Jae-In Shin

Jae-In S.

Seattle, WA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jae-In delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2003

Starting violin-playing at 4, Jae-In Shin became the youngest winner of the Korea national music competition at the age of 7, and made a solo concerto debut with one of the major orchestras in Korea at 10. Since the debut, Shin has made further solo appearances with Seoul Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Sammamish Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, Washington Idaho Symphony, etc.

Shin has won 1st prizes in many renowned competitions, including New York International Music Concours, American Protégé International Competition, Korea-Germany Brahms Music Competition, Baroque String Competition, Ladies Musical Club Competition, and Carmel Music Society Competition. She has received degrees from the Pre-college of Korean National University of Arts, Yonsei University in Korea (BM), Yale University (MM), and University of Washington (DMA).

As an active soloist and chamber musician, Shin has been performing in North America, Europe and Asia, and the venue includes Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Sunset Center in Carmel, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, Teatro Gayarre in Spain. Shin has gave the world premiere of works by many award-winning composers: Jordan Kuspa and Fay Kueen Wang.

She also has been passionately involved in music pedagogy and found Jane’s violin studio in Seattle. She had taught violin, viola, and chamber music at Bellevue High School, Gloria Chamber Music Academy, and Yale University. Shin has participated in various recording projects beyond the classical world and often performs live on local and national television and radio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Jae-In teaches private lessons for Violin and Viola at Jane'€s violin studio in Seattle, Washington. Since 2003 her students have won national music competitions and received scholarships to continue their studies at the college level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Parking's available. Rental violins, Musics, Etude books, Music stand, Metronome, Rest area, Wifi, Computer,

*** Specialties ***
Music Performance, Musical Education, Music Theory
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Music Ensemble
Classic, Jazz, Electronic

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Director, Violin & Viola faculty
May 2011 - Present
Jane's Violin Studio

Jae-In (ages 10 and up) and Sol (ages 3 - 10) teach Violin and Viola at all levels in Seattle. Our pedagogical approach is personalized to meet individual students’ goals, and we use various methods including Suzuki and traditional European Studies.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

String Coach
Aug 2012 - May 2013
Bellevue High School Orchestra

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2009 - May 2010
Yale University


Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Performance
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
University of Washington
Master of Music, Music Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Yale University
Bachelor of Music, Violin and Music Education
Mar 2003 - Feb 2007
Yonsei University in South Korea


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


1st Prize
May 2015
New York International Music Concour
1st Prize
Oct 2012
American Protégé International Competition
Jun 2012
Ladies Musical Club Competition in Seattle
Grand Prize
May 2011
Carmel Music Society Instrumental Competition
1st Prize
Nov 2006
Baroque String Competition

Photos & Videos

Sarasate : Carmen Fantasy
Violin : Jae-In Shin
Jae-In Shin plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Port Angeles Symphony.
Jae-In plays Franck Violin Sonata.
Photo by Jae-In S.

Photo by Jae-In S.

Photo by Jae-In S.


8 Reviews

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Troy Mar 20, 2017
Violin · In studio

She is very knowledgeable and observant. It was a great experience for a first lesson.

Klara T. Jul 19, 2016
Violin · In studio

Very patient and experienced. Gave some great tips for note reading
and handouts to work from.

Tom P. Apr 25, 2016
Violin · In studio

I played violin for two years in Jr High school. That is to say, I was way past "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" but couldn't quite do vibrato without ripping the violin away from my face. That was 30 years ago. I hadn't touched a violin until about a month ago.

Jae-In listens patiently and adapts her approach to what works best for me. For example, I explained that I can barely read music, I learned by sound when the orchestra rehearsed and memorized the material. I'm older and have both the discipline and desire to learn to read music. So half my homework she played for me to memorize and the other half helps build my music reading. :)

I feel privileged to have somebody of Jae-In's caliber as a teacher. Her skill with the violin is absolutely superb. Even more importantly, she is super friendly and kind. She immediately made me feel welcome as she greeted me with a big smile. With her, I can go from beginner to advanced without needing to switch teachers. This, I feel, reduces the likelihood that I will form a habit early in my training that limits my progress further down the road.

I highly recommend Jae-In no matter your age or playing level.

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Lucyna T. Mar 22, 2016
Violin · In home

I had my very first lesson with Jae-In and I liked it a lot. She is helping me to get a good foundation and although I bought only 5 classes to see how that goes, I will probably get some more. I like her dedication and I sensed that she truly want you to succeed. I like her teaching style a lot.
Thank you,

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Carmella T. Jun 1, 2015
Violin · In studio

Great first lesson. Thank you.

Alan B. Nov 30, 2014
Violin · In studio

Jae-In is one of the most competent violinists in the Seattle area. As a teacher she is very analytical and puts a lot of thought and effort into her students's progress. I am a former semi-professional player who stopped playing the violin for 20 years. I recently started practicing again, but felt that I needed more direction and guidance. I have progressed more in the last two months working with Jae-In than I have in the previous 1 1/2 years since I picked up the instrument.

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Dana P. Jul 31, 2014
Violin · In studio

I was lucky to study with her cuz she is a professional, personable, and motivating teacher.
I leaned not just how to play violin, but how to practice on my own and listen to myself. So I notice that I'm improving my playing each time I practice.

Aries C. Feb 17, 2014
Violin ·

She's the finest violinist and teacher I've seen.

Jane's very devoted and responsible to her students and she knows how to keep them inspired and loving playing violin.
My son couldn't get into the college receiving full scholarship without her.

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