Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Hsiu-Jung (Sherry) Hou began playing the piano at the age of five. She received her B.M. from the National Taiwan Normal University with Chia-Wei Chung, with the high honor of winning the YAMAHA piano award. She earned her M.M. and DMA degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan under Christopher Harding.
Hsiu-Jung enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and a piano teacher. As a soloist, Hsiu-Jung has obtained prizes at several competitions, including National Taiwan Normal University Concerto Competition, MTNA Michigan Performance Competition, and Seattle International Competition. She also enjoys participating in music festivals and accumulates many performance experiences. Recent highlights include performances such as the lecture recital on “The Theme of Childhood” in University of Michigan, the concerto performance with Ann Arbor Symphony and the guest recital in Seattle International competition. As an active chamber musician, her performances include: International Music Conference in Bejing, Salzburg International Summer Academy Recital, and many chamber and duo concerts in Ann Arbor. Hsiu-Jung deeply enjoys sharing the stage with great artists, as chamber music allows musicians to learn from each other, potentiate each other, and ultimately enjoy together.
As a music teacher who has been teaching for almost 10 years, Hsiu-Jung Hou is a warm, friendly, professional piano instructor who creates a welcoming atmosphere for students. Her teaching philosophy is that all children are unique and have something special that they can bring to their own education. Hsiu-Jung enjoys inspiring students' imagination, stimulating students' potential, and helping students find joy and love when making music. Starting from 2019, Hsiu-Jung has devoted herself to providing professional and enjoyable piano lessons for students in the Bay Area, California.
*Note: Ms. Sherry is a Distinguished Faculty member and offers lessons under a different tuition rate. Please contact us for more information.