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About Grace Yen

Grace Yen
Grace Yen
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Glendale, AZ
Speaks: English, Chinese
Instructs: Piano
Education: Grace has received private piano instruction (beginning at age 5) for over 12 years and is certified in all the levels of piano. She was trained in improvisation and as a band pianist during her college years.
Performance Experience: Grace served as a church pianist/accompanist (beginning at age 11) for many years, won multiple piano competitions (beginning at age 9), was awarded multiple music/piano competition winner scholarships, and has appeared in over 40 (and counting) piano recitals/performances (beginning at age 6) in a variety of public venues.
Teaching Experience: Grace has taught piano for many years (since high school) in the metro Phoenix & Tucson areas, instructing students of all ages & levels including special needs. Aspects of her teaching include but are not limited to classical repertoire, technique, music theory, sight reading, ear training, composition/songwriting, accompaniment, and improvisation. She currently works at DRMA (Phx) and Music & Arts (Glendale), and she teaches piano lessons & composition/songwriting lessons pro bono from home.
Teaching Philosophy: Grace believes music is for everyone and is inherent in the human design. "I pride myself in giving my students the ultimate musical experience: they not only have tons of fun learning piano, but they also learn to play with excellence!"

Get to know Grace Yen

Grace is a wealth of knowledge with vast experience in the area of music. She has been published in the national journal "American Music Teacher", been elected onto the Board of Directors for PMTA, and served as Awards Chair for the ASMTA music evaluation program. Grace is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association, and is active in state and local music associations.

Grace offers her students many opportunities to create and/or perform their music in addition to two regular recitals a year. Her students have submitted original musical compositions for publication in a national piano students’ magazine (piano lessons includes composing), and they participate in the Arizona Study Program (nationally recognized evaluation program), local Piano Ensemble, PMTA Student Recital Series, and annual Music at the Mall.

Grace is passionate about showing students the path to a deep appreciation and understanding of musicality. She understands tailoring study to each individual student while always encouraging them to go higher. Lessons are always organized, concise, and thorough, allowing students to advance quickly. Grace is excited to help students achieve their goals!

Grace Yen teaches at:
5350 W Bell Rd Suite 132
Glendale, AZ 85308
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