Amanda Wai - Dallas Music Academy

Amanda Wai


Is a pianist whose main passion is music education and music therapy. As a well-rounded musician, she performed as a pianist, violinist, and vocalist in various ensembles at both the Bloomingdale and the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York. She won a concerto competition in Frank Sinatra High School as well as the Vincent Wagner Concerto Competition in Bloomingdale School of Music while studying under Judith Olson.  Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree both in Piano Performance and Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and studied with Dr. Donald Pirone. During her performance major, she had participated in piano festivals and masterclasses with Nina Lelchuk, Yuan Sheng, Alexander Moutouzkine, Thomas Sauer, and Yuri Kim.

She also had the opportunity to play violin in the Queens College Chamber Orchestra under Charles Neidich. She was also a certified New York City music teacher who taught Band, General Music, and Chorus in P.S. 163Q.  Amanda is currently pursuing her Master’s

Degree in Music Therapy from the Texas Woman’s University.

She was also a worship leader assistant at Christ’s First Presbyterian Church and currently plays worship services at GracePoint Church in Coppell. Amanda is eager to help students discover a love for music by working together and respecting one another. Her goal is for her students to achieve more confidence in self-expression through music.