Tian Ip, a prominent musician in Vancouver, started playing classical piano when she was four and guzheng (Chinese harp) when she was nine. After garnering a piano performance diploma from the Associated Board of Royal School of Music at the age of 16, Tian pursued further music education in audio engineering from the Art Institute of Vancouver, choral conducting and general music studies from Capilano University, as well as a degree in pipe organ performance (with a minor in music technology) from the University of British Columbia.
With a strong passion for teaching, Tian has also obtained qualification in Yamaha method and Orff-Schulwerk over the last decade of her professional career.
With over 20 years of teaching experiences, Tian Ip has also earned a reputation in the local music scene as a capable keyboardist where she has shared a stage with many renounced artists from Asia. She has also worked as a music director and has led adult and children’s choirs at her church for over half a decade. Being fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Tian was recruited onto the board of director for the BC Chinese Music Association in 2018 and has performed with their youth orchestra as well as their full orchestra on various occasions.
With an extended knowledge in many instruments, Tian enjoys playing in the gamelan (Balinese percussive orchestra) and the Taiko drumming group during her own time. All of her vibrant musical experiences have enhanced her ability to arouse interest in her students over the years. Tian believes that music learning is for all ages, and it is directly linked to one’s well being. Music aids in eye-hand coordination, in fostering discipline, developing problem-solving skills, and enhancing memory. It is Tian’s goal to cater her teaching method to each student individually in order to help the student to gain these wonderful benefits of music playing.
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