A southern California native, Cindy Tseng is assistant professor of Music at Los Angeles Harbor College. Her teaching approach is structured such that anyone can learn music in ways that is meaningful and fulfilling to them. She identifies each persons’ musical strengths while respecting their learning styles based on their prior musical knowledge and cultural background. In a supportive class environment filled with opportunities and relevant feedback, students participate in class activities and assignments through a growth mindset. The music learning experience can be transformative as it gives people a chance to learn more deeply about themselves and to become more compassionate through music.
As a conference presenter, Dr. Tseng has been selected to speak at the College Music Society International Conferences, MTNA National Conferences, MTAC meetings, and National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum in Argentina, South Korea, New Mexico, Georgia, Ohio, and California. She has attended professional development workshops at the Brevard Conference on Music Entrepreneurship, International Positive Psychology Association International Conference, Professional Pedagogy Summit, and NAMM. She has also performed solo and collaboratively in Taiwan, Russia, Austria, Italy, Oklahoma, and Los Angeles.
In the music community, Dr. Tseng has adjudicated piano auditions and competitions in southern California. She has served as the state chair of Young Professionals Leadership Network, the regional concerto competition chair, Recording Secretary, and Vice President of State Membership for California Association of Professional Music Teachers.