Dr. Kim Piano Academy

music theory

Dr. Kim Piano Academy is privately owned and located in Hillcrest in San Diego, CA. It is very conviniently located near Mission Valley, Old Town, Balboa Park, Clairmont and Downtown. The warm and private setting of the institute provides comfort and an efficient learning environment for everyone. It is the highest quality for learning piano. 


Dr. Kim Piano Academy offers private piano lessons for all levels and ages. Students in the acadeny have the opportunity for auditions, recitals, master classes, competitions and other musical events through MTNA or MTAC (Music Teachers' National Association, Music Teachers' Association of California)  Students learn note reading, music theory, improvisation, composition and keyboard harmony during their regular lessons. Well rounded musicianship is emphasized in every lesson! 

Dr. Kim Piano Academy also offers private lessons or skype lessons or private lessons for adult or piano bootcamp for similiar level students. By preparing students with general musical concepts through movement, singing, games and ensemble in a peer group, students will learn the integral musical skills effectively while they have so much fun!
We believe that music is the universal language that everyone can enjoy. The institute gives an opportunity for students to grow and develop an appreciation for music. They will learn the joy of music!
Dr. Kim is...
  • A renowned concert pianist who performs as a soloist and chamber musician nationally and internationally
  • More than 16 years of teaching experience in all ages and levels
  • Active lecturer to train piano teachers for more effective lessons
  • A Recepient of a Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award 
  • MM and DMA in piano performance from Indiana University 
  • MM in piano pedagogy from Butler University (*piano pedagogy means a degree about how to teach piano)