Jeesoo Kwon has a gift and love for teaching, which she uses to pass her passion for music on to her young students. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Jeesoo began playing piano at 7. After completing her piano performance studies at the Seoul Art & Music High School, she continued her musical studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Mac McCray, Timothy Bach, and Laurette Goldberg. That was when her love for Baroque music began; she extended her repertoire beyond piano, deciding to attend the University of Michigan. She completed her master’s degree as a Harpsichord and Church Music (Organ) major.
Ms. Kwon’s love of teaching children began blooming when she worked as a music teacher at the Epiphany school (Pre-K thru 8th Grade) in Cliffside Park, NJ. Since then, she has continued to share her teaching talents for over 20 years. Throughout her long career as a piano teacher, Jeesoo has succeeded in making music class a fun, enjoyable, and loving environment. She has particularly loved seeing and nurturing the growth of relatively shy students into very confident performers and observing their highly improved social and interactive skills. Ms. Kwon strongly believes that music lessons can allow students to develop better cognitive abilities, improve their school grades, and develop a more conscientious, open, and ambitious mindset.
Her love for music extends to choral music, participating as a proud member of the Pro Arte Chorale and the Ridgewood Women’s Choral. Jeesoo regularly accompanies various church services and has participated in many benefits and community events as a pianist and organist. Currently, she serves at Zion Lutheran Church in Clark, NJ as an organist.
She holds her Bachelor of Arts from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Piano Performance) and Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan (Church Music). She studied under Edward Parmentier and Robert Glasgow.