Mr. Dennis Ngai

Violin, Viola Teacher, Administrator

Dennis Ngai

SAA Member


Sunnyvale, CA
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Dennis has been teaching Violin, Viola in the SF Bay Area for more than 15 years. He has tremendous experience helping students age 4 and up to learn how to play the Violin and Viola from the start. Dennis himself started learning how to play the Violin at the age of five from his father. His music mentors were classically-trained Violinists with many great violin pedagogies. Kin Fung Leung, Wei He, Lin Li, Antoine van Dongen, and Livia Sohn are some of the faculty with extensive experience who made Dennis very strong in his early ages of learning music. Dennis is committed to education and sharing his passion in music, so he focuses on performance techniques and expression when he teaches various levels of students from Beginner to Advanced Levels.

Dennis uses his passionate styles in teaching teenagers and young adults to create a longstanding love of music and to provide a productive learning for them based on each individual’s goal and interest. Dennis also does preparation for the ABRSM Exams and School Orchestra Performances.

Many of the students who took lessons from Dennis have eventually got admitted to a number of prestigious youth symphony groups such as California Youth Symphony (CYS), Peninsula Youth Orchestra (PYO), and El Camino Youth Symphony (ECYS), Fremont Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO), and Silicon Valley Youth Symphony (SVYS).

Dennis, as an experienced Violin coach, mentor and an inborn music teacher, believes that establishing a profound foundation plays an outstanding role in a successful musical performance. Dennis builds up love, passion, and confidence in his students to play the Violin in their life as a real musician. He is an extremely patient, enthusiastic and passionate musician interested in coaching and encouraging his students to achieve artistic goals, always!