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Yilin Eileen Zhao earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music from the University of Texas at Austin. During her time at the university, she studied under the guidance of Dr. David Renner and Dr. Andrew Brownell. She actively participated in collaborative activities and performances, working with fellow musicians on various projects. This passion for musical collaboration has continued to inspire her throughout her teaching career.

With over 6 years of teaching experience, Eileen is dedicated to providing high-quality instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. As part of her commitment to the Piano Project at the Butler School of Music, she received training from Prof. Sophia Gilmson and Dr. Margarita Denenburg. Teaching students of different ages has given her a solid understanding of how to customize instruction to individual learning styles and interests.


Teaching Philosophy 


Eileen's teaching approach is anchored in promoting healthy playing techniques and nurturing a profound understanding of musical context. She tailors each lesson to align with the individual student's goals and interests, ensuring a personalized learning experience.

Eileen shares her musical skills and knowledge with students in a patient and creative manner. Her focus is on the unique potential within every student, working tirelessly to help them reach their peak musical potential.

Her teaching philosophy is not confined to mastering the piano but also fosters a lifelong appreciation for music. Eileen's ultimate aim is to inspire her students to continue their musical journey well beyond their time in her lessons.

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Growth Centered


Core Values at Eileen Piano Studio

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Get in Touch

To inquire about lessons, please fill out this form or use the following contact methods:

Currently, Eileen primarily conducts piano lessons at her home studio near Cypress TX, and online. 

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