B.A., Piano Performance /Vocal minor, National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan
Suzuki Piano Method Teaching Certificate
Three Masters Degrees (Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Pedagogy with Suzuki Method Emphasis), Holy Names University
Director of Preparatory Music from 1998-2007
After teaching at Catholic Hsiao-Min Girls Junior & High School in Tai-Chung, Kent served at ROC Marine Corp, transferring to National Defense Department Symphony Orchestra. He later studied with Horst Leichtfried at Conservatory of Music and Drama Arts in Vienna, Austria. Other teachers include Roy Bogas, Ho-Hui Lin, En Wang, Arlene Woehl and Bobby Wong. Kent and Mei-Ling Tchii run the Tchii’s Piano School of Music in Alameda. A member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) Alameda County Branch since 1991, Kent served on the MTAC State Board of Directors from 2005-2013, was Co-President of the Suzuki Music Association of California – Bay Area Piano Branch, and is currently President, MTAC Alameda County Branch. Kent’s philosophy in teaching focuses on student’s performances of solo and ensemble repertoire. Students explore Suzuki and standard classical repertoire as well as Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, and Pop genres.