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Master
Achille Peri University (IT), Mannes School of Music (US)
Teaching since 2010
English, Italian

Mrs Yau

Classical Guitar
Achille Peri University (IT), Mannes School of Music (US)
Professional field(s): Classical Guitar
Teaching language(s): English, Italian
Teaching since 2010

Mrs Yau is a classical guitarist, with more than 9 years of experience in teaching and performing, using different music methods and approaches, to express each student's potential at highest level.

She earned her Bachelor Degree and Master Degree (Hons) from "A.Peri" Music University in Italy, also working as Teacher Assistant for the Pre-Academic students.

She was also admitted with Scholarship at Mannes The New School for Music in New York, attending there an Academic semester in Guitar Performance, under the guidance of Maestro M.Newman.

Her Academic Studies also include an Advanced Course in Conducting, Advanced Course in Guitar Performance and University Course in Teaching Methods, involving subjects such as Pedagogy, Psychology and Didactics.

Mrs Yau has an extended teaching experience, working in State High Schools, Conservatory and Private Schools as well as Primary and Secondary State Schools, coaching students of different levels and background, preparing them for exams, admissions, competitions and recitals.

She's an experienced guitar player in both solo and Chamber music settings, performing in Italy, USA and Hong Kong. With more than 10 years of experience as a performer, since 2016 she's working on a guitar and voice duo project, with which she played in many concerts and competitions and her last chamber music project is based on her Master’s research thesis, on the work of Castelnuovo-Tedesco “Platero y Yo”, for guitar and acting voice, which started in February 2018 until now. She also did a one year service for the Italian Alpine Soldiers Choir as a conductor.

Mrs Yau also recently started a Guitar and Clarinet duo project with the final goal to record a debut Cd in 2021.

Mrs Yau attended Seminars and Masterclasses with teachers such as Laura Oltman, Gaelle Solal, Massimo Dalle Cese, Vladimir Mikulka, Vladislav Blaha, Antonio da Silva, Maurizio Colonna and so on.

Mrs Yau

Education

Master of Music Performance, Achille Peri University*

Majoring in Classical Guitar, graduated with first class honours

Bachelor of Music Performance, Achille Peri University*

Majoring in Classical Guitar

Advanced Course in Conducting, Achille Peri University*

Professor: Marco Boni

Advanced Course in Guitar Performance, Mannes the New school for Music, New York

Professor: Michael Newman

*Italian: Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali di Reggio Emilia e Castelnuovo Monti, sede Achille Peri

Performance Experience

Guitar and acting duo concert, Auditorium Masini, Italy 06.23.2018

Classical Guitarist

Guitar and voice duo concert in the home house of G.Verdi "Villa Verdi",Italy - 06.04.2017

Classical Guitarist

Guitar and voice duo concert, Salle (PE), Italy - 08.06.2016

Classical Guitarist

Solo recital, Palazzo Omozzoli, Italy - 05.17.2014

Classical Guitar Soloist

Trio concert at the Concert Hall, Mannes School of Music, New York - 12.10.2011

Classical Guitarist

Solo recital at the Concert Hall, Mannes School of Music, New York - 11.28.2011

Classical Guitar Soloist

Working Experience

Achille Peri University*, 2018

Assistant Teacher, Teaching assistant for pre-academic alumni for classical guitar and music theory teacher, solo and chamber music coaching

ITC Montebello Secondary State School 2016-2018

Classical Guitar and Music Theory Teacher, Music ensemble coaching

Liceo Ariosto Spallanzani State High School 2012-2016

Classical Guitar Teacher, Music Theory and Chamber music coaching

Dante Alighieri Private School 2013-2018

Classical Guitar Teacher

*Italian: Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali di Reggio Emilia e Castelnuovo Monti, sede Achille Peri

Video

Damien McCluskey: Dreamscape VI

Leo Brouwer: Etude no. 6 from "Estudios Sencillos"

Articles

Common Practice Guide

After many years of being a student first and a teacher after, we often noticed that in our every day practice we can make small mistakes that may slow us down or might not bring the best out of our music. With these short tips we tried to go through some of them, hoping it will help students (and not only!) in their daily practice.
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Live Tutorial

Mrs Yau provides live tutorial

Lesson

Classical Guitar

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$500 - $600$600 - $700$700 - $800
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Level:

All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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If the first lesson is affected by typhoon and rainstorm warning, M5 Music can assist both parties to reschedule the lesson.

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