Piano and Voice
Ages 18 months to Adult, Beginning to Advanced

Masters of Music, Texas State University

Teaching Philosophy

Vida believes that music is a language in which everyone should be fluent. A sound foundation in music at a young age will open many doors. A music teacher’s primary role is to provide her students with the knowledge in music, and the tools to achieve the expression of music. Working together to set suitable goals, teacher and student work in harmony to acquire, hone and perfect the skills to articulate music in the instrument or instruments of choice. The display of the result of this collaboration is unique and exciting … there is no other experience happier than a student’s performance of a song with his own personality and emotions. This gift of real time performance is indeed one of a kind.

Biography

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Vida graduated from Hong Kong Baptist College with a degree in music theory and composition. Under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Woolsey at Southwest Texas State University, Vida obtained the “Outstanding Student” award in piano performance. Vida studied voice with Dr. Naymond Thomas, was an active accompanist, and taught class piano and music theory. Vida was in concert choir, under the direction of Dr. John Paul Johnson.

Upon receiving a Master’s degree in Music, Vida started a private music studio in San Antonio. In 2000 Vida co-founded Vivace Music Academy.

Vida has been actively involved with Texas Music Teachers Association and San Antonio Music Teachers Association. Vida served as the chair of the San Antonio center of the National Piano Guild Auditions and the Royal American Conservatory of Examinations, and was a trustee on the board of the San Antonio International Piano Competition.

Vida enjoys adjudicating piano and voice students near and far, including the Tuesday Musical Club junior competitions, music festivals in Cypress Creek, George West, Beeville, and Corpus Christi. Her National Piano Guild assignments have taken her to San Marcos, Lockhart, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, Portland and Eugene.