Su Kim Cello

Su Kim Cello

11 years in business

About this pro

I believe that whatever you do, the first time is the most important thing, especially the first impression when you meet someone. 

I would teach my students with the knowledge and guidence that I've achieved from my teahcers who've studied at the Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music, alongside being principle cellists of major orchestras and teaching at the major music institutes. 

Setting that aside, the basic training in the beginning is vaguely important. If you learn from someone who is inexperienced and don't have much knowledge about the posture, bow holding, where to put your fingers, how much pressure to put on your wrist, fingers, shoulders, etc... It could lead into injuries such as tendinitis.

I love seeing my students getting progressed weekly/monthly, and being in the teacher's shoes, which makes me learn more and more about only not my students and the art of teaching, but myself and my playing as well. 

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Lubbock, TX 79411
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I would start with a proper sitting position, left and right arm positions, and proper right hand position for the bow, without using too much force or energy, but yet make the fullest sound

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have studied the cello since the age of 6 (makes it 18 years to this date), and have atteneded the Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles with full scholarship and board, with Bachelor of Music and currently on Artist Diploma program. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've started teaching under the program called Colburn Teaching Fellows at my school, which allowed us to teach one-to-one lessons with studnets from Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, under the guidence of Bob Duke, who is the Head of Music and Human Learning at the University of Texas at Austin. 

From then, I have taught students ages between 9 to 50, both one-to-one lessons and  group lessons. 

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