Hyoung Kim

Hyoung K.

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

Teaching since:
2008

I am a professional solo/collaborate pianist and dedicated teacher who just moved from Rochester, NY where I finished my doctorate in piano performance and literature at Eastman School of Music. Please visit my website for more information and my live recordings and videos. Short bio is below.


-Website: hyoungwukkim.com

-Member of MTNA, MTAC (CM)

    Hyoung Wuk Kim, a native of South Korea, began playing piano at the age of six. When he was young, he had a wide interest to learn various musical instruments such as saxophone, trombone, and classic guitar. For the first musician figure, he appears as an electric guitarist in heavy metal band after high school years, then a trumpeter in military brass band in South Korea.  Then he made a challenging decision to play the piano professionally at the age of twenty-two. 

    Pianist Hyoung Wuk Kim enjoys a versatile performing career as recitalist and chamber musician. His performances have garnered national acclaim and he has been recognized for his “remarkable interpretation”. He won prizes in several competitions and played in many recitals throughout the United States including Texas, California, Missouri, New York and Virginia. He especially, has been invited to give solo concerts from many educational organizations such as University of Syracuse, University of Central Missouri, Nazareth University, among others. Recently, he has performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Greece Symphony Orchestra in NY.

    As a pianist who made the decision to pursue a professional journey in piano performance after completing military service as a musician in South Korea, he brings a unique perspective and approach in teaching. His time as a trumpeter in the military brass band built up his musicianship and ambition, leading him to return fully to his piano training. Hyoung’s experiences also developed a deep understanding and knowledge of the technical mechanism of one’s body in playing piano and how to help young musicians interpret music. Over 9 years of teaching experience through Eastman School of Music, Bellflower Music School, and Aria’s School of Music, many of his students have represented their developing musicianships and successes not only winning competitions but also performing with the orchestra.

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Experience

Piano instructor
Jan 2015 - May 2017
Aria's School of Music

- Private Piano Lesson(Preparing students’ recitals and piano tests) - Age range from 5 to 40 years old - Teach music theory - Accompanying students and faculty in concerts

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Piano Teaching Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2017
Eastman School of Music

- Private Piano teaching (Preparing students’ recitals and juries) - Secondary and Primary Students (music major and non-major undergraduate and graduate students) - Schedule and organize lessons and recitals

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Piano instructor
Jul 2011 - Jun 2014
The Lighthouse Music School

- Private Piano teaching (preparing students’ recitals and piano tests) - Regular master classes and chamber coaching - Accompanied students and teachers in concerts - Taught music theory - Class piano teaching

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Education

Doctorate of Musical Art in Piano Performance and literature
Aug 2014 - May 2017
Eastman School of Music
Master of Music and Graduate Certificate in Piano Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014
University of Southern California (USC)
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Eastman School of Music

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Korean
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

J. Haydn: Sonata in Eb Major, Hob.XVI:52                

I. Allegro
Lowell Liebermann "Gargoyles" Live at Kilbourn Recital Hall
1st movement
F. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.10 in Ab Major
Live at Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music
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