Diana Kim

Diana K.

Torrance, CA

Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught violin for 15 years and I know what students feel hard when they learn music. Music should be enjoyable and fun to learn. I help students get improved with smart method and also make students realize music is a huge treasure for human. A passionate teacher makes students be passionate to learn. I encourage my students participate Bi-monthly students' recital in my studio. It helps to make students practice ,have confidence on the stage. Enjoy your stage and splendid music world.
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About

Diana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2002

My name is Diana who teaches in Kim's music school in Torrance, California.
I finished studying violin at Manhattan School of Music in New York. I am a person who will be passionate to teach my music with all of my effort.

I have an experience to teach in a Youth orchestra. Also, I have experience to teach disorder children when I was teaching in New York. It's really important to make students enjoy and appreciate music. In my opinion, teachers need to give them full of attention and love to teach them and share their variety of creative idea.

Music should be enjoyable. I know how to help my students get improved with smart method. I encourage my students participate Bi-monthly students' recital in my studio. It helps a lot to make students practice and have confidence on the stage.

Once you become my student, you will be enjoying to play beautiful music on your stage.

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Experience

Director of Music
Mar 2013 - Present
Kim's music school

Violin instructor
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Manhattan School of Music

Teaching Coach
Feb 2007 - Dec 2009
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Violin Section Teacher
Mar 2003 - Feb 2007
Ewha Womans Pharmacy Orchestra

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Feb 2003 - Feb 2007
Ewha Womans University
High School
Mar 1999 - Feb 2002
Sunwha Art High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Violin Teacher Member in Southbay
Jan 2013
Music Teachers Association of California

Awards

1st Prize Violin department
May 2000
Seoul Academic Sinfonietta Competition
1st Prize Chamber department
Apr 1999
Sunwha Ensemble Competition
2nd Prize in violin department
Nov 1997
The Mayor of Seoul Music Awards Competition

Photos & Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pZU6zr8vQM
https://youtu.be/XTpl802DybQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCJ9fL5n7Bs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CNELqnBrt8
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Alex Jun 30, 2015
Piano · In home

Ms. Diana is very sweet and patient teacher. My son and daughter are learning Piano and Violin with Ms. Diana. She knows how to make kids be interested in music. She has a talent to make my kids enjoy her lesson. We have taking her lessons for 3 years and I feel we are very lucky to start our kids' music lessons with her. Because I have seen so many students have hard time to reset their thinking of music and posture once they got used to learn music from bad teachers.
I guarantee you will NEVER regret to invite her as your kid's first music teacher.
She is passionate, patient, and sweet piano & violin teacher.

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Yasuko O. Jun 15, 2015
Violin · In studio

My daughter , Celine has been learning violin from Ms. Diana Kim for 3 years.
At first, Celine had to change all her bad posture from her previous teacher. After 6 months , Celine was able to correct her bad posture and she won a lot of competitions and passed certificate auditions and orchestra auditions.
Ms. Kim always says bad posture is very related to mad sound and it makes a limit to be improved as a violin player.
What I was impressed was Ms. Kim came most of my daughter's competitions and auditions, recitals. Ms. Kim encouraged my daughter when my daughter was so nervous to play on the stages. I can feel Ms. Kim really loves her students and cares a lot once people become her students.
Bi- Monthly student recital in her studio, helps a lot for kids who wants to have a stage experience and it is very important for their confidence.
I heard Ms. Kim started to teach in Youth orchestra and music colleges. I cheer for her students and her teaching classes.
I strongly recommend Ms. Kim for your kids. A great teacher makes huge difference of performance and most of all their student's personality and future.

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