Clare Lee

Clare L.

Cleveland, OH

About Clare L.

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Clare teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

*** Hello visiting students and people! Thanks for visiting my takelessons site! Before you get details about me as a concert pianist and teacher, I would like to kindly add an important announcement!

Please DO NOT book too many lessons at once! Sometimes students and teachers need to determine if they are good matches. Same for me: in order for me to be a best teacher for you, we only need one trial lesson to get to know each other:D

So, after you read about me and you think I will be the best match for you, please just book ONE LESSON, which will serve as a "trial lesson" And after that, if you like me and want to continue more lessons, then we will discuss further details about lessons:D

Thanks again! and I hope to hear from you soon!

SooJi. ***


Soo Ji is a 22-year-old pianist from Seoul, South Korea. Soo Ji began her piano studies at the age of 11. Soo Ji Lee won the first prize at the Seoul International Piano Competition. Soo Ji then relocated to Canada and continued her piano studies with pianists May Ling Kwok and Yoomi Kim.

Soo Ji has achieved many awards in her respected field - Seoul International Piano Competition and Classical, French, Concerto, Contemporaries, and Duet division awards from the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (GVPAF), Carl Weiselberger Scholarship from Victoria Conservatory of Music as well as New Albany Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and Diablo Symphony Orchestra Yen Liang Young Artist Competition.

Soo Ji settled in the Cleveland Institute of Music where she is currently studying for the Bachelor of Music in piano performance under pianist Emanuela Friscioni and Minor in Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Photos and Videos

JS Bach Toccata in E minor BWV 914

Experience

Private Korean Teacher

Mar 2016 - Present
A'mare Sojeong

Teaching a private Korean lesson

Private Korean Teacher

Mar 2016 - Present
Daijeean Jiyeon

Teaching a private Korea lesson

Private Piano Teacher

Feb 2014 - Jul 2016
Chavonne Doniver

Teaching a private piano lesson

Private Piano Teacher

May 2013 - Jul 2016
John Springer Foley

Teaching a private piano lesson

Private Piano Teacher

Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Sophia Masters

Teaching a private piano lesson

Private Piano Teacher

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
Sarah Paul

Teaching a private piano lesson

Private Korean teacher

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Sophia Glasser

Teaching a private Korean lesson

Private Piano Teacher

Apr 2013 - Jun 2014
Maxime Godlime

Teaching a private piano lesson

Private Piano Teacher

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Dject Solano-Simon

Teaching a private piano lesson

Education

Minor Degree

Sep 2013 - Present
Cleveland Institute of Music

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Sep 2013 - Present
Cleveland Institute of Music

Pre-College In Piano Performance

Mar 2008 - May 2013
Victoria Conservatory of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Korean

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Completion and Honors

Jul 2016
Bowdoin International Music Festival

Honorable mention as a distinguished student concert artist for summer of 2016 at Bowdoin International Music Festival (BIMF)

Completion and Honors

Aug 2015
Todi International Music Masters

Honorable mention as a distinguished concert pianist for summer of 2015 at Todi International Music Masters (TIMM)

Awards

First Prize

Apr 2016
Diablo Symphony Orchestra Yen Liang Young Artist Competition

First Prize

Feb 2016
New Albany Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition

Millicent Lavoy Piano Scholarship

Sep 2011
Victoria Conservatory of Music

Nathan Geminiano Memorial Award

Aug 2011
Victoria Conservatory of Music

Carl Weiselberger Scholarship

Jul 2011
Victoria Conservatory of Music

Distinction award and First Honorable Mention

Jun 2010
BC-Kawainnese Provincial Competition

First Prize

Apr 2010
Greater Victoria Performing Art Festival (GVPAF)

First Prize

Jun 2001
Seoul International Piano Competition
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5 Reviews on Clare L.

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Sharon Collins Jul 26, 2016
In home
Lessons with SooJi is very satisfying. I also went to one of her concerts few weeks ago. She played Totentanz with the orchestra. Her piano playing was very enjoyable, moving, and passionate, inspiring me to only be in the moment to soulfully listen and feel Soo Ji's beautiful and artful expression. She is an exquisitely talented young pianist.
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Sophia Glasser Jul 26, 2016
Korean · Online
She was fantastic. She was very patient and had a great sense of humor. Very likable and I learned so much Korean. She really tailored the lesson to my needs
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Sophia Masters Jul 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Excellent with children and I sure just as great with adults. My daughter LOVES and looks forward to her piano lessons with "Ms SooJi" although she is not entirely thrilled with her daily practice at home. SooJi provides excellent tips for helping her with tough spots and is equally challenging and encouraging. She is the best thing that happened for my 7 yr old who tends to want to quit when the going gets rough with anything, and it is a joy to hear how much she has learned in a year! I wish she could stick around long enough to teach my younger one as well. She is reliable and will go out of her way to provide make up lessons if needed. We have lessons in person during the school year and Skype lessons in the summer. I was initially skeptical about the quality of the Skype lessons when she suggested it, however by the end of the summer, I was totally surprised at how much my daughter learned, and I was not disappointed in the quality of the lessons.
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Nur Jul 26, 2016
In studio
Sooji help me with piano since early February this year. She is good at teaching in a clear and understandable manner and that makes it easier for me to understand the lesson. She is also good at encouraging me to practice more and that helps me to get better in a short amount of time. Sooji always make sure that I have fun during lesson
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Maxime Jul 26, 2016
Piano · In studio
Sooji has the patience of a saint. Even when I'm unable to attend several lessons, she never stops being kind to me, and I've never seen anger from Sooji. She has a way of teaching the piano that makes me feel very comfortable. She's very clear and to-the-point. I don't feel pressure during lessons. Despite her amazing accomplishments as a pianist, she is so gentle in the way she speaks that I feel at ease in her presence, even when she corrects me if I do something wrong on the piano. She works very hard to help me improve on the piano and she takes the lessons very seriously. Yet, she's the nicest person ever. It feels like I'm being taught by a friend, by someone who genuinely cares about me. I recommend Sooji with all my heart to anyone in the universe who wants to learn the piano
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