Yurong "Ria" Yang (apprentice 3) holds a Master of Music degree in piano solo performance from Northern Illinois University. Now she is working on her second master degree in piano accompanying, as well as Performer’s Certificate at NIU with Professor William Goldenberg. As a graduate assistant, she serves as an instructor of a college level group piano class at NIU. In addition, she works as an accompanist of NIU Community School of Arts (CSA) Children’s Choir. Ria is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Illinois Music Teacher Association (ISMTA).