“The goal of my piano studio is to foster a love of music within my students so they can enjoy making music for the rest of their lives.”
Eliana Yi, (B.M. '19, M.M. '21) began her piano studies at the age of five and cello at age ten. Ever since she was in elementary, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. She was also dedicated to her piano studies, so she simply combined these two passions into a career! She has over eight years of experience in teaching piano and cello and has been giving piano lessons in the Dallas area for the last five years. She specializes in private piano instruction at all levels.
Eliana has recently graduated from her position as a teaching fellow at the Meadows School of the Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. During her position there, she studied Piano Pedagogy and Performance where she took private instruction with Dr. Carol Leone and teaching supervision with Dr. Cathy Lysinger. Eliana was involved with Dallas MTA events and worked for the Music So Simple studios located in Richardson, Texas. Her students have participated in festivals, recitals, and contests around the Dallas area.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Eliana participated in various musical organizations such as Austin Youth Orchestra where she played the piano, cello and harpsichord. She has also been a part of TSIPF in San Marcos, ADMTA festivals and competitions, Regions Orchestra, All-City, AISD Solo and Ensemble, UIL Solo and Ensemble, State Solo and Ensemble, CHAMPS (Chamber Music for Public Schools), CMFW (Classical Music for the World) and an internship program under Graham Reynolds (composer/bandleader) through MINDPOP. In 2013, she participated in a music exchange program with Zwickau Conservatory in Germany. In 2019, she presented her research on alternatively sized keyboards at the MTNA Piano Pedagogy Collegiate Symposium at Ball State University. She has recently taught at the Institute for Young Pianists at SMU and exhibited at the 2021 NCKP Convention.
Eliana is a recipient for the Paul von Katwijk prize and Roy and Sue Johnson Award for Piano Pedagogy.
She is excited to be setting up in Seattle, and cannot wait to explore the city!