Ms. Mengwei Shen

Violin, Cello, Piano Teacher

Mengwei Shen

SAA Member


Jersey City, NJ
[javascript protected email address]

Violin & Cello
- Weekly individual lessons in person (Berkeley Heights schedule is limited; some students have some of their lessons in Jersey City, often coordinated with group schedule)
- Musicianship and ensemble groups: Saturdays in Jersey City
- Performance opportunities (pre-pandemic: 6-8 events annually) Dec holiday performances, Jan winter solo recital, March Liberty Science Center, May spring ensemble concert, June/Aug outdoor events
- Remote learning support via practice charts and video exchange
- Online topic and technique classes for certain online-effective topics

- Individual lessons in Warren
- Musicianship group, ensemble, and performance opportunities with violin, cello, and piano students

Mengwei Shen has played various instruments for many years and enjoys leading children and their parents in creating memorable experiences through Suzuki and music education. In addition to training as a Suzuki teacher, Mengwei has studied Kodály methodology at New York University, played in the Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey and the New Jersey City University Orchestra, and arranged classical and contemporary ensemble music for church youth musicians. Her performing group of students age 4 years and up can be seen throughout the year delighting audiences at parks, plazas, and other places. After an initial career in the corporate world, Mengwei left banking behind and is now dedicated to growing as a musician-educator and promoting the possibilities of childhood music education among families in Jersey City.

Ming Shen has taught piano for many, many years, including to her three grown daughters. Ming is privileged to have studied with various Suzuki Piano Basics Foundation teacher trainers across the U.S. as well as with Dr. Haruko Kataoka (co-founder of the Suzuki piano method) in Matsumoto, Japan.

See Suzuki Violin & Cello
See Suzuki Piano (Warren only)