Cicy Li is a second year’s master’s student at UW majoring in music with an emphasis in piano performance. Born and raised in Shenzhen, China, Cicy has been studying piano for 21 years. She earned her undergraduate degree majoring in piano at Seattle Pacific University. She is currently studying with Dr. Robin McCabe. Cicy has accompanied for Bryant Elementary School Choir, Eckstein Middle School Trebled and the Advanced Choirs for the 2018 Winter Choral Concert at Nathan Hale High School, State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Lynnwood High School, as well as the student-led musical Violet presented by SPU Theatre Department. She is currently the piano accompanist for the choir and worship band at United Free Evangelical Church, as well as the Norweigian Male’s Choir in Seattle. During the summer, Cicy attended the Seattle Piano Institute at the UW. She has performed at Meany Hall in 2017 as well as the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College in New York in 2018. February 2018 Cicy won a Silver Medal in the Chopin NW Festival in Bellevue, and in January that same year she won 1st place in the SPU Concerto Competition. Now based in Seattle, Cicy is also a teacher with students from age five to adults.
Why I Teach
It’s a privilege for me to pass the love of music to the next generation, and the biggest reward is to see how the students grow, both musically and personally. In teaching, my goal is providing a comfortable and effective technique, introducing a wide range of music, as well as encouraging the students to feel confident in being creative. Music should be an enjoyable event in our life, and it is important to an instructor to realize. With the enjoyment of playing, then the students will be able to taste the reward from performing.