Yuliya Kim
Houston, TX
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Yuliya Kim

Yuliya K.

Houston, TX
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I have been teaching cello for 6 years and have recently earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. I have experience with both young and adult students alike and can confidently tailor my teaching to the needs of my students. Keeping the instrument and music an important part of the student's life is important to me and I always try and look for ways to keep them engaged with music personally, as well.

About Yuliya K.

I am a professional cello teacher and performer, having worked for an esteemed music school in the central Michigan area and playing for a number of years for Michigan Opera Theatre. I recently earned my Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University and am expanding my studio of private students.

I originally hail from Tashkent, Uzbekistan where I earned my Bachelor of Music degree at the State Conservatory. I have resided in the United States since 2012 and have since earned a Performance Certificate, my Master's, and my Doctorate here in the US. I have a strong background in music theory, history, solfeggio (ear training), and keyboard skills which allows me to provide and teach a good musical foundation to my students.

Most of my students have come to me as beginners, whether as children or adults, and have stayed with me due to the excitement and anticipation of their progress over the years. My students have earned numerous scholarship opportunities and have advanced to higher school and university ensembles. My adult students have often expressed that they have been given a new lease on life due to the rekindling of their love for music or an instrument which they had set aside for years.

Regardless of where you're coming from, I look forward to meeting you there and offering you what I can!


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9 Reviews
Jason Bass
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Yuliya is an amazing teacher. She is incredibly patient with students and knowledgeable of her craft. My daughter was able to transition into her school orchestra class with no problem. I would highly recommend Yuliya for all of your cello needs!

Posted Sep 20, 2021
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My son has been taking lessons from her several months now. He has been enjoying the lessons with her and improved a lot. Yuliya is an excellent teacher who really cares about the students.

Posted Mar 30, 2021
Abigail Jones
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Yuliya is an excellent cello teacher! She has been teaching me for 3 years now and I was a beginner at the age of 15. She is very patient and kind! She encourages me to strive to practice to play the best that I can! I have enjoyed taking lessons with Yuliya!!

Posted Jul 13, 2020
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Ms. Yuliya is an excellent instructor. My daughter enjoys her lessons and is eager to receive them each week. It quickly became apparent that Ms. Yuliya is a highly qualified professional and relates very well to my teenage daughter. Highly recommend her lessons!

Posted Jul 13, 2020
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My daughter has taken lessons with Ms. Yuliya for over a year. She has progressed quickly and has a solid technique. Ms. Yuliya worked with her for scholarship opportunities, and my daughter did very well.

Posted Jul 12, 2020
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I took lessons with Yuliya while at Michigan State and she was a joy to work with. She is super encouraging and can spot technical issues very quickly and efficiently. While working with Yuliya I became more confident about my playing, learned better practice techniques, and got the chance to refine my skills! She is an incredible instructor!

Posted Jul 11, 2020
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Yuliya was my teacher in college while I was a music major. She was always really encouraging and helped me to develop my technique and passion for the instrument. She was really good about giving specific recommendations for spots to improve in my pieces and helped me to pick literature that advanced my abilities and were really enjoyable to play. There were a few times when I was prepping for auditions and she would meet with me extra to go over audition material or help me work on music for ensembles I was in. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher for any student!

Posted Jul 11, 2020
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Yuliya has been an absolutely wonderful cello teacher for my son. She brings out the best in his playing. Her attention to technique is an integral and essential part of her teaching. She’s not afraid to push for excellence, but she’s also patient and willing to listen to her students. We love Yuliya and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to study the cello.

Posted Jul 11, 2020
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Yuliya is an amazing cellist and instructor, she never fails to push you to be your best and help you learn! She uses a plethora of methods to help you learn and is a never ending source of encouragement. It is because of her that I was accepted into University with a music scholarship. If you are looking for a great cello teacher look no further!

Posted Jul 11, 2020


Cello Faculty
Aug 2017 - Present

Flint School of the Performing Arts

Section Cello
Sep 2018 - Jun 2020

Michigan Opera Theatre

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Jan 2018 - May 2020

Michigan State University

Cello Instructor
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Cello Instructor
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Visiting Cello Instructor
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016

Plumosa School of the Arts


Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance
Sep 2017 - May 2020

Michigan State University

Master of Music in Cello Performance
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016

Lynn University

Professional Performance Certificate in Cello Performance
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

Lynn University

Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

State Conservatory of Uzbekistan



Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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