Julie Y. Moon

Julie Y. Moon

5.0 (2)
3 hires on Lessons.com

About this pro

My philosophy of teaching piano and music is an integrated, individualistic approach. My responsibility as a teacher is to tap into the enthusiasm of the student - what excites them and captivates them about music and nurture that curiosity. While covering the spectrum of theory, technique, and depth of sounds - it is also important to keep it fresh with innovative approaches to learning different concepts and I achieve this using many different ways honed over the years. 'Practice' has become a loaded word with learning music and I encourage individuals to be self-motivated from their own desire to learn and reap the benefits of what 'practicing' can offer.

I teach people that:

- want to go the classical music/conservatory route

- want to make music on keyboards and synthesizers or electronic music

- are self-taught or play by ear and want to expand their musical possibilities

- want a background in music with basic tools to enhance their understanding of music they hear or be able to jam with others

- losing interest with music/piano and need something fresh

- take the AP Music Theory exam, Certificate of Merit exams, ABRSM exams

- just love music and want to learn but need guidance for how to go about it

- children that have a creative spirit and flair and want to find a way to channel that energy


Seoul National University of the Arts, music conservatory, piano performance ('93-'01)
Cornell University, Music Major, Computing in the Arts concentration ('02-'05, '11-'12)
Mills College, MFA in Performance and Literature for Improvisation ('13-'14)
Mills College, MA in Music Composition ('14-'15)

I enjoy the building of the learning experience and space together. Bringing and creating music and being a guide to help create that creative space effectively. Sharing is probably one of the most rewarding aspects of music and giving it in this way is particularly beautiful. 

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Oakland, CA 94611
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2 Reviews


  • Sharon Rowell

    Very responsive to my needs.

  • Sharon Rowell

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