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Dazheng Zhu has been teaching piano lessons at all levels in the TCU Music Preparatory Division since 1995.
Also, Ms. Zhu teaches piano at all levels, plus courses in Music Theory I, II and III, Ear Training levels I-IV, Elements of Music, Music Appreciation, and Class Piano at The University of Texas at Arlington Music Department since 2001. And starting in the same yea, Ms. Zhu has served as a music adjunct faculty at the Tarrant County College, teaching all levels in Piano, Class piano, Music appreciation, Theory and Ear training in College levels 1-3.
She holds a B.A. in Music and Piano Performance from The University of Texas at Arlington and a M. M. degree from Texas Christian University in Piano Pedagogy where she studied with Dr. Tamas Ungar and Ms. Leann Kirkham. She also studied privately and had master classes with Professors Joseph Bloch and Rudolph Firkusny, both from The Julliard School, at the Shanghai Music Conservatory 1982-1985.
Moreover, Ms. Zhu is a very active private piano teacher in DFW area. Many of her students have won superior-plus ratings at AMTA piano contests and festivals and several have entered competitions at the state level as well.
From the years of 2002 to present, many of her students won first place in district piano contests, and also won FWMTA Piano Solo Contest 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places. Ms. Zhu has given numerous piano recitals in China, New York, and at DFW area. Her many honors and awards include Winner of UTA Concerto Competition, Outstanding Musician and International Leadership Awards. She has judged many piano competitions and contests for music events in Dallas and Fort Worth. Ms. Zhu has served as the Chairman of the Outstanding Musicianship Awards of Arlington Music Teacher Association since 2006. She is a member of the TMTA, the AMTA, the FWMTA, and the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Club.
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