Vivian has taught piano and violin for over 30 years and is on faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC  and Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard. While celebrating the abilities of each student, Vivian strives to help them:


  • Develop performance skills and confidence in presenting to audiences

  • Build an enduring love of music

  • Understand music theory to achieve deeper musical expression

  • Establish efficient and manageable practice routines

  • Develop good foundational technique and repertoire mastery

Students perform in regularly scheduled studio concerts in Chevy Chase, MD (now temporarily on Zoom), engage with peers and listen to each other’s musical development. Families also benefit from monthly progress reports. 


The Juilliard School, DMA, MM

Oberlin College, BM

NOTE ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY: Vivian has taught over 600 private lessons and 80 live music classes on Zoom during these stay-at-home days. While she is currently modifying her physical studio for a future safe reopening, lessons and classes will continue on Zoom until further notice. Vivian works closely with families to set up comfortably on Zoom in order to make the most of their student's virtual learning. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!


My daughter learns so much from you and not just musically. Poise, presentation, public speaking, problem solving....

You are such a gifted teacher, and I'm so impressed with your Zoom skills! You have been our sunshine during this rainy, gray and difficult month.

Before my daughter started lessons with you, I had to help her with the piano practice everyday and she was often frustrated. Now, she is so independent and can practice by herself! And naturally, she really enjoys playing piano. We can't be happier!

Assistant Teacher
Junior on the Dean's List
Brigham Young University

This is an excellent opportunity for new students to begin or return to piano and violin lessons and to benefit from practice support between lessons. Mariah Sam works closely with Vivian Chang to provide a very positive and comprehensive musical experience on the Zoom platform, which includes individualized instruction, regular progress reports and monthly performance opportunities. Mariah has taught over 50 lessons on Zoom for the studio this summer, and will continue to teach and offer practice support throughout the 2020-21 academic year.


$25/25 minutes, $37/40 minutes


Mariah is a nurturing mentor who sets high but reachable expectations. She taught me how to set weekly goals and inspired me to reach them. My love for piano grew as I improved my skills. She also helped me gain a greater appreciation for composers and piano literature. Mariah is a true professional and a pure delight to work with.