Simeon Kim

Simeon K.

Chesapeake, VA
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Lesson Details



Simeon delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2007

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

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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


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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Photos & Videos

Kapustin Etude Toccatina
Liszt Ballade
Piano Accompanying - Kreisler Liebeslied and Liebesfreud
Piano Accompanying - Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9
Bach-Busoni Chaconne
Piano Accompanying - Curnow Symphonic Variants Part 1
Cassalmaggiore Festival in Italy

Piano Accompanying - Curnow Symphonic Variants Part 2
Piano Accompanying - Curnow Symphonic Variants Parts 3
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8 Reviews

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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

It was a lot of fun! I highly recommend Simeon!

Nikolas K. Feb 29, 2016
Piano · In studio

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

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

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

Positive, flexible, dedicated, inspiring, fun, polite, AWESOME instructor. Very knowledgable and skilled.

Izabella M. Aug 15, 2015
Piano · In studio

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

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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