Fang Daniels is a professional cellist with nearly twenty years of experience as a recitalist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Ms. Fang began to play the piano when she was five years old. She learned to play the cello from her mother, a professional cellist since she was seven. She grew up in a musician family. Now she is an Adjunct Faculty of Music at Lone Star College-CyFair. For eight years she was the assistant principal cellist of the Shanghai Orchestra. She has performed in countries including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, France, and the USA. Ms. Fang also served as principal cello of the Scottsdale Philharmonic in 2014-2015 and as a section cellist in numerous orchestras in New Jersey and Philadelphia. She has appeared in numerous festivals and fashion shows including the Red Rocks Music Festival, High Peaks Festival, and the John Galliano Showing Dior Resort in Shanghai 2010. Ms. Fang holds a Master's degree of Music in cello performance from Arizona State University where she was a student of Tom Landschoot and a B.A. in cello performance from Nanjing University of The Arts. As a visiting student, she also studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Ray Wang.
A dedicated and committed educator, Ms. Fang holds a teaching diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in the UK and is a certified Suzuki teacher in all units of both cello and piano in the US. At present, she has a professional and successful studio - Fortissimo Music Lessons in The Woodlands (TX). 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, regional, and State competition winners.
She uses the Suzuki Method of teaching for it is great for both beginners and the advanced. Ms. 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.