Ever since her childhood, Yaocheng Yu has been extensively involved in
the world of music. Her piano studies began at the age of three.
Yaocheng is a graduate of Northwestern University - School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has been under the tutelage of world-renowned pianists James Giles, Emilio Del Rosario, and Carol Rich. She has been concerto soloist in regional orchestras and also served as accompanist for many soloists in her career. In addition to her diverse musical background, she also has experience in a diversity of styles: classical, gospel, jazz, Latin, pop, and general improvisation. She has appeared in many venues, from churches to performance halls, lounges to large arenas. She has collaborated with many local artists in San Francisco, Orlando, and Chicago. She also served as a church worship leader, leading the oldest multi-ethnic congregation in the city of Chicago.
In addition to her piano expertise, Yaocheng is also an accomplished flute player. She has won awards and participated in major music festivals such as National Repertory Orchestra and the Colorado College Summer Institute. Yaocheng has worked as a substitute for the New World Symphony and is also a performer and educator in the Chicagoland area.
Yaocheng has also begun teaching vocal lessons on Saturdays in Chicago. Find a time for your vocal lesson using her piano schedule.
Yaocheng has had 15 years of teaching experience. She loves to think creatively with the student and believes that the best way to learn is playful learning. She looks forward to embarking with you on this exciting musical journey!