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    Future Stars Today

    2017 Simon Fiset Competition

    2nd — Jonathan Staley; 3rd — Shichu “David” Liu

    2017 NW Chopin Festival

    Gold — Shichu “David” Liu; Silver — Robert Yee

    2016 Outstanding Artist

    1st — Robert Yan; 2nd — Jonathan Staley; 3rd — Shichu (David) Liu

    2016 Crescendo Int’l

    1st — Nile Camai, Nicholas Chin, Travis Lee, Angela Lin, Shichu (David) Liu, Caroline Oei, Catherine Oei, Ivan Penev, Annika Renganathan, Rebecca Sun

    2016 American Protégé

    1st — Arthur Yan; Robert Yan
  • Dr. Laura Jeon (Piano, Theory)

    Laura Jeon, piano, theoryDr. Laura Jeon is a piano soloist, collaborative pianist, teacher, and also a certified Andover Educator. She has studied Body Mapping and the Coordinate Movement Program for Pianists, which specializes in assisting injured pianists. She was a Teaching Assistant of the Coordinate Movement Program for Pianists and Body Mapping classes at Portland State University (OR). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from University of Rochester at Eastman School of Music (NY), her Master’s degree in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory (MA) and her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree under the guidance of Dr. Robin McCabe, and Theory Certificate under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Bernard at the University of Washington School of Music.

    She was the recipient of many awards and honors including the Howard Hanson Scholarship, George Eastman Scholarship, Piano Departmental Award (Carol Frank Clement), Highest Performance Award (Charles W. Kennett), New England Conservatory Merit Award, New England Conservatory Collaborative Piano Award, Mortar Board Scholarship, Johnson Memorial Scholarship, and Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and was chosen as Lead Teaching Assistant during her university studies.

    Dr. Laura Jeon incorporates a well balanced foundation with technique and musicianship in her piano teaching. Because she believes that these two factors can lead to the most solid learning process and with the right learning process, one can better achieve a final product. She values music education because of the various elements it can teach to students. The student in Dr. Jeon’s studio can learn how to be patient with themselves as they learn music as well as the discipline of practice and the various techniques one may employ. In addition, students can learn how to express their feelings, and during this process, the teacher can guide students in finding their inner ability or talent. Music is not about teaching only the notes and the rhythm; but she strongly believes that teacher should give something that each student can hold onto which can enrich their life forever.

    Additional Languages Spoken: Korean