CarmenI was born in Hong Kong into a very musical family. My father and two brothers were musicians adept at multiple instruments. I had a passion for music at an early age, but I was not able to learn until later adolescence. Since I had a modest upbringing I was not fortunate enough to have a piano in our home and consequently had to “learn” at a music store nearby.

It was not an ideal situation, but I continued to improve on my own whenever there was a spare moment. Later, I was able to afford formal lessons and start in earnest to become a piano teacher. I had several piano teachers in Hong Kong each honing my skills and understanding not only in music theory, but performance as well. I taught piano in Hong Kong for four years after completing Hong Kong’s Royal School of Music examination.

After immigrating to the United States, I continued teaching piano after taking the California Piano Teacher Association examination. In order to continue improving my skills as a piano teacher, I studied under several more piano instructors in California including a Julliard Music School graduate, a Hoch Conservatory (Frankfurt, Germany) graduate and a Royal Conservatory (Toronto, Canada) graduate.

Hard work and determination have allowed me to have a very successful career in piano teaching for the last 25 years in the Bay Area. I teach in a fun and encouraging way, motivating students of all skill levels. I have also taught special needs students including the sight impaired.

I hope to continue fostering the love and joy of piano playing for students of all ages now that I am recently married and starting a happy new life in the Central Valley!

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LeeAnn Wang

Carmen is an amazing and inspirational teacher.
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Larry Wang

Thank you Carmen for being such a wonderful mentor to me!
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Erika Cao

She is such an amazing teacher that taught me so many things and helped my passion for music to grow.
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Eric Fossen

I think that taking piano lessons with Carmen was one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
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Lucy Xie

Carmen is a very patient, gentle teacher with high expectations.
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