Chen Yu combines masterful technique and passionate musicianship with an open, engaging, and upbeat teaching style. She holds a graduate performance diploma in voice and music performance from Baltimore’s esteemed Peabody Conservatory, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Tunghai University in Taiwan.
Chen comes to Chicago by way of New York City, where she maintained an active piano and voice teaching studio and sung with the Bronx Opera Company. During her studies, she performed in operas like Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, soloed in Handel’s Messiah, and accumulated numerous awards for outstanding vocal performance.
Chen started her piano studies at age six, started singing in her school choir a few years later, and began playing oboe in her junior-high orchestra.
She loves guiding students along their musical journeys. Besides music, she loves reading books and cycling. Chen looks forward to working with more great families in the year ahead.