Dr. Cindy Thong
Applied Instructor,
Contact Information
Email    cindy.thong@acadiau.ca

Teaching  Office Denton Hall room 160
Telephone  Main Office 902-585-1512

Courses Taught
MUSI 1666-4666 Principal Applied Piano
MUSI 1663-4663 Secondary Applied Piano


Canadian pianist Cindy Thong leads a polyvalent career as a pedagogue, researcher and performer. She has performed throughout Canada, in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain and Italy, and has also been a finalist and prizewinner in numerous competitions such as the Concours Hélène-Roberge and Canadian Music Competition. She has also made appearances at the Orford Music Festival, Banff Arts Centre, Gijón International Piano Festival and Euro Music Festival, amongst others.

Alongside her performance and pedagogical activities, Cindy maintains a keen interest in performance psychology and mental skills training. In particular, her dissertation pertained to the neuropsychology of learning and the optimization of practice methods, deconstructing and analyzing models related to enhanced efficiency. She has regularly been invited to lecture and offer workshops on these topics and related subjects at institutions such as the University of British Columbia and York University, and continues to expand this interdisciplinary work in collaboration with other domains, such as research for arts and health interventions.

Cindy holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Montréal (Canada), where she was also awarded the Prix dinterpretation en piano upon graduation. She also holds a Master of Arts in Music Performance from the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland), as well as a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the University of Montréal. Her primary teachers include Jimmy Brière, the late Dominique Weber, and John Hansen.

Cindy is currently on faculty at Acadia University and the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. She is also the Artistic Director of the Acadia Piano Intensive program.


Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance – Université de Montréal, 2022
Master of Arts in Music Performance, concert – La Haute École de Musique de Genève, 2021

Artist Diploma (D.E.P.A.) – Université de Montréal, 2015
Master of Music in Piano Performance – Université de Montréal, 2014
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance – Université de Montréal, 2012


Sample Recording

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxlZwDWl3jvJ-GrPFc7RHA