About the Academy


Cyber Single Reed Academy was established in 2016 as part of Dr. Qian's community service as a university faculty member.  It started with only two students in the Dallas area and the Twin-cities, who were remotely taught via the Internet.  As a result, One was the first chair in the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association’s 6A All-State Symphonic Band. Another was the Grand Prize winner of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Artist Concerto Competition and featured young soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra and on NPR’s “From the Top” radio show.


 Since then, Dr. Qian has been giving flute, clarinet, and saxophone lessons, masterclasses at all levels, both live in the Dallas area and online.  The Academy has produced many successful students from Allen, Plano, Frisco, and Lewisville in the Dallas area and other parts of the United States and many other countries. 


In 2020, after 13 years as a successful full-time college professor, Dr. Qian moved to Highland Village, Texas. One of his students just won the third prize of the 2021 Clareidoscope Clarinet Competition ( High School Division) hosted by the International Clarinet Association. 


The Academy has since expanded to a full-time private teaching studio, which will continue to provide premier music education to support students' needs and music programs in the area and around the world.