Desmond Chau began learning the violin at a young age in the Suzuki Method. At this time, he discovered his calling to spread the love and joy of playing music. He continued his education at the University of Houston and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a minor in Psychology focusing on memory and early childhood education. During his college career Desmond was a regular performer in the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, Moores School Opera Orchestra, Moores School Concerto Orchestra, and various ensembles. While earning his degree, Desmond incorporated the acquired knowledge of cognitive and developmental psychology into improving ways to help students learn. He discovered that the Suzuki method serves as a powerful tool in teaching young children and that it prepares students to succeed in life.
Desmond is dedicated to music education having taught in the Houston area for over twelve years. His teaching achievements include holding violin masterclasses in various school districts and successfully preparing students to earn top ranks in Region Orchestras, the Houston Youth Symphony, and the Greater Houston Youth Orchestra, and to also earn top scores in solo and ensemble competitions and contests. Aside from teaching, Desmond is a passionate performer in local orchestras and ensembles, a guest performer with groups such as the Houston Sinfonietta, and he has also performed with the Grammy Award winner and Country legend, Lyle Lovett.
Desmond’s passion is helping students discover themselves as musicians and artists as well as showing them how to reach their potential through realizing their own unique learning style. He hopes to spread the vision of Dr. Suzuki, and believes that everyone has the ability to reach their goals if the environment is supportive, happy, and inspiring. Drawing from his own experiences of being raised in a wonderful Suzuki environment, he realized everything is possible with a positive and inspiring musical experience. Helping students discover what they are capable of doing and to be happy doing it is the greatest reward. This is what he strives to share to all of his students.