Joanna (Cheung) Tsay

Violin Teacher

Joanna (Cheung) Tsay

SAA Member


Georgetown, TX
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Joanna (Cheung) Tsay started her career as a Suzuki violin teacher in her native city of Houston, Texas before relocating to San Jose, California 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. 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 fourteen years of teaching experience, Joanna has been earnestly teaching the Suzuki method for the past eight years. She takes every opportunity to further her development as a teacher, having recently completed Violin Units 7-10 with Cathryn Lee. Joanna has also completed Unit 1 of Music Mind Games, a curriculum that helps make music theory fun and approachable for students. Now that Joanna has completed teacher training for all violin units, she has begun working toward a Level 1 Certificate of Achievement.

Joanna teaches her private students at her home studio in Almaden Valley, San Jose and collaborates with Ann Lam for group classes and recitals. New inquiries will be considered starting in January 2020. Please email to be put on the wait list.