Skip to main content

Thomas Yang


Thomas Yang joined the ASC faculty in 1999. Born in New Jersey, he did his undergraduate work at Bucknell University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music History. Following his studies at Bucknell, he went on to earn a Master of Music in piano performance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later to do work towards a piano performance doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tom’s varied experience has included teaching in a private studio in Marshfield, at the Wausau Conservatory of Music and at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. For the twelve years immediately prior to joining ASC, Tom worked as a computer programmer for the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Community Involvement

  • Math tutor, McKinley School, Stevens Point, WI

Professional Memberships

  • Suzuki Association of The Americas
  • Music Teacher National Association
  • Wisconsin Music Teacher Association
  • Stevens Point Area Music Teacher Association


Past 5 years.

  • Faculty Recital, 2019, at UWSP.
  • Performances at American Suzuki Institute (ASI), Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.
  • Senior Recitals for American Suzuki Center Students.
  • Produced video monodramas for ASI, Tupman the Turtle (2020) and Penelope, the Piano Playing Penquin (2021).

“You’ve got to concentrate on each play, each hitter, each pitch.  All this makes the game slower and much clearer.  It breaks down to its smallest part.  If you take the game like that – one pitch, one hitter, one inning at a time, and then one game at a time – the next thing you know, you look up and you’ve won.”

Rick Dempsey, major league catcher

150 Noel Fine Arts Center


DM (in progress) - Piano Performance
University of Wisconsin - Madison

MM - Piano Performance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BM - Music History
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA