Teaching Philosophy


Music is an art that communicates beyond generations, countries and languages. Music has a magic power that can enhance people’s perseverance, intellectual thinking, aesthetics, and qualities needed in their future success. 


     I am enthusiastic to devote my skills and passion to students of any level, any age. I believe that each student has their own talents and personality. By combining Asian, European and American piano pedagogic tradition and philosophy, my goal is to inspire and to encourage students to achieve their highest potential in piano playing and musicianship. My lessons emphasize on improving pianistic techniques, developing musicianship and enjoying of music making. Lessons are created through imagination, improvisation, story-telling, ear-training and sight-reading, performance and music appreciation. 


     I teach with great patience, encouragement, passion yet also disciplined about piano playing! Having a good foundation is the key point to study further and self-learning in the future. Demonstration (myself and recommended recordings) is necessary and essential in my teaching, which helps students to understand more efficiently.

TIME Magazine recently published an article detailing the significant role piano lessons play in helping children develop language skills. Please read the article as http://time.com/5322121/music-lessons-language-learning/

Lessons offered at Euphony Music Studio on Roosevelt Island, NY 10044 or Students' home at additional charge

Teaching Artist

During her undergraduate studies, Cong Ji moved to the United States and has been studying until being a doctorate candidate (DMA). Currently, she residents in New York City, as a sought after piano teacher who offered bi-lingual (English and Chinese). She creates an engaging and inspiring experience for young kids, and students of any age and any level. She personalizes teaching styles for each individual student.


     Dr. Ji has been invited to adjudicate the NYSSMA Piano Test in New York City since 2013. She is willing to pass her experience and knowledge to advanced students who want to challenge themselves of participating piano tests (i.e. NYSSMA and ABRSM exams), auditions and competitions. In addition, Ms. Ji also offers music theory, music history, aural skills, sight-singing lessons, and she coordinate them into her piano lessons.


      Dr. Ji has an active teaching studio since 2006 and she is now on the piano faculty at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of Arts Extension Division. Previously taught private and group lessons at New York University Steinhardt School as Adjunct Faculty, she has experiences in teaching young adults from beginning to advanced levels as well.


      Her student, Stacy Chen, won the second prize in the 2018 International Pittsburgh Piano Competition (High School Division).


     Bi-annual studio recitals will be held at the prestige New York Steinway Hall  (1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street). The Upcoming Winter 2019 Studio Recital will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1:30 pm.

Please Check Out Studio Recitals Gallery