Andrea Yau - Piano, Theory 

ARCT Performer's & Teacher's, B. Mus. Ed (U of T), Suzuki Certified Teacher (piano book 1)

Andrea Yau is a pianist and educator based in downtown Toronto. In teaching, she has 3 main goals: to inspire, provide expert instruction, and to bring joy to students through positive learning experiences.

She helps students of all ages and abilities discover (or rediscover) a passion in studying music, achieve top marks in Royal Conservatory of Music examinations and competitions, develop better cognitive and fine motor skills, and to gain exposure to different styles and genres of music. Her students have been working on several projects over the past few years including: practice challenges, music compositions, Canadian repertoire intensives, improvisation, and community outreach events in the greater Toronto community.

Besides teaching in the piano studio, Andrea is involved in several other activities: As a graduate student at the University of Ottawa's Piano Pedagogy Laboratory, she conducts research on various topics related to improving piano teaching and learning. Andrea also serves as secretary to the Central Toronto Branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association. When not teaching music, Andrea is an occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board, where she teaches Math, Writing, and Science. She has particular experience working with elementary school children from vulnerable neighborhoods who have behavioral or special needs.

Andrea is an avid fan of corny jokes. Her favourite piano joke is: “What’s the difference between a piano and a fish?”. “You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish!” Andrea welcomes students to share their favourite jokes and puns with her. She looks forward to working with CMC families and providing them with an enriching music experience!

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