Dr. Chen is deeply passionate about teaching piano to students of all ages and skill levels. She applies a student-centered teaching approach, with a strong emphasis on integrating Dalcroze Eurhythmics principles into her private lessons, incorporating movement, singing, and improvisation. Through this innovative piano teaching methodology, Dr. Chen's goal is to empower her students, encouraging them to embrace their uniqueness, nurture their passion, and thoroughly enjoy their musical journeys.
In her roles as a piano pedagogy instructor at the University of Toronto, Teacher Training Lead in the children’s pedagogy program, and an RCM Practical Examiner, Dr. Chen firmly believes that playing the piano is a multi-dimensional activity. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes fostering independent thinking, instilling discipline, exploring inner thoughts and emotions, and most importantly, deriving pleasure from playing the piano. She finds immense personal joy in teaching piano to students of all ages and levels, guiding them whether they aspire to become professional pianists or simply to enjoy the piano as a hobby. Dr. Chen encourages her students to discover their unique musical paths and explore a diverse range of music genres. Her students consistently achieve outstanding results in RCM examinations and have received numerous accolades in national and international competitions.
Dr. Chen warmly welcomes piano students aged 5 and older. Lessons can be conducted in either English or Mandarin Chinese, depending on the preferences of each student. Dr. Chen actively encourages her students to participate in recitals, competitions, and festivals to support their comprehensive musical development.