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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
May 7, 2024 Niu Niu: The Pianist’s Journey
An Interview on His New Album and Upcoming Performances
Apr 29, 2024 Sofia Lourenço: Caminos Andaluces
Piano Biography and Remembrance of Helena Sá e Costa
Apr 21, 2024 Interview with Megan Swan
Director of Programming of “From the Top”
Apr 20, 2024 Celebrating Earth Day
Interview with “From the Top” Fellows Winston Schnieder and Viviana Alfaro
Apr 10, 2024 Serenade, I Miss You
Interview with Texan guitarist, pedagogue, and filmmaker Nicolas Hurt
Apr 2, 2024 Interview With Alberto Ferro: An Award-Winning Italian Pianist Sharing His Musical Journey
Mar 29, 2024 Interview With Luís Costa About the Album Musíadas 1.0
An Album Dedicated to Music by Portuguese Composers
Mar 26, 2024 Interview with Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman
Musician, Filmmaker, and Artistic Visionary
Mar 22, 2024 Interview With Kenneth Kam
Lutenist and Classical Guitarist from Hong Kong
Mar 5, 2024 Interview With Laure Chan