Dr. Stacy Li
Dr. Stacy Li started her piano lessons at five and began performing in public in China since she was seven. She earned her master’s degree in Piano Performance at Bowling Green State University after graduating from Sichuan Conservatory of Music of China with a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance. She further obtained the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University under the instruction of the late Steinway Artist Joel Hastings, David Kalhous, and Ian Hobson.
Dr. Li was a prize winner of the TOYAMA Hong Kong Piano Competition, and she was the winner of the 2016 Florida State University Annual Piano Competition. She appeared internationally as a soloist and chamber music musician in U.S. cities Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Tallahassee, Dallas, as well as in Sulzbach -
Rosenberg, Germany, Corfu, Greece, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Guiyang of China. In 2012, she played a series of duo concerts in Sichuan, China to support Smile Angel Foundation which was sponsored by a hospital to treat more cheilopalatognathus patients. Each of those concerts had more than 500 audience members. Besides all those performing experiences, Dr. Li also worked as a visiting professor at the Piano Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
With more than 15 years of experience as a piano teacher, Dr. Li possess a keen ability to create an exciting and entertaining yet informative learning environment. As a versatile individual, Dr. Li has had the opportunity to assume different professional roles including being a private piano lesson instructor and a music camp organizer. Through these experiences, she has been fortunate enough to educate a diverse group of students aged from pre-kindergarten to college, and all of them not only become capable of playing the piano, but also acquire a deeper understanding of music, which makes her musical journey more meaningful. Dr. Li’s students took various piano tests such as ABRSM tests and obtained very high scores. Her students also participated in different piano competitions and won different prizes. For example, some of her students won prizes at the MTNA piano competitions and Dallas Piano Solo Competition.