ABOUT zoe AS a...

as a student

 

Started piano at the age of 4, and violin at the age of 5. Since moving to Calgary from Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Zoe had been studying in the Mount Royal Conservatory. As a graduate of the Academy for Gifted Youth, Ms. Zoe continued her music studies at University of Calgary and earned her degree in Bachelor of Music, major in Violin Performance. Throughout the years, she had studied under Alla Magid, former CPO member; Bill van der Sloot, the renowned leader in the development of young artist; and Edmond Agopian, violin professor, famous conductor, and member of the U of C Quartet at University of Calgary.

Not only Ms. Zoe had developed well-rounded techniques of violin playing and musicianship, she also obtained various teaching aspects and skills from her teachers. Ms. Zoe had participated in numerous music activities such as recitals, concerts, rehearsals, symphonic orchestras, chamber ensembles, masterclasses, and Kiwanis Music festivals (now the Calgary Performing Arts Festival).

2013 May: The Julliard School

  • Starling-DeLays Symposium

  • ​teaching pedagogy and master classes with Itzhak Perlman

2010 - 2012: University of Calgary

  • Bachelor of Music, major in violin performance​

  • Senior Recital: April 2012

  • Junior Recital: February 2011

  • featured soloist with University of Calgary Orchestra

  • Undergraduate Nominated Award: XL 103 Newcap Awards in Music

2002 - 2010: Mount Royal University

  • Music Performance Diploma​

  • Graduation Recital: April 2010

  • Academy for Gifted Youth, Mount Royal Conservatory

  • Calgary Youth Orchestra

 

"Zoe has taught my daughter violin since she was 4.5 years old. She is excellent with children and is able to engage their attention and make the lesson fun, enjoyable and age-appropriate. I love that she is trilingual and that my child is also exposed to a different language during her lesson. It is clear that Zoe is a passionate, dedicated and exceptional teacher and musician!" - D. Luk

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as a teacher

 

Ms. Zoe started teaching since 2009. She found herself with great passion being a violin teacher. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, seeing the individual performance, and providing the best suitable instructions. Although specialized in Suzuki Method, Ms. Zoe also teaches RCM, Yamaha, traditional, and popular music.

 

Ms. Zoe is very patient, friendly, and professional with students and parents. She believes in open and consistent communications which could solve most of the potential issues that may arise from daily lessons, practices to future goals. Ms. Zoe treats her students' happiness and improvement as motivations for her in becoming a better teacher.

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2021 July: Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute

  • Violin Teaching Strategies with Joanne Melvin

2021 February: Elizabeth Faidley Pedagogy Workshop

  • 6 hours in 3 days of online training classes

  • violin pedagogy from Twinkle to the music business aspects

2020 October: Dr. Lin Yao Ji Violin Method

  • Certificate of Intermediate Training

  • Award of Excellent Teacher

2020 May: Dr. Lin Yao Ji Violin Method

  • Certificate of Introductory Training

  • Award of Excellent Teacher

2017 - 2018: Calgary Winter Club

  • Private violin & piano instructor

 

2016 July: Institut Suzuki Montréal

2016 July: Chicago Suzuki Institute

  • Violin Unit 3 Training Course

2015 - 2016: Grace Notes Music Academy

  • Private & group violin instructor

​2015 July: Institut Suzuki Montréal​

  • Violin Unit 2 Training Course

2014 July: Institut Suzuki Montréal

  • Every Child Can!​

  • Violin Unit 1 Training Course

2009 - Present: ZK Music Studio

  • Private and group violin instructions

  • Suzuki, RCM, Traditional

  • taught ages 2-70

2010 - 2013: Musica Academy, Yamaha Music School

  • Yamaha Certified Violin Instructor

  • Private and group violin instructions

  • Administrative staff

 

as a professional

 

I love my career as a private music teacher. I also enjoy playing for others just as much as I love teaching. I am an active musician in the local areas of Calgary and Edmonton, providing beautiful music to people at their special occasions. I have played at weddings, proposals, birthday parties, and also in senior homes celebrating Canada Day.

 

I always seek for opportunities to expand my musical experience, to learn more from other professionals, and to make contribution to the society. I am so appreciated to be in such an environment that there are lots organizations helping and guiding teachers and musicians through all kinds of questions they might have with their careers. 

in performance with Richard Clayderman

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2021

RCM Certified Violin Teacher

  • Elementary Violin

  • Intermediate Violin

2019

March: Dior Master Class

  • guest musician at Hudson's Bay Market Mall

 

2017

November: Moein the Iranian Singer

  • in performance at The Bella Concert Hall

October: Richard Clayderman

  • in performance at Jubilee Auditorium

Professional Affiliations

Other Volunteering / Working Experience:

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