carrieliu-300x206Carrie Lui-Deguzman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, and a minor degree in Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Years later, she achieved her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California. She studied under the keyboard instruction of Norman Krieger, Lucinda Carver, & Antoinette Perry. She has also performed in the masterclasses of Peter Feuchtwanger and Andre Laplante. Carrie has been teaching piano to students of all ages for over 20 years, preparing them for annual state music examinations and numerous piano competitions. Her many personal awards include first prize in the ESMMF Glendale Piano competition, first prize in the MTAC Memorial Scholarship competition, multiple awards from the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, top prizes in the Long Beach Mozart Festival, and the Los Angeles International Liszt competition. Aside from her musical career, she works as a Clinical Lab Scientist Specialist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She has been an active member of the MTAC Los Angeles County Branch for over 15 years and currently serves as their Treasurer and co-branch chair of the Southern California Junior Bach Festival and chair of the LA Branch College Scholarship. Carrie is a founding member of 88 keys Music Academy.