Jennifer Scott, originally from Pennsylvania, began studying piano at the age of 4. She earned B.A. in Music and French from Franklin & Marshall College, where she studied with pianist, Elizabeth Keller - an alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music. She then went to law school and became a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland. After practicing environmental and real estate law for 5 years, Jennifer decided to chase a dream and start a music school, Studio Papillon.
Jennifer has become one of the most sought-after piano teachers in the DC area, due to her dynamic teaching style and love of children. Jennifer loves teaching children as young as 4-years of age and watching them develop personally and musically. She has become extremely fond of her students and warmly regards them as part of her musical family.
Ms. Scott continues to grow musically through her studies with acclaimed concert pianists, Jeffrey Chappell and Brian Ganz, who bestow the teachings of Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin. She has also been blessed to become acquainted with Russian concert pianist Artur Aksenov, who has enlightened her with profound teachings from the Russian perspective. Over the years, Jennifer developed an affinity for impressionist/symbolist music and specializes in the sounds of Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saens. Mozart is another of her favorite composers.
In addition to Miss Scott's work at the piano, she has uncovered a mezzo soprano singing voice under the scholarly vocal instruction of Martha Randall. Jennifer continues her creative journey in fusing her piano and French skills with voice in becoming a chanteuse of French songs. At the same time she is exploring the operatic genre and building her classical voice.
Erh-Jen Lee, piano
Erh-Jen Lee Piano
Erh-Jen Lee is the winner of "The National Outstanding Artist Achievement Award" from the Chi-Mei Cultural Arts Foundation in her native country of Taiwan 2001-2003. She has toured internationally with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and has performed extensively in England, Switzerland, Salzburg and the United States. Ms. Lee is a grand prizewinner in several competitions: "Fifth International Chopin Competition of Taipei," "The Dora Zaslavsky Koch Piano Competition," "Friday Woodmere Piano Competition," and the "National Taiwan Concerto Competition."
At age 19, Ms. Lee made her New York debut with the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia, playing Chopin's Concerto No. 1 in e-minor. In 2000, she was chosen to be one of the just eight "most promising pianists in America" for the Toradze Concerto Institute.
Ms Lee earned her Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Oxana Yablonskaya. She also earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Constance Keene. Ms. Lee is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree at the Catholic University of America as a full scholarship student.
Yu-Fen Chou, piano
Yu-Fen Chou Piano and Violin
Yu-fen Chou, originally from Taipei, Taiwan, has a Master's of Music degree in Piano Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Doctor of Music Art Degree in Vocal Accompanying from the Catholic University of America.
As an experienced teacher, Yu-fen has taught students of all ages and skill levels, as well as many different cultural backgrounds. Her ultimate goal for teaching is to foster a live long love and appreciation of music.
In addition to teaching, Yu-fen is an active collaborative pianist in the Washington, DC area, appearing in mutiple recitals with both singers and instrumentalists. She is also actively working as an accompanist and coach for several local operas and theaters.
Besides piano, Yu-fen also studied violin for 14 years with professors from Taipei National University ofthe Arts and National Taiwan Normal University. She was an active orchestra player in high school and college. She had performed as concert master and soloist with National Central University String Orchestra and Taipei First Girls' High School String Orchestra. During her sophomore and junior years in college, she was an active member of YWCA Youth Orchestra in Taipei.
Perry Fustero, Piano
Perry Fustero Piano (Classical and Jazz)
Perry Fustero grew up in Arlington Virginia where he began studying piano at the age of 7.He played primarily a classical repertoire until late high school when he began playing jazz.Now he loves playing both styles of music as well as rock and modern art music.Perry graduated from The College of William and Mary with a BA in music.While he was there, Perry concentrated in Composition, Music Theory, and Jazz piano.Perry has written music for piano, string quartet, choir, orchestra, and several electronic pieces as well.He believes that music is best played applying an analytical approach to gain compositional insight on the piece.Perry is excited to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm about music onto his students.
Dilyana Kirova, Piano
Dilyana Kirova Piano, Bassoon, Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone
Dilyana Kirova, a native of Bulgaria, grew up in a musical family and started playing the bassoon and piano at the age of 12. After graduating from the School of Music and Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, she enrolled in the State Academy of Music in Sofia where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. During several summers she attended master classes at the Prague-Vienna-Budapest International Summer Academy in Austria. She earned a Masters Degree in Music from Catholic University of Americ, where she is currently working toward her Doctoral Degree as a student of Truman Harris, Assistant Principal Bassoon of the National Symphony Orchestra. Dilyana Kirova is a prizewinner of several competitions, including the prestigious Antonin Reicha Competition in Austria, and the Contemporary Austrian Composers Competition. She has recorded for the Bulgarian National Television and Radio, and has performed as soloist at concertos in Bulgaria, Austria and the United States. Recently, she performed at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; had a solo recital at the Millenium Stage (Kennedy Center); and also played with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Dilyana is currently playing with the woodwind quintet, Around the World. She is presently performing for the Washington Performing Arts Society and also she has been a music teacher and accompanist for the Montgomery County Arts Council and Play's the Thing (Workshop for Children).
Eve Tang, Piano, Viola and Violin
Piano, Viola and Violin
A graduate of the Yale School of Music, Eve Tang has accumulated extensive experience in teaching piano, violin and viola. Eve began learning piano at age five and the viola three years later. After winning numerous music competitions and completing ARCT diploma in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, she continued he music studies in viola performance at McGill University. Her orchestral endeavors have taken her all over the world including Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Engl;and, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In the past three summers, she has been invited to perform in the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and Verbier Festival.
Inspired by her teachers and mentors, Eve is also a strong advocate in education and outreach. She dedicates and values her time as a volunteer faculty member at the Sitar Arts Center, teaching music to children in under-served areas in DC. Eve's teaching approach stimulates creativity, inspires self-discipline and encourages each student to express themselves through the gift of music.