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Janetta's Bio

Raised in Guangzhou, China, Janetta Tang received her first 1/4 size violin as a birthday gift at the age of 5. She started violin lessons with Rong Wu two years later when she had the inspiration for a performance of Zigeunerweisen by a 10-year-old violinist. Under the learning of Ms. Wu, Janetta developed solid violin technique from Suzuki methods, with the combination of Ms. Wu's military string pedagogy. At the age of 10, Janetta was introduced to Guangzhou Little Angels Symphony Orchestra. Through LASO, Janetta fell in love with not only orchestral music with performances inside and outside China, including cities of Xiamen, Guilin, London, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. She also played string quartets and other ensembles with the orchestra, which enriched her playing experiences. 

 

Janetta received her bachelor's degree from South China Normal University in Guangzhou, majoring in Solfeggio and Ear Training. In 2013, Janetta studied with Dr. Kia-Hui Tan at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her master's degree in Violin Performance minoring in string pedagogy. 

 

Since college years, Janetta has taught over 60 violin students ranged from 4 to 17. She also has taught music theory and ear training classes at Meilin High School in Shenzhen, China, helping seniors prepare for the college entrance exam. During the study at OSU, Janetta has taught violin and viola lessons in Jefferson Music Academy, and has helped the 

the academy to hold 5 student recitals. Since moved to Texas in summer 2015, Janetta has held positions as an orchestra assistant in Frisco ISD, violin and viola teacher in Allen, Mckinney, and Plano ISD. Janetta also dedicates to the performing world- She is the core violinist of Allen Philharmoinic, Sherman Symphony, Stonebriar Community Church Orchestra and First United Methodist Church Orchestra, and actively performs with local orchestras and ensembles, such as Plano Symphony, Lewisville Lake Symphony, East Texas Symphony and European Ensemble Strings. 

 

Janetta practically combines her performing experiences with teaching philosophy that effectively helps students develop playing technique, musicality, aural skills and professional performance manners. Janetta has successfully held 3

student recitals in Frisco, Allen and McKinney, one of whose students had won the position of second violin principal in Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra (DAAYO). She also has many students that make Texas All-Region Competition every year, as well as winning the superior and excellent in the anuual Texas UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. Besides studio teaching, Janetta is an active member of TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) that judged 2016 Solo and Ensemble Contest and 2018 Texas All-Region Competition.