Piano & Violin Chicago, IL
Aviva Tu is a native of Taiwan. She began her musical training at age 10 at China’s Shanghai Conservatory, studying violin for 4 years and piano for 2 years. She returned to Taiwan to attend the National Dong Hwa University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Piano. During her time as an undergraduate, Aviva pursued her passion for collaborative music. She played piano in choir, upright bass in big band, and piano and percussion in wind band. She continued to impress with her violin skills, and in her last year of school, served as the concertmaster for the National Dong Hwa University Symphony Orchestra.
Aviva recently graduated from Chicago's Roosevelt University with her Performance Diploma in Violin. She is a staff accompanist at Roosevelt University.
Piano Chicago, IL
Nicole Murray is a piano teacher and liturgical music director, originally from Green Bay, WI. She began studying classical piano at age 6 and instantly fell in love. Nicole started accompanying both her school choirs and her church congregation of 200 people at age 13, and continued to do so until age 18. After high school, Nicole moved to Chicago, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in Piano from the DePaul University School of Music. She studied with world renowned concert pianist Kyomi Sugimura, and participated in several ensembles and choirs during her time at DePaul. After graduating college, Nicole moved to Los Angeles to pursue her musical dreams. Nicole found her passion in teaching piano and worked for several studios, including Mixon Music LA, Tiffany’s Piano Studio, and Hollywood Guitar Lessons. Nicole is also a worship music director, both directing and accompanying church musicians and congregations.
Nicole has 18 years of extensive knowledge in classical piano, aural skills, score analysis, and music theory. She teaches students of all ages and skill levels, and welcomes each new student with enthusiasm and encouragement. Nicole combines classical repertoire, music theory, and any genre of the student’s choice to create a lesson that is unique to each individual. Having lived in several different big cities, Nicole truly has mastered the art of teaching piano lessons. She continues to pass on her love for piano to all of her wonderful students.