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Xu Khuc was born in Paris, France and grew up in Southern California where she started learning how to play the piano at age 5. Her mom, Khuc Lan, is a celebrated Vietnamese lyricist and song writer.


Dr. Khuc earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Piano Pedagogy from California State University, Fullerton, where she was awarded the Richard Chronister Piano Scholarship and Undergraduate Keyboard Award. Dr. Khuc has presented at the 2015 Music Teachers National Association National Conference and South Carolina Music Teachers' Association and adjudicated as the Young Jury chair for the Southeastern Piano Festival, the South Carolina Independent School Association, and Music Teachers' Association of California. In 2016 and 2019, she was awarded the SAVVY Musician in Action Scholarship. In 2018, Dr. Khuc has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina with a Music Education Doctoral Minor. At U of SC, she served as the class piano graduate teaching assistant under the direction of Dr. Sara Ernst. Dr. Khuc was formerly the Fine Arts Director for Northside Christian Academy.


Her former teachers include Alison Edwards, Dr. Martha Baker-JordanEduardo Delgado, Dr. Sara Ernst, and Dr. Scott Price. Her published dissertation is titled "The Effects of Learning by Rote with La-based Minor Solmization on Memory Retention for Pre-College Piano Students". 


Dr. Khuc currently resides in Orange County, California and is offering piano lessons in-house at Newport Beach, surrounding areas, and online. 

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