Abraham Cheng

Silver Springs, Maryland

Offering Studio Lessons

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Abraham Cheng

Shyueh Chao (Abraham) Cheng is an enthusiastic and experienced piano teacher. Having taught and coached numerous students to fulfill their personal learning goals and artistic potential for the last two decades, his teaching philosophy is rooted on developing a solid technical foundation, nurturing each student’s artistry and fostering deeper understanding and appreciation for music.

Professionally trained with Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance, University of Maryland at College Park. Principal studies with Bradford Gowen. Early studies with En-Ping Lin, Jungte Ma and Yi-Chun Lai in Taiwan, and subsequently studied with Neil Tilkens and Gregory Sioles in the U.S. Additional training with Pi-hsien Chen and Boris Slutsky, and chamber music coaching with Rita Sloan and members of the Guarneri String Quartet.

Performed as recitalist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist in US and abroad. U.S. concert appearances include venues such as the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Strathmore Mansion, Library of Congress, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, and Arts Club of Washington. Extensive teaching experiences with students of all ages, skill levels and cultural backgrounds.

Numerous students have consistently passed ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK) practical and theory exams with distinctions on all grade levels, and excelled in recitals, competitions and auditions. Fluent in English and native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

Cheng currently keeps an active teaching studio in Silver Spring, Maryland, and he also teaches at the Moon School of Music in Fairfax, Virginia. Former faculty, Washington Conservatory of Music.

Active member, Music Teachers National Association, Maryland State Music Teachers Association, and Montgomery County Music Teachers Association.

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Piano Class

Evidence Based

  • Understand exactly how your student is doing

  • Record performance data with specialized data sheets

  • Use included "Progression Paths" to analyze data

  • Set clear goals to reach 

  • Learn how to adjust your appraoch based on objective data

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.