All teachers in Fantasia Music School have outstanding qualifications as both performers and teachers and have be associated with prestigious international and local music institutes.
With our professional teaching approaches, knowledge. Our teacher can meet your specific need to guide your music journey.
Crystal Jia Gu
Catherine began her musical journey from a young age; born into a musical family she was constantly surrounded by music. At the age of six she began learning violin, and then took up piano as well at the age of seven. Up until her teenage years Catherine learned through the Suzuki method, then continued on with piano through high school performances and exams. Receiving Band 6 marks for HSC Music 2 and Extension, Catherine then further pursued her musical interests through a Bachelors degree in Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Under the tuition of Joshua Li, Catherine took part in performances, exams and master classes receiving distinctions. Upon completion of her piano performance units Catherine turned her attention to music educational and pedagogical studies with Kathryn Marsh, Neil McEwan and Daniel Herscovitch, and began teaching both private piano students and group classes in schools. Catherine’s firm belief that every child should have the opportunity to learn and create music led to her working with Primary Music Institute in promoting instrumental music, and then as an early childhood music teacher. She has a passion for early childhood music education and enjoys seeing children learn and grow in a creative and musical way.
Sandra has completed a Bachelor degree of Classical performance in violin performance major. Sandra attended the Australian Institute of music high school and continued to pursue her violin education under the string department head of the university Ms Zhu Wen during her music study.
Sandra had been appointed as the concertmaster at the university’s orchestra in 2017, second violin principle and associate concertmaster in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Which broaden her performing experience and classical repertoire for violin, after performing large operas and numerous orchestral repertoire.
Sandra is experienced in teaching young kids and has strong communication skills with students. Sandra is also a well-organized and patient teacher, who would support her students to build up a solid foundation of violin playing and musical understanding for students in higher levels.
Shirley has been playing the piano since 7 and grew very quickly as a pianist finishing her grade 8 AMEB exams in year 5. She has had many not only solo but also orchestral performance opportunities throughout her years as a solo and chamber performer, of which one involved playing Karl Orff’s Carmina Burana under the baton of celebrated conductor Richard Gill. Also, along with her fellow peers she has performed the entire Mussorgsky’s Pictures of an Exhibition to a full house in the Verbrugghen Hall. She is currently under the tutelage of Dr. Natalia Andreeva with whom she has been with since 2010.
As a piano teacher, her students have found success and confidence in performing, and have been asked to perform during their school concerts and talent shows. Due to her extensive experience and patience, she believes she will be able to work effectively with any type of student.
Tzu Yu Cindy Lee
Cindy has developed a keen interest in piano performance and teaching. Over 10 years been an active professional piano performer, Cindy has various experience in chamber music, piano concert and piano teaching. Between 2005-2009, Cindy has won a series of Culture music competitions and National Competitions in Kaohsiung. After winning various of piano competitions, Cindy became an active pianist concert pianist in chamber music like piano trio and strings quartet. In 2013, Cindy was selected as a soloist in music lunch concert at Tasmania Hobart College. She was also invited as concerto pianist with Darwin Orchestra in Hobart performing Mozart Piano Concerto KV467.
Cindy enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages and levels. She has extensive experience teaching the AMEB syllabus, from preliminary to advanced levels, with students achieving high results each year. She is warm, attentive and highly supportive. Her piano lessons are catered to the needs of each student.
Aaron Ao Li
Aaron is the founder of Fantasia Music School, he began his piano study at the age of 5, at the age of 13, Aaron scored the 3rd place in KAWAI piano competition in China. By the age of 16 Aaron was selected by Professor Pingguo Zhao (LangLang’s tutor) as an exchange student in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. Aaron’s excellence performance has won him numerous local awards in China. At the age of 18, Aaron began his undergraduate piano course with Professor Galyna Popova, one of the most renowned in Xinghai Conservatory of Music. Aaron Li has participated in many different concerts and competitions in China. In 2013, Aaron received offer from Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tuition of Dr Paul Richard-Ford with outstanding scholarship from piano faculty. Aaron has actively participated in many concert as soloist.
Aaron is a very experienced piano educator with in depth thinking of piano foundation and motivation of student’s music interests. Aaron has been teaching hundreds of students age from 4-70 years old. He has developed a systematic teaching method combining theory, aural training and music creative music thought into his piano lesson to make a comprehensive improvement for his students. Aaron is a registered teacher in AMEB. All of Aaron’s students have received good results in AMEB practical exams.