Simeon Kim

Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA

About Simeon K.

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Simeon teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2007
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Degrees held:
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - MM, PD
Oberlin College and Conservatory - BM

I teach private piano lessons, music theory classes, and accompanying. Students of all ages/levels are welcome. My teaching method primarily focuses on the process of learning music. Students are encouraged to make manageable goals for each lesson so that they can feel a sense of achievement throughout the entire learning process. The smaller goals keep the students motivated constantly enabling them to become a better musician. By focusing on the process of learning, students are learning a set of skills that will enable them to learn pieces quicker and allow for a more rewarding end product. They also are able to apply these learning skills to many different areas of study, which enhances their personal growth.

***Studio Equipment**
Boston Baby Grand - Teaching Room A
Yamaha Upright - Teaching Room B
Janssen Upright - Classroom

Photos and Videos

Kapustin Etude Toccatina



Jan 2015 - Present
SK Piano Academy

Private piano lessons, Music theory, and Accompanying.

Associate Instructor

Aug 2012 - May 2014
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Group and private piano classes to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Master of Music & Performer Diploma - Piano Performance

Aug 2011 - May 2014
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance

Aug 2007 - May 2011
Oberlin College and Conservatory

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


1st Prize

Mar 2010
ODU Classical Competition


Music Teachers National Association

Sep 2014

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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8 Reviews on Simeon K.

Toni Jul 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
Simeon is awesome! My 8-year-old son connected with him in seconds and enjoys every lesson. Looking forward to many, many years of lessons with Simeon!
Gabriel Mar 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was a lot of fun! I highly recommend Simeon!
Nikolas K. Feb 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is best instructor ever.My son likes his teacher and enjoys every lesson.Simeon is high rank professional
Cole F. Feb 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
1st lesson down and I'm excited to see where this can go. Simeon is very open to student input and tailoring lessons to individual goals.
Sofie H. Feb 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Simeon is amazing with my 6 year old first time piano player. She loves going every week. I would definitely recommend him.
Brionna R. Oct 26, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Positive, flexible, dedicated, inspiring, fun, polite, AWESOME instructor. Very knowledgable and skilled.
Izabella M. Aug 15, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter adores Simeon! He listens and understands her strengths and more importantly, her weakness. So far it's been a great journey.
Terrence J. May 2, 2015
Christian Gospel · In studio
Verified Student
What a great teacher with much energy and enthusiastic for teaching piano/music!!! If you are looking to advance and explore your music performance and education - look to Simeon, he's the one that can tailor to all your needs!!
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