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

By Felicia Lin

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.
  • Where Cindy’s love of music came from
  • How Cindy first learned piano by attending classes
  • How the time she spent at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY shaped her
  • Why she stopped playing the piano for 10 years
  • 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 has faced as a musician
  • 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
  • Cindy’s plans to do a livestream show on Linkedin
  • Developments in Kaohsiung City
  • Projects she’s working on that are related to Kaohsiung City


Related Links:


Cindy Wu on Facebook:


Cindy Wu Music Studio Facebook page:


Cindy Wu on Instagram:


Cindy Wu on LinkedIn:


Cindy Wu Music Studio YouTube channel:


Sunny Girl Miss Cindy YouTube channel:


Cindy’s children’s book, Sunny Girl’s Dream World (bilingual DVD book): .


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About the Host

Felicia Lin is the Host and Producer of Talking Taiwan, a podcast which seeks to introduce you to interesting stories connected to Taiwan and the diverse individuals who make up Taiwan’s global community.

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