"Over the years that I have spent studying piano with Dr. Yates, I have not only learned to play the piano, but also have learned many other skills such as professionalism and responsibility over my commitments. The AGYPiano Studio is always welcoming, and provides extended opportunities to students, including masterclasses, performances/recitals and competitions. Lessons are very enjoyable, and I have learned so much from Dr. Yates over the course of my piano journey."
"Dr. Yates is an exceptional pianist and outstanding educator! She is a wonderful mentor and role model for our daughter who has developed a love of music and piano. Her enthusiasm, warmth and thoughtful, tailored approach to each student make lessons engaging and fun! Our daughter is excited for every lesson and we are so grateful to have found such a professional, dedicated teacher who helps her students to achieve their goals, become well-rounded musicians and to shine!"
– Sharon O.
"I love having lessons with Dr. Yates because she is an amazing teacher and is really kind and encouraging. Piano lessons are always fun and I am proud of how much I have learned. I love the composition projects we do and sharing music with others at recitals, masterclasses and festivals!"
– Maddie G.
"Being a part of the AGY Piano Studio has really made a positive impact on my piano playing and experience with music in general. Now I look forward to practicing every day. With plenty of opportunities such as performances, masterclasses and competitions, the supportive environment of the studio makes a welcoming environment for every piano student regardless of where they are in the learning journey."
– Sophie H.
"Amelia is a very talented, patient and knowledgeable piano/music teacher. As an adult learner, she doesn’t only teach me how to play the piano precisely, but she also encourages me to dig out my own thoughts and playing style, which is super helpful and inspiring. In terms of techniques and skills, she shared her experience and knowledge with me about body gestures, tone colours, and memorizing tips, etc.. Overall, she is a wonderful teacher and I enjoy working with her!"
– Yufei Z.
“Dr.Yates provided a well rounded music program. Students are introduced to many aspects of being a musician from a young age.”
– Sonia B.
“I always enjoy Dr. Yates’s amazing teaching. She teaches with professionalism and great passion. LOVE IT!!!”
– Yan L.