Siyu Li spent her childhood growing up in China where she studied in the pre-college program of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In 2011, she traveled to America to study at the New England Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music Piano Performance degree while studying with Dr. Hung-Kuan Chen and Prof. Veronica Jochum. She received A Masters Degree in Piano Performance at Georgia State University with Dr. Geoffrey Jennings Haydon. Siyu Li is the State Winner of Music Teachers National Association in 2017. She won the Conference Recitalist Award of Georgia Music Teachers Association Upper College Piano Auditions in both 2017 and 2016. She was awarded first prize in the 2010 “Ying Chang Cup” National Piano Competition. In 2009, she was invited to attend the 18th Annual Summer Music Festival at Walnut Hill in Boston. With over ten years piano teaching experience, Siyu is the teacher of the State Winner Award student of RCM exam in 2019. She is the member of Music Teachers National Association and Georgia Federation of Music Clubs.
Siyu believes a good teaching philosophy should include the cultivation of a love and appreciation of music. Music gives students important knowledge that supports their learning of all other subjects such as math, science and even athletics. It also opens the creative part of their minds which is so important in the areas of problem solving and self-expression. Therefore, learning music helps students understand principles that can be applied everywhere in life. Any instrument but especially the piano will help them improve their ability to understand and communicate.