Lydia Yang




Other Courses Offered

Rudiment, Music History, Harmony, Analysis, Counterpoint


Lydia Yang is a pianist and teacher based in Clayton area in Surrey. She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Her persistent passion and love towards music had motivated her to pursue studying in piano performance and piano pedagogy which had been resulted her achievement in attaining both ARCT Piano Performers Diploma (2019) and ARCT PIANO pedagogy diploma (2022) from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada. The most recent greatest achievement in her musical career is that Lydia has been selected as a recipient of BCRMTA Pedagogy Award for the highest aggregate mark in her pedagogy examination with the Royal Conservatory Music of Canada.

Lydia was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She started to learn piano when she was 7 years old. She immigrated to Canada with her family while attending a secondary school and began her teaching career since she came to Canada. Lydia continued her piano studying at Langley Community Music School under the instruction of famous pianist and composer Leslie Janos. She entered UBC with receiving an entrance scholarship after two years since she came to Canada. At UBC, Lydia received her piano and pedagogy training from well known pianists and educator Miranda Wong, Robert Rogers, David McCoy, and Alice Enn.

Having taught piano and music theory for approximately 20 years, Lydia enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. She is highly specialized in conservatory exam, university audition, and piano competition preparations.

Lydia strongly believes in the importance of continuous learning and cultivating herself to be a successful and professional musician. She regularly attends major pedagogical seminars and conferences for enriching her musical knowledge. As a result of her continuous effort and commitment, her students routinely win awards and scholarship in piano competitions and get high marks on their conservatory examinations. Many of her students went to highly ranked universities in USA and Canada.

Lydia likes to share and communicate her love of music with her students through explaining the musical background of the piece and composer's life that they are learning. She offers well-organized and professional instruction to her students so that they are more easily to gain the highest possible level of achievement. Lydia strives to stimulate, nurture, and guides her students into discovering their passion and potential.

Lydia is a member of the Canadian Federation Music Teacher’s association and the British Columbia Registered Music teachers’ association (South Fraser Branch) where she currently serves as a secretary. She is also an advanced certified RCM teacher for both piano and harmony/history disciplines since 2017. In recent years, Lydia has taken special interests in coaching young teachers to help them to become more qualified and professional musicians. In her spare time, she loves to walk with her dog, take care of her indoor plants, read books and watch videos on specific topics regarding some pedagogical issues.

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