Formerly in the field of international studies and marketing as an active professional and a recipient of first place at Sonata/Sonatina Competition of CAPMT in 2004, Howon resumed her music studying in 2005 when she was accepted to the master program at USC, which led her to appear on numerous stages in Los Angeles and vicinity as a solo and collaborative pianist, including Zipper hall at Colburn School.
Her formal education in piano as a major started at the age of 16 when she entered Seoul Arts High School in Korea which was followed by studying at Seoul National University.
While she was building her career experience in international marketing when she immigrated to the US, she pursued her piano education under Dr. Heewon Kwon at Colburn School of Performing Arts. At USC, she studied with Antoinette Perry and received her Master degree in Music, Piano performance. Currently she teacheds 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 upto advanced level.
CM and SYMF certified.