Amy graduated from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts, received a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and a Master of Music from the Holy Names University in Oakland, California respectively, in Piano Performance. Her teachers were Walter Hautzig and Bernhard Abramowitsch.
Amy has been a faculty member of the Preparatory Music Department, Holy Names University since 1984. Amy teaches Certificate of Merit program, first established by the Music Teachers’ Association of California State Board of Directors in 1934. Certificate of Merit is a systematic and comprehensive music curriculum to develop performance skills, technique, ear training and sight-reading skills, and understanding of music theory.
Amy served on the Music Teachers’ Association of California State Board of Directors from 2007-2015, moving up from Director, Treasurer, 1st Vice-President, and President. Under Amy’s leadership, MTAC registered Certificate of Merit with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2014, effectively protected the intellectual property of the MTAC.
Amy’s students participate in the annual Certificate of Merit evaluations and Piano Guild auditions. Amy is a Life Member of the MTAC, CM Evaluator, Piano Guild judge and Chairperson for the Bay Area – Oakland Center for the National Guild of Piano Teachers.