Chiayi received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She also holds both a Masters of Music in Piano Performance and a Performer’s Certificate from Northern Illinois University. Chiayi is an active pianist with an extensive performance background in both solo and chamber music. She has performed with numerous ensembles, instrumentalist and vocalists She is currently the adjunct piano faculty and the staff accompanist at Harper College. She is also the pianist for Soiree Lyrique, a not-for-profit organization.