Edwina Li

Edwina Li

Edwina received her diploma from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Jane Carlson.  She traveled twice during the course of her studies to the Hindemith Foundation in Switzerland for masterclasses and public performances. Attending Wellesley College, she studied with Jean Alderman, and upon graduation was awarded the Billings Performance Award.  She continued her studies at Michigan State University, where she was recruited by the husband/wife duo team, Yong-Hi Moon and Dai Uk Lee.  At MSU, she received her MM degree in piano pedagogy and MM in piano performance, studying with Midori Koga (piano pedagogy), and Dai Uk Lee (piano performance).

In addition to solo repertoire, Edwina takes great interest in chamber music, collaborating with various instrumentalists through the years.  She also has special affinity for piano four-hand and duo-piano literature which she plays and performs with her twin sister, Margaret.   

In her teaching, Edwina uses a skills-based approach to achieve understanding both on the page and in the ear.  Using theory concepts and aural skills, literacy and musicality strengthen as students learn to make connections with what is on the page and what they hear.  With commitment and persistence, the rewards and appreciation of music learning, whether it be playing an instrument or attending a concert, are lifelong.

Edwina was on the piano and theory faculty at South Shore Conservatory from 2000-2020.  She is very excited to now be on faculty at South Shore Piano School!