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Mostly known as Mimi, or Miss Mimi, I am a collaborative pianist, piano teacher and church musician with over 30 years of experience in the New York metropolitan and Chicagoland areas, classically trained with degrees from The Juilliard School in New York. 

Born in Korea, I was introduced to the piano at the age of 6 by my mom who loved music very much herself. When  I was 10, my family immigrated to the States and settled in Philadelphia, where I continued my piano studies with Annie Petit at Jenkintown Music School, It was here at JMS that I was introduced to chamber music. I started performing chamber music and in churches while in junior high and continued performing chamber music through high school. Chamber music allowed me to make music with all sorts of different instruments, and I loved it! I went on to study at The Juilliard School with Seymour Lipkin, William Lincer, Harvey Shapiro and Marshall Williamson, receiving both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance. 

I started teaching piano while in high school at the request of a family friend and have been teaching ever since. I have taught piano privately and in music schools; Having served as Music Director at Cornerstone Christian School in East Brunswick, where I was able to combine my love for music and children. I have also served as an accompanist and piano teacher for Trenton Children's Chorus. Having personally experienced the indelible marks of a teacher (good and bad), I am passionate about teaching and guiding children and helping people. I particularly love helping students find themselves in their music and ultimately find their own personal voice. 

During our eight years in Chicago, I was active as a teacher, collaborative pianist, and coach. At Korean Church of Chicago, I served as the pianist for the church and had the opportunity to also serve as the director of the children’s choir. There is nothing like children making music together! I also served as the Director of the Music Conservatory at the church, while continuing to teach piano.  I was a very active member of Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association where I served as Vice-President, Program Chair and  Recital Chair. 

Since moving back to the east coast, I have been busy adjusting to life in the beautiful Hunterdon County, raising our youngest daughter (who loves to dance), and continuing to breathe music. I have served as accompanist and piano teacher for Trenton Children's Choir and continue to perform at various churches on piano, organ and keyboard. Active as a collaborative pianist and teacher in the trio-state area, I am still active in the Music Teachers Association, though now in New Jersey(NJMTA). 

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