Dr. June Chang has experiences working with students of all levels with different backgrounds. Her experiences encompass both College and pre-college teaching. With “student-centered” in mind, she has flexible teaching methods to engage every student according to their needs and interests with variety of music styles. June likes to incorporate music theory and history into her teaching, evoke imaginations of students to make music expressive with their personal experiences. She is professional, patient, and believes communication and cooperation between parents, students and teacher is the key to success.
A native of Taiwan, Dr. June (Chun-Chi), Chang received her Master of Music with Performance Scholarship at Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner - Antonio, Pampa-Baldi. In 2008, June was awarded a teaching assistantship to study her doctoral degree with the Artist Director of International Piano e-Competition - Alexander Braginsky at the University of Minnesota. She finished her DMA in 2012.
Dr. Chang is a member of Minnesota Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. She was invited as one of the adjudicators for Thursday Musical and Schubert Club Regional Competitions in 2016 and 2017, served on MMTA contest list committee chair in 2015 and has prepared her students passing comprehensive piano & theory exams, winning competitions, participating community outreach activities and solo/chamber concerts. Her solo studio has served students from Edina, St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie, Plymouth, and Minnetonka for many years.
In addition to teaching, June is also an active solo and chamber musician in numerous cities and venues in United States and Taiwan. Her recent appearances also include performances for Minnesota Public Radio in Fitzgerald Theater, concerts in Sundin Music Hall, St Paul landmark Center, and Macphail Antonello Hall in Minnesota.
Ivy Yu has studied piano with Dr. Chang for seven years and will continue to pursue Piano and Economics at University of Minnesota. She is professional organized, patient and passionate about working with young kids. She teaches beginning to early intermediate piano/ theory at June Chang Piano Studio and assists with online coaching.
Ivy's life is filled with lots of music activities and she loves it. She has performed with Dr. Chang, toured with Mounts View high school orchestra to Europe and also a member of MYS. She is awarded with superior rating at the MSHSL State-Section Music Contest-Festival in three consecutive years. She has also served as teaching assistant at Moundsview Elementary Shool's summer orchestra for three years. At the same time she also teaches group and private lessons at a violin studio.