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. 

Anneke Thompson

Creative Piano & Voice Trainer | Language Coach

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Anneke grew up immersed in music and theater.  She started performing in piano recitals, voice recitals, and musical theater productions at the age of eight.  Anneke graduated from Occidental College where she earned her BA in French Linguistics and Music with a minor in Theater.  Since graduating she has gone on to teach piano and voice lessons at music schools across Southern California.  Anneke enjoys introducing her students to all styles of music, including pop, rock, jazz, blues, and musical theater, as well as classical.  Anneke is trained in Knight-Thompson Speechwork, which she incorporates into her voice lessons.  She is also musical director for a community children’s theater company, teaching the music of Broadway plays to large groups of kids. 

Anneke has five years of experience tutoring academically, instilling curiosity and passion for learning into her students.  She has also taught internationally, serving as an English teacher in France.  Anneke believes that music and art is fundamental to a well-rounded education.  Nurturing the creative abilities of each student allows them to feel more confident and passionate in academic pursuits.