YU-SUI ESTHER HUNG, DMA
"Some people think of music as a privilege of a selected elite group. Whether true or false, privilege or not, I’m just extremely thankful to have music as a huge part of my life, and am passionate about sharing it with the world. ”
About Dr. Hung
Dr. Hung joined the faculty at VanderCook in 2006 after teaching piano, theory, and musicianship at the University of Cincinnati and Temple University. She received her doctor of musical arts in piano and theory from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, her master of music degree in piano at Temple University, and her bachelor of fine arts degree in piano and clarinet from National Taiwan Normal University. A chamber music enthusiast, Dr. Hung performs frequently as a solo, collaborative, and orchestral pianist, and has appeared in major concert venues throughout the U.S. and her native Taiwan, collaborating with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association and its regional chapters, as well as Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
Life at VanderCook
I am one of the piano instructors you may work with as a piano student at VanderCook. In our weekly private lessons, we will address the standard performance repertoire, build up your technical ability, and expand your musicality. At the same time, you will learn practical issues about subjects including choral, vocal, and instrumental accompaniment, as well as piano pedagogy. You may also have the opportunity to teach a piano class in our piano lab and accompany lessons and performances for your fellow schoolmates. Beyond your classes, you will have many opportunities to perform in various ensembles, either as a pianist or on your secondary instrument, because we believe performance skills are crucial to your training as a music educator. Our small classes and supportive environment ensure you will receive individualized attention and will feel a part of a community. As a student here, you will be surrounded by others who share your passion for music. We hope you will join us.
Are you thinking about becoming a music teacher? If so, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about teaching music. I'd also love to chat with you about what VanderCook has to offer and what you can expect if you choose to study piano here. Feel free to contact me at yhung@VanderCook.edu for more information.