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.
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.
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.