About Jihye L.
Hello, future students!
My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in LA, California. I graduated from Kyung Hee University and earned a Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts.
I have been teaching piano for 20 years and Korean at Korean language schools. In the past, I have met many K pop and K drama lovers so I decided to share my culture and language with them.
So far I have met many passionate and enthusiastic students whom I feel very lucky to work with. I offer personalized curriculum to each of my Korean and piano students. Also, help students who prepare piano level exams such as CM, ABRSM, and SATII for the Korean language. I sometimes use clips of songs and dramas to help students who learn Korean.
Are you ready to learn?? Let's begin taking lessons!!
Speaks English and Korean
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaches students 4 and up
You are amazing and a great teacher thank you.
Jihye is a wonderful teacher. She is very serious and detail oriented. She stays on topic and focused throughout the lesson. In a 30min lesson not a moment is wasted. Excellent teacher! Thank you!
Lessons are fast pace and Jihye is very knowledgeable on the subject to answer any questions.
My first lesson with Jihye was great! She really took the time to get to know me, my interests and goals, which really helped me feel relaxed and comfortable. I can’t wait to continue working with her and keep learning!
Very informative and patient
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Great experience learning some basic about Korean words. The teacher was very informative tho the connection wasn't very smooth. Overall a great experience.
Jihye was great! Our first session was relaxed and she got to know a lot about me as a student before proceeding to what we were going to learn that day.
Jihye was an amazing teacher. My kids were very comfortable with her and she met them at their level. They had fun and want to go back. We will be booking our next session with her soon. Thank you!
Jihye was patient, clear, structured for our intro lesson. Excited and looking forward to future lessons!
Jihye is very accommodating. I appreciate the care with which she teaches my daughter. Highly recommend her teaching services for anyone under 5. She’s the best.
She is very patient with me and explains different usages very clearly.
She helps with my pronunciation and gives context for phrases and vocabulary that makes sense for me.
Great first lesson! Will definitely continue with Jihye!
Very personable! One of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Always encourages me to do better!
My reading comprehension on par with where we are on lessons, but my struggle is listening comprehension. I am listening and repeating playback of workbook audio files over and over trying to get it. They speak so fast for beginner like me. Jihye not only helped me with this on her own time, but on our next lesson she made a change. We did the textbook lesson as planned but she reserved a small portion of our time to dictating workbook narrative at a pace I could keep up with. Noted difference on the first go. I am grateful and know I will only get better!! Thank you.Show More
Jihye is so personable and very accommodating. She has helped me tremendously with my upcoming trip to South Korea. Her insights and guidance have been truly wonderful. If you want a teacher who is patient and able to work at your pace, look no further. If you are interested in learning Korean, she is a very good teacher.Show More
Jihye caters to your needs at whatever level you are currently. She is very patient and takes a great bottom up approach to teaching. She also offers more casual and conversational teaching
Jihye is one of the best Korean teachers ever! My mother and I are learning Korean and we needed an expert and that could teach us the basics. We were total beginners until we met her. She taught us the alphabet and phrases. We are currently still taking lessons, and without doubt we will be fluent as well. She is very nice and also cares very much about our learning. She is overall a great Korean teacher and we would recommend her to everyone we know!Show More
Jihye is good at explaining the parts of speech and gets you talking right away.
Jihye is an amazing teacher! She is extremely patient and I am so thankful for her.
She has been a fantastic teacher and I always look forward to the lessons. Would definitely recommend.
Jihye is very personable and easy to talk to. She is an experienced teacher and does a great job at making you feel comfortable from the very first lesson. My primary purpose was to learn Korean for work and she was able to customize a plan specific to my needs. Would highly recommend Jihye for future students!
A side note: the lessons go by very quickly and in order to maximize your time, I would recommend purchasing lessons by the hour.
Jihye is a fantastic teacher - Super personable and professional. I would recommend her to anyone wishing to learn Korean.
very nice! good first lesson really enjoyed it :)
I took piano lesson from Jihye 선생님. I'm a total beginner so I make a lot of mistakes, but she's very patient and constantly reminds me to fix my bad habits while playing piano. Totally recommended!
Jihye is very knowledgeable and very sweet! I'm excited to keep taking Korean lessons from her!
Jihye was really fun and easy to talk to, and learning and progressing came easily. She was great!
Jihye is great language teacher on TakeLessons. She takes on topic and gives us advice on how to sound more natural. Her classes are always welcoming and interactive!
Jihye is a great teacher. She has good material (vocab/grammar), checks your pronunciation, etc. She helps me understand the language when I ask questions about it. She goes above and beyond to relate the material to what you're using Korean for and what you're interested in. 5 stars!Show More
It was good experience, The teacher was warm and kept to subject matter
Very nice start to learning Korean. Glad to know that Jihye understands where you're at and adapts based on where you are with the language. She was welcoming and I can't wait to improve my knowledge with her guidance.
Super friendly and nice!! Actually wants to get to know her students and see where they're at so she can help them the best way possible :)
It's official. Best instructor ever. Today was the end of my initial prepaid classes. I have already set up for another month. Jihye teaches at my pace. Is still very patient and reviews sections until I "get it". Sections that I get quickly, she moves on and then ties everything together.
She has a wonderful personality and literally makes learning the Korean language fun. She has me read, write, speak and laugh all while teaching. She always greets my family members if they happen walk by in the background.
I am making progress and look forward to my classes. Another plus is that she uses a textbook. So even though this is a holiday break, I can peek to future lessons and continue to practice.
A+++ to Jihye.
Excellent teacher. I had a great first class. I look forward to continuing.
Jihye has helped me improve my piano playing skills and has been very encouraging to improve my piano technique. She has given me suggestions on how to overcome difficulties playing certain parts of a piano piece. Challenges me to excel. I highly recommend.Show More
My first lesson was stellar! I will keep going with JiHye.
Great listener. Better teacher. I am so lucky, thank you.
She is a great teacher and makes things easy to understand. She's also very kind and funny! I highly recommend her if you're interested in learning Korean.
She is easy to have a conversation with and lessons aren't so formal so it makes it more comfortable to learn.
My first class was great! Jihye is very friendly, patient, and understanding, and I really look forward to more classes with her!
I have attended 4 classes in Korean for Beginners and 1 Intro to Korean conversation class. Ms. Jihye L. has a easy style and natural ability for managing a group lesson of students at different levels. She is not overly formal, and when we are lost or confused, she is in no rush but helps us get through the topic at our own speed. She explains well the details regarding grammar, verb forms, and the levels of formality or politeness, as she writes the needed words on the whiteboard behind her. I think she understands that we will not and cannot learn something new in one shot, but only through patient trial and error.Show More
First lesson was great! I look forward to more!!
My daughter rushes home twice a week for her lessons with Jihye. She's wonderful!
I enjoyed the first lesson and getting acquainted with my intructor very much.
I'm hopeless when it comes to new people, but if they're nice, I automatically warm up. Jihye takes her time with me and I feel a bit more confident. She's perfect for people who need time to get out of their shell
Jihye is very patient with me in learning Korean! I enjoy my lessons and I highly recommend her as a tutor! She can work with different paces of learning very nicely. Thank you, Jihye!
Jihye is super easy to work with and talk to. If you feel shy about your pronunciation you don't have to worry with this class because she will work with you and explain things very well.
Jihye is great! Just finished our first lesson and had a lot of fun. She's very patient and understanding. She explained concepts and pronunciations thoroughly. The material covered was on par for my level so that was great! Definitely looking forward to future lessons!Show More
Our first lesson was great! Very organized and patient. We're looking forward to our next lesson!
Really good start.
Best instructor ever! So nice, helpful, and informative!! Love my lessons!
Super nice and patient. (I have take another piano class long time age and that guy was not patient at all and it makes me nervous so PATIENT is important!!!!!). Will make the best to arrange the time. It is important specially for me who is taking college classes. She makes it easier by showing you some technique. Will definitely recommend her for piano teacher.Show More
Lesson went great! I really love that the lessons are personalized and that we can stop and try again with anything that comes more slowly to me personally, and that we can go faster with the things that I get more quickly. Today we learned the colors, the consonants, and the basic vowels as well as reviewing some basic Korean phrases from last week. Jihye is so nice and very pleasant. Thank you, Jihye! See you next week!!Show More
Very helpful and personable. Looking forward to next week.
Jihye is an excellent instructor. She's very encouraging and helpful.
Jihye is very patient with my 6 yr old daughter and she has learned so much in just a few lessons.
Ms Lee is very patience and nice. I like her class very well.
Nice lesson adapted to my level!
Very helpful. Looking forward to the next one!!
I have been learning from her for almost five months now and I really enjoy our lessons. She is very kind and very fun. I'm going to visit Korea soon and she has helped me learn a lot of Korean, so I feel very ready.
Jihye is always there ready to answer any question I may have. She is fun and current in dramas and music and very encouraging to new students.
Jihye is friendly and polite. She got me started on the right track. Always look forward for my lession every week.
Well organized classes and very nice teacher.
I've only had one lesson with her but so far she has been great. Very friendly and helpful.
Jihye is a teacher with great skills and patience. She makes learning Korean become interesting, but you can still feel the progress. Strongly recommend!
i am really enjoy learning korean with Jihye선생님. she makes the class well-organized and funny. I could learn both skills and culture from her.
Extremely patient and motivating!
Extremely patient and motivating!
I am having a wonderful time. Jihye is really helpful in learning the Korean language! She is patient and encouraging. I can't wait for next week's class.
Love taking class with Ms.Lee.
She's very patient and explain everything clearly.
Jihye is great to work with. She's very accommodating of my schedule if I need a change. She's very patient and kind, and she teaches me Korean in a way that I will understand and would be most helpful to me.
Jihye is very patient, helpful, and overall an encouraging instructor. I look forward to my lessons with her every week! :)
Jihye is an awesome teacher who makes the lesson entertaining and definitely productive. Always willing to answer questions and repeat things if needed.
Jihye is the best instructor ever! Jihye is patient and able to listen to the client and make adjustments as needed. I highly recommend Jihye for precise and patient instruction in Korean language - hanguel. Good luck on your journey of Korean language.
Jihye is very patient and she makes me feel comfortable to ask questions and clarifications. I'm glad I was able to book her time to teach me Korean =)
Katie enjoyed the lesson
Jihye is friendly and easy to work with. She is gentle for beginners but also expects homework.
Jihye is perfect! Kind, patient and humorous. Great teacher!
I really thought the instructor was great.. At first you think you will have a strict one but it turned out very well for the first day.Very great instructor.
I just finished my first Korean lesson! It was informative and fun! She taught me the pronunciations, was encouraging, and a good teacher! Five stars!
Jihye is an awesome teacher! My daughter has learned so much in the past few months. Jihye has really taken my daughter's ability to a new level. Jihye is always patient, positive, and motivating! I highly recommend Jihye as a piano teacher!!
I've been taking piano lessons from Ms. Lee for 2 years. She made it easy to learn and fun too. I really enjoy learning from her and I am thankful that I met her.
Jihye is a nice teacher. She work with my kids over a year now.
My kids always love to work with her.
I will highly recommend Jihye to other students who like to learn piano!
Jihye taught piano to our children for 4 years. She is organized, reliable and flexible. She takes pride on her students' success and encourages progress in a fun way. With her teaching, she helped our son to be fully prepared to transition into playing percussion at school.
great music experiences
Jihye is a great teacher. I have been studied with her 3years.
She has a passion through her entire teaching.
I am a lucky student who have a teacher like her.
Teach Korean to all ages and levels. Teach private and group lessons.
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Pasadena Language Center
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Hope international Church
Play piano for worship service.
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Montebello High School
California Institute of the Arts
Kyung Hee University
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean Education Center in Los Angeles
Yamaha Music Foundation