About Yoon Jae L.
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 piano, 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.
I was concerned someone of such abilities to possibly have difficulty dealing with beginner students. Just the opposite is true. Without compromising the highest of standards, his friendliness, patience, and welcoming approach to new students makes it an absolute pleasure to work with him.Show More
Yoon Jae took my requests very much to heart and outlined a system of study which would help me get to the next level. He is very thorough, caring and professional. Also very pleasant to talk to. I highly recommend this excellent teacher!
Yoon Jae is a great instructor. He teaches me the proper way to practice and correct my bad habits. He is very patient and professional.
I'm so glad I ended up with Yoon Jae for my very first violin lesson. He took me through the first steps - as basic as holding the violin - really carefully and not at all condescendingly, even though I'm an adult who never even learned to read music. In fact, he couldn't have been more patient. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn violin in a supportive atmosphere!Show More
Yoon is engaging, motivating, kind and easy to work with. I'm an adult beginner and am enjoying the process of learning to read music, playing the instrument and gaining a greater appreciation for music generally. Highly recommend.
Very patient and genuinely helpful
Mr. Jae has a serious approach to his teaching style. He stresses doing little things well that will make you a better player.
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.Show More
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.Show More
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.Show More
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.
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.
Was really great!! He understood from the beginning what I want ;-)
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.
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.
A very knowledgeable teacher.
I enjoyed Professor Yoon Jae's lessons fully. As an amateur pianist, I was able to study under Yoon Jae privately for a semester and learn things I wished to learn about. Yoon Jae understands how to teach and tutor to his students needs which varies among musicians at all levels. I believe his knowledge and experience can greatly benefit those who wish to continue learning a musical instrument as a hobby as well as for those studying musical performance.Show More
Yoon Jae Lee is a professional musician who has been teaching my daughter since she was 6 years old. He is very engaging, fun, and patient. My daughter has learned many important concepts from him and it shows it her school work too.
Mr. Lee tutored me privately in the violin for a very reasonable price, as well as instructed my orchestra. He was very attentive, patient, and drew on a variety of good basic teaching books which, in combination with his instruction, helped me learn a lot.Show More
New York-based orchestra featuring and promoting New York-based soloists and composers. Orchestra members comprised of young professional freelancers.
Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music
Instructor of Conducting.
Albano Ballet Company
Conduct annual performances of the Nutcracker using my own chamber arrangement.
City College of New York
Conductor of the CCNY Symphony Orchestra. Instructor of Conducting, Instrumentation/Arranging, and Piano.
Conducted the Bi-College Orchestra (Haverford & Bryn Mawr) and coached chamber music along with individual private instruction on the side.
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.
Long Island University
Summer program held at Long Island University, NY. Conductor of the seminar chamber orchestra and large ensembles, chamber music coach.
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.
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.
Youth Symphony for United Nations (YSUN)
Mannes College, The New School for Music
University Mozarteum Salzburg
Mannes College, The New School for Music
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Staeinway & Sons
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Music Festival
Mannes College of Music
Mannes College of Music
Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation
Hudson Guild Scholarship Committee