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Ee Lyn Cowden

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Ee Lyn began her musical studies at the age of five. She earned her Bachelor of Music (HONS) in Piano Performance from UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur and her Masters of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Texas State University-San Marcos. Her principal teachers include Jason Kwak, Morag Yong, and Sharene Tan. She also coached with Tean Hwa P’ng, Pei Sien Lim, Geneviene Wong, Heidi Williams, Young-Hyun Cho, Wei-Han Su, Hye-Jung Hong, and Rita Berger.

Ee Lyn has received numerous scholarships throughout her studies, which include the Gina Whitlock-Bowles Scholarship, Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship, Fine Arts Scholarship, and Friends of Fine Arts Scholarship. Ee Lyn is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

As an educator, Ee Lyn had been teaching piano since 2005 starting in Malaysia then in Austin and now in Houston. Her students in Austin were active participants at Austin District Music Teachers Association (ADMTA) festivals. Many of her students scored Distinctions and Merits in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams. She has also taught several diploma students for the Australian Guild of Music and Speech (AGMS). Ee Lyn was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Texas State University, teaching class piano from August 2010 to December 2011. In July 2011, Ee Lyn presented her research poster at the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy in Lombard, Illinois.