Shinya Lin

Contemporary Composition, Jazz Piano

Lesson Fees
from $60.00 / 30 Minutes


Shinya Lin is a performer-composer-improviser and curator based in New York. Most recent he collaborated with legendary drummer Francisco Mela with the album “Motions” on 577 Records of improvised music and received a 4 stars review on DownBeat magazine. He performs an array of music, including European classical music, contemporary classical, jazz, improvised music, and electronic music. As a pianist/prepared pianist, he draws on strong influences from John Cage and Cecil Taylor, to accept whatever it comes, there is only enjoyment, exploring soundscapes triggered by life and nature. Shinya has performed in various renowned venues such as Dizzy's Club and Birdland, and was also classically trained and performed with The Florida Orchestra as piano concerto soloist. Shinya started stepping into improvised music deeply and developed his personal musical ideas during his studying at Berklee College of Music, ‘being present’ is a huge step he works toward music, for him, music is inseparable from the ordinary lifestyle, people gathered and connected, naturally, and began to realize the idea of life; Shinya is currently finishing Master degree of Music: Performer-Composer at The New School, and began creative path with New York artists.

Shinya's teaching style focus on clarity and creativity in playing, composition, and improvisation; with strong fundamental practices and exercises open up student's musical knowledge and approaches, not only technically expanding their harmonic and rhythmic languages, but also opening up student's free mind of enjoying playing and exploring possibilities and originality.

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