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Ruth Shyu Piano Studio

Live the joy of music

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Studio Offerings

Welcome to Ruth Shyu Piano Studio

A joyful place for engaging and inspiring piano lessons in Cerritos, California

Private Lessons, Performance Workshops and Recitals

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The studio's core study program consists of weekly private piano lessons complemented with periodic performance workshops and an annual studio recital to sharpen students' performing skills.

Qualified students have opportunities to participate in additional recitals.

Piano Examinations and Competitions

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Piano exams and competitions are important milestones on a student's journey of piano study.  The studio works with ABRSM, CM and RCM exams.

Students of the studio have access to various competitions, including all MTAC competitions.

Musicianship Training

Music Theory

Competent piano performance requires the integration of knowledge and skills in many areas.  The studio offers instructions/coaching on music theory, sight reading, ear training, and improvisation.

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Meet the Teacher

Ruth Shyu

Ruth is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (summa cum laude).  She is well versed in classical and jazz piano.  She began teaching piano professionally in 2001.  Her students have won prizes and honorable mentions in MMTA's Judged Festival and Bay State Piano Contest, in MTAC's Sonata-Sonatina Festival and Winter Solo Festival, in NEPTA's Middle School Competition, and in Cerritos Yamaha Music School's Annual Competition.  Her students have consistently garnered high marks on piano exams.

Ruth is a current member of MTAC, MTNA, and ASCAP.  She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Ruth takes the long view with her students.  The primary goal of her teaching is to instill in them a deep, life-long love for music.  To do this, she follows three basic principles: to provide motivating repertoire, to be non-compromising on building a firm foundation, and to be a caring mentor and coach for her students.

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See the Studio

A place with a quality instrument and a good collection of study material

The studio is equipped with a regularly tuned Yamaha C2 (Conservatory Series) grand piano and a sizable library of piano music.  Students can borrow books and CD's from the studio's library as needed.

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Hear it from the students and parents

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Thank you for your heart and passion for teaching piano, and for the way you inspire your students to excellence. This is, of course more than about piano - it is about growth, art, beauty, and character. You exemplify all of these, and your students recognize that. It is gratifying to see them learn those things from you.

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Start living the joy of music today!

Get in touch to ask any question or to book a no-obligation trial lesson to find out more about learning with Ms. Shyu

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