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Music Lessons

At HCPS we are constantly connecting students interested in learning piano with teachers at every level.  We do this by taking in specific requests and pairing students with specific teachers that fulfill there needs.  If you are interested in a lesson, please scroll down below for the teachers list.

Music Lesson Subsidy Program

The Office of the Arts at Harvard has a music lesson subsidy program where students are able to have lessons provided by the Office of the Arts.  For more details, please visit their website: http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/support/mlsp.php

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Interested in giving lessons and also expanding your teacher network to the Harvard Community? Please fill out this form, or email us at harvardpiano@gmail.com.


Piano Teacher List


Name: Lloyd Chen

Year: Class of 2017

Email: lloydchen@college.harvard.edu

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Genre: Classical

Rate: $25-30

Resume:    14 years of performance experience

Experience accompanying violin, cello, clarinet, oboe, hand bell choir, and choir

Played at Hopkins’ Academic Convocation introducing Condoleezza Rice; solo concert at Oronoque Village as part of the Youth Summer Series

Taught 2 elementary school age kids to read and play music for 8 months

Substitute organist for both First Church of Christ and Orange Congregational Church

First place at Renee B. Fisher High School Competition for Young Pianists and Best Performance of Commissioned Work

First place at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Bridgeport Carlson-Horn Concerto Competition, Hamden Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and New Haven Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition

2010 Merit Award for Piano Recipient, awarded for dedication and exemplary performance


Name: Auburn Lee

Year: Class of 2017

Email: auburnlee@college.harvard.edu

Level: Intermediate or Advanced

Genre: Classical

Rate: $~20

Resume:    Played piano for 14 years, taught for one, and studied theory/composition/analysis for six.

Masterclasses with Jeffrey Kahane, Aspen Music Festival; Nelson Della Vigne, International Certificate for Piano Artists; Elisabeth Pridonoff, Schmidbauer International Competition; Stephen Hough, International Piano Festival; Seymour Lipkin, Da Camera Mentors in music; Stephen Kovacevich, International Piano Festival

Recent awards: Grand Prize, Fidelity Future Stage Young Artist Competition; 2nd, Junita Miller Concerto Competition; 1st, Baylor/Waco Piano Competition; 1st, Schmidbauer International Young Artist Competition; 2nd, Thousand Island International Piano Competition; 2nd, The Seattle International Piano Competition; 1st, The Slav Music International Piano Competition, France; 1st, American Protege International Piano and String Competition

Recent performances: Clayton Opera House Carnegie Hall (Weill) Cortot Hall Harris Concert Hall (Aspen, CO) Miller Theatre (Houston, TX)


Name: Victoria Lin

Year: Class of 2017

Email: vlin01@college.harvard.edu

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Genre: Classical

Rate: $~25

Resume:    Student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) Preparatory Division; Private studies with John McCarthy, Director Emeritus of the SFCM Preparatory Division and Shu-Ju Black, former pianist in residence for the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Chamber music program, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division

Summer Music West chamber music program, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

4th place, Open Solo, United States Open Music Competition; Advanced Level (Level 10), Certificate of Merit, Music Teachers’ Association of California; Finalist, Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California International Youth Music Competition; 1st  place, Western Regional California State Talent and Performing Arts Competition; Double Grand Champion, Western Regional California State Talent and Performing Arts Competition


Name: Lucy Nam

Year: Class of 2017

Email: Lucynam@college.harvard.edu

Level: All

Genres: All

Rate: $25-30

Resume:    Years played piano: 1998-Current Year

Syllabus completed: 2008

Years participating in piano competitions: 2003-2009

Years accompanying other choirs, singers and instrumentalists: 2008-Current


Name: Joseph Winters

Year: Class of 2020

Email: jwinters@college.harvard.edu

Level: Beginner

Genres: Classical

Rate: $20

Resume: Began piano studies at age 6

American College of Musicians Paderewski Medal recipient, High School Diploma in Social Music recipient, National Guild National Guild Honors Recipient seven consecutive years

Worked four years playing background music in a restaurant


Name: Christine Xu

Year: Class of 2017

Email: christinexu@college.harvard.edu

Level: All, but preferably intermediate or advanced

Genre: All, but preferably classical

Rate: $25-40

Resume:    Began piano studies at age of 6

Won Norwalk Youth Symphony Concerto Competition; guest soloist of Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic’s 2011 spring concert

Laureate of the American Fine Arts Festival, performed at Carnegie Hall

First prizes for Ellen Spivak Chopin Piano Award, the Juliet Shaw French Piano Award, and J. S. Bach Piano Award.

Featured pianist for the “Leon Tec Showcase for Outstanding Young Musicians;” Gold Cup by the Young Musicians Festival for obtaining the highest ratings in the most advanced categories for three consecutive years

Cellist in the WHS Symphonic  Orchestra, CMEA Western Region High School Concert Festival, and NYS Principal Orchestra at Carnegie Hall