A native of Taiwan, Mu-Yin Chen (also known as Mollie by her American friends) grew up in a literary family and showed interests in a wide range of art media from an early age. She started taking piano lessons at the age of three and half. During her teens, she received intensive fine art training, was an award winning writer, and spent the majority of her spare time reading and writing. She remained an amateur pianist, playing the piano on and off until age 20, when she started taking lessons with Pandora Yeh.
She received merit scholarships to attend Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, where she studied with John Humphreys, and Indiana University, where she received her Master’s Degree in piano performance under the supervision of Edward Auer. Mu-Yin’s other instructors include Victor Sangiorgios, Arnaldo Cohen, Robert Markhamand Murray McLachlan.