Kit Young

Faculty of Social Studies

As a pianist/composer-improviser, Kit Young brings her interest in Asian music genres to her performance and creative collaborations with musicians in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. As a pianist/composer-improviser, Kit Young brings her interest in Asian music genres to her performance and creative collaborations with musicians in Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. Her focus on learning traditional music in Myanmar as uniquely played on sandaya (piano) led to her co-founding Gitameit Music Institute in Yangon and Mandalay in 2003. Ms. Young has taught on piano faculties at the University of Richmond, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Sri Nakarin Wiroj University, Payap University, and private schools in the United States. She holds degrees from Bennington College, New England Conservatory, and pursued doctoral work at the University of Michigan in both piano performance and ethnomusicology.


Ne Myo Aung (Co-Instructor)

Ne Myo Aung holds a MA degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is currently working as a piano instructor and coordinator of the Teaching Artist Program (TAP), a joint program of the Gitameit Music Center and University of Washington, Seattle.

Kit Young

"Learning how to learn is lifelong and opens us to ourselves and ourselves to the world."