Dr. Yufen Chou, originally from Taipei, Taiwan, started teaching piano and violin since her undergraduate freshman year. As a teacher, Dr. Chou enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels with various different interests and goals, whether just for recreation or seeking a music career. In recent few years, many of her students’ performances were rated as “superior” in the Spring Festival held by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association.
As a piano accompanist, Dr. Chou has accompanied numerous opera or musical theater rehearsals in DC metro area. She also performs and records with singers and instrumentalists frequently.
Yufen Chou earned Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Accompanying from The Catholic University of America and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also has 14 years of classical violin training and served as concert master in her high school and undergraduate orchestras. Dr. Chou is currently an adjunct piano professor in Trinity Washington University and Prince George's Community College.
Dr. Chou lives with her husband, two young daughters, and their dog in Old Town Alexandria. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, creating crafts with the kids, doing yoga, and going to art performances.