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Siu Yan Luk

Siu Yan Luk

Teaching Artist Statement
My teaching philosophy is based on playing and learning efficiently, while not forgetting to bring the enjoyment of music to students. My goal is to help students healthily realize their full potential as musicians in a friendly and encouraging environment. In order to accomplish this goal, I stress the following principles in my teaching: Warm ups and Technical Exercises; Critical Thinking and Listening; Musical Stylistic and Analytical Skills; and Smart and Well-organized Practicing.

Teaching Bio
Siu Yan Luk graduated from Eastman School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature (Piano) and a Master of Arts in Music Theory Pedagogy. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Rochester Institute of Technology, Opus Ithaca, Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester NY, and Monroe Community College. She was teaching assistant for Barry Snyder at Eastman School of Music. Siu Yan joined the piano faculty at South Shore Conservatory in February 2016.

Performance Bio
Siu Yan Luk is currently a staff pianist at Boston University, Suzuki School of Newton, and Unitarian Universalist Area Church-First Perish in Sherborn.  She has performed in Vienna, Paris, Hong Kong, and various cities in the US, including engagements as piano soloist with the Hong Kong Academy Orchestra in Hong Kong and Eastman Philharmonic in Rochester NY, and premiering compositions for EAMA (European American Musical Alliance) at La Schola Cantorum, Paris.  Siu Yan is also a winner of multiple concerto competitions including the Eastman Piano Concerto Competition, and the Hong Kong Academy Concerto Competition. 

As a collaborative pianist, Siu Yan is a member of the Shuhan-Luk Trio.  The Shuhan-Luk trio has been invited to perform in various universities in the United States.  They have recently performed in the International Horn Society conference at Coburn School of Music, LA, and National Flute Association in DC.  Siu Yan has also held positions as a staff accompanist and accompanying assistant at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Ithaca College, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Monroe Community College, the International Viola Congress 2012, and 2013 Northeast Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference.  Siu Yan joined the piano faculty at South Shore Conservatory in February 2016.