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My Story

Maybe you've watched your child participate in a competition, eager and willing but unable to perform at their best due to a lack of a solid foundation.

 

I can relate to that feeling. I remember spending countless hours in the practice room when I was a kid, always the first to arrive and the last to leave. Yet, despite my dedication, I often felt frustrated when my efforts didn't translate into significant improvements during my piano lessons. I often wished I had access to the right information and support earlier in my piano study. 

As a young student, I often excelled during piano lessons,

but once I returned home, I'd struggle to retain nearly 90% of what my teacher had imparted in just one hour. My parents asked me to practice, but I could only recall fragments of what I'd learned. This inevitably led to disappointing results when I returned to my lessons, and I could sense my teacher's frustration, too.

This is a common challenge. Kids often struggle with practicing on their own, and practicing at home is different from taking lessons, and it's not always easy for them to bridge that gap.

 

As parents, you may have experienced the frustration of not being able to connect with the teacher between lessons or receive immediate feedback on your child's practice. 

 

As parents who care deeply about your child's success, you may also feel like you lack a community of like-minded individuals who understand your frustrations and can offer guidance on how to motivate and support your child's practice.

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These young musicians are at a crucial point where discipline and guidance can shape their path forward. Our goal is to empower them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive:

  • Imagine your child seamlessly playing in the ensemble that matches their age and skill level.

  • Picture them developing the art of practice, analytical thinking, and the flow of music.

  • Envision their enjoyment of the piano deepening as they discover the fascinating connection between music and science.

  • And what if the piano became not just an instrument but a tool to create a musical community, provide musical service, and truly understand and savor the world of musical arts?

  • Most importantly, envision your child owning their practice filled with confidence and purpose.

Efficiency is key to effective practice. I believe that every student deserves equal attention in both lessons and practice. A structured practice routine is your child's compass, guiding them through their musical exploration. 

 

Work smarter, not harder!

 

Furthermore, it's important to recognize that the connection between music and Science runs deep. Music enhances skills such as problem-solving, pattern recognition, and mathematical abilities. The discipline and precision required to master an instrument mirror the scientific process itself, fostering a mindset of inquiry and perseverance. Music also taps into the emotional and creative side of our brains, allowing for a holistic development that complements the logical thinking nurtured by science. 

 

I understand the frustration and discouragement that can arise from this cycle, not only for the students but for parents as well. 

 

What if there was a way to help your child succeed in piano playing? What if your child could have outstanding accomplishments on their resume?

  

Through the right guidance and practice techniques, your child can make the most of their practice time, ensuring consistent progress and ultimately achieving those moments of joy and accomplishment that we all cherish in my program.

 

I envisioned a world where every student could continue on a musical journey filled with discipline, joy, and transformative growth. It was a journey that went beyond the keys of a piano; it was a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression.

 

That's why I've created a unique 6-month innovative piano program that addresses these challenges head-on.

 

My program aims to eliminate toxic studying environments and address the time constraints caused by countless after-school activities. Remember, practicing correctly once is far more valuable than practicing the wrong way a hundred times.

 

If you want to see your child thrive and excel in their piano journey, and if you envision them achieving remarkable milestones in their future college applications, I invite you to book a call with me today. I'd love to discuss your child's journey on the piano and how our program can make a difference.

 

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"As a pianist, pedagogue, collaborator, and musician, music and arts are for everyone. Everyone can create beautiful music, enjoy all kinds of music, and advocate for classical music and the arts. 

My goal as a pianist is to engage my audiences in a musical journey. I want my audiences to be informed, enjoy, and learn from music selections during a performance. Therefore, the repertoire selections and musical delivery must be well thought-out, engaging, and contrasting as it serves as a journey for all audiences and performers- including myself. Furthermore, music has been a key element in human communication and its expressive nature. With this in mind, musical performances transcend us to a mere understanding of different feelings, events, and cultures worldwide.

As an educator and pedagogue, I focus on connecting my students to music by understanding the music's historical background, physical condition, and personalized technical concepts to help support their musical growth. It is also essential to establish a sense of discipline in the area. Not only will this support their journey as accomplished musicians, but this journey will allow them to connect these elements in their everyday life or future education." - Helena Aung 

Helena Aung is a pianist originally from Thailand. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Arkansas under the most esteemed pianist, Jura Margulis. Additionally, Aung received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma. She received a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the Glenn Korff School of Music, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, in December 2022. Aung is a passionate performer, collaborator, and a teacher. Aung won numerous Scholarship awards and competitions, such as the Yamaha Artist Scholarship, the Princess Galyani Vadhana Classical Music Foundation scholarship, Bangkok Chopin Piano Competition, Stella Boyle Scholarship, Cleo Cross Scholarship, Hixson-Lied Grant, among many others. Recently, Aung published a dissertation titled “Martin Bresnick’s Piano Compositions: An Analysis and Performance Guide” and worked closely with Martin Bresnick and Lisa Moore during the process.  As an active performer and collaborator, Aung appeared in numerous concerts in multiple cities in Thailand and the United States. Furthermore, Aung has a great passion for teaching. As a result, her students have won various awards from national and international competitions.

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