Cindy Lam

Piano Faculty
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

Cindy Lam received her Bachelor's degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her Master of Music at Northwestern University in Piano Performance.  She also received a Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College (United Kingdom) in Piano Performance. 

Significant teachers and mentors: 

A few of Cindy's teachers over the years who impacted her music career largely were: David Kaiserman, Donald Isaak, David Gwilt, and Monique Duphil.

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

Ms. Lam's teaching philosophy is one of a musician that truly loves what she does. She is very passionate about encouraging her students to see the beauty in music and, in doing so, is hopeful that they will realize how much of a gift it is. She also believes that music teaches you to have many qualities that are essential for life outside of the music world.

"It is a tremendous joy to be able to make music, share music, to move someone‘s heart or be in your own world. I wish my students will realize the gift of music one day no matter which level they are at. Through learning music, you learn to focus, to have discipline, to take responsibility, to face challenges, to believe in yourself, to not give up, to try your very best and have no regret. It’s a valuable lesson to learn in life."

Awards and achievements: 

Cindy was honored with a variety of awards including the Ruth and Ed Meyer Fund, the Flocken Fund, the Amelia A. Hoff Memorial Award and the “Outstanding Performer” Award in a Piano Competition for Young Artists in Hong Kong. 

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Ms. Lam is an active performer and accompanist in the Chicago area and abroad.  She is also an active NMTA member and has been a piano instructor for the last twelve years including positions at Musical Offering, the Martin Piano Studio, and Northwestern University.