Jin Y • Piano Instructor
Born in Seoul, Korean pianist Jinhyeon Yang has a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Northeastern Illinois University. Jin is a fun and friendly teacher who spends most of her time working on her music composition and teaching. Jin grew up in Incheon city where she first learned how to play piano at the age of 5, and she continued studying piano while serving in the children’s ministry (preschool & kindergarten) of Gyesan Central Methodist Church. There, she served as an accompanist from the age of 10 until her family moved to the United States in 2007. Jin studied music at Harper College and later transferred to Northeastern Illinois University as a piano performance major and graduated as a music major to focus on her strongest passion, music composition.
Jin thinks music education is necessary for children because music is always around. The biggest goal Jin has in teaching students is to develop their musical senses and skills, and to help them get to know themselves better by realizing their true nature through studying music and instruments, and making music. Jin thinks that music can help students build their personalities. She believes that it is extremely valuable and necessary to have a teacher who is dedicated to developing not only the student's musical abilities, but also their self-esteem and personality. Learning music through instruments requires a lot of patience, empathy, rational judgment, self-understanding and self-esteem, respect for others, and more. Learning musical instruments and having intimate time with music deals with many things that cannot be learned through only academic studies and social common sense.