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Hajin Kim (Piano)

Dr. Hajin Kim is currently a piano faculty member at CMS of Michigan State University. She also has served as an adjunct piano professor at Siena Heights University.

Born in Seoul Korea, she began her piano studies at age four. At age six, Dr. Kim won the first prize of the Yookyoung Piano Competition in Seoul Korea, and at age 11 the first prize of the Seoul National Music Competition in South Korea.

Dr. Kim earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Michigan State University where she also received her second Master of Music degree for piano pedagogy as a double major with her piano performance major. Dr. Kim earned Master of Music for piano performance major at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul Korea. She earned Bachelor of Music degree for piano performance at Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Kim studied with Professor Moriarty at Michigan State University and Professor Bass at Boston Conservatory. She is an active solo pianist throughout Boston, Seoul, East Lansing, St. Johns in Michigan, and Todi in Italy. She has performed at multiple venues including recently a successful solo recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York; Yongsan Hall, Sookmyung Hall in Seoul; Seully Hall, Concert Hall in Boston; Cook Hall, Hart Hall, and Music Auditorium in East Lansing; and the Centro Studi Carlo Della Giacoma.

She has not only performed as an active soloist, but has also participated in chamber recitals and master classes. As a brilliant musician and teacher of piano pedagogy, she has acquired successful teaching experience by giving lessons privately and by teaching the various levels of group class piano. Dr. Kim is the author of a piano textbook, Piano Master for Everyone Level I for the beginner’s piano class.


"Readers will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly they're able to try their hands at classic compositions ..."

"...covering exactly what the reader needs to know, and not a sentence more."

" ... aspiring players seeking to teach themselves directly from the page couldn't find more straightforward instruction."

                                                             -Kirkus Reviews

Piano Master for Everyone Level I is based on Dr. Kim’s proven curriculum in her adult group piano classes at Michigan State University College of Music Community Music School and Siena Heights University.

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