Piano - Associate
Dr. Molin Wang received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She completed her Professional Performance Certificate at Lynn University Conservatory of Music and has her Master of Music degree in piano performance from Northern Illinois University. In 2016, she earned her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During her doctoral study at UIUC, she chose piano pedagogy as her minor, and focused on both college level and elementary/early childhood levels of piano teaching.
As an experienced piano teacher, Dr. Wang had served as piano faculty at the Preparatory School of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and the Piano Department of Shanghai Youth and Children’s Education Center. She has been teaching piano to students of different ages and levels for over 10 years. Many of her students have won numerous national and international piano competitions held in the United States and Asia. She designed and conducted a piano fairy tale concert series, “Animal Carnival”, which was performed successfully by her students at the Shanghai Music Hall.
Molin has given solo recitals and chamber performances throughout the United States and China. Her musicianship has been recognized in many competitions and music festivals, including Florida BYRD Piano Ensemble Competition, Northern Illinois Concerto Competition, Kawai China Piano Competition, Florida Atlantic International Piano Festival, Shanghai International Piano Festival, and Xi’an International Piano Festival. Her repertoire encompasses a wide range of works including composers from the Baroque to the present.
Teaching Philosophy: My goal as a music educator is to help my students to progress the best of their musical potential, to achieve their goals, and to build a life-long appreciation of music making. I believe it is my responsibility to support and challenge my students, and to develop their confidence and individual working ability throughout our pianistic journey together. In my classroom, my objective as a teacher is to motivate my students to develop their own learning interest and critical thinking. Particularly, my teaching plan is always concerned on my students’ level and interests, and I periodically re-evaluate their learning progress and adjust accordingly. Looking back on my own piano learning experiences, I greatly value the supportive and caring relationship between teachers and students. I believe that clear, open communication with both students and their parents is the key element in helping my students to enjoy and persist in their music study.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
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