Education and Background
Chin-Fei Chan earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in flute performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC); her teachers include Alexander Murray, Jonathan Keeble and Dennis Helmrich (piano accompanying) at UIUC. She is certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique through the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique.
An active performing artist, Chin-Fei has been performing on both the flute and the piano as a soloist, chamber musician and piano accompanist within the United States and Asia. She has over 10 years of experience teaching both instruments. She was on the faculty of UIUC Unit One Music Program and Illinois Summer Youth Music, having taught private lessons, coached chamber music rehearsals as well as accompanying faculty and student recitals. In addition, Chin-Fei has accompanied live dance performances and has extensive experience working with dancers and musicians on the Alexander Technique.
Chin-Fei loves sharing her passion for music and dance through teaching and performing. “You have to have fun and enjoy when you play!”