Education and Background
Rachel Lee earned Bachelor of Music (BM) in Korean music and piano performance at Seoul National University in Korea, a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Audio Recording Technology at Five Towns College in New York, and Master of Music (MM) in Music Technology at New York University in New York.
Rachel has performed numerous recitals in piano and Geomungo (a Korean String instrument). She has participated in recording sessions, and she worked as a junior producer at Tiki Recording Studio in Glen Cove, New York. She has also worked as a music producer, director for church choirs, and piano/organ accompanist.
Rachel has taught music performance and other music subjects for 15 years. Her teaching experience includes private lessons and music classes at schools and churches. Her teaching areas include piano performance, music theory, music history, ear training, and sight reading/singing. In New York, she taught and prepared students for the music assessment exams given by NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association. She is a member of Music Teachers Association (MTAC) in California and prepares students for CM (Certificate of Merit) and ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) exams.
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“I value music as a comprehensive educational-vehicle. A teacher should encourage students to explore music and guide them in expressing feelings and joy from understanding music, while they improve techniques and skills. I believe that music enriches our life, and students can build strong knowledge of music and techniques when they enjoy learning. A good teacher helps students keep motivated and succeed. The individualized approach for each student is essential.”