What Do You Hear?

I first saw Italian Opera while I was in the Korean public education system and I did not understand any of the language coming from the singer. What I heard was a loud sound full of sorrow, maybe some regret. I did not understand the full story but I was able to grasp the scopeContinue reading “What Do You Hear?”

Meet the Pianists!

Concert No. 2 – Breaking Barriers promotes professional pianists in Cincinnati. They are active performers regionally and nationally. These pianists advocate new music and have premiered works by composers of our time. Praised for her “exquisite playing” by CUNY’s The Brook Center, award-winning pianist Ariadne Antipa has performed around the world as a recitalist, collaborator,Continue reading “Meet the Pianists!”

Meet the Composers!

Concert No. 2 – Breaing Barriers features South Korean composers who have attended or now attending music institutes in the U.S. Here you can learn about each of the composers. Click their web portfolio link to learn more. Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Caroline KyungA Ahn holds degrees in composition from Yonsei University, Eastman School ofContinue reading “Meet the Composers!”

Communication Communication… Online Private Lesson

Original post: March 2021 Do you remember those times when you had a flow of students in front of your studio with their parents, those short conversations happening when they pick up their kids? Now that a lot of lessons turned online, do you still keep the notebook for students? Or, let me ask thisContinue reading “Communication Communication… Online Private Lesson”


Original Post: December 23, 2020, Updated: February, 2021 As if the generation is not sharing enough about their lives… I want to share some of my experience – how learning Hindemith indeed was for me. I sometimes see classical musicians talking about their journey with a piece of music. It often involves how glorious itContinue reading “Hindemith?!”

Online Group Piano: My Experience

Original post: May 14, 2020 *This is not an in-depth discussion or existential question. This is rather a chronological journal about my teaching experience during the six weeks of online teaching. Before the breakout of COVID-19, many services have been turning online. The millennial and Gen Z have been exposed to and consuming online services.Continue reading “Online Group Piano: My Experience”

I Can! Like a Cloudy Day

Original post: October 23, 2020 Yesterday was cloudy. It was not dark, but the sky was grey all the way. Fortunately, the season has already set up some beautiful colors on trees. I did not love the cloudy morning drive to school, but I was okay. I liked the temperature, and I was still thinkingContinue reading “I Can! Like a Cloudy Day”

의식적인 훈련 (Mindful Discipline)

Original post: May 3, 2019 사람은 훈련과 습관의 집합체이다. 이웃의 갓난아기가 어떻게 근육을 발달시켜가는지 생각해보면, 심지어는 목을 가누는 일 조차도 훈련을 요한다. 이 훈련은 1차 사회화 기관인 가정에서 부모로부터 시작되며, 점차 2차 사회화 기관인 학교나 직장에서도 이루어진다. 본인이 모르는 사이에 반복적으로 어떤 훈련을 자신에게 시키고 있고,그로 인해 크고 작은 습관들이 몸에 베어있는 경우가 일반적이다. 아침에Continue reading “의식적인 훈련 (Mindful Discipline)”