Joseph Choi

Joseph C.

Austin, TX

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

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Joseph Choi was the Second Prize winner of the 2014 NTD International Piano Competition, Finalist in the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition, where he was awarded the prize for Best Performance of a Baroque Composer, Second Prize winner of the 2012 Tuesday Musical Club Competition in San Antonio, and winner of the 2012 concerto competition at the University of Texas at Austin. He has given recitals in venues such as Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Long Center for the Performing Arts and Benedict Music Tent in the Aspen Music Festival. Choi has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, Aeolus Quartet, and several others. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also holds his Bachelor’s degree, under the tutelage of Anton Nel.

I am a professional pianist. I graduated from the Juilliard School with my Master's of Music degree and am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Music Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano for 16 years, and contemporary keyboard for 11 of those. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional recording artist/producer I frequently take trips to Korea for co-writing, recording/producing, and meeting with record labels.

My personal passion is classical music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Doctorate in Musical Arts
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Texas at Austin
Masters of Music
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
The Juilliard School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Jul 2017

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Texas Music Teachers Association
Jul 2017

The mission of the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA), an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association, is to advance the value of music study and music making in society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.

TMTA is a nonprofit educational organization. Founded in 1886, it is dedicated to the promotion of high quality individual and group music instruction. Its membership includes over two thousand teachers in sixty-five local organizations. All activities of the association are educational and promote the art of music.

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Margaret Jul 31, 2017
Piano ·

Joseph is an all-around amazing pianist and teacher. He is very reliable, dedicated, patient, positively encouraging, and makes lessons enjoyable as well as informative. He inspires and motivates my son to practice (which in the past has always proven to be an impossible feat!) and in turn, he has learned to really love the music he plays and looks forward to going every week. Thank you, Joseph!

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Joshua Jul 29, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Joseph is a fun yet serious teacher. I love the way he teaches and like with every teacher, as long as you practice well there will always be something new to learn from him.

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