Building character. Testing excellence.
Ms. Olga Wong graduated with a Masters Degree in piano performance from Stephen F. Austin State University, and is currently pursuing her second Master’s Degree at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, majoring in Keyboard Collaborative Arts, under principal professor Timothy Hester. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, Olga has taught at various music schools and worked with a wide range of students in both Hong Kong and Texas. Before moving to Texas, she was a piano instructor at Parsons Music Academy in Hong Kong and taught private lessons as well. Her students have ranged in age from 3 to 75, many of whom won prizes in piano competitions. After moving to Texas, Ms. Wong taught class piano courses to college students when she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in piano at SFASU. In 2016, she was the Chapter Presenter at the MTNA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on the topic of “Performance Anxiety: From Practice room to the Stage”. After graduation, she worked as Staff Accompanist at the SFASU.
In 2016, Olga was awarded Third Place in the TMTA Young Artist Piano Solo Competition and served as Judge at the TMTA All-Star Festival. She performed as a collaborative pianist in Italy at the 2016 InterHarmony International Music Festival, at Louisiana Tech University for the 2016 Musical Production “Bloody Bloody, Andrew Jackson”, and at SFASU as Competition Accompanist for the 2015 Schmidbauer Competition.
Apart from performing and teaching piano, Olga enjoys being a church organist. She currently serves as the Principal Organist at St. Martha Catholic Church in Kingwood, Texas. Last summer in 2017, she joined the French Organ Music Seminar in Paris and Rome, performed in several churches including of St. Peters Basilica, Chapel of Versailles, St-Severin, and Notre Dame des Champs.
Olga nurtures her students and encourages them to enjoy practicing piano, emphasizing creative practicing methods, as well as teaching them efficient ways of memorizing music and learning new pieces. Other than music, Olga is a foodie and she enjoys trying out new food.