Music has always been a way to connect with myself and with others. Music encourages us to express our emotions and helps us unlock our inner creativity. Learning how to play the piano will give students an opportunity to critically think, connect with others, and be proud of their hard work. That is what I hope to teach my students so that they can take what they learn from my piano lessons and grow in other aspects of life.
I began pursuing my passion for piano at age 6, taking a specific interest in classical and church music. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Yonsei University of Music, and a Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. I studied the trumpet and piano with Douglas Hedwig (Principal of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and Vincent Penzarella (a member of the New York Philharmonic).
As a soloist, I performed with Yonsei USA Chamber Chorus & Orchestra (also known as the Underwood Chamber Orchestra) from 2004 to 2011 at Carnegie Hall for a Mission Concert. I have also performed as a soloist in the Karos Ensemble in 1994 and with the Yonsei Alumni Orchestra in 2002. I have performed as a member of different orchestras such as the Korean Chamber Orchestra of New York, New York Symphony Orchestra, the Chodae Chamber Orchestra, and many others. I served at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in New Jersey as the Music Director, organist and was a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs.