Dai Liang

A Bu started to study the classical piano from Professor Zhang Shigu, a Chinese American piano educator, at the age of four, and won awards at several piano contests he participated later. After Zhang Shigu returned to the U.S. , Professor Zhang.

Zhiwei from the Central Conservatory of Music took his place and taught A Bu classical piano. In 2009, A Bu was enrolled in the Affiliated Primary School of the Central Conservatory of Music, and had joined the Piano Master summer camp launched in the U.S. ever since then. In June 2012, A Bu was recommended for admission to the Affiliated Middle School of the Central Conservatory of Music for outstanding achievements.

Besides specialized and systematic classical piano trainings, A Bu has adopted a diverse approach since 2009, systematically learning jazz, Latin, music theories and impromptu performance in his spare time from the jazz musician, Professor Kong Hongwei (Golden Buddha) with the Central Conservatory of Music. Afterwards, A Bu began to learn recording software, guitar, bass, percussion music and saxophone from more music teachers, obtaining more extensive music knowledge and applying it to daily trainings.

In 2011, A Bu stepped out of the piano room, participating in live performances by musicians and gaining precious experience from jam sessions with jazz musicians of different styles. It was such experience that made A Bu master live performance skills and band cooperation abilities. A Bu, together with the drummer Shao Haha and bass player Ma Kai, set up their first band — A Bu Jazz Trio Band in the same year.

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