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Featured ABA Piano Teacher- Yifei Xu

Pianist Yifei Xu has been described as an “incredibly passionate and logical pianist” and “an amazing demonstration of prodigious skills.” She has participated/ performed in Norfolk Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop as fellowship, Aspen Music Festival, Mostly Modern Festival, Almalfi Coast Piano Festival, and Merkin Concert Hall. Winner of MMF Concerto Competition, Vivo International Music Competition, she has also received Roy M. Rubinstein Award and got honored by Eisenberg/Fired Concerto Competition. Recent highlight includes performing Rautavaara Piano Concerto No.1 with American Modern Orchestra at Saratoga Springs in June 2022. Xu earned both BM/MM at Manhattan School of Music, and she is completing her DMA at MSM studying with Dr. Marc Silverman.

Location: New York

Lesson Type: Studio, In-Home and Online Video


The Young Method - eBook 1

The Young Method is an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) based, individualized approach to learning the piano. Depending on how your student scores, they can proceed to different levels of manuals. These levels are refered to as Paths in this series.

Ebook 1 of The Young Method Series is the first step in your student's journey at the piano. Featuring large and clearly defined letters and notes, Manual 1 will focus on:

  • pairing labeled musical notes to specific piano keys

  • working appropriately at the piano

  • helping students focus on the relevant material

  • introducing ABA style instruction

  • basic piano education concepts


eBook 1 Supplemental Kit

The ABA Treble Clef Board is a one-stop, reading sheet music multi-tool. Using basic concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis, this teaching board can adapt to your learner by adding or removing prompts and distractions.

Use the Token Board as a positive reinforcement tool to highlight your students’ accomplishments or attempts at on-task behavior by delivering tokens to them. Make this basic, clear to understand token board from IPI your first step to create a token system designed for your student.

Use these products with eBook 1 of The Young Method series for the full benefits of an ABA piano education curriculum.

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