I am a certified Steinway education partner with over 17 years of teaching experience. I offer lessons in classical piano, conducting, arranging/orchestration as well as private tutoring in ear training and theory.
As a professional musician, I love sharing my passion of making music with others. Whether you are totally new to piano or a seasoned player wishing to brush up your skills, I can help you develop a more in-depth experience with piano. During lessons I emphasize skills such as correct note-reading, attention to details in the music, developing proper technique, critical thinking and listening, creative problem-solving, efficient practice, and exploring new repertoire. To encourage growth and consistent improvement, I recommend all my students to perform once or twice a year in my student recitals at Steinway Hall but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level.
I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of my students. All I ask for is a commitment to make music an integral part of your life. Whatever your skill level and personal goals may be, I will help you improve and enjoy playing the piano more. The skills you will learn in our lessons can be applied to all areas of your life, not just piano.
Piano is for everyone and it’s never too late to start learning. If you have any questions regarding how to start lessons with me, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!
I enjoy helping people discover their musical potential and seeing the satisfaction that comes from learning new skills. Teaching music is simply not a profession for me, it is my life's devotion. Music revolves around everything I do and nothing gives me greater joy when my love for music is passed onto my students, who in turn pass their gift of music to their friends, families, and loved ones. Music transforms our lives for the better and I encourage people to create music themselves from the heart and not just by listen to others performing it.
I started taking ear training lessons with Yoon two months ago. Yoon is very good teacher. He has a methodical approach, taking the essence of ear training systematically. Not only he is very knowledgeable musically, but also very patient, explains things to me repeatedly. He is training me to establish the same systematic approach. I feel I have benefited a lot!
He's very professional, knows his stuff, and is great at tailoring the lessons to the needs of his students. I would highly recommend him!
Yoon Jae is a great music teacher! He guides me to develop solid ear training skills and constantly pushes my potential to the next level. I highly recommend him to be your music teacher!
Mr. Lee is such a kind, knowledgeable and patient teacher. I can't recommend him enough! I've had the pleasure of working with him for the past five years and i'm grateful for all of his support throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies. He has such a wide range of teaching methods, which will support your strengths as a student. He's especially good at breaking down and explaining challenging concepts. He is a tremendous resource if you're looking to improve your music theory, conducting, piano or violin skills!
I am conservatory trained with the best teachers in Europe and North America. I studied at the Mannes School of Music and the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
Although I have taught at esteemed institutions such as Haverford College, Queens College and City College of New York, my main passion is teaching individual students 1 on 1, providing quality instruction to those want to enrich their lives with music. I started teaching when I was a conservatory student myself. Since then, my studio, which I call Opus 7 Music, grew over time and now I have both in-person students in New York City as well as students all over the world that I teach online.
My students are diverse in age, ranging from 3 to 89, ethnic diversity, and socio-economic background.