Michelle Yen-Howland is from Taiwan. When she was 20 years old, she moved to Canada to complete her music education. She is a certified and qualified piano teacher and performer.
Michelle grew up in a musical family. She learned piano through her family’s music business, JaJa Music Academy in Taipei. This music business was profoundly influential all throughout Taipei city. JaJa Music Academy has made enormous reputation contributing classical music to Taipei city and its students have spread out world wide to some of the worlds most well known music academies – Royal Conservatory of music in London and renown conservatories in Europe. Michelle Yen-Howland performed for the mayor at age 12, Lee Teng-hui (who became the president in the years after), of Taipei. During that time, classic music was very much promoted because of the JaJa music Academy’s continuous efforts towards classical music.
Michelle Yen-Howland continued her further piano studies in Canada and became a teacher at Victoria Conservatory of Music since 1994 right after she graduated.
Michelle Yen-Howland has established an exceptional reputation for earning awards for her students in the Victoria Performing Arts Festival in Canada. Each year, her students received top prizes for the best Classical work, best Romantic work and the best Concert performance. Her students also participated yearly in reputable events such as the Canada Music Week.