Stephanie A • Piano Instructor
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Stephanie A is a pianist, accompanist, performer, and instructor. She was encouraged to start piano lessons when she was five years old.
Stephanie moved to the United States to further her studies in Musicology and Piano Performance. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Art degree in Piano Performance at the University of Wisconsin River-Falls (UWRF), where she studied with Dr. Ivan Konev. While at UWRF, she received the Lily T. Wong Memorial Music Scholarship. As a collaborator, Stephanie has performed in Korea and the United States, including the Wisconsin State Music Conference and the Commission Composer Concert. Also, she was a top competitor in many local piano competitions, including the Korean Music Education Newspaper Competition (KMEN).
In 2018, she entered graduate school at Illinois State University (ISU), where she completed her master’s degree in collaborative piano(accompanying), studied with Dr. Tuyen Tonnu. As a graduate assistant, she has performed within large ensembles and coached music instructions in theater-acting class and group-voice class.
Currently, Stephanie runs her own private piano studio in Northbrook, teaches music in schools around the Chicago area and is a member for the MTNA (Music Teachers National Associations).