"Felicia is a very effective and passionate piano teacher. With her extensive knowledge and experience, she can make a quick assessment of her students' strengths and weaknesses. She can form a personalized learning plan for each of her students to improve faster and to achieve more. With her guidance, my son has improved his piano playing skills quickly in a short time. Her true passion also makes piano playing more enjoyable. Thanks Felicia! Wish we found you sooner!"
"My daughter's sight reading was poor before we knew Felicia. It took her several weeks to learn a piece of music. After she started to learn with Felicia, in less than two months, my daughter became such a fluent note-reader that she can learn several new songs in one week (not that kind of short simple music). Since then, it has been a routine for her to play new pieces of music to her class in school every week, while other kids are still playing the same simple song week after week. This made her very confident in school. Playing piano not only improves one's cognitive ability, it helps build strong positive personality and characteristics. Felicia's teaching method makes learning piano more enjoyable in a very efficient way!"
"Felicia - for our family - has been a member, not only a teacher. She uses her heart as well as unique methods to educate. My kids have been not only leaning piano, but learning how to become well-rounded, mentally and physically. The difference I witnessed is that my kids can concentrate and sight read much longer and efficiently, while doing other things. Thanks!"
"Our son Matthew has appreciated the joy of learning through Felicia’s teaching. She is patient, encouraging and stretches him to do better every lesson!"
My name is Christina Zhong, and I am in tenth grade at Edgemont High School. In my free time, I like to golf, read, or play music. Ever since I was little, music has been a large part of my life. The only difference throughout the years was what kind of a role music played in my life.
When I lived in Canada, piano class was a dreadful thing to me, since I didn’t necessarily love my teacher. She was strict, and painted music in a lifeless, colorless way. After I passed my 10th grade piano exam, playing piano became a thing of the past. This was true up until ninth grade, when I moved to New York, and when I decided to give piano another chance.
My new piano teacher, Felicia Zhang, opened a door to a different way of seeing music. For the first time in my life, I started to like piano. She showed me how there was more to music than just the ink on the paper. Because of her, I discovered that there was more to music than just practicing. I discovered a place in my mind where notes trickled over pebbles in a stream, where birds sang their hearts out, where wild horses thundered over open fields, and where chords billowed in the wind. Music was no longer something that I dreaded, but became something that I had grown to love.
I found true happiness in playing music.
It came to me that the happiness that one finds in playing music is something that nothing else can bring, and it is this happiness that I hope everyone can experience at least once in their lives. This is why my friend and I have founded Piano Village, a non-profit organization to bring this happiness to more people. We believe that everyone deserves to experience the exhilaration that playing music brings, and it is this exhilaration that we are working to spread. I hope that we could open at least a few more doors for a few more people, and to turn a few more frowns upside down through the sound of music.
- Christina Zhong, student