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Dr. Weiwei Zhai has been teaching private lessons to students ranging from ages 5 to 80 for the past 15 years. She has taught group classes such as Keyboard for Children and private lessons. At Manhattan School of Music, she taught a college-level keyboard techniques course. She specializes in teaching children, starting at five years of age, and has successfully prepared students for auditions and exams such as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Royal Conservatory of Music Exams (RCM). She has taught Manhattan School of Music Summer program sponsored by ASCAP and the New York City Council. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and Piano Teachers' Congress of New York. Dr. Zhai is in partnership with Steinway & Sons as an educator. 

Teaching Demo

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Please contact Weiwei for more information on how to join her teaching studio.


Each lesson shows a great deal of thought and creativity, including establishing a close relationship with the student (my 12-year old daughter) to generate not only valuable instruction but also a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment. Weiwei frequently follows up lessons with notes summarizing their key points, which makes practice between lessons all the more productive. She also is extremely responsive and accommodating with respect to isolated questions and scheduling requests.

-Dietrich, parent of 13-year old student

Teaching Philosophy

I create a supportive, nurturing environment for my students to explore, enjoy and create music together. I also pass on techniques to help them practice at home. Whether working with beginners or advanced players, I offer a fun, imaginative yet systematic approach to help students achieve their musical goals. By cultivating students’ musicianship and collaborative skills, I provide a solid foundation for the development of their appreciation for music performance. With care, patience, and respect, I offer my students an engaging and supportive learning experience and atmosphere.

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