Doris Yu-Jie Cheng


Doris Yu-Jie Cheng Piano, Accompanist, Oboe, Musicianship, Theory


A graduate of Master of Music (Performance) from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Doris is a pianist, oboist and music teacher/lecturer with more than 25 years of teaching experience in different music schools and universities in New Zealand, Taiwan and Australia. She has performed as an oboist in various orchestras including Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and also as a solo pianist and an accompanist.



Background:

Doris started learning piano at the age of 4. In the 3rd year of elementary school, she passed the exam to enter a music academy in Taiwan and started learning oboe. Since then, she has received rigorous and intensive musical training, appeared in different competitions and won several prizes. The solid musical training from the early age has set up a strong foundation for her future musical education and career. In 1997, 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.


Teaching Experience:

Doris has taught students at different levels/ages and from different cultural backgrounds. She has extensive experience in preparing students for AMEB, ABRSM and Trinity College piano and theory exams.

Doris believes learning is an enjoyable experience and through such experience the students gain confidence and interests. Learning music is beneficial for kids as it develops good character, concentration and provides excellent training for their brain.

Qualifications:

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