Teacher Profile

First Name
Last Name
Ann Arbor

Lesson Info

Travel to Homes?
Online Lessons?
As needed
PreK, K-8, High School, College, Adults
Levels Taught
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced
Musical Styles
Classical, Contemporary, Broadway & Movie Hits, Pop, Jazz & Blues
Recitals, RCM Exams, Competitions
English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese
Teaching Approach
Engage, Express, & Enjoy ™ Piano Lessons with Emilie Lin

Background Info

M.A. in Piano Performance (University of Michigan) M.A. & Ph.D in Psychology (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) B.A. in Psychology (Carleton College)
Apart from a 2-year hiatus during her PhD training in psychology, Emilie Lin performed actively from the time she moved to the United States from Taiwan at age 14 until she started a family. She graduated magna cum laude and Phil Beta Kappa with distinction in psychology, honors in music performance, and winning the concerto competition from Carleton College. A full scholarship recipient at the University of Michigan, Emilie was also a winner of the concerto competition during her first year as a master's student. She maintains her performance skills through performing annually at her studio recital, occasionally at local senior living centers, University of Michigan and PianoTexas International Festival & Academy (2007 & 2019). 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.