Private Tutor in Hacienda Heights, CA - Los Angeles County
Private Tutor in Los Angeles County, CA



$48 / hour


Master's Degree in Piano Pedagogy from Cal State Fullerton and Bachelors Degree from UCLA

Theresa Chen teaches private piano lessons in Hacienda Heights. She is a graduate of UCLA and has a Master of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from Cal State Fullerton. She has over 10 years of experience teaching children and adults. She teaches beginners, intermediate, and advanced piano students and specializes in early childhood music education. Theresa previously worked as a manager at a Big 4 accounting firm and holds an active CPA license.

Teaching Experience
2001 - Present: Private piano teacher 2009 - 2010: Neighborhood Music School (Arcadia, CA) - Private and group piano teacher 2005 - 2006: Yamaha Corporation of America headquarters (Buena Park, CA) - Music In Education corporate department 2003 - 2005: Fountain Music Center (La Puente, CA) - Private piano teacher and reception desk coordinator 2004: KinderMusik (Hacienda Heights, CA) - Early childhood music instructor (ages 3-5) 2003: Elements Music (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) - Group piano instructor at Mira Catalina Elementary School 2002: The Pasadena Symphony (Pasadena, CA) - Education intern

2000-2003: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Bachelor of Science, Business-Economics 2003-2006: California State University, Fullerton - Master of Arts, Piano Pedagogy

Musical Experience and Awards
Passed Advanced Level in Certificate of Merit, piano Completed certificate training in the Robert Pace Kinder-Keyboard Method 2005 Music Teachers National Association "Star" Award 2003 Performing Arts Foundation for Asian-Americans Scholarship recipient 2000 All-Southern High School Honor Band, clarinet 2000 Don Gunderson Music Scholarship 2000 Bank of America Award in Fine Arts 2000 Louis Armstrong Music Trophy 2nd place winner of the 2000 Southern Youth Music Festival, duo piano Music Teachers Association of California Panel Semi-Finalist, piano

Other Professional Experience
2008 - 2013: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Manager in Transaction Services practice Other Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Active license holder by California Board of Accountancy

Besides teaching piano at Opus Music School, she runs two music education websites, Opus Music Education and Opus Music Worksheets and frequently writes articles on music education topics in the Opus Music Education blog. She is currently a Hacienda Heights piano teacher.   Visit her site at

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