Lily S Lee

Lily S L.

Baltimore, MD
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Lesson Details

Korean

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Dear all my future students and parents,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself!

I'm Lily. I am a certified professional native Korean instructor. I've been teaching Korean grammar, pronunciation, sentence structures, writing, listening, speaking, conversational skills, and Korean culture for five years now and I just love meeting, working, and teaching new students!

Language connects people with diversity of backgrounds and cultures. Language unifies humans into one, so we can share one thing in common! Therefore... I would love to communicate with you!

I am the owner and artistic director of the Sunny Side Studio, where I am teaching as a piano and Korean teacher, working as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, and coordinating my private lessons for my students!

If you are interested in knowing about my studio, please talk to me! please message me! I will be more than happy to answer your questions!

I am so looking forward to seeing you all!

Cheers to all of us,
Lily
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About

Lily S delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3 to 70 and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

Dear all my future students and parents,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself!

I'm Lily. I am a professional concert pianist, traveling around the United States, Canada, and South Korea for orchestra concerts, solo performances, and fundraising concerts. I've been teaching for five years now and I just love meeting, working, and teaching new students!

Music is a magic language, and I would love to communicate with you!

I am the owner and artistic director of the Sunny Side Studio, where I am teaching as a piano and Korean teacher, working as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, and coordinating my private lessons for my students!

If you are interested in knowing about my studio, please talk to me! please message me! I will be more than happy to answer your questions!

I am so looking forward to seeing you all!

Cheers to all of us,
Lily

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Experience

Group Piano Teacher
Oct 2017 - Present
The Greenmount School

teaching a group of 6-12 year old juniors

Piano Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
The Glen School for the Arts LLC

teaching as a piano teacher

Piano Accompanist (Vocals and Instruments)
Aug 2017 - Present
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Korean Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Karen Hummel

weekly two hour intensive Korean lesson for two teen girls

Korean Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Angel Hummel

weekly two hour intensive Korean lesson for a beginner Korean student

Piano Teacher/Korean Teacher/Collaborative Pianist/Vocal Accompanist/Artistic Director
Aug 2013 - Present
Sunny Side Studio

I am the Artistic Director of the Sunny Side Studio, where I teach piano, Korean, accompany instrumentalists/vocalists, accompany wedding gigs, and organizes private lessons, and running my own business.

Korean Teacher
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
A'Miracle Whatley

weekly Korean lesson for a beginner Korean student

Piano Teacher
Mar 2013 - Jun 2017
Chavonne Donniver

weekly piano lesson for a beginner adult student

Piano Teacher
May 2013 - May 2017
Sophia Onuzulike

weekly piano lesson for a beginner child student

Piano Teacher
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
Zur Si Nurfry

weekly piano lesson for a beginner adult student

Korean Teacher
Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
Sophia Glasser

One time Skype lesson, helping her to prepare for her trip to South Korea

Piano Teacher
Feb 2013 - Apr 2015
Maxine Debrose

weekly piano lesson for a beginner adult student

Education

Master of Music (MM) in Piano Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Music (BM) in Piano Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017
The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)
ARCT (Performance Artistic Diploma) in Piano Performance
Mar 2008 - Jun 2013
The Royal Conservatory of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Piano Performance Diploma
Aug 2016
The Bowdoin International Music Festival (BIMF)

Give master classes
Chamber ensemble concerts
Teach private lessons

Piano Performance Diploma
Aug 2015
The Todi International Music Masters (TIMM)

Concert artist with TIMM orchestra
Give master classes
Teach private lessons

Awards

First/Grand Prize
Apr 2016
The Diablo Symphony Orchestra (DSO)
First/Grand Prize
Feb 2016
The New Albany Symphony Orchestra (NASO)

Photos & Videos

Ginastera
Dante
Mozart
Twinkle Little Star
DSO - Totentanz
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10 Reviews

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John Springer Foley Oct 18, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

My son, Dade has been taking piano lessons with SooJi for four years now and unfortunately we have to stop as she moved to a new city. She is an absolutely gifted and exceptionally talented pianist and teacher. As a parent, I am engaged in every lesson, observing what my son is learning. Even if when he is tired, not fully prepared, SooJi never stops being kind to him. She always gives helpful tips for effective practice and progress. My son never stops smiling and laughing. Sometimes I join the lesson and also learn stuff and both my and my son just learn tons of new stuff from her lesson. Under SooJi's coaching, my son already finished two solo recitals, 40 minutes each. It is a REAL progress and I was really proud of my son, as he didn't know anything about music before meeting SooJi, and now he is able to play simple songs for people without getting nervous!
I also teach so I know this for sure. Teaching is a natural gift. Someone can be really good at something but might not be good at teaching. SooJi is a total gifted teacher. She knows what to teach, how to teach, what to use, how to deal with students and conflicts, and she is able to solve problems that my son had during practice. Whenever she says something, my son is like " now I got it!" and he is so happy learning from her.
She is an exceptional talent in performing piano as well. I asked her to play in my and my wife's wedding few weeks ago and she played few songs and it was absolutely gorgeous. I am just really sad and disappointed that she is not able to teach him anymore and I can not have fun with them again. But I know she will be literally the best piano teacher ever in whatever years from now. When you see her, you will clearly feel this: she is very professional, yet kind and super funny and silly. She is super talented, yet so humble. She is really good with any kinds of students, she just knows how to treat them differently.
I can see SooJi has a natural gift of teaching, and I do hope she comes back and teach my son again later. Thanks for the four years of teaching SooJi! We love you dear!

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Anna Francis Oct 17, 2017
Classical Piano · Online

She was an outstanding teacher with an exceptional talent in piano performance and teaching. She is very knowledgeable. She stayed focused and she is passionate about the pieces and demonstrated a lot on the pieces. I can also tell she is a very good pianist because she was able to illustrate everything I had to know in such a short amount of time. Another thing I really appreciated was how quickly and fully she was able to communicate with me about the lesson times and any questions I had for playing. I am so thankful for her encouragement, smile, jokes, and all the tips she gave me in the lesson. She is a fantastic teacher for sure, and I definitely recommend her. She surely has a gift of teaching.

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Jenna Hummel Oct 5, 2017
Korean · In studio

Dear SooJi,

You asked for my thoughts on you as a teacher, but I don't think I'll be able to explain those very easily. Your impact on my life is more than I can explain or show. Of all the things I've learned from you, I consider Korean to be of a lesser importance than the life lessons, friendship, and communication skills you've taught me, whether on purpose or not. I'm thankful for everything you've done for me. I'll never forget how understanding and compassionate you are, and I can only hope to grow up and be half the person you are now. In all honesty, you're the best teacher I've ever had, and now I can understand what people mean when they say "This teacher shaped who I am today" and I'll never forget on stop being thankful to them.
Thank you for being you<3 Thank you for being the best Korean/Life teacher <3 Thank you for being the most passionate, true, and honest teacher <3

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Angel Hummel Oct 2, 2017
Korean · In studio

SooJi.. I don't even know where to begin. She is an amazing teacher and just an amazing human being in general. I pick up things very easy but for some reasons, Korean was and is a real challenge for me. I'm not sure why this is. Maybe because I want to learn this more than anything else? Maybe my brain wants to work harder to get where my heart is? Who knows, but I do know why I'm ven progressing in this challenge. A good teacher can inspire hope, stimulate the imagination, and install love of learning. If that quote had a title, it would be SooJi. She is truly my only role model. I'm not exactly sure why she is this to me, but she is. I respect her so much and she inspires me all the time. Honestly, I can't imagine my life without her in it. SooJi means so much to me. More than what can be expressed with pretty little words. A teacher is supposed to give hope to students, but she does so much more. She IS so much more. She isn't just a teacher any more. She is my friend, my role model, my sister. Because of her, hears have changed, hearts have healed, and bonds have been created that some blonde little girls can't get anywhere else. Yes, sometimes SooJi criticizes us, but that's she's supposed to do. We know she cares even more when she does this because she wants us to grow. Without her, I don't think I would know anything nearly as close to what I know now. Not just the language, but also the culture. I wish to always have someone like SooJi in my life, someone who inspires and loves me. I miss you SooJi! Honestly, She is just too phenomenal. She has a natural give of teaching, making jokes with people, making students feel comfortable. She is excellent. I love her so much <3

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Karen Hummel Oct 2, 2017
Korean · In studio

My daughters started taking Korean lessons from SooJi about a year ago. SooJi teaches her grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and conversational phrases. My daughters' Korean language skills have improved dramatically with SooJi's teaching. SooJi explains things in a way that is easy to understand and her teaching has been a positive influence on my daughter.

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Sophia Glasser Oct 2, 2017
Korean · Online

She was fantastic. She was very patient and had a great sense of humor. Very likable and I learned so much Korean. She really tailored the lesson to my needs.

A'Miracle Whatley Oct 2, 2017
Korean · In studio

I believe SooJi is a very talented person. She's very good at teaching and helping me understand Korean. I almost never misunderstand anything she gives us. I have gotten this far in learning Korean because of her. I am very grateful. Without SooJi, I most likely would have quit learning. She is one of the very best teachers I've ever had. I would definitely recommend her to anyone trying to learn Korean. Not only is she a good teacher, but she's also a very friendly person. When you feel like you aren't doing well, she pushes you until you achieve what you need. I'm very glad my friend and I found her.

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Sophia Onuzulike Oct 2, 2017
Piano · In studio

Excellent with children and I sure just as great with adults. My daughter LOVES and looks forward to her piano lessons with "Ms SooJi" although she is not entirely thrilled with her daily practice at home. SooJi provides excellent tips for helping her with tough spots and is equally challenging and encouraging. She is the best thing that happened for my 7 yr old who tends to want to quit when the going gets rough with anything, and it is a joy to hear how much she has learned in a year! I wish she could stick around long enough to teach my younger one as well. She is reliable and will go out of her way to provide make up lessons if needed. We have lessons in person during the school year and Skype lessons in the summer. I was initially skeptical about the quality of the Skype lessons when she suggested it, however by the end of the summer, I was totally surprised at how much my daughter learned, and I was not disappointed in the quality of the lessons.

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Zur Si Nurfry Oct 2, 2017
Piano · In home

Sooji help me with piano since early February this year. She is good at teaching in a clear and understandable manner and that makes it easier for me to understand the lesson. She is also good at encouraging me to practice more and that helps me to get better in a short amount of time. Sooji always make sure that I have fun during lesson!

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Maxine Debrose Oct 2, 2017
Piano · In studio

Sooji has the patience of a saint. Even when I'm unable to attend several lessons, she never stops being kind to me, and I've never seen anger from Sooji. She has a way of teaching the piano that makes me feel very comfortable. She's very clear and to-the-point. I don't feel pressure during lessons. Despite her amazing accomplishments as a pianist, she is so gentle in the way she speaks that I feel at ease in her presence, even when she corrects me if I do something wrong on the piano. She works very hard to help me improve on the piano and she takes the lessons very seriously. Yet, she's the nicest person ever. It feels like I'm being taught by a friend, by someone who genuinely cares about me. I recommend Sooji with all my heart to anyone in the universe who wants to learn the piano

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