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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
Jun 26, 2024 Emergence- an Album Remembering Joel Chadabe
Jun 22, 2024 A Conversation With Shanghai Opera House Composer- Yiguo Yan
Jun 19, 2024 Walking the Dog
A Conversation with Saxophonist Andreas Mader and Pianist Joseph Moog
Jun 11, 2024 A Conversation with Mood Poem’s Pianist Bruce Leto, Jr.
Jun 9, 2024 Classical Composers on STAMPS
Jun 8, 2024 Conversation With Pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz
On His New Joint Album ‘ECHOES’
Jun 4, 2024 Conversation With Dr. Maria Alexandra Iñigo Chua, Founder of the Julio Nakpil Project
Jun 1, 2024 Merging Traditional and Classical Music
A Conversation With James Ross about His Latest Album, “Landscape to Light”
May 25, 2024 Conversation With Composer Charles Mauleverer About His New Album “Overture”
May 14, 2024 Conversation with Sergei Babayan: Exploring “Rachmaninoff for Two”