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Teaching: Lessons



"Haewon is excellent at giving techniques for overcoming problem spots. She is extremely patient and affirming. I appreciate that she always finds pieces that are closer to my area of interest and encourages my learning in that way."

-Indiana University East Applied Piano Lesson Student, Spring 2020

Fall 2024 update: I have one opening in my studio currently for in-person lessons in Los Alamos. Please contact me for more information.

I believe that teaching should be based around open communication and constant dialogue with my students. My students know me as a nurturer and a guide in their journey on becoming independent and creative musicians. My teaching emphasizes effective practice strategies, and musical inspiration that comes from a deeper knowledge of the music. As I get to know each student, I hope to personalize my approach to accommodate for their interests and abilities, and to find the best method in which they learn the most effectively.  

I am experienced in teaching all levels of piano from beginners to advanced, all ages from pre-college to collegiate and adult students, music majors and non-majors, and in a variety of teaching settings, including classroom and private instruction.

I have prepared many students to reach the goals that they have set for themselves in their musical careers. Many of my students have gone on to give excellent performances, successfully passed the keyboard proficiency exams at Indiana University Bloomington, as well as win the gold standing at the ISSMA competition for solo piano. Most recently, my student won first prize  at the finals of the 2023 PMTNM State Honors Competition, level V piano.

Currently, I am teaching music appreciation, music theory, and piano courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos. I have previously taught at Indiana University East as the Adjunct Professor of Piano, and at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as the Assistant Instructor in the piano department and faculty of the Young Pianist Program. I also have a minor in music education and a level 1 Kodaly instructor certificate. With these experiences under my belt, I aim to create an exciting and valuable learning environment in each and every teaching situation I come across. 

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"She made learning easy and fun to do and engaged with students. She also provided assistance when asked and often spoke to us if we missed something in our assignments."

"She was very kind, and really cared about all of the students in the class."

"Dr. Yang's attention to detail in her lectures was really helpful in allowing me to focus with the content in the course."

"She did a great job adjusting to this unusual semester, and was flexible when she needed to instruct via Zoom. She was very approachable, understanding, encouraging, and a great teacher."

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