“The focus of my teaching begins with building a good foundation for each student. While having a solid technical foundation is important, it is a tool for better musical expression. My goal is to inspire and to provide each student with the needed tools to reach their full potential, while helping them to develop their own voice and to become a performer with individuality.”
Passionate in pedagogy, Mr. Xie's teaching style have been greatly influenced by the teaching philosophies of his mentors and other great artists whom he had the privilege to study with. He started teaching private lessons in 2009. In 2012, he was recommended by Jodi Levitz to become teaching fellow at the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra’s chamber music program that summer, where he gave chamber music coaching, private lessons and master classes to young string musicians. As of today, his students are frequent participants at youth orchestras and summer music programs such as Stanford Youth Orchestra, Interlochen Summer Music Camp, Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), Peninsula Youth Orchestra (PYO), etc. Mr. Xie’s studio currently consists students ranging from age 5 – 18, and he teaches both viola and violin.