Seeing my students grow musically and bettering not only their technic but their ability to express their emotions musically. It helps them gain confidence and their ability to self-express!
Vocal lessons with Hannah have been more than anything I could have hoped for. I took my first lesson (which she scheduled around MY availability!) expecting to learn that after 30 years of living with a scratchy and raspy low voice, I had probably started too late. After today’s lesson, I learned that I have been - without exaggeration - both singing and even SPEAKING with improperly engaged vocal chords my entire life. It turns out, my voice was never scratchy to begin with! Hannah has an amazing ear for the slightest of details and I know that I couldn’t have made all the progress I have without her help and guidance. Because of Hannah, what was always just a “what if” kind of curiosity about singing has now become my favorite part of Wednesday mornings.
Where do I even begin? Miss Hannah Kim is an instructor who passionately cares about not only her craft, but her students, and coaxes them out of their comfort zones to reach their fullest potentials. She will meet you at your pace, guiding you every step of the way. Even if you may not believe in yourself, her tenacious teaching methods will leave you feeling prideful of successfully playing a piece that you once viewed as intimidating. I have explained to you that she is exceptionally skilled on a technical level, but what makes Miss Kim that much more special to me is her compassionate nature. She has an empathic and understanding presence, which is displayed through her actions, and as a benefactor, I am immeasurably grateful for her. If you take lessons with Hannah Kim, you will not regret the overall experience, and will excel as a piano player in no time.
My 3 daughters love taking piano lessons with Hannah Kim! She is a great teacher, and my girls have progressed well in the past 2 years. She does her best to make it fun. Ms. Hannah applies fun piano pieces that my girls enjoy learning. I highly recommend Hannah Kim!
I will ask about his/her experience in singing or playing an instrument to gauge their experience. I also try to feel out their personality to engage with them in a way that's most comfortable to them. Then we proceed with our first lesson.