 9. She has taught private piano, clarinet, and guitar lessons through Musical Mentors Collaborative as well as general music and band in public schools in Massachusetts and has taught using the Kodály methodology as well as Music Learning Theory. Isabella believes in encouraging each student to take ownership of their own musicianship and cultivating students’ joy for making music in ways that are meaningful to them.


Coleman Hovey | Piano

Coleman Hovey of Foxboro, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz & African-American Music Studies and Jazz Piano Performance. He was in both the UMass Amherst Jazz Ensemble I and the UMass Vocal Jazz Ensemble for four years. He arranged many pieces and several of his original compositions were performed by the UMass Jazz Ensemble throughout his four-year college career. Coleman won five DownBeat Magazine Student Awards. Three awards were for “Undergraduate College Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist” in the keyboard/synthesizer category and two were for accompaniment for the UMass Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the Latin Group category. The DownBeat Awards are considered the most prestigious awards in jazz education and the educational equivalent to the Grammys. He has played keyboard in two tours with “Rock Voices’’ in MA, CT, NH & VT. Currently he performs with the O-Tones in Western MA and Oceans in the Sky in New York City.


Joshua Jandreau | Piano

Joshua Jandreau is a composer, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. His music has been performed, premiered, and recorded by orchestras, chamber music groups, and solo artists across the United States and Switzerland. A passionate arts educator, Joshua has been awarded grants to provide music and arts opportunities to students of low-income families. Recently, he served as a guest speaker at the 2016 Arizona Music Educator Association conference for incorporating technology in the musical classroom. As an instrumentalist, Joshua served as principal tuba with the University of Maine Symphonic Band and has played with many brass and chamber groups; as a guitarist, he routinely performs as a solo-artist; and as a pianist, he performs as a chamber musician and choir accompanist.


Jennifer Judd | Piano

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance for Voice from Westfield State College in 1998. She began teaching voice and piano in 1997, working for some local lesson centers, as well as running her own lesson center for 6 years. Jennifer has assisted as music director for theater groups and has been a conductor for several local and national church choir concerts, particularly through the Polish National Catholic Church. As a choir member, she has enjoyed performing with the Schola Nova Chorus, Springfield Symphony Chorus and Westfield Community Chorus. Jennifer has recorded and continues to record with recording artists known as Autumn Tears, has appeared as backup singer for underground metal bands…and then changed it up for a time by touring as backup singer with a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes In Latitudes. These days she dedicates a lot of her focus on yoga, which incorporates a lot of singing and breathing techniques, and where she is learning to play the harmonium. Jennifer feels that we are our own best teachers. Her focus is to help students to be interested in self-discovery - to find that strength, courage and self-discipline within themselves and cultivate it. And, of course, all learning is a more enjoyable experience if we allow ourselves to stand in that power.


Alexander Korte | Piano

Alexander started piano lessons at age four. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies from Temple University, where he worked closely with Philadelphia and NYC jazz luminaries including Bruce Barth, Tom Lawton, John Swana and Joe Magnarelli. He also studied abroad in the Netherlands, exploring western classical and Carnatic music. After leaving Philadelphia in 2019, he lived in State College, PA, where he taught piano, performed locally and formally studied the Taubman Approach, the Alexander Technique and the Suzuki Method. During this time he also provided qualitative and harmonic analyses to artificial intelligence researchers at the Pennsylvania State University. As a teacher, he draws on a long, varied history as an accompanist, sideman, soloist and composer to nurture students' artistry, technique and musical knowledge. His priorities are to help each student achieve their musical goals, find joy for themself and others through music, and establish great practice habits that can be applied in daily life. He currently lives in Boston, MA, where he is attending a 3-year course to train as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.


Holly Krafka | Piano

Holly MacEwen Krafka teaches voice and piano. She has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Gettysburg College and a Masters in Conducting from the Boston Conservatory, where she studied both voice and piano. Ms. Krafka is founder and Artistic Administrator of the New World Chorale, performing with Boston’s major orchestras at venues such as Sanders Theater, the Hatch Shell, Fenway Park, Jordan Hall, the Opera House and the Wang Center with the Boston Ballet. She has taught music and chorus at both public and private schools, as well as her own voice studio. Her children’s choruses have performed at the Colonial Theater in Boston and European tours. She has decades of experience in teaching classical, opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, contemporary a cappella, sacred and secular music as well as theory and music history. Her other love is her precious baby granddaughter, and following the careers of her three very musical sons.


Rainice Lai | Piano

Rainice Lai holds Graduate Performance Degrees from New England Conservatory and Boston University, a Masters degree from Temple University, and a Bachelor degree from the Boston Conservatory. A pianist and percussionist, Rainice was born and raised in Hong Kong where she started playing piano and percussion from a young age. She has performed with numerous ensembles across the US, Asia and Europe. She has served as a guest percussionist with professional orchestras such as Philharmonia Orchestra London, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Macau Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony. As an active chamber musician, Rainice has appeared in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Prelude Series, Boston’s leading contemporary ensemble ‘Callithumpian Consort’, the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice; she also appeared on the Dutch National Classical Music TV Channel, Podium Witteman, as a guest percussionist with Fuse Ensemble.


Harry Li | Piano

Harry Li is a pianist, educator, and arranger from Canada. Harry received his Graduate Performance Diploma in Piano Performance, is now working towards his Master Degree in Piano Performance, from the Longy School of Music studying under Esther Ning Yau. He has his Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Music from Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada, where he studied under Dr. Ross Osmund and Dr. Yotam Baum. As a teacher, Harry aims to nurture all aspects of musicianship, equipping students with comprehensive musical skills and knowledge to enjoy music in their own terms. Harry believes that all music styles are created equal, and always encourages his students to play their favorite music unapologetically. An experienced teacher, Harry currently teaches a wide range of students, from kindergarten children to mature students, and he is always looking for new inspirations to better help his students and create stronger bonds.


Enjie Lian | Piano

Enjie is finishing his Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Sierra. He has sung with some prestigious organizations like Seattle Opera for the leading role of Happy Prince in " Wilde Tales", and the First Sailor(Cover) in " Dido and Aeneas" at Boston Camarata. He also has played piano for many years, studying piano in high school and at Longy. Being and experienced teacher in both voice and piano, Enjie is willing to explore music with his students no matter their age. His teaching philosophy is for his students to learn how to sing and play in a healthy way and with good foundations, but still find the musical and emotional voice in everyone.


Jacob LyteHaven | Piano

Jacob LyteHaven graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University in 2019, and holds a Bachelor of Music with concentrations in Piano Performance and Vocal Performance. He has studied under Michael Rickman, Sean Kennard, and Sheila Kibbe, and has participated in masterclasses under Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Vladimir Khomyakov, Sergey Kuznetsov, Francine Kay, Valerie Trujillo, and Ana Maria Otamendi. He has performed in concerts across the United States, Europe, and Central America. Jacob has worked as a collaborative pianist at Stetson University, and is currently an active collaborative pianist and coach in the Greater Boston area. He is now working toward a Master of Music at Boston University in collaborative piano.


Inga Mironov | Piano

Inga Mironov is an experienced piano teacher who has taught private piano lessons for over 20 years in the United States as well as in her home country of Lithuania. Inga holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Choir Conducting from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and a Master of Music Degree in Music Education from Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. Inga has an extensive experience in working with young children. She is a very patient, positive and upbeat teacher who personalizes her lessons to each of her students’ needs to help them reach their full potential and to love music. Many of Inga’s students have successfully participated in piano examinations as well as other music events. Besides teaching private piano lessons Inga has also taught general music to elementary and high school students and directed children choir in Lithuania. She has also been a Music Director at FBC Medfield for 15 years now, where she plays organ, piano and works with adult and children singers. Inga lives in Natick with her husband and two daughters.


Ryan Moyer | Piano

Ryan Moyer graduated from Hofstra University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Ryan performs with a wide range of groups in the New England area, ranging from progressive rock bands to energetic funk ensembles. With a classically trained background in piano, he loves to explore the many nuances of other genres in order to continue to broaden his knowledge of piano performance further. Ryan is an experienced teacher who has been teaching for 10+ years. He's taught students of all ages, abilities and all styles ranging from classical to jazz to contemporary and is excited to get you started on your piano playing journey!


Michelle Murray | Piano

Michelle Murray is a singer and pianist from Walpole, Massachusetts. She is a classically trained mezzo soprano whose background is in musical theater and classical voice, though she also loves singing pop, rock and folk music. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Vocal Performance with a Minor in French and Francophone Studies from Muhlenberg College in 2019. Michelle is also an accomplished pianist who began playing at the age of 5. For the last 3 years, she lived in Munster, Ireland, after receiving her Master Degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick in 2020. After graduating, Michelle taught Bachelor of Arts in Voice students at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick. She has also been performing frequently around Ireland in concerts and festival gigs with Irish band Seoid, and has enjoyed singing and playing flute and tin whistle in Irish music sessions. Her vocals were featured in an Olay advertisement in China. For Michelle, the best part of teaching is seeing her students delight in their own progress and accomplishments.


Amber Naugle | Piano

Originally from Missouri, Amber Naugle earned her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Boston Conservatory in 2019 under the tutelage of Victor Jannett. She arrived in New England after obtaining her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, studying under Stella Roden, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Ms. Naugle studied voice and piano from an early age and is accomplished in both instrument. She has performed voice in Italy, France, and across the United States. Her notable roles are Mother (Hansel und Gretel), Pamina (The Magic Flute), La Princesse (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges), Mrs. Gobineau (The Medium), and Despina (Così Fan Tutte). During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Naugle served for 2 years as President of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She also virtually teaches English to Chinese children aged 3-18 and aspires to bring fun and positive energy into every class setting. She strives to understand her students on a personal level to better tailor the learning experience to the students’ interest.


Aiko Onuma | Piano

Aiko Onuma is a keyboard/piano player and instructor, and a music therapist She holds a degree in music therapy from Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA. After over 10 years of varied performance experience as a professional piano player and several years of teaching experience throughout Japan, Aiko moved to the United States. She has been teaching the piano, performing as a piano and keyboard player, working as a music therapist with the elderly and autistic children, and supervising music therapy students. In 2006, she developed a new music therapy program at Deutchen Altenheim, West Roxbury, MA as their first music therapist. She has given keyboard workshops for music therapy students at Berklee College of Music as her unique method of using the keyboard and improvisation has been recognized. Currently she performs on piano and keyboard both independently and with several bands. Aiko hopes to incorporate her skills as a music therapist into teaching her students, as being a music therapist gives her unique insights into the human mind, as well as a strong ability to recognize the needs of each student.


Cholong Park | Piano

Cholong Park is a pianist specializing in new music. She earned her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University where she studied under the guidance of Dr. David Kalhous. Throughout Cholong Park’s active music career, she has developed a wide range of repertoire and discovered that chamber music, contemporary works, and piano pedagogy are her forte. She is a founding member of two chamber groups, an award-winning ensemble What Is Noise, as well as mixed chamber ensemble Some Assembly Required. In May 2014, Park made her Carnegie Hall debut performing solo and ensemble works. Park released her first album with Justin Croushore entitled "Stuff" in Fall 2017 and her ensemble What Is Noise’s debut album "Equivocal Duration" in March 2019. Besides her music career as a pianist, she was a director of international affairs at DMZ International Music Festival in South Korea and serves as the artistic director of "Voices of North Korean Refugees" dedicated to raising funds for North Korean refugees. She has been teaching students since 2002 and has taught students of all ages & levels.


Yingyu Ren | Piano

Yingyu Ren is a pianist dedicated to chamber music, vocal coaching, solo piano performance and piano teaching. She is completing her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance at Longy School of Music, instructed by Esther Ning Yau. She also holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in Collabroative Piano Performance from Longy School of Music and double Bachelor Degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from Xinghai Conservatory, where she studied with Qin Wang. Yingyu have been featured in numerous concerts, including Xinghai Conservatory Concert Hall in Guangzhou and Shalin Liu Performance Center in Boston, and has won numerous piano competitions here in the US and in China. An experienced teacher, Yingyu has taught piano both in the US and China.


Sohyun Ryee | Piano

A native of South Korea, pianist Sohyun Jun made her debut with the Shanghai Orchestra in China in 2001. She has appeared as a solo pianist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician. She performed at the Sydney Music Festival in 2002 as well as the Piano Summer Festival in New Paltz in 2005, where Vladimir Feltsman was the Artistic Director. In the summer of 2007 and 2008, she performed at SongFest in California where she worked with Graham Johnson, Amy Burton, Kendra Colton, and Jake Heggie, as well as in various master classes for Margo Garett, Martin Katz, and the American Quartet. Sohyun was invited as a pianist for the brass department at Boston University Tanglewood Institute and performed with Professor Eric Rusky in 2011. She has taught for many years in her own piano studio and joined Merry Melody Music Academy since 2013. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in piano performance at Busan National University in Korea, she came to the United States to study with Professor Stephanie Brown at the SUNY Purchase College where she also earned her Master’s and Artist Diploma. She received a second master’s degree in collaborative piano and completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts under Professor Sheila Kibbe at Boston University in 2014.


Larissa Sokoloff | Piano

Described by The Washington Post as a “superb pianist and an even better musician,” Larissa Sokoloff graduated from the Juilliard Pre-College Division, and earned an AB magna cum laude in Slavic Studies and Music from Harvard while studying privately in Boston with pianist Russell Sherman. Larissa received an Master of Music Degree from Peabody as a student of Leon Fleisher, studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest with Ferenc Rados on a Fulbright Grant, and worked with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University in Bloomington. Larissa’s studies and performances have taken her throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. She has also worked privately with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lazar Berman, and Andras Schiff. International awards include prizes from the Ettore Pozzoli (Milan) and Nena Wideman International Competitions. Selected performances include appearances in recital and with orchestra at Lincoln Center, the Phillips Collection, the Ravinia Festival, and in Budapest, Lugano, Moscow, Tours, Varese (Milano), and Vienna. As no single teaching approach suits all students equally, Larissa tailors piano lessons to students individually, demonstrating the skills necessary to succeed musically while cultivating students’ own, individual approach to the music they play. She supports a highly interactive, supportive learning environment, and encourages independence in practicing, allowing students to take control over their work and progress.


Andrew Stack | Piano

Operatic Baritone and Voice & Piano Teacher Andrew Stack earned his Graduate Diploma in Voice from New England Conservatory, his Master’s in Voice Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and his Bachelor’s in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College. Andrew has played piano since a young age learning from his jazz pianist Father. As a performer, Andrew recently was part of the world premiere cast of Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abel’s opera Omar, and performs with organizations such as Boston Lyric Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, and Carolina Performing Arts. An experienced teacher, Andrew has taught both voice and piano lessons. As a teacher, Andrew firmly believes in modeling positive self-talk as often as possible, so that students learn to become their own biggest cheerleaders on stage, while practicing, and in every day life.


Alexandra Tan | Piano

Alexandra Tan started her musical studies at the age of four in classical piano. She later received a Diploma in piano performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she majored in voice performance and instrumental teaching and minored in piano, she continued her graduate studies at The Boston Conservatory, receiving a Masters in voice performance under the tutelage of Dr Marilyn Bulli. She has also performed and given recitals in her home country, Singapore, Australia and here in Massachusetts. Discovering her passion for teaching, she also undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Music Education. Alexandra has taught in a variety of settings. Besides teaching private piano and voice lessons, she has also taught in public schools in Massachusetts such as the Boston Latin School and Bigelow Middle school, teaching general music, chorus and instrumental ensembles. As a teacher, she endeavors to help students achieve their full potential by adapting her instruction to the student’s needs. Besides this, she believes music should be enjoyable and fun for all.


Kathi Tarrant | Piano

Kathi Tarrant has been in the music business for over 30 years. Formerly based out of NYC, she performed at leading restaurants, luxury hotels and resorts around the world. Having originally received classical training in voice and piano at West Chester University, Kathi went on to perform renditions of jazz standards, show tunes, classic rock, pop and others. Composing emerged as she drew upon her experiential knowledge as a performer and mother. Kathi is also a church musician and enjoys bringing spirit into the hands of the people. Teaching since 2009, Kathi love to meet what her students crave and care about regardless of genre, purpose or style.


Siyuan Tian | Piano

Siyuan Tian received his with a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Xiamen University in China. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Siyuan is an accomplished singer and pianist. As a tenor, Siyuan’s operatic roles include acclaimed performances as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Ein Soldat in Kaiser von Atlantis. As a passionate and experienced educator, Siyuan aims to inspire the next generation of musicians, sharing their expertise in both voice and piano, and fostering a love for music in each of their students.


Giuliana Torti | Piano

Giuliana Torti is an Operatic Soprano originally from Norfolk, MA. She studied Vocal Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Deborah Voigt. Giuliana then went to study with bel canto specialist Manny Pérez in Miami, FL who remains her teacher until today. She has performed opera in both the United States and Italy. Starting piano at the young age of 3 years old, Giuliana spent most of her time throughout her childhood at the piano before discovering her voice as a teenager. Giuliana is extremely passionate about introducing classical music and opera to new audiences, while happily teaching genres her students are passionate about as well. As a teacher, Giuliana believes that music should aim to strike a balance between technique and creativity. She has experience teaching in both Italian and Spanish.


Tina Tsai | Piano

Tina Tsai received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Michigan State University, her Master of Music Degree from Boston University, and her Bachelor of Music Degree from National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. She is an active music educator, teaching and performing throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Learning piano since age 5, Tina has been teaching piano music lessons since 2017. Her teaching philosophy is encouraging her students to explore further and deeper into music through repertoire and practices, and she cheerfully teaches anyone who enjoys music, with a willingness to serve him or her and help meet their goals.


Vivian Tsang | Piano Program Director

Vivian Tsang was named Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA), the state affiliate of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in 2014. She has a Master of Music degree in piano from the New England Conservatory of Music. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She has studied with some of the most wanted teachers in the country, including Patricia Zander, Eugene & Elizabeth Pridonoff, Rosita Kerr Mang, and Suzanne Guy. Vivian has performed all over the United States, Europe, and Hong Kong and is the prizewinner of various piano competitions in the United States and Europe. She is an experienced piano teacher whose students actively participate in performances, are winners of state-wide competitions and have performed at prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York. She is frequently invited to adjudicate piano events throughout the state and have lead various Master Classes. She is a Past President of MMTA.

Ryan Van Fleet | Piano

Ryan Van Fleet holds two undergraduate degrees from the Boston University School of Music in Vocal Performance and Music Education. His musical journey started at a young age; taking piano lessons for several years before falling in love with the creativity and expression of the voice. As a classical singer, he has studied voice and opera with world-renowned faculty at the Tanglewood Young Artists Vocal Program and the “Si Parla, Si Canta!” program in Arona, Italy. During his time at these programs, he sang character roles in opera scenes and took courses in Italian language, music theory and Alexander Technique. As a private instructor in Voice and Piano, Ryan’s goal is to blend his passions for music education and music performance to provide a fun, yet challenging musical experience for his students. With self-expression and curiosity at the heart of his philosophy, Ryan helps his students to become confident, expressive musicians.

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Yijun Wu | Piano

Yijun Wu is a musician dedicated to piano performance and education. Born and raised in China, she started studying classical piano and music at the age of 6. In 2022, Yijun Wu graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance, under the famous pianist and educator Max Levinson. During her time at school, she also played several important roles in chamber music and piano collaboration. During her undergraduate studies, she studied under the famous professor Zheng Xiaofeng and Qian Yinuo from Wuhan Conservatory. She has participated in several large-scale competitions and won many awards. At the same time, an experienced teacher who has taught since 2015, she is also committed to music education. Yijun Wu's passion for music and her patient guidance are deeply loved by children. She hopes to teach students in accordance with their aptitude, ignite children's interest in music and lead them to grow together.


Matthew Xiong | Piano

Matthew Xiong is an Australian classical pianist and teacher based in Boston, MA. He began his studies in piano at the age of 5 and he has concertized nationally and internationally in USA, Australia and Europe. Matthew obtained his Bachelor Degree for Piano performance with academic honors at New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Prof. Gabriel Chodos. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Music at Boston University. He has also had the opportunity to study under several revered pianists; among them are teachers such as John Perry, as well as Curtis and Juilliard faculty members Robert Mcdonald and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Matthew has attended several competitive music festivals, including the KlavierSommer in Cochem, Germany, the Kawai International Piano Masterclass festival in Sydney, Australia, and the Beethoven institute at Mannes, New York. Matthew is particularly interested in the field of Psychology, which he believes is integral to all areas of musical practice and teaching. He is an experienced teacher who has taught for six years before coming to Boston to pursue his degrees. His ultimate goal is to delve deeply into each of his students interests and methods of learning to find a unique way to ignite their passion for music.