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Grand Piano

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

Bio

The founder of DNA Music Academy is Qian ‘Yoyo’ Liu, who is a pianist and an educator with 15 plus years of experience. 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.

Academy Policies and Pricing (Queen Creek, Arizona)

No long term contracts, tuition is monthly billed automatically for your conveniece!

Tuition

30 MINUTE WEEKLY LESSONS

$180 MONTH

45 MINUTE WEEKLY LESSONS

$270 MONTH

60 MINUTE WEEKLY LESSONS

$360 MONTH

  1. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at initial sign-up.

  2. Trial Lessons are restricted to one lesson per student, per teacher (i.e you can try more than one teacher, but not have several Trial Lessons with the same teacher). Trial lessons are available for more than one instrument/teacher and are available for a $35 fee.

  3. Tuition is a flat monthly fee and includes one weekly lesson with your instructor.

    • Most months, there will be four lessons per month. Some months, five lessons will be included. 

    • Occasionally, observance of major national holidays (New Year’s Eve , Christmas Day,  and Thanksgiving) will mean only three lessons are included.

    • DNA Music Academy recitals will replace any lessons already scheduled on that day.

  4. Tuition payment is due on the first day of every month.

    • After the fourth day of each month, a late fee of $25 will be applied to the student’s account.

  5. Tuition can be paid by credit card or through automatic debit payment through your www.DNAMusic.Academy Student Portal. DNA Music Academy strongly encourages using the Auto-Pay feature to prevent any late payment fees.

  6. In the case that tuition must be prorated, the total fee will be divided by the number of lessons possible in that month, then multiplied by the number of lessons taken. 

    • For example, a new student registers for 30-minute lessons each Monday. They enroll in the middle of a month with four Mondays and will only receive two lessons. $180 divided by the four (4) weeks comes out to $45, which then multiplied by two weeks, results in an invoice of $90. If they enroll in the middle of a month with five Mondays and will only receive two lessons. $180 divided by the five (5) weeks comes out to 36, which then multiplies by two weeks, result in an invoice of $72.

Additional educational materials (books, accessories, supplementary lessons) are not included in monthly tuition.

Attendance

Students should attend their weekly lessons regularly and punctually.

 

  1. Students are expected to be on time for their lessons.

    • Students who are late without notice cannot be guaranteed their lesson time.

  2. No refunds and/or account credits will be provided for missed lessons.

 

Make-up lessons

  1. A make-up lesson will be provided only if more than 24 hours’ notice of absence is given (even in cases of illness).

    • Make-up lessons must be scheduled with the teacher, and are dependent on teacher availability. 

    • Make-up lessons must be taken within 30 days of the absence.

    • Students can only qualify for a maximum of two make-up lessons at a time. Any additional absences do not qualify for a make-up lesson.

    • Make-up lessons can be taken in-person, online, or given as a pre-recorded instructional video from your teacher.

  2. In the case of a teacher’s absence, a make-up lesson will be issued to the student or a credit will be issued to the student’s account, based on the discretion of DNA Music Academy.

Termination

  1. Students should provide 30 days’ notice before the first of the month to terminate lessons with their teacher.

    • Termination will be effective the next month tuition is due, and the student will not be charged.

    • Students have the right to attend any/all lessons that have already been paid for after submitting the termination notice.

    • DNA Music Academy does not provide tuition refund for any unattended lessons after termination notice. No exceptions.

    • Students have the right to withdraw termination notice at any time.

      • Resuming lessons with the same teacher and/or at the same time cannot be guaranteed.

  2. DNA Music Academy teachers reserve the right to terminate lessons with any student.

    • Prorated tuition will be refunded to the student.

Terms and Conditions

  1. DNA Music Academy, its officers, and its staff are not responsible for providing student supervision before or after lessons.

  2. Students and/or legal guardian(s) assume all risk of injury or harm associated with participation in musical activities at DNA Music Academy. 

    • In the unlikely event of injury sustained by a student during or as a result of participation in musical activities at DNA Music academy, students and/or legal guardians agree to release, indemnify, defend, and forever discharge DNA Music Academy officers and staff from all liability, claims, demands, damages, costs, and expenses.

  3. Unless otherwise requested in writing, DNA Music Academy is granted permission to take and use photographs and videos of students for use in promotional materials such as but not limited to brochures, advertisements, social media posts, and websites created by DNA Music Academy.

    • Permission is also hereby granted for DNA Music Academy to copyright such materials in its name.

 

*The above terms, policies, and conditions are effective upon student enrolment.

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