Each faculty member of Vienna Music has trained within professional music conservatories within their specialized disciplines. They are not only experienced, but also patient and passionate about music education.
Marianela, a native of Panama, received her bachelors degree in Music from the University of Panama, completed her master’s degree in Higher Education from Americana University in Panama and her master’s degree in Classical Piano from CUNY, where she studied with Professor Alison Deane. She has participated as a soloist and collaborative performer in the International Keyboard Institute &Festival at The Mannes School in NYC, where she received master classes from Alexander Kobrin and Yuan Cheng. She is now part of the dynamic duo, Manhattan Encore. As a teacher, Marianela pays special attention to students’ individual learning abilities and their relationships to music in everyday life. She has more than ten years of experience teaching a wide age range in private and group settings both in Spanish and English.
Native Chicagoan, Sarai Buchanan has earned her Master of Arts in Piano Performance from the City College of New York, where she studied with Alison Deane. She has also studied with New York-based pedagogue, Genya Paley. She holds an undergraduate degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Ms. Buchanan has taught private and group piano classes in Chicago since 2005, and in New York since 2011. As a soloist and collaborative artist, Sarai has appeared at several international music festivals including the International Music Academies in Italy and Germany (2011), and the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy (2012-13). Additionally, she has performed at New York’s Merkin Hall and Shephard Recital Hall through the City College of New York, where she has participated in chamber and solo recitals.
Yuntiao Gao, a holder of Master’s Degree in Music Composition from LIU Post. She received her bachelor degree from Shenyang Music Conservatory of China. During her studies in China, she received the top scholarship for four consecutive years and the Excellent Student Award when she graduated. She has been playing the piano for 19 years, and teaching for 5 years. As a pianist, she has had opportunities to be associated with other college/conservatory musicians in chamber groups, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and jazz combos. she has honed her music theory, performance, technical skills and gained competency in combining her musical skill with peers. As a music teacher, she is experienced, patient, passionate and professional. All her students passed the NYSSMA Exam from Grade 3-6, and ABRSM Exam.
Chang Liu was introduced to music when she began piano lessons at nine years old. Desiring to benefit from the advanced music education abroad, she applied for and got accepted by the University of Central Oklahoma as a piano performance major, studying under the guidance of Dr. Chindarat Charoenwongse and master classes with Dr. Valery Kuleshov. In 2014, her expressive and emotional interpretations won the OMTA competition in Oklahoma. Apart from having solo performances, she was also a member of the LOCh Trio, a clarinet, viola and piano trio. Throughout her college life, she held a variety of jobs that have provided her with experiences interacting with communities and teaching. She believes love is the ingredient of teaching and is dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams.
As a classical pianist, Vivian Chen started to play the piano when she was three years old. She studied with famous musicians and teachers in China. Vivian Chen graduated with honors and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Macau, China. She went to Germany to studied piano in 2013. She earned a MA in piano performance from Long Island University C.W.Post. Upon graduation she qualified as a soloist. She has been playing the piano for more than 20 years, and teaching for 4 years. She is a patient, passionate and professional music teacher. Vivian’s emphasis is that piano is just a key to open the door of music world. Being a good musician is more important than being a good piano player.
Youngeun Kim started her musical life when she was five. Since then she joined numerous musical festivals and won several prizes. After receiving a music performance degree from college, she continued her study in the U.S. for Music Education. She knows a good musician is not always a great educator. She completed her study at NYU for her master's degree in music education. And now not only she have have numbers of performances but she also teaches music. She emphasizes the importance of education as education is the major factor of a person’s future and further more of the future of oneself.
She received bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and master’s degree in Maness, receiving numerous awards and scholarships. After coming to the U.S., Ms. Ho studied with renowned musicians: Donald McInness, Michael Tree, Daniel Panner. She has given solo, chamber, and orchestral performances at The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Carnegie Hall and in various festivals: Music Academy of the West, Pacific Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Festival. She has served as Principal Viola at Juilliard Orchestra, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Ms. Ho is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University as a full-scholarship recipient under C. J. Chang, the Principal Viola of Philadelphia Orchestra.
Guitarist/Composer/Educator Chris Takita studied at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music where he was trained to be proficient in many styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, and World music. His Notable instructors include Mick Goodrick, Wayne Krantz, and David Fiuczynski. Upon graduating from Berklee, he quickly established himself as a multi-instrumentalist playing Bass, Keyboard, Mandolin, and Ukulele in addition to performing mainly on Guitar, for many different theatre productions, film/tv work and touring groups. Chris specializes in teaching both improvisation and written music to diversify and balance his students in building the necessary skills to perform solo and various different ensemble settings.
Daniel was born and raised in NYC. Coming from an eclectic background, he began playing folk and rock n roll music in his teenage years. A student of Bill Zito, Mr. Moreno has a strong foundation in the classical guitar finger style technique. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Adelphi University, he has experience performing in classical ensembles alongside orchestral musicians. Founder of Adelphi Early Music Club, he is also a lutenist accompanying singers, performing solo with other instrumentalists. Through the teaching program at Adelphi, he has taught music courses to high school and elementary students. Mr. Moreno is a working musician performing in Long Island and NYC.
Ms. Angielczyk began studying music at the age of three, enrolling in the Suzuki Music School for violin under Larisa Broverman. A year later she studied with Michelle Jordan at the Center of Preparatory Studies in Music. Then, she studied violin with Jonathan Weber. At CPSM, she decided to take on French horn lessons with Dr. Kristin Mozeiko. She participated in NYSSMA annually, auditioned for All-State, and was selected as an All-State Alternate on horn. Presently, she is studying horn performance under renowned soloist, David Jolley and received the S. Novack Scholarship at the Aaron Copland, and participates in such groups the Queens College Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Peress, and Chamber Orchestra, led by Charles Neidich.
Coloratura Soprano, Xi Lyu- She performed as a soloist in Time square 2017 New Years’ Eve. She also performed in the off-Broadway show "Giovanni The Fearless" this May 2017. In 2016, She also Performed in Carnegie Hall as Frasquita. She won Grand Champion of CCTV (China Youth) Talent Show Contest East Coast Division U.S.A. She is also a bilingual Vocal and Piano teacher. One of her students was accepted by LaGuardia arts high school. Also, she is working for two music studios and one music language program called bilingual birdies. Opera Roles: Silberklang (Der schauspieldirektor) , Dorinda(Orlando), Olympia(TheTales of Hoffman), Christine(Phantom of the Opera). She Performed at a Chamber Music concert by singing aria “Ah vour dirai je maman” with piano and Flute accompanied and duet of "Chanson Espagnole" with another soprano in the May 2015 at Provincetown Theater. In 28th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, She performed with orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory of Music as Chen bai Lu in Sunrise, an original musical.
Alix started playing the flute at the age of nine. She has studied with Jan McDonald and Wendy Stern. Ms. Smith has continuously participated in NYSMMA, was selected to participate in the All-State Symphony Orchestra in 2013, and selected as the winner of the Long Island Flute Club High School Competition in 2014. Also, she was selected and participated in both the Tanglewood Flute Workshop and the Oberlin Conservatory Flute Institute. She has Master Class experience with these artists: Jasmine Choi, Emanuel Pahud, Bart Feller, Jeanne Baxstresser, Ian Clark, Raffaele Trevisani and Keith Underwood. Presently, she is studying flute performance at the Aaron Copland School under the guidance of Judith Mendenhall, received the S. Novack Scholarship, and participates in such groups as the Queens College Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Peress, and Chamber Orchestra, led by Charles Neidich.
Melissa began her musical studies on piano at the age of four before learning the flute at seven. As a student at Juilliard Pre-College with Dr. Bradley Garner, she was a finalist in the 2013 National Flute Association High School Soloist’s Competition and awarded the Frances Blaisdell National Flute Association Convention Scholarship. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from BU under Renee Krimsier and is continuing her graduate studies at the Mannes School of Music with Judith Mendenhall. She performed with Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, Smetana Hall in Prague, and Berliner Philharmonie in Germany. She believes music lessons teach students not only a skill, but also diligence and perseverance. Her hope is for all students to find joy and share the beauty of music.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Tal has taught at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, Haverford College, Play on, Philly!, and the Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program, directed by Anthony Tidd. Tal has been a finalist for the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer’s award multiple times and was awarded the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2014. He holds a Bachelor's degree in music from Temple University and a Master's in music from University of the Arts in May 2016.
Music lessons are provided to accommodate students of all ages and levels.
We pay great attention to students and communicate with parents regarding a student’s learning progress.
Students receive full attention from instructor from one-on-one professional music training. Explore the limitless possibilities and where talents are born.
*For students preparing to take the ABRSM exams*
The course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to read and write music notations, and to understand, analyze the theory of classical music.
Convenient location on Bell Boulevard in Bayside, Queens; easy transit between the communities of Queens and Long Island.
Located adjacent to the Bayside LIRR Station, also accessible through transportation on the Q31 and Q13 at Bell Blvd. and 41 st Ave stop.
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