Teaching Methods and Philosophy
“Music is the universal language of mankind.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
About Yee-Ning Soong
From the first year and on, she participated in the National Guild Auditions, worked on various chamber repertoire with her peers, and competed and won various local solo and chamber music/ensemble competitions. She continued her studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and received degrees in Economics, Music–Piano Performance, and Classics.
In addition to teaching piano through her undergraduate studies, she started apprenticing under UMCP’s head piano technician Ming Li for piano tuning during her last year of college. After graduation, she continued her piano technician studies by working at PianoCraft–a piano rebuilding shop in Gaithersburg, MD. There she received a unique, hands-on education on the mechanical aspects of the piano while working with some of the most respected craftsmen in their fields.
Ning has since refocused her efforts on her teaching, collaborative, and solo career. She regularly accompanies several groups in the central Maryland area. She has performed in various venues with her trio, Opus 40. She is excited to be a founding member of the newly formed (2013) chamber ensemble, Severn River Piano Trio.
She has studied piano with Douglas Guiles, Mikhail Volchok, and Matthew Bachman in Maryland, USA.