Teaching and Private Lessons
In the private studio with Candace, there is a tremendous focus on independent and critical thinking to achieve a personal and relevant connection with music. From the youngest beginner to students preparing for college auditions, each student is pushed to observe their technique, listen to themselves and great artists with a critical ear, and find their own unique way of integrating sensation. Students participate in two recitals a year, and are given extra opportunities to participate in competitions, performance exams, summer festivals, and four hands chamber music with their studio-mates.
Private lessons are generally held at the home studio at the northernmost part of Manhattan, New York, which is also commonly known as Hudson Heights. Traveling to the home in Manhattan is also an option, but is scheduled very carefully. Because of the heavy emphasis on technique, Skype lessons are held on a case by case basis. If you are interested in lessons for your child, please reach out on our contact page, and read over the studio policy for pricing and studio rules. I ask that parents pay special attention to the policies on attendance and cancellations.
Studio Announcements/Student Achievements
Even more congratulations to Crescendo Music Festival 2020 winners!
Kassidy Chambers, second place
Darrow Julia O’Brien, third place
Livestream prize winners recital on Feb. 27, 2021
Congratulations to Triumph Music Festival 2020 First Prize winners, Zoe Waring and Ian Hsueh!
Nov. 23, 2020
Congratulations to Elite Music Competition 2020 Winners:
Zoe Waring, second prize
Ian Hsueh, second prize
Look for their live online recital on Feb. 7, 2021 at 1 PM
Congratulations to Vivian Mennecke-Calandra - for her Best Performance of a 20th Century Piece award and bronze medal in National Young Maestros' Competition. She will be performing in Merkin Hall in the fall!
Saturday February 8, 2020
Annual Winter Studio Recital -
Manhattan School of Music, Mikowsky Hall
Sunday December 15, 2019, 11:30AM
Congratulations to students Sean Shen and Zoe Waring for excellent performances at Pittsburgh International Piano Competition Winners Concert at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall!
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1:00PM
Winners for Pittsburgh International Piano Competition have been announced! Congratulations to the following students for their awards:
Children A Division:
Channing Sun, 3rd Place
Sean Shen, 3rd Place
Yongxian Ye, Honorable Mention
Children B Division
Zoe Waring, Honorable Mention
COVID-19 Lesson Protocol
Until further notice, all lessons will be held digitally via Zoom and video calling.
Student recording projects can be held in studio, with proper masking, hand washing, and social distancing.