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Music Institute Piano Faculty member, Cheryl Lim
Piano Faculty (Suzuki)
At MIC for 5 years 7 months

Private Instruction
Suzuki Education
Group Lessons

Available For

Doctor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance (coursework completed) (1990-1992) Northwestern University-
M.M., Piano Performance (1983-1985)
B.A.  Piano (1973-1977), Seoul National University

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

Significant teachers and mentors: 
Dean Jack Pernecky at Northwestern University and Dean Michael Wilder at Wheaton College

Awards and achievements: 
First place in the Korean Cultural Center piano competition
First place in Chicago Musical College Scholarship Competition
Selected as one of six demonstrating teachers at the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy in 1990

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 
Everyone can learn the piano!

I specialize in the Suzuki method.

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) – Joined 1986
Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) – Joined 1988
Piano Guild – Joined 1995
Studied the Taubman Piano Technique (1992-1994)
Three-week seminar at Saint Petersburg Conservatory in Russia (1997)
Frequent competition adjudicator for MTNA, Guild, and the Society of American Musicians

Interests outside of music: 
I enjoy watching movies, especially romantic comedies.

Favorite quote: 
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

Favorite practice tip: 
Feeling the music is the most important! With mindfulness and concentration

Favorite composer or piece to play: 
I enjoy and love many composers but if I had to choose -- Chopin. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 is a particular favorite.

Favorite musical moments: 
Playing Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 while volunteering at a hospital Playing

Beethoven's Tempest (Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31) at the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy

Playing Schubert's Piano Sonata in G major, D. 894, Op. 78 in Saint Petersburg on the same piano Liszt once played Accompanying Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 for my student at Wheaton College