Significant teachers and mentors:
Dr. Kim studied piano under the tutelage of Sylvia Wang, Konstanze Eickhorst and James Tocco. Additionally, she has participated in master classes with Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling, Pavel Gililov, Andrei Jaszinski, Younghi Moon and Lambert Orkis.
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
My goal is to develop in students an intuitive as well as analytical understanding for music that enables them to play the piano with joy. Based on Suzuki's philosophy I partner with parents to establish a nurturing environment which is key to develop talent. I believe that becoming an independent and self-motivated learner will help students to succeed not only in music but in any other area in their lives.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Dr.. Kim has also performed as a soloist with the Hamburger Sinfonietta, Hildesheim Philharmonie and Ahrensburg Youth Orchestra and performed in Germany, Spain, Hungary, Swiss, Denmark, South Korea and the U.S. Being a devoted educator as well, she currently serves as faculty member at DePaul University (CMD), the Music Institute of Chicago, and adjudicates at local piano competitions.