Hajin Kim


Dr. Hajin Kim is currently a piano faculty member at CMS of Michigan State University. She has also taught as a piano faculty member at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan since 2019 and served as an adjunct piano professor at Siena Heights University.

Dr. Kim has continually increased her private studio lessons and classes since starting to teach at CMS at Michigan State University. Through her lessons, in which she teaches all levels of piano and theory classes, she has provided many students with a broad view that enabled them to improve their performances and assignments. Her dedication and commitment have helped ensure her students’ elevated performance, as evidenced at select competition awards, such as the Capital Area of Michigan Music Teachers Association (CAMTA) of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the Performing Arts Students (PAS) club in Lansing, Michigan. She has also served as an adjudicator for music competition of National PTA Reflections Arts Program since 2019 and piano competition of PAS.

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. She eventually earned her Bachelor of Music degree for piano performance at Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, and her Master of Music for piano performance at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, 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 studied with Professor Moriarty at Michigan State University and Professor Bass at Boston Conservatory. She is an active solo pianist throughout East Lansing and St. Johns (MI), Boston (MA), Seoul (Korea), and Todi (Italy). She has performed at multiple venues, including a recently successful solo recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York; Yongsan Hall, Sookmyung Hall in Seoul; Seully Hall and 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 private lessons and by teaching all levels of group class piano. Dr. Kim is also the author of a piano textbook for beginners, Piano Master for Everyone Level I, which is based on her 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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