Welcome our new Cello instructor

Fan Zeng

Fan will soon hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance from the
University of South Carolina. She got full scholarship and Assistantship for both
her Master and Doctor studies. She has performed with several professional
orchestras, but her passion is always about teaching. She has more than 10
years teaching experiences and because she switched from the violin to cello
when she was young, so she can really understand and help students who want
smoothly to transit to cello study. Teaching is about providing knowledge and
helping students to develop to their full potential, so she will walk through every
step with the student to help them achieve their own goals.

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Welcome our new Violin instructor

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Gyusun Han

Han has been teaching students privately about 15 years. She began playing violin at six, after she attended her sister’s violin recital. Han is very passionate about chamber music, so she has been participated in several chamber music festivals and recitals all over the country. 

Han loves to communicate with students, talk about their concerns and lead them to be health in mentally and physically. She is very excited to meet new students from DNA!

Welcome our new Piano instructor

Elias Blake

Elias has been studying piano for about 18 years and is currently working on his Bachelor of Music in piano performance at Capital University. He particularly enjoys playing music by Romantic composers like Liszt. He loves teaching students of all ages and ability levels, and has a lot of experience working with students under the age of six. He is very excited to begin teaching for DNA!

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Welcome our new Flute instructor

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Lauren Edwards

Lauren Edwards has been teaching flute lessons for five years, and enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities! She loves performing with woodwind chamber groups, symphony orchestras, and jazz combos. She is excited to bring her skills from her Master's studies at Ohio University, back home to Columbus!

Welcome our new Drum set instructor

Adam Hoffman

Welcome Adam Hoffman to our DNA Music Academy team. He is our new drum set instructor that has been playing for over 18 years, and performing professionally for over twelve of them. Adam is an incredible instructor for beginners and professionals alike, ready to learn any style of music. Welcome to the DNA team, Adam!

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Student of the Month

Congratulations to Angie Feng, she participated in the CMTA Achievement Awards representing DNA Music Academy. Angie won the Intermediate 2nd place piano award 🥈. Angie has studied piano for a little over 4 years with Mrs. Qian Yoyo Liu (founder/director of DNA Music Academy). She loves playing the piano, dancing and reading. Her favorite composer is Debussy.

Teacher of the Month

Wei-Yi Sun is on our piano faculty. She is going to graduate with her Doctoral in piano performance from The Ohio State University. She recently won the “Gold Medal Award” from Forte International Music Competition on February 9th 2020 and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Congratulations!

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Welcome our new Piano instructor

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Timothy Ledger

Please welcome our new piano instructor, Dr. Timothy Ledger! He will bring his impressive experience as a performer, scholar, and teacher to DNA Music Academy this summer. Tim’s students have seen a range of success in competitions, examination programs, universities, and non-musical endeavors. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an established artist, a retiree or a young child, Tim can help you in your musical journey!

Welcome our new Guzheng Tutor

Cathy Huang

Please welcome our new Guzheng Tutor, Cathy Huang! Cathy started to learn Guzheng at the age of 10 and has been playing Guzheng for over 13 years! She specializes in teaching beginner and intermediate level students. DNA is pleased to now have a separate tutor track! The position is brand new. The tuition price is half of a regular teacher which makes learning this new instrument even more accessible.

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