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Yoon Jae L.
New York, New York
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I help students reach their full potential as musicians. Let me bring out the best in you!
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I am a professional musician and entrepreneur dedicated to sharing my love and passion of music with others. I have a long track record of teaching piano, conducting, arranging, orchestration and tutoring ear training and theory ever since I was a conservatory student myself. This lifelong vocation of mine is equally important to me as performing. As a certified Steinway education partner, I specialize in developing students to reach their full potential. Whether you are totally new to piano or a seasoned player wishing to brush up your skills, I can help you develop an in-depth experience with piano. During lessons I emphasize skill development in developing proper technique, critical thinking and listening, creative problem-solving, efficient practice, and attention to separating the different elements in the music in order to pay closer attention to detail. With repertoire, I work closely with each individual student tailoring their own custom lists with a mix of genres and difficulty levels. To encourage growth and consistent improvement, I recommend all my students to perform once or twice a year in online recitals but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level. I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of my students. If you commit to making music an integral part of your life, I will open new paths of expressing yourself through music that you never thought possible. Whatever your skill level and personal goals may be, I will help you improve and enjoy playing the piano more than ever. The skills you will learn in our lessons can be applied to all areas of your life, not just piano. No two students are exactly alike so I customize the curriculum for each individual student so they can best succeed on the piano. For beginner students, I usually start off with the Faber Piano Adventure series for young students and for adult beginners the Alfred Adult All-in-One Course to teach the basics and fundamentals of piano playing. As the student progresses, I gradually add scales and arpeggios and supplement the materials by selecting repertoire tailored to fit the student’s tastes and specific goals. I encourage my students to improvise as well. For intermediate and advanced students, I address the technical needs of each student and teach the standard repertoire in the piano literature and any specific repertoire they wish to learn. Focus is geared toward bringing out nuances and improving musicianship and artistry. Piano is for anyone who wants to learn and it’s never too late to start! Lessons are available for either 45 or 60 minutes. 30 minute lessons are available only for young beginners under the age of 10. I offer a FREE 15 minute trial lesson so if you have any questions regarding how to start lessons with me, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to having you join my studio and let’s start making music together!
About Yoon Jae L.

Yoon Jae enjoys a multifaceted career as a conductor, arranger, pianist, and artrepreneur. As Founder & Artistic Director of Ensemble 212, Mr. L has built one of today’s finest ensembles based in New York. They have received critical acclaim for their innovative programming of works by living composers, exciting interpretations of the standard repertoire, and his own arrangements and transcriptions. A dedicated champion of new music, Mr. L has conducted numerous New York and world premieres of works by award-winning composers including Huang Ruo, Daniel Felsenfeld, Ke-Chia Chen, Texu Kim, Nina C. Young, and Jeffrey Mumford. Recent highlights include conducting engagements for ensemble mise-en’s 6th annual new music festival, video productions with Ensemble 212 featuring concertos for haegeum with Soo Yeon Lyuh, a CD recording featuring works by Michael Couper and Villa-Lobos with the Mimesis Ensemble and cover conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra. His list of guest conductor appearances includes the PRIZM Chamber Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, the New England Conservatory, Opera on Tap. Distinguished artists he has collaborated with include Nick Canellakis, D’Anna Fortunato, David Krakauer, Mimi Stillman, and many others. Mr. L served as the Principal Conductor of the Albano Ballet Company which commissioned his chamber arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Mr. L’s arrangements and transcriptions have been performed throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America by leading orchestras such as the Baltimore, Phoenix and Singapore Symphony Orchestras. Praised by audiences and critics alike, David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer claimed his orchestral transcription of Mendelssohn’s Octet “Incorporated winds and brass…..intelligently.” The New York Times described his chamber version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony as “Illuminating….. with solos leaping out in unusually bold detail.” He is currently engaged in “The Mahler Chamber Project” to arrange all the symphonies and Das Lied von der Erde for chamber orchestra. A native of New York City, Mr. L is a 2nd generation Korean-American. He received degrees in piano and conducting from the Mannes School of Music where he was awarded the N. T. Milani Memorial Conducting Fellowship and the Peter M. Gross Fund. He also studied at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria. During that time, he served as Assistant Conductor to the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie. His conducting mentors include Michael Charry, Dennis Russell Davies, David Hayes, Arkady Leytush, Murry Sidlin, Samuel Wong, and David Zinman. Mr. L has participated in Kurt Masur’s conducting masterclass, the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute led by his keen interest in historical performance practice. He served on the faculty at the Queens College – Aaron Copland School of Music, City College of New York and Haverford College.

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I’ve taken lessons on and off over the past 10 years and had at least 6 different teachers - however, Yoon Jae has provided me with new approaches to the way I learn and practice. I was doubtful virtual teaching would work, but Yoon Jae has perfected it and the lessons are just as good, if not better than in person. Trust me you won’t be disappointed!

Posted Aug 6, 2022
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Great teacher! You'll learn a lot.

Posted Jul 13, 2022
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I started learning from Yoon a couple of months ago, and his methods are excellent. He's been attentive not only to where I started and to my goals as a musician, but also a keen observer of where my technique needs the most work. The results speak for themselves, I've seen monumental progress for the time we've been practicing, and it's translated to substantial progress toward my other musical endeavors as well. I look forward to continuing to work with Yoon in the coming months and years, and I would absolutely encourage anyone seeking a piano teacher to consider him.

Posted Jun 16, 2022
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Conductor & Artistic Director
Mar 2004 - Present
Ensemble 212
New York-based orchestra featuring and promoting New York-based soloists and composers. Orchestra members comprised of young professional freelancers.
Conductor
Sep 2018 - Dec 2019
New Jersey Arco Youth Orchestra
Adjunct Lecturer
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music
Instructor of Conducting.
Principal Conductor
Nov 2014 - Nov 2017
Albano Ballet Company
Conduct annual performances of the Nutcracker using my own chamber arrangement.
Adjunct Lecturer
Jan 2008 - Dec 2015
City College of New York
Conductor of the CCNY Symphony Orchestra. Instructor of Conducting, Instrumentation/Arranging, and Piano.
Visiting Instructor of Music
Jan 2014 - May 2014
Haverford College
Conducted the Bi-College Orchestra (Haverford & Bryn Mawr) and coached chamber music along with individual private instruction on the side.
Music Director
Sep 2010 - May 2013
Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra
Conducted weekly rehearsals consisting of regional musicians and advanced students from the college preparatory boarding school. Performed two to three concert programs per season.
LIU Post Chamber Music Festival Seminar Orchestra Conductor
Jul 2007 - Jul 2012
Long Island University
Summer program held at Long Island University, NY. Conductor of the seminar chamber orchestra and large ensembles, chamber music coach.
Conductor of the Carnegie Hill Orchestra
Sep 2008 - Mar 2011
InterSchool Orchestras of New York
Conductor of the Carnegie Hill orchestra. Performed two concerts a year and several educational assembly concerts which introduce music to young people.
Resident Conductor
Jun 2004 - Jun 2010
Philadelphia International Music Festival
Summer program held at Bryn Mawr College, PA. Conductor of the student orchestras and chorus, ear training teacher and chamber music coach.
Associate Conductor
Jan 2006 - Aug 2006
Youth Symphony for United Nations (YSUN)
Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting
Sep 2004 - May 2006
Mannes College, The New School for Music
Independent Studies, Orchestral Conducting
Oct 2000 - Jun 2002
University Mozarteum Salzburg
Bachelor of Music, Piano and Orchestral Conducting
Sep 1996 - May 2000
Mannes College, The New School for Music
English
Native Proficiency
Steinway Education Partner
Sep 2014
Staeinway & Sons
The Steinway Educational Partnership Program has been specifically designed for piano instructors in an effort to develop and enhance our relationships, as well as to further support piano instruction and music education.
Less Haight Scholarship
Jun 2007
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Music Festival
N.T. Milani Memorial Conducting Fellowship
Jan 2006
Mannes College of Music
Peter M. Gross Award
Oct 2004
Mannes College of Music
Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation Piano Competition, Third Prize
May 1997
Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation
Edward R. Wiener Arts Award, Second Place
May 1996
Hudson Guild Scholarship Committee
Carnegie Hall Music Educators Workshop
Feb 2022
Music educators who work in schools and communities with K–12 students join together with master faculty members in a series of musical and professional training activities in the Resnick Education Wing and online. From September to June, New York City teachers at all stages of their careers have the opportunity to participate in workshops with student ensembles and visiting faculty, learn from professional artists, and attend Carnegie Hall concerts. Each July, national Summer Music Educators Workshop participants attend four days of intensive workshops focused on ensemble instruction and classroom strategies, observe student-ensemble demonstration rehearsals, build a community of peers, and interact with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Grades: K–12 Educators Availability for Educators: NYC, National Season: School Year, Summer Program
Conductor's Guild
Jan 1998
The Conductors Guild is a non-union organization intended for professional conductors based in the USA. The Guild offers services to enhance the training and development of conductors and promises to represent the views of conductors to the larger community of music professionals.

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