Dr Jeong Min Lee

Piano Faculty (Suzuki)
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Suzuki Education
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 



D.M.A. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

A.D., Oberlin Conservatory of Music

M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Northwestern University

B.M. M.M. in Piano Performance, Seoul National University

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Haesun Paik, Haewon Song, Alan Chow, Parry Karp, Dr. Todd Welbourne Dr. Marcia Bosits, Dr. Jessica Johnson, and Dr. Susanne Baker

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

I believe that helping students to learn through their own discoveries in a positive environment will lead to becoming a self-motivated learner.

Awards and achievements: 

Kato Perlman Scholarship Award

William Harrison Barnes Scholarship Award

Winner, UW-Madison Beethoven Sonata Competition

Winner, UW-Madison Piano Concerto Competition

Doctoral project focused on developing performing strategies for small-handed pianists

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Dr. Jeong Min Lee has performed extensively as a pianist and chamber musician. She has a passionate commitment to enriching the arts in her local community-at-large, presenting numerous concerts each year at many Chicagoland venues and churches. Currently, Dr. Lee is the faculty of DePaul University and the Music Institute of Chicago, and it has been her delight to serve the community in these music schools.


Professional Affiliations:
Suzuki Association of America (SAA)

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA )

Interests outside of music: 

I love learning from others and growing together: Parenting and Teaching.

Favorite quote: 

Because I have a choice, I choose love. - Deepak Chopra

Favorite practice tip: 

Let's practice mindfully slower! :)

Favorite composer or piece to play: 

J.S. Bach and his transcriptions by other composers

Favorite musical moment: 

I love the musical moment that I am able to deliver and share what I have discovered and have valued through music.