Dr. Jessica Yam received her education from New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Arizona State University. She has a particular affinity for Chopin and was one of two national recipients of the Chopin Foundation of the United States Scholarship in the early 2000s. Her teaching is primarily based on the Russian school, which has been fundamental in her training, and she has taught for over 15 years. In addition to instructing preparatory level students, she teaches at ASU and has also taught as piano professor at Southwestern College. She currently serves on the ASMTA Board of Directors and is the chairman of the 2016 ASMTA Conference.
EVMTA (East Valley Music Teachers' Association), PMTA (Phoenix Music Teachers' Association), ASMTA (Arizona State Music Teachers' Association)