Richardson, Yuen Yee

Yuen Yee Richardson is an active music teacher and performer currently located in Chicago. Originally born and raised in Hong Kong, Yuen Yee studied Clarinet and Piano at Hong Kong Baptist University with John Schertle and Genevieve Wong. In 2010, Yuen Yee moved to Chicago and earned a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Roosevelt University, where she studied Clarinet performance with Carol Lee Smith.

After graduating in 2012, Yuen Yee performed with various music ensembles including Chamber Opera Chicago, Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, and Chicago Concert Winds. Currently, Yuen Yee is primarily performing with a classical chamber group the Seasoned Trio and an original music duo Adjacent Cruise.

Besides performing, Yuen Yee is also passionate in music education where she has been teaching clarinet and piano of all levels to hundreds of students from age 3 to adult since 2007. Her teaching goal is to promote well-rounded, independent and creative learners, where students are not only encourage to learn the musical fundamentals, artistic inspirations, but also to make their own decisions and create their own ideas.

All students are encouraged to participate in school recitals or public performances to gain performance experience as well as share music with others.