Dolce Arts Studio, founded in 2020, is an educational institution serving the Greater Seattle Area. We provide diverse educational music activities for students at all ages and all levels, offer music courses such as instrumental private lessons, group lessons, chamber music coaching sessions, and music composition lessons (including classical composition, pop music composition, and contemporary composition). Our faculty team aims to lay a solid foundation for all students and to develop their musical abilities in all aspects. Outside of lessons, student showcase concerts and music-related social services events will be held yearly. In this way, while enriching their spare time, students will gain real life performance experiences to help cultivate students' self-confidence and positive attitude towards life.


All of our faculty members hold music performance or composition degrees--ranging from Bachelor to Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. They have over five years private teaching experiences and are able to create individual teaching plans and methods based on the student’s age and level of playing. In addition to teaching, our faculty are all active soloists or chamber/ensemble performers. Some of them hold principal positions in large ensembles such as Seattle Wind Orchestra and the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra. They are also award winning musicians who claimed awards from China, the U.S, and Europe, such as the Ostrava Wind Music Competition in the Czech Republic, Seattle Philharmonic Don Bushell Concerto Competition, and the Oscar Kolberg International Electronic Music Competition.

Courses and service we provide

Our Location and contact info

655 156th Ave SE,

STE A290

Bellevue, WA, 98007


Phone: (425) 364-8227   Email: dolceartstudio@gmail.com  Wechat: DolceartsstudioFacebook: @dolceartsstudio

Our Team

 

Chen Wang - Saxophone D.M.A.

Originally from Beijing, China, Chen Wang is currently pursuing the Doctoral of music degree at the University of Washington, under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Brockman. Prior to his doctoral studies, he had studied saxophone with world-famous Saxophone players including Qingquan Li, the principal saxophonist in the Central Military Band of the People’s Liberation Army of China and Yi Liu. He earned his Master’s degree in Saxophone performance under the guidance of Dr. Michael Brockman at the University of Washington. In addition, Wang received another Master’s degree in Music Education at Capital Normal University in Beijing, where he held a teaching assistant position. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Musicology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology at Capital Normal University in Beijing. 

Miao Liu - Flute D.M.A.

Miao Liu, born in Beijing, China, is currently a DMA candidate at Arizona State University (ASU). She received her Masters in Music degree from University of Washington and Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree with a focus on education from Fujian Normal University in Fujian, China. 

An active soloist, Ms. Liu has performed as a featured soloist with the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Arizona University Percussion Ensemble, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, and University of Washington Wind Ensemble.

Emily Lee - Flute B.M.

Emily Lee is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music Performance degree studying with Professor Donna Shin at the University of Washington where she is a performer of UW Wind Ensemble and UW Symphony. As an active performer, she performed with the University of Washington Wind Ensemble in UWWE China tour in 2019. Prior to this, she has performed with the Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall under the direction of conductors Ludovic Morlot and David Rahbee.

Anthony Sun - Piano B.M.

Anthony Sun started learning the piano at the age five and gave his first public recital when he was nine. Since then, Anthony has accompanied choirs, played on the worship team for his local church, performed at recitals, and competed at countless competitions. His more notable awards include: first place at the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (PAFE) in 2019, second place at the United States International Music Competition in 2018, and third place at the Steinway Junior Piano Competition in 2019. 

Boya Li - Piano D.M.A.

Ms. Boya Li is an accomplished pianist celebrated for her outstanding achievements in music competitions and extensive performance experience. She triumphed with First Prize at the 2019 Denver International Piano Competition, and continued her winning streak by securing First Prize at the 2020 Mississippi MTNA Young Artist competition. Additionally, she was awarded Second Prize at the 2021 Mississippi Music Teachers Association Graduate Solo Division, showcasing her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft.

Chelsea Zhang - Piano D.M.A.

Chelsea Zhang is an accomplished musicologist and pianist with a rich educational background and a diverse range of teaching and performance experiences. She earned her MA in the History of Western Music from Shandong Normal University and an MA in Piano Performance from Marshall University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Piano Performance at the University of Washington School of Music. 

Devin LaMarr - Cello M.M.

Cellist Devin LaMarr is passionate about music education and music performance in her community. She received a full scholarship to study in the studio of Anne Martindale-Williams for her Master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University, and received her bachelor’s degree in cello performance from Lynn University, where she also received a full scholarship to study in the studio of David Cole. Other important teacher’s in Devin’s life have been Jonah Kim and Walter Gray. She has also performed in masterclasses with renowned cellists such as Mark Kosower and Brannon Cho. 

Zhiting Zhang - Cello M.M.

Zhiting Zhang is a highly accomplished cellist with a rich background in music education. She received her undergraduate degree in cello performance under the guidance of Professor Wang Xiangqian at Xi'an Conservatory of Music. Subsequently, she pursued her master's degree in cello performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the United States, under the tutelage of renowned cellist, Professor Richard Weiss. During her cello studies, she had the privilege of interacting with a series of distinguished music masters, including American cellist, singer, and composer Mike Block, Grammy Award winner David Ying, Berlin Philharmonic's principal cellist Ludwig Quandt, as well as New York Philharmonic's Chinese cellist virtuoso Yu Wei, among others.

Johanna Chai - Violin B.M.

Influenced by many great mentors and musicians, such as, University of Washington violin professor Ron Patterson, Grammy award nominee Aizuri Quartet, Eastman conductor Timothy Long, along with other teachers and friends, Johana Chai performed and shared classical works as a concertmaster at Western Symphony Orchestra, a principle player at Prague Summer Night Symphony, a member of Midcolumbia Symphony and Bellingham Symphony. Moreover, she has years of experience as a first violinist in Scholarship String Quartet, as well as a member of Western Faculty Chamber, and numerous chamber groups, in addition to, a concerto competition semi-finalist. She had performed solos, symphonies, operas, musicals, and more around the world; in U.S., South Korea, Czech Republic, and Canada. Most recent repertoires that she has performed are Bach Chaconne, Mozart Duo, Bartok Contrast Trio, and Sibelius concerto. 

Sum Yee Lee - Piano B.M. & Composition M.A.

Sum Yee Lee studied piano and composition at Western Washington University with a full scholarship. She studies piano performance with Jeffrey Gilliam and composition with Charles Halka and Bruce Hamilton. She also won the gold medals in the Seattle Russian Music Piano Competition and the Sonata Competition. She has also performed as a soloist with the Virtuosi Brunenses Orchestra in Italy under the great conductor Gaddiel Dombrowner.

Yunze Mu - Composition Ph.D

Mu is a sound artist and music programmer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Composition at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati where he studies computer music with Mara Helmuth and teaches introductory courses in electronic music, and a bachelor’s degree in music composition from the Central Conservatory of Music. His music has been performed at numerous events and conferences such as NIME, ICMC, SEAMUS, NYC Electronic Music Festival, and venues in China, Poland, France, the United States, and Korea. In 2016, his multimedia project The Vicissitudes of Piying was funded by China National Arts Fund, Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

Overview

Who can sign up for lessons?

DA studio welcomes students of all ages and all musical backgrounds. Whether you want to pursue music professionally in the future or play an instrument just for fun, our studio will be a great place to start! For busy parents and adult students, we have lessons after work hours on weekdays and we are also open on the weekends. As long as you love music and want to learn more, our professional and supportive faculties will help you with your needs!

How do I sign up?

It is our top priority to match you with the teacher that’s most suitable for you! Please call or email us so we can figure out the best option for you! 

The importance of private lessons in music learning.

Private lessons are an important component in music learning. The one-on-one instructions you get every week with the teacher are irreplaceable by other learning methods. From taking lessons with our teachers, you will:

Not sure if you will like the instrument?

Call us or go to our website today and schedule a FREE trial lesson! In trial lessons, our teachers will give you a taste of what you will get from regular lessons in just 30 minutes. They will also answer any question you have regarding the instrument and our studio!

Can’t find the instrument you want to play?

We are a continuously growing studio. Let us know what instrument you want to learn and we will find a professionally trained teacher for you!