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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
Oct 25, 2022 Brianna Matzke: a Champion of New Music
Oct 23, 2022 Four-Hand Piano Works From Latin America II
Oct 16, 2022 Four-Hand Piano Works From Latin America I
Sep 24, 2022 Music That Brings You Back Your Childhood Wonderland
Sep 5, 2022 Let’s Fly to the Moon!!
Aug 10, 2022 The Unsung Hero of Music Making
Collaborative Pianist: An Interview With Leona Cheung
Jul 18, 2022 Music for Sleeping:
12 Pieces You Should Know
Jun 27, 2022 Climate Change and Music
9 Pieces Inspired by Climate Change
Jun 20, 2022 Music, Musicians, and Climate Change
An Interview With John Warner, Founder of the Orchestra for the Earth
Jun 13, 2022 An Interview With Samantha Ege