- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 65 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- April 1992
I have over 20 years of experience in teaching viola and violin students of all ages and levels. And I have knowledge of Piano and Music Theory as well. I have been a member of MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California) since 2005, and I currently serve as string chair as well as first vice president of South Coast Branch - MTAC. I am also a member of SYMF (Southwestern Youth Music Festival), so I enter many talented students pursuing music into the CM (Certificate of Merit) test, violin or viola competitions and auditions every year.
Anna K. performs extensively as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Ms K. has served as a director of the Orange County Chamber Ensemble from 2003 to 2012, and has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Korea, Europe, Japan, and more recently in US. She has performed as a principal violist with Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, Orange County Chamber Ensemble, and Southern California Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared as guest principal violist with Los Angeles Korean Philharmonic Orchestra and California Central Philharmonic Orchestra. In September of 2002, Anna performed for the Concert called “Synergy” with Los Angeles Philharmonic directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen. In addition to being an active performer, Ms K. has established herself as an educator. Since 1992, she has been teaching students, and has served for 7 years as the string instructor of Amateur Orchestra at Seoul Women’s University in Korea. Besides her teaching career, she has served as chair of “Contemporary Flare Festival” from 2010 to 2012 and the SWV (Strings/Winds/Voice) Competition from 2012 to 2015 in South Coast Branch, MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California). Currently, she serves as string chair as well as vice president of South Coast Branch, MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California). Anna K. received her Master’s degree in music from University of Southern California (USC) . She has studied with Haeyoung Baik, Seongryong Choi, Chan-Ju Wee, Pamela Goldsmith, and Donald McInnes.
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I have been playing piano for about 9 years now, but I have moved around a lot during that time, so I haven't really had a consistent teacher. For the most part, I have had pretty good teachers but as I started off pretty young, I wasn't really pushed and challenged until I grew older. When I moved to Irvine a little over a year ago for high school, my dad was in search of a teacher and as soon as we found Anna, I was interested. Ever since then, I have grown so much as a piano player and she has taught me so much on my finger posture and techniques. My rhythm is something that I have always struggled with, but through her teaching and correction, I was able to develop and improve so much. I am so thankful for how flexible, understanding, and patient she is with me, but also that she continues to challenge and push me through every piece. If you really want to grow in your skills and techniques as a piano player, I would really recommend checking Anna out! I am so glad that I have been able to improve so much, even in 1 year :)+ Read More
My 6-yr-old daughter started taking violin lessons with Ms. Anna a couple months ago. She really enjoys learning from Ms. Anna and is making lots of progress in such a shory time! Anna is very knowledgeable, experienced and has confidence in her teaching. We strongly recommend her!+ Read More
Anna corrects my daughter's posture and mistakes very smoothly. She is a patient and kind teacher. I strongly recommend Anna.
My daughter had a very good experience with Anna. She is a knowledgeable and skilled instructor. Highly recommend!
As a brand new adult student, I had concerns that I could find an instructor who could work with my sometimes-busy schedule. Anna enthusiastically agreed to teach me though, and after almost a year of taking lessons with her I've seen great progress! Anna shares her wealth of knowledge in a friendly and encouraging manner, and has happily tailored my curriculum to fit my interests. I'd highly recommend her to any student, without hesitation!+ Read More
Anna is very patient and caring. She takes the time to correct the small mistakes that I pick up over the week before moving on to new material. Looking forward to continue learning from her.
very detailed and patient with student
Teacher Anna is really an expericed teacher. She teaches my 10 years old son step by step and I can see my son makes good progress. My son is very happy to have the class with teacher Anna every week. That is different from my previous experience.
Anna is a fantastic teacher.I am a beginner with no background in musical instruments but she has been very patient training me.
Teacher Anna is professional, patient and very helpful. She teaches not only techniques, but also the way to practice violin effectively. My son has learned many efficient practice tips from her, so he has made great progress in his playing.
As a beginner adult student, I didn't have any musical experience and only had a basic understanding of reading music when I started taking violin lessons with teacher Anna. Now I really enjoy practicing and playing violin because she has been teaching me music theory (including sight-reading skills) as well as violin techniques step by step. Anna is a teacher who emphasizes on what an individual student needs. I am very satisfied with her classes and teaching style as my violin teacher.+ Read More
Anna is a great teacher! My son really enjoys the lessons, and after just a few weeks said that he has already learned many useful things to improve his viola playing.
Great teacher !
Teacher Anna is very enthusiastic and always makes an effort to help out my son to achieve his goals. My 17 year old son has made a significant improvement in his viola playing since he started taking viola lessons with Anna. I am so glad to see such a big progress in a short period of time. We are very grateful to Anna for her help and efforts.+ Read More
Anna is a teacher who always motivates student throughout her classes to get interested in music and to practice violin more. She has been a wonderful and attentive teacher to my daughter. I highly recommend her!
Ive been playing the violin for about 10+ years but never had a proper instructor before. Anna showed me proper technique and reinforced the basics to help me produce better tone and quality in my playing. After just one week I can confidently see and show major improvements in my playing!+ Read More
Friendly and very helpful!
Anna is an exceptional and outstanding teacher. My 11-year old son and 16-year old daughter have been taking viola and violin lessons from her for several years. I have seen a tremendous improvement in both my children since they started taking lessons with her. She has complete in-depth knowledge of music that she strives to share with her students. Her teaching style has been extremely helpful and effective. She adapts her teaching method to suit each individual in order to meet the needs of students and objectives to be achieved. So her lessons have been a tremendous help to develop my children's techniques, performance skills, musical knowledge, and confidence. Also she is an inspiring and encouraging teacher who really cares about her students and has great enthusiasm for teaching. I definitely recommend her to anyone without hesitation!!!+ Read More
Anna is an exceptional and outstanding teacher.
My 11-year old son and 16-year old daughter have been taking viola and violin lessons from her for several years. I have seen a tremendous improvement in both my children since they started taking lessons with her. She has complete in-depth knowledge of music that she strives to share with her students.
Her teaching style has been extremely helpful and effective. She adapts her teaching method to suit each individual in order to meet the needs of students and objectives to be achieved. So her lessons have been a tremendous help to develop my children's techniques, performance skills, musical knowledge, and confidence.
Also she is an inspiring and encouraging teacher who really cares about her students and has great enthusiasm for teaching. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation!!!
Awesome teacher!!! My son is 12years old and has taken lessons for 6months. She is a very patient, kind and has an amazing teaching style. My son has been a significant improvement and enjoys taking his class with Anna. I am thankful for the way challenges my son. *** Highly Recommend her***+ Read More