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Talking Taiwan

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Talking Taiwan is a Golden Crane Award Winner and the longest running Taiwan-related podcast. Hosted by Felicia Lin, it's about the interesting people and stories connected to Taiwan and Taiwan's global community – in Taiwan, the US, and around the world. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on Apple… read more


Ep 165 | Cindy Wu Music Educator in Taiwan Speaks About Her Music Career and Positivity

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Cindy Wu is an English and Mandarin Chinese bilingual performer, speaker, and music educator based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She loves and enjoys all aspects of life, travel, and culture. I met Cindy years ago when I lived in Kaohsiung. I’ve invited her on to Talking Taiwan to speak about her music career and how she’s dealt with the setbacks and challenges that she’s faced along the way. When asked about how she’s been able to impact the lives of her students, she responded that it’s her students who have impacted and inspired her with their love support. Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode: • How Cindy and I met in Taiwan • Cindy’s background and connection to Taiwan • When she immigrated to the United States • What brought Cindy back to Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2005 from the U.S. • and how Felicia organized Happy Hours in Kaohsiung • Where Cindy’s love of music came from • How Cindy first learned piano by attending Yahama classes • How the time she spent at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY affected her • How Cindy uses music to educate kids • How Cindy began teaching piano, violin and singing in Taiwan • How the perception of the Taiwanese language has changed over time • What Cindy’s done in her music career • The challenges that Cindy deals with as a vocalist • The voiceover work that she does • How Cindy started her first livestream show • Why she stopped doing her livestream show for a year • Cindy’s approach to her livestream shows and how she deals with criticism, haters and trolls • Cindy’s children’s book, Sunny Girl’s Dream World • Cindy’s approach to teaching junior high and high school students • The opportunities that Cindy’s livestream show has brought her • How Cindy works with the Oxford Institute and is on the board the Global Leadership and Learning Association • How Cindy helps students get a dual high school diploma Related Links:

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