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About Shawn Yu

Xiaohang Yu
Shawn Yu
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Alexandria, VA
Speaks: English, Chinese
Instructs: Cello
Education: Doctor of Musical Arts
Performance Experience: 15 years
Teaching Experience: 11 years
Teaching Philosphy: As a mentor for my students, I would like to teach them through a Zen-like teaching method. I would gently give them things to think about, to imagine, and let them spend time working out their own ideas. I believe anyone can develop his or her musical abilities. Some may learn faster than others, but no one can have success without the proper guidance.

Get to know Shawn Yu

Xiaohang Yu holds a BM and MM in Cello Performance and received his DMA at University of Kentucky. He has been teaching cello to students of all levels for over 11 years. Xiaohang has played with many orchestras worldwide, including the Vienna Strauss Orchestra, Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Chamber Orchestra, and Cave Run Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the Verdi String Quartet, he has been invited to 22nd Music Festival de Paques at Deauville, France in 2018. He is also a professional portrait photographer. 

Shawn Yu teaches at:
4664 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
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