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Pamela Lam



Pamela is a national certified teacher of music from MTNA. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with Dr. David Phillips at Radford University and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance with Edith Hirshtal at California State University, Long Beach. She also studied with Gyorgy Sandor, Mykola Suk and Vladimir Shakin in New York during the summer time when she was in graduate school. In addition, she was the Teacher Enrichment Grant recipient from MTNA which allowed her to perform in the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Festival in Ragusa-Ibla, Italy.   

Pamela started teaching piano at Los Angeles Music and Art School, where she developed a deep love of teaching in a non-profit environment and thus started her life-long passion with non-profit music organizations. She also taught piano classes at California State University, Long Beach, eventually moving to private piano teaching in the San Gabriel Valley. Her students have received numerous awards in various competitions, including the Davidson Fellowship Scholarship Awards, Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, Southern California Junior Bach Festival, Satori Grand Prize Competition, and many more with MTNA and MTAC. In addition, her students are chosen to perform at the Music Teachers’ Association of California’s Annual State Convention every year.


She has served actively as an adjudicator for piano evaluations, festivals and competitions throughout the nation. She was one of the International Judges at the World Pianist Invitational in Kennedy Center and also at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference. She also gave master classes and taught summer music programs in Hong Kong during the summer season.   


Besides her private teaching, she is currently the Certificate of Merit State Evaluator Trainer and the State Coordinator for the MTAC Panel and Young Artist Guild program. She is also on the board of the Southwestern Youth Music Festival and is the Chairperson for the National Guild Audition Monterey Park Center. She will be the President for the MTAC Glendale Branch in 2024-2026, after serving this same position twice in the past. She is also the former State Coordinator for the Young Artist Performance Competition by MTNA.

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