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Liz Tsao 

Native Taiwanese. Began her music studies at the age of 5. With a strong passion for music, Tsao professionally plays both cello and piano. She holds a Master’s degree in Cello Performance from Michigan State University under Suren Bagratuni and obtained her Bachelor's degree in National Taiwan Normal University in Cello Performance major and Piano in minor. She also completed the Suzuki Method training and music education program in Taiwan and had years of experience teaching children. 


Tsao is an active performer who enjoys playing solo, chamber music, and orchestras. She attended music festivals across Asia, Europe, and the States. Including Japan Kirishima International Music Festival, “Master Classes at the Centro Studi Carlo Della Giacoma” in Italy, Festival Napa Valley- Blackburn Music Academy, and New England Conservatory Youth Orchestra Festival. She also played in Lansing Symphony, Alma Symphony, Taiwan ProArte Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra…etc during these years. Besides Classical music, Liz also enjoys participating in pop music production. She served as a producer assistant in Zoommuzik Recording Studio and was invited as a guest cellist to record single albums with pop singers such as Nan-Quan MaMa, Sam Lee..etc in Taipei, Taiwan. 


Liz had over 5 years of experience teaching cello and piano private lessons, group classes, and ensemble coaching. She creates warm, playful, and professional lessons for her students with different needs. She believes all students are unique and has their own strength. Her philosophy is to be flexible and attentive in order to achieve the greatest learning results, meanwhile explore music with students and stimulate their musical potential. Liz currently serves as Cello Instructor and Strings Supervisor at Bravo Conservatory of Music. Also freelancing and in-home teaching in San Jose, California.

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