Over ten years of teaching all styles of music including, classical, jazz, pop and rock.
M.A. in Composition New York University; B.A. Jazz Performance Humber College; 13 years of classical studies through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada.
Pianist and composer Vickie Y. was born in Victoria, Canada where she studied classical piano from the age of four with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She completed a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance at Humber College with honors, and in May 2008, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts Degree in Composition from New York University where she studied with Vijay Iyer, Justin Dello Joio, Ralph Alessi, Gil Goldstein and Jim McNeely and participated in ensembles with John Scofield and Dafnis Prieto. Vickie has worked as composer and arranger for documentary films produced by Means of Production and her music has been recorded and/or performed by: the Seamus Blake Group, Toronto Jazz Orchestra, United States Navy Band, and the NSU Jazz Ensemble, among others. In addition to collaborating with other artists, she is currently writing for her own projects, Vickie Yang Orchestra and Boptarts. She also continues to be an active participant in the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop led by Jim McNeely and Mike Holober in New York City. Vickie has taught at music schools in Toronto and New York as well as having her own private students of all levels and ages. She is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher that is dedicated to making each lesson fun and productive. She believes a technical foundation is important, but also encourages learning a wide range of repertoire of all musical styles.