Huiyun Liang is the instructor for class piano.
Huiyun Liang, DMA, NCTM, is an innovative piano pedagogue, pianist, and chamber musician. Featured as “Emerging Piano Pedagogue” in 2015 by Hong Kong Commercial Daily, Dr. Liang has frequently presented a wide range of pedagogical topics nationally and internationally, such as the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and Piracicaba International Piano Festival. Leveraging the latest technologies proven in sports, she pioneered a research study that incorporated portable video modeling technology into piano teaching, and further developed effective strategies of using video modeling and motor imagery to enhance piano technique. She has given workshops nationwide at conferences, universities, and teacher associations. Her article “Teaching with New Tech Tools: An Evaluation of Integrating Video Modeling into Piano Lessons for Mid-to-Late Elementary Learners” was published in the 2021 MTNA e-journal.
As an active performer, Dr. Liang has given recitals in the U.S., Europe, and her home country China. Since she moved to St. Louis in 2018, she has performed with musicians from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and recorded the piano parts for Matthew Hoormann’s trombone album Somniloquy on the Push Record label. She was invited to be the guest artist for the Piano Power Camp at Webster University in 2020, where she gave a solo recital and master classes.
Dr. Liang serves as the chair of Legacy Fund at Saint Louis Music Teachers Association to organize piano festivals by inviting world-class pianists to St. Louis to give master classes and concerts. The Fund she leads has received the grant award from the MTNA Foundation. Besides, she enjoys teaching students of all ages at her home studio. Dr. Liang served on the piano faculty at Lindenwood University from 2018 to 2021. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Missouri.