Lucy Lee

Piano Teacher

Lucy Lee


Tampa, FL
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Ms. Lucy Lee began her piano studies at the age of six with Ralph Hedges of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and graduated from Punahou Academy. She holds a BS in Music Education, cum laude, with a major in Piano.

After many successful years of teaching conventional piano, her search for a better way to teach the young beginner led her to Oberlin Conservatory. There, in a pedagogy class, she discovered a piano method based upon listening. Subsequently, she attended a concert of “The Suzuki Players” touring the United States from The Matsumoto School in Japan. Their playing convinced her that she had at last found the teaching approach she had been seeking.

Ms. Lee began her post-graduate studies in Suzuki Piano Pedagogy from the University of Dayton with master teacher-trainer Mary Craig Powell. Additional studies have included Japanese pedagogy with Dr. Kataoka, co-founder of the piano method in Matsumoto. Long-term studies continue with Bruce Anderson, a graduate of the Matsumoto school and world-renowned teacher-trainer and clinician.

Ms. Lee is registered with The Suzuki Association of the Americas and is a member of Piano Basics Foundation, founded by Dr. Kataoka.

She has been teaching piano for 30 years.