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Qian Yoyo Liu

Founder, Piano

M.M. in Piano Performance The Ohio State University 

M.A. in Church Music Trinity Lutheran Seminary

B.M. in Piano Performance Capital University


The founder of DNA Music Academy is Qian ‘Yoyo’ Liu, owner of a very successful piano studio (Qian Yoyo Liu Piano Studio) which has served the Columbus area for more than 15 years. Her piano journey in the United States started in 2006 as a recipient of the Global Ambassador Award with a full scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University, then received the prestigious Fellowship from The Ohio State University for the Master of Music in piano performance.  Yoyo finished her second Master's degree in Church Music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 2014. 

A winner of many competitions, including first place OMTA/Graves Young Artist Division, the Karen Jeanne Foster Keyboard Performance Award, the Presser Foundation Award and third place of Women in Music. Yoyo has won many concerto competitions and performed with many symphonies including the Concerto Competition of Capital University and performed with Capital Symphonic Winds, the concerto competition at OSU School of Music and the same year performed as the featuring soloist with the OSU Symphony Orchestra that was featured on WOSU Classical 101. 


Yoyo is an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) where she volunteers for numerous community music events and competitions including serving as a judge for the district festival in 2015 and Federation Festival in 2018. She was the co-chair of the OMTA/Graves Piano competition in 2019.  Yoyo’s students have won prizes at various competitions and festivals, including OMTA/Graves Piano Competition, CMTA Achievement Awards and Piano Day Competition at Capital University. Her students have also participated in the Piano Guild Auditions, receiving excellent grades since 2014.

High standards and a persistence of excellence has made her studio stand out among others. Yoyo strives to help each student achieve their full potential in music by participating in judicial events but also believes in the power of learning to play music to help enrich their lives. Yoyo believes the role of a piano teacher is not just an educator but a mentor and life coach to students.
 It has always been a dream for Yoyo to have her own music school so that she could promote her teaching philosophy and train new generations of students and teachers who share the same goals and, for teachers, a passion for teaching.

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