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Aekyung K.
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I have found that the classical music world can often fall into the trap of being stuffy, competitive, and intimidating. The professional scene can sometimes lose sight of what's really important (that music is supposed to be fun and enjoyable!) and unfortunately drive some people away from this divine art form. Music is everything and everywhere - it is the most intimate, intuitive and beautiful language that transcends the oral and written word. I do emphasize proper technique in lessons, but I do not lose sight of this truth and try my best to keep my students motivated and inspired. With all that being said, I can go at whatever pace the student wishes. I can provide a low pressure, light hearted environment. I am also capable of placing focus on refining proper violin/viola technique - this creates the best results and faster progress. At the end of each lesson, I give clear instructions on how to productively practice at home.
About Aekyung K.

Studio is currently full. 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 the Assistant Principal violist of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. More about me: I am a highly qualified professional, working full time as a performer and teacher. The flexibility, affordability and convenience of my services comes from a desire to make music more accessible to all. Especially to those who feel discouraged for developing a passion for music later in life. I mainly teach classical music but I love Irish fiddling, and can learn any tune by ear and teach it to you! Although I am a busy working musician, I can't think of a better use of 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 12 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: If novice student is under the age of 12, there must be parental involvement to make up for the physical presence of the teacher. A child learns best by copying what they see and hear, and with hands-on guided awareness. After years of teaching many students from ages 5-12, 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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Aekyung K.
Teaches Online
I have found that the classical music world can often fall into the trap of being stuffy, competitive, and intimidating. The professional scene can sometimes lose sight of what's really important (that music is supposed to be fun and enjoyable!) and unfortunately drive some people away from this divine art form. Music is everything and everywhere - it is the most intimate, intuitive and beautiful language that transcends the oral and written word. I do emphasize proper technique in lessons, but I do not lose sight of this truth and try my best to keep my students motivated and inspired. With all that being said, I can go at whatever pace the student wishes. I can provide a low pressure, light hearted environment. I am also capable of placing focus on refining proper violin/viola technique - this creates the best results and faster progress. At the end of each lesson, I give clear instructions on how to productively practice at home.
About Aekyung K.

Studio is currently full. 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 the Assistant Principal violist of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. More about me: I am a highly qualified professional, working full time as a performer and teacher. The flexibility, affordability and convenience of my services comes from a desire to make music more accessible to all. Especially to those who feel discouraged for developing a passion for music later in life. I mainly teach classical music but I love Irish fiddling, and can learn any tune by ear and teach it to you! Although I am a busy working musician, I can't think of a better use of 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 12 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: If novice student is under the age of 12, there must be parental involvement to make up for the physical presence of the teacher. A child learns best by copying what they see and hear, and with hands-on guided awareness. After years of teaching many students from ages 5-12, 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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2010

Education

Suzuki Certification in Violin teaching

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

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Very patient, flexible, and encouraging. She also adapts very well to the student and is willing to switch things up, or change her approach altogether to accommodate the student's aptitude and interests. Highly recommended.

Posted Apr 2, 2022
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(Adult student here). I studied music in college (but never strings), and I've never had online music lessons until now. The remote lessons are comparable to in person lessons and it's easy to stay in touch between lessons if needed. I appreciate the attention to detail for technique, and the pace of introduction of new skills is good/appropriate. The lessons go by fast and I've seen a tremendous improvement in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!

Posted Mar 17, 2022
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I am an adult violin learner with Aekyung for couple of months. The online learning experience with her is amazing! She guides me to improve my skills step by step with patience. Her teaching method is approachable and effective, so I am able to practice violin technique and have fun simultaneously. I really enjoy learning violin with her! Highly recommend Aekyung! You are doing a great job!

Posted Mar 12, 2022
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