Huiyun Liang / Piano
Huiyun Liang, DMA, NCTM, is an innovative piano pedagogue, pianist, and chamber musician. Formerly involved in the production of several well-known TV programs and concerts in Beijing, China, Huiyun moved to the United States to pursue her dream in classical music. Her unique experience in classical music, television, and technology has shaped her into who she is today: an avid artist in music and education.
As an active pianist, Liang has given solo and chamber recitals in the U.S., Europe, as well as in her hometown, Wuhan, China. She performed at the Vianden Festival in Luxembourg, Lowman Concert Series and Sundays with Steinway at Rice Music House in South Carolina, and Beethoven Celebration Concert Series for the World Piano Teachers Associations in Missouri. In 2020, Liang was the guest artist of the Piano Power Camp at Webster University. Other recent engagements have included collaborations with members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and a recording project with Professor Matthew Hoormann at Lindenwood University comprised of modern trombone literature never recorded before. The album was published in 2019 with Push Record. Featured as “Emerging Piano Pedagogue” in 2015 by Hong Kong Commercial Daily, Dr. Liang has presented a wide range of pedagogical topics nationally and internationally, such as the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and the 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 teachers’ 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.
Dr. Liang currently serves as the Lecturer in Piano at Washington University in St. Louis, where she teaches class piano and applied music lessons, accompanies student recitals, and coaches chamber groups. She also 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 national grant award from the MTNA Foundation. Besides, she enjoys teaching students of all ages at her home studio in St. Charles, MO. Dr. Liang was on the piano faculty at the 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. Her principal piano teachers include Dr. Janice Wenger and Dr. Joseph Rackers, with additional opportunities to study piano with Dr. Marina Lomazov and chamber music with Prof. Phillip Bush.