Yu-Chieh (Kelly) Lin

Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin is known as the 4 instrument player in piano, violin, viola, and Erhu (a Chinese violin). Her main concentration is on piano teaching/ performance/accompanying, but can be helpful when accompany other string players for exams.
 
I prefer to work with students who are:  
Kindergarten  to second grade, third  to fifth Grade, sixth to eighth grade, high school, college, adults
 
I prefer working with students of the following skill level: 
Beginner (1-2 years of consistent study), Intermediate (3-4 years of consistent study), Advanced (5+ years of consistent study), Professional
  • Courses Taught

    A Piano Instructor and an Accompanist at the Extension Division
    An opera coach at Castleton Music Festival founded by Lorin Maazel
    An Er-Hu (Chinese violin) teacher at Pennsylvania in the International Culture Art Center
    An accompanist for Glee Club at Rutgers
    A staff accompanist at the Rutgers University
  • Education

    Doctor of Musical Art in Piano Performance, Rutgers University, 2014 (Studied with Daniel Epstein)
    Graduate Certificate in Piano Performance, University of Southern California 2008 (studied with John Perry)
    Master in Piano Performance, University of Southern California 2006 (studied with John Perry)
    Bachelor in Piano Performance, University of Southern California 2004 (studied with John Perry)
  • Awards

    Appearance on Taiwanese National Television and won, “Five Lights Competition”
    1st prize, Los Angeles Chinese-American Piano Competition
    1st prize, California Association of Professional Music Teachers
    2nd prize, Los Angeles Philharmonic Young Artists Bronislaw Kaper Award         
    Grand prize, Eastern Music Festival Concerto Competition
    Full Scholarship to Idyllwild Arts Academy, University of Southern California, Rutgers University,
    Eastern Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Banff Music Centre
    Best Accompanist prize, Edith Knox Performance Competition
    Performed as a soloist with Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, dyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Symphony Orchestra,
    Eastern Music Festival Faculty Orchestra.
    Was one of the judges for ETTV Talent-Show Contest.
    Was invited to give 2 weeks of master classes to over 200 piano students (between age 4~15)  at TaoYuan music school in Taiwan
  • Expertise

    A Piano Instructor and an Accompanist at the Extension Division
    An opera coach at Castleton Music Festival founded by Lorin Maazel
    An Er-Hu (Chinese violin) teacher at Pennsylvania in the International Culture Art Center
    An accompanist for Glee Club at Rutgers
    A staff accompanist at the Rutgers University