Judy Shin

Judy S.

Morton Grove, IL

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing the piano for nearly 20 years of my life. I graduated Berklee College of Music with dual degrees in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing/Production, along with minor in Theory of Jazz and Poplar Music. Additional to jazz/contemporary playing, I have classical background, which allows me to be a flexible performer and teacher.
Presidential Scholarship recipient of Berklee College of Music
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Judy teaches



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

Teaching since:
July 2008

Master's Degree in Piano Performance
Bachelor's Degrees in Performance and Writing&Production

I started learning piano when I was about 3 years old. Music has always been a big part of my life: I was very fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by music. I believe that music has the power to deliver energy to listeners and that it is musicians' responsibility to convey the positive energy and to share the joy of it. Music is a way of communication for everyone!
I was trained classically, and learned improvisation afterwards, so I am capable of reading, improvising, and accompanying. Also, I have played at churches for worship bands and choirs. I studied Theory of Jazz and Popular Music as a minor, along with dual majors at Berklee College of Music.
I was a software tutor at Berklee College of Music, where I taught DAWs(Digital Audio Workstation) such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Finale, Digital Performer, Garage Band, etc.

My teaching philosophy emphasizes on supporting students find joy in their learning process as they aim for mastery in their skills.
For I understand that every student has different ways of learning, I highly encourage students to be proactive in designing a lesson format.

My performances and production demos are available at:

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Private Lessons - piano
Jul 2008 - Present

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Holland America Line

Musician on Holland America's cruise ship

Software Tutor
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Berklee Learning Center

Helped Berklee students learn music softwares such as Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band, Finale, Digital Performer, etc.


Master in Music - Piano Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration)
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus
Bacholor in Music - Piano Performance/Contemporary Writing and Production
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Outstanding Scholar Award
Jul 2016
Berklee College of Music, Valencia
Summa Cum Laude Award
Dec 2014
Berklee College of Music
Presidential Scholarship
Sep 2010
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

"Pink Sky" Judy Shin Piano Trio (Original Composition)
"Cadillac" Gary Willis Ensemble
"My One and Only Love" jazz standard, solo piano
Christmas Carols Medley - Solo Piano
Kapustin op.40 No.6 (Pastorale) Classical, solo piano
Accompanying "I'm in Love" Vocals by Katie Kim & Joy Lee,
Pianist for Duncan Johnson's music video "The Song About the Movie That I Am Desperately Trying to Cast"
Photo by Judy S.

Photo by Judy S.
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2 Reviews

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Lubna B. Dec 11, 2016
Piano · In home

Judy is a very good teacher very patient and talented, sadly i couldn't take more than one class with her due to some circumstances but if i have the chance i'll keep taking classes with her.

Alex S. Apr 14, 2015
Korean · In studio

She's very patient and flexible, very pleasant to deal with!

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