Melbourne Music Teachers

Sean Kim

Sean Kim

639 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons


  • Qualifications: BMus
  • Pricing: $80/hour
  • Styles: Classical Music
  • Suitability: Age 8+

Bio

Bio

I am a 21-year-old pianist and a dedicated student enrolled in The University of Melbourne’s piano performance program under the mentorship of the renowned Australian Steinway artist, Professor Ian Holtham. With over 12 years of performance experience, including my recent graduation with a Bachelor of Music degree and my current status as a fourth-year honours student (performance major), I am a passionate pianist, piano teacher and accompanist in Melbourne.

Experience

I bring a wealth of knowledge and skills honed through my journey in accompaniment, ranging from choirs and chamber ensembles to piano duets, concertos, and sonatas. Additionally, I have six years of experience in private piano teaching, guiding students on their musical journeys and contributing to Melbourne’s vibrant musical community.

Accolades

My dedication to musical excellence has been recognised with prestigious awards such as the Keith G. Chapman Memorial Scholarship, the Ellinor Gertrude Harris Bequest, the Pearis Rodger Scholarship, and the Katherine Ellis Memorial Scholarship. My musical journey began at the Young Conservatorium program in Brisbane, where I studied under renowned instructors like Oleg Stepanov, achieving notable successes in competitions like the 27th Queensland Piano Competition and the Brisbane Eisteddfod.

Teaching Philosophy

Beyond the accolades, I believe in sharing my passion for the piano. Drawing from six years of private teaching and experience working as a tutor at the Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artists Academy, my approach to lessons combines enthusiasm, expertise, and a genuine desire to nurture musical talent in my students.

Academic Excellence

My commitment to musical education is further reflected in my academic achievements. Consistently achieving high scores exceeding 90% in university recital exams, I am currently pursuing an honours degree, ensuring that my teaching remains informed.

 

Embark on a transformative musical journey with me, where passion, expertise, and a commitment to excellence converge to create an unparalleled learning experience.


Teaching Info

Beginner

My approach is to lay a solid foundation by introducing a curated selection of books designed to develop robust musical and pianistic fundamentals. We’ll delve into key aspects such as finger dexterity, rhythm, and music theory, ensuring a comprehensive start to your musical journey.

Intermediate

I focus on refining your skills by revisiting past pieces and addressing any potential bad habits. As we progress, I’ll introduce you to the captivating world of classical music composers, offering insights that deepen your appreciation and understanding of their work.

Advanced

My goal is to guide you towards piano mastery. I’ll work with you to perfect classical pieces, emphasising an advanced level of technique and musical knowledge. Additionally, I’ll encourage exploration into less familiar terrain, including works from the 20th century or compositions by lesser-known but equally remarkable composers. This phase is about pushing boundaries, expanding your repertoire, and cultivating a profound connection with the rich tapestry of musical history.

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