Prof. Hu graduated from the Department of Music, NTNU, majoring in piano. At NTNU, she was chosen as a solo artist to perform in outside concerts. After graduation, she taught at Hsinchu Normal College and performed solo at a faculty concert. She went to the United States for higher study, during which she won the scholarship for gifted students." She performed in her own piano recitals and accompanied professors in their vocal recitals.
After obtaining a master’s degree in piano playing in the Department of Music at the University of North Illinois, Hu returned to Taiwan and taught at the National Taipei Normal College and several other colleges and high school music classes. She performed in piano recitals and accompanied vocal and instrumental concerts. In all those years, she has hardly missed any faculty concerts, school anniversary concerts, and concert tours. The types of her performance include piano solo, concerto, ensemble, double piano, triple piano, four-hand and eight-hand piano, and accompaniment to vocal and instrumental music. She used to record music shows for Chinese Television System.
In 1989, financed by the government, she went to the Department of Music at the University of South Carolina to study piano education and playing. In 1992, she was inducted, due to outstanding performance, into “The Society of Pi Kappa Lambda" as a permanent member, which is regarded as the highest honor on the American music scene. After obtaining a Ph.D. in music, she returned to the National Taipei University of Education to continue teaching. She received a Ph.D. dissertation award in 1996 from the National Science Council.
Her major research articles include: “Study of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 110 in A Major," “New Trends in Basic Piano Teaching Material and Methods," “Analysis of Alfred Piano Lessons and Beyer Tutorials," “Drums and Gongs in Piano Music", “Historical Background of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies," “Piano Teaching Masters: Leschetizky and Whiteside," “Rearrangements in Piano Music II – Liszt / Gounod’s ‘Faust Waltz’," “A Study of Chinese and Western Influences in Selected Pieces of Chinese Piano Music," “A Study of New Piano Tutorials," “Analysis of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 and No. 14," “Analysis of the Sixth Liszto Grandes Etudes de Paganini," and “Rearrangements in Piano Music – Paganini-themed Piano Selections as an Example."
She is a full-time professor in Department of Music of NTUE’s undergraduate and graduate programs.