Years of Experience and Proven Results
My Musical Journey
Lydia Yang is a collaborative & solo pianist and teacher based in Clayton area in Surrey. She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Music Degree. She is a RCM certified advanced piano specialist since 2017. Her persistent passion and love towards music has pursued her to continue her studying in piano performance that has been resulted her achievement in attaining ARCT Piano Performers Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in 2019. Lydia also has held a BC Registered Music Teachers Certificate since 2001. She is now a member of BCRMTA and CFMTA.
Lydia was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She started to learn piano when she was 6 years old. She immigrated to Canada with her family when she was 18 years old. Lydia continued her piano studying at Langley Community Music School under the instruction of Leslie Janos, a former faculty member of Trinity Western University, Vancouver Academy of Music, and Langley Community Music School. She entered UBC with receiving entrance scholarship after 2 years since she came to Canada. At UBC, Lydia received her piano and pedagogy training from well known pianists and educator Miranda Wong, Robert Rogers, David McCoy, and Alice Enn. She currently teaches at her private studio in Surrey and on the faculty of the Vancouver Comprehensive Music and Art School.
Having taught piano and music theory for approximately 20 years, Lydia enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. She is highly specialized in conservatory exam, university audition, and piano competition preparations. Lydia strongly believes in the importance of continuous learning and cultivating herself to be a successful and professional musician. She regularly attends major pedagogical seminars and conferences for enriching her musical knowledge and ongoing professional development. As a result of her continuous effort and commitment, her students routinely win awards and scholarship in piano competitions and get high marks on their conservatory examinations. Many of her students went to highly ranked universities in USA and Canada such as Berklee College of Music in USA, UBC, McGill, University of Toronto, University of Victoria, Capillano University, Kwantlen University, and Douglas College with entrance scholarship. Most of them have gone onto successful music career as educators and performers.
Lydia likes to share and communicate her love of music with her students through explaining the musical background of the piece and composer's life that they are learning. She offers well-organized and professional instruction to her students so that they are more easily to gain the highest possible level of achievement. Lydia strives to stimulate, nurture, and guides her students into discovering their passion and potential.