Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Music is powerful because it impacts the heart and engages with the beautiful creative side of every human being. I strongly believe that we as humans all have a natural musical instinct and a hunger for the arts inside us. But often times, we are not aware of this until we learn how to let it shine out of us. As a piano teacher and educator, I seek to help students to find their own unique voice through performance, and most importantly, achieve an appreciation of music for a lifetime.

During my lessons, students will develop self-discipline, the ability to understand music theory, and strong technical foundation and musicality in their performances. To encourage this, I choose repertoire and assignments that are appropriate to the students’ development, level, and interests, but also challenging enough to foster motivation in their practice.

I provide a strong foundation using clear instructions and solidify students’ experiences “during” and “outside” of lesson times to encourage a consistent development. Students in my studio are led with positive feedback in each lesson and an organized plan to meet their both short-term and long-term goals.

In my teaching philosophy, it is very important to meet every individual student’s needs, and respect their stage of learning experience. I seek to inspire students to build perseverance and strive to work to their best ability of success. My ultimate goal as an educator is to help students discover the unique artistry inside each of them, and develop their passion for music and the arts.  

*Dr. Eloise Kim is currently teaching online and in-person. For lesson availability/inquiries, please contact through this website.