99 Vista Montaña
San Jose, California | United States
Virginia holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Sociology from Cal State East Bay University (CA), a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from San Jose State University (CA), and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Bowling Green State University (OH). She studied with Dr. Gwendolyn Mok and Dr. Namik Sultanov at SJSU, and Dr. Solungga Liu at BGSU.
At SJSU, she had a great honor to not only studied closely, but also played on multiple extremely valuable historic keyboards. She was one of the winners of the French music competition in 2009 at SJSU, and as a result, she performed in the French Music Concert on an 1868 Erard Piano. She also performed on the Erard Piano in the Liszt Festival in 2012.
In her graduate studies, She received tuition scholarship for both 2012-13 and 2013-14. She was also the recipient of the 2013 Heidi Fern Clausius Music Scholarship, and she was one of the finalists of the 2013 Art Song Competition. She served as the Vice President of the OMTA (Ohio Music Teacher Association) Collegiate Chapter.
She specializes in building a solid foundation for young beginners in a unique way – through a huge variety of games, activities, and movements, her students not only learn efficiently and effectively, but also have a great time making music. She also occasionally compose music for her students. Virginia has been teaching since 2004, and has taught in numerous music schools in the past, which include Kids’ N Keyboard Music Center (CA), Cherry Kids’ Children Center (CA), Northern California School of Music (CA), Perrysburg Music Center (OH), and South Shore Conservatory (MA), as well as her own private studio.