Celine Kim
Ashburn, VA
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Celine Kim

Celine K.

Ashburn, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I have been teaching professionally for 17 years. It is important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson.

About Celine K.

I love to teach students of all ages and abilities. I believe that learning music should be fun and enjoyable. It is my mission to guide and provide appropriate tools to educate musicians who will always have a lifelong passion.

I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I have been teaching professionally for 17 years. It is important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. I try to find out what student is interested in, and guide my instruction according to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level.

I teach breath support, vocal range expansion, posture, proper diction, sight reading notes, ear training, releasing tension and stage performance. I can help my students improve technique for any genres of music they want with a focus on building a solid and healthy technique.

I graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and voice. I was the Semifinalist of NATS, singing fluently in Italian, German, French, Latin and Korean.

Master Piano/Voice instructor of Music and Arts since 2006.

My specialties/genres are Classical, art songs, popera, opera, church music, Pop, Broadway/musical theater, Disney, traditional folk songs, K-pop/ballad.

*PLEASE NOTE* I am only accepting weekly students.

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Brian Nguyen
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I started with Celine for piano, but then we started doing half piano and half singing lessons.

Celine and I went through a piano lessons book. It was very helpful learning how to learn a song. I got used to reading notes and how to practice. I came from being self taught through youtube and playing by ear for around a year or 2, but I never learned the traditional and more classical way. I really learned a lot from that.

Singing was more exciting because I grew at a pretty fast rate. Celine is really knowledgable about the different ways a person can use their voice and selecting out warm ups to help the growth of a specific singing technique. My voice got stronger and more stable. My head voice is more natural. My singing background was just doing it for fun since I was a kid.

Me and Celine both like kpop and korean music so I sang those as well as some English and Japanese songs. So pretty flexible there. She was able to give me really good recommendations for songs to sing based on my voice.

Posted Sep 23, 2021
Michael
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Celine is very helpful and has been very supportive in finding songs that fit my current range but also challenge me!

Posted Sep 8, 2021
Tod
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Awesome experience!

Posted Aug 31, 2021
Jennica
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Celine has already helped me SO much in such a short amount of time.

Posted Aug 16, 2021
Yumei
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Celine is the best instructor I have ever had. She is a very experienced teacher and she makes every lesson so enjoyable and effective. She gives me confidence and many practical tips. We had a lot of laugh and she is one of the most patient and warm person I have ever met. Please take lessons with Celine!

Posted Aug 7, 2021
Annie
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Celine put me at ease and had me feeling more confident with singing by the end of the first lesson. Highly recommend!

Posted Jul 19, 2021
Zahra D.
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I love working with Celine, she is so encouraging, professional, and I love her personality! We laugh a lot and I am able to feel relaxed to play piano and sing. I recommend you give lessons with Celine a try! :)

Posted Jul 14, 2021
Allyson
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Celine helped me sing more effectively and easily. She is a very experienced teacher who is kind, enthusiastic and full of positive energy. I am excited to practice!

Posted Jul 14, 2021
Zahra K.
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I love having Celine as my teacher. I found her after losing touch with my previous teacher who I also found through Take Lessons and who was like a grandmother and friend to me. I missed her a lot. Celine reminds me of her and she is so sweet, beautiful and charming that I really enjoy singing with her. She takes me out of my comfort zone very kindly and gently.

Posted Jul 10, 2021
Sarah
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Amazing! Celine knew exactly how to help!! Celine is so wonderful at what she does. She helped me expand my vocal range and knowledge about the voice in general. I feel much more confident about singing. I really felt like I can become better with her lessons and feedback.
She is also very friendly and patient and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in music.

Posted Jul 8, 2021
Oriana R.
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Celine is a great instructor! Very sweet, easy to learn from and has a great voice (and can play the piano!)

Posted Jun 23, 2021
Wendy S.
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Celine was very courteous, patient and positive in her feedbacks.
Loved the fact she emailed the homework to work upon, which will help in your upcoming classes.
Worth your time and money.

Posted Jun 20, 2021
Courtney
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Great first lesson - thanks for being so sweet to my daughter and connecting with her!

Posted Jun 17, 2021
Claire C.
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Celine is fantastic!

Posted May 31, 2021
Kathlyn O.
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I started voice lessons with Celine back in September/October. I didn't know much about proper and healthy technique as well as proper breathing. Celine taught me all of that and not only that but how I should treat my body by eating healthy and working out.

Since the beginning my voice has become stronger. I am able to sustain longer phrases in singing, the use of dynamics and proper placement when singing. I can't believe how far I have become! I sang all my life but I was singing with the worst technique possible. Celine has helped me to find my true voice and soon it will all come together!

I take lessons with Celine once a week and I enjoy her enthusiasm and kindness even if I don't do my best. Thank you Celine for helping me reach my dream faster to become a great singer!

Posted Feb 7, 2021
Mina C.
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celine was great

Posted Nov 12, 2020
samantha B.
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Celine is great. My 8-year-old daughter started lesson with her a month ago. We have been very impressed by her patience and professionalism as a teacher. She is encouraging and very fun to learn with. My daughter enjoys her weekly piano time with Celine very much.

Posted Oct 13, 2020
Ashley
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Celine has taught my two daughters for 5 years for both piano and voice. She has patience, knowledge and professionalism in addition to being a wonderful person. Would recommend her to anyone... You simply won’t find better.

Posted Sep 8, 2020
Olivia
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Ms. Celine is an amazing teacher. I’m lucky to have been taking piano and vocal lessons from her for the past year. She is such a patient teacher and always finds the way to help you learn complicated things in easy way. I hope to continue taking lessons for as long as I can!

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Daniel
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Celine has been an excellent piano and voice teacher for my daughter. Her approach to teaching has provide the right balance between conforming to a structured learning path and encouraging the student to learn at her natural pace. Celine is a wonderful and talented teacher.

Posted Sep 2, 2020
Victoria
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Celine is the best teacher I have ever had. She is great to talk to and get to know and teaches really great techniques, making difficult things easy. I would highly recommend her!

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Alex
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Celine is such a great teacher, she is patient, nice, and professional. I always enjoy and learn a lot from her lessons. Strongly recommended!!

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Tiffany
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It is a pleasure working with Celine. She is great with my two sons and help them learn well and quickly. Celine is professional, friendly and highly skilled. I recommend her as a piano teacher.

Posted Aug 29, 2020
Vivian
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I’m very happy to have found Celine as my piano and voice teacher. Celine is very patient and has a great teaching mechanism to guide me step by step. She is a wonderful teacher. Highly recommended.

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Kathlyn O.
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I have been taking piano lessons from Celine and not only is she gifted, but she is encouraging and makes me at ease. Because of her teaching style I see myself achieving my dreams and she will help you get there! I totally recommend her to people who not only want to learn classical piano but also voice too!

Posted Aug 25, 2020
Camila
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Celine taught our daughters both piano and voice lessons. She is an excellent teacher with a wide knowledge of piano and singing. She is very kind, friendly and patient. They were not only able to learn from her, but they really enjoyed her as a teacher, as well... I would highly recommend her as a teacher.

Posted Aug 24, 2020
Andrea
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Celine is great! She made me feel very comfortable and taught me so much about playing piano in the short time. Celine is a wonderful teacher, very patient and encouraging! I would highly recommend her to anyone from kids to adults.

Posted Aug 22, 2020
Sophia
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Celine has been an outstanding teacher to my daughters. She really knows how to make things fun and exciting. Ms. Celine is nice, patient, and has true love for her students.

Posted Aug 22, 2020
Joe
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Celine is a very experienced piano teacher who is kind, enthusiastic and full of positive energy. Her lessons are not only educational but fun. She makes my daughters relax and encourages them to get better. I would recommend her to anyone from kids to adults.

Posted Aug 14, 2020
Christine
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Celine teaches my 12 year old son and she’s the 3rd teacher we’ve had. We are very picky with piano teachers and Celine is by far the best teacher we have had. She doesn’t waste time and gets right to the lesson immediately. She is extremely knowledgeable and capable at playing and teaching piano. She’s the only teacher who took the time to correct my son’s hand positioning on the keyboard. She’s been very flexible with our schedule as well. I would recommend Celine to anyone who wants to learn piano at any level.

Posted Aug 13, 2020
Grace
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Celine is a great teacher. She is very reliable, attentive and enthusiastic. Celine has an excellent ability to relate to people. She has been working with my kids for several years, it has been a wonderful experience. Her approach, which incorporates technique, theory and performance, are giving my kids a well rounded experience. Most importantly, my kids are having fun and is eager to play. Celine is highly recommended!

Posted Aug 13, 2020
Sally U.
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This review is for the teacher's communication and lesson scheduling only.

Lessons were scheduled and agreed upon, but teacher decided to cancelled last minute. We are disappointed at how it was handled.

We can not comment on the teacher's capabilities or reaching style.

Posted Aug 13, 2020
Madison
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Celine is an excellent teacher who is wonderfully responsive to both parents and child. My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Celine.

Posted Aug 4, 2020
Lisa
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Celine is a excellent teacher! She is very patient and understanding with my daughter, Jessica. My daughter is always excited and lights up when it’s time to go to piano lessons with Celine. Celine’s warmth, gentleness and clear music talent puts her in a league of her own! I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn piano at any level!

Posted Jul 29, 2020
Claire
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My son adores Sun Celine - they get along great! She is a fantastic instructor and also makes the lessons enjoyable. She is an awesome teacher.

Posted Jul 24, 2020
Dasom
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Amazing! Sun is one of the best teachers I ever had! She is very talented and passionate in music. She is so sweet and caring. She gives me her full attention during the lesson and is very patient with me. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to take piano/voice lessons!

Posted Jul 24, 2020
Tod
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Posted Aug 24, 2021
Jennifer Craven
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Posted Jun 17, 2021

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Experience

Master Music Instructor (Piano/Voice)
Oct 2006 - Present

Music and Arts

Director of Adult Choir
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018

Epiphany Church

Director of Youth Choir
Jan 2012 - Jan 2016

St. Paul Catholic Church

Education

Master Vocal Pedagogy
Aug 2020 - Present

George Mason University

Bachelor of Music in Piano & Voice
Aug 2000 - May 2004

George Mason University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Korean

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Honor Student
Dec 2000

George Mason University

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