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Hanyin Chen, Joyful Keys Studio

Gaithersburg, MD 20878 (map)

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About Me

Dr. Hanyin Chen is an active teacher, concert artist, church pianist, and accompanist in the metropolitan DC area. After earning a Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, I founded my piano teaching studio, Joyful Keys Studio, in Gaithersburg, MD, where I have guided many pianists along their musical paths since 2003. I am a member of the piano faculty at the Montgomery College and perform regularly through the eminent Friday Morning Music Club.

A native of Taiwan, I started my music training at age 4 with the Yamaha method. At age 8 and continuously till 18, I participated in an intensive music training program sponsored by the national government that was offered exclusively to certified “exceptionally gifted” students. I won top prizes in various young artist competitions and appeared in solo concerts and with orchestras. I continued my music training in the United States, starting at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, where I was a featured soloist in the Mozart Festival commemorating the bicentennial of Mozart’s death. At Indiana I received both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance in only five years, with the Highest Distinction.

For lessons and special offers, please contact my studio through my personal website: (contact me). or call (contact me).

My Musical Education Background

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in Piano Performance, University of Texas at Austin

Master of Music (M.M.) in Piano Performance, Indiana University at Bloomington

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Piano Performance, Indiana University at Bloomington

Ages 10 through 18, Government-Sponsored Music Program for the Certified Talented and Gifted, Taipei, Taiwan

Genres and Subjects Taught

Piano Performance, Music Theory

Classical genre and various popular styles, including jazz, gospel, and others

Lesson Rates

For special offers, please contact my studio through my personal website: (contact me) or call (contact me).

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Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Ages 3 to 70

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

My Musical Influences

Piano faculty member at the Montgomery College since 2009

Solo Performance Member of the Friday Morning Music Club since 2003, through which I perform regularly in public concerts throughout the DC metropolitan area

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Student Reviews

Germantown, MD

Our 8 year old son has been taking lessons from Dr. Chen for several months and we've seen a huge improvement in his knowledge and skill level. Dr. Chen is a patient teacher with a focus on truly mastering the foundations of piano. Our son is happy and excited at the end of each lesson and we are thrilled to have found a great teacher!

Gaithersburg, MD

I started piano in my later 40th and had 3 teachers previously before moved to Gaithersburg in March this year. I was lucky and be able to find an idea teacher through internet search. I have lessons with Dr Chen for about 3 months now. Dr Chen is very professional and teaches the right skills that I haven't had with my previous teachers. She is also flexible to meet individual needs and interests with adult. I really enjoyed our lesson and learn to play and step up, but don't feel stress. Thanks for her excellent works.

Rockville, MD

My daughter is 6 years old and has been taking piano lessons and music theory with Dr. Chen since April 2016. After trying other teachers, my daughter and I are so glad Dr. Chen came along. She is just brilliant, extremely professional, and has a quite impressive experience. She has taught my daughter so much in such short period and I love the discipline and sense of commitment to music she has helped my daughter develop. With every lesson, my respect and admiration for Dr. Chen only grow stronger. I truly believe she's by far the best piano teacher around and look forward to having her teaching my little one all the way.

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