Yoon Jae Lee

Yoon Jae L.

New York, NY

About Yoon Jae L.

Yoon Jae teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: June 2002
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am a highly-skilled professional musician certified as a certified Steinway education partner with over 14 years of teaching experience. I offer lessons in classical piano, violin, viola, conducting, arranging/orchestration as well as private tutoring in ear training and theory.

My main instrument is piano and I specialize in teaching students who already play the instrument and wish to get a more in-depth experience with piano literature by learning new repertoire and developing their technique. I also teach adult beginners and young beginners whose parents have a dedicated commitment to having their children make music an integral part of their education. For all my students, I emphasize the importance of practicing efficiently and developing critical listening skills. This encourages consistent improvement and whatever your personal piano goals and skill levels are, I will help you improve and enjoy playing the piano more. I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of your desire to play the piano better. In addition to piano, I teach beginner and intermediate violin and viola students.

I encourage all my students to perform once or twice a year but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level.

I am available and willing to travel to your home for an extra fee as long as public transportation is available.

Photos and Videos

Photo credit: Chen Chu

Experience

Principal Conductor

Nov 2014 - Present
Albano Ballet Company

Conducted several performances of the Nutcracker.

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.

www.ensemble212.org

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)

Education

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

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Korean

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

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.

Awards

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

Affiliations

Conductor's Guild

Jan 1998
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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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14 Reviews on Yoon Jae L.

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ann B. Oct 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very patient and genuinely helpful
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Darrell G. Oct 12, 2016
Classical Piano · Online
Verified Student
Mr. Jae has a serious approach to his teaching style. He stresses doing little things well that will make you a better player.
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Lani Oct 6, 2016
Arrangement and Composition · Online
Verified Student
I am learning musical arrangement and composition and I feel very lucky to have found Yoon Jae Lee. During the first lesson I had with him, he said one simple thing that forever changed the way I view how I write music. I like the way he listens carefully and uses his knowledge and understanding of music to point me in whatever direction I need to go. He is thoughtful and respectful of my goals and musical ambitions, helping me to achieve what I am aiming for without inserting himself into my creative process. In addition, he is very patient. I can't imagine a better teacher for me.
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Kilun Sep 14, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Yoon Jae is patient and creative teacher. Even when I can't understand the material, or am not performing my highest capacity, he patiently teaches me. He never moves too quickly or get angry. He is also creative. Anyone can stand and review a material, but he can explain it in a way that I can easily understand and remember.
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Michael M. Jul 19, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Yoon Jae Lee is a very caring music teacher.He really wants you to learn.His passion for teaching is clearly evident in how involved he is with his students going beyond the call of duty to help to develope the proper technique in playing and imparting thorough music knowledge especially as related to the instrument being taught. Certainly qalities that you look for in an excellent teacher.
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Jonathan K. Jun 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Jae has been an amazing piano teacher for my son Jonathan who has special needs. His unlimited patience and discipline has proven to be best medicine for Jonathan and his love for music.
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Qixiao M. Jun 15, 2016
Ear Training · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Lee is very nice teacher, he is professional and patient. I am taking his ear training and sight singing lessons. I think what Mr. Lee teaches me is very helpful. I feel so happy and so lucky to learn music with Mr. Lee.
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Marisa V. Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Was really great!! He understood from the beginning what I want ;-)
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Carol A. Feb 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson was quite productive. I hadn't played in many years and Yoon focused in on techniques to help me with my (many) weaknesses. He was patient, encouraging and an excellent teacher.
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Tansi U. Dec 19, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Lee is a great teacher he is very responsive and polite when instructing with me. He is also very paitent and understanding with me. He uses any feedback from me to point me in the right direction.
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