Ms. Elizabeth Chua

Piano, Violin Teacher

Elizabeth Chua

SAA Member


Minneapolis, MN
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Malaysian pianist, Elizabeth Chua started music lessons at the age of 4. She completed her Master of Music program, specializing in Collaborative Piano and Piano Performance in 2015 at Middle Tennessee State University under the tutelage of Dr. Arunesh Nadgir. As a graduate teaching assistant, she worked with singers and instrumentalists as accompanist and coach. She also played for the MTSU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

She has participated in various collaborative piano masterclasses including masterclass by Dr. Arlene Shrut, vocal coach of the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.
Her recent achievements in solo piano playing include winning second place at the Beethoven Club of Memphis Young Artist Competition in Year 2013. She was also recently selected to play in a masterclass with world renowned Robert McDonald, piano professor at the Juilliard School of Music and Curtis Institute of Music. In May 2014, she participated in the Dorothy Taubman Piano Seminar at Temple University and played in masterclasses with world renowned Daniel Epstein and Jonathan Feldman.

Apart from playing the piano, Elizabeth learns the harpsichord under the tutelage of Dr. Lilian Pearson. She plays the violin and does classical singing too.

Elizabeth is a passionate teacher. She has taught students of age 4 to 60. She includes various teaching methodologies, tailoring her teachings to meet the needs of every individuals. She uses the Music Mind Games methodology, an excellent teaching approach to younger age group students. Her exposure to Alexander Technique is also incorporated into her teachings. It is a body awareness method to avoid tension buildups in piano and violin playing which prevents injury.

Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Malay, she is able communicate with students of different nationalities.