ABOUT THE TEACHER
Brite Zhou is a classical pianist from the San Francisco Bay area. He is trained in both eastern and western styles of piano teaching and techniques. He has a M.A. in Music Education and B.M. in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University, as well as B.S. in Psychology from U.C. Davis. Brite has won the Carol Ferrando Award in 2018, William Corbett-Jones award in 2019, honorable mention in James Ramos competition in 2019, and Andrew McKee award in 2020. Brite’s mentors include Dr. Victoria Neve, Alexander String Quartet, Dr. Scott Smith, Dr. Cong Cong Chai, Massimiliano Ferrati, Tamara Licheli, Asaf Kleimann, and Cristiano Burato.
Brite is passionate about teaching children and adults the joyful and rewarding experience of playing piano. He is fluent in both English and Chinese Mandarin. He believes in building strong foundations through the delight and joy of music-making, providing lifelong benefits for children and adults of all ages. Brite believes that music is an art form that embodies language expressions and emotional comprehensions, and trains an individual in building confidence and expressive abilities, as well as learning the importance of perseverance and hard work. Brite combines music history, music theory, and techniques into all of his lessons and finds a balance to promote interests and stretch the comfort zones to broaden the understanding of music as a whole.
Brite is an active member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California and is an avid food enthusiast that likes to explore what the Bay Area has to offer.