Amanda was born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, BC. She fell in love with music when she started playing piano at the age of four. Through hard work and guidance from her fantastic piano teachers, she received the Associate of the Royal Conservatory Teacher’s diploma (ARCT) through the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of seventeen, and went on to earn a BA in piano from BYU. She taught piano lessons and music theory classes for eight years to students as young as five years old and also worked as a collaborative pianist. She accompanied various instrumentalists in recitals, competitions, and auditions, and also worked as a vocal coach for aspiring classical singers.
Amanda is also a dedicated wife and mother. She and her husband have three children and together they love to sing while they work and play, and have dance parties in the kitchen.
Amanda believes that success on the piano is a result of not only knowing how to read music and learning the keys on the piano, but learning how to listen. She likes to listen to music and play ear-training games with her students. She loves to make lessons enjoyable and fun, to help her students develop a strong basic foundation for their future musical endeavors. Most importantly, she strives to help her students gain a love and appreciation for music.