Chengjing Yang is originally from China and started piano study at the age of 4. Yang holds a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Beijing Normal University (2012), one of the top universities in China, where she was a student of professor Hui Yang and studied English as a minor; a Master of Music degree in piano pedagogy and performance from Baylor University (2014), where she studied pedagogy with Dr. Lesley McAllister and performance with Dr. James Williams.
During her study at Baylor, Yang gained a large amount of experience both in teaching and performance. She has taught students in all levels and of all ages, including music and non-music majors, children and adults. She also received many positive responses about her performance, including a graduate recital and her participation in master classes for Dr. Andrew Parr and Professor John Owings. In addition to her solo performance, she has worked as an accompanist for clarinet and choir.
Yang has recently moved to Austin and is currently a member of the piano faculty at the Clavier-Werke School of Music. She encourages students to discover the sound and the meaning of music, emphasizing the development of technique as well as aural sense. She is friendly but also precise and focused.