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Fanny Po Sim Head

Born in Hong Kong, Fanny received a doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Kansas under the instruction of Dr. Scott McBride Smith. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music Composition and Production at Hong Kong Baptist University. Later she received her master’s degrees in Piano Performance and Musicology from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC).

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She has over 20 years of teaching experience with students from all over the world. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty at the Metropolitan Community College- Kansas City, Fanny has a thriving studio where her students are active participants in piano recitals, festivals, and competitions. She has a strong passion for piano pedagogy; to that end, she has established a website providing teaching resources for young piano teachers and students.

Fanny has been active in academia and regularly submits proposals and presents them at various events. She presented at various conferences, such as the Music Teacher National Association (2022), National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (2021), Kansas Music Teacher Association (2020), and the College Music Society (2019). She works to discover and promote the work of lesser-known musicians. In addition to presenting and sharing her research on less-known composers, Fanny also includes their works in her recital programs. Her recent recording projects focus on works written by Latin American composers. Her new album includes 13 short pieces written by Blanca Layana Gómez, an Ecuadorian female composer.

Contributed Posts
Feb 20, 2024 Leah Claiborne and Her Two-Volume Piano Music of Black Composer
Feb 9, 2024 Interview With Pianist and Educator Chi Hoi Jimmy Cheung: His Musical Adventures
Feb 6, 2024 Interview with Anton Hanson – Founding Member of Quatuor Hanson
Jan 31, 2024 Interview With Derk Van Der Veen About His Album “Baroque & English Music”
Jan 20, 2024 Music About Nature
5 Pieces Written for Violin and Piano
Jan 10, 2024 Meet Leszek Możdżer: the Jazz Gem and Pianist from Poland
Jan 9, 2024 Interview With Two Polish Treasures: Agnieszka Duczmal and Anna Duczmal-Mroz
Jan 2, 2024 Interview With Yohanan Cinnamon, Composer and Self-Taught Musician
Dec 26, 2023 Exploring the Playful Act With Flutist Noemi Gyori and Pianist Suzana Bartal
Dec 23, 2023 Plants, Vegetables, and Musical Instruments