Aekyung Kim

Aekyung K.

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About Aekyung K.

Graduated from The Juilliard School with both my Master's and Bachelor's degree. Studied with the principal of the NY Philharmonic. Suzuki Certified Teacher. Currently on faculty at an established music institute in CT and a member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

More about me: I am a highly qualified professional, working full time as an active performer and teacher. It costs $92 to privately study with me at my school, but my motive behind the flexibility, affordability and convenience of my services is solely from my desire to make music more accessible to all. Especially to those who feel discouraged for developing a passion for music later in life. Although I am a busy working musician, I can't think of a better use of my extra time than sharing the joy of music making with others. I am new to TakeLessons, but I am in no means new to teaching. I have 9 years of experience teaching all levels - from mentoring/teaching students in the Juilliard Pre-College program, to teaching those with no prior experience.

Part of what makes me unique as a teacher is my active performance career, and the ability to give extensive professional advice and insight into the music world. I have the highest level of training in the country from my 6 years at Juilliard, and have traveled to Florida, NYC, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Colorado, and California to perform with professional ensembles. I am currently based in CT and play regularly with the Hartford Symphony and New Haven Symphony orchestras. Some highlights from my career include performing with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Honors, performing a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and playing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, the New York Supreme Court building, and the United Nations Headquarters.

Disclaimer: I do not offer these online lessons to novice students under the age of 15, unless they are also studying with me in person. After years of teaching many students from ages 5-15, I have found that children need the full attention and care from both their teacher (in person) and parent. Otherwise, their learning experiences often turn out to be unproductive and frustrating.

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  • Master of Music in Viola Performance from The Juilliard School
  • Awarded Full Scholarship from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Reviews (4)

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Claudia Oct 18, 2019
Violin · In studio

Ms. Aekyung is professional and dedicated teacher, Ms. Aekyung makes sure to provide student all necessary elements to achieve your personal goal. Exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her.

Jenny Oct 17, 2019
Viola · In studio

Aekyung is a phenomenal teacher and is very friendly so lessons are comfortable. She not only provides advice on how to improve in the moment, but also strategies to practice at home to ensure you improve as much as possible. I love the way she teaches and I have seen myself improve a lot since I started lessons with her!

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Dora Oct 4, 2019

Aekyung is an amazing teacher! She is a professional musician and brings that professionalism into her teaching with a friendly and joyful feel.

Kate Oct 3, 2019
Viola · In studio

Aeykung is an incredible teacher; my daughter took viola lessons in person and Facetime, and she was so patient and kind. My daughter really loves her. She keeps her challenged and inspired - and she is progressing so well! Highly recommended!!


Violin and Viola teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Fairfield | Trumbull School of Music

A private music institute that is the premier school in the county. There, I have had around 16 students

Violin and Viola teacher
Nov 2016 - Dec 2018

Music & Arts

A music store located in CT that also provides private lessons. There, I had around 10 students.


Master of Music in Viola Performance
Sep 2016 - May 2018

The Juilliard School

Suzuki Certification in Violin teaching
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

The Hartt School

Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2016

The Juilliard School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Suzuki Certification in Violin teaching
Aug 2017

The Hartt School


Full Scholarship
Sep 2016

The Juilliard School

Tanglewood audition competition
Jul 2016


Elissa and James Nassy Scholarship in Music and C.V. Starr Scholarship
Sep 2012

The Juilliard School

First Place
Jul 2012

Golden Key Competition

First Place
Jun 2012

American Protege International Strings and Piano Competition

Grand Prize
Aug 2011

Wagner College, Young Musicians Competition

Second Place
Jun 2009

C.W. Post Concerto Competition

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