Fang Fang has a Master's degree of Music in cello performance from Arizona State University. Additionally, she holds a B.A. in cello performance from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Nanjing Art Institute in China. Fang began to play the piano when she was 5. She learned to play the cello from her mother, a professional cellist since she was 7. She grew up in a musician family. Fang also enjoyed a series of successes in several regional beauty contests in China. She was awarded several titles including Excellent Award in National Jiangnan Beauty Pageant (2003), Top Ten in National Watertown Beauty Pageant (2003), and Champion in 5-province Youth Beauty Pageant (2000).
Fang is a professional cellist with nearly 20 years of experience in orchestras as a recitalist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. For 8 years she was the assistant principal cellist of the Shanghai Orchestra. She has performed in countries and regions including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, France, and America. Fang also played in Scottsdale Philharmonic in Phoenix as principal cello while attending ASU. She was playing with several symphony orchestras in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from 2015 to 2017. Also, she has appeared in numerous festivals including Red Rocks Music Festival, High Peaks Festival, etc.
As a music instructor, Fang is a certified Suzuki teacher in both piano and cello in the US, and spent four years completing all of the piano and cello unit training. She also obtains a teaching diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in the UK. Besides, she’s a private lesson teacher of CISD. Now she has a professional and successful studio Fortissimo Music Lesson in The Woodlands. She has been teaching for over 20 years with inspiring enthusiasm, great patience, and effective communication. She also prides herself on identifying intrinsic musical talents in every child, and her students include active Houston Youth Symphony Orchestra, region and the State competition winners.
She uses the Suzuki Method of teaching for it is great for both beginners and the advanced. Fang loves music and teaching music as she’s come to learn that music is a universal language with no borders. She can communicate with students with the keyboard and strings even when the language becomes limited. She believes this is close to what Dr. Suzuki called a 'mother-tongue approach.