Teacher Profile

Giana Nguyen

Irvine, CA, United States
Advanced Teacher


Phone+1 949-829-3567

Dancing Keys Music Studio





Additional services
  • I provide lessons for online students

Giana is a professional singer/songwriter and is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Growing up, she studied classical music and subsequently taught piano in private and semi-private settings while concurrently going to college and pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. For a short while, she broke away from music to focus on her healthcare position, but after much soul searching and reflection, she made a leap of faith and left her career in health care to follow her true calling in music. Giana started teaching piano again and independently released her self-penned debut album “For Now” in 2011.

That debut album garnered recognition from new media makers around the world, and she was a nominee in the 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards for “Best Pop Song” and the 2012 All Indie Awards for “Best Pop Artist.” In 2015 she released 2 singles, “Sing” and “If We Knew Then” and in 2018 a new E.P. “GiANA” was released containing a collection of 5 originals and 1 cover song. In February 2020, right before pandemic shut downs, Giana released her latest single “Magic” in 2 formats – fully produced and acoustic. Giana’s music can be found on all digital platforms and featured on various playlists and podcasts.

Giana has performed at notable venues such as the House of Blues in Los Angeles, the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, and at the Honda Center in Anaheim where she sang the U.S. national anthem for the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the local community, Giana has performed in 8 CHOC Follies musicals to support CHOC Children’s Hospital. She is a former board member of 8 years with the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA).

Music has played a major role in Giana’s life and she is equally passionate about paying it forward to students of all ages. Running in parallel paths with her work as a singer/songwriter, she teamed up with two former partners, Alex Thai Nguyen and Stephanie Chang Sumule, to open Dancing Keys Music Studio in March 2013. Specializing in the Simply Music Piano method was a game changer and has opened up her world to new perspectives on piano that is vastly different from how she grew up as it brings a holistic approach to playing piano and encourages creativity in all of us. Now with over 20 years of cumulative experience as an instructor and being a lifelong musician, Giana is humbled to live a life that is true to her heart and strives to nurture the musician in all of her students regardless of their life path.