If you are interested in joining our faculty, please send inquiries to info@cymg.org. *


Lucy Lu
Strings for Kids

Ms. Lu has performed extensively throughout China, Hong Kong, and the United States and won many awards for her performances.  At age six, she won 1st place at The Future Violinist Competition in Yunnan and continuously wining at different competitions around China.  1989 summer, Ms. Lu held her solo recital at The HongKong Academy for Performing Arts and was a great success.  Ms Lu’s most recent performances including: Solo violinist at 2005 New Universe Entertainment Academy;  Performing with international tenor Oscar Zhang at UCI Barclay Theatre as guest solo violinist, with UCI symphony Orchestra, 2006.  Guest Solo Violinist performing at Cerritos Performing Art Center in 2007.  She also performed with different orchestras year round at different locations such as the Ford Amphitheatre and Orange county Performing Arts Center,  she plays Jazz with Michael McDaniel Quartet. www.violinbaby.com


Pin ChenPin Chen
Music Director, Chamber Groups

Pin Chen began studying the violin with her father at age six and earned her Bachelor of   Music in music education with Department Honors from Northwestern University.  She earned her Master of Music degree in Music/Music Education with a Conducting Specialization from Colorado State University, Fort Collins with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She has been teaching music in public schools since 2003 and is currently Orchestra Director of the nearly 300 string students at Arcadia High School. Chen has been teaching private violin and viola lessons since she was 14 years old and is the String Orchestra Conductor for the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Ms. Chen is a two-time recipient of the National School Orchestra Association Award as well as the Harry and Clarice Fine Arts Memorial and Margaret Morris Henderson Scholarships. She is a member of the Conductors Guild, Music Teachers Association of California, and Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association. When she is not teaching, she enjoys performing the occasional gig and helping CYMG grow and evolve.


Emma StansfieldEmma Stansfield
Strings For Kids

Emma Stansfield graduated in 2017 with a master’s degree from UCLA and was also trained at both the Junior and Senior departments of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Universität der Künst in Berlin. Her principal teachers include Timothy Boulton, Richard O’ Neill, Carla Maria Rodrigues and Krzysztof Smietana. She holds a diploma in music education from the Kodály institute of the Liszt Academy.

Previously, Emma spent 8 years working in Abu Dhabi teaching violin, viola, chamber music, string orchestra and musicianship. Her students have been accepted to the Junior Royal College of Music in London, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Whilst in Abu Dhabi she set up and directed a youth string orchestra, taking Abu Dhabi’s most talented string players to performances around the city sharing their music with the wider community.


Danielle Stein

Danielle Stein, soprano, is a distinguished operatic and oratorio artist. As an operatic performer, Ms. Stein has toured professionally throughout Italy as the 1st Annina in La Traviata, has appeared with the San Diego Opera in Turandot, Don Carlo, Simon Boccanegra, and Wozzeck, and with the San Diego Lyric Opera in HMS Pinafore. Recent concert solos include Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate at the Music on the Point 25th concert series, Fauré’s Requiem, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Saint John Passion and Saint Matthew Passion, and Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. Ms. Stein holds a Master of Music degree in voice performance with distinction from California State University Northridge and a Bachelor of Music degree from San Diego State University with continued postgraduate training at the International Lyric Academy of Rome and Viterbo, The Abingdon School for Solo Singers, Saltnote Stageworks Young Artists Program, Opera Academy of California, and SingerSupport with Barbara Bonney. Also a musicologist, Ms. Stein is the recent recipient of the Ingolf Dahl Memorial award in musicology for her paper “The Office of Strategic Services Musac Project: ‘Lili Marleen,’ Marlene Dietrich, and the Propaganda Music of WWII.”


Isaiah Gage
Junior Chamber Strings & Chamber Groups

Isaiah Rowland Gage is a Cellist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Composer and Songwriter from New York City. Sometimes, he likes to laugh and sometimes he laughs until he cries. At an early age Gage was exposed to many genres of music, as his parents operated a String Instrument repair shop and small Jazz, Improv and Experimental Music club in the front of their loft. Gage grew up stumbling around fragile acoustic instruments, playing children’s games on the floor as musicians warmed up and tested their hardware after repairs. His father, David, was at one point a gigging Bass Player and thus specialized primarily in Double Basses, so naturally one would expect Isaiah to pick up the Bass. However after hearing his cousin play the Cello, Gage was mesmerized. He couldn’t get over the human-like qualities of the instrument’s voice and the range in which the instrument could deliver pitch – he simply had to play the cello.www.isaiahgage.com


Anne Sherrill
Chamber Groups



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