Jinsun Yoo Juhn
Teaching PhilosophyMy goal as a piano teacher is to help my students enjoy music itself while also developing technical skills and musicality. I think it is important that each student progresses at their own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals at each lesson. I try to find out what inspires them, and adapt my teaching method to their needs and goals. Learning the piano requires a high level of concentration to learn and understand the music, and to memorize and perform it. Moreover, the process of completing a piece is more difficult and time consuming than we may think. Therefore, through the process of learning piano, students can gain patience, self-control, and social skills as well as cooperation when they perform with other people, such as a duo or chamber group. Also, they can gain a sense of accomplishment. As a teacher, it is so rewarding to see my students develop a passion for music, and I feel fulfilled that I can contribute to the growth of students in many aspects through music.
A South Korea native, pianist Jinsun Yoo Juhn has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Korea, Europe, and the U.S., including Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and Boston University’s Tsai Performing Center. She has given solo recitals at Boston University, Williams Hall (NEC), Mozarteum (Austria), Yonsei University and Mozart Hall in Korea, and Steinway Hall in New York. She recently performed duo recitals with violin at Wellesley Free Library and the Scandinavian Center in Newton. Yoo has performed in masterclasses with Jonathan Bass, Victor Rosenbaum, and Gabriel Chodos, and won prizes at Korea’s National Student Competition and the Honors Competition at Boston University. She has also participated in music festivals, such as Mozarteum International Summer Academy and the New Paltz Piano Festival. Yoo is deeply interested in collaborative piano, and has helped many outstanding students improve their performances through accompanying for entrance auditions and competition recordings. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and the New England Piano Teachers Association.