Jericho Huang is a Chinese-born Vancouver-based classical pianist, teacher, and music producer/composer. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance Degree from the Vancouver Academy of Music under the tutelage of Professor Ms. Amanda Chan.
Mr. Huang has performed as a soloist, collaborative pianist, choral pianist, and orchestral pianist. In 2018, he appeared as a soloist with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre in a performance of Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.
During his studies, he received many awards including Dr. G. Herald Keefer Music (Organ) Award scholarship and VAM Award scholarship. He also had the pleasure of attending piano masterclasses with Ms. Lee Kim Sung and Dr. Henri-Paul Sicsic.
Mr. Huang accepts students of all ages (5yrs-adult) and all levels from beginner to ARCT level. He specializes in helping students to prepare for the RCM piano exam. In a recent exam season, two of his students received First Class Honours from the RCM piano level 8 exam and RCM piano level 10 exam. He is fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and has good communication skills with students and parents.
Teaching Philosophy and Methods
Mr. Huang has a deep understanding of the invisible motions that function underneath a virtuoso technique.
Playing the piano is not about just pressing down the keys. Students need to use the most effective body motions on piano playing, such as using weight transfer, wrist motions, rotation, and body weight to assist the fingers to make a beautiful sound. Understanding how body movements work on the piano is the key to becoming a Virtuoso pianist.
Mr. Huang loves to use different creative ideas that help the student to learn piano more effectively and effortlessly, making the process of learning piano much faster, more meaningful, and interesting. He is teaching students how to be mindful and emotionally engaged during the playing.
Mr. Huang’s teaching method is groundbreaking, he isn’t only teaching students piano, he also teaches physical exercise and mental practice so that students can practice piano skills away from the piano. First of all, physical exercise is an exercise that relates to piano playing can increase students’ physical strength and endurance, which makes playing piano faster, longer, and more powerful but feel easier, and also, prevent injury. Secondly, the mental practice is to visualize ourselves playing on the piano in our heads vividly. This practice can help the student improve the memorization, accuracy, and build up confidence in performing at the stage or in the exam. And students can practice anywhere and everywhere without sitting in front of a Piano which is saving a lot of time. Students will definitely see the results and benefits right away because that’s what Mr. Huang discovered and experimented with it for years and his own piano skills have improved dramatically by consistently doing these exercises.
Because of Mr. Huangs teaching philosophy, some of the advanced piano students that are currently in Music Universities, are continuing taking piano lessons with Mr. Huang to advanced them further in their studies.
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