Lin Lao is a seasoned pianist and dedicated piano teacher from China. Notably, she conducted a comprehensive study in American contemporary piano music, culminating in a concert on Piano Works by American Composers born in 1938 and a forthcoming publication on musical borrowing and quotations in the late twentieth century. However, Lin Lao’s greatest passion is teaching piano to the next generation where she can share her love of music and help foster a lifelong appreciation for the piano. Prior to joining PIOM, she managed a studio for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Community Music Program and its summer music camp.
Outside of teaching, Lin Lao actively performs and presents at major academic conferences, such as the Music Teacher National Association Collegiate Symposium, North Carolina Music Teacher Association, Westfield Center of Historical Keyboard Studies, Early Music America and Historical Keyboard Society of North America where she also serves on the nominating committee.
In addition to the modern piano, Lin Lao specializes in Historical Keyboards including the fortepiano and harpsichord, and has held public performances at the Duke University and Catskill Mountains Foundation. Lin Lao holds a Bachelor of Arts at Wuhan Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and is soon to complete a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance along with a Performance Certificate in Historical Keyboard Performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.