Grace Yen – Piano
Grace Yen teaches piano lessons at Desert Ridge Music Academy. Grace has received private piano instruction for over 12 years, primarily under Irenae Kuniski (past president PMTA).
She performed publicly for the first time at 6 years old and began competing at the age of 9. Grace competed for nearly half of her entire piano career, performing in over half a dozen competitions and winning several of them. She has also appeared in over 25 additional performances/recitals, including at a state music conference in Arizona.
Grace is the recipient of several piano scholarships. When she was 12, she began serving as a pianist/accompanist in Phoenix, which she continued to do for many years. Her heart for piano can be seen in her performance and teaching.
She is certified in the completion of all the levels of piano and offers lessons in classical music for all ages and levels. She has been teaching piano since she was in high school and she especially loves kindling the passion of music in young children. Her former students have ranged from children to adults. Having studied with different piano teachers in three states, she is familiar with various teaching styles and techniques.
Aspects of her teaching include: technique, theory, composition, improvisation, sight reading, and repertoire. Grace is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association, Arizona State Music Teachers Association, and Tucson Music Teachers Association, offering her students musical opportunities including local, statewide, and national evaluations, ensemble, recitals, master classes, and competitions.