Hsiao-Ming Chen received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in performance from Temple University. Her teaching career started during her last year of her bachelor's degree with both the Community Music Scholars Program at Temple as well as Temple Music Prep from 1992 until summer 2002 when she left for Colorado. She was very fortunate to be mentored by both of her teachers, the late Orlando Cole (founding member of the Curtis Quartet and New School of Music), as well as the late Metta Watts.

Since moving back to Pennsylvania in 2007, Chen is also a teacher at Kimberton Waldorf School as well as the Community Music School in Trappe, Pennsylvania. During the summer months, she along with two of her colleagues from Kimberton Waldorf keep busy with the Kimberton Summer Strings Camps.

Although her focus is on teaching, Chen also performs in solo and chamber music recitals as well as in requiems for churches.