Welcome to Sunny Wu Music Studio.
I am a teacher, and a pianist and an piano accompanist in Clifton, VA. As a musician and a music therapist, I believe learning music should be enjoyable and everyone is competent of making music.
I started my music journey when I was five in a Yamaha music school and I have enjoyed making music since then. I sang in the choir, played alto recorder in the band, conducted church youth choir and children choir, and I was a church pianist and choir accompanist for most of my teenage and adult life. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan with a major in voice performance and a second major in piano performance. I later received a second bachelor in music therapy from Ohio University as well as a master’s degree in music therapy from Florida State University. Currently, I am a piano accompanist for Union Mill Elementary and the pianist at Centreville Baptist Church.
I have been teaching piano since college. It is my belief that every child can learn but they may not learn in the same way. I really like this quote from Ignacio Estrada, “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
As a trained music therapist, I am experienced in working with children and adults with special needs. I can provide individualized music instruction for children with Autism spectrum, ADHD, and other special needs. To learn more about my experience as a music therapist and my method of teaching children with special needs, please visit here.
In addition to my academic credential, I am also a certified Yamaha Music Teacher and I have an Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Level I Certificate. I am a member of the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA), a member of National Federation Music Clubs (NFMC), a member of Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Before moving to Virginia in 2019 summer, I was so honored to receive 2018-19 Denton Music Teachers Association’s Music Teacher of the Year.
I offer my students year long performance opportunities including Holiday Senior Home Recital, NFMC Spring Festival, and end-of-year Studio Recital. I also encourage my students to participate in music theory exams. I do not require my students to participate in piano certificate programs, but if you are interested, I can prepare you to take Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) or Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) exams.