Reeder Music Academy

​​3482 Camino Tassajara​​​
Danville, CA 94506
​Tel: 925-964-0571
​Email: [email protected]

​​​Make Music A Part Of Your Life!
Jian Chen  
Piano instructor 
Music has always been Jian's passion ever since he began piano studies at the age of 6. He taught his first piano student at the age of 15 and decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music. He has studied piano, harpsichord, chamber music, and piano accompaniment under celebrated musicians, such as William Corbett-Jones, Victoria Neve, Roger Woodward, and the Alexander String Quartet. Jian has performed around the Bay Area and in China as a soloist and has accompanied for the S.F. Young Women’s Choir, opera singers, and various instrumentalists. Today, he holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Southern California.

As a classically trained pianist, Jian understands the importance of a proper foundation of piano techniques and efficient practice habits that are essential to good piano playing, be it classical, jazz or pop. With over ten years of teaching experience, Jian truly enjoys working with students of different ages and levels. His students have included young children to retirees, high school students to young professionals. Many of his students have become accomplished musicians, able to perform pieces of very high difficulty. Jian has also successfully prepared prospective university students for their entrance audition for piano performance degrees. He exhibits a genuine, nurturing attitude toward his students; his fulfillment comes from seeing his students grow and show appreciation for music.