Howon S.

Howon S.

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Anaheim, CA

About Howon S.

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Howon teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2000
Last sign in: 5 days ago
Average response time: 17 hours

Overview

Formerly in the field of international studies and marketing as an active professional, Howon resumed her music study with Dr. Heewon Kwon at Colburn School of Performing Arts and received first place at Sonata/Sonatina Competition of CAPMT in 2004.
Her formal music education in piano as a major started at the age of 16 when she entered Seoul Arts High School in Korea, followed by study at Seoul National University. Admission to master program at USC led her to redirect her career from marketing to music.
Currently she teaches in southern California as a member of MTAC.


*** Lesson Details ***
As a classically trained pianist myself, I help my students with classical approach for their piano lessons as well.
However, when I start working with new students, I start from where they are by trying to continue their previously followed methods and repertoire, regardless of musical genre.
Lesson time will be shared for theory upon students request especially when students are pursuing CM certificate, but, even for non-CM students, I normally plan to advance one level up per year in terms of proficiency.
In short term, I focus on helping students to master the repertoire they are working on, but
I will suggest pieces that can be a little challenging after they master current ones.
Bilingual in Korean and English, I'll be comfortably communicating with Korean-speaking parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students having a digital piano, upright or grand piano for daily practice.
Eligible parking space must be provided to teacher.


*** Specialties ***
Classical music, use modern method such as Alfred or Piano Adventure for beginner to intermediate classical training.
Provide repertoires from intermediate to advance level.
Strong ability to help students for music theory up to advanced level.
CM and SYMF certified.

Education

Master of Music, Piano Performance Aug 2005 - Dec 2009
University of Southern California

Certifications

MTAC Jul 2007
MTAC

Certificate of Merit

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3 Reviews on Howon S.

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AlexK January 2, 2012
Howon is a an excellent first rate teacher with a solid resume. She is very patient and skilled, and my daughter loves playing the piano now.
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LeslieN December 8, 2010
Mother

Miss Howon seems to be doing a great job and she is puntual and Krystal is very happy with her.
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KimB2 August 7, 2010
Howon is a superp teacher.She has this warmth about her that makes a child feel comfortable and encouraged to learn better.I'm very happy with my daughter's progress in learning to play the piano with Howon.