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BOAZ SIMOVICI

PIANO TEACHER

An active chamber recitalist and accompanist in the Bay Area, Boaz first began serious study of piano technique with Anna Poklewski as a teenager.   He graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in European History and Music, with concentrations in Conducting and Composition, and has since appeared as pianist and conductor with various vocal and instrumental ensembles and soloists, including recent performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg and Rachmaninoff sonatas for violin and cello.  As a teacher, Boaz is passionate about the fundamentals of finger and arm technique; he is also dedicated to instilling a firm, intuitive sense of keyboard harmony that will allow dedicated students to become true musicians.

ESTHER CHANG

PIANO TEACHER

A collaborative pianist and teacher, Esther F. Chang received her master’s degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in 2013 under the tutelage of Dr. Jean Barr. Chang has performed in master classes given by renowned artists such as Menahem Pressler, Christopher O’Riley, and Gildo DiNunzio. Having completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Solo Piano Performance at the University of Irvine, California in the studio of Nina Scolnik, Chang was the recipient of the Robert & Marjorie Rawlins Scholarship for four years, as well as the Medici Scholarship from Dean Nohema Fernandez of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. She also received the Zygmunt Zaleski full-ride scholarship at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris during her year abroad in 2007-8 in France, where she studied under Madame Victoria Melki.
Aside from actively performing as a soloist and accompanist for all instruments and choirs in the United States and Taiwan since the age of 9, Chang has also had experience giving private piano lessons to students of all ages. She believes in maintaining high musical standards while fostering joy and creativity in her students and tailoring various teaching methods to accommodate each student’s needs. Motivated by her passion for music and the desire to share it, Chang pursued a performing and teaching career in which she could collaborate with others from around the world, hoping to make a difference in others’ lives.

FONNY CHANDRA

PIANO TEACHER/ DIRECTOR

Fonny Chandra started playing piano at the age of 4. She gave her first performance at that age in a children’s television program. By the age of 9, she had appeared in many concerts and television programs. In the same year, she joined Yamaha Junior Original Concert (JOC), an organization that teaches music composition to talented young musicians. She composed several pieces while studying in JOC. She made several appearances throughout Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. In 1997, Ms. Chandra entered Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, where she studied with Prof. Zhou Guang Ren, Prof. Ling Yuan, and Prof. Yang Ming. During her study, she performed at the Beijing Concert Hall. Her performance has been broadcast on CCTV 3. In the United States, Ms. Chandra studies under Ms. Anna Poklewski. She studied under the tutelage of world renowned pianist, Vladimir Viardo in Notre Dame de Namur University and received her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from StephenF.AustinUniversity, where she studied with Dr. James Pitts. In 2004, she won Notre Dame de Namur Concerto Competition and performed Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Redwood Symphony. In summer 2006, Ms. Chandra was invited, and attended BosendörferPianoAcademy in Vienna.Ms. Chandra has over seventeen years of teaching experience in piano lessons. Some of her students have been accepted in music conservatories in China. In 2002, she gave a piano workshop to piano teachers in Surabaya, Indonesia, and became one of the co-founders of QuatroMusicEducationSchool there. In 2007, with her teacher Ms. Anna Poklewski, and her colleague Ms. Bianca Roesli, she founded the Anna Poklewski Academy of Music.

HENG PIN CHEN

PIANO TEACHER

Mr. Heng-Pin Chen first had his piano lesson at age of seven. Since then, piano has become an instrumental part of his life that has fostered in him an incredible passion for music. Mr. Chen has explored several different fields of musical study over the years, which has greatly contributed to his profound understanding of musicianship. Besides playing the piano, he can also play the flute, guitar, cello, saxophone, recorder, oboe, and Chinese instruments, the bamboo flute and the Erhu. Also, he has been in choirs as a conductor, an accompanist, and a leader in the voice of tenor. For the past decade, he has been working with Ms. Poklewski in achieving high levels in piano performance, and has regularly performed in public. Being an exceptional pianist, Mr. Chen understands the skills that are needed to become a comprehensive musician, and is able to effectively impart this training to all levels of musicians, from beginners to advanced students. Being such an accomplished and gifted instructor, he has helped numerous students pass the prestigious international standard of testing; ABRSM, many with distinction.

INYOUNG KANG

PIANO TEACHER

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JIYEON LEE

PIANO TEACHER

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KEIKO OMORI

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MINAKO TAKECHI

PIANO TEACHER

Minako Takechi was born in Japan and started playing piano at the age of 4. After many years of playing and starting her teaching career in Japan until she moved to the United States. After studying piano with Mrs. Poklewski, she decided to pursue the degree in piano performance and has played the leading piano in the chamber music orchestra. She has recieved her degree from SJSU. Besides Mrs. Poklewski, she has studied piano performance under Dr. Gwendolyn Mok and Dr. Namik Sultanov, all who are exceptional performers world renowned musicians.

SIU-LIN PECK

PIANO TEACHER

Siu-Lin Peck graduated with honors from the National University of Singapore and obtained her Diploma in Piano Teaching from the UK Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. She is an active member of the Music Teachers Association of California. Since coming to the USA in 1999, she has studied Piano Pedagogy and Music Education at the San Jose State University. She has been under the tutelage of Prof. Anna Poklewski since they first met in 2000. Ms. Peck has students ranging from beginners to advanced level. Her higher-level students have consistently been on the Honor Roll at the annual Certificate of Merit evaluations. Ms. Peck believes music learning should be fun, even though the mastery of the instrument requires discipline. This has motivated her to research extensively on early childhood music education. In addition to teaching individual piano lessons Ms. Peck together with Prof. Poklewski, has developed for APAM, a unique Group Class program which is highly popular with both parents and young students.

TAE YOUNG JUN

PIANO TEACHER

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YONGYU GAO

PIANO TEACHER

Yongyu Gao got her Bachelor Degree in South China University with an emphasis in Music Education. After she moved to America, she became a rehearsal and performance accompanist in the Inna Chalis Opera Ensemble in the San Francisco Community Music Center. Later on, she was accepted to San Jose State University as a Walker Scholar. There, she studied piano with Dr. Gwendolyn Mok and finished her Master Degree in piano performance. Ms. Gao is now an active member of MTNA. As an experienced teacher and performer, Ms. Gao welcomes students of all ages and levels interested in piano lessons.