Cindy, a solo and chamber pianist, combines her performance experiences with her strong academic understanding of music into her teachings.
She started playing piano at age 5 and placed in Korean New Daily Competition at the age of 9. She went on to one of the most prestigious music education course in Korea, through Sunhwa Junior and High School as a piano major. She studied Music Composition at Yonsei University to earn her Bachelor of Music degree and received her Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music as an Accompanying Pianist with scholarship and dean's award.
Cindy played at various recitals and chamber music performances at prestigious concert halls in the US and Korea including the Carnegie Hall, KBS Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center. She performed with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and with Insiem Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011.
She has been teaching piano to musicians from kindergarten to graduate school students from her personal private studio and at many conservatories, universities and art middle/high school in NYC and Seoul Korea. She also has been judging for many art schools and piano competitions, such as Joongang Daily News Junior Competition. In addition, she taught music composition, ear training (dictation), and harmonics to her private music composition students. Many of her private students went to prestigious music schools such as Seoul National Univerisity and Manhattan School of Music.
As a member of National Music Teachers Association, Las Vegas Music Teachers Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs, she is actively involved to important music festivals by performing and judging.
She is an author of "Accompanying Literature for Pianists" 2011 - (Korean, used as a College textbook)
2006 - 2011: Taught piano, accompanying piano, and harmonics at various universities and conservatories in Korea: Myunggi Conservatory, Jangwon University, Kyungwon University, Mokwon University.
2002 - 2006: Accompanying, Coaching Staff at Manhattan School of Music (NYC)
2005 - 2006: Piano Teaching Staff at Musika Music School (NYC)
2006-2011: Chief Accompanist, Seoul Grand Opera
Chief Accompanist, Seoul Grand Choir
2005: MM at Manhattan School of Music
2001: BM at Yeonsei University
*** Lesson Details ***
Offer lessons to beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. All lessons vary by level, age, time and students' interest. But commonly covered areas are as follows:
Piano: Technique, Performance (music pieces), Sight reading, Ear training, and Theory
Offer studio student recitals so that students can have performing experiences. Qualified students will also have chances to participate Junior Music Festival, Ensemble Festival and Musicianship Exam.
Accompanying piano: Teach accompanying skills such as reading/listening other instruments, cooperating playing, balancing, sounding. classical/ non-classical music
Music Performance: chamber music/ voice coaching
Composition: Vary by level and purpose of learning. Base on harmonics. For advanced students, focus on good structure and right usage of the style of composition skills.
Music Theory: Use various teaching methods depends on student's levels.
*** Specialties ***
sight reading and ear training
See the pricing chart
Prep students preparing for music college/conservatory are subject to different fee schedule. Additional traveling fee for in home lessons. Contact for details.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai Grand Piano
Performed "Rhapsody in Blue" in 5 pianos at UNLV Beam Music center.
accompanying pianist staff in voice department
Piano Teaching Staff at Musika Music School (NYC)
Accompanying, Coaching Staff at Manhattan School of Music (NYC)
2006 - 2011: Taught piano, accompanying piano, and harmonics at various universities and conservatories in Korea.
taught piano accompanying literature to piano majoring students
teaching piano accompanying department- performing
played for members concert, advisor of education division
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