Dr. Stacy Li started piano lessons at five and performing in public in China at 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 a Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University under the instruction of Dr. Robert Satterlee, Dr. David Kalhous, Ian Hobson, and the late Steinway Artist Joel Hastings.
Dr. Li was a prize winner of the TOYAMA Hong Kong Piano Competition and the 2016 Florida State University Annual Piano Competition winner. She has appeared internationally as a soloist and chamber music musician throughout the U.S. in Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Tallahassee, Dallas; Sulzbach and 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, 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 possesses 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. All became capable of playing the piano and acquired a deeper understanding of music, making their musical journies more meaningful.
Dr. Li’s students scored highly in various piano tests such as ABRSM. Her students often participated in an array of piano competitions, winning multiple prizes. Some won prizes at the MTNA piano competitions and Dallas Piano Solo Competition.