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Rachel K. - Ear training, Viola, Violin Teacher
$100per hour

Ear Training Lessons

Rachel's lessons:

Ear Training, Viola, Violin

Ear training Lessons

I can help students to develop differences in pitch, identify chords, learn to distinguish major/minor keys, and be able to gain the ability to hear perfect intonation.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Ages
5 to 80

Viola Lessons

I offer my own private music studio for students who wish to learn viola. The studio provides a piano and a stand. I give private music lessons and have taught at various music schools, coach orchestra sections/chamber music groups at middle schools and high schools around the Southern California region. Beginning/intermediate viola students will be required to practice scale books, Suzuki, various etude books, and play solo pieces (depending on their level). I can teach beginners to hold/play the instrument as well as read music.

Levels
Beg
Int
Ages
5 to 80

Violin Lessons

I offer my own private music studio for students who wish to learn violin. The studio provides a piano, music pieces, and a stand. I give private music lessons and have taught at various music schools, coach orchestra sections/chamber music groups at middle schools and high schools around the Southern California region. Beginning/intermediate violin students will use scale books, Suzuki, various etude books, and play solo pieces (depending on their level). Advanced students will use Carl Flesh scales, Bach Sonatas & Partitas, Paganini, etude books, concertos, and show pieces. Students are welcome to bring in school pieces, orchestra/chamber music. and any other music to focus on in their lesson as well. I will teach all students to have a basic understanding of music theory, read/play music, develop a strong sense of rhythm, find the most natural/effective way to hold/play the instrument, be able to distinguish differences in tone, train their ears to be able to identify different pitches/keys/intonation, and help them to perform to the best of their ability. Students who are serious about violin can come to me for assistance regarding music festival auditions, orchestra/school auditions, competitions, or simply to be able to perform to the highest level they are capable of achieving. Students who wish to pursue violin for fun as a hobby may ask me for help in anything they wish to learn. I mainly focus on classical music but am not restricted to one genre. Students may also come to me to learn pop music, baroque, jazz, and film music in their lessons with me.

Levels
Beg
Int
Adv
Ages
5 to 80

Overview

Rachel Kim is a violin graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Music and has studied with international concert soloist, Joan Kwuon as well as various professors. Rachel has had the privilege to study music with prestigious teachers from the top music conservatories all over the world and has been accepted to Juilliard, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Rice University, San Francisco Conservatory, etc. Rachel currently performs with professional groups and is hired by various orchestras: Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Los Angeles Dream Orchestra, Downey Symphony, UCLA Symphony, and the American Youth Symphony. She has performed concerts in venues such as Disney Hall, Renee & Segerstrom Hall, Severance Hall, Carnegie Hall, Broad Stage, etc. Rachel has given solo recitals throughout her years of playing violin and continues to be an active orchestral and chamber musician. Rachel records film music in studios and works/performs with a wide range of professional musicians. Apart from being involved with performing and recording, Rachel offers private lessons, teaches at various music schools, coaches chamber music/orchestra at middle schools and high schools around the Southern California area.

Rachel has been playing the violin for over twenty years and began since the age of five. Rachel began Suzuki training with Mrs. Sunny Lim (Suzuki teacher) and was quickly noted for her quick ability to learn and perform music at an early age. She advanced within a few years and was sent to study under Professor Elizabeth Holburn (Michigan University) at age nine and later was accepted into the Musishare program with Professor William FitzPatrick (Juilliard) at age thirteen. From that point, Rachel had applied to and been accepted to various competitive and exclusive music festivals and programs where she studied and played masterclasses for various professors such as Paul Kantor (CIM/Rice), Stephen Clapp (Juilliard), Cho Liang Lin (Rice), Cornelia Heard (Vanderbilt), Ian Swansen (San Francisco Conservatory), etc.

As Rachel began to develop her violin skills, she became more involved with the music opportunities around her. Rachel has collaborated with local orchestras around her community and made appearances in public schools, hospitals, churches, and retirement centers. Rachel strived to bring music to her community and joined as many music programs and orchestras that were available to her. She was the youngest member of the South Orange County Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has played chamber music in the program Junior Chamber Music. Rachel has been awarded first prize winner of the Voce Competition in South Orange County and the Korean American Competition.

Rachel wishes to be able to share her love and knowledge of music to any child or adult who wishes to learn. She hopes to continue performing as long as she can and be able to help the music community as much as she can.

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • KoreanLimited Proficiency

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