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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
Jan 22, 2023 Beethoven of the Flute: Rediscover Kuhlau and His Works for Flute, Piano, and Operas!
Jan 9, 2023 The Father of Piano: Muzio Clementi
Dec 11, 2022 Classical Music Beyond the Concert Stage PART III: 9 More Classical Pieces Used in Commercials
Nov 28, 2022 Classical Music Beyond the Concert Stage PART II: 8 Classical Pieces Used in Commercials
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