Kerri Keng

Founder | Piano Trainer | STEM Coach & Consultant

Kerri obtained her Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. She double-majored in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics in undergraduate. She has ten years of experiences in academia and industry, ranging from biomedical research to coaching engineers. Her interdisciplinary perspectives made her an innovate coach in project-based learning, tutoring, and critical thinking.

Her passion in STEM and academic coaching began her journey in education. She has been sharing the joy of learning and a well-rounded perspective with students as young as four. Kerri works with all styles of learners, from public school students to homeschool explorers. Besides the role of chief coach in Melody & Chord Creative Learning, she's also teaching math, STEM, and computer programming in a local private school and a non-profit education organization.

Kerri's talent and love for music inspired her to teach children and adults to play the piano from their hearts. She believes that developing the individual's interest and sense for music is the key to lifetime enjoyment for playing the piano. Kerri was invited to compose for a high-tech company's product video, and wrote a book "Charting through Music with Melody & Chord" on learning and being creative with piano. 

David Morton

Lead Engineer | Language & ESL Coach

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David has trained at MIT for Design Thinking. He has decades of hands-on engineering experience in automobile, carbon-fiber, and manufacturing. He is an amazing problem solver and encourages all of his students to develop the skill. He teaches students to use engineering as a tool to understand the world.

Besides David’s engineering mind, he also coaches students English and Spanish. More than just teaching the language, he puts on the engineering lens to introduce all aspects of the culture and background that develop the language. His approach allows the students to naturally apply the languages. He has worked with young readers from schools in the South Bay. Moreover, he has also led international camps for students from China.

His creative, fun teaching approach has attracted students of all ages in the South Bay.