Through teaching experience, I
realized that there are more needs for a different approaching of music
education. We make learning music easy and fun without reference to any age,
level, and musical talent. At the same time we provide the best learning
Every student has different level, talent and
goals. Our approach in teaching music lessons has been proven to be successful
in building the best music foundation for all students.
All of our teachers are accomplished musicians and
are professional music educators that have various teaching experiences. They
have specific instrument music degrees with extensive teaching experiences and
pedagogical training. They only teach the particular instrument in their
They also are committed to our teaching style and
Alice Jiseul Kim Pianist
Manhattan School of music pre-college Manhattan School of music (BM) New York University (MM) Adjunct faculty of NYU
Pianist, Jiseul had first public concert in Korea at the age of 13, since then, she continued her performances mainly in Asia and North America. Before she immigrated to the United States with her family, she attended Kaywon High School of Arts. Thereafter she continued her studies at Manhattan School of Music pre-college in the United States.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Andre Michel Schub and there, she has received the president’s award during 4 years.She is an adjunct faculty member at NYU Steinhardt, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in piano performance, continuing her studies with Eduardus Halim.
She recently had a special performance on Oct. 2nd, Friday for Horowitz Centennial Celebration as part of a two-day event celebrating of the 125th anniversary of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, which was directed by her teacher, Professor Eduardus Halim who is also known as “Last Pupil” of Vladimir Horowitz.
Cecil Yun Pianist
Columbus State University (BM) New York University (MM) Adjunct faculty of NYU
Cesil Yun began her piano studies at the age of seven. Born in South Korea, she completed her undergraduate studies at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and master degree at New York University with Professor Alexander Kobrin. While Yun was pursuing master degree, she held a position as Adjunct instructor of Piano.
Yun is a prizewinner in several competitions, including Korean Young Artist Competition, Nasalet University, Gongju Communication Arts University, and Chung Nam Piano Competition sponsored by Chung Nam Arts High School. Also, she represented the school at the statewide Chungcheong Nam Do students’ piano competition. She has also won GMTA the Award of Excellence in 2011.
As a soloist, she has collaborated with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Huntae Kim at Seoul Arts Center, the biggest concert hall in South Korea. Yun's other recent performances include solo recitals, and chamber concerts in various locations including Seoul Arts Center, Legacy Hall, Student Theatre, Goodwin Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Black Box Theater, Province Town, 303, Jule Collins Museum, ASF the state theatre and Greenwich House Music School. In the past summers she has attended International Keyboard Institute and Summit Music Festival. While Song attended the Schwob School of Music, she got numerous scholarships: Alma T. McGee Scholarship, J Daniel Palmer Music Scholarship, and Simon Schwob Music Scholarship. She plans to participate in a number of festivals held in Europe, and to perform concert as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S.A, and South Korea.
Irene Florence Wong Pianist
University of British Columbia (BM) Juilliard School (MM)
Winner of the Yamaha Canada Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the Canadian Chopin Competition, pianist Irene Florence Wong has performed on stage in Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum, NJPAC, Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Sejong Center (Seoul), National Performing Arts Center (Beijing), National Symphony Concert Hall (Taipei), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Banff Center for the Arts, Chan Center for the Performing Arts (Vancouver), and Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto).
She has been broadcast live on North American radio and TV, featured on European news, and the Millenium marked her international debut as a guest artist of the Canadian Embassy in Central America.
A founding member of Musica Sequenza and Musical Seasons Quartet, Ms. Wong has also held the position of principal keyboard for the Chamber Orchestra of New York, and has toured with International Sejong Soloists and guest artist Gil Shaham. Album credits from Canary Classics (Sejong) and Naxos (CONY).
Having graduated from Juilliard with two Masters in Harpsichord and Piano, student of Lionel Party and Seymour Lipkin, she served as assistant and copyist to David Dubal, acclaimed author, lecturer, and WQXR host. She also received the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders, Morse Teaching, and Gluck Community Fellowships at Juilliard.
Haeyun Kim Pianist & Composer
Seoul National University (BM) New York University (MM)
Haeyun Kim is a pianist, educator and versatile composer who specializes in orchestral music for film, dance, theatre, and concerts. Her music stimulates visual exploration that serves as a musical narrative, filled with colorful harmony, unique elegant melody, and rich texture. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Haeyun has been immersed in music for over 20 years. She started playing piano when she was 4 years old, and studied musical composition in Seoul Arts High School and Seoul National University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. She graduated NYU Steinhardt School as a master degree of Film Scoring at New York University. As an eclectic musician, she has also worked as orchestrator, conductor, piano accompanist and arranger in many projects and now enjoys a growing reputation in New York especially as a film composer.
Casey Mullen Pianist & Composer
Miami University (BM) New York University (MM) Rutger's University (DMA)
Casey has been a piano teacher for over 10 years, having taught at music studios in his home state of Ohio and in New Jersey. Casey is currently finishing his PhD in composition at Rutger’s University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in piano from Miami University and a master’s in composition from NYU. His teaching philosophy is to help students explore and understand more about music while emphasizing proper technique and music reading skills so students have a strong foundation to pursue their musical interests. As a composer, Casey is knowledgable about many styles of music and works to help students find music they enjoy playing while also broadening their musical horizons.
Diana Smith-Barker Violinist
Oberlin College (BA) The Cleveland Institute of Music (BM) Certified Suzuki Teacher
Diana Smith-Barker teaches violin at the Boys' Club of New York in addition to joining the teaching staff at the New York String Academy in fall of 2017. She has taught violin at schools in both New York City and New Jersey, and performs professionally as a violinist with such orchestras as the Queens Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.
Diana played on Broadway in Les Miserables, Crazy for You, and The Secret Garden, among others. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and The Cleveland Institute of Music, and is a certified Suzuki teacher with broad experience teaching string instruments to children and adults.
Eunae Koh Violinist & Violist
Seoul National University (BM) New England Conservatory (MM) Manhattan School of music (DMA, Present)
Second prize and chamber music prize winner of the Michael Hill International Competition, Eunae Koh won numerous national competitions in South Korea and the Seongyong Park special prize at the Isang Yun International Competition. Soon after coming to the United States in 2013, she made her U.S. debut performing the Brahms Concerto in Jordan Hall with the New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra as the school’s competition winner.
Ms. Koh has performed concertos with numerous orchestras including the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in New Zealand, Hwaum Chamber Orchestra in Korea, Thayer Symphony, Colby Symphony Orchestra and New England Symphony Orchestra in Boston. She regularly plays with Chameleon Arts Ensemble and has performed in Rockport Chamber Music Festival. She appeared at Jordan Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill recital hall in quartet and sextet projects. She has also performed with A Far Cry and renowned musicians including Donald Weilerstein, Victor Rosenbaum and Katherine Murdock.
She received a Master’s degree and a Graduate Diploma at the New England Conservatory as teaching assistant of Donald Weilerstein and a recipient of the Abraham Skernick Memorial Presidential Scholarship. She completed a Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University on the University’s Development Fund Scholarship.
Jackie Hyun Cellist
Juilliard pre-college Juilliard School (BM) Manhattan School of music (MM)
Cellist Jackie Hyun was born into a musical family in Seoul, Korea. She began playing the piano at age five and the cello at age nine. Before coming to New York to further her cello studies, Ms. Hyun won the first prizes for both I-Wha and Ye-Won competitions back to back in Seoul. She went on to study at the Juilliard School’s Pre-College and holds a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. At the graduation, Ms. Hyun received an award for outstanding achievement in chamber music given to only one student per year voted by the faculty members.
After graduation, Ms. Hyun was invited to become an associate principal cellist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra in Seoul for a few years before returning to New York to become a faculty member of the Long Island University Pre-College Division and the Suzuki Music Program with the Queens boro Community College. Currently, Ms. Hyun is a founding member and the cellist with the Arices Piano Trio, a principal cellist with Atempo Chamber Orchestra in New Jersey, cellist with the North Shore Symphony Orchestra and the executive director of the Korean American Youth Foundation of New York. Also Ms. Hyun is an organist and an associate music director of the Metropolitan United Methodist Church Chamber Music Series in Manhattan.
Doyeon Kim Cellist
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (BM) Eastman School of Music (MM) University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (DMA, Present) A native of South Korea, cellist DoYeon Kim has won first prize in the Adrian Boyer Competition, the 34th Music Education Journal Competition and the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians Madura Scholarship Competition. She has performed as a soloist with the Bayview Music Festival Orchestra and Acronym Baroque and has been a guest performer with the chamber series Close Encounters With Music in Great Barrington. International summer festivals have included The Quartet Program, Bowdoin and Aspen.
Kim completed her Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance at the University of Cincinnati in the studio of Yehuda Hanani, a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Alan Harris and is now completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati as a teaching assistant.
An avid chamber musician, she has worked with members of the Ying, American, Shanghai, Ariel, and Cavani quartets, and is a member of the Dante Deo Trio which was founded at the Eastman School of Music in 2012 and Miclot Production chamber society based in New York City. Her trio was invited to play in the Lock Heaven Chamber Music series in 2016 and she played in open house concerts and annual Miclot productions in Majorie S.Deane Theater in New York City in 2014 and 2015. She made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as first prize winner of the 2016 American Protégé International Strings and Piano Competition. She has been a scholarship fellow and music coordinator of Catskill High Peaks Music Festival since 2014 and now joins the faculty.
Julphan Tilapornputt Guitarist/Composer/Arranger
Berklee College of Music (BM) New York University (MM)
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, had taught professionally over 5 years in guitar, piano and bass, beginner to advance.
In 2010, he co-found a band called Beantown Project, being a producer/composer/arranger and a multi-instrumentalist of the band. In 2011, He formed a modern jazz trio with his Berklee classmates and released the debut album “Inspired” in 2012. “Inspired” got a positive review on allaboutjazz.com and trio was honor to perform for the King of Thailand in Hua-Hin King of Thailand Anniversary in 2013. In 2014, Julphan hosted first CD release concerts in Thailand at Saxophone Jazz Pub and Wine Bibber Sangria, featuring the best saxophonist in Thailand, Tewan Supsanyakorn in his concerts.
He is a current master student of NYU Steinhardt, majoring in Jazz Studies. Leading his trio performing regularly at Open Kitchen in NYC financial distract and being an artist of Beehive jazz club in Boston.
While at studying at Berklee, he studied privately with world-class jazz guitarists; Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller and David Gilmore. Currently studying with extraordinary living jazz legends; Peter Bernstein and Jean-Michael Pilc at NYU Steinhardt.
George Nazos Guitarist & Composer
Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam (BA)
NYC based guitarist and composer George (Giorgos) Nazos from Athens Greece is described in the “Jazz and Jazz” magazine as a “sophisticated and imaginative player and one of the most creative and nonconformist musicians of the scene”.
After completing his studies in Political Science and History at Panteion University in Athens, he decided to devote himself completely to music, & moved to Switzerland to study at the Swiss Jazz school of Bern in 2004. In 2005 he moved to Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, where he received a BA Jazz Performance in Guitar in 2009. He has performed in jazz clubs music stages, and festivals in NYC & around the world. His last CD Liquid Melodies received extensive radio airplay around the world reaching #57 at the Jazz week Radio charts and warm reviews from the press.
George is a dedicated guitar instructor with international experience having taught students of all ages and levels and helping them to achieve their goals for the last 15 years. He has taught at Philipos Nakas Conservatory in Greece, a music school that affiliated with Berkeley College of Music, National Conservatory of Athens, Harrison School of Music, Douglaston School of Music, Riverdale Country School & at the Riverdale Y.