A graduate of M. Mus (Performance) from the University of Auckland in Auckland, Doris is a pianist, oboist and music teacher with 12 years of teaching experience as a private tutor and in different music centres.
She has performed extensively in various orchestras including Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and as a solo pianist and an accompanist.
Doris Yu-Jie Cheng
Piano, Oboe and Theory Teacher
Doris started learning piano at the age of 4. In the 3rd year of elementary school, she passed the entrance exam to enter a music school in Taiwan and started learning oboe. Since then, she has received strict and intensive musical training, appeared in different competitions and won several prizes. The solid musical training from early age set up the foundation for her future musical education and career.
At the age of 17, Doris passed the Performer’s Certificate exam in Solo Piano with Trinity College London and got the highest score in Auckland region that year. A year later, she was awarded the winner of the Schubert Piano Scholarship in Auckland. Two years later, she also passed the diploma exam ATCL Recital in Solo Piano with Trinity College London.
Doris has been involved in different orchestras and performed regularly since 8, most of the time as the principal oboist, including the Kaohsiung Youth Orchestra, the North Shore Youth Orchestra, the Auckland University Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Doris has also performed as a solo pianist and as an accompanist. She has accompanied different instruments in examinations, international competitions and concerts. Besides classical music, Doris plays piano and keyboard in church bands frequently. She also had her own band in Taiwan.
Doris has been teaching piano, music theory and oboe since she was 17.
Her teaching experience includes private tutoring for more than 12 years and in music centres and schools in different countries. She has taught students at different levels/ages and from different cultural backgrounds and helped them pass Piano and theory exams with Royal College London and AMEB. When she was in Taiwan, Doris also worked as a lecturer in several Universities, teaching music appreciation and history.
Doris believes learning is an enjoyable experience and through such experience the student gains confidence and interests. Learning music is beneficial for kids. It will develop good character, concentration and is an excellent training for their brains.
M. Music (Performance) University of Auckland
B. Music (Honours) (Performance) University of Auckland
ATCL Recital in Solo Piano, Trinity College London
Performer’s Certificate in Solo Piano, Trinity College London