Jihye Lee

Jihye L.

San Gabriel, CA
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Students who want to go next level of music. Will work on read notes and more.
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About

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

Teaching since:
January 1995

Hello, future students!

My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in Arcadia, California. I graduated Kyung Hee University and earned Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts.

I have been teaching piano over 20 years and Korean at Korean language schools since 2000. 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 of passionate and enthusiastic students whom I feel very lucky to work with. I offer personalized curriculum's to each of my Korean and piano students.Also provide a variety of levels of exams for those who would like to take them. I sometimes use clips of songs and dramas to help students who learns Korean.

Are you ready to learn?? Let's begin taking lessons!!

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Experience

Korean Instructor
May 2017 - Present
Pasadena Language Center

Teach Group Lesson to Beginners.

Korean Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present
Takelessons

Teach Korean to all ages and levels.
Teach private and group lessons.

Piano instructor
Dec 2013 - Present
Arcadia Yamaha Music School

Music teacher for piano, voice and music theory.
Teach Private and Group Lessons.

Piano accompanist
Sep 2013 - Present
Hope international Church

Play piano for worship service.

Accompanist
Sep 2008 - May 2013
Calvin College

Worked as an accompanist with Choir groups and instrumentalists.

Accompanist
Dec 2006 - Jun 2008
Montebello High School

Choir Accompanist

Education

Master of Fine Arts
Sep 2001 - May 2005
California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor of Music
Mar 1995 - Dec 1999
Kyung Hee University

Languages

English and Korean
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Korean Language Teachers
Nov 2016
Korean Education Center in Los Angeles

This is to certify that I has completed Korean Language Teachers Professional Development Program.

Yamaha Music Teacher
Jul 2015
Yamaha Music Foundation

Certificate for Yamaha Music Education.

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2012

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

Yamaha piano studio

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Korean Language Teachers Certificate

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Korean Instructor at Takelessons
New Korean Teacher!
Here is my introduction!
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61 Reviews

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Dexter R. Nov 17, 2017
Korean · Online

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.

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Dexter R. Oct 22, 2017
Korean · Online

Excellent teacher. I had a great first class. I look forward to continuing.

Mariano Oct 10, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

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Kendra H. Oct 6, 2017
Korean · Online

Chris Sep 28, 2017
Korean · Online

My first lesson was stellar! I will keep going with JiHye.

Athena G. Sep 27, 2017
Korean · Online

Juan T. Aug 29, 2017
Korean · Online

Great listener. Better teacher. I am so lucky, thank you.

Tim Aug 8, 2017
Korean · Online

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.
감사합니다!

Chris L. Jul 20, 2017
Korean · In studio

She is easy to have a conversation with and lessons aren't so formal so it makes it more comfortable to learn.

Clarissa Jul 19, 2017
Korean · Online

My first class was great! Jihye is very friendly, patient, and understanding, and I really look forward to more classes with her!

David J. Jul 18, 2017
Korean · Online

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.

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Layla Jun 13, 2017
Korean · Online

First lesson was great! I look forward to more!!

Carolyn May 25, 2017
Korean · Online

My daughter rushes home twice a week for her lessons with Jihye. She's wonderful!

Henry May 18, 2017
Korean · Online

Bleu May 16, 2017
Korean · Online

Russell Apr 28, 2017
Korean · Online

Ariana Mar 30, 2017
Korean · Online

I enjoyed the first lesson and getting acquainted with my intructor very much.

Janina Mar 1, 2017
Korean · Online

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

Artemis H. Feb 22, 2017
Korean · Online

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!

Athena G. Jan 25, 2017
Korean · Online

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.

Donna Q. Dec 23, 2016
Korean · Online

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!

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Donna Q. Dec 23, 2016
Korean · Online

Cora S. Dec 20, 2016
Korean · Online

Our first lesson was great! Very organized and patient. We're looking forward to our next lesson!

Hebe Dec 7, 2016
Korean · Online

Really good start.

Susan K. Nov 22, 2016
Korean · Online

Artemis H. Nov 18, 2016
Korean · Online

Best instructor ever! So nice, helpful, and informative!! Love my lessons!

Christy Nov 16, 2016
Piano · In studio

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.

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Artemis H. Nov 11, 2016
Korean · Online

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!!

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Carol Oct 28, 2016
Korean · Online

Very helpful and personable. Looking forward to next week.

Michael C. Sep 30, 2016
Korean · Online

Jihye is an excellent instructor. She's very encouraging and helpful.

Isabel K. Sep 3, 2016
Korean · Online

Jihye is very patient with my 6 yr old daughter and she has learned so much in just a few lessons.

Sharon Sep 2, 2016
Korean · Online

Ms Lee is very patience and nice. I like her class very well.

Guillaume Sep 1, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

Nice lesson adapted to my level!

Michael C. Aug 31, 2016
Korean · Online

Very helpful. Looking forward to the next one!!

Stephanie Aug 18, 2016
Korean · Online

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.

Natalie Jul 16, 2016
Korean · Online

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.

Phoebe Jul 13, 2016
Piano · In studio

Jihye is friendly and polite. She got me started on the right track. Always look forward for my lession every week.

Qiao Jun 28, 2016
Korean · Online

Well organized classes and very nice teacher.

Sewon Jun 23, 2016
Korean · Online

I've only had one lesson with her but so far she has been great. Very friendly and helpful.

Ariel May 24, 2016
Korean · Online

Jihye is a teacher with great skills and patience. She makes learning Korean become interesting, but you can still feel the progress. Strongly recommend!

NI HAN May 24, 2016
Korean · In home

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.

Katelyn T. Mar 22, 2016
Korean · In studio

Extremely patient and motivating!

Katelyn T. Mar 22, 2016
Korean · In studio

Extremely patient and motivating!

Tatiana Mar 8, 2016
Korean · Online

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.

Yuanita Jan 26, 2016
Korean · Online

Love taking class with Ms.Lee.
She's very patient and explain everything clearly.

Tee L. Jan 7, 2016
Korean · Online

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.

Veronica Brice Oct 7, 2015
Korean · Online

Jihye is very patient, helpful, and overall an encouraging instructor. I look forward to my lessons with her every week! :)

Michelle C. Oct 5, 2015
Korean · Online

Jihye is an awesome teacher who makes the lesson entertaining and definitely productive. Always willing to answer questions and repeat things if needed.

Dylan B. Sep 19, 2015
Korean · Online

Fantastic teacher!

Jeanette Hernandez Sep 4, 2015
Korean · Online

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.

Celeste Ferraris Jul 18, 2015
Korean · Online

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 R. Jul 9, 2015
Korean · Online

Katie enjoyed the lesson

Jeanette Hernandez Jul 4, 2015
Korean · Online

Jihye is friendly and easy to work with. She is gentle for beginners but also expects homework.

Sojourn W. Jun 29, 2015
Classical Piano · Online

Jihye is perfect! Kind, patient and humorous. Great teacher!

Balbina T. Jun 18, 2015
Korean · Online

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.

Grace May 7, 2015
Korean · Online

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!

Andrea B. Apr 30, 2015
Piano · In studio

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!!

Ryan L. Apr 28, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

Jung K. Sep 25, 2014
Piano · In studio

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!

Mayra H. Feb 20, 2014
Piano ·

Wonderful teacher!

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.

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oh K. Feb 15, 2014
Piano ·

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.

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