GAO Ci-Mei is an important figure in piano pedagogy of the post-war period and was the very first female professor of piano performance in Taiwan. She dedicated herself to music education for about a half-century. GAO was born into a Presbyterian family in Tainan and pursued her education in Japan. She entered the program of the Imperial School of Music in Tokyo, studying under the instruction of Kokichi Oida. During this period, she returned to Taiwan many times to participate in concerts and performances. After completing her studies, GAO returned to Taiwan and married into a Christian family, the Lees, in Dadaocheng, Taipei. She also taught music at Taiwan Provincial Teachers College (now known as National Taiwan Normal University), Jingxiu Girls’ Junior High School, and Political Staff School (now known as Political Warfare Cadres Academy). In addition to teaching music, GAO dedicated herself to the church and charity activities.