Julie Moon

Julie M.

Oakland, CA

Lesson Details



Julie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2000

Seoul National University of the Arts, music conservatory, piano performance ('93-'01)
Cornell University, Music Major, Computing in the Arts concentration ('02-'05, '11-'12)
Mills College, MFA in Performance and Literature for Improvisation ('13-'14)
Mills College, MA in Music Composition ('14-'15)

teaching music theory, piano performance for ages 2 and up
lessons customized to suit needs and talents
teaching experience of 10+ years
specializing in teaching young children
individual teaching pedagogy or preferred methods

My philosophy of teaching piano and music is an integrated, individualistic approach. My responsibility as a teacher is to tap into the enthusiasm of the student - what excites them and captivates them about music and nurture that curiosity. While covering the spectrum of theory, technique, and depth of sounds - it is also important to keep it fresh with innovative approaches to learning different concepts and I achieve this using many different ways honed over the years. What I also aim to teach is effective and efficient practicing - and teach the tools that the student needs to continue evolving as a musician.

*** Specialties ***
Piano Performance
Classical Piano
Prepared Piano
Free Improvisation
Music Composition
Music Theory

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Feature Music Performance for Korea Day
May 2015 - Sep 2015
Asian Art Museum


Master of Arts
May 2014 - Present
Mills College
Master of Fine Arts
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Mills College
Bachelor of Arts
Jan 2002 - May 2012
Cornell University
Aug 1993 - Jan 2000
Korean National University of Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Flora Boyd Piano Performance Prize
May 2014
Mills College
Cornell Concerto Competition
Jan 2005
Cornell Universty


Music Teachers' Association of California
Jul 2014

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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Photos & Videos

Julie Moon - Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etude no. 10
Julie Moon: Henry Cowell - Three Irish Legends
Julie Moon: Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 1 in g-minor
Julie Moon: Claude Debussy - La Cathedrale Engloutie
Cornell Piano Competition

Photo by Julie M.

My student Anne and I after her fabulous vocal/piano performance of 'Just A Dream' by Nelly!

Photo by Julie M.

Photo by Julie M.


5 Reviews

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Adam Dec 8, 2016
Classical Piano · In home

As an intermediate player returning to lessons, Julie provides great direction.

Casey R. Oct 19, 2016
Piano · In home

Great with kids and easy to work with.

Jesse C. Oct 19, 2016
Piano · In studio

I'm only on my second lesson with Julie and I like her very much, she's been very patient and understanding with me, as I knew absolutely nothing about the piano going in, I'm very much looking forward to an ongoing learning adventure with her and the piano...

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Michael T. Aug 9, 2014
Piano · In studio

Julie is very knowledgeable, she has a wide array of experience and knowledge. Her passion and her ability to teach the lesson makes her a joy to work with.

Nick M. Apr 10, 2014
Piano ·

Great instructor for my children

My kids are on their way to their 5th lesson and completely enjoy the company of Julie. Her lessons are stimulating & have a lasting impression on my 2 sons. When they get home they are excited about what they have learned & gladly take to the piano at home.
I am happy to have found such a wonderful kid friendly instructor.

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