Joanna (Cheung) Tsay

Violin Teacher

Joanna (Cheung) Tsay

SAA Member


San Jose, CA
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Joanna (Cheung) Tsay, an up-and-coming Suzuki violin teacher from her native city of Houston, TX, relocated to San Jose, CA in the fall of 2013.

As the daughter of a Suzuki piano teacher, Joanna began lessons with her mother at age 3 and started learning the violin at age 5 with Judy Offman, now her mentor and the teacher she most closely follows. Joanna had the privilege of studying with world-renowned violinist and teacher Fredell Lack at the University of Houston for her bachelor’s degree in violin performance.

With over ten years of teaching experience, Joanna has been earnestly teaching the Suzuki method for the past five years. She enjoys every opportunity to further her development as a teacher, having recently completed the Suzuki Principles in Action course and Violin Unit 7.

Joanna joined the board of the Suzuki Association of Northern California in January 2015 and is currently the secretary. She enjoys teaching her students in her home studio as well as co-teaching group classes with Marguerite Jayasimha at the Bay Area Suzuki School of Music in Mountain View.