Hello, my name is Sooji L. I'm from Seoul, South Korea. At the Victoria Conservatory of Music, when teachers were away, I helped their students with technical difficulties, musicianship, and basic music theory. I helped them to get higher grades, and some of them got distinction, which is the grade above 90%. I also helped them to win prices in piano competitions. I was frequently asked to perform at the "Saturday noon concerts" in which I played variety of works for the audience. I had several solo recitals. In addition to being a solo performer, I was a member of "The Collegium," which is a chamber group responsible for raising gifted musicians. Moreover, I was often asked to perform at the Greater Victoria Performing Art Festival's honor's concerts. I was selected to represent Victoria under my "intermediate piano" category. I completed ARCT Piano Master Courses sponsored by Victoria Conservatory of Music with Walter Prossnitz, Margaret Fingerhut, Andre Laplante, Robert Holliston, Jamie Syer, David Jalbert, Bruce Vogt, Arthur Rowe, Catherine Ordronneau, Michelle Mares, and Lorraine Min. Scholarship and Awards 2004. 8 - Silver prize (Ilsan International Piano Competition)) 2009.5 - Senior Classical, Senier French: Award and Cup - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival 2010.5 - Senior Concerto Award - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival 2011.5 - Senior Piano : Nathan Geminiano Memorial Cup and Award - Senior Piano 20th/21st Centuries, Concerto, Duet - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival - Carl Weiselberger Scholarship - Victoria Conservatory of Music 2012.5 - Open 20th/ 21st Centuries award - Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival - Millicent Lavoy Piano Scholarship - Victoria Conservatory of Music Education: The Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, United States Aug 2013 - Present Additional Skills Although I'm an international student from Seoul, South Korea, my English is good enough to communicate with children when teaching. I've learn how to teach young musicians, and I know how to manage teaching difficulties. I also teach music harmony, ear training, sight singing, along with piano performing education. I love working with children who are in love with music or are passionate about embracing the music as a part of their lives. I love to teach children how music works and why music is so significant in our lives. Basically, I first look at your level and needs. Depends on your background of musicianship, I usually try to help you with the fundamentals of piano so when you go to the advanced levels, you will not be scared of music! I want to help you with creating your own music. I'm not teaching you in my way. I always look for your demands and follow the way you want me to teach. Hey~ I'm funny, creative, and passionate about your music and the process of your improvement. If I can be helpful to you, that's more than anything. I always want to help you if you have any questions about piano.. Piano is generally very challenging. However, I will help you to learn and be able to play beautiful music!!! Looking forward to hearing from you soon. I also teach Math, test prep, audition repertoires, social science, and other academic courses.