Teacher Profile

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First Name
Emilie
Last Name
Lin
City
Ann Arbor
Zip
48108
Phone
734-477-0537

Lesson Info

Openings?
Waitlist
Travel to Homes?
No
Online Lessons?
As needed
Instruments
Piano
Ages?
PreK, K-8, High School, College, Adults
Levels Taught
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced
Musical Styles
Classical, Contemporary, Broadway & Movie Hits, Pop, Jazz & Blues
Events
Recitals, RCM Exams, Competitions
Language(s)
English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese
Teaching Approach
Integrating her knowledge and experience from several disciplines of psychology into her teaching, Emilie nurtures in each student a life-long love for music. Guiding her students to become more conscientious, intentional, and self-aware during the learning process is also central to her teaching. As a composer in educational piano music, Emilie aims to create engaging pieces that make the process of learning and teaching music a joyful adventure. She is published by The FJH Music Company, Inc.

Background Info

Education
B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College M.M. in Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ph.D in Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.M. in Piano Performance from University of Michigan
Biography
Majoring in psychology, Emilie Lin (1969-) graduated magna cum laude and Phil Beta Kappa with distinction from Carleton College. As a musician, she frequently accompanied Carleton’s choirs, vocalists and instrumentalists, participated in recitals and chamber music ensembles, received an honors award in music performance, and was a winner of the concerto competition during her senior year. During her postgraduate years, Emilie devoted most of her time to becoming a cognitive psychologist in academia and a human factors specialist in industry. This led her to stop playing the piano completely for about 2 1/2 years. After earning her MA and PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Division) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a University Fellowship, Emilie went to the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow, but left the position to pursue a master's degree in piano performance. She received the degree from the University of Michigan with full scholarship, and was a winner of the concerto competition as a first year master’s student. Since then, Emilie has maintained her performance skills by performing annually at her studio recital, occasionally at University of Michigan and PianoTexas International Festival & Academy (2007 & 2019). Music teachers and professors who have positively shaped Emilie Lin's musical life in chronological order are: Shu-Wen Huang Tsai 黃淑文, Jen-Jen Hong 洪臻臻, Jin-Ai Hong 洪金愛, Chinli Lee 李金里, Martha Carolyn Good, Jade Lin 陳玉律, Anne Mayer, Andrew De Grado, Lynne Bartholomew, Anton Nel, and Christopher Harding. ​ Since 1996, Emilie has taught piano privately in her home studio to both children and adults, from beginners to advanced level. She is a member of the Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild, Michigan Music Teachers Association, and Music Teachers National Association. Integrating her knowledge and experience from several disciplines of psychology into her teaching, Emilie nurtures in each student a life-long love for music. Guiding her students to become more conscientious, intentional, and self-aware during the learning process is also central to her teaching. As a composer in educational piano music, Emilie aims to create engaging pieces that make the process of learning and teaching music a joyful adventure. She is published by The FJH Music Company, Inc. While Emilie enjoys performing classical music the most, she listens to a variety of genres. Since 2020, Emilie has composed beyond educational piano music published by The FJH Music Company, expanded her artistic expressions with instrumental and accessible piano music in the genres of contemporary classical/new age, jazz fusion, and EDM. Some of her contemporary influencers are Ennio Morricone, John Barry, David Foster, David Brubeck, George Shearing, Enya, Jef Martens, Ludovico Einaudi, Thomas Bergersen, Alexis Ffrench, Yiruma, and Joseph Koo Kar-Fai. ​ Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Emilie moved to the United States at age 14 under the guardianship of her great-uncle and great-aunt. She and her husband have two adult sons. In her spare time, Emilie likes to read nonfiction materials and loves to be in nature, especially in national parks.