Sookie Zhong started to play the piano at the age of four and got her bachelor’s degree in Music from Wesleyan College. During her time at Wesleyan College, she studied with Dr. Chenny Gan. She also gained several studio teaching experiences during her undergraduate. Her enthusiasm for teaching and music was favored by her students.
Before coming to the United States, Sookie studied with Yong Han, a former professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and Bei Chen, who is an adjunct professor from Shenzhen University. In 2016 Sookie won the Golden Prize in the Hong Kong International Piano Invitation Competition. In 2018, she worked as a piano instructor at Shenzhen Rainbow Animation Research and Development Center, an organization that serves children with disabilities, especially Autism. During her time there, she accompanied these children with music and love, which also left her with an unforgettable memory.
Sookie’s teaching philosophy is to allow her students to enjoy music. She cares for her students’ feelings and hopes to create a comfortable learning environment for her students. During her lesson, she not only teaches her students piano techniques and music theories, but also lets her students explore various types of music and enhance their critical thinking abilities.
We are pleased to have Sookie join our teacher’s team at Manhattan Piano Academy.