Shih-Ching Wei-Prichard - Teacher Profile

About Me
Shih-Ching is a creative and energetic freelance music teacher with over 20 years’ experience. She is passionate about inspiring children via music education.   Originally from Taiwan, Shih-Ching runs a successful studio in Southwest London as well as visiting piano teacher at Shrewsbury House Preparatory School in Esher. She trained with Taiwanese and Austrian pianist Christiana Lin and Grant Mead. She holds BA in Music Education from National Taipei University and MA in Community Music from University of York, UK. She has been invited to teach in Suzuki workshops include British Suzuki Music Association (BSMA) National Suzuki Workshops, London Suzuki Group’s (LSG) Branyston Summer School and Temple Dinsley, Snowdrop piano workshop in Poland and many more. Shih-Ching is an active member of LSG teacher committee. She directed many LSG’s piano concerts, Performance Platform concerts and Early Stages and Advanced Stages piano workshops. She is also a member of BSMA event committee. Shih-Ching trained as a primary school music teacher in Taiwan. She has a variety of music management experience such as an Education Officer at the Asian Music Circuit, producer in Philharmonic Radio Taipei and a Marketing officer Contemporary Chinese Opera. All this experience makes her a well round Suzuki piano teacher. She enjoys working with young children particularly. Apart from Suzuki piano teaching, Shih-Ching also has level 1 Suzuki Early Childhood Education and ran her own Mandarin melody group for young children.  
Qualifications

Name of awarding body

Qualifications obtained and grade/level

Date obtained

Merton College

Introduction to Counselling

03/2022

European Suzuki Association

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Certificate Level 1

06/2018

 

European Suzuki Association

Diploma Suzuki Piano Teaching              

06/2017

European Suzuki Association

Intermediate Certificate Level 4 Teaching

03/2013

European Suzuki Association

Certificate Level 3       

04/2011

Musical Steps Courses for babies and toddlers

Full license to run the baby classes

05/2010

European Suzuki Association

Level 2 Piano Teaching            

04/2009

European Suzuki Association

Level 1 Piano Teaching            

04/2008

Ministry of Education, Taiwan

Primary Teacher Qualification

07/1999