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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. TIME Magazine published an article, click here.


     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. 


     I believe that having a solid foundation is the key point to further studies and self-learning in the future. My lessons emphasize on improving pianistic techniques, developing musicianship and enjoying making music. Lessons are created through imagination, improvisation, story-telling, ear-training and sight-reading, performance and music appreciation. Demonstration (myself and recommended recordings) is necessary and essential, which helps students to understand more efficiently.

     I teach with great patience, encouragement, passion yet also disciplined about piano playing with bi-lingual instruction (English and Chinese). 

     Lessons are offered at Dr. Ji's home studio in suburb of Philadelphia (PA 19403) and Students' home at additional fee. Online teaching is ALSO available!

Teaching Artist

After two years of undergraduate studies at Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Dr. Ji continued her bachelor's studies in the United States and earned a doctorate degree (DMA). As a sought-after piano teacher, she creates an engaging and inspiring experience for students of any age and 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, Dr. Ji also offers music theory, music history, aural skills, sight-singing lessons, and she coordinate them into her piano lessons.


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

      Bi-annual studio recitals will be held at the prestige New York Steinway Hall and Jacobs Music in Philly. They both are beautiful venues, with an amazing instrument (a 9-feet Steinway D!). This is a great opportunity for the students to perform in a special space. To offer more performing experience, Dr. Ji also holds MONTHLY studio performance class at her home studio.

Please Check Out Studio Recitals Gallery

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