Pegasus Music Teacher
Penn State University
Berklee College of Music, Bachelor's Degree
Born and raised right in Qingdao, Handi Cui decided to switch from a Chinese education to a foreign one right after 8th grade, to Qingdao No. 1 International School (QISS). He quickly grew accustomed to the English language and felt right at home around the foreign students. Having found the passion for playing and making music during the high school years, Mr. Cui decided to put the economics degree in Penn State University on hold, and pursued his passion to study in Berklee College of Music in 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Film Scoring in 2018, excelling at music theory, band performance & arrangement, and composing music to motion picture with modern technology. Mr. Cui then worked freelance to compose original soundtracks for a few trailer music companies, including Ghostwriter Music Inc. and ALIBI Music Library LLC. He has also performed theater arts for three years in high school, and was casted to be in the charity show "Into The Woods" musical in 2012. Having played classical piano for over 15 years and jazz music since joining Berklee College of Music, Mr. Cui loves to sing, jam on instruments, and record music during his free time. He has also self-taught guitar to expand the skill and versitality, and is not hesitant to share with others what he knows. Being youthful and energetic, Mr. Cui gets along well with kids, and can quickly become friends with students. He believes that good and effective teaching requires teachers and students to be on the same frequency, and to understand each other.
"Music is a universal language and an attainment. Great spirits and mentality comes from appreciating the sound of music, and there's nothing really like enjoying and being lost in it."