Dr. Stephanie Yu began teaching in 2010. As an educator, Dr. Yu believes that each student is unique and requires a creative approach from their instructor to provide a productive environment for learning, thereby allowing the student to find their own personal enjoyment of music. She strives to instruct her students in a way that creates an ideal balance between the technical and musical aspects of playing the piano. Under Dr. Yu’s instruction students will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of musical styles, providing a foundation in the standard piano repertoire, as well as embracing their own musical interests. The ultimate responsibility of a teacher is to provide the student with a foundation which will allow them to continue to pursue their own goals, both in the lesson and beyond.
As a collaborator, Dr. Yu has performed in a variety of venues from churches and schools to Carnegie Hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium). She has performed alongside solo instrumentalist and singers, as well as in chamber groups and large ensembles.
Dr. Yu works extensively with contemporary music, and has premiered numerous works, including those by renowned composers Carter Pann, Ke-chia Chen, and Kirt Mosier.
Dr. Yu received her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in December 2018 and her Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.